Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wins with Beginning Scientology Services

Here are the kinds of wins that the Palo Alto Mission is producing on new Scientologists.

Roni completed two Beginning Scientology Services this week!

Her success from Introductory Dianetics Auditing: "Oh my gosh!!!! I have been able to remember things and people that I have thought were gone. I cannot express just how exciting it feels . The weight on my spirit is so light that I feel almost as though I can float on a cloud, so much unlike how I felt (overloaded and dragged down) when I first began these sessions."

Her success from the Self Analysis Book Course: "I would suggest this course to everyone, both involved in Scientology and others. My mood has been so much more positive. I am alert and aware. The memories that once haunted me are no longs so frightening or painful. I have had the most wonderful experience of remembering my mothers, of whom I have only had one memory for the past 39 years. I am feeling confident in myself and my abilities. I look forward to further Self Analysis."

Monday, December 3, 2007

Photography Seminar with Marc Silber

Marc Silber Seminar

Get to Know Your Camera

December 8th at 12:30

Marc began taking photographs in the 1960s, starting his career in photography at the legendary Peninsula School where he eagerly learned composition and darkroom skills. He took frequent trips with camera to the mountains and the coast, falling in love with the beauty and the spirit of the Sierra and the California coast. Through his images he has been able to capture the expression of the spirit, each telling a story, whether of the spirit of nature or the spirit of the individual.

Marc studied the works of masters such as Ansel Adams, the Westons and Henri Cartier-Bresson but quickly forged his own unique style and quality.

He honed his skills at the celebrated San Francisco Art Institute. Founded in 1871, the Art Institute is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in art and photography in the United States. The Art Institute’s photography department was founded by no less than Ansel Adams and Minor White.

Silber’s work covers a full range from action shots, to candid portraits to landscapes. His series from the Sierra Madre, Mexico gives us a rare glimpse into the remote mountain region above Mazatlan, days by jeep and foot. He tells of the people being so grateful for the medical help that his project brought that he was allowed to photograph and capture their life in a completely intimate manner.

Though Marc moves through his fifth decade as a professional photographer he is still constantly exploring approaches, styles and projects.

Marc is an OT VIII and a Class VIII Auditor as well as an accomplished public speaker and loves to teach photography through his workshops and published works. Often his workshops have accompanied his exhibits, with excellent reviews.

Shown here is a photo of the carousel in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, taken on a recent trip. To see more of Marc's work and find out more about him and his artistic philosophy, visit his website:

Saturday, December 1, 2007



Palo Alto, CA — December 2007

Breaking News on the Basics Book Courses at the Palo Alto Mission

The Palo Alto Mission was the first Western United States Mission to be approved to deliver the Basics Book and Lecture Courses! The ribbon cutting for the Basics Courseroom was done by Mission Holder Cindy Feshbach, Mountain View Org Executive Director Jan Silber and Mission Director of Training Robin Selmier in November 2007.

The Basics Courses have generated a tidal wave of excitement at the Mission with both new and experienced people equally blown out at the great technology in the Basics Books and Lectures. In fact, every single student completing a Basics Course here has signed up for another one right away!

“These materials contain the full basics of the only game in the universe where everyone wins, the game of triumphant life itself.”

L. Ron Hubbard, Founder

Monday, November 26, 2007


The Palo Alto Mission is proud to be a donation drop off point for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Bring a new unwrapped toy to the mission for the program - Feel the joy from giving!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Success in Business with Scientology Administrative Tools

Rick Petersen, OT VIII and successful chiropractor, spoke at the mission on Saturday. The subject was how to use Scientology Administrative tools to make a business expand and prosper. People loved hearing Rick speak. A few comments:
"I got some data on how to start a business. Going over the non-existence formula helped me to gain certainty and actually do the next step in starting a business." LM
"I felt like I really understand business better - how to get stuff going and keep in moving and what happens if things go down and how to change it." JB

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Breaking News!

The Missions are now totally authorized to deliver the Basics Books Courses and the Basics Books and Lectures Courses! Don't wait any longer - come start today and bring your friends!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Amber brought a selectee into the SoMa Mission. Her name is Kathy and her daughter had passed away. Her daughter had been friends with Amber so when Kathy received a ticket inviting her in to watch the Introduction to Scientology DVD, she decided to give it a shot. She met with David and received an introductory session of Self Analysis auditing. She liked the auditing and signed up for a course. She told Amber that last night (after the session) was the first time in awhile that she had good dreams and that when she woke up she had a lot more energy than usual. Here is an email she sent to Amber today:
Subject: Wow!
Amber, I can't believe this. After just one session yesterday, I feel different. I'll talk to you about it sometime. I'm looking forward to going back. I feel like my body/brain is waking up and getting stimulated in ways that it hasn't been stimulated in a long time.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Scientology Palo Alto new website!

Check out our new mission website for the Palo Alto Mission!

New website:

Check it out! Tell your friends! Link to it on My Space or Facebook.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Helping an Employee with Scientology Life Improvement Course

I am an FSM (Field Staff Member) for Palo Alto Mission. Recently I was having trouble with a junior at work - I caught him doing some dishonest things that would ordinarily get him fired in any work situation. Instead of firing him, I decided to get him some help by routing him onto the Personal Values and Integrity course at the Mission. I told him not to come back until he was done with the course and then I'd see if I would hire him back. I chose this particular mission because of the very personal care they were willing to give. Well, two days later he finished the course and came back to me with a BIG change in viewpoint. He had lots of wins and insights - he said his vision went far. I could see he had changed, not only in relation to the job, but I could see the rest of hi life come into order where it had been chaos. So, I let him back on the job, he did TONS better! His sales stats were way up! His tone level was up! He was being honest and straight with me. What a product! This is after only two days! He got it. He is now winning greatly in life. Instead of experiencing a discreditable lose, he is creating great success with his new-found understanding of integrity tech. His life really was saved. He wants to do more services and will be routing onto Success Through Communication Course. This also is a major change. It took me 12 years to get him onto services. Now he WANTS to go. So, I would like to thank Palo Alto Mission for delivering excellent service. These people care and they are EFFECTIVE. Their high affinity, reality and communication with their public supporting technical standardness can't be beat. It is so good to be able to depend on this group to come through on their delivery. I see now that I can trust them completely with my selectees!
Much much love, Karen

Friday, August 24, 2007


Problem: How do you, without using force, get a child to do things?

Solution: People think that persuasion works with children. It doesn’t. It’s communication that does the trick. You say, “Well, it’s time for you to go to bed now,” and he says, “No.” Don’t stay on the subject. Leave it alone and just talk about something else, “What did you do today?” “Where?” “How?” “Oh, did you? Is that a fact?” “Well, how about going to bed?” and the answer will be “Okay.”

One doesn’t have to use force. Go into communication with the child, and control follows this as an inevitability. Omit control from the beginning when bringing up a child and he who looks to you for a lot of his direction and control is gypped. He thinks you don’t care about him.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Scientology Books - THE BASICS


A ROCK SOLID BASE The very core of the tech. The foundation upon which all else is build. Now available in its entirety - for the first time ever...
CONCEPT BY CONCEPT You discover answers to the mind, spirit and life. Ron's relentless track of research, breakthrough by breakthrough. all here, all yours...
IT ALL COMES TOGETHER Because this data aligns everything else...
THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENTOLOGY And it's yours to the very core of your being...
Contact the Mission to get your sets of Basics Books and Lectures

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My brother is winning with Scientology

A success from Harry Wong (right), Field Staff Member and New OT VIII:
"About 3 months ago, I shared with everyone my win on getting my brother started on the Bridge. He had just gotten his Life Repair. S
o it's been 3 months now, he's finished the Purif and is now on his TRs and Objectives course. He's winning and winning big!!!! I call him a few times a week and it is SO refreshing to hear the excitement in his voice with each of his new wins and each of his discoveries of the tech! He started on course 2 periods a week and now is at the mission 4-5 days each week on course. What he's discovered about the Reactive Mind has given him so much case gain. The other day he told me how he noticed his Reactive Mind kick in and him not dramatizing it. This is a major change for him. This is also handling his difficulties on the 2D. So my brother, an awesome brother to start with is now improving even more!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Question: The way things are in the world freaks me out! I feel anxious and afraid of what might happen. What can I do?

Answer: Don’t Read the Newspaper

This is very simple. Don’t read the newspapers for two weeks and see if you don’t feel better.

Then read the newspaper for a week, and at the end of that week you will find you feel worse. Then make up your mind whether or not you ought to pay any attention to the newspapers.

This is proposed as a simple experiment. It isn’t even an expensive experiment — as a matter of fact, it is cheaper not to buy newspapers than to buy them.

This is a simple action, but a very effective one which can markedly change your outlook on life. Give it a shot.

Monday, July 30, 2007


I'm worried and feel out of control on my job and don't know what to do. Can Scientology help me with this?

L. Ron Hubbard says in the Basic Book The Problems of Work,
"One of the ways of getting over such a condition is to simply touch or handle one's various tools of the trade and the surroundings in which he works.If a man were to go all the way around an office in which he had worked for years and touch the walls and window ledges and the equipment and tables and desks and chairs...he would feel much better about the entire room."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scientology Books - THE BASICS!


Monday, July 16, 2007

Problems of Work Book

Recommended book for new people.
This book by L. Ron Hubbard is a very basic book giving the reader tons of information on how to use Scientology technology to do better at work or career, improve relationships and more. You'll find out about the three components of understanding and how to improve them. Contact the mission to purchase. This book was just updated, corrected and expanded. It's amazing.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Introductory Services in Scientology

There are lots of free introductory services that you can do at the Scientology Center. These services will answer questions you have and give you some basic information on the subject. They are fast, free and always available. Introductory services include a tour, a film, personality testing, the bookstore enlightenment system (where you can listen to a recorded lecture by L. Ron Hubbard) and public display panels. Photos show a few of these.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happiness Rundown

Jeff just completed the Happiness Rundown®. Here is his success story:
"This bit of auditing was very enlightening. I have done courses on happiness and how to achieve it but they never actually stuck around to keep me on the way to happiness. This auditing has a more solid feel to it. I find myself following the precepts instinctively. I know how to be happier now. People are happier around me. It's a very welcome feeling to know I can make myself and others happy."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Personal Values and Integrity

Jenna completed Personal Values and Integrity. Here is her success:
"This course was really good for me because I realized that there is a lot of stuff going on in the world that needs to be handled. Personal things included. doing this really makes me want to handle it all and that's what I'm going to try to do."

You or someone you know can have similar gains to these!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


TEEN WEEK is coming! Register now!
June 18-22 from 1:00 - 5:00
$100 includes a Volunteer Minister booklet course, confront of MEST drills and a day at Great America! Call Shayna for details: 650-424-1990



Monday, June 4, 2007

Success from a Field Staff Member

Here's what one of our Field Staff Members had to say this week about the technical delivery at the SoMa Mission:
"I finally got my brother back on the Bridge after 15 years. He bought his Life Repair at the SoMa Mission and called me several times to itsa on how excited he was. He knows he is going to handle what he wants and go free.
Well, he called me today with a huge win!! Though I always knew he was pretty smart, he felt illiterate and today he said "I can now read, I can read and clear up my words!" It was a huge win for him and he now wants to go Clear! He also said he was SO glad to have me for his brother. He had a huge win, and so did I. Thanks you guys at SoMa Mission! Actually, thanks to everyone on staff anywhere to make wins like this possible!!!" Harry Wong