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