Well, we seem to have lived through it.
And now we can look forward to a bright new future.
Scientology will be around for a long, long time.
Expansion has been occurring.
And not just inside what is called the Western World. I have looked at Russia, India, China, Japan and Pakistan as well as some other lands and Scientology is reaching there.
Throughout the world, two developments I completed and released are proving, in the last year, very popular. One is the non-religious moral code I talked to you about in the last Ron’s Journal, The Way to Happiness. It is going like wildfire.
It is being translated into many, many other languages. The Spanish, German, Italian, French and U.S. editions are already in their second printings. The little booklet is soaring up toward three million copies distributed. The success stories are rolling in, rave notices, almost one for one.
What we have here is a grass roots revolution spreading far beyond the perimeters of organizations. The potential, all by itself, is an uplift in the decency and integrity of Man.
The editions are published in packs by Regent House, Ltd., 1770 North Vermont Avenue, Suite 118, Los Angeles, California, 90027, or PO Box 29903, Los Angeles, California 90029.
Amazingly, all sorts of government officials have endorsed it and ordered more copies. It’s a winner even with governments!
There was another development that is now going like a tidal wave. It is the new “Success Through Communication Course.”
For many, many years orgs taught a comm course for the public. Unfortunately that course, the old HAS hard TRs course was designed for professional auditors. It is a very good and vitally necessary course but, for the public, is pretty rugged. So actually the orgs lacked a comm course at public level.
Accordingly I worked on this and developed new communication drills that were aimed at general public communication needs. This became the “Success Through Communication Course.”
In the pilots, 99% of the public who took this course went right on in to Scientology, an incredible statistic. Their success stories were raves.
So you — yes, you, my friend — have a gift that YOU can give to the world.
Across the planet, old social values have been broken. New moral values have not replaced them. The world of cultural dignity today is in a state of disintegration.
The ties that held men together as Mankind and made them honorable have been sundered by an onslaught of false materialism. The worship of the atom has replaced the prayers to God.
What will men do when they believe that they are only mud?
Taught to believe he is but a beast, he is now becoming convinced that he is the helpless victim of his own passions.
Almost lost is one of Man’s finest intellectual abilities: to live with dignity and honor.
The priests of the holy test tube and computer thunder out even at the little children in schools that they are by nature as depraved as rats. The psychologists explain to governments that it is only natural that there is crime.
So the gift that you can give now is needed as the desert needs water.
With The Way to Happiness you can, factually, change all this. All you have to do is keep that booklet flowing in the society.
Like gentle oil spread upon the raging sea, the calm will flow outward and outward.
And right along with that, you have the “Success Through Communication Course” that teaches men to talk to one another. It puts the world of men into communication with men.
And on that communication channel can also flow The Way to Happiness.
So the gift that you personally can give has the potential of changing this whole civilization in every land. Men can talk to one another and give each other a way to happiness.
It is not just a dream. Not just the pilots but the delivery show that these tools work and that they can produce profound, far reaching effects.
You have it in your hands right now the gift you can give to others.
And, by giving it, you can change the entire society.
If people were put in communication with one another and could give each other a way to happiness, yes, the world would change. Think what would occur if people became decent to one another again!
Are you willing that men should be able to talk to one another and lead decent and happy lives?
All right. You, you personally, can DO something about the way things are!
Just agree it is your gift to give. And give it. In addition to pushing it to your friends and those you meet, you can even get police departments and banks to hand and mail out The Way to Happiness. You can even get whole company staffs on the “Success Through Communication Course.”
And in doing so you are giving to the world a bright future, not just for us but for everyone.
So happy New Year, my friend, and many, many happy new years that will come.