Scientologist

System of beliefs and religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950s. It is based on the principles of Dianetics, a form of psychotherapy developed by Hubbard, which uses various techniques for ridding the psyche of painful experiences or engrams. It includes a highly structured system of beliefs, including the role of the thetan, which is comparable to the soul or life energy, in the physical universe.

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Scientology
Church of Scientology
Scientologist
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Refers to the religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950s, based on the principles of Dianetics, which is a form of psychotherapy for ridding the psyche of painful experiences or engrams. It includes a highly structured system of beliefs, including the role of the thetan, which is comparable to the soul or life energy, in the physical universe. It views Jesus Christ as an important teacher, values self-determination, and has the stated goal of building a planet populated by happy, fulfilled people.

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