Tampa Org: Scientology Promo Flyer

This flyer, distributed in Tampa, Florida in summer 2005, is quite possibly the worst bit of promotion the Scientology cult has produced in the past ten years. It repeats many of the old lies that have already been thoroughly debunked, e.g., that cult founder L. Ron Hubbard was a nuclear physicist and understood higher mathematics (he flunked out of college in his sophmore year), that he conducted "research" at George Washington University, that he was a civil engineer (CE), etc. All false. And who the hell was "Sir Gams Jeans"??? What's clear from this flyer is the strong streak of anti-intellectualism that pervades Scientological thinking.


For hundreds of years physical scientists have been seeking to apply
the exact knowledge they had gained of the physical universe to man
and his problems.

Newton, Sir Gams Jeans, Einstein, have all sought to find the exact
laws of human behavior in order to help mankind.

Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, CE, PhD, a nuclear physicist, Scientology
has demonstrably achieved this long-sought goal. Doctor Hubbard,
educated in advanced physics and higher mathematics and also a student
of Sigmund Freud and others, began his research more than fifty years
ago at George Washington University.

The dramatic result has been Scientology, the first major and complete
breakthrough by the exact sciences into the field of the humanities.

Although taken from the material sciences, Scientology is dedicated in
the finest tradition of human dignity and freedom espoused by
brilliant men in all periods of man's ascendancy over his relationship
to the animal. The laws of this science proved to be startlingly
simple when found and well within the grasp of the average person. It
is a tenet of Scientology that this knowledge belongs to man, not in
the forbidding halls of learning. It is the science of the man, the
woman and the child in the street. It belongs to us, the people, not
to any vested interest on Earth.

Scientology means the "study of knowledge." Scio is knowing in the
fullest sense of the word, and logos, study.

Scientology has many "firsts." These include:

Scientology is a precision science. It is the first precision science
in the field of the humanities. Yet it is sufficiently simple and
rapid that where it requires twelve years to train a psychiatrist,
eight weeks of heavy Scientology training can permit a person to
achieve results. However, for a truly skilled Scientologist, the
training period for a doctorate in the subject is usually not under
five years and has been ten years.

Ample records exist to substantiate these firsts. Further, the results
of Scientology are easily demonstrable claims that can be duplicated
by competent practitioners at will using Scientology principles

The first axiomatic construction of the basic laws of thought and
behavior in man.

The first science to isolate the life unit that perceives and
generates energy, a discovery comparable to the isolation of the
nucleus in atomic physics. The first science to prove that IQ and
intelligence can be improved and are not inherent in a person.

The first science to discover and isolate the reactive or subconscious

The first science to isolate and classify accurately the twenty-four
parts of the human mind. Previous to Scientology only the brain, the
body, Freud's subconscious and Pavlov's stimulus-response law were
known. Scientology has clarified these four and has discovered an
additional twenty parts, any one of them more important to man in his
efforts to bring peace and order to his environment and Earth.

The first science to determine accurately the honesty and potential
character of people by invariable instrument means.

The fist (sic) mental science to subject itself to the most severe
validation tests.

The first science to establish a new state or condition for man which
exceeds earlier concepts of man's potential. This alone in Scientology
remains expensive due to the skilled attention it requires but is
usually a quarter the price of an analysis.

The first science to make whole classes of backward children averagely
bright, using only drills the teacher can do a few minutes each day.

The first science to determine the basic cause of disease.

The first science to contain exact technology to routinely alleviate
physical illnesses with completely predictable success.

The first science of the mind to prove conclusively that physical
illness can stem from mental disturbance, a fact which Freud held only
as a theory, and only seldom demonstrated.

Dianetics is a sub-subject of Scientology and covers the anatomy of
the mind rather than the brain. "Did" - through, "nous" - mind.

In its early years Dianetics and Scientology, representing the severe
viewpoint of the physical sciences, were considered highly
controversial. Since that time many of its minor discoveries have been
borrowed by the humanities.

Scientology erects no barriers to anyone by reason of religion or
political affiliations; Scientology has no quarrel with the
practitioners of other schools and its materials are always fully
available to them, but they may not use them on patients unless the
practitioner is also trained in Scientology. Medical and psychiatric
degrees do not grant the right of practice of Scientology.

Scientology practitioners are called "auditors" - "one who listens and
computes." Scientology auditors are available to service in any mental
health activity in the United States on a paid or voluntary basis, but
by association regulations, may not take staff posts in institutions
which practice therapies such as electric shock which can physically
harm patients.

Scientologists do not use drugs or hypnotism. They employ only their
exact knowledge of the human mind.

The fullest results of Scientology are available in Tampa.

Scientology Central Organizations exist on every continent and centers
exist in most large cities.

The Tampa Organization is located at 3102 N. Habana Avenue, Tampa, FL

Additionally there is the Scientology Life Improvement Center in Ybor
City that is authorized to deliver basic courses and co auditing (see
"The Cheapest Way"). It is located at:

1619 E. 8th Avenue, Ybor City, FL 33605.

Scientology is not political in nature. It is humanitarian. By
International Board resolution of long standing, all Central
Organizations and their staffs are admonished to be loyal to the
government in power in the country where it exists and not to espouse
political controversies.

Scientology Life Improvement Center 1619 E. 8th Avenue Ybor City, FL
33605. (813) 242-4201

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So who is this "Sir Gams Jeans" person referenced in the flyer? An alert reader points out that it comes from this HCO Information Letter dated 14 April 1961, which states:

Newton, Sir James Jeans, Einstein, have all sought to find the exact laws of human behavior in order to help Mankind.

Somewhere along the way, "James" became "Gams".

Dave Touretzky
Last modified: Mon Dec 12 21:27:24 EST 2005