Archive Message - 1995

From braintree!!!demon!!pipex!!pipex!!pipex!!pipex!!!!usc!!!!sun4nl!xs4all!usenet Thu Oct 26 10:31:39 1995 Path: braintree!!!demon!!pipex!!pipex!!pipex!!pipex!!!!usc!!!!sun4nl!xs4all!usenet From: (Karin Spaink) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Relations between CoS and New Age? Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 19:42:42 GMT Organization: St. Passie Beheer Lines: 46 Message-ID: <46m7bb$> Reply-To: NNTP-Posting-Host: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Ever since I read up on Scientology and happened upon their bizarre claims that their technologies would cure illnesses, I've been wondering. In april 1992 I published a book debunking New Age therapists, who claim that all disease originates solely in the mind and that they can *only* be cured by 'healing' the mind first. When the mind is healed, the body will follow suit. Regular medical science is considered to be completely at fault; usually however, they perceive it as a major distraction, something that thwarts 'real' healing and provides an 'alibi' for the diseased person. (The book deals with people such as Louise Hay, Bernie Siegel, Thorwald Dethlefsen & Ruediger Dahlke, and Joseph Murphy. After taking their theories apart, the book continues with a discussion of psycho-neuro-immunology and sketches a few more laudable approaches.) Now that I've seen CoS's claims, I am struck by the similarities between their theories and these New Age quack-thinkers (although CoS focuses on psychiatry instead of medicine), and I'd like to explore this. Is anybody familiar with CoS's health claims? Do they, too, refute all physical, environmental, viral and bacteriological influence upon the body and hold that it is only the mind (read: body thetans) that cause disease? Can anybody point me to books and articles that discuss their approach towards disabilities and diseases? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: 2.6 iQCVAwUBMI6N8+TGtrn6kuLFAQFj1gP8CAgW6mbJ85M0KkF5BhYEU2edLyUxEN3q EOoOgYdDWcA2cRuyif/4UwzJJnqae0U8N0WNNP+LX1Zh3RG2EKXShD0l31fj0Fqc RE+63qewgxAMJvQLcGYQ6BpoLc3LWzNlZAEU3/W1gLtvbthqZqcVh4wLL32Cann9 8r8K6xJO35Q= =k2PX -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- groet, Karin Spaink - I write, therefore I am:


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