Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

All of us at the SoMa Mission wish you a very happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Way to Happiness

L.J. completed The Way to Happiness course! Here is her Success Story:
I felt very inspired to continue being a “good” person by upholding the virtues. Although some may view this commitment as weakness or a flaw in my personality, I’ve learned that these people are very threatened by my own power. The best thing I can do to defeat them is to flourish and prosper. I have learned that stooping to people’s lower levels or life conditions is nonproductive and does not produce success- only being prosperous produces success.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ribbon Cutting!

Our ribbon cutting celebration!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Grand Opening Celebration!

The honor of your presence is requested at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the new location of the SoMa Mission. Please join us for refreshments and an open house.
Saturday, December 6th at 3:30
566 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Photos of New Space!

566 Folsom Street
View from Street


The "Living Room"


Thursday, November 06, 2008

We have moved!!

The SoMa Mission has moved and is now open in its new location. Please stop by for a tour and celebrate our improved space! We are at 566 Folsom Street - between 1st and 2nd - in the SoMa district of San Francisco. Pictures will be posted soon but come by now.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

We're Moving!

The SoMa Mission is getting ready to move! To a much better, brighter location! We are quite excited and would love to get you excited too. Contact anyone at the mission for full details and to find out how you can help.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


LG completed an auditing action dealing with the relationship of a being with his/her body. Here is her success story: "I have had my first real (I experienced it) glimpse of my own immortality and apparently I was a trouble maker! :)"

Scientology Books Improving Life

CN completed the Handbook for Preclears/Life Continuum Book and Lecture Course. She says, "I really enjoyed this course. Having wins on data I had never applied to myself and seeing great results (sympathy for fat people!!) to really understanding why stable data are so important and dangerous---leading right back to the logics and axioms and evaluation of data. I see this whole presentation of the book and lectures as a very elegant flowering of what had come before. I love having it as my own. It makes me smarter!"

LG completed the Milestone One Lecture Course. She says, "This course was so enlightening and life changing that I’m having a hard time finding things to say about it. There was a point when I felt my viewpoint shift on how I affect other people and how my actions to others really comes back to affect me. That was a real wake up call. I was going through some interesting stuff in my life while doing this course and it’s funny how it all lined up. LRH- You always say the right thing at exactly the right time! Thanks again"

Friday, October 03, 2008

Scientology Courses Changing Lives

N.B. completed the book course on Dianetics:The Modern Science of Mental Health. "I feel proud that I completed a book like this. 500 pages! I got a lot out of it. To be honest when I first started I thought there was no way I’m going to get through this book but I did it and it helped me focus and kept me on the right track with my illness. And here I am feeling much healthier, stronger and happier and able to achieve what I want one of life and that’s happiness. David and Lisa are amazing and they were patient with me. They are amazing to work with and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Carol too!"

D.L. finished the History of Man and Technique 88 "This course Book and Lecture Course. changed my view on life like no other course I have ever taken. I have higher certainty on my existence as a spirit and a glimpse of the states that are attainable. I have noticed a large improvement in my auditing as well which is very valuable to me. Thank you!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Self Analysis in Scientology

J.M. completed the Self Analysis Book course. He said, "I love how Ron makes everything so simple. I look forward to my journey of self."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

L.J. completed the book course on Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Here's what she had to say:

"Through reading this book, I gained an awareness on how my closest and dearest family members have to some degree contributed to my reactive mind (although not on purpose of course). I understand now why I am such a trusting person. In other disciplines (such as psychology) there are theories that a person's degree of trust in the world relates to parental bonding. Dianetics points out that a caregiver may unknowingly construct an ally computation in the mind of a child who is sick or injured. A simple gesture of concern may be the basis of engrams, which may control the child’s view of others forever. Trust in anyone who resembles the ally or caregiver may lead to a false sense of security or cause you to stay in bad relationships. A person should have the discernment to see flaws or characteristics in the significant other. The reactive mind and ally computation work together to suspend good judgment in relationship forging. "

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Life Continuum

C.N. had a success on the Life Continuum lectures:

"I was just sitting here listening to Ron and realized I was happy. Totally happy. And I understood why, where I hadn’t at other times when I studied LRH.

I am operating in futures on many dynamics. I’m learning how to handle my own facsimiles more and more. I’m learning how to deal with my fellows and my preclears more and more so my future looks calmer and more certain and more fun. And I know I know this and I just don’t feel I’ll “forget” it. It is mine. And since I can learn and explore more I have an abundance of game and future. Wow."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Success with Scientology study

C.H. is an artist and musician. He finished the Book Course on the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life. He said, "It was refreshing to read this book again and a lot easier to go through. There are plenty of great data that I will surely keep with me for a very long time."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Playing Games!

J.C. works in retail at a popular clothing store in San Francisco. She has just completed the Book Course on Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. Here is her success story :

"It is my job to control many staff members and play the retail game with them. I have to have good control and create the business. I watched one of the staff members playing the game wrong and I saw this with my own eyes. She was going in the wrong direction of that game. I needed to guide her in the right direction so I stopped her game and made it clear for her to see what the right game was and the goal she had to get to and that she had to create this to get that goal. She smiled and I let her do it on her own. She immediately succeeded and I saw a great improvement in her. I was proud of myself for having good control and creating a cycle of action. I was even more happy that she created it on her own."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


M.S., a professional tango dancer, completed Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought Book Course. .
He said, "This has improved my knowledge and understanding of everyday living. And how to work with other people. I would recommend this course to anyone!"

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Book and Lecture course completion

L.G. completed the Handbook for Preclears and Life Continuum Book and Lecture Course:

"I bought this book in 2002- saved up for it for weeks because my friend Carter who is an auditor told me it was the book every preclear needed to have and that it would blow me away. Unfortunately I could never make it past the 3rd chapter so I was hung in a mystery as to what he was talking about. Now, with the new edition of the book I understand! This course rocked my world! I realized so many things that I wouldn’t know where to begin to explain it all. I can’t wait to do the auditing on myself which iscontained in the book. I want to share this information with everyone else by getting them through their Basics. LRH, you are a genius and I love you. Thanks for unveiling these secrets and making them simple."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Recent Successes

JM finished Science of Survival book and says, “I am more aware of theta and entheta and I am not so adversely affected by entheta. I see myself as more of a positive influence on others. “

CN completed the Advanced Procedure and Axioms book and lecture course and says, “Sometimes on this course I felt like I was moving blocks of concrete- and towards the end actually realized I had! Oddly enough, somewhere on the journey I lost some masses, some seriousness, some effort…some somethings! I feel much calmer and more secure in some of the things I know because I got BASIC about it!”

DL finished Milestone One lecture course. Here is his success story: “I loved this course. It was very exciting. After all it is the first course in Scientology. I understand Scientology and what it is and what it means so much better. You get the feeling on this course that some exciting things are coming.”

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grammar and Communication Course

The book, Grammar and Communication:
  • Communicates why grammar and word order are important to be understood.
  • Communicates basic grammar concepts with easy to understand illustrations.
  • Removes complexity from the subject.
  • Teaches how grammar can be used to communicate. Instead of teaching a bunch of rules that one must learn to pass a test.
This book presents grammar in a logical, step-by-step sequence. It helps people to understand the basic building blocks of the English language and how to use those building blocks to better communicate, express their thoughts and understand what they read.

F.K. completed the course on this book and said, "Thanks to this course I can write, read and have better conversations now. It's an easy basic course that helps a lot."

Personal Values and Integrity

N.K. completed the Life Improvement Course, Personal Values and Integrity. Here is what she has to say: Now I have the knowledge that has empowered me to take true responsibility for my decisions and have true control over my life. I'm not held down by the guilt of the past because I know that I am not those actions. And even more importantly, I know that I can create any action and response that I choose. I want to prosper as myself, as a family, as a group, as mankind and to infinity."

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Scientology Expanded Grade III

David completed Scientology Expanded Grade III today. On Grade III processes a person locates specific incidents where upsetting change occurred in life and addresses these so that they no longer adversely affect the person. Some of the processes also enhance the ability of the individual to create positive change in himself or his environment. This grade gives the person the freedom to face the future with freedom from the upsets of the past. Here is David's success story: "I have had many life changing sessions on this grade. I have had a lot of worry about life fade away. I can take what life has to give. In looking back on my life from this new viewpoint, it is difficult to find any periods that I would consider to be bad. Thank you Carol (his auditor). You rock. Thank you Ron for this grade. You are an inspiration."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


For a very limited time, the SoMa Mission is delivering a special pilot program - a kid's version of The Way to Happiness!! This is an abridged and simplified edition of the popular booklet especially for young readers. Please call for more details.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Student Success

Gary completed the Student Hat course and says, "I loved the new Student Hat Course. With all the updated material on what a misunderstood word is it is easier to identify and therefore clear any misunderstoods. The Golden Age of Tech drills are great and doing them has allowed me to gain certainty on each piece of study tech and application. I know how to study and know I can learn anything I want and help others learn as well by using LRH's study Tech. Thanks LRH!" (Here is a photo of Gary - he's the one at the very top of the mast!)

Scientology Grade Zero - Communication Release

The ability to communicate is one of the most fundamental abilities of a being. The processes of Grade Zero address a person's ability to communicate and free him, in his own estimation, from any blocks in the area, thus restoring the ability to communicate to anyone about any subject. Ricky completed this Grade and says, "The relief I got to be able to communicate with others myself is so great! The added feature is the increased ARC with others and knowledge that goes along with it. I highly recommend this process to all!!" Here is a photo of Ricky and his auditor Carol.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dianetics Success

"It was great to finally read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in its entirety. I really admire LRH not just for figuring out a solution to aberration, but for delivering it with such fantastic results. Dianetics processing is such an art and it takes much persistence and determination to deliver it. I admire all those who joined LRH on the road of Dianetics as well. I'm looking forward to reading on and learning about each stage of advancement of the tech." K.N.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Course Completions

Naz finished The Basic Study Manual “I never thought that I could really learn so much from a heavily-illustrated book but I threw that consideration away once I began to see the manifestations of misunderstood words with my own eyes in real life. Now I know that I have the tools to learn and acquire knowledge more effectively. That is the best feeling to have before I go in, on and through my Basics! :)”

Lisa finished Advanced Procedure and Axioms and Thought, Emotion and Effort Lectures Course “Wow! I finally get it. So many areas of this science that I never thought I would have the ability to understand truly make sense to the fullest. I have been on this course for a few months and it has been quite an adventure. I have had cognitions in session that I would never have spotted without this material. Cognitions that knocked my socks off and got me into valence! If I had to pick one datum as my favorite (which would be very difficult to do!), I would say this - I am cause and responsible for everything including my aberrations. Yeah, you've heard it said before and we say ‘that makes sense, I guess’. But it’s not true unless you really experience it for yourself. On this course I observed this datum to be true and I can finally take responsibility for it. Thank you Sir!!”

Monday, June 09, 2008

Problems of Work Course

Gia completed the Problems of Work book course and says,
"I decided to take this course to get some help in handling my problems at work. I was dealing with several management changes, low morale among staff, policy and organizational changes. Since beginning this course, I have applied some of the methods and I have experienced a boost in my overall participation in the changes. I have also experienced a more positive outlook on my work and how I can apply ARC. But the biggest success I have so far is my improved relationship with my sister. I have re-established communication with my sister and will continue to strive for a better communication and high level of affinity for her and the rest of my family."

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wins with Scientology Basics Courses

Ricky completed the Science of Survival Course and says, “This course fully defines what a person’s next move may be. An auditor with the use of this book can be greatly effective in helping a person to regain a great amount of theta.”

Lisa had a success today in an auditing session, “I realized that I have been in my Grandmas valence. It was easy to spot this due to my recent studies on the Advanced Procedure and Axioms course. This is such a cool discovery! My grandma is a wonderful lady but she worries about everything to the max including worrying about herself. Just like I have. I have always gotten really upset with her because of the way she worries and I often snap at her. I know why now. I feel like I just lost 10 lbs- layers of criticalness, fear and tenseness.”

Monday, May 19, 2008

Success with Dianetics Auditing

Gia received Dianetics® Auditing at the SoMa Dianetics Foundation. Here is her Success Story after completing:

“I have a new found feeling of lightness and happiness. I just know that I'm living and will continue to be living a life filled with joy."

Check out the new updated website about Dianetics technology:

Friday, May 02, 2008

Scientology Grade Completion

Hildegarde (pictured on left with her auditor Hillary) completed Grade Zero Expanded! The auditing on this Grade results in a Communication Release where the preclear rehabilitates the freedom in communication and the ability to talk and listen to others about any subject. Here is her success story:
"During this auditing, I saw that I was truly not a very good participant in communication. I had many cognitions about my behavior, such as I interrupt too much, get nervous and my train of thought is confusing.
Now, my friends, my co-workers and the people around me notice the changes. They all say, 'There's something different about you.' The calmness and feeling comfortable is listening and observing people around me. I feel very comfortable in front of higher-ups and in discussing anything. I don't feel intimidated by anyone unlike before. My biggest win is having better understanding of my relationship with my mom.
Thank you so much to the SoMa Mission staff for their support and love and understanding. Thank you very much to L. Ron Hubbard - you are giving me back my life, the life that was meant for me to have. I love you."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Assist Seminar Results

Last week's Assist Seminar was a great success! Attendees learned how to do some basic assist processes and got to practice on each other. Here's what some had to say: Being at this lecture was an inspiration and a great reminder that I know how to use the information on assists." "I came to the realization that I can definitely be of aid to those who have aches and pains and even emotional disturbances. I can even apply these non-pharmacological techniques to patients."

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Problems of Work course

Naz finished the Problems of Work course! Here is what she had to say:

"This book has given me insight into what it is that incapacitates an otherwise capable human being when it comes to the subject of work. With an economic recession around the corner, the tools and processes learned in "The Problems of Work" are vital towards the survival of an individual and his/her family.
Work can be enjoyable and this book has been an enlightening read that aptly discloses just how to restore the verve to a 9-5 workaday living.
I'm excited to experience my coming employment in a new and bright light. I now know that I have what it takes to be a very good worker indeed! :)"

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Science of Survival

Jolie Kanat completed the book course on Science of Survival. Here is her success story:
"Yay! My whole life exploded after completing the book Science of Survival. I understand auditing, case, tone level, theta, the purpose of Dianetics and ,most of all, that it can absolutely be appled to everyone - every single person can be freed from enturbulated theta. Something CAN be done about it! And I can do it!"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Success with the book SELF ANALYSIS

Naz completed the Self Analysis Book Course and has this to say: "If one were to walk into the SoMa Mission with an empty tool belt and had only one book that they could read before going to Anarctica, I would suggest that they read Self Analysis and take it with them. This has been an incredibly intimate journey. With courage and an intense curiosity for what it was/is that I am composed of, I was able to come through the other side with a greater understanding of self - leading to a better ability to master self. It takes strength to read this book. Even more - it takes patience and dedication. But if there's anyone who is worth it and who has the most invested , it is YOU."
Naz wrote this success story while studying the book SELF ANALYSIS:
"While reading one of the longest lists, I was having trouble thinking of instances to answer the question about recalling a time when I exerting my command over an object. Like a lightning bolt, a moment from my childhood when I played soccer rushed in. It was SO funny to me to remember the incident. Everthing was vivid. Every emotion was in the present. and right there in the course room for several minutes straight, I was having the most uncontrollable bout of laughter. I laughed so much that my eyes were watering and tears managed to escape down my cheek. Energy flooded my body and at roughly 9 PM at the end of a long and busy day, I felt a new rush of vigor. It was beyond great - AMAZING!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Recall Release

ARC* Straightwire* called Recall Release is a Grade in Scientology® auditing that addresses a person's ability to recall. The abilities gained from this auditing is: freedom from deterioration; has hope; the person knows he/she won't get worse. Ricky completed this Grade and wrote this success story:
"It is a huge win to know that I can only get better from here on out - and up. No longer do I have the feeling of getting worse but now more understanding of my environment an, above all, myself!"

* ARC is Affinity, Reality and Communication = the component parts of Understanding
* Straightwire: the name of a process. It is the act of stringing a line between present time and some incident in the past, and stringing that line directly and without any detours.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Scientology® Book Courses

Ricky finished the Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health Book and Lecture Course. His success: "This course allowed me to easily and fully understand the process of auditing a person's reactive mind so he can take hold of who he really is. The data has answered many of my own questions about the mind hence I now have greater confidence with myself and others. I highly recommend this course/book and lectures to anyone. I can personally guarantee a true understanding of oneself."
Carol completed the Self Analysis Book Course. She says, "The physical universe says 'force! force! force!' - Self Analysis gives a very different stable datum. Isn't it amazing that by reminding a person of his triumphs, his successes, times he has loved and communicated that old sorrows can drop away? I want everyone to have this data. I want a new understanding and reality shared that it is not hard to rehabilitate our friends, family and the world."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought

Naz completed the Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought book course. Here is her success story, or rather, her success poem!

L Ron Hubbard used ARC*
For Man/Women-kind to see
That we have the ABILITY to be FREE
With the low tone intentions and inventions of the suppressors.
I no longer have to be a guesser.
For truth is under my belt
and for once I've felt
that hope is in order
bringing peace to the disorder of the reactive mind.
I'll search and find
so many more processes and tools
to bring reality to the roughed up jewels
under the muck of aberrations
let them read and see what create-create-creations are in store!
The concepts uncompiled before Dianetics and Scientology
the unmasking of murderous psychology.
With no apology I honestly am prepared to play the Game of Life.

*ARC = Affinity, Reality and Communication which are the three component parts of Understanding

Monday, March 03, 2008

Science of Survival Book & Lecture Course

Carol completed the Science of Survival Books and Lecture Course and says:
"My understanding of how and why my purpose in life aligns with and in this universe is clearer and stronger than before. I feel very validated in my goals to create more theta. I feel more able to do it. And more able to see when I am accomplishing this goal and when I am not. I feel very peaceful and calm. We are creating a new reality on the Basics. It is a good one."

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Successes with Basic Books

Our students have been having major successes while studying the Basic Books of Scientology. Look at these wins:

Self Analysis book course - "I have had many wins with this course and I cannot wait to run all the self processing lists on myself several times. Those little moments when you felt so alive you wish you could bottle up the feeling and save it for later - but guess what - when you recall these moments with Self Analysis, they come back in full force like you opened up a magic container of fairy dust!"
Another win from Self Analysis book course - "I had a lot of fun on this course. It has the best description of life and death that I have ever read. You cannot help but go uptone when reading through the lists. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud while reading the book!"

Science of Survival book course - "While reading about the life force and the material universe, I realized that what L. Ron Hubbard had discovered was that death is no longer needed to assuage life-time pain and loss. In Dianetics® we have the capability of handling all pain, all problems, while alive!!"

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Seminar on Work

How to work your life so it works for you

This Saturday, March 1st at 4 PM the Saturday Seminar will be on the subject of work. Dolan Williams will go over using the book, The Problems of Work. It contains the application of Scientology® principles to the workaday world. By use of these principles, work ceases to be mere drudgery, stress and exhaustion and becomes a stable, productive activity filled with purpose and personal satisfaction. The book contains drills and procedures you can use to immediately increase ability and competence at work.