I know I’m wondering in to the deepest darkest nerd territory – but this is really neat.
A group linked to the Church of Scientology is mounting an emergency campaign to “flood Mumbai” with hundreds of thousands of booklets by L Ron Hubbard in order to spread its message to residents traumatised by the terror attacks.
As Counterknowledge.com reports, Scientologists have sent out an email which says: “Flood Mumbai with TWTH [Hubbard's The Way to Happiness] booklets! This will help calm down the area! … 100,000 booklets can be printed in India. We need to raise £21,000 on an immediate basis to make up the full amount.” The operation is being mounted by ABLE, the Association for Better Living and Education, which is officially described as “Scientology-related”. Telegraph.
The Vatican has warned that our obsession with modern technology, such as the internet and mobile phones, is not leaving people enough time for spiritual pursuits.
Father Federico Lombardi, the Pope’s spokesman, said that without a spiritual life, people risked losing their souls.
“In the age of the cell phone and the internet it is probably more difficult than before to protect silence and to nourish the interior dimension of life,” Father Lombardi told the Vatican television show Octavia Dies. “It is difficult but necessary.”
“There is an interior and spiritual dimension of life that must be guarded and nourished. If it is not, it can become barren to the point of drying up and, indeed, dying,” he added.
I’ve had several specific memories wiped clean from my mind by Derren – like the time I wet myself in public wearing white jeans, this specific memory was quite painful and yet now I feel no shame at all. Now researchers have found they can use drugs to wipe away single, specific memories while leaving other memories intact. By injecting an amnesia drug at the right time, when a subject was recalling a particular thought, neuro-scientists discovered they could disrupt the way the memory is stored and even make it disappear. Article