Bridge Publications

Bridge Publications, Inc. (BPI) is the Church of Scientology's North American publishing corporation. It publishes the Scientology and other religious works of L. Ron Hubbard. Outside of North America, this is done under the New Era Publications name, based in Copenhagen.

It also published Hubbard's fiction and the annual Writers of the Future science fiction anthologies until 2002, when Galaxy Press was established for this purpose.

Bridge was originally established in 1971 as Publications Organization, United States. It moved to its current 273,000 square foot facility location in Los Angeles in 2009. For the first time in its history, all administrative offices, printing and manufacturing areas, and warehousing and delivery is all in one location.

Scientology literature publication has the following divisions: Bridge Publications in Los Angeles serving North America, New Era Publications in Denmark, serving the European and global audience, and Golden Era Productions, which takes care of audio-visual material. Hubbard’s science fiction, fantasy and pulp literature is the domain of the Author Services, Inc.[1]

Bridge Publications
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Bridge Publications, Los Angeles, CA
Formation1981
TypeReligious publishing
Legal statusNon-profit
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States
President
Blake Silber

See also

References

  1. ^ Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2004). Controversial New Religions. Oxford University Press. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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All About Radiation

All About Radiation is one of the books by L. Ron Hubbard that form the canonical texts of Scientology, although it is no longer promoted by the Church of Scientology nor included in their "Basics" book canon. Its first printing was from HASI (Hubbard Association of Scientologists International) by way of the Speedwell Printing Company, Kent, England, 1957. Later editions were published by the Church of Scientology's in-house publisher Bridge Publications. It is controversial for its claims, amongst other things, that radiation poisoning and even cancer can be cured by courses of vitamins. There is no known cure for radiation poisoning and current medical practice is to provide palliative care until the symptoms subside or the patient dies.

Author Services Inc.

Author Services Inc. (ASI) represents the literary, theatrical and musical works of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Church of Spiritual Technology.ASI was incorporated as a for-profit company in the state of California on October 13, 1981 and is located in Los Angeles. ASI pays a substantial portion of its income to the Church of Spiritual Technology, a non-profit corporation also based in California.Since its incorporation ASI manages L. Ron Hubbard's personal, business and literary affairs. After Hubbard's death in 1986, ASI continued to represent his literary and musical works worldwide. Nineteen of his books have been on "The New York Times" best sellers list, and his works have been translated into 72 languages.ASI administers and holds the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest. The contest had been established and sponsored by Hubbard in 1983 and since was supported by Science-Fiction writers such as Robert Silverberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card and others.ASI also sells book cover prints and special editions. In 2005 ASI received a verification certificate from Guinness World Records on behalf of L. Ron Hubbard for being the "most translated author" in the world.While ASI presents Hubbard's fiction and secular works under the Galaxy Press label, his Scientology-related writings are represented by Bridge Publications (New Era Publications outside North America).

The 200-seat Author Services (ASI) Theater reopened in October 2008 after a three-year hiatus to resume its live presentations of L. Ron Hubbard's original series of pulp fiction classic tales penned during the 1930s and 1940s and recently adapted into multi-cast audio performances.

BPI

BPI may refer to:

In business:

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a public high school in Maryland, United States

Banca Popolare Italiana, an Italian bank merged into Banco Popolare

Banco Português de Investimento, a Portuguese bank

Bank of the Philippine Islands, the oldest bank in the Philippines

Beef Products, Inc., manufacturer of lean finely textured beef, or LFTB.

Bridge Publications (Scientology), the Church of Scientology's internal publishing division

British Phonographic Industry, a record industry trade association

British Power International, a UK-based power sector consultancy

Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie, the German trade group for the pharmaceutical industryIn measurement:

Base peak intensity, a type of mass chromatogram

Bits-per-inch or bytes-per-inch, used to specify the data density of magnetic tape

Bomb Power Indicator, used by the Royal Observer Corps during the Cold War to detect nuclear explosions

Brief Pain Inventory, used to measure the change in pain intensity after treatment, for example, with anti-cancer drugsBPI may also be:

Bard Prison Initiative, an inmate college degree program offered by Bard College

Baseline Privacy Interface, a MAC layer security service

Bipolar I disorder

Boolean prime ideal theorem, a mathematical theorem

Brachial plexus injury, an injury to the nerves that conduct signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand

Branch on Program Interrupt, a simulated IBM S/360 and S/370 instruction under the Michigan Terminal System, an early mainframe computer operating system

Business process interoperability, a state that exists when a business process can meet a specific objective automatically utilizing essential human labor only

Bureau of Plant Industry (Philippines)

Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein, an endogenous antibiotic protein that is part of the innate immune system

Bibliography of Scientology

This is an incomplete bibliography of Scientology and Scientology-related books produced within the Church of Scientology and its related organizations, containing all of the Basic Books and some other later works either compiled from other works by or written directly by L. Ron Hubbard.

All entries are by L. Ron Hubbard or are "Based on the Works of L. Ron Hubbard", unless otherwise noted.

Buckskin Brigades

Buckskin Brigades is a Western novel written by L. Ron Hubbard, first published July 30, 1937. The work was Hubbard's first hard-covered book, and his first published novel. The next year he became a contributor to Astounding Science Fiction. Winfred Blevins wrote the introduction to the book. Some sources state that as a young man, Hubbard became a blood brother to the Piegan Blackfeet Native American tribe while living in Montana, though this claim is disputed. Hubbard incorporates historical background from the Blackfeet tribe into the book.The book was re-released by Bridge Publications, Inc. in a 1987 edition. The book was published in an audiobook format by Bridge Publications and read by actor Bruce Boxleitner, who was hired by Church of Spiritual Technology subsidiary Author Services Inc. to read Hubbard's books on tape.

Disconnection

Disconnection is the severance of all ties between a Scientologist and a friend, colleague, or family member deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology. The practice of disconnection is a form of shunning. Among Scientologists, disconnection is viewed as an important method of removing obstacles to one's spiritual growth. In some circumstances, disconnection has ended marriages and separated children from their parents. The Church of Scientology has repeatedly denied that such a policy exists, though as of February 2012 its website acknowledged the practice and described it as a human right. In the United States, the Church has tried to argue in court that disconnection is a constitutionally protected religious practice. However, this argument was rejected because the pressure put on individual Scientologists to disconnect means it is not voluntary.

Final Blackout

Final Blackout is a dystopic science fiction novel by American writer L. Ron Hubbard. The novel is set in the future and follows a man known as "the Lieutenant" as he restores order to England after a world war. First published in serialized format in 1940 in the science fiction magazine Astounding Science Fiction, Final Blackout was published in book form in 1948 by The Hadley Publishing Co.. Author Services Inc. published a hardcover edition of the book in 1988, and in 1989 the Church of Scientology-affiliated organization Bridge Publications said that a film director named Christopher Cain had signed a contract to write and direct a movie version based on the book.

The novel was generally well received by literature critics, and is seen as an early classic of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It has received positive mention in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily News of Los Angeles, and has been used in a science-fiction writing class at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Galaxy Press

Galaxy Press is a trade name set up to publish and promote the fiction works

of L. Ron Hubbard, and the anthologies of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest.

The company was separated from Bridge Publications in the early 2000s, and is a business name of Author Services Inc. which is, in turn, completely owned by the Church of Spiritual Technology. Bridge now focuses solely on Hubbard's Scientology and nonfiction works.

They published The Kingslayer as an audio-book in 2003 as well as L. Ron Hubbard Master Story-Teller, a coffee-table book by William J. Widder.

In 2004 they published a new edition of To the Stars as well as in audio-book form.

In 2008, they announced they would be releasing eighty volumes containing the works Hubbard wrote for pulp magazines, at the rate of four titles every four or five months. The release is scheduled to be accompanied by a $1.9 million marketing campaign, including commercials on such programs popular with middle school children as Transformers and SpongeBob SquarePants. John Goodwin, the president of Galaxy Press, stated that the sale and marketing of the books is not intended to recruit people into the Church of Scientology. The profits from the books will go toward marketing future fiction books and to Applied Scholastics, a nonprofit organization that promotes Hubbard's ideas regarding education.

Harry Lampert

Harry Lampert (November 3, 1916 – November 13, 2004) was an American cartoonist and bridge teacher and writer.

Harry was Jewish.

Have You Lived Before This Life?

Have You Lived Before This Life is a non-fiction book published by L. Ron Hubbard in 1958. It was one of the canonical texts of Scientology,The book was Hubbard's response to the success of the Bridey Murphy phenomenon in the UK. Hubbard saw this as an opportunity to increase public interest in past life regression.It purports to be a collection of "forty-one actual case histories" of reincarnation and past-life experiences, gleaned from auditing with an e-meter at the Church of Scientology's "Fifth London Advanced Clinical Course" held in October-November, 1958. Some of these "case histories" took place on other worlds or in the extremely distant past. The book was based on an earlier privately printed softcover circulation made available to students who attended that course.

Scientology's official website says of the book: "The major portion of the book is devoted to the auditing case histories of individuals, detailing their memories of past lives. These case histories graphically show how a person’s attitudes and actions in present time can be affected by incidents in his or her past lifetimes. They also document the improvements that occurred when such incidents were addressed and run out in auditing."

The book was in print until 1989. It is still sold in Church bookstores but it is not currently offered for sale today by Scientology's Bridge Publications and New Era Publications websites.

List of Scientology organizations

The worldwide network of Scientology organizations consists of numerous entities and corporations, located in the United States as well as in other countries. All these organizations are interrelated and connected through an internal hierarchy system, which is called the "Command Channels of Scientology".

At the top of the "Command Channels" are management corporations, such as the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Spiritual Technology, or the Church of Scientology International, who own and license the Scientology trademarks and service marks to other entities and corporations within the internal hierarchy system of the network.

Within the sphere of the upper Scientology management there are also several corporations with specific functions with regard to publication, distribution, administration, and finances. Examples are the Scientology-owned publishing house Bridge Publications or the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, which promotes and sells Scientology services to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Below the Scientology management are Scientology service organizations ("Churches"), who deliver Scientology services to its members, and so-called secular Scientology organization, who seek to introduce the overall "technology" of the organization's founder L. Ron Hubbard in various parts of today's society. Examples are the Florida-based service organization Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc., the German "Scientology Kirche Hannover e.V.", or local chapters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an organization that seeks to abolish any form of psychiatry. Most of the Scientology organizations in a geographical area, secular or otherwise, are members of the Clear Expansion Committee, with the goal of clearing the entire community and establishing a Scientology world.

In a response to questions by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with regards to its application for tax exemption under section 501(c)3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Church of Scientology International provided to the IRS a list of Scientology corporations and entities, categorized by their functions and activities.

List of trademarks owned by the Church of Scientology and its affiliates

The following are trademarks, service marks, or collective membership marks that the Church of Scientology and affiliated organizations claim to own, some of which are registered in some nations. Additional notes are provided in parentheses after the trademark. Non-English trademarks are listed under their English-language equivalents.

Mission Earth (novel series)

Mission Earth is a ten-volume science fiction novel series by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. Hubbard died three months after the publication of volume 1, and other volumes were published posthumously.

The series' initial publisher, Bridge Publications coined the word dekalogy, meaning "a series of ten books", to describe and promote the novel. Made up of about 1.2 million words, the epic is a "satirical science fiction adventure set in the far future." Each volume in the series topped numerous bestseller lists. The second volume, Black Genesis, was nominated for the 1987 Hugo Award in the Best Novel category.

Operating Thetan

In Scientology, Operating Thetan (OT) is a spiritual state above Clear. It is defined as "knowing and willing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time (MEST)." According to religious scholar J. Gordon Melton, "[i]t's basically a variation of the Gnostic myth about souls falling into matter and the encumbrances that come with that".

Science of Survival

Science of Survival is a 1951 book by L. Ron Hubbard, extending his earlier writings on Dianetics. Its original subtitle was "simplified, faster dianetic techniques", although more recent editions have the subtitle "Prediction of human behavior". It is one of the canonical texts of Scientology.The title of Science of Survival alludes to Science and Sanity, a highly popular work by Alfred Korzybski, the founder of general semantics. Hubbard acknowledged Korzybski's contributions in the book.It has remained perpetually in print over the years, and is currently published by Bridge Publications, Inc.Science of Survival was the follow-up to Hubbard's best-selling Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. It expanded significantly on Dianetics, setting out what Hubbard called the "dynamics of behaviour" and provided descriptions of new techniques of Dianetics processing that Hubbard described as being faster and simpler than those that he had advanced previously. In the book, Hubbard introduced two concepts that were later to become key elements of Scientology: theta and the tone scale. He also endorsed the concept of past lives.

Thetan

In Scientology, the concept of the thetan () is similar to the concept of self, or the spirit or soul as found in several belief systems. The term is derived from the Greek letter Θ, theta, which in Scientology beliefs represents "the source of life, or life itself." In Scientology it is believed that it is the thetan, not the central nervous system, which commands the body through communication points.Thetans have been described in the Applied Religious Philosophy of Scientology in a number of ways.

A "thetan is an immortal spiritual being; the human soul."

"The being who is the individual and who handles and lives in the body."

"A thetan is not a thing, a thetan is the creator of things."

A thetan is "the person himself—not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind, or anything else; that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The thetan is most familiar to one and all as you."According to Scientology, the concept for the thetan was first discovered in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, drawing on reports by Dianetics practitioners, who in session, found clients came up with descriptions of past-life experiences. Although the term is comparable to a soul, a thetan can be incarnated many times over lifetimes. An important goal in Scientology is to develop a greater awareness and higher levels of ability to operate in the physical universe as an Operating Thetan.

USS Jenks (DE-665)

USS Jenks (DE-665) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, named in honor of Lieutenant (j.g.) Henry P. Jenks (1914–1942).

Jenks was laid down by Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 12 May 1943; launched on 11 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. M. L. Jenks. mother of Lieutenant (j.g.) Jenks; and commissioned at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 19 January 1944, Lieutenant Commander J. F. Way in command.

Following shakedown training out of Bermuda in February, the ship moved to the all-important Atlantic convoy lanes to act as an escort ship during the great buildup of men and supplies in Europe. She arrived at New York on 21 April after one such voyage to the United Kingdom in April. Following training exercises, she steamed to Norfolk, Virginia on 10 May and joined escort carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) and her hunter-killer group under Captain Daniel V. Gallery. The ships sortied 15 May bound for the Atlantic shipping lanes in quest of German U-boats. After two weeks of searching, the group was headed toward Casablanca when on 4 June it detected U-505 and closed for the attack. An accurate depth charge attack by USS Chatelain (DE-149) brought the submarine to the surface, where her crew abandoned ship. Immediately, a well-planned boarding action commenced; and, despite the danger from damage and German booby traps, salvage parties succeeded in saving the submarine. Jenks picked up survivors from the U-boat, and her boat went alongside to take off valuable bridge publications. Through skillful damage control work the captured submarine, a major intelligence find, was gotten safely and secretly to Bermuda.

Jenks returned from this history-making cruise 16 June and arrived at New London, Conn. on 28 June to serve as a training ship. She remained on this duty until late July, and departed Norfolk the 31st with another convoy to the Mediterranean. In the months that followed the ship made four escort voyages to African ports, helping to protect the vital flow of supplies and men. Between assignments she engaged in training out of Casco Bay, Maine.

Jenks reached Boston on her final convoy voyage 19 May 1945, the war against the European foe then over. The ship underwent much-needed voyage repairs at Boston Navy Yard and then sailed to Miami, Florida, arriving 8 June to serve as school ship for the Naval Training Center. In August she took part in training exercises in the Caribbean. Jenks continued peacetime operations out of Charleston, S.C. and Key West, Fla. until arriving Green Cove Springs, Fla., 2 May 1946. She decommissioned on 26 June entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, and was later moved to the Texas Group, where she remained until she was struck from the Navy List on 1 February 1966 and scrapped.

Jenks received two battle stars for World War II service, in addition to the Presidential Unit Citation for taking part in the capture of U-505.

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