Hello, Welcome to the web site of the Mission of San Jose.
We are a local (San Jose, California) Scientology Mission and we are here to answer your questions and to help.
So – What is Scientology or What are Scientology Beliefs?
Definition: Scientology: Scio (Latin) “knowing, in the fullest sense of the word,” logos (Greek) “study of.” Thus Scientology means “knowing how to know.”
The definition above says a lot more than you might think at first glance. “Knowing how to know what?” you might ask. Well It’s really knowing what is true, or what are the real fundamental truths about life for self, family, groups, mankind etc…
Here is a real word example of the application of Scientology:
A person came to the Mission wanting to be able to communicate better. He was certain that he just needed to know English better (English is his second language) and he knew that we have a communication course.
What he learned on the course, according to him, was something much more important and useful than language, which is the truly important skills that a person has to have to really successfully handle communication in personal and professional relationships.
On the course he learned the most important basic principle about communication which is: improving his understanding of and ability to be truly comfortable with the person or people he is communicating with. Once this was learned well and used, his willingness and ability to communicate increased dramatically and he is now much more noticed and thought well of in his professional environment.
This was just one of the lessons he learned on the communication course.
Now that he KNOWS what the important factors in communication (remember – knowing how to know)? He can now handle situations in life much better and is very happy about it.
If you would like to know more, my suggestion is to do hear a free introductory lecture and find out for yourself how your communication (and life!) can be improved.