The release of Hubbard’s book Dianetics: A Modern Science of Mental Health
Los Angeles, California
New Thought (Christianity)
Dianetics: A Modern Science of Mental Health
Humans are actually crab-like space creatures called Thetans. We don’t realize our true nature because of traumatic experiences. If we could overcome these traumas, we would realize who and what we are.
Born Ras Tafari, Ethopian emperor Haile Selassie is considered by Rastafarians to have been the Lion of Judah, and a manifestation of God. Selassie claimed direct descendence from King David, the 225th ruler in an unbroken line of Ethiopian Kings from the time of Solomon and Sheba. Rasta is rooted in the teachings of Marcus Garvey, who in the 1930s preached black self-empowerment and initiated the “Back to Africa” movement.
The crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie 1 of Ethiopia and his proclamation as “King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and the conquering lion of the Tribe of Judah”.
Many Rastas consider Africa to be heaven on earth.
None…Rastafarianism is basically a loose-knit group of like-minded believers.
Originally “International Bible Students Association”
Renamed “Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society” in 1884
Renamed “Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society” in 1896
Renamed “People’s Pulpit Association” in 1909
Renamed “Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society” in 1909
Renamed “International Bible Students Association” in 1914
Renamed “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in 1931
Note: The name “Jehovah’s Witnesses” was taken to avoid confusion between the Watchtower organization and others who claimed to be the true followers of Russell, calling themselves the Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement and the The Dawn Bible Students.
Russell began a Bible study in 1870 and was later voted “Pastor” by his students