Thursday, September 5, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Thirteen
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By ANDREA LILLY
and DAVID WHITING1
The cost of peace of mind and
inner tranquility like other more
material necessities of life has
apparently also suffered from
the astronomic inflation rate'
during the past year.
The fee for a course in Trans-_
cendental Meditation - the anc-
ient art of mind relaxation -
has jumped nearly 50 per cent
in the past year.
jNOW, THE four-day course,
offered in Ann Arbor only by
the Student International Medi-
tation Society (SIMS) costs $65
for students and $125 for every-
While TM is a religious ex-
perience that can only be;
taught on a face-to-face basis'
according to SIMS chairman
Doug Daller, it has also become
a case study in the economics
Although Daller is hesitant to
explain financial operations of
SIMS, he did discuss some of,
the reasons .for the hefty in-
crease in course fees.
THE MONEY is used to cov-
er telephone bills, teachers sal-
aries, printing of 2,500 copies of
a newsletter, rent for lecturel
rooms, offices and hotel ac-!
comrodations, he says.
All of these are very worldly'
items that cost dollars and cents
ta nsiderably more of bath
Daller adds that all funds re-
z -eived here are sent to the
SIMS national office in Iks An-
geles, where a large chunk is
taken out to pay other expens-
es. The remainder is returned
to local chapters.
' ANN ARBOR has just t w o
fFull-time 'TM "teachers" assist-
ent art of-
xation hit START THE YEAR RIGHT'!
)mic costs eat an
ed by a score of volunteers. Dal-
ler confided that his salary and
that of David Coffinger, the
other teacher varies, but c a n
total more than $400 each per
month-if classes will to capa-:
However, Daller says that the
high fees tend to serve a dual
ipurpose by giving beginning
IV students more incentive to FAST, FREE DELIVERY
stick with the course because
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for at least two weeks beforeI)
starting the program.
Art exhibitors take a break before setting up their booth on South University during Ann
Arbor's 15th annual art fair.
Scientology offers hope
BRIDGES IN PHOENIX
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (M.
The minor league directory
the National Association of Pr
fessional Baseball Leagu
shows some interesting nam
this spring. For instance, tV
former manager of the San D
go Padres, Rocky Bridges,
managing theBPhoenix Giants
the Pacific Coast League. Ai
former star second basem
Julian Javier manages the Y
catan Lions in the Mexic
League while Tommie Aaro
brother of Hank, is the fie
leader for the Savannah Brav
in the Southern League.
By JANET HARSHMAN
"Will the congregation please rise and wave
to someone across the room?" the minister
asks. "Will the congregation please reach out
and touch the nearest wall?" she continues.
"Now everyone may be seated."
These are not ordinary requests from an or-
dinary minister in an ordinary church. And the
religion is not ordinary, either. But to members
of the Church of Scientology such requests are
common and customary - for services are for
communicating, not for praying.
SCIENTOLOGY, which literally means the
study of knowledge, is an applied religious
philosophy claimed to be one of the fastest
growing spiritual movements on earth. Accord-
ing to L. Ronald Hubbard, the American who
founded and developed the religion in 1950,
Scientology has made it possible for millions
around the world "to reach higher states of
ability, awareness, and happiness."
Millions attest to the success that Scientology
has brought them in daily life, Hubbard says.
This success is achieved, he explains, by the.
use of precise sets of questions which direct a
person's attention to a certain area of his or
her past, present, or to some facet of existence.
The process is arranged in easy, practical steps
so that a person gradually increases his or her
But the steps to total awareness are not
"mystical or vague," says Marion Klopp, min-
ister and executive director of the city's Church
of Scientology Huron Valley Mission. Through
specific courses and counseling, she explains,
Scientology "enables you to observe yourself
and helps you to deal with others."
UNLIKE MANY other religions, Scientology
is concerned with man's relationship to his fel
low man, rather than man's relationship to
God or any other supreme being. In fact, the
church's creed, which one must read and sign
before becoming a member, does not even as-
sume the existence of a God.
"Scientology i$ unique," Klopp points out,
since "it doesn't take any faith." The religious
aspect of Scientology, she says, is differeni
from the practical application of it. One can
accept the religion's philosophy without accept-
ing the religion.
Ann Arbor's Church of Scientology, founded
in June of 1973, offers over six courses de-
signed to "bring up" one's awareness.
AFTER COMPLETING such courses as "per-
sonal efficiency," "communication," the "Hub
bard qualified Scientology Course," and a host
of others, Klopp claims "you will be able t
communicate with anyone about anything."
Becoming aware, however, is not free. While
the personal efficiency course is free of charge,
some courses cost as much as $125 for twd
months of classes. But to the thirteen people
See SCIENTOLOGY, Page is
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