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a Scientologist - Sculptor Jule Rotenberg Exalting the Spirit
Artist Jule Rotenberg
credits Scientology with her success.
Henderson, NV (Vocus)
October 9, 2010
Life should be a work
of art, according to Jule Rotenberg.
“My goal as an artist is to imbue the cold solidity of the
bronze with human spirit—to me, movement captures this energy
and is my inspiration. Humanity is my subject,” says the
Rotenberg credits Scientology with enabling her to gain greater
understanding of how to express herself—a major impact on her
art and her life. “It’s just that level of
communication,” the Encino, California-based artist says.
“I’ve learned how to communicate. It changed my
She learned of Scientology 28 years ago while studying dance in
college. “I was having problems with something in my
life,” she said, when a fellow student suggested she read
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard.
Enrolling on a course at a Scientology Church was a turning point for
her, she says: “I learned how to study information so that it
was mine, it wasn’t just something I memorized.”
Rotenberg sees art as raising people above the ordinary in
life—it helps them realize they are more than just a physical
body—that they are spiritual beings. “Art has a
history of exalting the spirit of an individual,” she says.
“And it doesn’t necessarily have to be all about
roses or typical beautiful things.”
The human condition is a theme that weaves through all of
Rotenberg’s work. In her words: “I’ve
studied Scientology to learn more about myself and more about others
and how they tick and how people express their emotions physically and
facially and what all that means. Then you know why someone acts a
certain way. As a sculptor, I imbue the piece with that energy and with
that emotion. Then the viewer can look at that piece and understand a
little bit more about himself and about others and about
Rotenberg says that through Scientology she has also changed her
viewpoint of what she can accomplish, ridding herself of
“considerations that were detrimental and one of them was,
‘It’s good enough.’ Now I work toward the
highest standard that I can attain and that always increases, as I do
more and as I develop my technique. It’s an emphasis on being
the best that I possibly can be.”
Watch Jule Rotenberg’s “Meet a
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