Being the Mother of an Amazing Child
Magaera Fagan is many things to many people, but most important to her—she’s a mother. Her video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.
If there were a contest to find the perfect son, Magaera Fagan is sure her son Jett would win.
“My son is an awesome boy,” says Fagan. “You can ask anyone who knows him. He is so even tempered—he has never thrown a tantrum—and he is interested in people and things. When you meet him or talk to him, it’s hard to believe he’s only 7 years old.”
Of great value to Fagan, 40, is how Scientology helped her learn to treat Jett as an individual, granting him the right to be himself and have his own possessions. And the communication skills she and husband Steve have learned through Scientology help them guide Jett to help him develop a sense of discipline without thwarting his interests.
Raised in a family of Scientologists herself, Fagan has known since she was a child that Scientology works.
“Scientology isn’t a belief. It is something you do. It is an applied religious philosophy—a technology and a way of life,” she says. “My mother became a Scientologist when I was 3 and she brought me up using Scientology principles. I was happy and healthy and I had many friends. Everything was fine.”
In fact, it was because she was doing so well in life that Fagan tended to take Scientology for granted.
“It wasn’t until I was 29 that I became serious about learning it for myself,” she says. “There was a certain point in my Scientology spiritual counseling when I thought, ‘Hey, I’ve changed. I’ve become more capable.’ I realized I was more aware of people, events and things around me. I wanted to take on more, become involved in Scientology and use it to help others.”
Fagan became much more active at the Church of Scientology of Sydney where she now volunteers part-time helping others progress in the religion.
“Scientology is something you use every day in your life,” says Fagan. “It is the basic laws of life—how life operates. That is the significance of what L. Ron Hubbard discovered. So naturally, if you learn these laws and use them, you have a happier life. And that’s what I’ve gained from Scientology—a saner, more rational and happier life for myself and my family.”
View the Magaera Fagan video at Scientology.org.
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.