For scholars in the field of the history of religions, sociology and/or comparative religion, there is no doubt that Scientology is a religion.
Through auditing and study of the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, an individual increases his spiritual awareness and strives for unity across all the dynamics, including the 7th dynamic (spiritual dimension) and the 8th dynamic (the Supreme Being). It is a religious movement with its own doctrine and practice and a community established for and centered around its religious beliefs. Scientology has its own rituals and symbolism and is based upon the discoveries and vision of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
Scientology shares some characteristics with other religions but is, for its believers, a unique path that links them to the spiritual and the divine.