The black enchantment of Earth didn’t turn out to be a sinister barrier. But it’s a black enchantment all the same. The social and personal aberrations, traveling from Egypt’s time and before, piling up higher and higher, being broken only by new lands and new mongrel races. The black enchantment is slavery. Man’s effort to enslave Man so that Man can be free. Wrong equation. That’s the black enchantment. We’ve a magic word to break it and a science to be applied.
Publication: Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science (2007 ed., p.18)