(The following article appeared recently in the London City Press. It may be used by city offices and area offices for information to papers.)
The HASI and all its concerns is founded on the work of one man, L. Ron Hubbard, engineer, explorer, nuclear physicist and writer. Holding in his mind a knowledge of Eastern thought gained in his travels, his instruction in psychology from a medical doctor who had studied personally under Sigmund Freud, and his training in mathematics and nuclear physics, L. Ron Hubbard found himself convalescing in hospital towards the end of the Second World War, after a distinguished career in the United States Navy.
The publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950 started, not just a publishing house, but a world movement. The long-ignored work of one man now suddenly affects the lives of people from Malaya to Manchester. And the HASI becomes a very busy organization indeed.1
- Hubbard, L. R. (1959, 26 May). Man Who Invented Scientology (Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin). Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (First printing, 1976 ed., Vol. III, pp. 470-471). Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California. ↩