originally printed circa 1960
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF L. RON HUBBARD1. PRO News 04-1970, 1-4.]
HUBBARD, Lafayette Ronald, author, explorer; b. Tilden, Neb., Mar. 13, 1911; s. H.R. & Ledora May (Waterbury) B.S. in Civil Engineering, George Washington U.
SCIENTOLOGY AND DIANETICS
L. Ron Hubbard describes Dianetics and Scientology in this light: “It was inevitable that a man who spent his youth in Asia and who studied at the mathematics and physical science of the West would become interested in the mind, and any such man combining what he knew would probably have discovered Dianetics and Scientology.”
“Dianetics is that branch of Scientology which deals with mental anatomy.”
“Scientology is an organized body of scientific research knowledge concerning life, life sources and the mind and includes practices that improve the intelligence, state and conduct of persons.”
That Dianetics and Scientology have contributed something is attested by the fact that by them we can raise the intelligence quotient of a person about one point per hour of processing (simple mental exercises) — a thing which was considered impossible a few years ago. Their stress is on ability and, with them, the general skill and efficiency of a person can be raised and the raise can be tested by very severe regimens and can be found to be stable.
There are many thousands of people using these subjects professionally in the world, and many others of the healing professions have used these skills more or less without credit.
Concerning sudden recoveries from illness, L. Ron Hubbard said, “I saw miracles in India and China done by holy men, but long association with them convinced me that they didn’t know entirely how they did it. I set out to find out from nuclear physics a knowledge of the physical universe, something entirely lacking in Asian philosophy. I made a few discoveries and we have been applying them. I believe any student given a similar background could have done the same thing. I just happened along at the right crossroads.”2
(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. ↩