In recent weeks I have become exposed to literature which I felt might bear further investigation as to its validity and connections. The subject matter is in connection with a science called Dianetics and Scientology founded by L. Ron Hubbard.
I had an uncle who was a thirty – third degree Mason and Scottish rite, and other odd things, and Dianetics and Scientology were never quite right with him, but he finally figured out that we were trying to do exactly what they were trying to do in the Scottish rite, and after that he’s figured out it’s all right. You couldn’t now disabuse him of the fact that we’d do everything that is done in the Scottish rite. We don’t. But that is his channel of understanding.
And he’d have to be processed before he’d change his mind.
Now, I don’t even think he knows what he means by this, but he’s satisfied with it. Because he has a familiarity with A, therefore something is shown to him to be like A, then he understands this something that was like A. Except he didn’t really understand it. But he has a tendency to understand it. In other words, ARC then monitors understanding to this degree.1
- Hubbard, L. R. (1962, 9 October). Future Org Trends. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-225). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex. ↩
1. Do Scientologists really train the F. B. I. agents in Washington
2. Is it true, that Scientology and Dianetics are the only mental [the] listed by the F. B. I. and Un-American Activities as not danger[ous] to society?
During March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners, State of New Jersey, had a case against the HDRF scheduled for trial on the grounds that the organization was conducting a school, teaching a branch of medicine and surgery, without a license.
Your letter of February 22, 1957, with enclosure, has been referred to me by Mr. Nichols, and I appreciate your interest in bringing this matter to our attention. For your personal information, the FBI has received numerous inquiries concerning Lafayette Ron Hubbard and the system of “dianetics” which he apparently originated, but no allegation of a violation within the jurisdiction of this Bureau has been received and, consequently, no investigation of this matter has been conducted by the FBI.