WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY?

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SCIENTOLOGY: ITS BACKGROUND AND ORIGINS



In 1951 he wrote a total of six books, continuing to research and perfect the technologies of Dianetics with which he had resolved the problems of the human mind. But this still left many unanswered questions, questions which man had been pondering since the beginning of recorded history. “The further one investigated,” he wrote, “the more one came to understand that here, in this creature Homo sapiens, were entirely too many unknowns.”

And so, within a year and a half of the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, L. Ron Hubbard had embarked upon another journey of discovery – entering the realm of the human spirit. This track of research, begun so many years earlier as a young man traveling the globe in search of answers to life, was to span the next three decades. And as breakthrough after breakthrough was codified, Scientology was born, giving man, for the first time, a route to higher levels of awareness, understanding and ability that anyone could travel.

Given the inherently religious nature of Mr. Hubbard’s work through these years, it was only natural that those surrounding him would come to see themselves not only as students of a new philosophy but also as students of a new religion. And so, in 1954, Scientologists in Los Angeles established the first Church of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard founded the subject – early Scientologists began the Church.

As more and more people discovered his breakthroughs, Scientology churches sprang up rapidly around the world. Meanwhile, through his writings and lectures, he continued to make his discoveries available to those who sought answers.

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