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SCIENTOLOGY: ITS BACKGROUND AND ORIGINS



A NEW ERA FOR MANKIND

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he publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health ushered in a new era of hope for mankind, and with it a new phase of L. Ron Hubbard’s life. Although from this point forward his life would prove just as adventurous as the previous 39 years, it is not the details that are most important, but the accomplishments which form the subject matter of this site.

The first indication that he was to be a public figure came immediately after the release of Dianetics. Although Mr. Hubbard had originally planned yet another expedition following the completion of his book, so great was the popular response to his work that he had to change those plans. Thus, instead of exploring islands off Greece, he soon found himself lecturing on Dianetics to packed halls across the nation. It was also at this time that the first Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation was formed in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and people began arriving in droves to study the new techniques and find out more about the subject.

By late fall of 1950, there were 750 groups across the country applying Dianetics techniques, while newspaper headlines proclaimed, “Dianetics Taking US by Storm,” and “Fastest Growing Movement in America.”

Ron’s research continued, and in March 1951 he completed his next book, Science of Survival. In this 500-page work, he further explored the nature of thought and life, offering readers an understanding of, and a new means to predict human behavior. The book is oriented around a chart, the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, which exactly delineates the various emotional tones of individuals, and provides precise procedures to bring anyone to the highest level and thus ultimate survival.

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