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SCIENTOLOGY: ITS BACKGROUND AND ORIGINS



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Although L. Ron Hubbard was first known as the popular author of more than 500 novels and short stories, the library of his works on Dianetics and Scientology consists of more than 3,000 lectures, 84 films, three encyclopedic series and over 40 million written words – an extraordinary attainment which reflects the genius of a man who paved the road to a new and better future for mankind.

As just one indication of Mr. Hubbard’s continued popularity, fully 38 years after its initial publication, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health achieved the unheard of, returning to the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 1988. It still rides on bestseller lists around the world to this day and has thus far sold more than 18 million copies.

No less dramatic was the popular acceptance of Mr. Hubbard’s other discoveries. To date, for example, over a quarter of a million people have been freed from the effects of drugs, utilizing his rehabilitation methods in centers across the globe, including the world’s largest drug rehabilitation and training facility in Oklahoma.

For many more throughout the world – two million in South Africa alone – the name L. Ron Hubbard means literacy and an ability to learn any subject, thanks to his developments in the field of study.

His breakthroughs in administration have enabled thousands of professionals in industry, business and community affairs to bring sanity and stability to their workplaces and their groups.

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