The following years, from 1925 to 1929, saw the young Mr. Hubbard, between the ages of 14 and 18, as a budding and enthusiastic world traveller and adventurer. His father was sent to the Far East and having the financial support of his wealthy grandfather, L. Ron Hubbard spent these years journeying throughout Asia.
He explored many out-of-the-way places and saw many strange-seeming peoples and customs. But it was in Northern China and India, while studying with holy men, that he became vitally engrossed in the subject of the spiritual destiny of Mankind. With the death of his grandfather The Fact About 7 страница, the Hubbard family returned to the United States, and, after intense study at Swavely Preparatory School in Manassas, Virginia and at Woodward Preparatory School in Washington, D.C., he enrolled at the George Washington University Engineering School in the fall of 1930.
At George Washington, L. Ron Hubbard became associate editor of the University newspaper The Hatchet, and was a member of many of the University's clubs and societies including the Twentieth Marine Corps Reserve, the George Washington College Company.
It was while at George Washington University that he learned to fly and discovered a particular aptitude as a glider pilot.
Here The Fact About 7 страница, also, he was enrolled in one of the first nuclear physics courses ever taught in an American university.
As a student, barely 20 years old, he supported himself by writing and within a very few years he already established himself as a professional photographer and technical article writer in aviation and sports magazines.
He made the time during these same busy college years to act as a director with the Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition of 1931.
In 1932, L. Ron Hubbard, age 21, achieved an ambitious 'first.' Conducting the West Indies Minerals Survey, he made the first complete mineralogical survey of Puerto Rico The Fact About 7 страница. This was pioneer exploration in the great tradition, opening up a predictable, accurate body of data for the benefit of others. Later, in other less materialistic fields, this was to be his way many, many times over.
In the 30s, he became an established writer and published his work in over 90 periodicals and magazines.
His aviation articles in The Sportsman Pilot dealing, among other things, with aerial navigation of the Indies, date from this period.
By 1936, at the age of 25, Hubbard was in Hollywood, ready for adventures of a different sort. Working as a scriptwriter on several films The Fact About 7 страница, he made his reputation there, appropriately enough, with the highly profitable Columbia production titled "The Secret of Treasure Island."
Hollywood has always been a good place to study "what makes men tick," and the late 30s were no exception. In fact, L. Ron Hubbard dates his own statement of the discovery of the primary law of life, summarily expressed by the command "Survive!" at 1938. He says, "A work was written at that time which embraced Man and his activities." This was the still-unpublished "Excalibur," a sensational volume which was a summation of life based on his analysis of the The Fact About 7 страница state of Mankind. The part played in this by his explorations, journeys and experiences in the four corners of the earth, amongst all kinds of men, was crucial.
As a logical consequence of his achievements in the field, L. Ron Hubbard on December 12th, 1939, not yet 30 years old, was proposed as a member of the Explorers Club of New York. He was duly elected a Member on February 19th, 1940. Now the honors were coming.
In May of the same year, 1940, he was awarded his first Explorers Club flag for conducting the Alaskan Radio Experimental Expedition. Carrying the Club's The Fact About 7 страница flag on an expedition is one of the highest honors granted.
He found time to take his sailing ship (a ketch) Magician which he called "Maggie," along the coasts of Alaska adding to the existing knowledge of unfrequented navigational passages and islands in America's northwest ocean waters.
Also in 1940, on 17th December, he earned his "License to Master of Steam and Motor Vessels" from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Within 41/2months he had further obtained a second certificate attesting to his marine skill: "License to Master of Sail Vessels" ("Any Ocean"), for the U.S. Navy The Fact About 7 страница Hydrographic Office.
In 1941, he was ordered to the Philippines (which he had known as a youngster) at the outbreak of World War II. He survived the early war in the South Pacific. He saw enough of war at first hand to be sickened by it. In 1944, crippled and blinded he found himself in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. From Commander Thompson of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, a friend of his father and a personal student of Sigmund Freud, he had received while still young an extensive education in the field of the human mind. He The Fact About 7 страница developed techniques that would help him overcome his injuries and regain his abilities.
Altogether, he spent nearly a year at Oak Knoll, during which time he synthesized what he had learned of Eastern philosophy, his understanding of nuclear physics and his experiences among men. He says, "I set out to find from nuclear physics and a knowledge of the physical universe, things entirely lacking in Asian philosophy."
He concluded that the results he was obtaining could help others toward greater ability and happiness, and it was during this period that some of the basic tenets of Dianetics and The Fact About 7 страница Scientology were first formulated. By 1947 he recovered fully.
In 1948 he wrote Dianetics: The Original Thesis, his first formal report of his discoveries about the mind and life. The manuscript was copied out extensively and quickly passed from hand to hand in many countries.
A grass roots interest in Dianetics spread. Letters began to pour in asking for clarifications and advice. Answering them was becoming a full time occupation.
What was needed was a complete popular text on the subject which would answer all questions. A publisher, Hermitage House, was anxious to print such a book. There was one condition: the manuscript had The Fact About 7 страница to be delivered in six weeks. The book was written in six weeks. This was the anatomy of the mind, and a technology called auditing. 180,000 words of breakthrough, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health exploded onto the booklists of May, 1950, like a roman candle of life and hope. Providing, as it did, for a truly workable school of the mind which would predictably improve the human condition, it leapt to the top of the New York Times best seller list and just stayed there.
Almost immediately, thousands of readers began to apply the data from the book and The Fact About 7 страница Dianetic groups sprang up across the country, with and without sanction.
Realizing already at this stage that the mind in itself, no matter how liberated, was limiting and that there was something 'animating' the mind, he permitted the founding in 1950, of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation to facilitate investigation into the realm of the spirit. Thus was Scientology born.
The United States Government at this time attempted to monopolize all his researches and force him to work on a project "to make man more suggestible" and when he was unwilling, tried to blackmail him by ordering him back to The Fact About 7 страница active duty to perform this function. Having many friends he was able to instantly resign from the Navy and escape this trap. The Government never forgave him for this and soon began vicious, covert international attacks upon his work, all of which were proven false and baseless, which were to last 27 years and finally culminated in the Government being sued for 750 million dollars for conspiracy.
The pace of research and writing quickened. To an already crammed schedule, lectures were added. These lectures, usually arranged in a series spread across one or two weeks of intensive meetings The Fact About 7 страница, were later to become famous, and many are preserved on tape and in book form.
The Oakland Lecture Series in September of 1950 and the Los Angeles Lecture Series in late November of that same year are preserved in book form in Notes on the Lectures.
1951 saw the publication of Self Analysis, a very practical self-help volume giving a way to improve memory, reaction time and general ability.
Also in 1951, Science of Survival was published, a 506-page volume outlining and describing in detail the relationship of Man to the physical universe and an exact pattern for the prediction of human The Fact About 7 страница behavior.
In 1952, L. Ron Hubbard published Scientology 8-80, which described the physical manifestations of thought and past identities in terms of flows and ridges surrounding the body.
A new series of lectures was delivered in Philadelphia, also in 1952, in course format: The Philadelphia Doctorate Course. These lectures, all of which were preserved on tape and are available today, went into great detail about the behavioral patterns of the spirit-a breathtaking delineation of the spiritual landscape he was now surveying.
Many awards and honors were offered and conferred on L. Ron Hubbard. He did accept an honorary Doctor of Philosophy given in The Fact About 7 страница recognition of his outstanding work on Dianetics and "as an inspiration to the many people . . . who had been inspired by him to take up advanced studies in this field . . . ."
An historic milestone in the history of Dianetics and Scientology was passed in February, 1954, with the founding of the first Church of Scientology. This was in keeping with the religious nature of the tenets dating from the earliest days of research. It was obvious that he had been exploring religious territory right along. And whatever the name given to the technique or study and whatever way it had The Fact About 7 страница been interpreted by skeptics or sensation-mongers, it was apparent to those with a sense of history and Man's ages-old spiritual quest that this was indeed the realm of the soul and its havens.
And Dianetics and Scientology were snowballing across the United States and reaching other shores-England first of all. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was everywhere. As early as 1951, the publisher Casini had brought out the first Italian edition in Rome.
In 1954, there was another lecture series, in Phoenix, Arizona. These were startling talks on the qualities and fundamental nature of all The Fact About 7 страница life. Today they can be studied in book form: The Phoenix Lectures. It was in this series that he described the Axioms of Scientology, those self-evident truths which provide the philosophical foundation for the entire religion.
And in 1955, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia certified that he was a Minister of the Church.
On November 13th, 1957, The International Oceanographic Foundation, with headquarters in Miami, Florida, made him a Fellow of the Society, "by virtue of contributions to the advancement and extension of knowledge and discovery in oceanography and the marine sciences."
At the end of The Fact About 7 страница the 50s, L. Ron Hubbard moved his home to Saint Hill Manor, a vast and beautiful Georgian residence in the green hills of Sussex, in England. Increasingly effective techniques had been developed for the further liberation of the spirit and the exploration he now conducted was leading inevitably to spiritual freedom, the ages-long quest of Man's greatest religious leaders.
On a literally 'down-to-earth' level, though, L. Ron Hubbard was moving in a direction new even for him. 1959 and 1960 saw him, now firmly established at Saint Hill, conducting a series of revolutionary experiments on The Fact About 7 страница plants in a fully equipped greenhouse laboratory on the Manor grounds. On September 25, 1959, a local paper was able to record that "L. Ron Hubbard . . . whose researches in plant life at the Manor look like revolutionizing horticulture, has carried out an experiment which points to the fact that plants react in much the same way to certain situations as do human beings."
His discoveries on the nature of life in plants were described by one journal as "25 years in advance of today's methods and ideas." This proved prophetic for 13 years subsequent to L. Ron Hubbard's findings, experiments on plant life The Fact About 7 страница reaction in Swiss, German, Russian, American, British and Canadian scientific institutions have validated his findings in rigorous test conditions.
In 1961 he set up an educational visit to teach the now standard methods of Dianetics and Scientology, to ensure uniform quality of application. Students came from all over the world. And over the next few years returned to their local Academies to use study methods which revolutionized the philosophy of education.
Student failures could be recovered. Study barriers by 1965 had been overcome.
For more than two millenia Man had dreamed of a spiritual state where, free of his own mental aberrations The Fact About 7 страница, he would be truly himself. L. Ron Hubbard called this state "Clear." And, at Saint Hill, in August of 1965, he announced the attainment of Clear.
The dream of Buddha, attained by the few, was a reality, Man could be Clear.
And the reality which was and is Clear was to be available to all who followed the exact route he had laid out. This route he called The Bridge. For it was as a span across the abyss of misery and degradation and sorrow to a higher plateau of ability and happiness.
In 1966, having paved the way to Clear The Fact About 7 страница so that it was safe and sure for others to walk, the Founder resigned from any official administrative capacity in Scientology.
He discovered and developed the astonishing materials above Clear now known as the Advanced Courses. These are the eight OT Sections, enabling one who has attained Clear to regain abilities never before accurately credited to the human spirit, as an Operating Thetan, a spiritual being operating independently of the laws of the physical universe.
In July of 1966, OT I and OT II were released and, during the last months of 1967, came the breakthrough of OT III The Fact About 7 страница.
A research accomplishment of immense magnitude, OT III has been called "The Wall of Fire." Here are contained the secrets of a disaster which resulted in the decay of life as we know it in this sector of the galaxy. The end result of OT III is truly the stuff of which dreams are spun: The return of full self-determinism and complete freedom from overwhelm.
The formation of a new Scientology group dates from this same period. Hearing of L. Ron Hubbard's plans for further exploration and research into, among other things, past civilizations, many Scientologists wanted to join The Fact About 7 страница him and help. They adopted the name "Sea Organization."
January, 1968, saw the release of OT Sections IV, V and VI as a sequence of spiritual abilities to be reached. In September of 1970 came OT VII, and in 1978 L. Ron Hubbard released OT VIII.
These OT Sections and the abilities and awarenesses they restore to the individual are the greatest gifts to Man of an honest man who has retained 'his common touch' and humility.
People all over the world consider that they have no truer friend.
Aberration, a departure from rational thought or behavior. From the The Fact About 7 страница Latin, aberrare, to wander from; Latin, ab, away, errare, to wander. It means basically to err, to make mistakes, or more specifically to have fixed ideas which are not true. The word is also used in its scientific sense. It means departure from a straight line. If a line should go from A to B, then if it is "aberrated" it would go from A to some other point, to some other point, to some other point, to some other point, to some other point and finally arrive at B. Taken in its scientific sense, it would also mean the lack of The Fact About 7 страница straightness or to see crookedly as, in example, a man sees a horse but thinks he sees an elephant. Aberrated conduct would be wrong conduct, or conduct not supported by reason.
AOSH DK, Advanced Organization-Saint Hill, Denmark. A Scientology organization in Denmark which delivers advanced courses in Scientology.
Auditing, same as processing.
Auditor, Scientology processing is done on the principle of making an individual look at his own existence, and improve his ability to confront what he is and where he is. An auditor is the person trained in the technology and whose job it The Fact About 7 страница is to ask the person to look, and get him to do so. The word auditor is used because it means one who listens, and a Scientology auditor does listen.
Close Terminals, the greatest ability of thought is DIFFERENTIATION. So long as one can differentiate, one is sane. Its opposite is IDENTIFICATION. When one begins to identify, one has "closed terminals" too closely, and believes one terminal is another terminal.
Dianetics, a system of coordinated axioms which resolve problems concerning human behavior and psychosomatic illnesses.
E-Meter, Hubbard Electrometer. An electronic instrument for measuring mental state and change of state in individuals The Fact About 7 страница, as an aid to precision and speed in auditing. The E-Meter is not intended or effective for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease.
Genetic Blueprint, the plans of construction of a new body in the orthodox manner of conception, birth and growth.
Grant Beingness, the ability to assume or grant (give, allow) beingness is probably the highest of human virtues. It is even more important to be able to permit (allow) other people to have beingness than to be able oneself to assume it.
Group Auditing, the application of certain Scientology processes to a group of The Fact About 7 страница people by a trained practitioner.
No-Game Condition, life is a game. A game consists of freedom, barriers and purposes. This is a scientific fact, not merely an observation. Freedom exists amongst barriers. A totality of barriers and a totality of freedom alike are no-game conditions. Each is similarly cruel. Each is similarly purposeless.
Postulate, a self-created truth would be simply the consideration generated by self. Well, we just borrow the word which is in seldom use in the English language, we call that postulate. And we mean by postulate, self-created truth. He posts something The Fact About 7 страница. He puts something up and that's what a postulate is.
Processes, Scientology is employed by an auditor (a Scientology practitioner) upon individuals or small or large groups of people, in their presence. The auditor makes these people, at their choice, do various exercises, and these exercises (processes) bring about changes for the better in intelligence, behavior and general competence.
Processing, the principle of making an individual look at his own existence, and improve his ability to confront what he is and where he is.
Restimulation, the reactivation of a past memory due to similar circumstances in the present The Fact About 7 страница approximating circumstances of the past.
Run Out, erase.
Scientology, the term SCIENTOLOGY is taken from scio (knowing in the fullest meaning of the word) and ology (to study). It is an applied religious philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge, which through the application of its technology, can bring about desirable changes in the conditions of life. Scientology, used by the trained and relatively untrained person, improves the intelligence, ability, behavior, skill and appearance of people.