Introducing L. Ron Hubbard
The name Hubbard first had fame as a fiction writer, of many genres, in the 1930s.
He was then locally known for his enrollment in the Second World War. After the war, he continued writing his fiction. But because of that war he had an interest in how the mind worked. He wanted to help survivors. They were still emotionally and mentally hurt.
L. Ron Hubbard’s search for an answer led him down many paths. One path eventually took him to Dianetics, which means, through mind. The book Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health was published in 1950.
His next path was Scientology, a spiritual and religious philosophy, that this blogger might refer to as an ultimate philosophy of all.
The word Scientology was originally coined in 1932. It preceded Dianetics, though the first published book on Scientology did not arrive until after Dianetics, in the mid 1950s.
Scientology could simply mean, a study of knowledge.
L. Ron Hubbard traveled through China and parts of India and Japan in the late 1920s and 1930s.
His work helped others lead better lives. What he developed was workable solutions that spanned the entire breadth of our culture.
Those who regularly employ L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings to improve themselves and help others, come from all walks of life. Scientology missions and churches have been established on six continents.
The universal acclaim for the man – including thousands of awards and recognitions from individuals and groups and the unprecedented popularity of his works among people from all walks of life – is but one indicator of the effectiveness of his technologies.
Although long celebrated as a writer, novelist and explorer, it was the 1950 publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health that initially focused world attention on L. Ron Hubbard. That book, which marked a turning point in history, provided the first workable approach to solving the problems of the mind, the first hope that something could be done about the causes of irrational behavior – war, crime and insanity. Dianetics is something that anyone can use to help improve himself and his fellows. Hence, when the book was released, Amherst College Political Science Professor, Dr. Frederick L. Schuman’s declaration in the New York Times: “History has become a race between Dianetics and catastrophe. Dianetics will win, if enough people are challenged in time to understand it.”
Our blogs will get into these various aspects of L. Ron Hubbard’s life, including his adventuring. We hope that by doing this, we are able to put his life into a categorized context.
And for you, Australian readers, yes, he was in Australia twice, Brisbane first, during WW 2, and then Melbourne in the 1960’s. We will blog about that as well.
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