Analysis Of The Book ' Dianetics, By L. Ron Hubbard

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L. Ron Hubbard stated to Lloyd Eshbach in 1949, "I’d like to start a religion. That’s where the money is." Five years later, the church of Scientology was born. Hubbard was a college dropout who had two failed marriages and claimed to have an honorable career as a US Navy officer despite never seeing combat. Eventually, he turned to writing science fiction in the late ‘40s since, you know, he was good at making up things. He later took up hypnosis and ritual magic after moving into the mansion of an occultist by the name of John Whiteside Parsons and even practiced as a hypnotist in the late 1940’s. In 1950, his book, Dianetics, was published. Dianetics combines elements of hypnotism and psychological probing to recall traumatic events of a person’s life. It started out as a psychological tool, but later would become the foundation of Scientology. In 1952, Hubbard published Scientology, a religious philosophy and in the Spring of the next year, proposed that Scientology should be dubbed a religion. He started three different churches in New Jersey and in 1954, his followers founded the Church of Scientology in California. The new religion spread like wildfire throughout the states as well as South Africa, Britain, Ireland, and Australia. In 1955, Hubbard established the Founding church of Scientology in Washington, D.C. Hubbard stepped down as the leader of Scientology to focus on writing and created Sea Org, a ship based organization that consisted of three…
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