|Book: Strange Angel|
|Ron the Swami|
Forrest J. Ackerman, author interview, "He [Hubbard] was a super hypnotist," remembered Ackerman.
Subject: L. Ron the Hyponotist
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 09:19:35 -0400
From /Strange Angel/, The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John
Whiteside Parsons , by George Pendle, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0-15-100997-8
p.126, Chapter 5, Fraternity:
Full-time pulp writers also came to give talks. E.E. "Doc" Smith (who had
gained his learned nickname through working as a food chemist specializing
in doughnut mixes) spoke about his famed Skylark "space opera" series, and a
young L. Ron Hubbard--years from founding the religion of Scientology, but
already a pulp writer of some note--spun tall tales about how he had lassoed
polar bears in Alaska and gave awe-inspiring examples of his skills at
(Science Fiction League, Los Angeles Chapter #4, or LASFL, 1938.)
Forrest J. Ackerman, author interview, "He was a super hypnotist,"
remembered Ackerman; "He hypnotized everybody in the club except me. I never
wanted to lose control of myself, and I remember one member coming round and
showing us the little kangaroo that he said he had hopping around in his
Ron of that ilk.