|Book: Scientology 88|
|Claims about L. Ron Hubbard|
Hubbard claims to be a nuclear physicist who spent 80,000 hours of research to develop Scientology.
L. Ron Hubbard
In these simple techniques it may be difficult discover the depth of data which is Scientology, just as it was difficult in the complicated techniques of Dianetics to discover a simple therapy.
Dianetics was a productive field, a very valuable step, but it was experimental in application. Scientology is no experiment. Twenty-two years of research are behind it-three years of wide spread application are behind it.
Scientology is essentially "knowing how to know". It produces a state of mind wherein it becomes possible to know Why you are here, How to attain your goals.
A Mest Clear can be produced with as little as 80 hours of Scientology. Sometimes a migraine headache can be relieved in as little as 50 minutes. Here is the field of miracles, miracles done quickly to order by auditors trained for a very short while.
I am very proud to give you these techniques. I have spent some eighty thousand hours in intensive investigation over the last many years to bring about Scientology. At first none thought a nuclear physicist had any business in the field of the human mind. Then, when early results were proven and Dianetics became the "only validated psycho therapy known to Man" strange, badly aberrated people began to see in it a way to make millions--such never used it, didn't believe in it, but in money there is power and men go quite mad with it. Thus the last two years of this search were rather grim--self seeking persons doing all they could to stop this work for their own gain, even before the work was complete. Such a circumstance went all out of hand in 1952 when I, interested only in attaining what you will read here, was suddenly attacked by a man who had posed as my friend. In a moment this person had swept away the $125,000 which was to finish this research.
Then I asked some of my friends to send me enough to complete my work. They did and their contributions have let me carry on to this end. [...]
— L. Ron Hubbard
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