LRH [To preclear]: Okay, well, I’ll take you on the track when we have a little more time. Now if your teammates take a note of this, we’re not trying to charge you around into a thousand incidents. Come up to present time. (snaps fingers)
[To audience] There is another way to get a person up [...]
Psychiatry and Scientology
by L. J. West , M.D.
originally published in The Southern California Psychiatrist, July 1990, pp. 13-16.
The Church of Scientology began as a pseudo-scientific healing cult, Dianetics, described by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, in his best-selling book “Dianetics: The Modern science of Mental Health” (1950). At first, Dianetics [...]
Let’s go into the history of what they laughingly used to call psychotherapy. The first thing that man came up with in this line that was really effective was shock treatment and hypnotism. These are the oldest varieties —sedation, narcosynthesis, shock and, at about the same time, brain operations. These are about two thousand years [...]
I am not, and will never pretend to be, a philosopher. The task of a philosopher is to go off and philosophize. Philosophers normally philosophize all the years of their lives, and in the books of philosophers all the absurdities and wisdoms of men can be found. My entrance into this [...]
April 13, 1949
The American Psychological Assn.
1515 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Working in private research, I have apparently made certain discoveries which I would like to communicate to you for your interest and consideration.
I am accumulating additional data to safeguard this work from undue and unfounded optimism and am preparing [...]
April 13, 1949
The Gerontological Society
Baltimore City Hospital
Working in private research, I have apparently made certain discoveries which seem to indicate they would have a definite effect on longevity. As a society member I am communicating a brief outline.
I am accumulating additional information to safeguard this work from [...]
I don’t do these folders from crystal balls, boy. I do these just, these folders against the most concise series of data you ever heard of. Srrrrrp-boom! We cracked a case today down the middle. Down the middle, cross-wise and diagonally. It was just about, he’d given us a bad time. [...]
I want to call your attention to something on hypnotism. It will work out that what the patient says about having been hypnotized is about as reliable as a five horse parlay tip, bought down at the bookstore, because the standard forgetter mechanism on hypnotism can wipe out an entire sequence. If someone has been [...]
I well remember lecturing before a number of St. Elizabeths psychiatrists many, many years ago. Some of you heard this story before. There were numerous stories came out of that particular incident. I lectured for a week and I gave the same lecture, which was the basic fundamentals of Dianetics and [...]
Now, actually, in handling groups and so forth, I, of course, myself, am a little shy. I like to be amongst friends. I do. I like to be amongst friends. I do not like to talk to hostile groups. I really do not.
And I’m mean, too, when I do. You never saw such [...]