Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Book title: Dianetics: The Original Thesis
Publication date: 1948
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: The introduction to Hubbard's "original thesis" dishonestly omits the occult nature of his philosophic studies.
In 1932 an investigation was undertaken to determine the Dynamic Principle of Existence in a workable form which might lead to the resolution of some of the problems of Mankind. 1 A long research in ancient and modern philosophy culminated, in 1938, in the heuristically discovered Primary Law. A work was written at that time which embraced Man and his activities.2 In the following years further research was undertaken in order to prove or disprove the axioms so established.
Certain experiences during the war made it necessary for the writer to resolve the work into applicable equations and an intensive program was begun in 1945 toward this end.3
A year later many techniques had been discovered or evolved and a nebulous form of the present refined work was formulated. Financed chiefly by a lump sum disability compensation, that form of Dianetics was intensively applied to volunteer subjects, and the work gradually developed to its present form.4
Dianetics has been under test by the writer, as here delineated, for the past four years. The last series of random volunteers (numbering twenty) were rehabilitated, twenty out of twenty, with an average number of work hours of fifty-two per subject. Dianetics has been found to successfully resolve migraine headaches, ulcers, arthritis, astigmatism, bursitis, stammering, glandular imbalance, asthma, allergies and other psychosomatic ills. It has also successfully removed any compulsions, repressions, neuroses, and psychoses to which it has been applied. 5
L. Ron Hubbard
Hubbard, L. R. (1948). Dianetics, the original thesis (2007 ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- See Bare-faced Messiah timeline . ↩
- Excalibur The Dark Sword. ↩
- Hubbard was hospitalized at Oak Knoll hospital in Oakland, CA for much of 1945. He took a convalescent leave in August and visited Agape Lodge of the O.T.O. in Pasadena, CA, where he met Jack Parsons and his future wife, Sara “Betty” Northrup. ↩
- There is no record of a lump sum disability compensation. However in 1946, Hubbard ran a confidence scheme on Jack Parsons, making off with Jack’s girlfriend Betty and $10,000 of Jack’s money. See, e.g., Carter, John. Sex and Rockets, Venice, CA. Feral House 1999; Miller, Russell, Bare-faced Messiah, Chapter 7 ↩
- Hubbard was an accomplished stage hypnotist and took research credit for hypnotizing Hollywood party-goers during this period. See also: www.lermanet.com/excalibur/index.html ↩