Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1954, 28 December
Document title: Introduction
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Unification Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Document ID: 5412C28A
Description: Hubbard reveals the origins of his Group processing research.
Now, you can do all sorts of things with Group Processing, but it’s pretty hard to oversell. Pretty hard to. Some auditors manage it. I’ve managed to oversell things occasionally–but not out of innocence. (audience laughter) Not accidentally.
Now, Group Processing had its origin, actually, in 1947 when I had a practice in a little small town–a typical small town in the United States: Hollywood. Now, I had a practice in Hollywood and nobody knew my name. And if they wanted witchcraft, they got it. Witchcraft was … A strange kind of witchcraft–they laid down on the couch and you started snapping your fingers. (audience laughter) All right. If they wanted spiritualism, they got that, too. Only it was a funny kind of spiritualism. They lay down on the couch … If they wanted mysticism of some kind or another, they got that, too. Only it was a funny kind of mysticism . . . (audience laughter)
Hubbard, L. R. (1954, 28 December). Introduction. Unification Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists, (5412C28A). Lecture conducted from Phoenix, Arizona.