Brief History of Scientology
Hubbard published the book, "Dianetics: the Modern Science
of Mental Health" in 1950. Despite failing
grades in his 2-year college career, Hubbard felt he had
the background to develop a replacement for psychology and
book became a best-seller, and Hubbard began offering courses on
how to practice dianetics.
claims to be a method of handling mental problems that anyone can
do with a friend. The basic theory is that some memories, called
"engrams," are incorrectly stored in our reptilian "reactive"
mind and need to all be moved over to our properly functioning "analytical"
mind. An "auditor" asks probing questions about the "pre-clear's"
an "e-meter" - a crude skin-response galvinometer
that the pre-clear is attached to - answers that produce a particular
read on the e-meter are then gone over until the e-meter shows
that these memories are no longer problematic.
all these incorrectly stored memories are moved to the analytical
mind, a person is declared a "clear" and should have perfect
mental health and improved physical health.
from the beginning, Hubbard had trouble with the law. The New Jersey
State Board of Medical Examiners initiated
legal proceedings against the Hubbard's Research Foundation
for conducting a school of medicine without a license.
1952 US Marshalls interrupted Hubbard's speech to arrest him for
failure to return some $9000. [Hubbard Dianetic
Foundation Inc. In Bankruptcy No. 379-B-2, District Court of the
United States for the District of Kansas; RTF: 51]
Detroit School of Scientology and Dianetics was raided
by the police on behalf of the Detroit Board of Health in March
of 1953 for investigation of practicing medicine without a license.
1955, a $9000 damage
suit was brought in superior court in Phoenix Arizona by Mrs.
Estrid Anderson Humphry. In her suit she charged that her house
in Paradise Valley, which had been leased by agents of Hubbard and
the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation and the Hubbard Association
of Scientologists International, had been extensively
damaged by persons" with seriously deranged minds"
who were placed there for care and treatment.
dianetics claims to handle the individual's mental and some
physical problems, Hubbard in 1953 created Scientology, which
is processing taken after going clear.
Scientology, declared to be a religion by Hubbard, deals with the
human soul, called a "thetan." The problem our thetan
has is that it has other "body thetans" attached to it,
which take over at times in unexpected and unwanted ways. Scientology's
secret "OT levels" are
processes to get these other infesting thetans to detach and leave.
is used in these processes as well, only now to find the body
thetans rather than engrams.
all your engrams and then body thetans are eradicated, you
are an "Operating Thetan," or OT, and the claim
is you will have absolute control over matter, energy, space
and time (MEST).
history shows its disdain for the law and ethics. This history is
consistent and a bit frightening.
the Food and Drug Administration raided Scientology headquarters
and seized their e-meters.
accused Scientology of claiming the e-meter could cure medical
ailments. Later all e-meters were ordered to have labels disavowing
any such claim.
History of Scientology