All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Wrote, produced and directed television shows and documentary films and wrote articles for Saturday Review, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Holiday and Esquire.
The hall emptied slowly but I lingered behind, and turning, I found myself once more staring at the photograph of L. Ron Hubbard, the man whose inventive genius had allowed McMaster to become the world's first *clear*. What he had said, I realized with some surprise, had not impressed me very much. In the now almost empty room, I barely remembered whether or not he had actually spoken on any particular theme. Only one thing stuck in my mind, and I saw him saying it once more, fingers of his hands touching to form a delicate bridge, his eyes slowly sweeping all of us with a look both generous and shy: "How can there be two sides to the truth?"
When all of L. Ron Hubbard's theories and mouthings are reduced to their essentials, when the thetan stands alone, stripped of his theological trappings of "games," "past lives," "randomity," "time tracks," and "implants," one tiny, nagging suspicion lingers on: Is it possible that all of us are simply involved in yet another of this man's vivid flights of fantastic fiction, and it is all nothing less than a superbly evoked living nightmare, manipulated somewhere by a giant typewriter in the sky?
Mr. Horn said the church has told members of the association that actions for libel have been begun by the church against the authors, publishers and distributors of three books before the Supreme Court of Ontario.
The libraries were advised that if they did not remove the works from circulation until the courts had settled the actions, they could be cited as party defendants and be liable for damages.
Of course. Up to this point, Malko had been so stoically groping his way through the mystagogical smog of L. Ron Hubbard's mind that one wanted to scream at him: but it's preposterous! Since screaming at books is about as useful as voting in presidential elections, the tension grew until Malko chose to relieve it.
One can thereafter endure Scientology's E-Meters, Alice games, gradient scale drills, capping beams and opposition terminals — not to mention the eight dynamics, the 24 logics and the 58 axioms — with that same incredulous gape one brings to the economic theories of Ezra Pound or Wilhelm Reich's orgone energy accumulator of the protocols of Zion or the Flying Nun.
Malko, a freelance writer and film producer, tells us the whole inspiring story of L. Ron Hubbard, who rose from the lowly estate of a science-fiction novelist to become our first operating Thetan. [...]