Scientology Critical Information Directory

This site is best viewed using a highly standards-compliant browser

Man behind the cult

Title: Man behind the cult
Date: Wednesday, 7 August 1968
Publisher: Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
Main source: link (186 KiB)

Disclaimer: This archive is presented strictly in the public interest for research purposes. All the copyrights of materials reproduced here are the properties of their respective owners.

THE first picture of Lafayette Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology movement, on board his 3,300-ton yacht Royal Scotsman. Smiling and wearing a nautical cap, he sits behind a desk in his elegant wood-panelled cabin.

This is where he holds court, this man who talks of 'visits' he has made to Heaven, to Mars, and to Venus. This man who is banned from entering Britain.

From the yacht, which is lying off Bizerta, Tunisia, Mr Hubbard issued a statement yesterday claiming that he was owed 13 million dollars by the Scientology organisation — and had forgiven it. He said be had drawn no salary for years.