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1 2 3 4 5 Dec 28, 1969 Scientology: New Light on Crowley — The Times (UK) More: link
The Times (UK)
ON 5 OCTOBER, 1969, Spectrum published an article
"The odd beginning of Ron Hubbard's Career"
. The Church of Scientology has sent us the following information. Hubbard broke up black magic in America:
Dr Jack Parsons
of Pasadena, California, was America's Number One solid fuel rocket expert. He was involved with the infamous English black magician Aleister Crowley who called himself "The Beast 666." Crowley ran an organisation called the
Order of Templars Orientalis
over the world which ...
Dec 16, 1969 Scientology leader denies Manson 'Family' connection — Valley News
Dec 1, 1969 The Tragi-Farce of Scientology — Queen (magazine)
If you think you have problems with Scientology in England, you should see what's happening in the States. Here, they pass out their leaflets on the street corners of some of the most pukka neighbourhoods, urging innocent bystanders to try out Scientology. Those who have accepted the invitation have found themselves in one of their many dingy headquarters, listening to a dull lecture on Scientology, followed by a film of equal merit on its leader, L. Ron Hubbard. Those who didn't ...
Nov 27, 1969 Police point to Scientology sect as key in 3 murders — Valley News
Nov 9, 1969 Scientology -- Cult with millions of followers led by man who claims he's visited heaven twice — National Enquirer More: link
Ralph Lee Smith
How profitable Scientology has become is one of the organization's most closely guarded secrets, but estimates of the personal worth of founder L. Ron Hubbard have ranged up to $7 million. In 1963 the Internal Revenue Service claimed the church earned more than $750,000 in the United States from 1955 through 1959, the year Hubbard moved international headquarters from Washington, D.C., to England. There, according to the Los Angeles Times, world receipts rose to $140,000 weekly in 1968. —– In New ...
Nov 7, 1969 CT Classic: Scientology: Religion or Racket? — Christianity Today
Joseph Martin Hopkins
Offices of the American Psychiatric Association are located in the seventeen hundred block of Eighteenth Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. The Founding Church of Scientology is at 1812 Nineteenth Street, one block farther out. Figuratively speaking, the world's largest mental-health organization is considerably farther out than that.Even its members will concede that it is far out. After a hurried interview with Miss Anne Ursprung, top executive of the Founding Church, I managed an extension of time by driving her and fellow staff ...
Oct 18, 1969 [Placeholder for a news article presumably from East Grinstead Observer, cited in "Scandal of Scientology", Chapter 10, note 14] — East Grinstead Observer
Oct 5, 1969 Scientology: Revealed for the first time / The odd beginning of Ron Hubbard's career — The Sunday Times (UK) More:
link Sep 29, 1969 Scientology: Total freedom and beyond — The Nation More: link
The Nation DONOVAN BESS Mr. Bess is on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco
This is the year of
. It is also the year in which that psychological sophisticate,
, came back from his guru in India to reap a big following of inner-space explorers with his story of spiritual conversion. It is a lime of burgeoning meditation societies on the college campuses, and of passionate rebellion against the amorality of our technology. Thus it ...
Aug 25, 1969 Scientology boom // A disputed religion growth — San Francisco Chronicle (California) More: link
San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Today and tonight hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Californians will sit down in pairs and stare at one another. One of them will give the other commands such as "Tell me something you wouldn't mind forgetting." The one who is commanded will hold two tin cans attached by wires to an E-meter, a device that measures electrical resistance in the body. The commander will watch a needle on the device's circuit board in the belief that it measures emotional charge. ...
Aug 12, 1969 Church of Scientology said 'Menace to Mental Health' — Evening Independent (Florida) More: news.google.com
Walter C. Alvarez
Evening Independent (Florida)
In that fine journal published by the American Medical Association, "Today's Health," for December, 1968, there is a
splendid article by Ralph Lee Smith on Scientology
, which he calls a "menace to mental health." "Couched in [pseudoscientific] terms and rites, this dangerous cult claims to help mentally or emotionally disturbed persons — for sizable fees. Scientology has grown into a very profitable worldwide enterprise . . . and a serious threat to health." Anyone who wants to learn something about ...
Aug 6, 1969 Scientology brings in legal chief on Vic. ban — The Age (Australia)
Aug 3, 1969 Religion or business? // Practices of Scientology being investigated again — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Los Angeles Times (California)
RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...
Jul 28, 1969 Bolte home to protest — The Herald (Australia)
The Herald (Australia)
A group of 20 scientologists demonstrated against the Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, at Essendon Airport today. Sir Henry and Lady Bolte arrived back in Melbourne after a 96-day world trip. The demonstrators held placards. Some said: "What's the next religion to be banned, Sir Henry?" The State Government has banned scientology. One of the demonstrators, Mr I. K. Tampion, wearing a clerical collar and a metal cross around his neck, said the demonstration was by the Church of Scientology of California ...
Jul 19, 1969 RYLAH ORDERS PROBE INTO SCIENTOLOGY — The Herald (Australia)
Jul 19, 1969 Scientology back again — The Age (Australia)
Jun 1, 1969 The Dangerous New Cult of Scientology — Parents' Magazine More: link
When ministers of the Founding Church of Scientology told a Falls Church, Virginia couple that could teach the couple's defective son to talk and raise his IQ at same time, the man and wife, understandably in search of a miracle, willingly paid—in advance—the sum of $3,000 as a "contribution for spiritual guidance." The husband cashed a life insurance policy, sold some bonds, added the proceeds of a small bequest and "scraped around in various places." And then his son Paul's "processing" ...
Apr 12, 1969 Scientology Sect Fined — The West Australian
The West Australian
The Hubbard Association of Scientologists International Inc. yesterday was fined $200 on a charge of having practiced scientology. Magistrate D. J. O'Dea granted a stay of execution. It was the first prosecution against scientology since a bill banning its practice was passed by the W.A. parliament last November. Mr O'Dea, giving a reserved decision in the Perth Court of Petty Sessions, said: "I am satisfied on the evidence that the defendant did between the relevant dates practise scientology as charged and ...
Apr 1, 1969 Scientology: Is there anything you don't understand — Eye (New York) More: link
Eye (New York)
Scientology begins with Dianetic Release, leads up through Grade O, SOLO and eventually CLEAR. And, if you're among the lucky few, you might even emerge an auditor... one of the most valuable beings on the planet. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND? BY GEORGE MALKO Leonard Cohen's in it, and so is Tennessee Williams, read William Burroughs, and Cass Elliot got her Grades down in St. Thomas, and there's the rumor that's been around for years that Truman or Kennedy or ...
Mar 20, 1969 [Church of Scientology of Michigan press release / never published]
Mar 19, 1969 Greeks expel scientology group — The Times (UK)
Mar 16, 1969 Ex-science fiction writer typed out Scientology plan — Detroit Free Press
Mar 16, 1969 How to confront in Scientology / Can you stare for 2 hours and not blink? — Detroit Free Press
Mar 16, 1969 What the words mean — Detroit Free Press
Mar 9, 1969 Scientology – Help? Hindrance? — Pacific Stars & Stripes
Feb 16, 1969 HCO Policy Letter: TARGETS, DEFENSE — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Feb 10, 1969 [Placeholder for a news article presumably from Sun, cited in "Scandal of Scientology", Chapter 10] — The Sun (UK)
Feb 7, 1969 U.S. court rules Scientology is a real religion — Chicago Tribune
Feb 2, 1969 Action Line / ["My son ... is caught up in something called 'Scientology.' ..."] — Detroit Free Press
Feb 1, 1969 The Secret of Scientology: An Examination Of The Controversial Religious-Psychological-Pseudoscientific cult — Winnipeg Free Press
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