L. Ron Hubbard and Black Magic/Occult
New York Post (2003): "Scientology, Satanic Link?" by Richard
Johnson, Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
THE trendiest religion in Hollywood was founded on the
teachings of a Satanist, a new essay by Camille Paglia
claims. The Church of Scientology - which boasts Tom Cruise,
John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley, Hilary Swank, Juliette
Lewis and Kirstie Alley among its members - was founded by
science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. According to an
article by Paglia in Boston University's Arion journal,
Hubbard got many of his ideas from infamous devil worshipper
"Hubbard had met Crowley in the latter's Los Angeles
temple in 1945," Paglia writes. "Hubbard's son reveals that
Hubbard claimed to be Crowley's successor: Hubbard told him
that Scientology was born on the day that Crowley died."
Journal (2003): "Cults and Cosmic Consciousness: Religious
Vision in the American 1960s" by Camille Paglia (PDF)
A startling and little-known example of Crowley's enduring
influence is the Church of Scientology, founded in 1954 by
science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, one of the main
shapers of New Age thought. Hubbard had met Crowley at the
latter's Los Angeles temple in 1945. Hubbard's son has
revealed that his father claimed to be Crowley's successor:
Hubbard told him that Scientology was born on the day that
Crowley died. The drills used by Scientologists to cleanse
and clarify the mind are evidently a reinterpretation of
Crowley's singular fusion of Asian meditation with Satanic
ritualism, which sharpens the all-conquering will. The
guiding premise of Hubbard's mega-bestseller, Dianetics: The
Modern Science of Mental Health (1950), is that morality and
spirituality can be scientifically analyzed and managed-as
if guilt and remorse, in the Crowley way, are mere baggage
to be jettisoned. Scientology, which attracts celebrities
like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, has been pursued by the
IRS for its tax-exempt status as a religion. Scientology's
religiosity can be detected in its theory of reincarnation:
the "process" allegedly eradicates negative thoughts and
experiences predating our life in the womb.
Jon Atack: "Hubbard
and the Occult"
I stand before you having been
in print by L. Ron Hubbard's followers of having an avid interest
in black magic. I would like to put firmly on record that whatever
interest I have is related entirely to achieving a better understanding
of the creator of Dianetics and Scientology. Hubbard's followers
have the right to be made aware that he had not only an avid
interest, but that he was also a practitioner of black magic.
Today I shall discuss these matters in depth, but I shall not
repeat all of the proofs which already exist in my book
A Piece of Blue Sky
Jacobsen (1992): "Hubbard and Aleister Crowley"
Hubbard's connection to the occultist Aleister Crowley is quite
clear and noteworthy. Crowley called himself the Anti-Christ,
the Beast of Revelations, and 666. Russell Miller has adequately
chronicled Hubbard's connection in 1945 to John W. Parsons,
who headed Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis chapter in Los Angeles.
(2) Hubbard was an active member in this group for several months,
and first met his second wife there. The Church of Scientology
claims that Hubbard was actually infiltrating this group in
order to break it up, but the following should suffice to dismiss
this claim. [...
"Ron the Researcher: Original Thesis Research"
Hubbard's "One Word" is of course Survive
announced in an unpublished 1938 manuscript he titled first
The One Command
and then Excalibur The Dark Sword,
and repeated thereafter throughout his Dianetics and Scientology
material. Scientology does not relate Hubbard's research
into the mind to any occult training curriculum.
I trained extensively in Scientology, to Class IX Auditor, at
no time was I taught about Hubbard's occult background, or the
true nature of his pre-Scientology "research." [...]
The Watchman Expositor (1996): "Hubbard's Magic"
In a 1984 child custody case involving a
and his non-Scientologist wife, the court awarded custody to
the non-Scientologist after seeing the documentation on the
horrid practices of the organization.
BBC journalist Stewart
Lamont, in research for his book, Religion Inc., obtained
court documents in the case revealing that Justice Latey of
the High Court of London called Scientology a "cult,"
and wrote in the judgment, "Scientology is both immoral and
socially obnoxious.... It is corrupt, sinister, and dangerous"
(p. 149). [...]
"Bare-Faced Messiah: The Story of L. Ron Hubbard" /
"Chapter 7: Black Magic and Betty"
That night, in the temple at South Orange Grove, the two
magicians made preparations to receive the message. Candles
were lit, incense burned and a magical altar was laid with
flowers and wine. Hubbard, the scribe, wore a white-hooded
robe and carried a lamp; Parsons, the high priest, wore a
black robe and carried a cup and dagger. An automatic tape
recorder was set up and at Hubbard's suggestion
Rachmaninoff's 'Isle of the Dead' was played as background
At eight o'clock, Hubbard began to intone his
message from the astral world: 'These are the preparations.
Green gold cloth, food for the Beast, upon a hidden platter,
back of the altar. Disclose only when the doors are bolted.
Transgression is death. Back of the main altar. Prepare
instantly. Light the first flame at 10 pm, March 2, 1946.
The year of Babalon is 4063 . . .'
After a few minutes, Parsons noticed that his scribe was
pale and sweating profusely. Hubbard rested for a few
moments, then continued: 'Make a box of blackness at ten
o'clock. Smear the vessel which contains flame with thine
own blood. Destroy at the altar a thing of value. Remain in
perfect silence and heed the voice of our Lady. Speak not of
this ritual or of her coming to any person . . .
'Display thyself to Our Lady; dedicate thy organs to Her,
dedicate thy heart to Her, dedicate thy mind to Her,
dedicate thy soul to Her, for She shall absorb thee, and
thou shall become living flame before She incarnates . . .'
When Hubbard finished dictating, the scarlet woman, naked
under a crimson robe, was brought into the temple. 'Oh
circle of stars,' the high priest informed, 'whereof our
Father is but the younger brother, marvel beyond
imagination, soul of infinite space . . .'
Clearwater Sun (1984): "Witness: Hubbard used Black Magic" by
Bigamy and black magic were a part of the life of
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, according to documents
introduced Tuesday as exhibits in Superior Court.
according to a former high-ranking Scientologist, Hubbard
wrote a series of
"Admissions" in which he acknowledged to himself his
systematic manipulation of the US Navy and the Veterans
Administration to increase his disability pension.
Basing his testimony on 11 years of firsthand knowledge
and thousands of documents under court seal, Gerald
Armstrong said the handwritten papers prove the 73-year-old
founder of the worldwide Church of Scientology "has lied
from his earliest youth."
The Sunday Times (1969): "The odd beginning of Ron Hubbard's
career" by Alexander Mitchell
In 1946 Aleister Crowley (left), the sorcerer and mystic
whose dabblings in black magic earned him the title The
Wickedest Man in the World, found a new disciple and
welcomed him to one of his occult communities in California.
The extraordinary activities of this new and enthusiastic
disciple are described in a vast collection of papers owned
by a former admirer of Crowley which we have examined. The
man in question is Lafayette Ron Hubbard (right), head of
the now notorius Church of Scientology.