During the Dawn of Dianetics and Scientology

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The 1950s were heady days, indeed! L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics had just been promoted by John W. Campbell, Jr. in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. The world was ablaze with Dianetic groups resulting from Campbell's influence and Hubbard's new book -- doctors, lawyers, engineers, mathematicians, teachers -- everyone, including the common man was out to become "clear," a superior beingness promised by Hubbard's first book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." The first of several Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundations was established and then quickly folded, bankrupted, and then all but one was bought out in Federal court by a new oil well millionare, Donald Purcell. Purcell and Hubbard set up The Hubbard Dianetic Center in Wichita, Kansas. Hubbard lectures often but all is not rosy in "sanity" land as Purcell wants Hubbard to suppress some of his research findings. They break up. One of the auditors, Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., B.A., M.A., H.D.A. goes on to Minneapolis, MN where he meets and audits Ronald B. Howes. Howes appears to be a genuine "clear." His attributes seem to be what the future promises for a newly evolved Homo sapiens. Many flock to Howes' doorway and go away convinced that he is not just clear, but also superior to most of us. A tape is made immediately after Howes' auditing, "Prologue to Survival," I & II. Chapdelaine travels the US convincing people that a "clear" is possible. The Dianetic field is rejuvenated. Hubbard goes on to England and then on further to set up the Sea Org, an organization designed to keep the techonology working, to insure it is not corrupted. He also establishes a new religion, the Church of Scientology, charged with delivering the correct technology. Chapdelaine writes and publishes a pamphlet, "Health & Happiness." Howes is published in "Dr. Howes Discusses Humanics" by some of his admiring followers. The giants are now dead but the legacy of John W. Campbell, Jr., Lafayette Ron Hubbard and Ronald B. Howes continues to grow. Yes, indeed, those were heady days! Read the raw truth here -- L Ron Hubbard's transition from research to fantasy -- presented by one survivor, Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr. 85,602 Words

Binding: Paperback

Physical Info: 198 pages

Publish Date: September 10, 2015

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