The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The Mind Behind the Religion

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The Mind Behind the Religion From a life haunted by emotional and financial troubles, L. Ron Hubbard brought forth Scientology. He achieved godlike status among his followers, and his death has not deterred the church’s efforts to reach deeper into society. It was a triumph of galactic proportions: Science […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Creating the Mystique

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Creating the Mystique Hubbard’s image was crafted of truth, distorted by myth. To his followers, L. Ron Hubbard was bigger than life. But it was an image largely of his own making. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge put it bluntly while presiding over a Church of Scientology lawsuit […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard – Life With L. Ron Hubbard

 The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Life With L. Ron Hubbard Aides indulged his eccentricities and egotism. L. Ron Hubbard enjoyed being pampered. He surrounded himself with teen-age followers, whom he indoctrinated, treated like servants and cherished as though they were his own children. He called them the “Commodore’s messengers.” ” ‘Messenger!’ ” he would […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The Final Days

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The Final Days Deep in hiding, Hubbard kept tight grip on the church. Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard often said that man’s most basic drive is that of survival. And when it came to his own, he used whatever was necessary — false identities, cover stories, deception. There is […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Defining a Religion Theology

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Defining the Theology It’s a space-age religion that abounds in galactic tales, and its deepest secrets are known to few What is Scientology? Not even the vast majority of Scientologists can fully answer the question. In the Church of Scientology, there is no one book that comprehensively sets forth […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Burglaries and Lies Paved a Path to Prison

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Burglaries and Lies Paved a Path to Prison A web of criminal conspiracy to discredit the church’s foes resulted in 5-year sentences for 11 defendants. It began with the title of a fairy tale — Snow White. That was the benign code name Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard gave […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard – David Miscavige

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The Man in Control A protege of L. Ron Hubbard now leads the church, wielding power with the stern approach of his mentor. The Church of Scientology today is run by a high-school dropout who grew up at the knee of the late L. Ron Hubbard and wields power […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Staking a Claim to Blood Brotherhood

Staking a Claim to Blood Brotherhood As L. Ron Hubbard told it, he was 4 years old when a medicine man named “Old Tom” made him a “blood brother” of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana, providing the inspiration for the Scientology founder’s first novel, “Buckskin Brigades.” But one expert on the tribe doesn’t buy Hubbard’s […]

The Making of L. Ron Hubbard Church Scriptures High-Tech Protection

Part 1: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard 9 Church Scriptures Get High-Tech Protection (Sunday, 24 June 1990, page A40:5) Scientology is determined that the words of L. Ron Hubbard shall live forever. Using state-of-the art technology, the movement has spent more than $15 million to protect Hubbard’s original writings, tape-recorded lectures and filmed treatises […]

Scientology The Selling of a Church 1

 The Selling of a Church Scientology Church Markets Its Gospel with High-Pressure Sales (Monday, 25 June 1990, page A1:1) Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called “prospects,” “raw meat” and “bodies in the shop.” Its governing financial policy, written by the […]