L. Ron Hubbard

Biographical Information

 


To say that L. Ron Hubbard was a remarkable man seems somehow incomplete.

Mr. Hubbard left an extraordinary legacy: an immense body of wisdom that leads man to spiritual freedom; the fastest-growing religion in the world today, Scientology.As the founder of the Scientology religion L. Ron Hubbard has described his philosophy in more than 5,000 writings, including dozens of books, and in 3,000 tape-recorded lectures of Dianetics and Scientology. Those who regularly employ his teachings to improve themselves and help their fellows come from all walks of life, while Scientology missions and churches have been established on six continents.The universal acclaim for the man–including thousands of awards and recognitions from individuals and groups and the unprecedented popularity of his works is but one indicator of the effectiveness of his technologies. More importantly, there are millions of people around the world who consider they have no greater friend.Although best known for Dianetics technology and the Scientology philosophy, L. Ron Hubbard cannot be so simply categorized. If nothing else, his life was too varied, his influence too broad. There are Bantu tribesmen in southern Africa, for example, who know nothing of Dianetics and Scientology, but they know L. Ron Hubbard the educator. Likewise, there are factory workers in Albania who know him only for his administrative discoveries; children in China who know him only as the author of their moral code, and readers in a dozen languages who know him only for his novels. So, no, L. Ron Hubbard is not an easy man to categorize and certainly does not fit popular misconceptions of “religious founder” as an aloof and contemplative figure. Yet the more one comes to know this man and his achievements, the more one comes to realize he was precisely the sort of person to have brought us Scientology–the only major religion to have been founded in the twentieth century.

L. Ron Hubbard’s works represent a statement of man’s nature and potential, and even if echoed in various ancient scriptures, that statement is absolutely unique. Among the essential tenets of the Scientology philosophy: man is an immortal spiritual being; his experience extends well beyond a single lifetime; and his capabilities are unlimited even if not presently realized. In that sense, Scientology represents what may be the ultimate definition of a religion; not a system of beliefs but a means of spiritual transformation. How Scientology accomplishes what it does is through the study of Mr. Hubbard’s scriptures and the application of principles therein.