ABOUT L. RON HUBBARD
FOUNDER OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY
Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age.
In a writing career spanning more than half a century, he was both a leading light of American fiction and the author of more than 35 million words of nonfiction—the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit, providing the only road to total spiritual freedom.
To date, more than 250 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide, in 71 languages. All told, those works comprise over 3,000 recorded lectures and some 5,000 writings, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.
Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work.
Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard’s legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration:
“I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.
“These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is.”
THE L. RON HUBBARD
THE COMPLETE BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
This all-encompassing compendium for The L. Ron Hubbard Series highlights all he achieved as a humanitarian, educator, administrator, philosopher and artist. It further presents the only complete chronological overview of his life and discoveries. LEARN MORE
EDUCATION, LITERACY & CIVILIZATION
Gain a sweeping perspective on L. Ron Hubbard, Educator and his deeply illuminating development of Study Technology—the only technology for learning and literacy capable of reversing an educational tailspin and cultural decay.
REHABILITATING A DRUGGED SOCIETY
L. Ron Hubbard exposed the brutal truth of a psychiatric chemical onslaught, the likes of which this world has never seen. This, then, is the story of 21st century cultural wastage. Also detailed is Mr. Hubbard’s clear and understandable solution to all chemical toxins, with the Purification Program and the worldwide network of Narconon centers.
RESTORING HONOR & SELF-RESPECT
The comprehensive view of an L. Ron Hubbard program for criminal reform that is factually restoring decency, honor and self-respect to otherwise lost human beings. Here, too, is the story of L. Ron Hubbard’s common sense moral code for rebuilding bonds of brotherhood and now in the hands of a hundred million people.
ARTICLES & ESSAYS
Presenting forty-four essays, Freedom Fighter is L. Ron Hubbard’s long and unblinking look at precisely what plagues 21st century Earth—the whys, wherefores, and what we can do about it. Included is Mr. Hubbard’s incisive essay, “Strong Voices in the Land.”
PHILOSOPHER & FOUNDER:
REDISCOVERY OF THE HUMAN SOUL
Rediscovery of the Human Soul chronicles L. Ron Hubbard’s philosophic quest to the founding of Dianetics and Scientology. Various rare essays, selections and discussions from all critical junctures of his philosophic journey are included.
LETTERS & JOURNALS
What was it like to stand beside L. Ron Hubbard through the first week in May of 1950, when he loosed upon this world Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health? Includes rare correspondence and essays from the era.
DARING DEEDS & UNKNOWN REALMS
Discover a classic American West, soar majestic skies at the dawn of aviation and sail with L. Ron Hubbard through his far-flung explorations at the outset of his greater life’s journey. Anecdotes, articles and photographs illuminate all.
EARLY YEARS OF ADVENTURE:
LETTERS & JOURNALS
Here is a young L. Ron Hubbard as revealed through a rare assemblage of letters, journals and photographs—from then remote hinterlands of Caribbean isles, to his captivating voyages across the Pacific. Also included are selections from his China diaries, revealing a world of lost mystery and splendor.
THE SHAPING OF POPULAR FICTION
Come to know the literary legend that is L. Ron Hubbard—a leading light of American Pulp Fiction, a screenwriter in the Golden Age of Hollywood and a creative visionary who authored some of the world’s most enduring masterpieces. Here is both the story and back-story of a man who remains among the most widely read writers of all time.
LETTERS & JOURNALS
From his adventurous days in the great Pulp Kingdom, to the letters capping half a century of authorship and excellence—here is the definitive body of L. Ron Hubbard’s literary correspondence. Through this extensive collection of his letters and journals, here is the story behind the stories.
COMPOSER & PERFORMER
Explore the “universal language” of music through L. Ron Hubbard’s lifelong pursuit as a musical director, arranger, performer and composer. Here, too, are his landmark articles on sound “behavior” and musical form. Also included is a rare view of the world-famed L. Ron Hubbard Music Studio.
THE AESTHETICS OF VERSE
Through verse and lyrics, L. Ron Hubbard communicates his personal view of the world as no other art form can. His works span the entirety of his life: his youth, the New York years—not to mention his greater journey to the ultimate heights of spiritual fulfillment.
WRITING WITH LIGHT
From shutter click to final print—there is no aspect of the photographic process L. Ron Hubbard did not master. Here, then, is a photographic journey of rare depth, insight and beauty.
FOR A GREENER WORLD
In this very special story of transcendent revelations and global repercussions, track the course of L. Ron Hubbard’s horticultural discoveries. Told through articles and personal notes—here is a journey of discovery bearing upon all living things and the very essence of life itself.
AT THE HELM ACROSS SEVEN SEAS
Sail with L. Ron Hubbard and navigate his immense nautical legacy. View the ships’ logs chronicling his voyages, his photographic records and previously unpublished essays telling of a life at sea and a “Master of Any Vessel on Any Ocean.”
IMAGES OF A LIFETIME:
A PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY
This stunning photographic chronology presents the intimate story of L. Ron Hubbard’s life through meticulously restored images and detailed anecdotal captions. The newly updated and expanded Images of a Lifetime contains over 500 photographs—many of which are rare and never previously seen.
L. RON HUBBARD
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 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.