No less dramatic was the popular acceptance of Mr. Hubbards other discoveries. To date, for example, more than 100,000 people have been freed from drugs, utilizing his rehabilitation methods, in centers across the globe, including the worlds largest drug rehabilitation and training facility in Oklahoma.
For many more throughout the world-two million in South Africa alone-the name L. Ron Hubbard means literacy and an ability to learn any subject, thanks to his developments in the field of study.
Mr. Hubbards breakthroughs in administration have enabled thousands of professionals in industry, business and community affairs to bring sanity and stability to their workplaces and their groups.
Every day, Mr. Hubbards discoveries on the subject of ethics help bring new order into peoples lives, into their families, their communities and their environment. A long- confused subject, it has been endowed with new clarity and workability.
The accolades for his work would alone fill a volume, awards recognizing his literary works, his humanitarian contributions, his discoveries including Dianetics. In 1988, Publishers Weekly, the prestigious journal of the book and publishing industry, bestowed on Mr. Hubbard their Century Award in recognition of Dianetics being on its bestseller list for over 100 weeks. No wonder Magazine and Bookseller, a leading publication of the US book trade wrote, Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard seems to go on and on.
But the greatest reward, particularly in Mr. Hubbards mind, were the lives he was able to touch through Dianetics and Scientology. Today, millions of people are using his principles and are finding they work. And through this application, L. Ron Hubbards dream, a dream that perhaps summarizes the hopes of thinking men throughout the ages-a civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights-is not only possible but attainable.
What you are about to read in this site will provide a firm appreciation of L. Ron Hubbards contributions to mankind, and everything contained in these pages derives from his work. Although one can enjoy the benefits of Scientology without fully knowing Mr. Hubbard, one cannot understand the man without understanding Scientologyfor it is his work and his work alone.
Every few hundred or a thousand years, some genius rises and man takes a new step toward a better life, a better culture. Such a man is L. Ron Hubbard, the Founder of Scientology.
Thousands of people each year discover Dianetics and Scientology in L. Ron Hubbards books. They are available in over 30 languages and in bookstores around the world. Each individual book in this photograph is a separate work of Mr. Hubbards, including 3 encyclopedic series: 18 volumes of his technical writings, 100 volumes of transcripts of his public lectures, and a 12 volume set of his administrative works.
L. Ron Hubbards many accomplishments have earned him thousands of acknowledgments and recognitions from around the world, a few of which are pictured here.