L. Ron Hubbard was a genius. Not a smart genius. Just a clever one. While his competence in the maths, sciences, and even English writing was poor to abysmal, he was really good with ideas. His imagination was bar none. He could easily absorb ideas from multitudes of places, and channel them into an intricate reality. The problem is, as a poorly skilled writer, even the best of ideas will come out badly.
He worked his backside off for merely a penny a word. Even with a long novel, that would pay his bills for only a week. That meant that in order to live in any kind of comfort, he practically had to work 24/7. He even invented a suspended rolling butcher paper holder, so he could feed it into his new manual typewriter, so he didn’t have to stop to change pages. He feared the amount of work he was doing would lead him to an early grave, not that the alcohol and drugs weren’t helping. He had a history of mental illness and lying about his past, but these were useful in the world of science fiction.
However, then Robert Heinlein, an associate and fellow SF writer, told him that religions pay better. And thus Ron began writing his “masterpiece”, Dianetics. Now, in his personal life, L. Ron was a con. By conning Jack Parsons that he was really good at magic, he managed to get Parsons’ girl and his boat. But, L. Ron saw something very useful in all of the mysticism of Crowley’s version of magic..
June 19, 2008
Scientology Founded On Principles Of Dark Magic, Dark PsychologyPosted by Temple of Xenu under Uncategorized