60 years ago and today: Scientology in its heyday, and now not so much - 2014-06-05
Ah, 1954, the days of wine and word salad. Our source has come through with another "quote video" that you normally can only see inside a Scientology "org." In this case, it's a segment of an L. Ron Hubbard lecture from the "Phoenix Lectures" of 1954, and it's meant to encourage members to pay $350 to Bridge Publications for the full lecture set.
Before we show it to you, here's how Bridge describes this exciting breakthrough in midcentury literary sleight of hand...
"Here is the panoramic view of Scientology complete. Having codified the subject of Scientology in The Creation of Human Ability, L. Ron Hubbard then delivered a series of half-hour lectures to specifically accompany a full study of the book. From the essentials that underlie the technology — The Axioms, Conditions of Existence and Considerations and Mechanics, to the processes of Intensive Procedure, including twelve lectures describing one-by-one the thetan exterior processes of Route 1 — it's all covered in full, providing a conceptual understanding of the science of knowledge and native state OT ability. Here then are the bedrock principles upon which everything in Scientology rests, including the embracive statement of the religion and its heritage — Scientology, Its General Background. Hence, this is the watershed lecture series on Scientology itself, and the axiomatic foundation for all future research."