Blog: L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Hypnotic Operator? - 2017-05-14
This is an essay submitted by another of our long term commenters, Brian Lambert.
Hypnotism "reduces self-determinism by interposing the commands of another below the analytical level of an individual's mind ... It is the sort of control mechanism in which an authoritarian individual, cult, or ideology delight." L Ron Hubbard SOS p.220; see also p225
I read the Hubbard writing Altitude Instruction a few years ago for the first time since I left in 82. It hit me like a freight train, that what we are reading in Altitude Instruction IS the essence of how Ron pulled off Scientology. How he could get normally intelligent people to agree with all manner of lies, delusions and irrationalities.