11 June 2013 to Roastbeef Productions
June 11, 2013
Roast Beef Productions
22 Denmark Street
Dear Ms. Clark:
Accompanying this letter are a series of publications about L. Ron Hubbard. These include the 16-volume encyclopedic biography, The L. Ron Hubbard Series, as well as the companion volume, L. Ron Hubbard: Images of a Lifetime: A Photographic Biography and a DVD containing vignettes about Mr. Hubbard’s life.
The series encompasses more than 3,500 pages of photographs, articles and facts documenting L. Ron Hubbard’s life and accomplishments. There are over one thousand photographs. Using advanced techniques from the Library of Congress and National Archives, we invested thousands of man hours restoring them to a close-to-original condition. Mr. Hubbard’s personal correspondence, seven of his diaries, and a series of his articles are all part of the biography. In all, the encyclopedic story of Mr. Hubbard’s life is as comprehensive and complete a biography on Mr. Hubbard as one could possibly compile.
In the interest of providing you with a brief overview of Mr. Hubbard’s life and of The L. Ron Hubbard Series, let me start with the fact that he was not an ordinary man and thus does not lend himself to simple categorization. He has excelled as a professional in 29 different fields—as an award-winning photographer published in newspapers and magazines (see Photographer: Writing with Light); as a horticulturalist, with discoveries generating front page news world over (see Horticulture: For a Greener World) and as a master mariner, licensed to captain sailing vessels on any ocean (see Master Mariner: At the Helm Across Seven Seas).
His career as an author of fiction is marked by no less than twenty international bestsellers with works in virtually every genre—from westerns to romance and mysteries to science fiction (see Writer: The Shaping of Popular Fiction).
And, as the Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, he has authored over 32 million published words, (and here, too, his seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health rode New York Times Best Seller Lists for some 28 weeks in 1950 and over 100 weeks all told) all in addition to more than two thousand recorded public lectures (see Philosopher & Founder: Rediscovery of the Human Soul).
Within the volumes of The L. Ron Hubbard Series you will find far greater details concerning Mr. Hubbard’s life and achievements. For example:
1) In the late 1950s while living in London, England, Mr. Hubbard conducted research into the phenomena of death and conclusively demonstrated the existence of past lives. The result of his work was first published in England in the book Have You Lived Before This Life? and the full story of this is covered in Philosopher & Founder: Rediscovery of the Human Soul, pages 99 through 111.
2) The same publication details Mr. Hubbard’s work at Saint Hill, England, between 1960 and 1966 where he completed the step by step path one takes in Scientology to achieve greater spiritual freedom. Pages 115 through 117 of Philosopher & Founder: Rediscovery of the Human Soul provides an overview of his work followed by six articles written by Mr. Hubbard detailing that path and his research and work in bringing this freedom to Man. The L. Ron Hubbard articles appear between pages 119 to 153 of Philosopher & Founder: Rediscovery of the Human Soul.
3) While at Saint Hill Mr. Hubbard developed Study Technology which provides how one studies and the tools one can use to improve their ability to grasp any subject. Today, Study Technology is in use by more than 120,000 educators to improve the literacy of their students. The article “Study Technology” on pages 41 through 49 of Humanitarian: Education, Literacy & Civilization details how Mr. Hubbard made that breakthrough and exactly what the three barriers to study are for anyone and how to overcome those barriers.
4) The article “The Key to Life,” pages 75 through 85 of Humanitarian: Education, Literacy & Civilization provides details of Mr. Hubbard’s research and work on the subject of communication and its relation to understanding grammar, common words and use of a dictionary. These revolutionary discoveries are in use and providing the means for a cultural renaissance.
5) In Humanitarian: Rehabilitating a Drugged Society two articles (pages 9 through 15 and pages 27 through 31) feature a look behind the scenes of today’s drug abuse problem and its origin. These articles detail what Mr. Hubbard discovered, including the first expose of military and intelligence use of pain-drug-hypnosis to control men’s minds. There are also details of the solutions he discovered and developed that rid a person of their addiction.
6) The article: Finding the Road to Self Respect, pages 7 to 15 of Humanitarian: Restoring Honor & Self Respect, tell the story of how Mr. Hubbard came to discover a true road to rehabilitating the criminal. He worked first hand with convicts, walked a beat as a Special Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department and wrote the only non-religious moral code of the 21st century, The Way to Happiness. Read by over 100 million people the success of this book can be measured by the scores of police forces in cities and countries around the world who use it to bring about a decline in crime; the thousands of prisons using it as their rehabilitation program and the millions of students using it to lead more decent and ethical lives.
7) L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest initiated by Mr. Hubbard in 1983, has for the last two and a half decades created the means for new and budding writers to have a chance to be seen and acknowledged. Judges of the contest include top names in the science fiction and fantasy genre and the results are staggering with winners regularly becoming bestselling authors in their own right bringing about a renaissance in the field. The article “L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future,” pages 185 through 191 in Writer: The Shaping of Popular Fiction, details this program, its judges and its winners.
8) Details of Mr. Hubbard’s 1940 expedition to Alaska, on which he carried the Explorers Club flag and recharted British Columbian and Alaskan coastlines, are given in Master Mariner: At the Helm Across Seven Seas (pages 25 through 48).
9) Similarly his Mediterranean archaeological expedition in the late 1960s is presented in an article entitled, “Mission Into Time” on
pages 117 through 130 of Adventurer/Explorer: Daring Deeds & Unknown Realms.
10) Page 51 of Master Mariner: At the Helm Across Seven Seas provides details of the navigational aid he helped invent and test that provided the US Navy with calculations and information from which to develop the LORAN system which has been the navigational system used until the relatively recent development of GPS.
Additionally, you will find Mr. Hubbard standardized a pattern of organizational form and function, as well as addressed the exigencies of managing an international network of organizations. Today, these discoveries are employed far beyond Scientology organizations with more than two hundred and forty thousand businesses, companies, government bodies, civic and non-governmental organizations utilizing his administrative technology to bring prosperity and security (see Profile).
You will see over four thousand awards and recognitions have been bestowed upon Mr. Hubbard for his humanitarian and artistic works (see Profile).
The point of all of this is that L. Ron Hubbard lived a life devoted to the study of mankind. He left us a body of knowledge that has helped millions and millions of people. His legacy deserves far better treatment than the glorification of individuals who seek to pervert that legacy for their own financial gain.
Church of Scientology International