During the Dawn of Dianetics and Scientology [NOOK Book]

Overview

The 1950s were heady days, indeed!
L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics had just been promoted by John W. Campbell, Jr. in Astounding Science Fiction magazine.
The world was ablaze with Dianetic groups resulting from Campbell's influence and Hubbard's new book -- doctors, lawyers, engineers, mathematicians, teachers -- everyone, including the common man was out to become "clear," a ...
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During the Dawn of Dianetics and Scientology

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Overview

The 1950s were heady days, indeed!
L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics had just been promoted by John W. Campbell, Jr. in Astounding Science Fiction magazine.
The world was ablaze with Dianetic groups resulting from Campbell's influence and Hubbard's new book -- doctors, lawyers, engineers, mathematicians, teachers -- everyone, including the common man was out to become "clear," a superior beingness promised by Hubbard's first book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health."

The first of several Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundations was established and then quickly folded, bankrupted, and then all but one was bought out in Federal court by a new oil well millionare, Donald Purcell.
Purcell and Hubbard set up The Hubbard Dianetic Center in Wichita, Kansas.
Hubbard lectures often but all is not rosy in "sanity" land as Purcell wants Hubbard to suppress some of his research findings.
They break up.
One of the auditors, Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., B.A., M.A., H.D.A. goes on to Minneapolis, MN where he meets and audits Ronald B. Howes. Howes appears to be a genuine "clear." His attributes seem to be what the future evolved Homo sapiens will be. Many flock to Howes' doorway and go away convinced that he is not just clear, but also superior to most of us.
A tape is made immediately after Howes' auditing, "Prologue to Survival," I & II.
Chapdelaine travels the US convincing people that a "clear" is possible. The Dianetic field is rejuvenated.
Hubbard goes on to England and then on further to set up the Sea Org, an organization designed to keep the techonology working, to insure it is not corrupted. He also establishes a new religion, the Church of Scientology, charged with delivering the correct technology.
Chapdelaine writes and publishes a pamphlet, "Health & Happiness." Howes is published in "Dr. Howes Discusses Humanics" by some of his admiring followers.
The giants are now dead but the legacy of John W. Campbell, Jr., Lafayette Ron Hubbard and Ronald B. Howes continues to grow.
Yes, indeed, those were heady days!
Read the raw truth here, presented by one survivor, Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014350365
  • Publisher: Perry A Chapdelaine Sr
  • Publication date: 4/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 689,113
  • File size: 722 KB

Meet the Author

Perry A. Chapdelaine's pseudonym is Anthony di Fabio by which he signs his medical books. He's a former professor of mathematics and sometime science fiction writer. This is a summary of his early (1950-54) experiences during the early days of Dianetics and Scientology. Since 1982 he's been the executive director of The Arthritis Trust of America, a non-profit, tax exempt charity that tells folks how to get well from so-called incurable rheumatoid disease, including rheumatoid arthritis.
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