Sunday, October 08, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard in England

L. Ron Hubbard lived in East Grinstead, in Sussex, England from the late 1950's through the mid 1960s.

He purchased a manor called Saint Hill, and that name is a very famous one in the Scientology world. It was there that he developed not a tremendous amount of technology that all auditors (Scientology counselors) train on, but he also discovered and codified administrative technology used not only in Scientology churches but in organizations of all kinds, all over the world.

It seems so short a time for the immense amount of work he did while he was there.

While there he gave 2 hour-long lectures to students a special course he named the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, describing the course of the technology he was developing.

The other thing Saint Hill is famous for is the Saint Hill Organization -- the Scientology church Mr. Hubbard created on his property while he was there. In a few short years that church expanded so much that it became a model for how every Scientology church should be.

In 1982, Mr. Hubbard wrote an executive directive to all Scientology staff, where he asked them to expand their churches to the size of Saint Hill in its heyday.

When a church reaches that point, it is called "Saint Hill Size" and the significance is that at the point a church is that big it is able to really service its community.

Since Scientology has so much to offer their communities, not only in terms of service to the individuals, which itself is priceless, but in the form of social betterment activities, that's a very important stage for every Scientology church to accomplish.