Thursday, August 26, 2010

L. Ron Hubbard's Books and Lectures Restored

The Scientology News site explains how David Miscavige oversaw the full restoration of all of all the books and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard from 1948 through to 1962. It was a 25-year project, completed at the end of 2009 and announced at the yearly New Years event, televised to all Scientology Churches and Missions. The project, its products and the result of having carried it out has been called the Golden Age of Knowledge, and the driving force behind it, and behind making if fully available and seeing that every Scientologist benefits from its study is David Miscavige, in keeping with the intentions of L. Ron Hubbard.

Here is how this is described on the website:

Restoring Mr. Hubbard’s lectures from the period was another key phase of the project. In the 1950s, Mr. Hubbard delivered hundreds of lectures to Dianeticists and Scientologists, each expanding on some aspect of the corresponding book. Although recorded, many of these lectures had never been broadly available due to lack of reproduction facilities in the Church’s formative years. An earlier project had scoured the cities where the lectures were delivered—Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Wichita, London, Melbourne, Johannesburg—and rounded up all known original recordings. But mass reproduction was still hindered by the poor quality of many of the originals or by their deterioration over the years. Factually, despite various restoration attempts through the years, many of the lectures had never been heard since the day they were delivered.

By the turn of the 21st century, however, computer and digital technology had advanced dramatically, and the painstaking work was begun anew—this time with result. But even then, to achieve the quality befitting the content, the Church continually pushed boundaries of existing audio technology and thereby established the world’s most sophisticated sound restoration studios. Tens of thousands of hours later, the project had successfully restored hundreds of hours of previously missing, distorted or inaudible recordings. The net result was the recovery of an enormous body of Scientology Scripture for today and forever.

From this monumental undertaking in research, verification, editorial and audio came the most dramatic achievement in the Church’s history: recovery of the very foundations of the Scientology religion. Eighteen books by L. Ron Hubbard, perfect in every detail; the corresponding lecture series for each book, 280 lectures in all, produced in-house on CD; each lecture series including verified transcripts and supplemental references; and each book and lecture series containing a massive glossary, defining words as Mr. Hubbard used them to ensure understanding by any listener; and every book and lecture reproduced and released in the world’s 15 major languages.

And that is why this is truly a Golden Age of Knowledge for every Scientologist.

As Mr. Miscavige summed it up: “And just in case you missed it—we are not speaking of ‘corrected’ manuscripts. Not ‘newly verified’ manuscripts. And definitely not just ‘repackaged.’ What we are speaking of is 100 percent unadulterated SOURCE.”

To know that they are receiving the actual material from the source of the Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard, is the primary goal of every Scientologist. And Mr. Miscavige made it possible.

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— ScientologyFounder, L. Ron Hubbard