Sunday, September 04, 2011

L. Ron Hubbard Centennial

As thousands around the world celebrated the beginning of the Centennial Celebrations of L. Ron Hubbard's birth this March, the next major event on the Centennial Calendar is the May 9th Anniversary Celebration commemorating 61 years since Mr. Hubbard's ground-breaking release of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health."

Released on May 9th, 1950 and written by L. Ron Hubbard during the rise of the Cold War, Dianetics provides an explanation into some of the causes of war and how man's savage and irrational instincts can be resolved. Mr. Hubbard made the sweeping discovery in the field of mental health - painful incidents and experiences are stored in a part of the mind called the "Reactive Mind" and can later react on the person causing one to act irrationally below their conscious level.

Individuals can use the technology contained in Dianetics to address the source of their fears, upsets and irrationalities which are contained in the "Reactive Mind." With modern day conflicts and wars in different parts of the world, Dianetics not only offers an approach in helping prevent such issues, but provides a method to assist people who have been traumatized by war and the resultant suffering.

L. Ron Hubbard's research spanned several decades across the Americas, parts of Asia and included a study of some 21 different races. His research was interrupted by World War II and he was commissioned as a Lieutenant (jg) of the United States Navy where he saw active duty as a commander of antisubmarine patrols. The sheer horror of the conflict underscored the need for a workable philosophy of human betterment and provided further insight for his research.

Chapter one of Dianetics includes the statement by Mr. Hubbard that, "In the larger sphere of societies and nations, the lack of such a science of mind was never more evident; for the physical sciences, advancing thoughtlessly far in advance of Man's ability to understand Man, have armed him with terrible and thorough weapons which await only another outburst of the social insanity of war."

After its May 9th, 1950 release, Dianetics has been a best seller for more than half a century. It has over 20 million copies in print, is available in more than fifty languages and is used in more than 100 countries of Earth. Dianetics is indisputably the most widely read and influential book about the human mind ever written.

Each weekend Hubbard Dianetics Foundations across the United States deliver seminars on the use of Dianetics and how it can be applied to improve conditions in everyday life. For more information on L. Ron Hubbard's life & works visit the new interactive audio-visual website

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