In his youth, L. Ron Hubbard posed the question of what Life really is. And he spent his life researching, not just to answer the question but also to work out all the ramifications of that answer.
A first fruit of this line of research was a practical science of the mind that he called Dianetics. In turn, the first application of Dianetics was a therapy that required practitioners and organisations to enable its delivery. But even Dianetics itself has much broader applications to the sciences and humanities, as Hubbard outlined at the end of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. He made it plain that the therapy of Dianetics for individuals was just a first step toward a much broader body of knowledge that could be applied to all the sciences and other areas of human activity. This would be the bridge to a new civilization.
Parallel to his work on Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard was researching knowledge itself. What is knowledge, how do we know things, and what is the source of our knowing? From 1951, he called this subject Scientology – the study of knowledge. His findings can be read in the Logics and Prelogics, the Axioms of Scientology and later the Factors. He stressed that Scientology was discovered, not invented. Students can cognite on its principles because these are inherent in every being. He also wrote that the emphasis should always be on the subject of Scientology – not on its organisations or persons.
The gains available from training and processing in Dianetics and Scientology are among Hubbard’s gifts to humankind. But an even greater gift is the knowledge itself, and the changes that it can bring to the cultures of our planet. So far we have hardly begun to work out the application of Scientology to any of the sciences or humanities.
What you do with the data and the knowledge is entirely up to you. L. Ron Hubbard gave the fruits of his research to all of us – to beings everywhere – with the reminder that this knowledge was inherent in us from the beginning.