The Basics Books and Lectures
“The world of Scientology
has changed forever.”
196 L. Ron Hubbard lectures released in 15 languages simultaneously across the world—largest single audio release in history.
Two Guinness World Records awarded to L. Ron Hubbard: Most Published Author (1,084 titles) and Most Translated Author (71 languages).
1.8 million pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings translated since 2004. Total for prior 50 years 359,459 pages translated.
14,211 hours of translated L. Ron Hubbard lectures recorded since 2005.
March 13: Biggest single publishing event in history—nine L. Ron Hubbard Beginning Books released simultaneously in 50 languages (450 titles). 70 million L. Ron Hubbard books and lectures sold since 2007, more than in the first 50 years of Dianetics and Scientology combined.
Total number of Dianetics and Scientology course graduates is 10 times that of five years ago.
More than 3 million L. Ron Hubbard books on Dianetics and Scientology, in 15 languages, placed in over 125,000 libraries.
Third Guinness World Record to L. Ron Hubbard, for Most Audiobook Titles on Earth (185).
December 27: Historic accomplishment crowning the Golden Age of Knowledge, the release in English of L. Ron Hubbard's Advanced Clinical Course Lectures, more than 1,000 lectures and 750 issues comprising the day-to-day record of his path of discovery in Dianetics and Scientology. For the first time, all of L. Ron Hubbard's materials are available to everyone.
Mr. David Miscavige stood before Scientologists gathered from around the world for the much-heralded occasion. He announced that what he was about to describe was nothing less than “the recovery of Dianetics and Scientology”—an event that would “change the world of Scientology forever.” Over the next several hours, he recounted the complete story to an audience of thousands gathered in Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Mr. Miscavige first described the five-year, two-million-man-hour research project to ensure the purity of all Scientology Scripture, found in the writings and recorded lectures of L. Ron Hubbard. The task had been to locate the original manuscripts and dictation tapes of Mr. Hubbard’s books—verifying existing texts against those originals, correcting any errors or deviations and returning them to their original unadulterated form. Deviations from the original manuscripts were immediately discovered to be far more extensive than imagined: transcription and punctuation errors of every variety, chapters bound in wrong sequence or even in the middle of another chapter—not to mention the “handiwork” of a publisher who removed paragraph breaks to reduce page count. “Now let’s add the ‘editor,’” Mr. Miscavige explained, “who, instead of now correcting it, decides to add his own ‘clarifying’ footnotes to explain what LRH really meant.”
Mr. Miscavige recounted a notable instance of the project to recover the technology. When the page count of a book did not match up to the number of dictation recordings to hand, researchers again searched through the archives and found three long-ignored wax dictation disks marked “UNK” for “Unknown.” Locating equally long-obsolete replay equipment, they found the recordings were nothing less than two additional chapters of Mr. Hubbard’s 1948 manuscript for Dianetics: The Original Thesis. The dictation also showed that other chapters had been printed in the wrong sequence since first published. The entire manuscript was then corrected and completed. Today it stands as the first and most basic statement on the actual nature and function of the mind and is available for all to read.
In the ensuing years, every word and line in every L. Ron Hubbard book was researched, verified or corrected to ensure absolute purity. The standard set by Mr. Miscavige was perfection, the only standard suitable for the works of Mr. Hubbard.
Following that prodigious editorial undertaking, each book was meticulously designed, typeset, printed and bound to achieve the highest level of readability, comprehension, quality and durability—not to mention sheer aesthetic beauty. Thus came into existence only the pure and perfect Scientology Scriptures as authored by Mr. Hubbard.