The Church of Scientology International today announced the online edition of the new, biographical overview of the life and legacy of Scientology’s Founder, L. Ron Hubbard: A Profile. The work is the all-encompassing overview of The L. Ron Hubbard Series, the monumental 16-volume hardback biographical encyclopedia released on March 13 commemorating the yearlong celebration of Mr. Hubbard’s centennial. L. Ron Hubbard: A Profile is presented in its entirety at lronhubbard.org.
The online edition of this biographical work provides a never before available interactive chronology of milestone events in Mr. Hubbard’s life. Featuring hundreds of rare photographs, personal artifacts and pivotal biographical details, A Profile presents the many paths Mr. Hubbard traveled—as an author, adventurer, explorer, philosopher and founder of the only major religion born in the modern age.
The chronology details Mr. Hubbard’s lifelong trek to unravel the central questions of human existence, beginning in a rough and tumble American West where the six-year-old L. Ron Hubbard found himself befriended by an itinerant Blackfeet shaman who subsequently honored him with that very rare status of blood brother. Online visitors are further provided with details of each fundamental breakthrough along Mr. Hubbard’s trail of discovery through Dianetics and Scientology: from the startling moment when early Dianetics proved the single critical factor in saving lives of otherwise terminal patients at a northern California naval hospital, to the publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and its meteoric rise to New York Times bestseller. Also detailed is the development of techniques demonstrating the human spirit is indeed independent and separable from the body, and thereby giving way to the birth of the Scientology religion.
The online biographical resource further provides the definitive introduction to Mr. Hubbard’s legendary and multi-faceted artistic career—as among the world’s most prolific and influential authors with more than 60 bestselling works to his credit; as a musical composer, performer and arranger; as an award-winning photographer; and as a filmmaker whose codification of the craft provided for the production of several thousand award-winning public service announcements, educational films and documentaries.
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has today expanded to more than 10,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.