Former science fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard founder of this
powerful and vastly diverse organization, created a dynasty
that has survived his death. Today this movement is directed
by Heber C. Jentzsch.
Hubbard borrowed from many different Eastern religious sources
and has added a few ideas of his own in order to help Scientology
be palatable to the Western mind. His basic teachings included the idea that every person is actually
a thetan or god, trying to discover ways in which it
can re-emerge as its true identity. With the help of Hubbard
and his short cut, Scientology, this process will be realized. In fact, in a Hubbard message entitled Christmas Message
A.D. 26, he states, "We (Scientology) are the hope of
Man -- the only hope. Mankind's salvation lies within our hands.
With our tech and ability we can create here on earth a real
heaven where men can be free."