First of all, hi to everyone! Does anyone here finds in L.Ron Hubbard's Dianetics/Scientology, or any of his other writings and/views a connection to Thelema or Magick/Aleister Crowley?
According to Scientology you are actually an immortal spiritual being, and the goal of Scientology is to return this being to its inherent abilities (i.e. freeing it from the laws of this universe) and remove it from its need to have a body. The sole source for accomplishing this is the technology of L. Ron Hubbard.
The goal of Thelema, is for the individual person to live out its 'true' inherent abilities. According to Thelema there is no dread after death, but dissolution of the body, and eternal ecstasy. That the sole source for understanding Thelema, is the writings of Aleister Crowley, is a common interpretation of 'The Comment' to Thelema's most holy text.
According to Scientology, those who miss the ultimate goal it proclaims, for each individual person, will have to live in a body again, untill the goal is reached.
to hint at something similar on page 593 in The Confessions of Aleister Crowley
If the superior is anything of a psychologist, he should be able to teach the average weakling fairly perfect self-control in three months at the outside. Neuburg improved enormously in consequence of the practice, and his final breakdown was due to a strain of racial congenital cowardice too deeply seated for eradication. He at least gained this: that he was brought face to face with this fundamental moral deficiency in his character. For the rest of his life he must expiate his infirmity, that his suffering may teach him the necessity of tackling it from the beginning in his next incarnation."
What are Thelemites opinion on Hubbard?
KingLamus, for this question, you could have used the polling option for threads on Lashtal.com.
Just wanted to know what the members here think of Hubbard.
This is my opinion: Hubbard left behind a system that is commonly misunderstood as a personality cult with him at the centre. Crowley left behind a system that is commonly misunderstood as a license to hedonism.