Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

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  1. Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

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    Journal Journal of Religion and Health
    Publisher Springer Netherlands
    ISSN 0022-4197 (Print) 1573-6571 (Online)
    Issue Volume 46, Number 3 / September, 2007
    DOI 10.1007/s10943-006-9079-9
    Pages 437-447
    Subject Collection Behavioral Science
    SpringerLink Date Thursday, September 28, 2006

    W. Vaughn McCall1

    (1) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA

    Published online: 28 September 2006

    Objectives: Celebrity followers of the Church of Scientology have recently used their public forum to attack the modern practice of mental health. The practice of Scientology is rooted in the religious writings of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. This paper will review the religious writings of L Ron Hubbard to understand Scientology’s position on mental health.
    Method: This paper reviews four of the major religious books written by L Ron Hubbard, in addition to a comprehensive overview of Scientology compiled by Scientology staff.
    Results: Hubbard’s theory of mind borrowed heavily from the earlier writings of Freud, until Hubbard’s psychological theory extended to include a spiritual existence that goes beyond the material world. The goal of Hubbard’s psychology and religion were to optimize the freedom of the individual, and he viewed psychiatry and psychology as inherently anti-spiritual and opposed to personal freedom and self-realization. Ultimately Hubbard presents a world view of potential nuclear world cataclysm, fueled by the geopolitical climate and mental health theories that dominated the mid 20th century.
    Conclusions: Hubbard’s writings mirrored the times in which he lived. His views that mental health practices are inherently anti-religious, freedom-inhibiting, and brain damaging do not reflect the modern-day practices of mental health.
    Keywords psychiatry - psychology - mental health - Dianetics - Scientology - L. Ron Hubbard

    Dr. McCall is presently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree and post-graduate psychiatric training at Duke University. He completed a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Wake Forest University. He is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and sleep disorders medicine. His research interests include depression, electroconvulsive therapy, quality of life, and insomnia. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health since 1995, and he is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is Editor of the Journal of ECT, Immediate-Past President of the Association for Convulsive Therapy, and a prior Director of the Board of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.


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  2. DanFTF Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    Relevant to my interests. Good find.
  3. Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    Yes DanFTF It saves you the trouble of writting book on it book yourself, Weren't we once talking to eachoioter about that possibility ?:D
  4. AnonLover Member

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    nioce find! 4 more article from same journal here:
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  5. Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    Thanks Anonlover I was franticly looking for books about Hubbard "borowing"from existing material. It took me a while. Something I said to somebody came threu again for me. I said on Marty Rathbuns Blog of all places that my country the netherlands are the champions of free speech (besides mein kampf we had a little issue being ocupied by the germans but you can still get it at second hand stores here) . I used the Example of Gallilei Gallileo who was gagged by the Chatolic Church in Rome about his theory (that was proven by emperic observation by the way) That the Earth cirkeled around the sun instead of the Sun around the Earth. HIS manuscripts WHERE published in ONE country at that time. the Netherlands.

    And so it always have been: Anything you get sued for in other countries can be published in AMSTERDAM.

    Kendrick L. Moxon. Either you FAILED your Slavemaster David Miscavige or you never noticed or tried. Geuss who is getting a Spanking tonight from an Angry Dwarf.
  6. _You_ Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    /r/ pdf leak
  7. Zhent Member

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    Nice spotting, OP. Dunno why you used the audio post icon though.
  8. Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    Because I failed lol
  9. _You_ Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    Thankyou for this, added to the list
  10. x-calibur Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    from what i recall, l ron hubbards ideas (namely dianetics) were completely rejected by psychologists, which is why he made them villains in the scientology religion.
  11. _You_ Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    You don't have to recall it, you can read An Experimental Investigation of Hubbard's Engram Hypothesis (Dianetics)
  12. Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    If you ever have the chance to talk to a real scientist you will find that they don't live up to the Hollywood image of the nerd with all the answers.

    They are more likely to say that they really don't know anything and that they have a lot more questions than answers. This not only applies to the physical sciences but to the social ones as well such as the study of human behavior. Scientists, it appears, do a lot more studying and searching as opposed to pointing out answers. Makes sense.

    Scientology does not make sense. I have no doubt Hubbard stole a lot from others; he was well read and it looks like he had a interest in a lot of subjects. The big difference is; Hubbard didn't really do research, he just threw together a so-called religion and claimed that everything had been figured out. Contrast this with what a real scientist does everyday.
  13. OHSHI Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    What I hate most about Scientology is the conflict it sells its followers about well-adjusted living.

    I.E. any normal person entering Scientology (sigh... oxymoron?) would at first say "Hey, if people don't like your practices, why not create scientific studies on Touch Assits or the Purifcation Rundown?"

    The answer from Scientologists then goes to evil psychs, suppressives, or people who are "below 2.0".

    It's really sad. If you could prove scientifically that running down the street in a chicken suit cured cancer, people with cancer would do it. Same goes for more extreme examples of the point I am making.

    Really sad...
  14. JohnnyRUClear Member

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    Actually, a thread here recently took up that question and the result was that the answer appears to be no, he really did not read much. He liked to pretend a lot, and it seems that being well read was one more act he put on.
  15. Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    How 'bout that.

    Let's just agree that he stole a lot of ideas; fully formed, half-baked, half-understood, or in fragments. He stole.

    If he didn't read much I hope he at least had some fun. With his money, the last thing I'd be doing is researching OT 3X, or even typing it! I'd at least put in a grow-op on my ship.!
  16. _You_ Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    I seem to recall it was one of his wives (Second one? brainfart) that mentioned this, he'd skim over things, pick out ideas he could fit into his skewed vision, or try and get the gist of the lingo so he sounded knowledgable (to those even less so), just about any of his lectures where he attempts to convey 'scientific' ideas or understanding there-of pretty much proves this.
    Then there is all the utter crap he did manufacture.
    Lots of threads on this already.
  17. Ogsonofgroo Member

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    Shy David.

    *thumbs up*

  18. subrosa Member

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    I think it is more of a 'sign of the times', ELron could boondoggle just about anybody in the 1950's, but there is such a larger body of knowledge now, that he would have trouble getting the 'average' 5th grader to believe his drivel today. His 'religion' is as dated as he is. His description of space planes, for example. 1950. His definitions of psychiatry. 1950. LOL the Van Allen Belt. We take things for granted today that were unheard of or unthought of back then. IF Elron were truly the visionary the $cilons think he is, this would not be the case.
  19. _You_ Member

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  21. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Re: Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

    "Shy David"?

    Anyway, I would modify that assessment slightly. Scientology is more like what you'd get if the Ferengi somehow managed to commandeer and PA the Borg.
  22. Anonymous Member

    Can we get a re-up of this leak?
  23. Anonymous Member

    Cabn't help you with the text, but thanks for reminding us that Kat Spanker used to speak english at one time...
  24. He still does when he's only moderately drunk.
  25. Anonymous Member

    Which is for about five minutes around noon when he's first getting up.
  26. I can't remember posting this lol
  27. Anonymous Member


    Have you researched this any further since 2009 or are you resorting to self ritual self-necro?
  28. Actually the whole field of Meta Psychology is a direct result of Scientology due to a Psychyatrist being an Scientologist in the '70ties and having more results at that time with Scientology methods than current methods to that day in Psychiatry.
  29. Alsoo I have hunted down the Hubbard word: Dramatizaton to "Behavioral Re-enactment"

    The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma

    Re-enactment, Revictimization, and Masochism

    Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD*
    During the formative years of contemporary psychiatry much attention was paid to the continuing role of past traumatic experiences on the current lives of people. Charcot, Janet, and Freud all noted that fragmented memories of traumatic events dominated the mental life of many of their patient and built their theories about the nature and treatment of psychopathology on this recognition. Janet75 thought that traumatic memories of traumatic events persist as unassimilated fixed ideas that act as foci for the development of alternate states of consciousness, including dissociative phenomena, such as fugue states, amnesias, and chronic states of helplessness and depression. Unbidden memories of the trauma may return as physical sensations, horrific images or nightmares, behavioral reenactments, or a combination of these. Janet showed how traumatized individuals become fixated on the trauma: difficulties in assimilating subsequent experiences as well. It is "as if their personality development has stopped at a certain point and cannot expand anymore by the addition or assimilation of new elements."76 Freud independently came to similar conclusions.43,45 Initially, he thought all hysterical symptoms were caused by childhood sexual "seduction" of which unconscious memories were activated, when during adolescence, a person was exposed to situations reminiscent of the original trauma. The trauma permanently disturbed the capacity to deal with other challenges, and the victim who did not integrate the trauma was doomed to "repeat the repressed material as a contemporary experience in instead or . . . remembering it as something belonging to the past."44 In this article, I will show how the trauma is repeated on behavioral, emotional, physiologic, and neuroendocrinologic levels, whose confluence explains the diversity of repetition phenomena.
    Many traumatized people expose themselves, seemingly compulsively, to situations reminiscent of the original trauma. These behavioral reenactments are rarely consciously understood to be related to earlier life experiences. This "repetition compulsion" has received surprisingly little systematic exploration during the 70 years since its discovery, though it is regularly described in the clinical literature.12,17,21,29,61,64,65,69,88,112,137 Freud thought that the aim of repetition was to gain mastery, but clinical experience has shown that this rarely happens; instead, repetition causes further suffering for the victims or for people in their surroundings.
    Children seem more vulnerable than adults to compulsive behavioral repetition and loss of conscious memory of the trauma.70,136. However, responses to projective tests show that adults, too, are liable to experience a large range of stimuli vaguely reminiscent of the trauma as a return of the trauma itself, and to react accordingly.39,42

    In behavioral re-enactment of the trauma, the self may play the role of either victim or victimizer.
    Harm to Others
    Re-enactment of victimization is a major cause of violence. Criminals have often been physically or sexually abused as children.55,121 In a recent prospective study of 34 sexually abused boys, Burgess et al.20 found a link with drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, and criminal behavior only a few year later. Lewis89,91 has extensively studied the association between childhood abuse and subsequent victimization of others. Recently, she showed that of 14 juveniles condemned to death for murder in the United States in 1987, 12 had been brutally physically abused, and five had been sodomized by relatives.90 In a study of self-mutilating male criminals, Brach-y-Rita7 concluded that "the constellation of withdrawal, depressive reaction, hyperreactivity, stimulus-seeking behavior, impaired pain perception, and violent aggressive behavior directed at self or others may be the consequence of having been reared under conditions of maternal social deprivation. This constellation of symptoms is a common phenomenon among a member of environmentally deprived animals."
    Self-destructive acts are common in abused children. Green53,54 found that 41 per cent of his sample of abused children engaged in headbanging, biting, burning, and cutting. In a controlled, double-blind study on traumatic antecedents of borderline personality disorder, we found a highly significant relationship between childhood sexual abuse and various kinds of self-harm later in life, particularly cutting and self-starving.143a Clinical reports also consistently show that self-mutilators have childhood histories of physical or sexual abuse, or repeated surgery.52,106,118,126 Simpson and Porter126 found a significant association between self-mutilation and other forms of self-deprecation or self-destruction such as alcohol and drug abuse and eating disorders. They sum up the conclusions of many students of this problem in stating that "self-destructive activities were not primarily related to conflict, guilt and superego pressure, but to more primitive behavior patterns originating in painful encounters wih hostile caretakers during the first years of life."
    Revictimization is a consistent finding.35,47,61 Victims of rape are more likely to be raped and women who were physically or sexually abused as children are more likely to be abused as adults. Victims of child sexual abuse are at high risk of becoming prostitutes.38,72,125 Russell,120 in a very careful study of the effects of incest on the life of women, found that few women made a conscious connection between their childhood victimization and their drug abuse, prostitution, and suicide attempts. Whereas 38 per cent of a random sample of women reported incidents of rape or attempted rape after age 14, 68 per cent of those with a childhood history of incest did. Twice as many women with a history of physical violence in their marriages (27 per cent), and more than twice as many (53 per cent) reported unwanted sexual advances by an unrelated authority figure such as a teacher, clergyman, or therapist. Victims of father-daughter incest were four times more likely than nonincest victims to be asked to pose for pornography.

    There are sporadic clinical reports,12,59 but systematic studies on re-enactment and revictimization in traumatized adults are even scarcer than in children
    *Director, Trauma Center, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  30. Anonymous Member

    The link works!

    Props to MediaFire!
  31. I just think the Church of Scientology just did not got that down yet because of lack of intrest from them and from anonymous. Did you know my Signature one ESMB is.
  32. Anonymous Member

    Thank you.

    You are more interesting when you have dox.
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  33. THATS THE GUY !!!! I can not believe anonymous was so blind to this. I got my ass kicked back in 2009 for mentioning these things

    Frank A. Gerbode wrote of a method known as traumatic incident reduction (TIR).[citation needed] He is an Honors graduate of Stanford University and later pursued graduate studies in philosophy at Cambridge University. He received his medical degree from Yale University, and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford University Medical Center in the early 1970s.
    Gerbode is the author of numerous papers and articles, which have been published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, the International Journal of Neuropharmacology, the Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IRM Newsletter and elsewhere. They include at least one article in Nature [1]
    He teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of Beyond Psychology: An Introduction to Metapsychology (ISBN 1-887927-00-X), published in 1988.[2] This book provided the first published description of TIR.
    He edited the special issue "Trauma treatment techniques : innovative trends" [3] of Haworth Press's Journal of aggression, maltreatment & trauma,
    From 1986 to 1995, Gerbode founded the Institute for Research in Metapsychology and the Center for Applied Metapsychology in Palo Alto, California.[citation needed] Today, this function is fulfilled by the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association,[4] a division of Applied Metapsychology International.
    Gerbode currently resides in Sonoma, California.

  34. Anonymous Member

  35. He pretty stole Hubbards wind in the sense he got great with things he picked up in Scientology

  36. Anonymous Member

    Nice! It was saying file/page not found when I bumped this thread with re-up request. Thanks!
  37. Anonymous Member

    Frank A Gerbode has made Psychology all about Scientology in the 70ties PROVE ME WRONG
  38. For the newbies "prove me wrong" is an invitation to come up with dox proving the original poster or commenter wrong, so go for it
  39. Please prove me wrong ? I exepted a big fight from anonymous
  40. I will go even furhter: Without Scientology, Metapsychology would never exist. PROVE ME WRONG !!!!!

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