“The lights are on, but nobody’s home” … someone who has just gone through some sort of trauma by learning something they probably didn’t need to know or seen something they really shouldn’t have had to see, will often have an unfocused, vacant stare into a vast abyss of nothingness, slipping into a shock and weariness from which it is very hard to escape.

Most likely, they just finished an assignment on their required reading list like one of the many Hubbard “Policy Letters”

From among over 241,000 words in a single document…

NOTE: This would be the equivalent of 160 “flash fiction” stories. Hubbard would have earned a check for $2,410 for this gem in his early days of writing science fiction. Also, this is 61,000 words longer than his original writing of “Dianetics.

Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex

Man is so aberrated all mental actions seem to him to be reactive mind actions. But there has to be in organizations a data and problem-solution coordination unit in order to set up a body. (A thetan can do this without a lot of mass, having his memory and perception and intelligence.) We have then an Advisory Council to coordinate acquired data, recognize and resolve problems. Above it, there has to be a thetan somewhat detached from it. This may be a higher mind (Ad Council) operating as a director to the lower Ad Council. The mind must operate to form a body. This body is the mest (matter energy space and time) and staff of the organization.

This body must produce a product. This in the HGC, for instance, is resolved cases. Any smaller part of the whole organization is also a Thetan-Mind-Body-Product. Often the executive is both thetan and mind, but as soon as traffic gets too heavy, he must form a separate mind such as an administrative committee or a personal staff to compose the mind. In such a smaller unit than the whole org there is yet a body (the staff and mest of the unit). And there must be a specific product. The product sometimes is absent and sometimes incorrectly assigned, but if so the unit won’t function.

Thankfully, you will suffer no lasting effects from a one-time reading of two paragraphs of L. Ron Hubbard’s wordsmithing. CAUTION: DO NOT READ the above paragraphs a second time. PseudoScientology accepts no responsibility for your mental health if you ignore this warning.

L. Ron Hubbard published over four million words of fiction in his lifetime, but his most famous story consists of just a few handwritten pages, about the figure of Xenu, the tyrannical dictator of the Galactic Confederation who started this whole earth mess. Alec Nevala-Lee, the author of Astounding, a book on the history of science fiction, produced an interesting piece on the writing career of L. Ron Hubbard in … “Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard wrote science fiction. His singular transformation from pulp writer to religious messiah has become a cultural touchstone in itself, and it’s impossible to fully understand the Church of Scientology—which made an unwilling return to the spotlight last year in the A&E documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath—without taking stock of his earlier work. Dianetics, the therapy at the center of Hubbard’s teachings, first gained traction in the science fiction community of the ’50s, and without it, he might never have found an audience. He also benefited enormously from his association with the magazine Astounding Science Fiction and its brilliant editor, John W. Campbell, Jr., who played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of Hubbard’s theories.