Inside and Outside the Churches of Scientology Around the World
The Church of Scientology International just launched a fully-redesigned and video-packed, interactive website to educate the world on the life of the Founder of the Scientology Religion, L. Ron Hubbard.
Among many of the engaging features of the site – which prominently features an interactive timeline of Mr. Hubbard’s life, are video excerpts describing some of the newly-restored historic Churches of Scientology, which have been made into public museums in their respective locations.
Of course, as a DC-metro-area resident, and long-time parishioner of the Founding Church of Scientology, this one has the most significance to me. Restored to the original state it was in when L. Ron Hubbard was the organization’s first Executive Director, the location features the original duplicating equipment used to produce and disseminate L. Ron Hubbard’s lectures to the world, and the studies & offices where he first researched & codified such massively fundamental basics as the Scientology Organizing Board (now used so extensively and successfully by businesses around the world) as well as the basics of communication, which is such a fundamental of the Scientology religion.
Next is the L. Ron Hubbard Camelback House in Phoenix, Arizona – a significant Scientology landmark as it is where L. Ron Hubbard researched much of the fundamental principles now covered in the essential Scientology texts of Science of Survival, Creation of Human Ability, and a number of landmark lectures.
In 1956, the Fitzroy Street building was acquired by the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International (or HASI – the original membership organization of Scientologists) and served as L. Ron Hubbard’s London office and headquarters for Scientology organizations of the time.
And last, but most assuredly not least, is L. Ron Hubbard’s restored house in Joburg, South Africa. LRH always had an intense love of Africa and Africans, and this is so intensely evident when you watch what he did during his stays in Johannesburg. The amount of research he executed and care that he took while there is staggering, exemplified by this building’s use as a meeting ground for local dignitaries with whom LRH pushed forward a message of freedom for all Africans, to the research he put into workable techniques for uplifting the self-worth and dignity of Africans and the rest of the world by extension.
Each of these houses is open for tours 7 days/week, so I encourage you to visit them! And if that’s an impossibility, view the videos on the new L. Ron Hubbard website, which will give you a taste of the amount of care and devotion Mr. Hubbard had toward the bettering of man.