Scientology is an entropic system of belief. The original version of the religion ended in 1989 after the death of the founder, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986). In 1988, his secrets were revealed to a group of about two hundred elite followers. After an intense struggle, these members lost status to less creative conservatives. When power in the wealthy Church was finally seized by one dominant person, the faith split into two parts. In the first, the story of evil Xenu, the famous fictional character, and a version of "engram clearing" were retained. In the second part, a more egotheistic level, Hubbard appointed himself as an anti-Christ intent on returning to earth to establish Scientology's golden age. Public knowledge of this story would have ended the religion in the 1980's. Challenged in Court, management openly rejected the anti-Christ narrative as a fraud and a hoax. There were other original Hubbard inspired beliefs rejected by the coup of new Scientologists. The most important was that the genetic material of the human race had been degraded by telepathy by extraterrestrial illuminati. These "space aliens", Hubbard claimed, had thought control techniques. Scientology then devolved in two directions. First, the sensitive, established Church disassociated itself from the symbolic secrets of Hubbard's legacy and created a real estate empire of tax-exempt, high-quality church buildings. These massive structures are intended as expansion facilities if public acceptance of the religion can ever be achieved. Second, a variety of splinter groups developed to continue the traditional forms of therapy known as "auditing." These groups practice more dangerous electronics than the current Church. Lucifer's Bridge covers the time period during 1988-1989 when Scientology reverted into its present form. A simple definition of Scientology is impossible. In its origin, Scientology created a definition of a spirit based on transcendental religious theories. A reposed entity was defined as an immortal being seeking self-willed re-incarnation. This has been construed by the majority of people as mere Occult Goety. However, to understand Scientology's true nature and Hubbard's real intent, a review of the material in this book is essential. Hubbard's secrets have no supporting scientific evidence and are classified as fiction. An examination of these provide the foundation for an analysis of his psyche and the source of the violence and family splitting in the current Church. Hubbard was a science fiction author who self proclaimed that he developed Scientology acting in the role of the mythological Lucifer. Hubbard's personal mental struggle revealed an inner fear of personal domination by space aliens only he saw walking among us on earth. On the one hand, Scientology is based on duplicity. An investigation of the basis of Scientology also reveals a paradox. Hubbard tried to unify eastern and western religious traditions into a synthesis of belief. He even implied that he was the Buddha of 2,600 years ago. Since Hubbard rejected essential negative natural law, impermanence and Nirvana, his claims cannot be supported. On the other hand, Scientology outlines a personal salvation. This is based on a small but powerful flow of conscious electrical current which Hubbard claimed to have discovered. His teachings are accepted by some who seek a controlled release of massive personal energy trapped by lack of consciousness and distorted perception. According to Scientology, barriers can be removed only by first expunging all belief in Christianity. Eager to be enskied, followers of Hubbard are led to believe that social and political problems persisting into the 21st century can be solved by the application of his techniques. Once Christianity is neutralized, Scientology expects to dominate like extreme Middle Eastern sects. Copied from esoteric and mystical sources, Scientology only has the appearance of a modern religion.
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