“There is a possibility that some Scientologists have not realized the extent of technical materials which exist in Dianetics and Scientology on the subject of the spirit, mind and life.
“For instance, there are about 25,000,000 words on tape in archives which provide the consecutive path of discovery.
“When placed chronologically with books, HCOBs, HCO PLs and other issues this gives a nearly complete record of all discoveries and applications in these subjects.
“The total numbers of words or even the number of tapes and issues to date have not been reliably calculated.
“From time to time various efforts have been made to transcribe and issue all the materials. The task should be done, especially before the decay of magnetic tape, some of which was of poor quality, eradicates the material. A more strenuous and reliable effort should be made to place these archives into a more durable form than magnetic tape.
“A chronological study of materials is necessary for the complete training of a truly top-grade expert in these lines. He can see how the subject progressed and so is able to see which are the highest levels of development. Not the least advantage in this is the defining of words and terms for each, when originally used, was defined, in most cases, with considerable exactitude, and one is not left with any misunderstoods.” L. RON HUBBARD
I know from experience that a lot of information that gets passed around is not accurate and at best is second hand and at worst from sources who simply have an ax to grind. That’s why I alway suggest to anyone who is interested in actually finding out what Scientology and Dianetics are all about to read a book on the subject. That way you can get the straight story and be able to make up your own mind as to what you want to think about it.
Here is a really good site that describes all the basic books of Dianetics and Scientology. You can get a good description of what each book covers from Dianetics to the development of Scientology. Aside from the books, you can also hear lectures directly from L. Ron Hubbard which he gave after he had written a new book on the subjects.
Below are some other sites that give a rundown of the activities that many Scientologists are involved in.
This is the official home page for the Church of Scientology.
The Scientology ReligionThis site has a lot of information about the religion itself.
This site contains various news about the activities of Scientologists and the Church worldwide.
Thi s site contains a lot of information from the book What Is Scientology? a reference published by the Church to answer one of the most common questions that people have about Scientology.
Information about the Volunteer Minister’s program of the Church of Scientology.
This is the handbook that is used by Volunteer Ministers at disaster sites and in their community. It has a lot of practical uses that anyone can learn.