he materials of Dianetics and Scientology are contained in more than 5,000 writings and 3,000 tape-recorded lectures. In the main, those materials are concerned with the application of LRH philosophic principlesthe auditing processes towards greater awareness and ability, the assist processes for the relief of physical illness and emotional distress, the means for resolving difficulties in the workplace, ethical failings, learning disabilities and, frankly, much, much more. Yet the philosophic root of Dianetics and Scientology, the core truth upon which all is based, could hardly be simpler: The spirit is the source of all, Ron tells us, You are a spirit.
It is a unique statement, and factually found nowhere else in the whole of philosophic, religious or scientific thought. For example, although Ron himself describes Scientology as a very basic psychology, he is speaking of psychology in its original sense, i.e., the study of the spirit. In practice, however, the psychologist has denied the spirit utterly. While even in somewhat more comparative Eastern religions, one finds nothing as exalted as L. Ron Hubbards statement on our spiritual essence.
In what amounts to a comprehensive explanation of that statement, Ron presents Scientology Fundamentals. It dates from 1956, was originally described as the results of fifty thousand years of thinking men, and was intended as the definitive introduction to a philosophy, as Ron so descriptively phrased it, dedicated to the freeing of the soul by wisdom.