Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Issues


London Sunday Times 28 December 1969 Scientology: New Light on CrowleyFrom 28 December 1969 London Sunday Times

1. Who is the source of the “information” the London Sunday Times published December 28, 1969?

2. Did Hubbard break up black magic in America?

3. Was Jack Parsons America’s number one solid fuel rocket expert?

4. Was he a doctor?

5. Had Parsons been involved with the infamous English black magician Aleister Crowley who called himself “The Beast 666?”

6. Did Crowley at that time run an organisation over the world?

7. Was it called the Order of Templars Orientalis?

8. Did it have savage and bestial rites?

9. Was Parsons the head of the American branch located at 100 Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, California?

10. Was 100 Orange Grove Avenue a huge house which had paying guests who were the USA nuclear physicists working at Cal. Tech?

11. Were there certain agencies that objected to nuclear physicists being housed under the same roof?

12. Was Hubbard was still an officer of the US Navy?

13. Was he sent in to handle any situation?

14. If so, who or what sent him?

15. If he was sent in to handle some situation, was it because he was well known as a writer and a philosopher and had friends amongst the physicists?

16. Was he well known as a writer and philosopher?

17. Did he have friends amongst physicists?

18. If so, amongst what physicists?

19. Did Hubbard go to live at the house and investigate the black magic rites and the general situation?

20. If he went to live at the house and investigated the black magic rites and the general situation, did he find them very bad?

21. Did Parsons write to Crowley in England about Hubbard?

22. Is it evident that Crowley detected an enemy and warned Parsons?

23. Is all this proven by the correspondence unearthed by the Sunday Times?

24. Was Hubbard on a mission?

25. If so, what were anyone’s expectations for his mission?

26. If he was on a mission, and there were expectations for his mission, was it successful far beyond anyone’s expectations?

27. Was the house at 100 Orange Grove Avenue torn down?

28. Did Hubbard rescue a girl people were using?

29. If so, who were they?

30. And if so, how were they using the girl?

31. Was the black magic group dispersed?

32. Was the group destroyed?

33. If the group was destroyed, had it never recovered by December 1969?

34. Did the physicists include many of the 64 top US scientists who were later declared insecure and dismissed from government service with so much publicity?

35. Were the 64 top US scientists declared insecure and dismissed from government service with so much publicity?

36. Were the 64 top US scientists declared insecure and dismissed from government service with any publicity?

37. Were the 64 top US scientists declared insecure and dismissed from government service without publicity?

38. If the 64 top US scientists, or any number of US scientists, were declared insecure and dismissed from government service, with or without publicity, and if the house at 100 Orange Grove Avenue housed physicists under its roof, were these physicists among the US scientists declared insecure and dismissed from government service?

Letter from Church of Scientology WUS 30 November 1996

Letter from Church of Scientology WUS 30 November 1996

From: Church of Scientology West US letter 30 November 1996

39.  Was the depiction of L. Ron Hubbard in the article “The Magikal Scientist and His Circle” in The Excluded Middle, Issue 6, regarding Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, et al. taken from a book, Jack Parsons and the Fall of Babalon?

40. Has the data regarding L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, et al. in the book Jack Parsons and the Fall of Babalon, long ago or at any time, been debunked?

41. Has the data regarding L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, et al. in the article “The Magikal Scientist and His Circle” been debunked?

42. Did the author of the article “The Magikal Scientist and His Circle” miss a few details that readers of The Excluded Middle might have found of interest?

43. In October 1969, did the London Times print an article covering the same events that were covered in the article “The Magikal Scientist and His Circle?”

44. Was the newspaper that printed such article in October 1969 defunct in 1996?

45. Did the Times reprint, or print, a retracting article on Sunday, 28 December, 1969?

46. If not, did the Times at any time reprint, or print, an article retracting its article of October 1969?

From: Church of Scientology Boston letter ca. 2003

47. Is L. Ron Hubbard less well-known for his adventures, including one mentioned by Camille Paglia in her essay “Cults and Cosmic Consciousness: Religious Vision in the American 1960s,” than for his work as an author and as the founder of the Scientology religion?

48. Was he a barnstorming pilot, a member of the elite Explorer’s Club and a sailor because he believed in living life to its fullest?

49. Did his being a sailor lead him to a distinguished career in the US Naval intelligence?

50. While in the US Navy, was Hubbard assigned a mission in 1945 to break up the US branch of Aleister Crowley’s black magic group of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) in Pasadena?

51. If, while in the US Navy, Hubbard had been assigned such a mission, was his assignment because many physicists were getting involved in Crowley’s OTO group and this was creating a national security situation?

52. Did the Sunday Times of London, on October 5, 1969, or on any other date, publish that Hubbard successfully infiltrated and broke up this group that was run by Dr. Jack Parsons?

53. Did Hubbard successfully infiltrate and break up this group?

54. If Hubbard successfully infiltrated and broke up the group that was run by Dr. Jack Parsons, did this lead to many of the top sixty-four US scientists being declared security risks and dismissed from government service?

55. Were many of the top sixty-four US scientists being declared security risks and dismissed from government service?

56. Did J. Gordon Melton state: “since Hubbard’s involvement with this incident [the claimed incident in which Hubbard on a mission while in the US Navy infiltrated and broke up the OTO group run by John W. Parsons] has also been used to discredit the Church of Scientology that [Hubbard] founded, we should also note that the Church’s teachings are not magical and show no connection with the O.T.O. or its beliefs and practices?”

57. Are any of Scientology’s teachings magical?

  • Do they show any connection with Crowley, Parsons, the O.T.O. or its beliefs and practices?

From: Attorney Jeremy Malcolm letter of 3 April 2001

59. Did Bradley Woodward, or the author of the web site to whom Scientology attorney Jeremy Malcolm directed his complaining letter, make any reference on that site to the “Satanic and occult history” of Scientology?

60. Does the published and documented history of Scientology prove that it has no satanic and occult history?

61. Does Scientology possess any satanic and occult history?

62. Was Aleister Crowley a Satanist?

63. Are the facts of the matter in relation to Aleister Crowley that Hubbard, in the 1940’s, while a U.S. Naval Officer, was sent by the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate the “Order of Templars Orientalis,” the black magic organization headed by Crowley, which practiced savage and bestial rites, and had involved men from the national rocket program?

64. Are the facts of the matter in relation to Aleister Crowley also that Hubbard’s mission from the LAPD was successful, that the black magic group was dispersed and destroyed, and that he rescued a girl they were using?

65. Did correspondence between Crowley and Jack Parsons mention Hubbard due to Hubbard’s presence at the group while investigating it?

66. Was Hubbard a member of the OTO?

67. Is using the correspondence between Crowley and Parsons to support an allegation that Scientology somehow related to black magic using that correspondence in a misleading fashion?

68. Is Scientology somehow related to black magic?

69. Was Hubbard a disciple of Crowley’s?