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INTRODUCTION
THE RELIGION OF SCIENTOLOGY
THE GUARANTOR OF SCIENTOLOGY’S FUTURE
MR. DAVID MISCAVIGE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
  INTERNATIONAL SCIENTOLOGY EVENTS
OPENINGS OF NEW IDEAL CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY
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Just as the discovery of the dynamic principle of existence, “Survive!” had led to the discovery of the reactive mind in Dianetics, the Theta-MEST theory, as contained in Science of Survival, would form the basis of research into past lives, and the life force itself. While LRH had empirical evidence of past lives — that still wasn’t enough.

LRH looked at it this way — science already had “devices” to measure virtually every physical universe phenomena. Applied to the physical, they had even led to the discovery of how to split the atom. But they had never managed to penetrate the universe of life itself. Why? The answer is simple. They weren’t looking.

In fact, the “victories” of science became the failures of past religion — “proof” that all was physical in nature. For example, when Galileo said the Earth revolved around the Sun, he was arrested by the Catholic Church, for “heresy.” Of course science, did in fact, prove that the Earth traveled around the Sun. All of which tended to redefine religion as — “mere belief having nothing particular to do with reality,” while science was defined as — “what was observable?” Meaning, could you touch it?

That is where both science and old religions hit a brick wall, and precisely where LRH picked it up. It’s a key point. After all, great philosophers, and religious leaders, had been looking throughout the ages. Why did they fail? In LRH’s words: “They needed the higher mathematics and electronics, which would, over two-thousand years later, develop their philosophies.” And why does he specifically mention electronics in terms of proving the spiritual nature of man? The E-Meter. And with it came the proof of past lives, and so much more. The source of life itself could be seen, and could be measured.

Then came the landmark research with the meter, when LRH plotted out the principal incidents on the whole track. And what he found was that every preclear responded to the same incidents in exactly the same way. Their description of the incidents, their reaction to the incidents, and the E-Meter phenomena, all the same. He released these discoveries in a book called What to Audit, known today as History of Man. And when one observes the fact that LRH was no longer dealing with engrams that could be explained as traces on a cell — but the theta universe — then you get pretty close to his jump-off point from Dianetics to something else. As a matter of fact, you get to February 6, 1952 when LRH announced a new subject — Scientology!