L. Ron Hubbard Day is celebrated annually on March 13. It commemorates the birth of American science fiction author and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. The holiday is for anyone who appreciates Hubbard’s writing and belongs to or is interested in Scientology.
History of L. Ron Hubbard Day
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American science-fiction and fantasy writer who founded the Church of Scientology. He catapulted the growth of his church into a worldwide organization. Even though Hubbard was best known for his fantasy and science-fiction stories, he wrote books in other genres as well, such as adventure fiction, aviation, travel, mysteries, and even romance.
Hubbard introduced Dianetics to the world in the 1950s and described it as “the hidden source of all psychosomatic ills and human aberration.” He asserted that “skills have been developed for their invariable cure.” Dianetics was duly introduced in the May 1950 issue of Astounding. Hubbard abandoned freelance writing, began promoting Dianetics — writing several books about it in the next decade — and found Dianetics research organizations. Later, he expanded the foundations of Dianetics to construct a spiritually oriented (although non-religious at the time) doctrine based on the concept that the human self is a ‘thetan,’ an ‘immortal, omniscient, and potentially omnipotent entity.’ Hubbard taught that after the ‘thetans’ created the material universe, they forgot their godlike powers and fell into the trap of physical bodies. Scientology aimed to “rehabilitate” each person’s ‘thetan’ to restore its original abilities and help it become “active” again.
In honor of the centennial birth of the Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Inglewood, California, has declared March 13 as L. Ron Hubbard Day. On March 8, Ralph Franklin, a member of the Inglewood City Council, presented a special tribute to the Church of Scientology in Inglewood at City Hall.
L. Ron Hubbard Day timeline
Hubbard pens his first full-length novel.
Hubbard publishes a book about Dianetics.
Hubbard creates a new religious movement.
Scientologists build the first Church of Scientology in Los Angeles.
L. Ron Hubbard Day FAQs
Where is L. Ron Hubbard Day celebrated?
It is celebrated in the U.S.
Where was L. Ron Hubbard born?
He was born in Tilden, Nebraska.
How many books has L. Ron Hubbard published?
He published 1,084 fiction and non-fiction works.
L. Ron Hubbard Day Activities
Visit the Church of Scientology
L. Ron Hubbard Day is an excellent opportunity to check out what it's all about. You’ll be able to understand Scientology by visiting the church and talking to the people within.
Join the international celebrations
The Church of Scientology throws international celebrations attended by thousands of parishioners. These celebrations are the primary means by which Church leaders inform the world assembly of Scientology’s progress in society and plans for the future.
Read Hubbard’s works
You could celebrate L. Ron Hubbard Day by reading Hubbard’s works. For example, you could start with Buckskin Brigades — the first novel published by Hubbard.
5 Surprising Facts About Scientology
It is a scientific religion
Hubbard discovered Scientology through scientific means.
It has levels of progression
Scientology has several levels of progression: pre-clear, clear, and operating thetan.
The symbol of Scientology has structure
It consists of the letter ‘s,’ which stands for Scientology, and ARC and KRC triangles, two important ideas in Scientology.
It has unusual beliefs
The Church of Scientology believes that human souls have lived on other planets before coming to Earth.
It is a tax-exempt religion
Scientology is a tax-exempted religion in the U.S., New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands, and South Africa.
Why We Love L. Ron Hubbard Day
It celebrates Hubbard’s birth
L. Ron Hubbard Day has been celebrated since 2012. It is a gift in honor of the 101st anniversary of the birth of L. Ron Hubbard.
It appreciates science fiction
Science fiction shows us what our future might look like through movies, television, and literature — a mirror of the present, looking into the future. L. Ron Hubbard Day appreciates people who write and read science fiction.
It honors the memory of a great writer
Hubbard made significant contributions to the history of literature and religion. L. Ron Hubbard Day allows us to remember and honor him.
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