THE MATERIALS OF DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY
DIANETICS: THE EVOLUTION OF A
Comparing 1977 reprint copyrighted
under L. Ron
Hubbard [ISBN: 0-88404-017-8] to 2007 edition copyrighted
under "L. Ron Hubbard Library" [ISBN 978-1-4031-4418-8]
David Miscavige's statements at the Basics release event in
The next book in the chronological sequence is of course Dianetics:
Evolution of a Science
, and as many of you know this book was
published in a national magazine to coincide with the release
of Dianetics: Modern Science of Mental Health
And after all you’ve just
heard regarding The Original Thesis
, you’ll be
happy to know the story
is not so dark when it comes to this book, at least not by comparison.
Indeed, the most notable discovery was the inclusion of a
written by the editor of the magazine that first published the book and
erroneously included in all published editions
decided to reinforce that false datum adding the letters “LRH” which
weren’t even part of the original footnote. Needless to say that
footnote happens to be the most confusing part of the book and has been
appropriately deleted forevermore.
can see a full video of this event on the official Church
Scientology website at this
segment about The Evolution of a Science starts
at 50:00 time
marker of the
You can see the original footnote HERE.
Also read magazine's EIDTOR'S NOTE regarding Dianetics.
It's quite informative.
Miscavige's statement that the footnote was "...
erroneously included in all published editions." is yet
There is NO footnote in
1977 (or in 1973 which was also available for this review) publication.
It does not even appear in 1989 publication [ISBN: 0-88404-342-8].
footnote that Miscavige flashed on the screen is actually from 2002
publication [ISBN: 1-4031-0544-8] - on page 57 - and there is a good
chance that Miscavige himself ordered staff to put it there.