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Books – Scientology – excluding LRH books
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This page aims to give a summary of books concerning Scientology which were not written by the founder (so-called) of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. Contributions are invited by all who have data on non-LRH Scientology books, following Wiki principles, and I am starting it with the books I have. It is arranged in order of publication, and using most browsers, you can search for individual titles or authors using Contol-F. It is split, somewhat arbitrarily, into two parts, before and after 1980, just after 1980 being the time when there was a large exodus from the "Church" of Scientology, and, with the advent of the world wide web and other technologies, communication was maintained world wide with those who practiced forms of Scientology outside the jurisdiction of the official/original Scientology body. 1980 is very roughly around the time when Ron Hubbard lost control of Scientology (near his death).

If you access the item marked Discussion to the right of Ron's picture at the top of the page you will be able to see, and possibly contribute to, ideas behind setting up and improving this (in the end) pretty long page.

For LRH books see Books – Scientology – LRH

Before 1980 (before the first great exodus)[edit | edit source]

1934[edit | edit source]

Scientology: Science of the Constitution and Usefulness of Knowledge by Dr. A. Nordenholz[edit | edit source]

The above is a translation of the German title: Scientologi: Wissenschenheit und der Tauglichkeit des Wissens. Dr. Nordenholz was a German, living in Argentina. There was a second edition of the book, which was reportedly following more closely Hitler's line of thinking.

In the 60's a translation of the book was made by an American Saint Hill Briefing Course student, Woodie McPheeters, who was declared a Suppressive Person. The book became more widely known, and re-translated and printed in both German and an English translation in 1995, by Freie Zone e.V – Eigenverlag, and copies are still available. There are articles about it in the magazine IVy (International Viewpoints) notably a summary of most of it by C.B Willis. You will find them in issues 29, 30, 31, 32 and 35 (page 44) – see . With regard to Woodie McPheeters part in it, see page 8 on of IVy_106.pdf. See also [1]

1950[edit | edit source]

Title forgotten, by staff of the Dianetic Research Foundation[edit | edit source]

In about 1957, when he was Shipping Officer at London (Fitzroy Street) Antony Phillips was offered and bought this book. It was a green hard cover book (no dust jacket). He was offered it as it was being taken off the list of books for sale. It had descriptions of some cases, as far as he can remember, some concerned homosexuality. He can't find it now.

1952[edit | edit source]

An Outline of Dianetics[edit | edit source]

A 20 page pamplet with five articles by different authors, apparently issued before there was an official Dianetic/Scientology organisation in London. See [[2]]

Health and Happiness by John Davis[edit | edit source]

"The booklet you mention was "Health and Happiness." It was actually written by John Davis, a Hollywood script writer who was also my preclear. Gordon Beckston (Beckstead) a PhD in Psychology from Phoenix, AZ published this booklet as well as the tapes from Howes' processing in Minneapolis, MN. Notice that Hubbard did not gnash his teeth and rent his clothing because I used some of his material as well as that of my own. You can read his comments in the booklet itself because the booklet is part of my "File:During the Dawn of Dianetics and Scientology - Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr .pdf" found on Kindle at or Nook at Barnes and Noble, all online. You can contact me at[1][Note: Perry Chapdelaine is now dead (November 2015)]
Perry Chapdelaine

1953[edit | edit source]

Introduction to Scientology[edit | edit source]

May 2017: This book has now been added to Scientolipedia temporarily. See review and link to the PDF file at the following link: Introduction_to_Scientology.

This book was written by Richard DeMille and published by Scientology Council, 1953. See reference in Wikipedia at [[3]] (when on the page press control F and then enter the word "Scientology").

On Auditing[edit | edit source]

This book, written by Martha Courtis, gives advice to auditors, gives a very good summary of the sort of processes which were available then (1953) and also of the basics which are broadly the same then as they are now. The book received a note of approval from Ron Hubbard at the time and gives a general view of Scientology auditing. For a review of the book and a link for downloading the PDF of the original edition, go to On Auditing.

1955[edit | edit source]

Creative Learning by Silcox and Maynard[edit | edit source]

A 222 page hard bound book published by the London Scientology Org and written by two English Scientologists describing how they had incorporated group auditing into their work in schools and giving sample daily 20 minute sessions. More details at [[4]] .

1956[edit | edit source]

Summary of Scientology by Jack Horner[edit | edit source]

This is an all round summary of Scientology for the public written by someone other than Ron Hubbard. It covers the main theories and practice of Scientology as known at that time (which is a remarkably large amount of what has remained to this day). Jack had experience in the very early days of Dianetics, where he helped satisfy by instructing the demand for 500 students for a Dianetics course. See full account and a downloadable version at the following link: Summary of Scientology .

1957[edit | edit source]

All About Radiation by A Nuclear Physicist and A Medical Doctor[edit | edit source]

This is partly LRH. The medical doctor was Farley Spink. Hard cover 13 cms x 19 cms. More data at All_About_Radiation

1958[edit | edit source]

Creative Education by Dame Muriel Payne[edit | edit source]

Published by William Maclellan, Glasgow - data taken from bibliography of The Road to Total Freedom by Roy Wallis. We don't have the book or data on it. There is a link at . If any one cares to investigate this book and author and pass the data on to Scientolipedia readers it would be most welcome.

We, London Scientologists in 1958, were given to understand that Muriel Payne was a Dame (the female British equivalent to a Knight of the British Empire/Commonwealth) and worked with education in India, using Scientology principles (of that time - before "Study Tech" of the 60s). Quite a fuss was made of this form of "official recognition" of Scientology.

Have You Lived Before This Life[edit | edit source]

Published by HASI London. This book is an account by students on the 5th London ACC of what they found when running with the process "What part of that incident could you confront?" incidents found by instructors. See Scientolipedia account at Have You Lived Before This Life.

1961[edit | edit source]

This is Life by Reg Sharpe[edit | edit source]

Reg's explanation of some of the basic principles of Scientology. 100 Pages, 12 cms X 18 cms. See Reg_Sharpe

1968/1972[edit | edit source]

Miracles for Breakfast by Ruth Minshull[edit | edit source]

Data applies to Danish translation (Mirakler ved Morgenbordet). Concerned with bringing up children using Scientology basics. 160 pages 11 cms x 18cms [Date obtained from copyright dates :-( ]

1970[edit | edit source]

Den Lille Scientology Ord Bog[edit | edit source]

This "Little Red Book" was produced in Denmark to fill a crying need for a Danish Scientology dictionary. See [[5]]

1972[edit | edit source]

Say It As It Is – Danish translation: Sig Det Som Det Er by Peter Gilham[edit | edit source]

Data here applies to Danish edition. The subtitle, translated, is "A course in increasing the knowledge of Scientology" and it was aimed at helping disseminate Scientology. It looks to be a duplicated book of 85 pages, stapled on the left side, the cover having a drawing by Thok Søndergaard.

How to Choose Your People by Ruth Minshull[edit | edit source]

Covers the Scientology Tone scale with a chapter for each level. Ron's book, Science of Survival, covers it characteristic by characteristic, rather than level by level. See the book on this wiki at: [6]. See Ruth's profile at [[7]]

1977[edit | edit source]

The Road to Total Freedom by Roy Wallis[edit | edit source]

Written by a sociologist, and covering fairly well for its time the history of Scientology, including the troubles etc. Scientology had had from various bodies including national governments. See Road_to_Total_Freedom,_The

1978[edit | edit source]

Pregnancy and Natural Childbirth Picture Book by Margaret Martin[edit | edit source]

This book, which is slightly larger than The Basic Scientology Picture Book, has material by L Ron Hubbard with copyright dates and states "International Issue Authority obtained". It is profusely illustrated in three colours with both life-sized pictures of the human fetus and "The usual birth, or…… A gentle birth?" See [8]

1980[edit | edit source]

Ups and Downs by Ruth Minshull assisted by Edward Lefson[edit | edit source]

A plain man's guide to what Scientologists know as PTS (Potential Trouble Source). 103 pages 13.5 X21.5 cms

Some (at some period, official) Scientology and some Fri-Scientology books (plus a book on exit counselling and one on mind control, used after leaving the "Church", have slipped in!).

After 1980[edit | edit source]

[ I intend to go through my books in the order they are on my bookshelf (known colloquially as "higgledy-piggledy") – so they will appear here quite randomly. I don't have them all, so others are encouraged to chip in with what they have - sort of Gung Ho fashion. Antony A Phillips 07:17, February 2, 2015 (MST) ]

1982[edit | edit source]

Excalibur Revisited by Geoffrey C Filbert[edit | edit source]

This book, first issued in a very limited edition, is remarkable in that it is probably the first book which gives the majority of Scientology processes including their commands and confidential material. The original was 800 pages and contains a lot of material which in many ways gives a second opinion on Scientology and in some cases gives the authors extensions to the subject. You are referred to the article on it at: [[9]]

1984[edit | edit source]

The O.J. Roos Story[edit | edit source]

This account Otto Roos gave of his experiences in Scientology, including his trying to handle the auditing of Ron Hubbard, originated as a letter to John Atack. Shortly afterwards, on 16 October 1984, Otto Roos gave permission for it to be distributed to 40 terminals around the world who formed a loose Freezone communication network of that time. In 1993 it was made into a 30 A4 page duplicated book. This is reproduced in Scientolipedia: [[10]]

1992[edit | edit source]

Realising Our Dreams by Mark Jones and Patricia Colletta , Ph.D.[edit | edit source]

This book was written by Mark Jones, in collaboration with Patricia Colletta, after he had tried to reform the Church partly with the introduction of the magazine Free Spirit. See [[11]]

Hverdagspsykologi (Everyday Psychology)[edit | edit source]

This Danish book relates some of the basics of Scientology without reference to Scientology. See [[12]]

1997[edit | edit source]

Self Clearing by The Pilot[edit | edit source]

The Pilot wrote anonymously because he was in the Church of Scientology and didn't want to be found out, owing to the fact that he was reformer and had strong views about the way the Church was going, abandoning many of the basic theories and principles. The Church was then very harsh on "deviants", would have excommunicated him if they could find him, which he did not want. He had previously issued another book, Super Scio, and been communicating every fortnight on a secret line to an Internet newsgroup widely read by people interested in Scientology. At the time this book, Self Clearing, could have been considered revolutionary. It consists of do-it-yourself Scientology procedures, and the do-it-yourself principle, which gave no income to the Church of Scientology and was called self auditing, was severely frowned upon by the official Church. The book therefore gives the opportunity for the adventurous person to bypass the Church of Scientology in handling his/her problems, and increasing ability and understanding of life. See more details at [[13]]

1998[edit | edit source]

Brief Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Stephen Bisbey and Lori Beth Bisbey[edit | edit source]

This 170 page book gives data for the non Scientologist (particularly mental health practitioners) in how to run traumatic incidents and do what Scientologists call prepcheck, including the attitude of the practitioner. see [[14]] which also gives ordering data from the publisher.

2006[edit | edit source]

Clearing: A Guide for Professionals by Hank Levin[edit | edit source]

This 350 page book is a basic text book on auditing. The book has a very extensive table of contents and this feature, combined with a complete index and glossary, are designed to make the book as accessible and useful as possible for both study and reference. More details at [[15]]

2016[edit | edit source]

Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me by Ron Miscavige[edit | edit source]

Ron Miscavige gives a description of his relationship with his son David Miscavige, the present head of the Church of Scientology, from the time David was born up to the writing of the book. See [[16]]

P.S.[edit | edit source]

Look on the Discussion page (top of this page - click on Discussion to the right of the small LRH picture) for a progress report.

references[edit | edit source]

Some (at some point, official) Scientology and some Fri-Scientology books.