Brainwashing Manual Parallels in Scientology


Examining the “Brain-washing Manual”with the purpose of better understanding Scientology.

In 1950 Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health was published. Its author was Science-Fiction and Adventure story writer L. Ron Hubbard. Two years later the first Scientology book appeared. In a Hubbard Bulletin entitled What is Scientology? h
e later wrote: “Scientology is the science of human ability and intelligence. It was developed over a third of a century by Doctor Hubbard, American nuclear physicist and leading world authority on the subject of life sources and mental energies and structures.”

In 1954 L. Ron Hubbard announced that Scientology was to be regarded as a religion.

In 1955, in the midst of the cold war, Hubbard let it be known that The Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics, also called the Brainwashing Manual, had mysteriously come into his possession. The Textbook on Psychopolitics contained ideas and methods to be used in the long range plan of dominating the world through covert means.

It also contained multiple references to Dianetics as an important adversary to the Communists; an adversary that had “experienced years of mauling and defamation at Communist hands.”

Finally, here was proof of the Communist conspiracy against L. Ron Hubbard, and confirmation that his critics were Communists or Communist sympathizers. Hubbard had copies of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics printed in booklet form; these were distributed to media, government agencies, and various religious and political groups, “as a public service.” Then, over time, the enigmatic Textbook on Psychopolitics faded into obscurity.

A review of the out-of-print Textbook on Psychopolitics, a.k.a. the Brainwashing Manual, reveals dozens of key parallels with contemporary Scientology.

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