SENSATIONALISM2Sensationalism:How Popular Writers Have Over Exaggerated the Connection BetweenL Ron Hubbard and Aleister CrowleyAs Scientology, the religion created by science-fiction writer LafayetteRonald Hubbard (commonly known as L Ron Hubbard and to his followers as“Ron”, “LRH” and “Source”), gains more and more public scrutiny andexposure, people get more and more interested regarding this self-stylereligion. However, the connections between L Ron Hubbard and AleisterCrowley are very tenuous at best and a form of yellow journalism at worst. Toaccomplish this, I will first introduce Aleister Crowley, the belief system of Thelema and key concepts and organizations related to this topic. Then, I willintroduce L Ron Hubbard and his involvement and references to AleisterCrowley in the scriptures and recorded lectures of Scientology. Then, I willprovide an analysis of how the connection between L Ron Hubbard andAleister Crowley is misused in the media.Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley)L. Ron Hubbard’s only encounter with Ordo Templi Orientis and with Thelema was with Jack Parsons at the former Agape Lodge in Pasadena,California.
To Talk About the Occult is to Deal With the Spectre of Satanism
There are several problems when talking about Aleister Crowley or anyoccult group. There is a great deal of misinformation spread in virtually all