FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #84
2 May 1963
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington 25, D.C.
In recent weeks I have become exposed to literature which I felt
might bear further investigation as to its validity and
connections. The subject matter is in connection with a science
called Dianetics and Scientology founded by L. Ron Hubbard.
From what I have been able to gather the practices involved have
not met with complete or approval of the American Medical
Association. So called raids' on the headquarters in Washington, D.
C. by the Food and Drug Administration were made to confiscate
documents and literature pertaining to the processing of
individuals taking part in the prescribed program.
I would like to know of any affiliation with the Communist Party
on the part of the founder L. Ron Hubbard and or the science of
Dianetics or Scientology. I would also like to know if there is any
connection between the program prescribed by this science and brain
washing or if this information is dangerous to the individual in
The material stresses the think for yourself' idea but in some
cases, leaves you little choice in conclusions. Constant vague
accusations directed at the A.M.A. are included and the reasons for
the A.M.A. not accepting the so called findings of this science are
that its general acceptance by the public would hurt the medical
business since fewer people would need professional help in fact, a
relative few and then only those who were completely beyond help
and would require institutionalizing.
It occurs to me that this is either the most fantastic and
wonderful find in the field or the most damaging.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
All publications to my knowledge come from
Hubbard Association of Scientologists
Silver Spring, Maryland
Some examples of the publications are:
The Creation of Human Ability
Scientology: Its Contribution to Knowledge
Ability, a magazine of Dianetics and Scientology a monthly and
F.D.A.'s raid was on January 4, 1963 at 1812 19th Street, N.W.
Washington 9, D.C.