Mr. David Miscavige stood before 7,000 Scientologists congregated in Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. They had assembled to celebrate the previous decade of unprecedented expansion for Scientology and to usher in another decade of exponential growth.
On this night, Mr. Miscavige announced not only a decade of milestone accomplishments, but the most monumental achievement in the history of the religion—completion of the 25-year program to recover, verify and restore the Scripture of the Scientology religion. The quarter-century endeavor that involved some 2 million man-hours to recover and make fully accessible all written and spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard constituted “the ultimate guarantee for the permanency of Scientology itself,” said Mr. Miscavige.
L. Ron Hubbard initiated the program in 1984 to provide Scientologists the full legacy of his 50 years of research and discovery into the mind, spirit and life. What followed were years of locating all manuscripts and recordings in cities where Mr. Hubbard wrote and lectured, and the verification and restoration of those materials. Thereafter, and again in sequence:
With the launch of The Golden Age of Knowledge in 2005 came the release of the Congress Lectures, L. Ron Hubbard's special events containing his announcements of each new milestone breakthrough in the research and development of Dianetics and Scientology.
In 2007 came the release that would “change the world of Scientology forever.” That is, Mr. Miscavige presented the fully restored Basics, Mr. Hubbard's 18 books and 280 lectures comprising the core of the Scientology religion. Since then, Scientologists have studied and learned their religion as never before.
And in the final days of 2009, it was Mr. Miscavige’s announcement of the historic accomplishment crowning the Golden Age of Knowledge: the release in English of L. Ron Hubbard's Advanced Clinical Course Lectures. In all, these materials comprise more than 1,000 lectures and 500 written issues chronicling the day-to-day record of L. Ron Hubbard’s path of discovery in Dianetics and Scientology. While Mr. Hubbard announced each new milestone to Scientologists as a whole at his Congresses, in the Advanced Clinical Courses and accompanying Professional Course Lectures all wherefores and wherehows of application were presented to auditors.
In that respect, the ACCs constitute the momentous chronology of Mr. Hubbard's research and development never before available. Indeed, here is the long-hoped-for goal of total knowledge. As L. Ron Hubbard himself stated:
“These tapes provide the only existing running day-to-day, week-to-week record of the progress of research in Dianetics and Scientology. They were blazing a trail from total ignorance of the subject to today. Man knew nothing about the mind when it began and we are where we are today. And these tapes were the milestones on the way out.”
Given their significance, it was always L. Ron Hubbard's dream that one day the resources and technology would exist to make these lectures available to all, and that day has arrived.
Mr. Miscavige further announced the release of courses for every Congress, Professional Course and Advanced Clinical Course lecture series, greatly facilitating the chronological and methodical study of these vast bodies of Scripture.
Restoration of all L. Ron Hubbard lectures additionally made possible the selection of 52 Classic Lectures—15 never before released. These 52 Classics are for Scientologists and half of them require no previous education in Scientology and are specifically designated for people new to the subject. They cover subjects ranging from marriage to leadership to Man's spiritual nature.
All of the basic books of Dianetics and Scientology have now also been produced in audiobook format, making L. Ron Hubbard's discoveries widely available in yet another form. These audiobooks are all-inclusive renditions of the original works and translated in 15 languages.
Finally, two notable public lectures by Mr. Hubbard were likewise released. The Golden Dawn: Phoenix Evening Lectures and The Lindsey Theatre Lectures: London Afternoon Series. Originally delivered to the general public to introduce them to Dianetics and Scientology, these lectures are now fully recovered, restored and available in 16 languages.
And so it is that all materials of the Scientology religion, containing the answers that all humankind has sought for centuries, are now available in many languages, many formats, and forever, for the benefit of all.