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LRH wrote many books, both fiction and non-fiction.

In 2006, Guinness World Records declared Hubbard the world's most published and most translated author, having published 1,084 fiction and non-fiction works that have been translated into 71 languages.[1][2]

Some books are compilations of earlier Scientology writings. This list contains his freshly-written Scientology books, including one first published in Astounding Science Fiction, listed by year of first publication:


  • Dianetics, the Original Thesis
Initially issued as a manuscript, circulated amongst LRH's friends. First published in 1951 as Dianetics: The Original Thesis, later republished as The Dynamics of Life.


Regarded as "Book One" by Scientologists, this hugely popular book set forth Hubbard's principles about the "Reactive Mind" and the "dynamic principle of existence".
  • Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science
Reprints the original Astounding Science Fiction article from (May 1950) that introduced Dianetics prior to Book One.
  • Group Dianetics
  • The Processing of Psychotics
Compiled from the "Institutional Dianetics" lectures. Published by the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Elizabeth, NJ, 1950.


Parts of transcripts and notes from a series of lectures given in Los Angeles, California in November 1950
  • Science of Survival
In this book, Hubbard introduced concepts that were later to become key elements of Scientology: the thetan, the tone scale, and past lives. It contains a description of how theta interacts with the physical universe of matter, energy, space and time — MEST. The book is written around a Chart of Human Evaluation, providing a complete description of the tone scale and the components of emotion — the “triangle” of Affinity, Reality and Communication (ARC.[3]
  • Child Dianetics. Dianetic Processing for Children Wichita, Kansas, October 1951, ISBN 0-88404-421-1
Compiled from the research and lecture materials of L. Ron Hubbard by the staff of the Hubbard Dianetic Foundation of Los Angeles, California. With an introduction from L. Ron Hubbard.
  • Preventive Dianetics
  • Self Analysis International Library of Arts and Sciences, Wichita, Kansas, August 1951
Contains a simplified Chart of Human Evaluation.
  • Advanced Procedure and Axioms Wichita, Kansas, November 1951
First published by the Hubbard Dianetic Foundation.
  • Handbook for Preclears Wichita, Kansas, December 1951
Republished by Scientific Press in Phoenix, Arizona, as Scientology Handbook for Preclears
  • The Dianetics Axioms


  • A History of Man London, July 1952
Also known as History of Man, Scientology: A History of Man and its original title What to Audit (Phoenix, Arizona by the Scientific Press, July 1952), this book gives Hubbard's instructions to Scientology auditors on how to recognize Space opera incidents when auditing preclears on the whole track. Among these incidents are buried memories of reincarnated past lives as clams, sloths, and cavemen.
  • Scientology: 88 Phoenix, Arizona, September 1952
A unique limited edition, handwritten by L. Ron Hubbard and printed on special lithographic plates. Distributed by the Hubbard Association of Scientologists. The technology from "Scientology: 88" can be found in "Scientology 8-80".
  • Scientology: 8-80 Phoenix, Arizona, November 1952
Published by the Hubbard Association of Scientologists,
  • Scientology 8-8008 Phoenix, Arizona, December 1952, ISBN 0-88404-428-9
  • The Auditor's Manual
  • Electropsychometric Auditing - Operator's Manual



  • Group Auditor's Handbook
New editions in 1981, 1992, two-volume edition in 2000.
  • Scientology: Auditor's Handbook including Intensive Procedure reworked as The Creation of Human Ability
  • Dianetics 55! Phoenix, Arizona, December 1954
This limited manuscript edition was first available at the Unification Congress.
  • Scientology Workbook


  • Key to Tomorrow
Also known as Scientology: Its Contribution to Knowledge
Published by the Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation.
  • The Creation of Human Ability London, England, April 1955
Published by Scientology Publications.
  • Straightwire: A Manual of Operations
First complete how-to manual for Hubbard's Straightwire process. This book reprints material from lectures such as HCAP-3 ("Elementary Straightwire"), and was in turn reprinted in its entirety as part of 1976's Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology.
  • Brainwashing - A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psycho-politics
  Secretly authored by L. Ron Hubbard on Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland in the summer of 1955.   Printed by Manny Publishing in Fall of 1955. L. Ron Hubbard's only non copyrighted work. (Google Brainwashing, Scientology, to find out more.)


  • Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought Washington, DC, September 1956, ISBN 0-88404-503-X
  • Professional Auditor's Bulletins, Vol. 1-4
  • The Problems of Work Washington, DC, December 1956, ISBN 0-88404-377-0
"The application of the Scientology principles to the workaday world."


  • All About Radiation London, England, May 1957
Written by L. Ron Hubbard, Gene Denk, and Farley R. Spink. Some editions list Hubbard as sole author. Some editions refer to Hubbard as a nuclear physicist on the cover.
  • Control and the Mechanics of S.C.S.
  • Fortress in the Sky
  • Scientology Training Course Manual: Field Validation


  • Axioms and Logics
  • ACC Clear Procedure
  • Professional Auditor's Bulletins, Vol. 5


  • HCO Manual of Justice
  • Ceremonies of the Founding Church of Scientology


A collection of forty-one actual case histories of reincarnation and past-life experiences, gleaned from auditing with an e-meter at the Church of Scientology's Fifth London Advanced Clinical Course held in 1958.


  • E-Meter Essentials
New edition in 1988
  • Man Free From Man


  • The Book Of Case Remedies East Grinstead, Sussex, England, November 1964
A Manual Covering Preclear Difficulties And Their Remedies. New edition in 1991
  • What Everyone Should Know about Scientology
  • Three Routes to Freedom
  • A Plan for World Peace


  • Scientology: A New Slant on Life East Grinstead, Sussex, England, December 1965, ISBN 1-57318-037-8
Just a collection of the popular magazine articles and lectures by L. Ron Hubbard.
  • Scientology Abridged Dictionary


  • Introducing The E-Meter East Grinstead, Sussex, England, September 1966
New edition in 1988
  • A New Understanding of Life
  • What Are People For?: an Introduction to Scientology


  • Information for Releases
  • The Dynamics of Life
Revised version of Dianetics: The Original Thesis.


  • A Test Of Whole Track Recall East Grinstead, Sussex, England, 1968
Limited first edition, later republished in 1972 as Mission Into Time.
  • The Character of Scientology
  • Successes of Scientology
  • Introduction to Scientology Ethics
New expanded editions in 1989, 1998, 2007
  • The Phoenix Lectures
  • Scientology Basic Staff Hat Book, Vol.'


  • A Summary on Scientology for Scientists
  • Triple Grades and Review Dictionary
  • How to Save your Marriage
  • What Every Preclear Should Know
  • When in Doubt, Communicate: Quotations from L. Ron Hubbard
  • Congress Drill Book
  • Dianetic Case Histories


  • The Background and Ceremonies of the Church of Scientology of California, Worldwide
  • What is Understanding?
  • Who are you?
  • Scientology and Dianetics
  • Scientology 0-8: The Book Of Basics Copenhagen, Denmark, 1970


  • You can have a New Understanding of Life through Scientology
  • Is Confusion a Friend of Yours?
  • Assault on a Church
  • How to Have Money
  • The Basic Scientology Picture Book
  • The Standard Dianetics Picture Book


  • Mission Into Time Los Angeles, California, September 1972
Republication of A Test Of Whole Track Recall.
  • The TR Series
Set of 13 volumes
  • Basic Study Manual (Applied Scholastics)
New edition in 1990
  • The Management Series
Two-volume edition of administrative writings. Expanded three-volume edition in 1991 and then again in 2001.


  • Viewpoints
  • Primary Rundown Glossary
  • How to Write Invoices: A Flag Mini-Hat Booklet
  • The Language of Salesmanship
  • How to Clear your Community
  • Dissemination Division Picture Book
  • Perhaps Happiness...
  • PABs Books, Vol. 1-6


  • The Management Series, 1970-1974
  • Look it Up
  • Hymn Of Asia: An Eastern Poem Los Angeles, California, December 1974
Hubbard's Buddhist-themed poetry, but listed in What is Scientology? (1978 edition) as being a Scientological text.
  • Organization Executive Course: An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy
Set of 7 volumes, new 8-volume expanded edition in 1991
  • The Information Full Hat, Scientology Intelligence Tech course
This is, essentially, a confidential Green Volume. Along with other secret writings of L. Ron Hubbard, it comprises the senior doctrine of Scientology.


  • Dianetics Today
Compiled by staff
  • Executive Survival Kit


  • The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
10 volumes released. New 17-volume set in 1991.


  • What is Scientology?
Second of three different books to bear this title


A chronological series collecting Hubbard's lectures. Vol 1. A chronological transcription of all Hubbard lectures on Dianetics and Scientology. Series restarts from the beginning in 1994.


Really a booklet, but some copies published in hardback
  • Introduction and Demonstration Processes Handbook
new edition in 1992
  • Assists Processing Handbook
new edition in 1992


  • Understanding the E-Meter
new edition in 1988


  • The Original L. Ron Hubbard Executive Directives
So-called "Blue volumes", contains Executive Directives, telexed by LRH from ship to a land base.


  • The Hope of Man
  • Organization Executive Course, Volume 0, Basic Staff Hat
Adds to earlier volumes 1-7. New revised edition in 1991, then in 1999.


  • Clear Body, Clear Mind
Also known as Purification. Compiled from earlier bulletins.


  1. Guinness Gracious; Vox - Columbia Missourian; Sean Ludwig; December 7, 2006; accessed February 11, 2007
  2. Maul, Kimberly (November 9, 2005). "Guinness World Records: L. Ron Hubbard Is the Most Translated Author". The Book Standard. Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  3. Description of Scientology, Science of Survival



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