Was L. Ron Hubbard the Devil? To people who adamantly fight against the cult of Scientology, he may be. But what many folks may not know about the science-fiction-novelist-turned-religious-leader is that Scientology is based off of black magic. Hubbard discovered the teachings of famed occultist Aleister Crowley and applied them to his own made-up religion.
Hubbard became obsessed with the teachings of Crowley after meeting rocket scientist and satanist Jack Parsons on a trip to California, . Hubbard spent a few years working with Parsons to create the West Coast arm of the OTO (The Ordo Templi Orientis - Crowley's magical cabal), but that partnership soon went awry as the two wrestled for control of the group. All the ways Scientology is linked to the occult may sound far-fetched at first, but given the organization's bizarre beliefs, it makes a twisted sort of sense.
L. Ron Hubbard Believed He Was Satan
Hubbard May Have Taken Part In Child Sacrifice
Hubbard Wanted To Invoke The Antichrist
Hubbard Tried To Create The "Moonchild" Through Ritual Sex Magic
Hubbard Was Upset His Son Wasn't The Antichrist
The "New Era" Symbol Has Satanic Roots