Talk:Scientology as a business

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Letters of L Ron[edit]

On the "scientology controversies" page, I found this letter:

DEAR HELEN 10 APRIL RE CLINIC, HAS The arrangements that have been made seem a good temporary measure. On a longer look, however, something more equitable will have to be organized. I am not quite sure what we would call the place - probably not a clinic - but I am sure that it ought to be a company, independent of the HAS [the Hubbard Association of Scientologists] but fed by the HAS. We don't want a clinic. We want one in operation but not in name. Perhaps we could call it a Spiritual Guidance Center. Think up its name, will you. And we could put in nice desks and our boys in neat blue with diplomas on the walls and 1. knock psychotherapy into history and 2. make enough money to shine up my operating scope and 3. keep the HAS solvent. It is a problem of practical business. I await your reaction on the religion angle. In my opinion, we couldn't get worse public opinion than we have had or have less customers with what we've got to sell. A religious charter would be necessary in Pennsylvania or NJ to make it stick. But I sure could make it stick. We're treating the present time beingness, psychotherapy treats the past and the brain. And brother, that's religion, not mental science.

Best Regards,


Could this be added to the article? --Pvt. Coffeeshop (talk) 13:50, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Original sources are difficult to use on Wikipedia. Have you been able to find any secondary sources that discuss this letter? In other words, books, magazine articles, etc? Andrew327 14:41, 16 March 2015 (UTC)