"The art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses... through mental healing." While I have mixed feelings about the Anderson Report, there's no denying that Anderson was spot on - almost prescient - regarding Hubbard's use of the "Brainwashing Manual" on Scientologists. By 1965, the date of the issuing of the Anderson Report, Hubbard had only implemented - maybe - half the ideas and methods of that manual on Scientologists, while also gradually incorporating these into the doctrine. It would be 1974 before full implementation would have occurred, yet, in the mid 1960s: "One remarkable exhibit tendered to the Board was a series of extracts form the Brain-washing manual..." This was almost 50 years ago. Amazing. It would be over 20 years before the book 'Messiah or Madman?' would feature a chapter about the "Brainwashing Manual": http://www.xenu-directory.net/writings/brainwashing-corydon.html And almost 15 years until the e-book 'Brainwashing Manual Parallels' appeared: http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/ambry1.html In the first edition of 'Madman?' there is no mention of Anderson, nor any mention in 'Parallels'. They appear to have independently arrived at the same conclusions, regarding the "Brainwashing Manual, " as the Anderson Report. I had looked over the Anderson Report with disdain as a Scientologist years ago, and only fairly recently examined it again, particularly the amazing reference to the "Brainwashing Manual" as the "blueprint" for Scientology.