Keep in mind that WHATEVER the techniques used in scientology,
They are capable of turning a daughter against a mother, a son against a father,
or inducing suicide...
Such is not the work of rhetoric alone.
It has always been the writers contention that Hitler is the greatest hypnotist of our day" G. H. Estabrooks 1943
I would agree.
However how do other gigs like MLM's get people to be fanatics?
I'm just learning this stuff myself, and have become fascinated with history, which I was not prior to scientology.
My clue was the letter to Dean Wilbur in 1936 saying he studied Rhetoric and would use it. So I started researching Rhetoric.
In my research of Rhetoric there is also Sublime writing, which I never heard of before until just this last year. I concluded Hubbard was a Sublime writer as well. For Hubbard said he was a writer. Well, what kind of writer? My answer is he was a writer of rhetoric, sublime, the mind, hyponisis and Sci Fi and wove them all together.
Even Kant used Sublime and Freud too who called it Sublimation.
This is a fascinating read on Rhetoric and Sublime:
I'm afraid I just to not have the brain power to explain it all in a few posts here, how it is all interwoven. I'm just introducing a missing piece to the puzzle since as far as I can tell nobody else has noticed Hubbard used the 3 means of persuasion of Rhetoric in his books and lectures.
"This course examines discourses on terror, wonder and awe from the Enlightenment to the present, using the idea of the sublime to rethink important events like the French Revolution and the recent War on Terror. The sublime has meant different things to a great number of thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition, going back to a treatise attributed to Longinus, a 1st century Greek rhetoretician. Longinus was concerned with the power of great poets to "elevate" their audiences, transporting them beyond the limits of their comprehension through mixtures of terror, wonder and awe. How did this old text focusing on experiences beyond the rational come to hold such fascination for philosophers and political thinkers during the Age of Enlightenment? What is the relationship between current events in politics and public culture and the recent revival of scholarly interest in the sublime? Beyond revolution and war, course readings will explore the limits of human comprehension and apprehension in environmental politics, debates over fetal rights, and the fear of confronting people different from ourselves. Though we will regularly take up examples drawn from the worlds of art, literature, politics, and the mass media, our central focus will be on the careful reading of philosophical and critical texts, including Kant's Critique of Judgment and writings from among the following authors: Edmund Burke, Friedrich Schiller, G.F.W. Hegel, Slavoj Zizek, Hannah Arendt, Bonnie Mann, Christine Battersby, and Jean-François Lyotard."
As I highlight in red, did not Hubbard do this in his books and lectures? He elevated us into thinking we could become homo novis and cleared theta clear and OT.