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The anti-Scientologist

Discussion in 'Stories From Inside Scientology' started by Veda, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    true, the last great marketing campaign was by jefferson hawkins selling dianetics. It did create a boom in book sales.

    Like PTS says, I don't recall selling door to door is hubbard policy.However, it is policy to send letters to any book buyers, repeatedly, and forever.
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  2. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Hubbard made money from book royalties every time a book was sold. And making money is always the greatest good from his perspective, especially when it goes into his pocket.

    I doubt he would take issue with people selling door-to-door. Of course if it ever caused a major PR flap somehow he'd of blamed it on policy not being followed.

    But on the Admin Scale, Purpose was above Policy. And the purpose of making money for LRH is the highest purpose in the known universe.
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  3. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    yep, that's how I see it.

    The rhetoric of books make booms, means more money into hubbard thru royalties, but his rhetoric was of course if you sold a book or the org did, you also made money.

    Self reinforcing to be a staff member or FSM.
  4. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    No kidding!

  5. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    There used to be a degree of public outreach, through individual dissemination.

    The way it was supposed to work (around the 1970's) was the Scientologist would tell all his friends about it, and try to get them to come in to the org. In the org the friends would be induced to try out the Comm Course, and so on.

    In even earlier days, you had people introducing their friends and relatives to their auditor (who would generally be a field auditor). This had an element of workability, in that people will tend to try out something if someone who they know and love vouches for it.

    Scientology had its period of greatest expansion when word of mouth was the system used (and before there was a lot of independent info on Scientology out there). People would have their initial contact with a field auditor, who might forward them to a mission, and thence to an org. Field auditors either were able to make people feel better, or they dropped out of the auditing game, in a Darwinian process.

    Then LRH decided to get greedy, we had the Mission Holder's Conference, and everything became centralized.
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  6. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    yep, Hubbard said word of mouth was the best.

    It also means Hubbard's that he hisself controlled dianetics and scientology, didn't have to spend money on advertising.

    The rhetoric of it all.
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