Written by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s original OT VIII level had Hubbard describing himself as the Antichrist spoken of in the Book of Revelation:
No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned is a brief period of time in which an archenemy of Christ, referred to as the Antichrist, will reign and his opinions will have sway. All this makes for very fantastic, entertaining reading but there is truth in it. This Antichrist represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the “light bearer” or “light bring”), Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment, the Galactic Confederacy. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief Antichrist period. During this period there is a fleeting opportunity for the whole scenario to be effectively derailed, which would make it impossible for the mass Markabian landing (Second Coming) to take place. The Second Coming is designed, among other things, to trigger a rapid series of destructive events…
In this same OT VIII document, Hubbard slanders Jesus Christ as a pedophile:
For those of you whose Christian toes I may have stepped on, let me take the opportunity to disabuse you of some lovely myths. For instance, the historic Jesus was not nearly the sainted figure he has been made out to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and men, he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred that belied the general message of love, understanding and other typical Marcab PR. You have only to look at the history his teachings inspired to see where it all inevitably leads. It is historic fact and yet man still clings to the ideal, so deep and insidious is the biologic implanting. It is a good joke that the Galactic Confederacy is associated with the Serpent in the Garden, the Beast and other emissaries of the “Prince of Darkness.” Yet in certain passages and esoteric interpretations of the Bible (much of which has been taken out and effectively suppressed for centuries) as well as the Kabbalah, the truth reveals itself quite nicely for the clever and the ungullible.
We accept George W. White’s personal testimony that these are the authentic words written by L. Hubbard contained in a letter dated May 5, 1980. White was on the original OT VIII course delivered on The Freewinds in July 1988. Former Scientology executives Frank Oliver and Jesse Prince have also corroborated the document as being authentic.
Former Scientologist Steven Fishman introduced the original OT VIII document into his court case; scroll down to read the document. Citation for the court case:
United States District Court Central District of California Re: Church of Scientology v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz Case Number 91-6426-HLH(Tx)
The Church of Scientology withdrew the original OT VIII course pack after it caused controversy within the ranks of the OT’s who read the explosive material written by Hubbard. The Church has since attempted to repudiate the original OT VIII course pack as being spurious.
L. Ron Hubbard Jr. (1934-1991) was the first child of L. Ron Hubbard and his first wife Margaret Louise Grubb. His nickname was “Nibs.”
Nibs was very involved in early Dianetics and Scientology and was viewed as his father’s eventual successor. Nibs married during this period. He left the movement as his father was not paying him enough money to support his growing family.
Thereafter, Nibs became estranged from his father and from Scientology. He changed his name to Ron DeWolf to distance himself from his father and from Scientology.
In 1983, L. Ron Hubbard Jr. granted Penthouse magazine an exclusive interview. This interview contains the infamous excerpt in which L. Ron Hubbard Jr. said that his father considered himself to be the Antichrist.
We personally consider this 1983 interview to be one of the most powerful and insightful pieces ever written about L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology. Ron DeWolf talks about his father, Fair Game, Disconnection, Black Magick, early Scientology and brilliantly reduces the essence of Scientology to this statement:
Penthouse: What exactly is Scientology?
Hubbard: Scientology is a power-and-money-and-intelligence-gathering game.
Published five years before the original OT VIII course was delivered in 1988, L. Ron Hubbard Jr.’s words echo what George White would read in 1988 in the original OT VIII course pack on The Freewinds. From the Penthouse interview of 1983:
Hubbard Jr: …Also, I’ve got to complete this by saying that he (L. Ron Hubbard) thought of himself as the Beast 666 incarnate.
Penthouse: The devil?
Hubbard Jr: Yes. The Antichrist. Alastair Crowley thought of himself as such. And when Crowley died in 1947, my father then decided that he should wear the cloak of the beast and become the most powerful being in the universe.
Penthouse: You were sixteen years old at that time. What did you believe in?
Hubbard Jr: I believed in Satanism. There was no other religion in the house! Scientology and black magic. What a lot of people don’t realize is that Scientology is black magic that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology it’s stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don’t see it. Black magic is the inner core of Scientology –and it is probably the only part of Scientology that really works.
Also, you’ve got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with him. My father wouldn’t have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think you’re the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for anything, let alone worship.
There is a direct correspondence between:
- What L. Ron Hubbard said about himself in 1947, i.e. he was the Antichrist
- What Hubbard had written about himself on May 5, 1980 as part of the secret OT VIII materials
- What L. Ron Hubbard Jr. told Penthouse magazine: His father considered that he had become the new Antichrist after the death of Aleister Crowley on December 1, 1947.
- What the original OT VIII’s read on The Freewinds in 1988
The bottom line: The evidence is there that L. Ron Hubbard considered himself to be the Antichrist.
Below: A PDF copy of the 1983 Penthouse interview of Ron DeWolf (L. Ron Hubbard Jr.). The last two pages contain a rebuttal by Heber Jentzsch, the President of the Church of Scientology International. L. Ron Hubbard was in hiding in 1983 as he was the subject of an investigation for income tax evasion and money laundering by the IRS Criminal Investigative Division. Heber had to remain silent about this matter when he flatly denied Penthouse’s request for an interview with L. Ron Hubbard.Penthouse Interview
The OT VIII document introduced into the court record by Steven Fishman:Fishman Exhibit.OT VIII. Part 2
Categories: The Scientology Money Project
All I can say is WOW! I knew LRH fell in with Crowley and others, but this add’l info blows my mind. He was really delusional to think he’s the AntiChrist. The more I read and the more you let us (the Public) know, the more I despise this cult. Just when you think it cannot get any worse. Ty for all of your hard work in exposing these reprobates, con artists, losers, and thieves. Keep up the fight!!! Please air an episode on the podcast to further discuss this info or please go on Mike and Leah’s podcast. Ty!!
I think the remark Hubbard made about his fictitious reactive mind in Dianetics is worth examining.
Here is a quote from my own article on this topic.
This is known as the anti Christ version as Hubbard assumes the role he has been subtly building up to at least since Dianetics with this quote about the fictitious reactive mind he himself created as a lie –
This quote is worth noting because Hubbard repeatedly referred to the devil. “If the devil ever existed, then it was none other than he who created the reactive mind”
Ron Hubbard Dianetics
He is covertly boasting and once one has studied his extensive occult ( some say Satanic ) background, his subtle lie of saying the devil designed the reactive mind coupled with finding it to be a lie to control and confuse people makes perfect sense. HE assumes the role of devil and creator of the reactive mind !!! both of which are purely his lies and/or delusions !!
“They pick a pc off the street, you see, and they start running them, and this pc gets the idea that he is practically the Prince of Darkness or something of the sort and that it’s all a big plot. They just start asking this person this. This person up to this moment has appeared perfectly a Homo sapiens. And they’re the Prince of Darkness from Venus or someplace, you see, and that there’s a terrible plot out against everybody in Scientology. And everybody had better be very, very careful to put up force screens so that nothing like this can get in. And so I’m going to send him back a letter, “So you say you have some connection with the Prince of Darkness out there and you’re very worried about this. Who do you think I am?”” Ron Hubbard Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures first tape 1952
Further in OT VIII the antichrist version the following quotes are present:
No doubt you are familiar with the Revelations section of the Bible where various events are predicted. Also mentioned is a brief period of time in which an arch-enemy of Christ, referred to as the anti-Christ, will reign and his opinions will have sway. All this makes for very fantastic, entertaining reading but there is truth in it. This anti-Christ represents the forces of Lucifer (literally, the “light bearers” or “light bringer”), Lucifer being a mythical representation of the forces of enlightenment, the Galactic Confederacy. My mission could be said to fulfill the Biblical promise represented by this brief anti-Christ period. Ron Hubbard OT VIII Series I HCO BULLETIN OF 5 MAY 1980
It is a good joke that the Galactic Confederacy is associated with the Serpent in the Garden, the beast and other emissaries of the “Prince of Darkness”. Yet in certain passages and esoteric interpretations of the Bible (much of which has been taken out and effectively suppressed for centuries) as well as the Cabbalah, the truth reveals itself quite nicely for the clever and the ungullible.
Ron Hubbard OT VIII Series I HCO BULLETIN OF 5 MAY 1980
Hubbard had a long affair with the occult and this is apparent in his affirmations as well. He placed himself as the devil covertly in the book Dianetics in 1950 and then slyly in ambiguous terms as the Prince of Darkness in 1952 then finally overtly as the Prince of Darkness and antichrist figure in 1980. Very interesting and far from the face Scientology shows new members and the outside world.
Ron Hubbard Dianetics
He is covertly boasting and once one has studied his extensive occult ( some say Satanic ) background , his subtle lie of saying the devil designed the reactive mind coupled with finding it to be a lie to control and confuse people makes perfect sense . HE assumes the role of devil and creator of the reactive mind !!! both of which are purely his lies and/or delusions !!
Don’t forget he also thought of himself as Maitreya, the reincarnated Buddha, as elaborated in his book “Hymn of Asia”. That would be a great blog post in itself.
That’s true. I believe Jon Atack covered this in a blog post at The Underground Bunker. I believe that Hubbard failed to deliver as the prophesied savior as he died and we have yet to reach salvation. Unless this is heaven. If it is I am disappointed.