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The purpose of this website is twofold:

1) To provide BASIC INFORMATION about the true works of DIANETICS and SCIENTOLOGY as authored by the Founder of the movement L. Ron Hubbard (LRH) and legally copyrighted under his name. It is carefully noted here that the Church of Scientology does not currently publish, sell, or otherwise disseminate the original works of its Founder.

"Golden Age of Knowledge: The Basics" Event

2) To illuminate SPECIFIC CHANGES that were introduced to both CONTENT and PRESENTATION of the original works when compared to the new publications currently sold by the Church as well as scrutinize statements by David Miscavige (DM) who discredited the original publications as being full of errors and released a new batch of supposedly “corrected” books called THE BASICS. This took place in 2007 at a large event – Golden Age of Knowledge: The Basics – which is currently featured on the official Church of Scientology website.

David Miscavige's title is Chairman of the Board (COB) of Religious Technology Center (RTC), and he is also advertised on the official Church of Scientology website as "Ecclesiastical Leader of Scientology Religion."

When subjected to careful analysis, many of DM's statements at the Basics event are revealed to be highly misleading or simply untrue, while most of the actual changes in the books are found to have been made for the worse. This will be clearly demonstrated in a series of Alteration Reports – one for each book. When analysis for any particular book becomes available, there will be a link titled Alteration Report below a thumbnail of a book to which it applies (see book listing below).

Please, see SUMMARY OF FINDINGS report to help you better understand and navigate volumes of information presented in separate Alteration Reports. To increase the quality of presentation, some of the reports utilize text comparison in page image format. These slides have been aggregated on page SLIDES for your convenience.

A number of DM's key statements from introductory part of his speech can be viewed HERE.

Note, at this time this website does not address the lectures that were released along with the new books.

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Basic materials of Dianetics and Scientology could be said to consist of six major categories:

Basic information provided on this website is for FINAL PUBLICATIONS and includes the following:

     1) Book description pulled directly from the original Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology volumes (1976 - 1980).

     2) An image of a book with a dust jacket (dj).

     3) Title page, copyright page, and a table of contents if there is one.

See description pages for originally out of print works HERE.

Download a chronological list of all Dianetics and Scientology materials taken from 1979 What is Scientology? book HERE – 4.12MB PDF (or higher quality file HERE –15.9MB PDF).
Download an Excel file of a formatted text extract of the materials list HERE.

THERE ARE NO COPIES OF COMPLETE WORKS ON THIS WEBSITE. Please, see the COPYRIGHTS page for information about the copyrights for these works.

Note, the date below each book in the list is a date of first publication.

Books that have been replaced with new editions

Early 1948 May 1950 May 9, 1950 June 1951 August 1951 November 1951 December 1951
Dianetics: The Original Thesis Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health Science of Survival Self Analysis Advanced Procedure and Axioms Handbook for Preclears
0-88404-002-X 0-88404-017-8 0-88404-000-3 0-88404-001-1 0-88404-014-3 0-88404-021-6 Unknown
8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 8 13/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4
Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced
Alteration Report Alteration Report Alteration Report Alteration Report Alteration Report
Alteration Report
Alteration Report

July 1952 November 1952 December 1952 December 1954 April 1955

Scientology: A History of Man Scientology 8-80 Scientology 8-8008 Dianetics 55! The Creation of Human Ability

Unknown 0-88404-020-8 ISBN Unknown 0-88404-003-8 0-88404-011-9

8 x 5 x 3/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 8 x 5 1/8 x 1/2 8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/16

Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced

Alteration Report DM's Statements
DM's Statements Alteration Report Alteration Report

September 1956 December 1956 December 1965 July 1968 November 1970

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought The Problems of Work Scientology: A New Slant on Life Introduction to Scientology Ethics Scientology 0-8

0-88404-018-6 0-88404-007-0 0-88404-013-5 0-88404-015-1 0-88404-009-7

8 x 5 1/16 x 1/2 8 x 5 1/16 x 1/2 8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 3/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 5/8

Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced Replaced

Alteration Report DM's Statements
Alteration Report

Books that are known to be no longer published or of unknown status (may have new editions)

January 1951 October 1951 April 1953 March 1960 May 1967 August 1968
Notes on the Lectures Child Dianetics How to Live Though an Executive Have You Lived Before This Life? All About Radiation The Phoenix Lectures
0-88404-005-4 0-88404-022-4 ISBN Unknown 0-88404-004-6 0-88404-062-3 0-88404-006-2
7 7/8 x 5 x 3/4 8 x 5 x 3/4 8 x 5 1/8 x 9/16 8 x 5 1/8 x 9/16 8 1/4 x 5 13/16 x 5/8 8 x 5 1/8 x 1 1/16
Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published Status Unknown
Not Published

September 1973 January 1975 March 1975 October 1977 March 1979
Mission Into Time Hymn of Asia Dianetics Today Have You Lived Before This Life? Group Auditor's Handbook
0-88404-023-2 0-88404-035-6
0-88404-036-4 0-88484-055-0 0-88404-063-1 || 0-88404-064-X
8 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 1/2 8 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 1 1/8
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 9 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 1 1/8 11 x 8 1/2 x 1 || 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 x 1
Not Published Not Published Not Published Not Published Status Unknown

Reference Aids - some of these may have been replaced with new training materials

December 1957 August 1958 May 1961 November 1964 February 1965 September 1966
Control And The Mechanics of S.C.S. Axioms & Logics E-Meter Essential The Book of Case Remedies The Book of E-Meter Drills The Book Introducing the E-Meter
ISBN Unknown ISBN Unknown ISBN Unknown ISBN Unknown ISBN Unknown ISBN Unknown
8 1/2 x 5 7/16 x 1/8 8 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1/8
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1/8 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3/16 8 3/8 x 5 7/16 x 3/16 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3/16

Original reference volumes and compilations
March 1974 December 1976
October 1976
OEC Volumes & The Management Series
Modern Management Technology Defined
The Volunteer Minister's Handbook
0-88404-833-X & 0-88404-034-8


12 1/8 x 7 5/8

12 x 7 5/8 x 2

11 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 2
Status Unknown
Replaced by “Scientology Handbook”
August 1976 June 1975 December 1978
The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary What is Scientology?
0-88404-051-8 0-88404-037-2 0-88404-061-5
12 1/8 x 7 3/4 x 1 5/8 9 1/2 x 6 13/16 x 2 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/4
Replaced Status Unknown Replaced

Some of the original course materials

1972 Unknown date

Basic Study Manual The Communication Course
Success Through Communication
ISBN Unknown

ISBN Unknown
8 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/8
8 1/2 x 11 x 1/8

10 x 7 1/4 x 3/16
Replaced Replaced

Original 1970's Publications (left) vs. 2007 Basics Set (right)

With Dust Jackets
8 7/8 x 12 1/5 (12 lb 5.1 oz)        vs.        9 1/2 x 20 3/8 (31 lb 4.5 oz)

Without Dust Jackets
(4 books in 2007 set were not available in hardcover version for this photo)

Also, the ERA OF EXPANSION as talked about on the Church's website could be construed as a false or misleading report since there are practically no new organization but new buildings for organization that have been in existence since 1970's. This can be easily confirmed by inspecting a list of Dianetics and Scientology organizations that was provided at the end of 1979 What Is Scientology? book:

1979 List of Scientology organizations in PDF
1979 List of Scientology organizations in EXCEL (this list was extracted from the PDF document using an OCR (optical character recognition) software. It has NOT been verified on character by character basis to ensure 100% accuracy. PDF file should be used to verify exact address information if needed.)

To take it a step further, a list of all Scientology corporate entities registered with different States within the U.S. was compiled (as of August 2015) and then compared against the list of organizations in 1979. By comparing the two lists it can be easily seen that there has been NO expansion of Scientology in the U.S. in terms of the number of its active service organizations (churches and missions). On the other hand, it looks like there have been many organizations that tried and failed. Take a look for yourself: EXCEL FILE.

1979 What is Scientology? also provided some specific statistics as to membership figures, production volumes and many other statistics at the time. It's quite enlightening. Here is a PDF.

Note, this website will continue to stay as-is in line with its outlined purpose. A different website was set up to fulfill the need for evaluating the theory and practice presented in Dianetics and Scientology materials: