At the start of 1980, the newly released Purification Rundown was the talk of the Scientology world, with rave successes pouring in throughout the year from Scientologists benefiting from this new technology. The Scientology Drug Rundown was also released in 1980, using Scientology auditing techniques to relieve the mental and spiritual ravages of drugs.
The first of the Research and Discovery Series volumes was released in June of 1980. Containing transcriptions of Ron’s thousands of technical lectures, arranged chronologically and projected to fill approximately 100 encyclopedia-sized books, this monumental set represents the only complete running record of his research into the subject of the mind and life. The Research and Discovery Series though, was never completed by the corporate church to date and is being completed in the independent field.