From February through June 1975, while in Curaçao, Mr. Hubbard takes a series of photographs for the island’s tourist bureau and completes six photography projects for release in Scientology books and publications.
By mid-1975 the activities on the Apollo outgrow the vessel’s capacity and the FLAG landbase is established in Clearwater, Florida to replace the Apollo. The Apollo is eventually sold and is scrapped in South Texas. Mr. Hubbard returns to the United States in the latter half of 1975.
Mr. Hubbard settles in Dunedin, Florida, where he continues his research into music, examining choir music at local churches. He writes the scripts for the first Scientology educational films.
L. Ron Hubbard moves to a southern California desert ranch in La Quinta and establishes, trains and supervises a film production unit. Over the following three years he writes not only a feature-length screenplay, Revolt in the Stars, but also the scripts for thirty-three Scientology instructional films.
During this same three-year period he also shoots, directs and produces seven films which are used in training Scientology counselors. L. Ron Hubbard discovers that drugs remain in the body even years after usage has ceased. Consequently, he develops the Purification Rundown to rid the body of harmful residual substances. Coupled with his 1969 discoveries, Mr. Hubbard’s development of the drug rehabilitation program is complete. These techniques used by churches of Scientology and drug rehabilitation organizations around the world, allow anyone to free himself from the debilitating effects of drugs.
It is also in 1979 that L. Ron Hubbard isolates and solves the problem of increasing illiteracy. His discoveries and solutions later become the published Key to Life Course widely acclaimed for its miraculous results.
During this period L. Ron Hubbard devotes the majority of his time to writing.He composes a nonreligious moral code, The Way to Happiness, as a solution to the eroding morals in society. The broad distribution and widespread acceptance of this code contributes to a grass-roots movement for improved moral values.
Mr. Hubbard also writes two feature-length screenplays and fifty film treatments for public films on Dianetics and Scientology. To mark his fiftieth anniversary as a professional writer, L. Ron Hubbard writes the international blockbuster, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, the largest science fiction novel written to date. As part of his two-million-word output during this period, he also writes his science fiction satire, ten-volume magnum opus, Mission Earth.
1982-24 January 1986:
L. Ron Hubbard establishes a California home on a ranch outside of San Luis Obispo. He researches and releases new Scientology technical materials which further expand the route to total freedom, all the way to the highest levels of Operating Thetan.
Battlefield Earth is released in 1982 and becomes an international best seller.
L. Ron Hubbard composes music and lyrics for an accompanying album – the first-ever soundtrack for a book. While the acclaim for Battlefield Earth continues to grow with its publication in new languages, the first volume of his Mission Earth is published in 1985. As each volume of the dekalogy is released it becomes an immediate best seller. The successive appearance of these volumes on the New York Times best seller list constitutes a first in publishing history.
Mr. Hubbard accompanies Mission Earth with another new music album. In 1986 the music album The Road to Freedom is released. With music and lyrics written by L. Ron Hubbard, it is his statement of many basic principles of Scientology.
On 24 January 1986, L. Ron Hubbard departs his body. With millions using his technology daily and crediting him with providing the means for their happiness and spiritual fulfillment, he has become one of the most beloved men in history.
His many friends continue to express their thanks in acknowledgment of the fact that although his physical presence is gone, he is still very much with us in spirit and the legacy of his work lives on.
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