There is an ancient Eastern legend which avers that whenever the survival of the human race is threatened by man's own ignorance and degeneration, the Supreme Wisdom finds embodiment in fleshly form and a sage is born.
Be that as it may—it is at least a comforting thought in this Aquarian Age where, in place of the Pitcher of Water symbolic man stands poised with his crowning insanity, the Hydrogen Bomb !
Yet, there is hope, for who will deny but that recorded history, sullied though it is with the names of dictators and destroyers, bears evidence of the fearless few—men of vision who, undaunted by current considerations, pride and prejudice, pointed the way to a saner and happier world.
That I place L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Dianetics and Scientology, in the category of the Great, may appear presumptuous, but I offer no apology for so doing; I prefer to acknowledge his genius and courage now—and leave the world to acclaim him later.
Looking at life from the Apex of the Pyramid, Hubbard sees the Whole, while we see but a part; the periphery of his perception is too wide, too vast for a great number of us and it has often been felt that we require an interpreter—one who, having laboured with the builder since the laying of the foundation-stone of Dianetics, is able to explain in detail the purpose of each building block.
Such a one is Dr. Jack Horner, the author of this book.
Dr. Homer became interested in Dianetics early in 1950 and with but a short break, has been active in the field as Auditor, Lecturer and Instructor ever since.
In 1950 he crossed the Atlantic to introduce Dianetics to the British public and prepare the way for Dr Hubbard's visit. Nineteen fifty-four found him again in Britain, where he conducted the first, second and third Advanced Clinical Courses.
In September, 1955, Jack Horner arrived in Johannesburg to conduct the first Advanced Clinical Course in South Africa. It was here, at the beginning of 1956, that he decided to write this book—a painstaking and concise exposition of the basic factors constituting Scientology.
To the initiated and uninitiated—indeed, to all who sincerely seek for life and life more abundant, I strongly commend this book.
K. CAMERON GUNN.