Out of West Came Dawn | De Mille's Comments on Golden Dawn
Out of West Came Dawn
(This Dawn Rose on Page 1.)
he can "become" immortal "without changing his faith or leaving the congregation to which he belongs".
THE GOLDEN DAWN is sub-headed as "The Official Publication of the Church of Scientology". The first issue shows careful planning, with the tenets of Scientology watered down to meet the acceptance level of the public. In addition to explaining Scientology, it gives the Creed and Goals of the Church. Those interested in "freedom" are urged to attend free group processing six times a week -- on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Sample processing -- for being "younger", feeling "freer", and "first aid to the injured" -- are included.
Eventually, L. Ron Hubbard said recently, every home in Phoenix will be contacted in this drive, but the first mailing was less than 5,000 because facilities for handling too large a crowd are limited. Results of the Phoenix operation will be used as a guide to carry the campaign into other cities.
Mr. Hubbard, in a talk before Phoenix auditors on August 4, outlined the plans for "Operation Phoenix" and discussed the part the auditors would play in it.
As a preliminary to the mailing, all auditors in the Phoenix area were trained and, where necessary, audited so as to bring their own cases and their abilities up to the point where they would be a credit to the organization sponsoring their work.
DICK DE MILLE'S COMMENTS TO RON ON 'THE GOLDEN DAWN'
6 Aug., '54, "Hiroshima Day"
"Appropriately, I have read this first issue of THE GOLDEN DAWN on this, the ninth anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima. I find it aesthetically appealing and, except for one or two lines, ethically satisfying.
"I hope that those who take an active part in implementing this new idea will absorb the noble principles which are clearly set down here. That they will eschew conflicts and attacks upon agencies and organizations of this universe, and will instead devote their energies and talents, such as they may be, to promulgating the simple message of this first issue and to practicing in quiet the methods of Scientology, to the end that more and more individual human beings, of every race, creed, color, nationality and political persuasion may know that man is more than a lump of clay fleeing from pain and destined to oblivion.
"I hope that the new Church will have every good fortune in carrying forth the program which I have read today, and that it will be particularly fortunate in the strength, sanity, and personal progress of the individual members who form its starting nucleus, for on their accomplishments it will stand or fall. -- Richard deMille."
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(Ed. Note -- We did!)
(Some letters were crowded out because our type squeezer didn't reach the office in time.)