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Scientology, Church of.

Originated in the early 1950s in the US by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard 1911–86; b. Tilden, Nebraska) The way was prepared for it 1950 by Hubbard's Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Hubbard distinguished bet. the two as having very different uses, dianetics being secular and scientology religious; the latter uses such terms as thetan (soul, life energy) and conceives of the physical universe as MEST (acronym for matter, energy, space, time). Beliefs include immortality and reincarnation.

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