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-- Mar
  LRH writes to Helen O'Brien from London and asks her to go to Phoenix, close down the publishing operation, and move it to Philadelphia. On the day she arrives, she learns that burglars have broken into Hubbard's house on East Tatera Boulevard, near Camel Back Mountain. She drives out there and finds the house has been ransacked. Although she has no way of knowing what has been stolen, she assumes the thieves had been looking for the fabled manuscript of Excalibur.

Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 12

12 Apr
  New York Times article on Jose Delgado:

Currents to Brain Produce Changes In Social Behavior

The social behavior of humans and animals can be drastically influenced by electrical stimulation of the brain, a researcher said yesterday. Dr. Jose Delgado... said painless electrical charges to the human brain had evoked such feelings as fear, friendliness and recall of long-forgotten events. In tests on monkeys and cats, there were definite changes in eating and sleeping, fighting and playing and sexual responses, he said.

Dr. Delgado, said his tests would at first, seem to "support the distasteful conclusion that motion, emotion and behavior can be directed by electrical forces and that animals and humans can be controlled like robots."

New York Times article 12 April 1953

13 Apr
  The CIA begins its mind-control research program on this date, its codename is MKULTRA. The following document terminating the program shows the start up date:

The CIA's favorite club-footed sadist, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, head of CIA's Technical Services Staff (TSS), brings an end to the CIA's mind-control research project,, MKSEARCH (formerly named MKULTRA, begun on 13 April 1953.)

Book: "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate," by John Marks, Chapter 13
Note: Source CIA documents are cited in the book.

-- May
  In May 1953, in a Professional Auditor's Bulletin, Hubbard had written:

"It is definitely none of my business how you apply these techniques. I am no policeman ready with boards of ethics and court warrants to come down on you with a crash simply because you are 'perverting Scientology'. If there is any policing to be done, it is by the techniques themselves, since they have in themselves a discipline brought about by their own power. All I can do is put into your hands a tool for your own use and then help you use it."

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Contrary Ideas - LRH - he later creates monopolistic policies to attack competitors

-- Oct
  Meanwhile, Helen O'Brien and her husband were managing the Scientology empire from Philadelphia. Under their direction, it started to prosper. But in October, O'Brien and Noyga became disillusioned with Hubbard's attitude and actions:

Beginning in 1953, the joy and frankness shifted to pontification. The fact filled "engineering approach" to the mind faded out of sight, to be replaced by a "Church of Scientology".... as soon as we became responsible for Hubbard's interests, a projection of hostility began, and he doubted and double-crossed us, and sniped at us without pause. We began to believe that the villains of dianetics-Scientology, had been created by its founder ... My parting words to Hubbard were inelegant but, I still think, apropos. "You are like a cow who gives a good bucket of milk, then kicks it over."

Having entered the realm of the spirit, or Thetan, it was only natural that Scientology should shift its legal status from a psychotherapy to a religion. Religious belief is protected in the United States by the Constitution. So Hubbard could entice the public with claims of "spiritual" cures, and the U.S. government, the American Medical Association, and the American Psychiatric Association would be severely handicapped in any attempt to restrict him.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

-- Dec
  In fact, both the Church of American Science and a Church of Scientology had been incorporated without fanfare by Hubbard in December 1953, in Camden, New Jersey, along with the Church of Spiritual Engineering. The Church of American Science was represented as a Christian Church.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

15 Dec
  15 c. December 1953

LRH incorporates three new churches--the Church of American Science, the Church of Scientology and the Church of Spiritual Engineering--in Camden, New Jersey.

Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 13

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