John W Campbell

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John W Campbell
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Birthdate 06/08
Birthday June 8, 1910
Deceased Yes
Died on July 11, 1971
Nationality USUnited States. (Modern Management Technology Defined (C) 1976).
Occupation Editor, Author, Dianeticist
Org. Affiliation(s) Hubbard Dianetic Research FoundationAn evening, part-time organization. It's hours are 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., Monday through Friday and 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday. (Modern Management Technology Defined (C) 1976) - Elizabeth New Jersey
Spouse(s) Margaret (Peg) Winter
John Wood Campbell, Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction. [1]

Just Science Fiction?

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Perry, a local acquaintance of mine, recently gave me a copy of a 100+-page piece he'd written in 2012, entitled "Introduction to the First Publicly Known Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more." The following excerpt is taken from the first page,[2] and it explains the importance of LRHL. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more, The Modern Science of Mental Health having been first publicized in a science fiction magazine, of all places.
Kitty James

"L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more, The Modern Science of Mental Health made quite a stir throughout the world when it was published in 1950. Psychiatry was a failed profession in those days -- and pretty much still is. Hubbard's Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more offered a detailed self-help understanding never before reached by other methods.

"Original publicity of Hubbard's book was reached through the pages of a science fiction magazine through the acceptance by John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding Science Fiction. Since those days, science fiction and fantasy have become mature fields of literature, not to be disparaged as it was so easy for some to do in those days. However, the important aspect of being published in Astounding Science Fiction was that its readership was far from that of gullible teenagers. Scientists, teachers, engineers, lawyers of every rank subscribed, and often corresponded regularly with John W. Campbell, Jr. Campbell greatly influenced scientists, engineers and writers. His magazine's subscribers included Albert Einstein (general and special Theories of relativity ; E=MC2), Edward Teller (father of the hydrogen bomb), and Werner von Braun (developer of Germany's and America's first successful rockets). According to Herman Oberth (early rocket scientist), the Rand Think Tank (Rand Corporation), employed by military and other government experts, was also the fruit of Campbell's thoughts.

"Scientists and engineers thought so highly of him that there is a crater on Mars named after him, the Campbell crater!

L Ron Hubbard(l) and John W Campbell
L Ron Hubbard (top left) at the 1948 World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto

"The magazine Campbell edited became the cerebral playground for engineers, physicists and philosophers and was consistently widely distributed throughout colleges and universities.

"The multi-billion-dollar science fiction and fantasy movie and TV industry owes major debts to Campbell, who brought mood and magic into these fields.

"As editor of a magazine dedicated to science fiction and science fact articles, Analog Science Fiction and Fact (initially Astounding Science Fiction), he molded and shaped the modern world of science fiction by training several generations of great writers -- Professor Isaac Asimov, PhD (biochemistry); L. Sprague DeCamp, B.S., M.S. (aeronautical engineering), whose oxygen-system designs were incorporated into astronauts' moon suits; Sir Arthur C. Clarke (former President of Sri Lanka University), inventor of the asynchronous equidistant satellites; and so on. Campbell also published and recognized the genius of others: L. Ron Hubbard, A.E. van Vogt, Lester del Rey, Robert Heinlein, Hamilton, Pratt, and on ... all the men who created the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

"Gene Roddenberry, a fan of Campbell's and the developer of Star Trek and Star Trek Generations, was profoundly influenced by Campbell. Star Wars and its series, and dozens of other popular, economically lucrative movies follow formats and principles first espoused and placed into print by John W. Campbell, Jr.

"One of the very few science fiction writers not trained by Campbell was Ron Hubbard, a wizard of a genius in his own right -- eagle scout, explorer, aviator, world traveler, and writer of western tales, true adventures ... oh, yes! According to Campbell, Hubbard could also carry a tune in any part of four harmonies!

"Campbell collected geniuses, frequently holding talk fests at his New Jersey home. Among those invited to share in this literal buffet of creative ideas was L. Ron Hubbard, and so John W. Campbell, Jr. and L. Ron Hubbard became fast friends.

"During the forties and later, L. Ron Hubbard wrote some of the definitive fantasy and science fiction stories, many published in either Astounding Science Fiction or Unknown magazine, the latter [being] a short-lived Campbellian publication dedicated to the telling of fairy tales in a modern vein. L. Ron Hubbard was superb in Astounding, but in Unknown, he excelled.

"Single-handedly, Campbell created modern science fiction as a vehicle for a new way of thinking! He is considered by many to have had the most challenging mind3. a network of communications and pictures, energies and masses, which are brought into being by the activities of the thetan versus the physical universe or other thetans. The mind is a communication and control system between the thetan and his environment. (FOT, p. 56)...MORE and the most constructive influence on the United States from the 1930s up to the end of the 1960s.

"Looking back on the true influence of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, only now can we begin to realize the huge influence Campbell had on promulgating Hubbard's Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more! Furthermore, this was not simply a public relationsThe art of making good works well known. (HCO PL 21 Nov 72 I) ''Abbr.'' PR stunt, because John W. Campbell and his wife, Margaret, practiced the principles of Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more until each passed on.

"The above brief description of John W. Campbell, Jr. should set to rest the idea that "Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more was promulgated in just a science fiction pulp magazine!" Yes ... but a magazine with tremendous reach and influence! As fact, the book Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more took off like a rocket!"

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references

  1. ^ Wikipedia article
  2. ^ File:During the Dawn of Dianetics and Scientology - Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr .pdf