The Compeat Aberee | http://www.aberree.com/
After the publication of “Dianetics in “Astounding Science Fiction”, in 1950,there was a brief vogue for L Ron Hubbard’s first creation, Dianetics.
Initially there was at least the illusion that these pursuits permitted free inquiry. However, before long Hubbard insured (by building in a harsh system of internal discipline into Scientology the successor to Dianetics) that he was the acknowledged to be the only ‘authority’ on the subject – Dianetics and Scientology began their transition from failed science to oppressive religion.
The Aberee was a cheap publication produced and circulated between 1954 and 1965 by enthusiasts in the days when Scientologists could speak freely about their interests – and even laugh about some aspects. It was billed as “The Non-serious Voice of Scientology”.
This site contains scans of the complete run of publications – which were never copyrighted. They provide an insight into the early days of Dianetics and Scientology, a resource for scholars studying the history of the movement – and the occasional laugh.