While the history of Scientology has seen many attempts to make all of Mr. Hubbard’s works available in as many languages as possible, complete success has always been elusive. Whether limitations of sound restoration technology to salvage 50-year-old tapes of Mr. Hubbard’s lectures or actual missing originals, the hurdles were significant. Thus it was that Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), dedicatedly pursued a program he had originally initiated under Mr. Hubbard’s direction, and so finally brought about the salvation of the Scripture of the Scientology religion.
What is now known throughout the world of Scientology as the “Golden Age of Knowledge” was inaugurated by Mr. Miscavige in March 2005. It is the single most embracive RTC program in history and reflects hundreds of thousands of hours of scriptural verification and restoration.
The knowledge of Dianetics and Scientology forms a chronological path of L. Ron Hubbard’s research into the mind, spirit and life culminating in the development of the Scientology Bridge. Because only a portion of those materials were previously available, there was no way for Scientologists to gain a complete understanding of the full wisdom that comprised Mr. Hubbard’s religious legacy. To provide that understanding, Mr. Hubbard had envisioned the day when his written and spoken materials could be made broadly available to all Scientologists.
Congresses were released under the Golden Age of Knowledge banner to precisely that end. Here were Mr. Hubbard’s broad public forums where he announced the milestone discoveries of Dianetics and Scientology. As with other materials that would come to light with the Golden Age of Knowledge, these lectures were translated in 15 languages, making Scientology accessible to half the world’s population.