|L. Ron Hubbard|
"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow."
~L. Ron Hubbard
Founder of the Church of Scientology
Author and founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, is often said to have been a Freemason. He was friends with Jack Parsons, chemist, and founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratories. Jack Parsons was also the head of the Agapé Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) in Los Angeles, California, and later head of the Pasadena OTO branch. It is believed that Hubbard was initiated into the OTO in 1944 by either Aleister Crowley or Jack Parsons, in fact, that may very well have been where and when he and Jack Parsons met. However, whether or not he was member of OTO is of little importance in determining if L. Ron Hubbard was a Freemason--Ordo Templi Orientis is not a Masonic organization.
He may have very well been a member of OTO, but there is no evidence that L. Ron Hubbard was a Freemason.