After the war, Hubbard befriended rocket scientist Jack Parsons, one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Parsons was also a follower of occultist Aleister Crowley.from a review of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief
We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit [societal rejects]: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: STAMP DOWN THE WRETCHED & THE WEAK: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and THE JOY OF THE WORLD....from The Book of the Law, by Aleister Crowley [emphasis added]
King! Love one another with burning hearts [a reference to deliberately-loveless abandonment to sexual impulses]; ON THE LOW MEN TRAMPLE IN THE FIERCE LUST OF YOUR PRIDE, in the day of your wrath. YE ARE AGAINST THE PEOPLE, O my chosen!
If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness. Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & all their words are skew-wise. Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog! [Obey me unquestioningly!]
KILL AND TORTURE; SPARE NOT; BE UPON THEM!
DRAG DOWN THEIR SOULS TO AWFUL TORMENT: LAUGH AT THEIR FEAR: SPIT UPON THEM!
There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
... it is Ahriman's [Satan's] constant and fiercest endeavour to strangle men's individual intelligence and appropriate it for himself, so that it may pass into his power and be used to serve his own purposes. I have told you that there is a mysterious connection between the higher forces of intelligence in the beings [demons] who serve Ahriman and the forces of man's lower nature. Ahriman's perpetual endeavour is to appropriate the intelligence of human beings and not allow them to realise what they can achieve through their own intelligence.... Men must strive as time goes on to keep their intelligence under their own individual control, to keep unceasing watch over it. This is essential, and it is well that man should know with what enticing and powerful words Ahriman approaches him, trying to wring his intelligence from him.
from The Occult Movement in the Nineteenth Century, Lecture 10
It must be emphasized that Crowley was no occultist (not even a black magician, i.e. someone who uses Mystery teachings which are not in the public domain for selfish purposes), as indicated by his notorious use of drugs. He was a Satanist, a servant of Satan, and his "occultism" (Magick) consisted of BS expressed in terminology resembling the ancient Egyptian Mysteries, which aren't suited to mankind's current state of consciousness. The purpose of his BS, as indicated by the above excerpts from the Book of the Law, is to lure people into the trap of Satanic possession.
Scientology (created by L. Ron Hubbard), as far as I can tell, is similar to Magick in that it apparently consists of a core of Satanists who probably believe they are black magicians, and outer circles of "true believers" in Scientology who serve as SRA-victims for the hard-core Satanic "leadership." I've noticed this pattern in many different organizations. Scientology's celebrity spokespersons are apparently a special category of true believers in that they are treated like celebrities instead of being abused.