There is another interesting way to look at Scientology & Imagination.
Most of Hubbard's adult life was spend imagining and writing fiction. Of course he made a living writing pulp fiction.
Then he imagined a "Science of the Mental Health" called Dianetics. He made it up. There was no science. There was no mental health, especially considering that the book was a pastiche of wild pseudoscientific lies without any clinical trials, peer reviews or even transparent case studies that were offered in proof or support. Nothing but imagination.
There are actually consumer protection laws that prevent people with "lively imaginations" to defraud the public. Hubbard used his imagination to worm out of the obvious fact that the imaginary state of Clear was not attainable, imagining a newer, better more powerful state called Operating Thetan.
And he imagined that rather than call it a "Modern Science" he would call it a religion, Scientology.
The bottom line is that Hubbard imagined things and sold them to the bamboozled, the gullible and the trusting for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Empowered with a small army of dedicated zombies that would do whatever he wanted (and a vast cash fortune being hidden away in foreign bank accounts) Hubbard then revealed his true madness but writing tens of thousands of pages of "Policy" and "Directives" and "Orders", most of which consisted of two things:
1) GO GET HIM MORE MONEY NOW!
2) STOP PEOPLE FROM USING THEIR IMAGINATIONS UNLESS IT IS TO DO NUMBER 1 ABOVE.
In case anyone is actually wondering about that second point (stopping people from using their imagination) simply re-read HCOPL Keeping Scientology Working and see who on this planet, alone, is entitled to research, discover and write "scripture". It is only Ron.
And what is the penalty for anyone else "researching" the whole track and coming up with another imaginative scenario that doesn't agree with Ron's imaginary scenarios? To get the answer to this, simply re-read the policies on High Crimes, Suppressive Acts, Squirreling and the treatment of SPs.
In short, Hubbard gave himself carte blanche to imagine anything he felt like, no matter how outlandish or ridiculous. And he empowered himself to crush anyone who dared to use their own imagination.
And the cosmic joke of Scientology is that while they are systematically destroying people's creative facility, they are using creative artists (TC, JT, KA...) as stage props and testimonial to the wonders that Scientology can do for your imagination.
If anyone still has any questions about what Scientology does to the Imagination of artists, re-watch the video of Tom Cruise.