Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health : a Handbook of Dianetics Procedure

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Bridge Publications, 1986 - Religion - 512 pages
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This self-help classic has sold more than 10 million copies and has been at the top of the bestseller list for 2 years. America's #1 self-help book can help the reader unlock the powerful potential within. (Holism)

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This edition of the book has a very complete glossary that makes reading and understanding much easier than earlier editions. The typesetting was also updated to increase the readability of the book ... Read full review

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I have read this book a few times in the last 17 years. The current version has a new glossary which I found to be right on point with clearing up the words. The book has inspired me to get out there ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

L. Ron Hubbard is the founder of the Church of Scientology, the largest of the groups devoted to the practice of Dianetics, a philosophy of Hubbard's based on Eastern religion, psychology, and mental health. Founded in 1954, the Church of Scientology has come under much scrutiny and criticism, but still boasts many celebrity followers, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911, in Tilden, Nebr. and attended George Washington and Princeton universities. He began his career as a writer for pulp magazines and later as a science fiction writer, and it was in this role that Hubbard first developed the large following that helped make his religious beliefs such a huge success. Hubbard's science fiction works include the Mission Earth Series, The Kingslayer, and Black Towers to Danger. It was with the publication of Dianetics in 1950 that Hubbard became a nationally bestselling author. As Hubbard's following grew, he further developed his theories in later books. Hubbard's Church of Scientology soon came under scrutiny for misuse of funds, causing Hubbard to go into seclusion in the early 1980s. Hubbard's son claimed that his father was dead and that church officials had stolen millions of dollars from him. While these allegations proved false, Hubbard continued to write, working on the 10-volume Mission Earth Series. L. Ron Hubbard died from a stroke on January 24, 1986.

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