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

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Bridge Publications, Inc., 1968 - Dianetics - 428 pages
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SYNOPSIS The bolt from the blue that began a worldwide movement. For here is L. Ron Hubbard’s landmark book presenting his discovery of the reactive mind that underlies and enslaves Man. It’s the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurity. And here is the way to get rid of it and achieve the long sought goal of Clear. This is the complete handbook of Dianetics procedure and, with it, any two reasonably intelligent people can break the chains that have held them prisoner to the upsets and trauma of the past. A bestseller for more than half a century and with tens of millions of copies in print, translated in more than fifty languages and used in more than 100 countries of Earth, Dianetics is indisputably the most widely read and influential book about the human mind ever written. And for that reason, it will forever be known as Book One. FULL DESCRIPTION

Containing discoveries heralded as greater than the wheel or fire, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 50 years. And with over 20 million copies in print, generating a movement that spans over 100 nations, it’s indisputably the most widely read and influential book ever written about the human mind.

Here is the anatomy and full description of the reactive mind, the previously unknown source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities which enslave Man. This book shows you how to get rid of it, and so achieve something Man has previously only dreamed of: the State of Clear.

Among the discoveries herein:

The Goal of Man The Dynamic Principle of Existence—the one word that motivates all living things The Four Dynamics—the drives upon which all of life is compartmented The Descriptic Graph of Survival—revealing one’s true potential and how to achieve it The discovery of and complete anatomy of the reactive mind The painful experiences—engrams—contained in the reactive mind which command one to act irrationally against their own wishes and goals The impact of prenatal engrams—what took place before you were born and how it’s influenced you ever since The complete Dianetics procedure to discover and eradicate these harmful experiences so they never affect you again, revealing the one person you’ve always wanted to know—you.
 

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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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Contents

HOW to READ this BOOK
1
The SCOPE of DIANETICS
7
The CLEAR
13
The GOAL of MAN
25
The FOUR DYNAMICS
41
SUMMARY
47
The ANALYTICAL MIND and the STANDARD MEMORY BANKS
55
The REACTIVE MIND
63
The AUDITORS ROLE
213
DIAGNOSIS
221
RETURNING the FILE CLERK and the TIME TRACK
239
The LAWS of RETURNING
255
EMOTION and the LIFE FORCE
279
SOME TYPES of ENGRAMS
319
MECHANISMS and ASPECTS of THERAPY PART ONE
335
MECHANISMS and ASPECTS of THERAPY PART TWO
381

The CELL and the ORGANISM
85
The DEMONS
103
PSYCHOSOMATIC ILLNESS
111
EMOTION and the DYNAMICS
133
PRENATAL EXPERIENCE and BIRTH
149
CONTAGION of ABERRATION
163
KEYINGIN the ENGRAM
173
PREVENTIVE DIANETICS
187
The MINDS PROTECTION
201
RELEASE or CLEAR
207
DIANETICS PAST and FUTURE
479
DIANETICS TERMS
493
DIANETICS in the 21st CENTURY
499
FURTHER STUDY
519
GUIDE to the MATERIALS
532
ADDRESSES
534
EDITORS GLOSSARY of WORDS TERMS and PHRASES
539
INDEX
635
YOUR NEXT BOOK
680
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About the author (1968)

Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age.

In a writing career spanning more than half a century, he was both a leading light of American fiction and the author of more than 35 million words of nonfiction—the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit, providing the only road to total spiritual freedom.

To date, more than 250 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide, in 71 languages. All told, those works comprise over 3,000 recorded lectures and some 5,000 writings, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.

Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work.

Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard’s legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration:

“I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.

“These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is.”

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