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Dianetics™ is the name given to a set of principles designed to explain the functioning of the human mind, and as a system for curing some forms of mental and psychosomatic illness.
Dianetics is by some regarded as a pseudoscience, as it presents itself as a "scientific" system of knowledge, yet fails to meet the requirements of the scientific method.
Dianetics is the seed from which the philosophical framework of Scientology grew, and on this basis the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is often jokingly referred to as The Old Testament by Scientologists.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Dianetics.html   (596 words)

 Dianetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The central practice of Dianetics is "auditing", in which a "pre-clear" (usually with the assistance of a counselor called an "auditor") attempts to confront the engrams in his reactive mind, thus treating the wide variety of conditions that they cause.
Dianetics is the secular predecessor of Hubbard's "applied religious philosophy," Scientology, and it is still employed and disseminated by the Church of Scientology.
Critics of Dianetics are skeptical of this study, both because of the bias of the source and because the researchers appear to ascribe all physical benefits to Dianetics without considering possible outside factors; in other words, the report lacks any scientific controls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dianetics   (4444 words)

 Operation Clambake: Consumer Reports, August 1951
Dianetics is the title of a book (and a "science") which, for many months, held its place as a best seller in the non-fiction field.
This lack of modesty does not of itself prove that dianetics is not comparable to the discovery of fire, or superior to the invention of the wheel and arch.
If some of the formulations of dianetics are incomprehensible to the modern physician, the reason for its success, the reason why it has caught on so with all sorts of people in all walks of life is not incomprehensible.
www.xenu.net /archive/fifties/e510800.htm   (2389 words)

Hubbard tells the reader that dianetics "...contains a therapeutic technique with which can be treated all inorganic mental ills and all organic psycho-somatic ills, with assurance of complete cure...." He claims that he has discovered the "single source of mental derangement" (Hubbard 6).
There are broad hints that this so-called science of the mind isn't a science at all in the claim that dianetics is built on "definite axioms" and in his a priori notion that a science of mind must find a single source of mental and psychosomatic ills.
The goal of dianetic therapy is to bring about a "release" or a "clear." The former has had major stress and anxiety removed by dianetics; the latter has neither active nor potential psycho-somatic illness or aberration (Hubbard, 170).
skepdic.com /dianetic.html   (2211 words)

 Dianetics HOTLINE
Dianetics is the first truly workable technology of the mind.
Dianetics technology was researched and developed by author, philosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
Dianetics itself has sold more than 18,000,000 copies and is the best selling book on the mind and life ever written.
hotline.dianetics.org   (444 words)

 RehabilitateNZ / Dianetics FAQ After 46 Years Dianetics Outsells 95% of All Books Published Every Year.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dianetics technology guides a person through his or her reactive mind to the actual source of the upset.
Dianetics technology will take you on the greatest adventure of your life, a voyage into your mind and the discovery of your true potentials (which are a great deal more than anyone permitted you to believe!).
Dianetics will give you the first understanding of your mind, what it is composed of and how it works.
www.rehabilitatenz.co.nz /pages/dianetics-faq.html   (1957 words)

 A Piece Of Blue Sky - Part 3, Chapter 1: Building the Bridge
Among the "psychosomatic" conditions Dianetics claimed to cure were asthma, poor eyesight, color blindness, hearing deficiencies, stuttering, allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, high blood pressure, coronary trouble, dermatitis, ulcers, migraine, conjunctivitis, morning sickness, alcoholism and the common cold.
Dianetics, a survivor of several abreactive therapies practiced in the 1940s, differed by approaching the general public directly, rather than through the psychiatric or psychological professions.
Dianetic counselling was called "auditing." Hubbard defined the verb "audit" as "to listen and compute," which he considered the basic functions of the therapist.
www.clambake.org /archive/books/apobs/bs3-1.htm   (3054 words)

 L. Ron Hubbard developed Scientology and Dianetics, which claims to make enlightenment scientifically achievable
The seeds of Dianetics were planted in the mind of its creator, explorer-thinker-author L. Ron Hubbard, by a series of cytological experiments he conducted in 1937.
After his experience with the POWs, Hubbard began the formulation of Dianetics primarily on the premise that it is the mind that acts on the primal directive of survival and, in turn, directs life in the effort of survival.
Dianetics terms any individual who is yet to erase his/her reactive mind a 'preclear' as opposed to a Clear—the term given to a balanced, effective and whole individual who has erased his reactive mind entirely through auditing—having discharged all physical and emotional pain from it and recovered the memories that pain had covered up.
www.lifepositive.com /Spirit/new-age-path/scientology/dianetics.asp   (3036 words)

 The Official Scientology and Dianetics Glossary
In Dianetics and Scientology the analytical mind is the one which is alert and aware and the reactive mind simply reacts without analysis.
A Dianetics auditor who puts a pc through an incident four or five times without erasure or appreciable reduction is encountering “grinding.” See also engram; erase; lock; secondary.
symbiote: a term which in Dianetics is extended beyond the dictionary definition to mean “any or all life or energy forms which are mutually dependent for survival.” The atom depends on the universe, the universe on the atom.
www.scientology.org /gloss.htm   (10590 words)

 Dianetics // About Dianetics // Dianetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress).
Dianetics will help you understand your mind, what it is composed of and how it works.
Dianetics is the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition into "terra incognita"--the unknown territory that begins half an inch back of your forehead.
www.effective-stress-relief.com /aboutdianetics.htm   (1159 words)

 Dianetics - The World's Biggest Self-Help subject
Dianetics does deal with the mind - in fact, Dianetics was the first to consistently improve IQ, and thereby break the false idea that IQ cannot be changed.
Dianetics helps you achieve a positive outlook on life and increase belief in yourself.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is an advance of such magnitude, The New York Times compared it to man’s discovery of fire and the wheel.
www.dianetics.org.za   (635 words)

 Dianetics - religious cults and sects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dianetics and Scientology are inseparable; the former is used as a technique in the practice of the latter, and the doctrines of the former are incorporated in the latter.
In it he introduced a crude psychotherapeutic technique he called "auditing." He also created a simplified lie detector (called an "E-meter") that was designed to measure electrical changes In the skin while subjects discussed intimate details of their past.
In "Dianetics," Hubbard said that memories of painful physical and emotional experiences accumulate in a specific region of the mind, causing illness and mental problems.
www.apologeticsindex.org /d48.html   (1295 words)

 Dianetics - Uncyclopedia
Dianetics came in to being at the dawn of Middle Earth.
In its pages are passages regarding the geology of Mt. Dianetics, as well as the chemical processes that keep it erupting constantly.
It is hard to say what the impact of Dianetics is. All that is known is that the great leader of men, John Travolta, has studied this book and become a scientist himself, forever changing the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Dianetics   (465 words)

 Martin Gardner Evaluates Dianetics
DIANETICS (from a Greek word meaning thought) is a new science of the mind discovered by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a popular writer of science fiction.
One of the most important of the many branches of dianetics is what Hubbard calls "preventive dianetics." This consists in exercising great care to prevent the formation of engrams while a person is unconscious or when there is a possibility an embryo may become unconscious.
The case histories of dianetics are not one whit more impressive than the hundreds of testimonials to be found in young Perkins' book on the curative power of his father's metallic tractors.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~dst/Library/Shelf/gardner   (6803 words)

 Dianetics Australia Official Website
Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health offers a precise understanding of the human mind so that you really understand the source of your problems.
It also offers an exact methodology which enables a person to erase the irrational fears and emotions, psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress) and the underlying cause of stress, by getting rid of the negative power of the reactive mind.
Dianetics is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.
www.dianetics.org.au   (362 words)

 Amazon.com: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health: Books: L. Ron Hubbard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
[Dianetics is] a new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind.
Dianetics Bookstore — L. Ron Hubbard reveals the single source of stress, unhappiness, painful emotions and psychosomatic illness.
Dianetics shows you how, and allows you to become much less effect of your subconscious and be 'at cause' in your life.
www.amazon.com /Dianetics-Modern-Science-Mental-Health/dp/088404632X   (1401 words)

 What is Dianetics?
Dianetics is a technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard that specifically addresses the reason for stress, depression and anxiety.
However, in Dianetics it was discovered, for the first time, exactly what is in this mind, how it works, how things get into it in the first place, and how to get them out.
Dianetics is a simple, effective technique that can easily be applied right at home.
dianetics.bridgeinc.us /pages/whatis.php   (822 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health: Books: L. Ron Hubbard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dianetics is in no way a quick-fix/"positive thinking" type of book - it actually helps you to become more aware for yourself of what is causing you unwanted thoughts and conditions in your life and gain relief from them - on a permanent basis.
Dianetics is not just for poeple with "problems" in their lives, it is for anyone who wants to know more about their true potentials/improve themselves in any way.
Go into any Dianetics Centre and you will be able to find countless real-life human beings willing to put their success stories in writing.
www.amazon.co.uk /Dianetics-Modern-Science-Mental-Health/dp/1403105464   (1812 words)

 Dianetics - A Reference Web Site on the Church of Scientology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Hubbard’s path to the founding of the Scientology religion began with certain discoveries he made in his research into the nature of man. He announced his findings in 1948 as “Dianetics,” a word which means “through the soul” or what the spirit is doing to the body.
Dianetics provided a method to address the reactive mind by uncovering this previously unknown spiritual trauma and erasing its harmful effects on an individual.
While the Clear is analogous to the state of awareness in Buddhism call the Bodhi, or enlightened one, the Clear is a permanent level of spiritual awareness never attainable prior to Dianetics and Scientology.
www.bonafidescientology.org /Chapter/02/page02.htm   (240 words)

 What is Dianetics Technology?
The full and proper definition of Dianetics is what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.
Dianetics uncovers the source of unwanted sensations and emotions, accidents, injuries and psychosomatic illnesses, and sets forth effective handlings for these conditions.
If you are interested in improving your life using Dianetics, you can experience the workability of Dianetics yourself by attending a Dianetics Seminar and participating in Dianetics auditing.
www.scientology-mountainview.org /en_US/dianetics/index.html   (258 words)

 Stranger than fiction - Salon
Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics" is a fantastically dull, terribly written, crackpot rant -- it's also the founding text of Scientology.
"Dianetics" belongs to a category of books that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's done time reading the slush pile of unsolicited manuscripts for a book publisher.
The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood.
www.salon.com /books/review/2005/06/28/dianetics/index.html   (612 words)

 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
On the one hand there were hundreds of case histories with rave testimonials from those who had studied and used Dianetics and thousands of letters from people wanting to know more.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was published on May 9, 1950.
It was also at this time that the first Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation was formed in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and people began arriving in droves from North and South America and Europe to study the new techniques and find out more about the subject.
lron.hubbard.org /pg009.html   (548 words)

 From the Readers of Astounding - L. Ron Hubbard - The Dianetics Letters
Dianetics is in the same position as physics in relation to God and the Infinite Mind.
Whatever my personal opinions are on this matter have no place in Dianetics for Dianetics does not depend upon opinion, neither mine nor the opinion of some authority on religion or mysticism.
Dianetics is constructed to be used and to be used by anyone in any frame of reference.
dianetics.lronhubbard.org /page45.htm   (646 words)

 About Dianetics and Scientology Auditing Success Stories - Scientology and New Era Dianetics
She then received some Dianetics auditing and came to grips with it, at which point she was able to come into my room in the hospital and give me some auditing.
Through Dianetics auditing, I discovered that the convulsions which traumatized my life for more than 16 years stemmed from a series of electric shocks that my mother underwent when she was pregnant with me.
I can’t say enough about New Era Dianetics auditing –; there is no aberration that can hide from its incredible ability to dig out of the reactive mind that which keeps you pinned down in life.
www.neweradianetics.org.uk /page07.htm   (3054 words)

 Dianetics: Understanding the Mind
The Dianetics symbol uses the Greek letter delta as its basic form.
The four green stripes represent the four subdivisions of man’s urge to survive which are delineated in Dianetics.
These theories were, however, inaccurate, and as a consequence science has never evolved a workable theory of the mind nor a means to resolve problems of the mind.
www.dianetics.net.au   (183 words)

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