Want to Read saving…. The book promises that Scientology is eclipsing the known world, converts are pouring in, and that science is confirming every aspect of Dianetics. The central technique was "auditing," a two-person question-and-answer therapy designed to isolate and dissipate engrams or "mental masses". By far, one of the most important books that I have ever read in my life.
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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.
I have always avoided stating an opinion on Scientology since I dianwtics no basis for discussion.
Archived 11 February at the Wayback Machine. You feel equipped to embark on a career as an auditor.
The validity and uubbard of auditing have been questioned by a variety of non-Scientologist commentators. The book promises that Scientology is eclipsing the known world, converts are pouring in, and that science is confirming every aspect of Dianetics. A Doctor's Reportp. See my "read-about-half-and-then-quit" bookshelf. He had the brains and the writing skills and the charisma for it.
Just because Hubbard's wife, Diane, became an android hibbard her death, doesn't mean that the rest of us want to hear about it. What is the appeal of scientology? From Science-fiction to Fiction-science". Mar 09, Josh rated it did not like it. A Piece of Blue Sky: Nov 12, Craig rated it did not like it Shelves: With the use of Dianetics techniques, Hubbard claimed, the reactive mind could be processed and all stored engrams could be refiled as experience.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
He is a master of rhetoric, appealing to both the intellect and the emotion. And by science we mean a collection of information about a thing.
Everyone living on planet Earth! His injuries were mainly flash burns to his eyes and so was despatched ashore and he spent a great deal of his recovery time in the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital's library, despite claiming in his authorised biography that he was blinded. If you are an intelligent reader and do have an educated counterpoint of view, please share it.
I would have to say that at first I was a little initimated by it because of its length. Astounding Science FictionMay This is the complete handbook of Dianetics procedure and, with it, any two reasonably intelligent people can break the cianetics that have held them prisoner to the upsets and trauma of the past. Utopian Idealism and the Church of Scientology".
What is Dianetics?
Y es, a lot. The Modern Science of Mental HealthHubbard describes techniques that he suggests can rid individuals of fears and psychosomatic illnesses. This page was last edited on 17 October hunbard, at To better fight the enemy, know the enemy. Among the conditions purportedly treated were arthritis, allergies, asthma, some coronary difficulties, eye trouble, ulcers, migraine headaches, "sexual deviation" which for Hubbard included homosexualityand even death.
Dianetics: An Introduction
Basic concepts, including conversion disorderare derived from Sigmund Freudwhom Hubbard credited as an inspiration and source. Ron in the news I picked up Dianetics in an effort to understand more about American religions. Dianetics from Greek diameaning "through", and nousmeaning " mind " is a set of ideas and practices regarding dianetcs metaphysical relationship between the mind and body created by science fiction writer L.
Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Dainetics King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. The central technique was "auditing," a two-person question-and-answer therapy designed to isolate and dissipate engrams or "mental masses".