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Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (Hardcover)
by L. Ron Hubbard [edit]

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (Hardcover)
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ISBN: 0884044165


Book Description
If you’ve ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right.

The fact is, there is a single source of all your problems, stress, unhappiness and self-doubt. It’s called the reactive mind-the hidden part of your mind that stores all painful experiences, then uses them against you. Dianetics gets rid of the reactive mind. It’s the only thing that does.

With 20 million copies in dozens of languages, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than 50 years. Now used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.

Discover the real reason for unexplained pains, negative emotions and unhappy relationships in your life; exactly what is destroying your belief in yourself and how Dianetics helps you get rid of it and become more you; the precise technology that blows away the barriers in your life-forever.

Don’t live with insecurity, negative thoughts, depression and irrational behavior. Use Dianetics and get rid of your reactive mind.

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

The Most Beautifully Written Technical Manual in History, October 7, 2005
Reviewer: Victoria Lynn (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews
I just finished reading this book and have been immensely impressed. If you want to know HOW to improve your mental outlook on life --- THIS IS IT!!!

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Become Independent, September 23, 2005

Reviewer: Arthur Gevorkian - See all my reviews
This book will immediately help anyone who is used to make his/her own mind!

If one wants empirical evidence just simply go to any Dianetics or Scientology Organization and they will show it to you. Even more you can see the proof that you are not a body by using very scientific tool, E-meter !

This book will help you to understand self and others and most importantly can be immediately applied to better one's conditions !!!

Obviously those who form their opinions by following labels by some special interests have to make a heroic decision in their life- try to make your own mind , buy this this book, read it and use it immediately to improve self !!!

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

With An Open Mind, An Interesting Read, September 24, 2005

Reviewer: M. St Hilaire "Dream Chaser" (Los Angeles, CA USA) - See all my reviews
I am not a Scientologist. Rather, I am a seeker of truth and have read many texts that have been used as the basis for several religions out of sheer curiosity. The difference I found in Dianetics is that it is not claiming to be divinely inspired and it can be a useful self-book when one looks beyond one's own bias.

I have read both positive and negative reviews on here that seem to miss completely the point of the book: to help yourself get over a mental illness. Now, if you think you do not have a mental illness, do not read this book, but if you suffer from something like severe social anxiety disorder, this book may be able to help you significantly.

Is there empirical evidence that Dianetics works? I do not know. What I do know is that the chapter on Emotion and the Dynamics unlocked something within me that has helped me get over a 10 year anxiety disorder born from one terribly traumatic experience, which is more than I can say for any therapy I've ever received or any amount of pills I've taken.

What difference does it make if a book can help you become a better you? There is no empirical evidence that God exists, yet over 95% of the world's population believes in God and many people find salvation in The Bible, despite the fact that it contains several contradictions.

Now, do not get me wrong. I am not comparing Dianetics to The Bible, I am simply saying that whatever works, works. You need not believe in the Dogma (like Scientology) for the book to help you.

I highly recommend Dianetics.

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful:

A MIND BLOWER (THAT'S GOOD!), August 31, 2005

Reviewer: Louise Marquis - See all my reviews
I originally read this book about 25 years ago. Since then, I have used the techniques described in the book extensively, and with great success. If you really want to understand yourself, the people around you, and what we loosely call civilization...and if you want to improve the conditions you owe it to yourself to read AND USE this book.

5 of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Dianetics - True Life Story, August 26, 2005

Reviewer: K. Leach (Youngstown, Ohio) - See all my reviews
I read Hubbard's Dianetics in 1976. This was 1 year after I had a terrible loss in my life - the third terrible loss in 4 years - not the least of which was my father's premature death. I had always been an energetic and motivated person but was now dazed, confused and upset most of the time. Life had become pretty tough and I found myself losing in life after years of relative hapiness and acomplishment. I read the book and then called a Dianetic center to find out about trying some of the therapy. I paid a few hundred bucks and recieved 25 hours of therapy from a guy named Chris who had been trained as a Dianetic counselor. I had wonderful results. I felt better - alot better. I had cried over my losses before. I had talked to friends endlessly about how I felt. Nothing changed. Dianetic Therapy helped me release the pent up emotion so thoroughly that I felt like I got my life back. After returning home - friends began to ask me what was up - did I inherit money? have a new love in my life? get a great job? why did I seem so happy and look so good? I told them all - Dianetics! Some said - that's just B.S. - Some said - that'a a cult! Some said - you just think you feel better! Some said - what is it? I told them to read the book. Since 1976 I've told that story about a thousand times to people I meet on trips ect.. I personally know of at leat 50 people that read the book and got some Dianetic therapy and 90% of them are just as happy with it as I was. True Story.

3 of 16 people found the following review helpful:

A Tool For Handling a Loss, August 17, 2005

Reviewer: Brandon M. (USA) - See all my reviews
One can only really know if something is workable if they apply it to thier life and observe that it either works or it doesn't.

Dianetics has been very valuable to me. A person trained in the therapy described in the book helped me overcome the grief that I'd experienced at the sudden loss of a friend of mine. Think about it - who do you know that coud benefit from something like that? Who do you know that's stuck in grief after experiencing a loss?

Something CAN be done about it, people don't have to live under the pain of a loss forever and ever.

Having observed for myself that it works, I urge you to do the same and see if it works for you.

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful:

SCHAMOTOLGY...the science of gullibility, August 6, 2005

Reviewer: E. King (greeneville, tn United States) - See all my reviews
After studying Dianetics I was left with more questions than answers. It wasn't until I read some of Mr. Hubbard's more eccentric ideas that I became aware of just how disturbed this individual was. So this review will be about 3 books ,that will in my opinion, give those curious about Dianetics and The Church of Scientology a better idea of what they are really all about.

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought
LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) States early on in this book that whites are more progressive than blacks or asians because they crave more attention, whereas the "yellows and browns", as he calls them, feel they can get attention from rocks, trees, and walls etc...
My jaw about hit the floor when I heard such a racial slur.
He then explains how we are all Thetans who are immortal spiritual beings who have no mass, no energy, and don't occupy space or time. Well, I no quantum physics major, but I know if something does'nt have mass, energy, or exist in space-time, then it is only a figment of one's imagination.

Scientology: A History of Man
Ever had jaw pain or a tooth ache? Well it's probably because in a past life your were a clam having a bad day. Are you afraid of heights? Maybe a bird picked you up and droped you. And of course my favorite. Do you or someone you know (maybe a child) have an obsession with biting? It's may have to do with your paste life as a "piltdown man". You see the piltdown man had enormous teeth as was careless about what and whom he bit, sometimes even eating his wife. Of course the main problem with this story is that the "piltdown man" was a proven hoax.
Since then the Church of Scientology has tried to cover this up by saying in latter writtings that this was a caveman similar to piltdown. Basing the existence of a being on a hoax, without evidence, is just bad science.

Have You Lived This Life Before?
This book deals mainly with people who remember past lives while going through a process known as "auditing".
The 41 cases sound like dime store sci-fi novels. They are so bizare that I found myself sometimes laughing, and at other times shaking my head wondering how any intelligent person could take these stories as fact.
In one case the subject recalls an incident that takes place 500 billion billion years ago. Fying saucers, 12 foot robots, and manta ray type aliens make this truly hard to believe; especially considering the universe is about 13.7 billion years old.

Wonder what that volcano on the cover of Dianetics means?
In the early commercials it was to represent the dynamic potential in every indiviual. However it also has a more secretive meaning that only those higher-up in The Church of Scientology are suppose to know about. The story starts with an galactic ruler named Xenu who brought billions of people to earth around 75 million years ago. This was done due to over population on other planets. The bodies were droped around volcanoes here on earth. Then hydrogen bombs were setoff. However, before this was done the people were given "implants", false memories, so that they wouldn't find there way back to there home worlds. A thetan is this spiritual self that survived. More information on Xenu and this space opera can be found at

So what about that cross we see in all their book? Isn't this to show their Christian side. LRH wasn't a christian. He was however facinated with the occult. Upon closer inspection you will notice a x-like design in the center of their cross. This isn't some starburst design, it is what's known as the crossed-out cross. Alchohol and drug addiction are just some touchy subjects about LRH that the CoS doesn't want you to know about.

But these are topics which I don't wish to go into since it is second hand information. It is obvious to me after some intense research that the CoS is a dangerous cult bent on schaming money from the ignorant and gullible. Read these three books and make up your own mind. Word of advice though; go to the libary or in the new and used section to save money, and don't put it into the pockets of these "snake oil salesmen".


L. Ron Hubbard (Biography)

L. Ron Hubbard's carrer as an author spans over fifty years, over 800 written works and 3,000 recorded lectures. His works have sold more than 117 million copies in 32 languages around the world. 

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