Dianetics : The Modern Science of Mental Health

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It s the all-time bestseller on the human mind and contains the discovery and full description of the source of your nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities the Reactive Mind.
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  • Audio cassette | 678 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 43mm | 1,100g
  • California, United States
  • English
  • New Edition, Verified Against Original Writings ed.
  • 140314446X
  • 9781403144461
  • 2,656,211

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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 virtually every country on Earth, 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.

Companion lecture series: Dianetics Lectures and Demonstrations

Immediately following the first publication of Dianetics, Ron began lecturing to thousands upon thousands in packed auditoriums across America. And now, you can be there. In these 4 lectures, you'll hear Ron describe the events that sparked his investigation and groundbreaking discoveries and then, even more, his personal demonstration of Dianetics auditing procedure to overcome the reactive mind.
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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 over 22,000,000 copies in 50 languages, and used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.

Don't live with insecurity, negative thoughts, depression and irrational behavior. Use Dianetics and get rid of your reactive mind.
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[Dianetics is] a new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind. From all indications it will prove to be as revolutionary for humanity as the first caveman's discovery and utilization of fire.

Daily Mirror Dianetics has always been ahead of its time. More and more people are realizing that Dianetics technology is a vital survival tool for living in the world today.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution While it is true that Dianetics has become the self-improvement classic, there can be little doubt what it has to offer is just what people are now looking for in ever-increasing numbers. Reducing stress, achieving goals, improving relationships and striving to live up to one's full potential is definitely the 'in' thing.

New York Post FAMILY FINDS HOPE WITH DIANETICS Families with handicapped children have new hope for solving the problems of emotional stress and strain that come to a family following the birth of a handicapped child. Los Angeles parents Shirley and Steve Young say they found the solution to raising a handicapped son in the book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." "Our son was born with deformity of his lower limbs," says Shirley. "It was necessary for the doctors to amputate both legs just below the knees so that Eric could later be fitted with artificial limbs that would give him a chance for a normal life." Their son's condition proved a shock to both mother and father. "Eric was our first child," she says. "I think every mother faces the fear that her child may be born with a handicap, but you think it will never happen to you." "When it does it puts enormous stress on the family. Corrective surgery is very costly. You have to see that your child gets the special attention that he needs, not only professional attention, but additional caring from the parents," she says. The couple's relationship as husband and wife also suffered for a while, says Shirley and Steve. "We would find ourselves arguing with one another about what was the best thing to do for Eric," says Steve. "Everyone says they have the answer, but they all tell you that your baby will never really grow up to be a normal, well adjusted child because of his handicap. When you hear that, it hurts you as a parent." Both parents, however, refused to accept what they called "a lot of misinformation about children and about the mind." "We had both read the book 'Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health' and we knew that a person's physical condition did not in any way influence his mental condition," says Mrs. Young. "It is quite the other way around." Throughout the time her son was being fitted with artificial limbs, the couple applied Dianetics technology both to the baby and to themselves as a family. "It made our relationship with one another even stronger. It helped us raise our son so that he was free from all the false considerations that counselors and psychologists try to force on handicapped children and their parents." As a result, Eric is happy, healthy, well adjusted boy today. He runs, swims and plays baseball. "He even climbs trees," says his somewhat chagrined mother. "I have the same worries that any mother has over a rambunctious six year old." "Dianetics was really the solution," she says. "I tell any mother with a handicapped child to read the book. It opens the door to solving all the problems that psychologists don't have answers for."Black Voice
February 19, 1987 TREATING CHRONIC PAIN Science has explored a number of ways to help people deal with pain. Some developments - such as those involving drugs or physical therapy - may be the type of treatments most people would expect. Others, however, may surprise you. For example, in 1997 Elvis Winterbottom was accidentally shot in the hip with a .45 caliber gun. After surgery, he was released from the hospital in a wheelchair, unable to walk. Recovery was slow and the pain was intense - to the point where simple actions such as taking a shower were difficult for him. Winterbottom was a chronic pain sufferer. Chronic pain is a condition that affects an estimated 86 million people in the US. It's defined as pain that continues for a month or more beyond the usual recovery period for an injury, or pain that goes on for months or years as a result of a chronic condition. Winterbottom experienced pain for years, until he attended a career seminar that did more than help his job outlook. While at a lecture on success in the acting industry, Winterbottom learned about a course on the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. He signed up immediately. During the course he received Dianetics Therapy - a technique developed by L. Ron Hubbard in which one looks at incidents in the past that may be causing physical and emotional pain in the present. Hubbard said there are two parts of the mind: the analytical and the reactive. The analytical mind records mental images and pictures, except for in times of extreme mental or physical pain, at which point memory is stored in the reactive section. Hubbard maintained the reason people experience chronic emotional or physical pain is that the memories of their injuring events are "locked up" in their reactive minds. "I spoke about the shooting and went through the incident with my counselor," says Winterbottom. "I came home and told my wife about it, but didn't think it was that big of a deal." The next morning, Winterbottom and his wife set out to do their weekly shopping - a chore which Winterbottom generally needed an ample supply of pain killers to perform. "After an hour my wife said to me, 'slow down, '" says Winterbottom. "Then it hit me: I have no pain. I am not limping. I have no pain!" The next day he put his hip to the test. Winterbottom climbed the longest set of stairs in the world at Universal Studios - twice - and still, no pain. Today, Winterbottom's hip is completely pain-free. "It's a miracle to me," he says. "That course gave me my life back." For more information, visit www.dianetics.org. Transcript-Bulletin
March 19, 2002 Dianetics can remove the aberrations which make man a selfish and anti-social creature. ... It holds hope that man may at last dispense with the ugly institution of war, because wars are the end product of social aberrations at the national level.

Daily News Los Angeles Hubbard holds the distinction of being the world's most translated author, according to the Guinness World Records.

Publishers Weekly Hubbard's bestseller has helped millions, and it should be read and used by all who are searching for a true understanding of the mind and a solution to such problems as self-doubt, stress, anxiety and depression.

World Reporter Newspaper
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About L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard

There are only two tests of a life well lived L. Ron Hubbard once remarked: Did one do as one intended? And were people glad one lived? In testament to the first stands the full body of his life's work, including some 12,000 writings and 3,000 tape-recorded lectures of Dianetics and Scientology. In evidence of the second are the hundreds of millions of individuals whose lives have been demonstrably bettered because he lived. They are the more than 28 million students now reading superlatively owing to L. Ron Hubbard's educational discoveries; they are the millions of men and women freed from substance abuse through L. Ron Hubbard's breakthroughs in drug rehabilitation; they are the near 100 million who have been touched by his nonreligious moral code: and they are the many millions more who hold his work to be the spiritual cornerstone of their lives.

Although best known for Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard cannot be so simply categorized. If nothing else, his life was too varied, his influence too broad. There are tribesmen in Southern Africa, for example, who know nothing of Dianetics and Scientology, but they know L. Ron Hubbard the educator. Likewise, there are factory workers in Albania who know him only for his administrative discoveries; children in China who know him only as the author of their moral code, and readers in dozens of languages who know him only for his novels. So, no, L. Ron Hubbard is not an easy man to categorize and certainly does not fit popular misconceptions of "religious founder" as an aloof and contemplative figure. Yet the more one comes to know this man and his achievements, the more one comes to realize he was precisely the sort of person to have brought us Scientology, the only major religion to have been founded in the twentieth century.

What Scientology offers is likewise what one would expect of a man such as L. Ron Hubbard. For not only does it provide a fully unique approach to our most fundamental questions--Who are we? From where did we come and what is our destiny? But it further provides an equally unique technology for greater spiritual awareness. So how would we expect to characterize the founder of such a religion? Clearly, he would have to be larger than life, attracted to people, liked by people, dynamic, charismatic and immensely capable in a dozen fields--all exactly L. Ron Hubbard.

The fact is, if Mr. Hubbard had stopped after only one of his many accomplishments he would still be celebrated today. For example, with 46 million works of fiction in circulation, including such monumental bestsellers as Battlefield Earth, Fear and the Mission Earth series, Mr. Hubbard is unquestionably one of the most acclaimed and widely read authors of all time. His novels have earned some of the world's most prestigious literary awards, and he has very genuinely been described as "one of the most prolific and influential writers of the twentieth century."

His earlier accomplishments are similarly impressive. As a barnstorming aviator through the 1930s he was known as "Flash" and broke local records for sustained glider flight. As a leader of expeditions, he is credited with conducting the first complete Puerto Rican mineralogical survey under United States protectorship and his navigational annotations still influence the maritime guides for British Columbia. His experimentation with early radio direction finding further became the basis for the Long Range Navigational system (Loran). And, as a lifelong photographer, his works have been displayed in galleries on two continents, with the definitive body of his photographs in traveling and permanent exhibits still drawing tens of thousands every year.

Among other avenues of research, Mr. Hubbard developed and codified an administrative technology that is utilized by more than 200,000 organizations worldwide, including multinational corporations, charitable bodies, political parties, schools, youth clubs and every imaginable small business. Likewise Mr. Hubbard's internationally acclaimed educational methods are utilized by more than a hundred thousand educators, while his equally acclaimed drug rehabilitation program has proven at least five times more effective than similarly aimed programs.

Yet, however impressive these figures, no measure of L. Ron Hubbard is complete without some appreciation of what became his life's work: Dianetics and Scientology. The world's most effective force for positive change, the Church of Scientology represents spiritual freedom for millions of people the world over. They come from every walk of life, every culture and every strata of society. Moreover, when one is speaking of L. Ron Hubbard's discoveries relating to the human mind and spirit, one is ultimately speaking of the philosophic foundation of all he accomplished: better education, crime-free cities, drug-free campuses, stable and ethical organizations and cultural revitalization through the arts--all this and more is made possible because of the breakthroughs in Dianetics and Scientology.
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