Dianetics – dia [Greek] “through” + nous [Greek] “mind” or “soul”
Dianetics is a spiritual healing technology that can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illness caused or aggravated by mental stress). Dianetics technology guides a person to locate – and permanently eradicate – the actual source of the upset. With the cause of the upset handled, the person is once more able to live a happy, healthy life.
With Dianetics, IQ and personality can be improved. Its effectiveness has been documented in a multitude of case histories over more than half a century of application. Before Dianetics, prevailing scientific thought held that Man’s mind was his brain, nothing more than a collection of cells and neurons. This is a fundamental principle of psychology and is incorrect.
So if the mind is not the brain then what is it?
L. Ron Hubbard discovered that the mind has two very distinct parts. One of these—the part that you consciously use and are aware of—is called the analytical mind. This is the portion of the mind which thinks, observes data, remembers it and resolves problems. It has standard memory banks which contain mental image pictures and uses the data in these banks to make decisions that promote survival.
However, two things appear to be—but are not—recorded in the standard banks: painful emotion and physical pain. In moments of intense pain, the action of the analytical mind is suspended and the second part of the mind, the reactive mind, takes over.
When a person is fully conscious, his analytical mind is fully in command. When the individual is “unconscious” in full or in part, the reactive mind cuts in, in full or in part. “Unconsciousness” could be caused by the shock of an accident, anesthetic used for an operation, the pain of an injury or the deliriums of illness.
When a person is “unconscious,” the reactive mind exactly records all the perceptions of that incident, including what happens or is said around the person. It also records all pain and stores this mental image picture in its own banks where it is unavailable to the individual’s conscious recall and not under his direct control.
The reactive mind does not store memories as we know them. It stores particular types of mental image pictures called engrams. These engrams are a complete recording, down to the last accurate detail, of every perception present in a moment of partial or full “unconsciousness.”
Some time later, when the present environment contains enough similarities to the elements found in the engram, the person will experience a reactivation of that engram. This phenomenon of “awakening” the old engram is called restimulation.
The reactive mind is not an aid to a person’s survival for the excellent reason that though it is sturdy enough to hold up during pain and “unconsciousness,” it is not very intelligent. Its attempts to “prevent a person from getting himself into danger,” by enforcing its engram content, can cause unevaluated, unknowing and unwanted fears, emotions, pains and psychosomatic illnesses that one would be much better off without.
The goal of Dianetics is a new state for the individual, sought throughout history but never attainable before Dianetics. This state is called “Clear.” A Clear is a person who no longer has his own reactive mind and therefore suffers none of the ill effects that the reactive mind can cause.
The Clear has no engrams which, when restimulated, throw out the correctness of his computations by entering hidden and false data. Becoming Clear strengthens a person’s native individuality and creativity and does not in any way diminish these attributes.
A Clear is free with his emotions. He can think for himself. He can experience life unencumbered by inhibitions reactively dictated by past engrams. Artistry, personal force and individual character are all residual in the basic personality of the person, not the reactive mind. Clears are self-confident, happy and generally successful in both careers and interpersonal relationships. It is a highly desirable state for any individual and is attainable by virtually anyone. In fact, thousands upon thousands of people have achieved the state of Clear, a living tribute to the workability of L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries and the technology he developed.
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.
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.
“Dianetics was really an interesting study. It’s all about you. And you realise when you are reading it that there is a way to break through the barriers in your life…”
“Dianetics really changed my life by eliminating completely panic attacks… After this counselling session I had completely solved panic attacks. Never had them again in my life…”
“I didn’t understand why I was feeling certain ways, or why other people were reacting in certain ways. And after reading it…I understand myself better. I don’t feel like I’m reacting as much as I used to.”