Dianetics: Understanding the Mindrior to 1950, prevailing scientific thought had concluded man’s mind to be his brain, i.e., a collection of cells and neurons, and nothing more. Not only was man’s IQ considered to be unimprovable, but with the formation of his cerebral cortex, his personality was likewise established. These theories were, however, inaccurate and consequently science has never evolved a workable theory of the mind nor a means to resolve problems of the mind.
L. Ron Hubbard changed all that with Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Its publication in 1950 marks a watershed in the history of man’s quest for a true understanding of himself.
Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate such ailments as unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress). It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.
Like Scientology, Dianetics rests on basic principles, easily learned, clearly demonstrated as true, and every bit as valid today as when first released in 1950.