Dianetics


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Dianetics

Paranormal
A set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body, which were developed by science fiction author L Ron Hubbard (1911–1986) and practised by followers of Scientology.
 
Dianetics is intended to redefine the manner in which the soul affects the body; it allegedly provides a means for handling life’s energy to enable a greater efficiency in a person’s spiritual life, counselling a client to help identify and rid him- or herself of emotional and psychosomatic problems. Its primary purpose is to erase traumatic memories (engrams), which the therapist or auditor accomplishes using an “E-meter” (which measures the galvanic skin response).
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Dianetics, which contains Scientology's core principles, was written in 1950 by L.
Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology religion and author of Dianetics, in his Learning Tree, says each one of us has the potential to exploit our power to see which way we have to take to lead a good and happy life.
In 1984, I asked William Burroughs, "What is the connection between Dianetics and the cut-ups?
Ron Hubbard, telling in a compelling way how a penny-a-word pulp fiction author wrote a tremendously popular self-help book, Dianetics, then went on to create one of the most successful new religions of the 20th century.
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The entire film, from its use of auditing ("processing") sessions, to Dodd's seduction of the wealthy, to his publication of self-help books that claim to rescue people from trillion-year-long mental fogs--all of this comes directly from Hubbard's career and his publications, principally Dianetics.
Buddhism, Hinduism, Dianetics (the forerunner of Scientology), Christian Science, and, according to his daughter Margaret, a variety of spiritual, medical, and nutritional beliefs came to play a role in his thinking and in his own practice.
There's a lot of similarities to the early days of Dianetics," Anderson told a news conference on Saturday ahead of the highly anticipated film's world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Dianetics was a huge success, selling over half a million copies by the end of the year.
And they sent me to this 18-year-old kid who said, 'We're going to put you on this programme, we're going to give you vitamins and minerals, give you dianetics [a Scientology counselling programme] and that will fix it'.
After graduating from medical school, I fell into the teachings of Dianetics author L.
The group was led by Dorothy Martin, a Dianetics devotee who transcribed the interstellar messages through automatic writing.