Frequently Asked Questions about Dianetics

In this section we have attempted to answer the most commonly asked questions about Dianetics. If you do not see your question answered here, please feel free to email us using the form on our Contact Us page.

What Is Dianetics?
What Will Dianetics Do For Me?
Can Dianetics Technology Help Me Overcome Feelings Of Grief And Loss?
Can Dianetics Improve My Relationship?
How Can I Improve Our Family Life With Dianetics?
What Is The Mind?
How Does The Mind Work?
What Is The Reactive Mind?
Who Is L. Ron Hubbard?
How Did Dianetics Start?
Is Dianetics All Based On One Man's Work?
What Is Clear?

Q: What Is Dianetics?

The word Dianetics comes from the Greek dia, meaning "through" and nous, meaning "soul", and is defined as "what the soul is doing to the body."

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.
Dianetics enables you to discover and eradicate these harmful experiences so they never affect you again, revealing the one person you've always wanted to know - you.

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Q: What Will Dianetics Do For Me?

Dianetics technology will take you on the greatest adventure of your life, a voyage into your mind and the discovery of your true potentials. Dianetics will help you understand your mind, what it is composed of and how it works. You'll discover how the reactive mind influences your life. By applying Dianetics technology you can get rid of your reactive mind.

Different people experience different benefits from Dianetics technology. Some of the benefits Dianetics users report include:

  • Increased Energy Level
  • Better Relationships with Others
  • Improved Perceptions
  • Increased Happiness
  • Less Accidents
  • Reduction in Stress and Anxiety
  • Higher Intelligence
  • Faster Reaction Time

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Q: Can Dianetics Technology Help Me Overcome Feelings Of Grief And Loss?

Yes. The source of any negative emotion, attitude or feeling is fully revealed in Dianetics. The causes of a person's feelings of grief or loss are buried in the person's reactive mind, able to influence and control the person. Dianetics technology guides a person through his or her reactive mind 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 life.

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Q: Can Dianetics Improve My Relationships ?

By working with each other and applying the principles of Dianetics one can improve a relationship tremendously. By getting rid of the underlying and unknown causes of upsets one can be calm in a relationship instead of constantly angry or upset.

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Q: How Can I Improve Our Family Life With Dianetics?

Read and learn how to use Dianetics therapy for your friends and family.

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Q: What Is The Mind?

The mind is basically a communication and control system between the person and his environment. It is composed of mental image pictures, which are recordings of past experiences. The individual uses his mind to pose and solve problems related to survival and to direct his efforts according to these solutions.

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Q: How Does The Mind Work?

Your mind records pictures of everything you experience throughout life. These "mental image pictures" ARE your memory. Through mental image pictures you can see the past, hear what was said, feel, taste and smell things from long ago or just from yesterday. Your perception of mental image pictures-however vague at first-can be sharpened with Dianetics. Mental image pictures are used continually to solve problems, imagine and remember things. L. Ron Hubbard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, will tell you much more about mental image pictures, how the mind works and even the purpose of the mind.

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Q: What Is The Reactive Mind?

The reactive mind is the portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional (willing) control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions.

"The reactive mind is that portion of the mind which files and retains physical pain and painful emotion and seeks to direct the organism solely on a stimulus-response basis."
(Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
- Book 1, Chapter 5)

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Q: Who Is L. Ron Hubbard?

L. Ron Hubbard is the founder of Dianetics technology and the Scientology religion . He has described his philosophies in more than 5,000 writings, including dozens of books, and three thousand tape recorded lectures. Those who regularly employ his teachings to improve themselves and help their fellows come from all walks of life, while Scientology missions and churches have been established on six continents. The universal acclaim for the man-including thousands of awards and recognitions from individuals and groups and the unprecedented popularity of his works from all walks of life-is but one indicator of the effectiveness of his technologies. More importantly, there are millions of people around the world who consider they have no greater friend.

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Q: How Did Dianetics Start?

Dianetics technology was developed by renowned American author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard began his study of the mind in 1923. Through his extensive travels, study of many cultures around the world and scientific research, he developed and tested man's first fully workable technology of the mind. In 1950, Mr. Hubbard wrote Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, a comprehensive work detailing his discoveries and techniques and the first and only definitive manual of the mind. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became a nationwide bestseller almost overnight. By late summer, 1950, people across the country were not only reading the book, but were also organizing groups for the purpose of applying Dianetics techniques. The book has remained a bestseller ever since, becoming number one on The New York Times bestseller list almost four decades after its initial publication. It continues to appear on bestseller lists around the world.

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Q: Is Dianetics All Based On One Man's Work?

Although Dianetics technology was discovered by L. Ron Hubbard, he wrote: "Acknowledgment is made to fifty thousand years of thinking men without whose speculations and observations the creation and construction of Dianetics would not have been possible. Credit in particular is due to: Anaxagoras, Thomas Paine, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Socrates, René Descartes, Plato, James Clerk Maxwell, Euclid, Charcot, Lucretius, Herbert Spencer, Roger Bacon, William James, Francis Bacon, Sigmund Freud, Isaac Newton, van Leeuwenhoek, Cmdr. Joseph Thompson (MC) USN, William A. White, Voltaire, Will Durant, Count Alfred Korzybski, and my instructors in atomic and molecular phenomena, mathematics and the humanities at George Washington University and at Princeton.

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Q: What Is A Clear?

"A Clear (noun) is an individual, who, as a result of Dianetic therapy, has neither active nor potential psychosomatic illness or aberration*." (Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health - Chapter 2)
*aberration - a departure from rational thought or behavior. From the Latin, aberrare, to wander from; Latin ab, away, errare, to wander.

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