Dianetics: The Original Thesis

Dianetics: The Original Thesis

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Dianetics: The Original Thesis is L. Ron Hubbard’s
first description of Dianetics. Originally circulated
in manuscript form to a few friends, it was soon
copied and passed hand-to-hand until it literally
circled the globe. But the resultant word of mouth
only fueled the fire. With thousands of letters requesting more
information,

Overview

Dianetics: The Original Thesis is L. Ron Hubbard’s
first description of Dianetics. Originally circulated
in manuscript form to a few friends, it was soon
copied and passed hand-to-hand until it literally
circled the globe. But the resultant word of mouth
only fueled the fire. With thousands of letters requesting more
information, Ron concluded the only way to answer all inquiries
was with a book. That book was Dianetics: The Modern Science
of Mental Health, now the all-time bestseller on the mind. Find
out what started it all. For here are the bedrock discoveries and
equations of Dianetics, including:

• The Primary Axioms of Dianetics — axioms upon which
the entire subject is built

• The discovery of the Dynamic Principle of Existence that
drives all life forms — SURVIVE!

• The Four Dynamics by which life is compartmented and
which determine one’s survival

• The discovery and anatomy of the Reactive Mind

• Engrams, the single source of all irrational behavior

• The powerful command in every engram which
prevented their discovery and handling before Dianetics

• The Analytical Mind, its function and operation

• The first description of the state of Clear, its attributes
and potentials

• And, most important, the Laws of Returning —containing
the explanation of both how and why auditing works

Here, then, are the fundamental breakthroughs Ron used
to make the first Clears — breakthroughs which made possible the
development of technology for use by every individual to begin the
clearing of a planet, breakthroughs only contained in Dianetics:
The Original Thesis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403151032
Publisher:
Bridge Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
839,938
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
What is truly phenomenal is the discovery of what had been hidden for so long: the reactive mind, which records moments of physical and emotional pain in a person's life. The problem is that the recordings in the reactive mind are not available for recall by a person's standard memory, and the reactive mind enters hidden data on an individual, which causes bad judgment, self-doubt, upsets, unhappiness, and insanity. The reactive mind is the cause of the decline of society. The good news is that Dianetics is an effective procedure to overcome and eradicate the reactive mind. Readers of The Original Thesis had questions about the Dianetics procedure, which were answered in the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. For someone new to the subject, the best book to start with is Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. This book, The Original Thesis, adds additional data about the reactive mind's effects on a person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book very helpful and interesting. I learned a lot and have continued on with my Dianetics journey. Learning more about he mind and how it works. It is amazing to know how we really work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The proof is in the pudding. I had my doubts about what L. Ron Hubbard wrote in this book. Then I put his theory to the test. And now I no longer have any doubts. My advice: if you want to know if something is true, put it to the test. Look for yourself. That is what I have done with this book. I have used the technology in this book to help hundreds of people. It works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read and re-read and one thing (among many) that i cannot get past is the assumption that the mind is divided as such. There is no evidence of the reactive mind.  I simply don't believe in this dichotomy.  The whole idea of engrams recorded at times of pain and unconsciousness almost holds some value in its description but it is certainly not a scientific certainty.  I got the impression the L Ron had some real mother issues, as most engrams are blamed on failed abortion attempts and having sex while pregnant!!  Read with an open mind, but be very wary.  By the time i was through i couldn't stomach another word of this rubbish!  See for yourself.  But L Ron is Neither a god, a scientist, a neurologist or any such expert.  He was a science fiction writer with a wild imagination.  See what his grandchildren say about him and his empire.