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  • Paperback: 677 pages
  • Publisher: Bridge Pubns (Nov. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140314446X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403144461
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.8 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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While it is true that "Dianetics" has become the self-improvement classic, there can be little doubt what it has to offer is just what people are now looking for in ever-increasing numbers. Reducing stress, achieving goals, improving relationships and striving to live up to one's full potential is definitely the 'in' thing.
New York Post"

Hubbard's bestseller has helped millions, and it should be read and used by all who are searching for a true understanding of the mind and a solution to such problems as self-doubt, stress, anxiety and depression.
World Reporter Newspaper

"Dianetics" has always been ahead of its time. More and more people are realizing that Dianetics technology is a vital survival tool for living in the world today.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Hubbard holds the distinction of being the world's most translated author, according to the Guinness World Records.
Publishers Weekly

[Dianetics is] a new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind. From all indications it will prove to be as revolutionary for humanity as the first caveman's discovery and utilization of fire.
Daily Mirror
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Dianetics can remove the aberrations which make man a selfish and anti-social creature. ... It holds hope that man may at last dispense with the ugly institution of war, because wars are the end product of social aberrations at the national level.
Daily News Los Angeles

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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.Among the discoveries herein: The Goal of Man The Dynamic Principle of Existence the one word that motivates all living things The Four Dynamics the drives upon which all of life is compartmented The Descriptic Graph of Survival revealing one s true potential and how to achieve it The discovery of and complete anatomy of the reactive mind The painful experiences engrams contained in the reactive mind which command one to act irrationally against their own wishes and goals The impact of prenatal engrams what took place before you were born and how it s influenced you ever since The complete Dianetics procedure to discover and eradicate these harmful experiences so they never affect you again, revealing the one person you ve always wanted to know you.Companion lecture series: Dianetics Lectures and DemonstrationsImmediately following the first publication of "Dianetics," Ron began lecturing to thousands upon thousands in packed auditoriums across America. And now, you can be there. In these 4 lectures, you ll hear Ron describe the events that sparked his investigation and groundbreaking discoveries and then, even more, his "personal" demonstration of Dianetics "auditing" procedure to overcome the reactive mind."

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Format: Paperback
This book has a number of 'hater' reviews but this is just inappropriate attack. These reviews are not based on whether the book is useful or not. I find it a very useful book. The book contains techniques for alleviating the problems of the mind such as phobias and psychosomatic illnesses and conditions. It has a more scientific basis than psychology or psychiatry and leaves no permanent scars such as these other treatments using shock or drugs can do. I have been helped greatly using the technique. I have helped others with it and I have seen others help others. If you wish to know why this 'self-help' book is still selling after 66 years you should read it. Then you can make up your own mind.
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Dianetics makes laughable attempts to sound "scientific" by using obscure words to express mundane ideas while at the same time completely ignoring the basics of scientific method. The book also contains several frightening examples of cultural bias. Potential readers should be aware of them.
Perhaps the most disturbing example is on page 195, wherein Mr. Hubbard discusses the Zulu tribe of Africa. According to Mr. Hubbard, the Zulu would escape his "reactive data" if he were moved out of his "restimulative" area and taught English. But left in his native habitat, a "Zulu is only outside the bars of a madhouse because there are no madhouses provided by his tribe."
This could be dismissed as an anomaly if there weren't several other examples of this kind of frightening generalization. For example, on page 149 Mr. Hubbard asserts that homosexuals can be shown to have either overdeveloped or underdeveloped genitalia.
The book is ludicrous scientifically, and a nightmare as a piece of social commentary. Avoid.
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By A Customer on Sept. 25 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have found the book very helpful in many ways including helping a friend directly.
A little while ago I tried to help a friend who was fatigued all the time, was hating her job - being pressured by her boss among other things - and not getting things done, stacks of papers piling up in her home etc... Before this time as I understand it she was vibrant, productive etc..
At first I tried to "talk" to her about her problems, being a good listener. She would experience some relief and thanked me for listening. but would not really improve.
I was about that time studying the basic text on how to apply Dianetics to an individual to unburden them.
The funny thing is because of what followed, I gained a better certainty that this method was different from others and actually must be scientific in at least some respects.
I at first took her into a session of using this and didn't make much progress.
I discovered when reviewing the material on how exactly to do it that what I had applied as the technique and what the actual exact method was, was a little off...a bit off but on a very important point.
We went back into session applying the correct method of unburdening and she made good, actually amazing progress. We unburdened much that session. She left the session saying that she felt lighter as well as with other indications of progress.
I gave her in total about 25 hours or so of it over the course of about 3 weeks. She was very satisfied with the results.
We were having dinner with one of her friends and she had said to her that every day she had cried, had a pain in the pit of her stomach and that now for the first time in longer than she could remember the pain was gone. Until this time I had not known all this. It was a nice thing to hear to say the least.
The video, which outlines very simply the Dianetic techniques was also very helpful in helping me to easily learn how to do this work on her.
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I read this book and believe me if you ever wondered what made people act the way they do, you will have no doubt after you read this book! It provides real answers and a very scientific and practical solution to man's ills.
I have found that some pretty amazing results can be achieved through its use. Of course, like anything have to read and understand the material and apply it standardly to get the desired result, but if you do so you will find that you can help others rid themselves of unwanted feelings and emotions and help them achieve well being.
As a matter of fact, through the use of applying the Dianetics principles in this book I helped a young man rid himself of his compulsion to abuse his son. Now, that's definitely a book worth reading (and using)!
It's the only book I've ever seen that advises you on how to get the most out of it like never passing up a word you don't understand; it provides explanatory footnotes at the bottom on each page, as well as a glossary for unfamiliar or new terms.
I can certainly see why this book continues to make the bestseller list over and over again -- if you have a mind or know someone who does you won't want to pass this book over. Because you never know when a friend or coworker will pour out his heart to you about some aspect of his life that you can use these principles to help him handle. Like I said, you won't want to leave home without it!
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By A Customer on May 6 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Why do good people do or say crazy things? What is the reason for so much unhappiness in this society, when technology is making our lives so much "easier"? Why do relationships that look so promising fail so miserably? This book answers these questions fully and completely! I have read many of Hubbard's books over the years, and thouroughly enjoyed them all, but until recently had never read "The Modern Science of Mental Health" cover-to-cover. I decided to do just that, so with the help of a good dictionary, I picked up the book and started. All I can say is that this book has the answers to the questions that have plagued every one of us for a very long time. Do yourself a favor and read it yourself...It takes a little work, but I guarantee it is fully worth the effort...You'll be glad you did it! P.S.: I wouldn't pay attention to the guys that write all the negative stuff about Dianetics, they are the kind of people that spend their time making up wierd computer viruses and spreading them!
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