Monday, July 31, 2006

Dianetics Definitions

I recently re-read Dianetics: the Evolution of a Science, which L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1950. It's a brilliant acount of an amazing journey of discovery. Mr. Hubbard describes in this book exactly how he discovered and codified the basic techniques of Dianetics, which he then presented in the book Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health.

The book contains a very extensive glossary of terms, necessary because what L. Ron Hubbard discovered about the mind is actually new and so required terms to name them.

There is also a good glossary of Scientology and Dianetics terms online.

For an interesting view of Dianetics, from the Indian perspective, there is a good site: Lifepositive Scientology and Dianetics.

And for an excellent overview on where the Scientology religion stands at the beginning of the 21st Century I recommend reading the transcript of the David Miscavige speech called This is Scientology or better yet purchasing a copy of the actual speech in DVD form online or at a Scientology church (really worth doing because Mr. Miscavige is such an excellent speaker).

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