L. Ron Hubbard created a system/theory he called Dianetics (1). He penned two books in 1950 on the subject, Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science and Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, with the latter becoming a big seller.
Dianetics consists of a number of ideas and practices relating to the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body. Hubbard’s ideas intended to form the basis of a new kind of psychotherapy although it evolved into the spiritual domain. The later led to it being employed frequently within contemporary Scientology. Over time Hubbard described Dianetics in a number of ways including “a mix of Western technology and Oriental philosophy,” “a spiritual healing technology,” and “an organized science of thought” (2).
The book in which Hubbard presented his theory of Dianetics.
The Basics of Dianetics.
Numerous concepts form the basis of this theory. First, it operated on the notion that…
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