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The #1 New York Times bestseller

With over 22,000,000 copies sold in 50 languages, and used in more than 176 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.

“While it’s true that Dianetics has become the self-improvement classic, there can be little doubt that 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)

“[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)

If you’ve ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right.

The fact is, there is a single source of all your problems, stress, unhappiness and self-doubt. It’s called the reactive mind—the hidden part of your mind that stores all painful experiences, then uses them against you.

With Dianetics, you can learn to control your reactive mind—freeing you to live an extraordinary life and be your true self.

Don’t live with insecurity, negative thoughts, depression and irrational behavior. Use Dianetics to take control of your future.

Key discoveries contained in Dianetics:

  • Why do we give up on our dreams?
  • What is the real cause of depression?
  • Is there a cure for stress?
  • How do you reach your full potential?
  • Why do we hurt the ones we love?
  • Why are some people prone to illness?
  • How can you improve your mental health?
  • Can you conquer your fears?

Start the adventure—of you. Buy and listen to Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

About the author:

With over two hundred million copies of his works in circulation and dozens of international bestsellers, L. Ron Hubbard has inspired a movement spanning every continent on earth. All told, those works comprise some 5,000 writings and 3,000 recorded lectures and, as such, stand as the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit. His breakthroughs have helped millions lead more successful lives and achieve true happiness.

©2007 L. Ron Hubbard Library (P)2007 L. Ron Hubbard Library

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Fraud

What happens when you mix Buddhism with 50s sci-fi? You get this fraud pseudoscience! Save your money.

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I Couldn't Take It Anymore

Sorry, I just couldn't take listening to this book any longer. I gave it the first 13 chapters but just could not figure out where the author was going. Way too much for me.

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bad

pseudo everything. Hubbard sees himself as a type of Christ. Only the author of life can save you from your sins, engrams don't exist

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This book is nonsense for the most part.

This book is nonsense for the most part. Full of childish manipulation to get gullible people to believe in it’s “Proven Fact” that it never proves or ever can. A schizophrenics explanation of his mind, feelings and actions and attempting to rationalize what he can’t understand with make believe.

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The best book I have ever read.

I'm not sure why everyone has not read this book. It helps you understand why people do the things that people do. It is an amazing read. Everyone can get along if they just read this book and could understand each other, Being audited is so awesome it free's you so you can be the person you want to be.

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A religion couldn't be started on falsehoods alone, worth a read no matter how you feel about it

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Repetitive nonsense

I always thought Dianetics and Scientology were a bit loopy, but before I criticize something I make a point of understanding it first. I chose to listen to Dianetics on audible instead of reading it because of the length. I am about half way through and I can't take it any more. There is a lot of nonsense talk and the word engram is used so often I swear some one gets a commission each time it's read. The basic premise is that there are two minds in each person, the analytical mind and the reactive mind. The analytical mind is rational and makes decisions based on logic. The reactive mind reacts based on fear and aggression, based on past traumatic experiences. This is not rocket science to most people. This is the problem of this book. It takes this simple premise and reiterates it chapter after chapter, paragraph after paragraph, in such a repetitive and boring manner. To keep you excited (asleep really) the author has thrown in lots of gibberish fake science.

Every time I read something I disagree with I at least see something of merit in the authors work, a point of view. I see some reasoned argument for that persons position and I can learn from it. This book is the first time I have walked away understanding nothing. It is clearly trash designed to take your money and provide you with nothing in return. As Orwell said, it is trying to give solidity to pure wind.

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This book is demented Fantasy fiction

I started this book with an open mind, However, after reading it my realization Manifested. Initially I suspected RH Hubbard is onto something new and exciting. I was greatly mistaken. Inside this book, it believe that the author either witnessed, fantasized or experienced some very heinous crimes as a child and has been searching for answers to cure himself. The hypothesis that our memories can be recalled easily is a type of Hipnosis that interviewers will use to help victims remember detail that they may not be aware they witnessed. In addition, to Scientology being a religion the author still references God which is predominantly Christianity in his examples of clearing a subject. I am not questioning the idea of God being real or not. I am questioning the authors intentions on writing this text and understand that if you limit your exposure to negativity in all aspects of life you will be happier regardless of your religion and beliefs.

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Listen to while reading the book.

Outstanding science of the mind explained in great detail. It is tough at times but stick with it and get some Dianetic Therapy at the Church of Scientilogy .

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Mental Health Matters

Ever heard the term "the only one getting in your way is yourself"? This books goes in depth of how that comes to be and so much more. If you read it you might just get out of your own way.

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  • 08-24-17

An amazing and insightful book

Dianetics is a great book which explores the mind, then gives you solutions to help yourself and the others around you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-16-20

Dianetics EXPLAINS 2020!

With everything happening across the world today this book has helped me understand what is happening around me.

Very interesting theory’s on the mind

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-24-20

Ovwrall

I find dianetics fascinating, but after reading this book I would not be confident as you are told a few times to perform rhis prooces on a patient as the wrong word or phrase could causebdxientolgt.

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  • Mr Tony Greenhill
  • 08-31-19

I actually feel dumber from listening to this book

Worryingly focused on abortion and relationship violence. Was just white noise in the background at the end

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  • S Wood
  • 07-10-21

Dire Drivel from one who is open minded.

This was horrendous. It is totally illogical, drivel. I could not finish. Narrator was boring.

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  • Kelly Collins
  • 05-30-21

Don't bother, it's all just rubbish

I really struggled to listen to this rubbish, but I said I'd give it a chance. I should of listened to myself. it's a telling of story and philosophical nonsense. This book is a cults hand book and certainly not any words of a church or religious affiliate.

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  • Carrie
  • 06-14-20

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Wow...what a load of rubbish. And this is what a ‘religion’ is based on. Absolute drivel!

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  • Banjoman
  • 01-31-19

Excellent study of the human mind.

Dianetics, the modern science of mental health, is probably the most important book written on the human mind ever.
It uses analogies in describing how the mind works, and gives anecdotal accounts of actual events that cause pain and stress. The therapy is not for the faint hearted. It requires commitment and the ability to confront absolutely anything. The benefits of therapy are unlimited.
I know that for some people Dianetics is nonsense. They don't get it at all. That's ok, each to their own. Another mans junk is another mans gold.
But, just try it. What is true for you, is true for you. You may like it.

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  • Flightsimspilot
  • 12-08-17

Love This Book.

A really great book to listen to, so much to learn from this. Narrated Perfectly.

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  • DK
  • 03-25-16

excellent book ever I bought. thanks

I have been searching for answers and couldn't find in many books now found it and it help me a lot and it totally works when I use its technique.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-20

Utter nonsense

I suspect that listening to this book at 3.5 speed would have resulted in it making more sense than it does at normal speed. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-21

Interesting alternative views

This book offers a number of concepts that seem plausible, but at some times seem extreme. It felt like the author was offering an all-or-nothing approach that made me feel if I had any doubts in the concepts I was not being open enough to it. It also felt like it was a binary approach that seemed a bit cultish. Still a good topic to entertain why the mind actually behaves in certain ways. I would suggest keeping an open mind while listening.