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Dianetics

The Modern Science of Mental Health
Written by: L. Ron Hubbard
Narrated by: Lloyd Sherr
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
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Containing discoveries heralded as greater than the wheel or fire, Dianetics has remained a best seller 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 the nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets, and insecurities that 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.

Dianetics enables you to discover and eradicate these harmful experiences, so they never affect you again, revealing the one person you've always wanted to know: You.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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

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Bore, difficult to focus

Purpose of purchase might vary. At least personally I found examples far fetched away from normal persons life, repeative and at times disturbing. Might be better of to read a bit on subject dianetics.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-19

Fraud

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

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  • Jeff
  • 15-03-11

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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  • Paul alexander
  • 27-02-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-19

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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  • Roger Kelly
  • 07-12-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-19

Observable Results

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

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  • Jeff Hanson
  • 01-07-19

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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  • Kathryn
  • 11-12-12

I gave up before the book made any kind of point.

What would have made Dianetics better?

The book just rambled. I'm hoping it eventually got to a point or some sort of action plan, I just couldn't hang in there. It kept going in circles without giving any kind of real information.

What was most disappointing about L. Ron Hubbard’s story?

There was no story.

What does Lloyd Sherr bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I probably wouldn't have made it past the first page if I hadn't been plugged into an audio book and taking a walk.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

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  • Bryce wiltz
  • 07-12-17

Personally not my style!

Absolutely not my style of book! That's all I'll say just because I don't like to slander people's work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-17

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-04-20

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
  • 31-08-19

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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  • Banjoman
  • 31-01-19

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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  • N Croft
  • 06-10-18

Great book

Great book about the mind. Very interesting points. About to start the next book. N

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  • Flightsimspilot
  • 08-12-17

Love This Book.

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

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  • Hank
  • 29-05-16

Absolute rubbish! Dangerous ideas.

Other than sometimes stating the obvious this is nothing more than a rambling waste of time. The only scientific fact true of this book is its absolute manure!

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  • DK
  • 25-03-16

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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