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  • Format: HiFi Sound, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Golden Era Productions
  • DVD Release Date: 15 April 2008
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1403164916
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,067 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This set of two DVDs and two booklets is a complete visualization and demonstration of the book DIANETICS. DIANETICS could be called an Anti-Virus software for the human mind. Albert Einstein already said that we are using only 10% of our mental capacity. Very true. Dianetics gives a detailed technique how to access a good part of the remaining potential. By watching the two DVDs one not only gets the entire theory of the subject, but also every bit of the method how to do it. See for yourself how it works.

About the Director

L. Ron Hubbard's remarkable writing career spanned more than half a century of intense literary achievement and creative influence. Astonishingly prolific, he produced more than 550 published works of fiction and nonfiction. These ranged broadly in literary genres from action/adventure, western, mystery and suspense to science fiction and fantasy, and in subject areas of enduring social, cultural and philosophical significance from self-improvement and the spiritual, ethical and moral nature of man to education, drug treatment and rehabilitation, and business management, among others. Though he was first and foremost a writer, his life experiences and travels in all corners of the globe were wide and diverse. His insatiable curiosity and personal belief that one should live life as a professional led to a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment. He was also an explorer and ethnologist, mariner, pilot, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, educator, composer and musician.

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255 of 294 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on 12 May 2008
Format: Hardcover
Dianetics argues that the sources of human suffering are stored in 'engrams' in the 'reactice mind' - complete recordings, down to the accurate detail, of every perceptual experience. It also describes the way to rid yourself of these 'engrams' as a process called 'clearing'. It sounds reasonable until you dig deeper into Dianetics and Scientology (the Church of Scientology).

I bought 'Dianetics' in 1998 from a street recruiter from the Church of Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard was the founder of the 'Church'). Luckily, I only wasted 6 pounds. 'Dianetics' is an entry point into the 'Church' of Scientology - a blend of pseudo-psychotherapy, religion and science fiction which has bankrupted hundreds of people and led to some suicides (see Time Magazine, 6th May 1991). You can find scientologist recruiters on city streets everywhere. A popular trick (used on me) is to ask - survey style - "if you could change three things in your life, what would they be". Scientologists call this 'finding your ruin', i.e. a weakness or problem they can hook into. Alternatively, they use a 'personality (or 'stress') questionnaire' - with no scientific basis and no demonstrated psychometric validity (i.e. never validated in a scientific peer-reviewed journal). The Scientologist wrote my three answers down and mentioned a book which could help - 'DIANETICS'. I was taken to a basement beneath a pub, which was full of the books, and others by the Author Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. I am a psychologist - not stupid - but was then persuaded due to my interest in psychology. I bought the book for 6 pounds, and was asked to give my name and address, in order to send out a "receipt".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nolita on 6 Mar. 2015
Format: Paperback
Why would someone even read this crap,Not only is this book brainwashing material>This cult should not even be allow to publish a book.IN my eyes DAVID KORESH WAS MORE SANE THEN L RON HUBBARD is at all
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I bought and read this book from a philosophical standpoint. Without wanting to offend it is a shame that L. Ron Hubbard went on to commit fraudulent acts as a Scientologist because the writing in Dianetics is often very insightful. The philosophy in the book is consistent with several early 20th century thinkers and Hubbard could've contributed to the Philosophy world if he had only stopped when ahead and classified the books as Philosophy.
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81 of 106 people found the following review helpful By J.C.D. on 14 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
'Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health' was first published in 1951 by American science fiction writer and part-time philosophical thinker L. Ron Hubbard. The book was an instant hit, and spawned a movement that would evolve in Scientology only a few years later in the mid-1950s. Many of the Amazon reviews are posted by people who disagree with the Church of Scientology, but who have not read the book themselves. If you want the opinion of someone who has, read on.

Let me first say that this review is genuine. I've read the book, and I was also a member of the Church of Scientology and a member of staff at one of their missions. I can tell you exactly what this book is about and speculate with some accuracy where it leads people. 'Dianetics' is one of the most interesting books published in the 20th century, but not for entirely wholesome reasons. If anyone should choose to read the book, they need to be fully aware of the accuracy of its claims, and should not go blindly in search of the elevated states of being it promises.

Many people's first experience of Dianetics comes after wandering into a Church of Scientology building or possibly being accosted by a Scientology stress tester (you won't find the word 'Scientology' anywhere in their displays or literature, but that's who they are). Usually, a punter is hooked up to an 'E-Meter' which WILL indicate that a great deal of stress is present. The tester will then point out that 'Dianetics' can help. Some people buy a copy, many do not. A wise move would be to forget the whole thing and go on with your life, but if you must read the book, pick it up off Amazon for a tiny fraction of the £15 Scientology UK charges for it.

The book is comprised of Hubbard outlining his 'discoveries' regarding the human mind.
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63 of 89 people found the following review helpful By andy on 6 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
this is a work of fiction masquerading as science.

do not be fooled.
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42 of 61 people found the following review helpful By James Choma on 28 Feb. 2008
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L. Ron Hubbard has been grossly underestimated as a writer of Science Fiction. He is possibly one of the greatest fiction writers of the 20th century. With "Dianetics," Hubbard has been able to weave a complex, believable tale of the science of the mind, essentially forming the basis for what would come to be taken to be a religion. How many other Science Fiction writers have done something of that magnitude with such far reaching effects? Darn few.

"Dianetics made an early appearance in the magazine "Astounding Science Fiction" back in May of 1950. It garnered a lot of press and created a buzz that eventually garnered the attention of a wider audience.

Hubbard created a whole mythology around himself. It is said he was a bronco buster at the age of three, a teenage explorer, a blood brother of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana, a Nuclear Physicist, and a World War II hero, among other things. But above all, he was a writer of pulp Science Fiction.

Interestingly enough, there's plenty of documention that many of the ideas put forth in this book are not original. Many may not be aware that at the root of Dianetics are the discoveries of Dr. William Sargant (a psychiatrist). Sargant's research observed post traumatic stress syndrome in World War II soldiers, leading to a cure known as Abnormal Reaction Therapy. This entailed re-experiencing traumatic events (Hubbard called these "engrams") utilizing a hypnotic (or drugged) state to confront these real or imagined items with the aid of a facilitator. If you are interested in exploring Sargant's work, his book is called "Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing." There are many very close similarities between the two texts.

The key is to become "Clear.
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