How Did Dianetics Start?

Dianetics technology was developed by renowned American author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard began his study of the mind in 1923. Through his extensive travels, study of many cultures around the world and scientific research, he developed and tested man’s first fully workable technology of the mind. In 1950, Mr. Hubbard wrote Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, a comprehensive work detailing his discoveries and techniques and the first and only definitive manual of the mind. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became a nationwide bestseller almost overnight. By late summer, 1950, people across the country were not only reading the book, but were also organizing groups for the purpose of applying Dianetics techniques. The book has remained a bestseller ever since, becoming number one on The New York Times bestseller list almost four decades after its initial publication. It continues to appear on bestseller lists around the world.

 

Is Dianetics all Based on One Man’s Work?

Although Dianetics technology was discovered by L. Ron Hubbard, he wrote: “Acknowledgment is made to fifty thousand years of thinking men without whose speculations and observations the creation and construction of Dianetics would not have been possible. Credit in particular is due to: “Anaxagoras, Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Euclid, Lucretius, Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, van Leeuwenhoek, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, René Descartes, James Clerk Maxwell, Charcot, Herbert Spencer, William James, Sigmund Freud, Cmdr. Thompson (MC) USN, William A. White, Will Durant, Count Alfred Korzybski, and my instructors in atomic and molecular phenomena, mathematics and the humanities at George Washington University and at Princeton.”

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