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Dianetics (1950)

by L. Ron Hubbard, J. A. Winter (Introduction)

Series: Dianetics

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Some of the worst drivel I've ever read. At first I didn't think I could finish this moronic ranting, but then I started to be amused on every page by the sheer lunacy of the author and the idiocy of his concepts and how gullible those are who buy into this concept that the author openly stated he was starting in order to create a new church as a personal tax break. You'll have more fun tearing up a ten dollar bill and watching if float down the gutter than reading this pathetic text. ( )
  pking36330 | Feb 6, 2014 |
Disgusting propaganda of the worst sort. ( )
1 vote HadriantheBlind | Mar 29, 2013 |
I have attempted to read this book no less than a half dozen times. I have never been able to make it past page 32. First I start mumbling to myself, then I start keeping tally of the number of inconsistencies and made up words....the next thing I know I am stammering and drooling with pent-up frustration at the complete psychosis that would cause words to be placed in that particular order...the last thing I remember before blacking out is jumping up and down on the book, screaming inanities (which, somehow, are more intelligible than the drivel contained within this tome).



Lather, Rinse, Repeat .... Every. Single. Farking. Time...



Look, I can read some ridiculous tripe (have you seen my library?)...but seriously, any thread of a coherent ... anything? ( )
15 vote PortiaLong | May 17, 2009 |
I guess its kind of religious. Some stuff you can throw away but some stuff is pretty neat ( )
  tmstimbert | Jul 26, 2008 |
Objective review:

Don't look at me that way: just because I have a book doesn't mean I've read it. Besides, if I hadn't got this one for free -- who can pass up a free dose of dead tree when built like a book? -- I wouldn't have it at all.

Negative review/s:

1. See above.

2. Tom Cruise is an actor.

Positive review:

It ups the total number of volumes in my library by 1.
9 vote JNagarya | Jul 1, 2008 |
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Dianetics (Greek dia, through, and nous, mind or soul) is the science of mind.
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Dit boek bevat ontdekkingen waarvan men zei dat deze belangrijker zijn dan de ontdekking van het wiel of het vuur. Dianetics is al meer dan 50 jaar een bestseller. En met meer dan 20 miljoen exemplaren in omloop heeft het een beweging gegenereerd die zich over meer dan 100 landen uitstrekt. Het is onbetwistbaar het meest wijd en zijd gelezen en invloedrijkste boek dat ooit over het menselijk verstand is geschreven. Onmiddellijk na de eerste uitgave van Dianetics begon LRH lezingen te geven in stampvolle auditoriums door heel Amerika. En nu kun je daar zijn, door naar deze vier lezingen te luisteren die indertijd opgenomen zijn. Hoor hem de gebeurtenissen beschrijven die de aanleiding vormden voor zijn onderzoek en baanbrekende ontdekkingen, en zijn persoonlijke demonstratie van Dianetics auditing Lijkt het er weleens op dat er een verborgen vijand in je zit die je tegenwerkt en je zelfvertrouwen, gezonde verstand en geluk ondermijnt, ondanks het feit dat je er hard aan werkt om toch succes te hebben? Wel, die vijand bestaat wel degelijk. Hij wordt het reactieve verstand genoemd. Het reactieve verstand is de oorzaak van stress, depressies, stukgelopen relaties, bezorgdheid, angsten en psychosomatische klachten, waaronder pijnen. Er is maar één methode waarmee je kunt doorgronden hoe het ons beïnvloedt en hoe je het kwijtraakt. Die methode staat in dit boek: Dianetics. Lezers uit alle lagen van de bevolking bevestigen dat Dianetics hen heeft geholpen: - te ontdekken hoe je jezelf kunt zijn - te ontdekken waarom iemand zijn zelfvertrouwen en zelfrespect verliest - de oorzaak te vinden van stress en bezorgdheid te ontdekken waarom er bij iemand sprake is van ongewenste emotionele reactiesMeer dan 589 van L. Ron Hubbard's werken zijn gepubliceerd. Dit maakt hem tot een van 's werelds meest bekroonde en gelezen auteurs aller tijden. Zijn werken zijn verkrijgbaar in 65 landen en vertaald in 26 talen, waaronder Swahili, Japans, Russisch en Chinees. Zijn boeken zijn bruikbaar en openhartig en er zijn tot nu toe al meer dan 93 miljoen exemplaren van verkocht. Zowel zijn wetenschappelijke werken als zijn romans behandelen ieder hetzelfde thema in vele verschillende facetten: de verbetering van de geestelijke conditie van de mens.
Miljoenen mensen over de gehele wereld hebben Dianetics gelezen en gebruiken de gegevens in hun dagelijkse leven. In de vele duizenden brieven van lezers, vertellen zij hoe de Dianetics techniek hen geholpen heeft om:
• Optimaal te functioneren als individu
• De dingen die hen dwars zaten effectief aan te pakken
• Meer inzicht in zichzelf en anderen te krijgen
• Optimaal met andere mensen te kunnen omgaan
„Dianetics is een avontuur." L. Ron Hubbard
Beschouw Dianetics als een avontuur. En ontdek zelf hoe u met Dianetics een goede geestelijke conditie kunt bereiken en optimaal kunt functioneren als individu!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 088404632X, Mass Market Paperback)

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 and then uses them against you. Dianetics gets rid of the reactive mind. It's the only thing that does. With over 20,000,000 copies in dozens of languages, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than fifty years. Now used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world.
Read Dianetics and discover:
* The real reason for unexplained pains, negative emotions and unhappy relationships in your life.
* Exactly what is destroying your belief in yourself and how Dianetics helps you get rid of it so you become more you;
* The precise technology that blows away the barriers in your life - forever.
Don't live with insecurity, negative thoughts and irrational behavior. Use Dianetics and get rid of your reactive mind.

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Book Description: Dianetics, 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 and then uses them against you. Dianetics gets rid of the reactive mind. It's the only thing that does. With over 20,000,000 copies in dozens of languages, Dianetics has remained a bestseller for more than fifty years. Now used in more than 150 nations, Dianetics brings dramatic and permanent improvement to people all over the world. Read Dianetics and discover: the real reason for unexplained pains, negative emotions and unhappy relationships in your life; exactly what is destroying your belief in yourself and how Dianetics helps you get rid of it so you become more you; the precise technology that blows away the barriers in your life-forever. Don't live with insecurity, negative thoughts and irrational behavior. Use Dianetics and get rid of your reactive mind. Have you ever wondered how your mind works? Your mind records pictures of everything you experience throughout life. These "mental image pictures" ARE your memory. Through mental image pictures you can see the past, hear what was said, feel, taste and smell things from long ago or just from yesterday. Your perception of mental image pictures-however vague at first-can be sharpened with Dianetics. Mental image pictures are used continually to solve problems, imagine and remember things. L. Ron Hubbard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, will tell you much more about mental image pictures, how the mind works and even the purpose of the mind.… (more)

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