The Scope of Dianetics

Reference: Hubbard 1950: Dianetics TMSMH

Reference: Glossary of Dianetics (Subject Cleared)

These are some comments on Book One, Chapter 1, “The Scope of Dianetics” from  DIANETICS: THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH.


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The Scope of Dianetics

KEY WORDS: Assimilation

Let’s answer the questions posed by Hubbard in this chapter with the help of Buddhism as follows.

  1. The goal of thought is to integrate all that is experienced. One does that by resolving any and all anomalies. 
  2. The single source of all anomalies are impressions in the mind that one is not aware of. 
  3. An integration occurs automatically the moment one becomes aware of the impressions related to an anomaly, thus bringing its resolution.
  4. That awareness comes from patiently confronting the anomaly without avoiding, resisting, suppressing or denying any experience (past or ongoing) connected with it. 
  5. To prevent any likelihood of mental derangement, one is careful not to interfere with the contents of the mind by ransacking them randomly.
  6. The above points provide us with an outline for curing all psychosomatic ills.

Resolution of the anomalies that we experience then cures the psychosomatic ills and the aberrations in feelings and behavior. It also produces a condition of ability and rationality, and enhances vigor and personality. A person’s behavior is always good after his anomalies are resolved. He has easy access to all his memories. The integration in the mind assimilates the literal recordings of impressions into smooth multi-dimensional narratives. A workable model of the mind starts to come into view.


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