Dianetics is a way to look at one's own mind.
It contains some unique ideas:
- A person is basically good.
- One can solve any problems in one's own mind.
- It proposes a single basic idea to clarify what man is doing. He is Surviving.
The ideas of Dianetics are written down in books and presented in lectures by a writer called L. Ron Hubbard.
L. Ron Hubbard started Dianetics.
L. Ron Hubbard also started the religion of Scientology, which uses the ideas about survival, and the mind and the spirit of man from Dianetics. Scientology goes forward from there with the viewpoint that the spirit of man has a far, far higher potential, than the more material view of early Dianetics where man has a life beginning with conception.
The photo at the right shows people learning about Dianetics by doing a Stress Test. The idea of the stress test is to show people something in their own minds, a stress, that demonstrates a person surviving and an idea from Dianetics.