Dianetics: The Original Thesis (Introduction)
Source: Dianetics: The Original Thesis
In nineteen thirty-two an investigation was undertaken to determine the dynamic principle of existence in a workable form which might lead to the resolution of some of the problems of mankind. A long research in ancient and modern philosophy culminated, in nineteen thirty-eight, in the heuristically discovered primary law. A work was written at that time which embraced man and his activities. In the following years further research was undertaken in order to prove or disprove the axioms so established.
Certain experiences during the war made it necessary for the writer to resolve the work into applicable equations and an intensive program was begun in nineteen forty-five toward this
A year later many techniques had been discovered or evolved and a nebulous form of the present work was formulated. Financed chiefly by a lump sum disability compensation, that form of Dianetics was intensively applied to volunteer subjects, and the work gradually developed to its present form.
Dianetics has been under test by the writer, as here delineated, for the past three years.
The last series of random volunteers, numbering twenty, were rehabilitated, twenty out of twenty, with an average number of work hours of 151.2 per subject. Dianetics offers the first anatomy of the human mind and techniques for handling the hitherto unknown reactive mind, which causes irrational and psychosomatic behavior. It has successfully removed any compulsions, repressions, neuroses and psychoses to which it has been applied.
L. R. H.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951) Dianetics: The Original Thesis, The American Saint Hill Organization (March 1974 printing)