"Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" was released on May 9th 1950, by L.Ron Hubbard.
The book Dianetics was dedicated to Will Durant, he and his wife were awarded the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" in 1977.
Within 2 years of authoring the book Hubbard became the first to scientifically isolate and identify the human spirit.
No book before it delivered an understanding of the mind and life. And no other subject provided the means to release the full potential of the mind.
Random House Modern Library Reader's poll ranked Dianetics among the ten most significant nonfiction works of the 20th century.
In the 21st century a reader picks up a copy somewhere is the world every 4.8 seconds.
For over fifty years Dianetics has been the top-selling book on the human mind for one reason: IT WORKS.
Dianetics provides the only method to get rid of the single source of problems, stress and unhappiness — the reactive mind, and it can be applied by a layman within a few short hours of study.
Dianetics is a culmination and result of over 20 years of research by Mr. Dianetics. Hubbard into the investigation of life force . In fact Dianetics is actually the third book; the first publication of preliminary work in manuscript form is called "Dianetics: The Original Thesis", it was written for close colleagues and interested University associates.
The Second publication is called "Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science", it was originally written for a national magazine to coincide with the release of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". This volume accounts Mr. Hubbard's two-decade journey of discovery and how he applied a scientific methodology to the problems of the human mind.
Dianetics as presented in DMSMH actually deals with Individual Dianetics , as Dianetics is actually a family of sciences embracing the various humanities and translating them into useful prejudice definitions.
Most importantly, the skills offered in this handbook will produce the Dianetic Clear , an optimum individual with intelligence significantly larger than the current normal, or the Dianetic Release , an individual who has been freed from his major anxieties or illnesses. The Release can be done in less than twenty hours of work and is a state superior to any produced by several years of psychoanalysis, since the release will not relapse.
New York Times best-sellers are generally branded as such because they are of great literary value and popular in magnitude, but a book that hits this list and stays on it for decades is much more than a hot book, it is a discovery.
Why Dianetics? Because it WORKS.