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Astounding Science Fiction May 1950

Astounding Science Fiction May 1950 cover (american edition)

Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science by L. Ron Hubbard is the original article published in Astounding Science Fiction (cover date May 1950) published to immediately precede the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health that introduced Dianetics. Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science covers how Hubbard defined the reactive mind and developed the procedures to get rid of it. In England, this article was published in the June issue[1]. In 1955, the article was expanded into a book of the same name (Bridge Publications, ISBN 1-4031-0538-3; not to be confused with the larger and more well-known book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health). The publication includes Hubbard's account of the reasoning behind, and development of, Dianetics, more so than its "sister volumes" DMSMH and Dianetics: The Original Thesis (aka The Dynamics of Life).

Terminology Edit

From September 1955 edition book changed several terms in the original edition, to keep with "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" terminology. For example, the word "norn" changed to "engram"[2]. In Norse Mythology, Norn was name for goddesses of Fate: Skuld (the Future), Verdaude (the Present) and Urd (the Past). They controlled Man's destiny and made him follow a course of conduct nolens volens.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1976 Dianetics ad
  2. Doctor's Report on Dianetics


Scientology bibliography
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Dianetics: Dianetics, the Original Thesis | Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health | Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science | Notes on the Lectures | Science of Survival | Child Dianetics | Self Analysis | Advanced Procedure and Axioms | Dianetics 55!
Scientology: Handbook for Preclears | A History of Man | Scientology: 88 | Scientology: 8-80 | Scientology 8-8008 | The Creation of Human Ability | The Phoenix Lectures | Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought | Have You Lived Before This Life | A New Slant on Life | Introduction to Scientology Ethics | Mission Into Time | Scientology 0-8
E-meter: The Book Of E-Meter Drills | Introducing The E-Meter | E-Meter Essentials
Other: How to Live Though an Executive | The Problems of Work | Hymn of Asia | All About Radiation | The Way to Happiness | Clear Body, Clear Mind
Not by L. Ron Hubbard : Fundamentals of Scientology | Child Scientology | Dianetics Today | Brainwashing | Electropsychometry | The Hubbard Electrometer | This Is Life | Sanity for the Layman | Miracles for Breakfast | How to Choose Your People | Ups and Downs

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