This is promotion for the now completed Dianetics celebration.
This used to be a big deal event in scientology. It is now a whimper that gets little attention because it interferes with Miscavige’s annual scuba diving expedition on the Freewinds for “Maiden Voyage.”
Now, there are plenty of lies in this pitch — one cannot attain Clear from reading Dianetics. In fact, over 60 years it has been proven the state of Clear as described in Dianetics is a pipe dream that even L. Ron Hubbard himself could not achieve. But nevertheless, they’re still selling Dianetics hard as the solution to all that ails this planet — “a New Earth.”
But let’s take a look at just how dishonest this is.
This is what L. Ron Hubbard said in 1953 in Scientology 8 – 8008:
It was found that there was no purpose in reducing incidents out of the reactive mind beyond the point where the analytical mind could step apart from the reactive mind, and then command it. Dianetics is a science which addresses itself directly to the reactive mind to reduce the command value of that reactive mind. Scientology is an embracive subject, much wider in application. It has as its goal the beingness that can exist without an energy or matter, which is to say, without time, whether homo sapiens or not.
Dianetics was an evolutionary step, a tool which had use in arriving at a higher level of knowledge; its use, however, produced slower results and much lower goals. Further, Dianetic processes were limited in that they could not be applied more than a few hundred hours without the reactive mind assuming a very high command level over the analytical mind due to the fact that the reactive mind was being validated continually in the process, whereas the better process was to validate the analytical mind.
Medicine and psychology, as practiced today, have absorbed and are using many of the principles of Dianetics without caring to be aware of the later developments in the field of the mind as represented here. Thus, the society absorbs and very often misunderstands knowledge.
Scientology does not disavow Hubbard’s later book. Not in any way. In fact, they push it hard as it is one of “The Basics”.
But you have NEVER seen this quote broadly disseminated.
It’s just another of the many contradictions in the subject. And contradictions become lies when they are knowingly foisted off on people to try and suck them in. Every person in Scientology has been forced to read “the Basics” so Hubbard’s proclamations about the reactive mind and lack of efficacy of Dianetics is NOT unknown.
Promising things which cannot be attained (in exchange for your money) is part of the DNA of scientology. Hell, the quote above is a pitch to sell scientology by dissing Dianetics. And the claims made in this book make the Dianetics state of Clear seem like weak sauce. He is now in the realm of OT and destroying and creating entire universes….