Celebrating the Birth of Dianetics in a Year of Explosive Expansion

The history of Dianetics would be the history of a voyage of discovery, of an exploration into new and nearly uncharted realms, Terra Incognita, the Human Mind, a land which lies an inch behind your forehead."—L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, May 9, 1950


The publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health on May 9, 1950, unleashed “a full-scale explosion,” as newspapers of the day phrased it.

The book immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for 26 consecutive weeks. It was unquestionably the most popular book ever published on the human mind—a distinction it holds to this day.

You are beginning an adventure. Treat it as an adventure. And may you never be the same again.

L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Founder

Virtually overnight, Dianetics groups sprang up across the United States and as far away as Australia and New Zealand, generating a wildfire grassroots movement. 

Dianetics now spans every culture, across every continent, in more than 50 languages of Earth.

L. Ron Hubbard went on to document his research into the spirit, mind and life in 19 basic books, thousands of other written materials and nearly 2,500 recorded lectures—the Scripture of Scientology.

To keep pace with the demand for these materials and make them available in every corner of the globe, all book and CD production was established in-house in the world’s largest all-digital, print-on-demand facilities.

And now, with the launch of the Scientology TV Network, the real story of Scientology—the people, Churches and programs that are Scientology—is reaching millions with original programming.

But it all began 68 years ago today in the first chapter of Dianetics when L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “You are beginning an adventure. Treat it as an adventure. And may you never be the same again.”

Source: ScientologyNews.org

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