Dianetics: The Book That Started It All
First published on May 9th 1950, few predicted the astonishing impact Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health would have on the lives of millions. As prominent American columnist Walter Winchell then reported: “There is something new... called Dianetics. A new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind. From all indications it will prove to be as revolutionary for humanity as the first caveman's discovery and utilization of fire.”
Today, more than half a century later, Dianetics is an international phenomenon, transcending political, cultural and ideological boundaries in 150 nations. Its popularity is based solely on one fact — results. Testimonials from users tell the story: greater intelligence, awareness, vitality, understanding of life, and the resolution of previously “unsolvable” problems.
With more than 20 million copies printed in over 50 languages, Dianetics stands as a best seller world over. It has appeared more than 100 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and in fact returned to the Number One position decades after its first publication. More Dianetics days, weeks and months have been proclaimed in tribute to it — by city and state governments — than any other book or self-help subject in history.
Dianetics at its simplest levels can be applied by virtually any two reasonably intelligent people, just by reading and using the procedure contained in the book. It’s being done everywhere — from the outback in Australia to corporate empires of America; from Tibetan monasteries to Venezuelan cathedrals. In fact, every 4.8 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone picks up a copy of Dianetics and begins the adventure.