Definitions

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  • proper n. A self-help system designed by L. Ron Hubbard which is chiefly employed today in Scientology.

Etymologies

From διά (dia, "through") + νοῦς (nous, "mind") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The sexual pervert (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in dynamic two [sexuality and procreation] such as homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual sadism, etc., and all down the catalog of Ellis and Krafft-Ebing) is actually quite ill physically."

    OpEdNews - Diary: Scientology Cult Supports California Prop to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

  • I think anything by Hubbard, including Dianetics, is pretty much unreadable.

    Worst SF/F Book Ever

  • In particular Scientologists use a spiritual healing method called Dianetics, which is designed to help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses.

    Church of Scientology to be tried for fraud in France: source

  • Scientology, which had started out as a form of secular therapy in the 1950s called Dianetics, went into eclipse and then entered a period of rapid growth as a religion at the end of the 1960s.

    Why Nothing Works

  • Scientology, which began as a psychotherapy called Dianetics, typifies the manipulative and power-hungry side of the new consciousness.

    Why Nothing Works

  • TRAVOLTA: Well, that's probably a long story and a story -- and it could have happened back in 1950, when "Dianetics" was first written.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2009

  • KING: Oh. TRAVOLTA: Because if you read the book "Dianetics," it would explain why.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2009

  • The author cites Nobel laureate Isidor Isaac Rabi, a molecular physicist, as saying of Scientology's bible, Hubbard's "Dianetics," that the book contains "more promises and less evidence per page than has any publication since the invention of printing."

    Airplane Reading

  • It ` s just not true, you know, even if you read "Dianetics," you know it talks about postpartum depression - "Dianetics."

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2008

  • Outlined in his controversial book "Dianetics," the system promised to cure all mental and physical disorders and later, led to the establishment of the Church of Scientology.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2008

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