Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

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

  • "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."

    FACTnet

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

    Why Nothing Works

  • 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 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

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

    Why Nothing Works

  • 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

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