|An Dianetics ad from April 1950|
Basic Idea and Theory
Dianetics divides the mind into three parts the analytical mind, reactive mind and somatic mind.
Hubbard defines the Analytical Mind as the thinking and or computing mind. Whereas the Reactive Mind is The place where Engrams, memories of pain and unconsciousness, are stored the Reactive Mind is also called the Bank.
The Somatic Mind is defined as the body memory of past pains and aches
which are re-stimulated or turned on during an auditing session which for
this instance would be contained in an engram. The ultimate goal of Dianetics is to remove the reactive mind and achieve a state which Scientologist call Clear. The Scientologist believe the reactive mind prevents people from becoming more aware, more ethical, saner and ultimately happier. This state is, according to Scientologist achieved through a type of talk therapy, called auditing. Where a type of therapist called an auditor
ask you questions about traumatic experiences in your past and
supposedly allows you to relive the moments so that they no longer
affect you. However, this process is monotonous and repetitive. Which
despite, current claims from the Church of Scientology is a type of