Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health, which is widely recognized as Scientologists’ number one holy book and guidance, might be ridiculed outside the realm of this belief system. However, the basic concept that this book elaborates is considered so useful and practical that it can actually help solve various mental problems of people who are both the followers and non-followers of L. Ron Hubbard’s philosophical and religious thought.
Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health is authored by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, one of the most progressive new religious movements in which actors like John Travolta and Tom Cruise are faithful adherents. The key of this book is to guide mankind, called thetan in Scientologist terminology, to achieve better mental health by confronting negative memories that are not accessible to the conscious mind. This book basically guides people to audit their mental health and to get rid of the burden of past memories, especially painful ones (in Scientologist terminology called engrams), so that they can accept what they are with more positive light and ultimately achieve spiritual freedom. The book might be regarded as a religious book, but there are obviously essential points in the book that can help everyone with mental problem, regardless of their religious and philosophical affiliation.