The “ unconscious” mind was found to be the mind which was never “unconscious.” Only the conscious mind could become “unconscious.” When influenced by anaesthetics as in operations or shocks or illnesses or injuries which caused “unconsciousness,” the conscious mind was found to temporarily suspend operation. It was then supplanted by a mind of which it had never been aware, a cellular level sub-mind which recorded with diabolical accuracy everything which occurred while the conscious mind was inactive. The sub-mind records sound, sight, words, touch, smell and pain.

     An evident holdover from some past eon of man’s development, the sub-mind seeks to regulate the behavior of the body on a stimulus-response level. When the body does not obey the commands planted in it, the sub-mind then turns the pain content against the body. In that this mind cannot “think” but can only command, it easily accomplishes its moronic end of driving a person to madness at worst or aberrated errors at best. When the organism refuses to obey these commands, the sub-mind inflicts the pain which then becomes psychosomatic illness.

     The commands in this sub-mind are statements made around a person when he is unconscious from anaesthesia, injury, illness, or shock. There is no other content in this mind.

     This discovery led to a precise alignment of data about the mind and made it possible to re-evaluate early theories and select from amongst the billions of items man had collected about his mind those facts which were useful. The result was an exact science— Dianetics.

     Dianetics is easily tested and proven in any clinic or laboratory. It has been validated in universities. In that its results in the field of therapy are sweeping and permanent, it has achieved the support of all those who have investigated it thoroughly and has been opposed only by a few who have been unwilling to examine the material.

     The practice of Dianetics therapy is completely non-authoritarian and relatively simple. The most important requirements are:

     1. Intelligence

     2. A careful examination of the contents of the handbook.