Blogging Dianetics, Part 2: The State of Clear! - 2013-01-11

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F347.png Blogging Dianetics, Part 2: The State of Clear! January 11, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Welcome to our ongoing project, where we blog a 1950 first edition of Scientology's bible, Dianetics, with the help of ex-Scientologist, Bay Area lawyer, and writer Vance Woodward. Go here for the first post in the series.

Last week, we started with the book's opening sentence, which appears in a ten-page synopsis. That's followed by a five-page introduction, a three-page guide titled "How to Read This Book," and then another five-page introduction to Book One.

We now want to speed through all this frontmatter to get to the main course, so we'll rapidly sum up what's in it. In the synopsis, the boasting continues after the first sentence, which asserted that the discovery of dianetics was more important than the invention of the wheel...


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