Blogging Dianetics, Part 5: Your Mind is a 1950s Computer - 2013-02-01
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, blogger, and author Vance Woodward. Go here for the first post in the series.
We're now entering Book Two, which promises to take us into the nuts and bolts of dianetic theory. And it begins with Hubbard describing to us how the human mind works — that it has three divisions, and in this first chapter he is going to explain how the analytical mind works.
The analytical mind, he explains, is the "I". It's the awareness we have as a self. When we're conscious and thinking, it's our analytical mind that is helping us make decisions.