1950! The уear Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was published is considered by many as the starting point in the time track of Dianetics.

Factually, the early development of Dianetics and Scientology began in the thirties and ran up through Ron's presentation of Dianetics: The Original Thesis to the healing field in 1948. But this was not just the original thesis of Dianetics. It was the original thesis on the subject of Scientology - the word used as early as 1938 to identify the subject that Ron was developing.

From 1947 to 1949, Ron was in Hollywood researching and refining Dianetics auditing technique. In fact, some of the first Dianetic Clears were during this period. He didn't advertise what he was doing, didn't tell people who he was-he simply picked people at random and audited them. These people didn't know what was going on, but they were all intensely delighted: their somatics were disappearing and they were going upscale at a remarkable rate.

With the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in May of 1950, the scene changed. An overnight bestseller, the book's success very quickly made L. Ron Hubbard a leading name in the field of mental health.

By August of 1950, Ron was lecturing to crowds of over 6,000 people at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and within a few short months, there were over 700 groups practicing Dianetics in the US alone, led by the Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey and its offices in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.

He spent much of his time traveling across the US to lecture to the public who were enthusiastically demanding information on Dianetics while continuing the development of the technology.


Have a Conversation with the book "Dianetics: The Original Thesis" (1948)



Terra Incognita


May  1950

The Book: Evolution of a Science - (Courtesy of Antony Phillips)

Have a conversation with the book "Evolution of a Science"

Dianetics Intro.

The Book: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

Have a conversation with the book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health"


The Aims of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation

Sessions and Demonstrations - June 1950

Lectures and Demonstrations- June 10th to August 1950


Precautionary Bulletin Number 1: The Early Dianetics and Scientology Auditors Code - The Breaking of



Los Angeles Lecture Series Transcript: "Preventive Dianetics"




The Processing of Children - Dianetic Auditor's Bulletin


Handling the Psychotic-Dianetic Auditors Bulletin