"What is the source of irrational behavior? How can you increase your mind’s potential?” Those are the questions posed to the curious explorer who first visits the website dianetics.org. This is followed by an interactive journey through a forest to the top of an exploding volcano, out of which rises a high-tech video screen that plays an introduction to the subject of Dianetics.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was published on May 9, 1950, sparking a movement with newly forming Dianetics groups popping up across the country to use the techniques in the book to better themselves, family and friends. Today, these groups form under the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation. In Nashville, the Foundation is reaching out to spread the word of Dianetics and help people across the South.
The book Dianetics was written for the man on the street to better himself. Now, 63 years later, its impact is still felt around the world. The counselors of Dianetics are called “auditors” from the Latin word audire which means “to listen.” Auditors are trained in the subject of Dianetics to listen and, with precise questions, direct someone to uncovering the reason for life’s troubles.
Auditors are honored each year in September by the Church at a special ceremony. Pastor of the Church in Nashville, Rev. Brian Fesler says, “We are very excited to honor our auditors this year. Our founder, L. Ron Hubbard recognized that auditors are an elite group in their ability to help man.”
A person can be trained on the basic subject of Dianetics in just one weekend, or can undergo more intensive training on the subject. For more information on Dianetics or auditing, visit dianetics.org or call the Foundation at 615-687-4600.