We recommend reading some introductory books before diving into the advanced ones. In Dianetics and Scientology, ideas build on top of one another to create a more comprehensive understanding of a large subject.
If you are brand new to the subject, it’s a good idea to check out the books in the Introductory Books menu and see if you find something that sounds interesting. Once you’ve read a few Introductory Books, books on the Advanced Menu will be easier to understand.
- Notes on the Lectures — shortly after the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, L Ron Hubbard gave a series of lectures. These talks revealed even more discoveries about the mind and laid some of the seminal ideas that would lead to the subject of Scientology.
- Dianetics 55! — In this book, Hubbard cracks open the full anatomy of communication. Communication is the foundation for why Dianetics and Scientology counseling (auditing) work.
- Science of Survival — have you ever wanted to understand why people do what they do? Science of Survival contains the answers and gives you the tools to predict human behavior. The Chart of Human Evaluation is an invaluable addendum laying out a full index of personality traits.
- The Phoenix Lectures — from a lecture series Hubbard gave in Phoenix, Az in 1954. Originally meant to accompany Creation of Human Ability (below) as an overview of Scientology. Mind-blowing info on how to free the human spirit.
- Creation of Human Ability — the title means what it says. Contains the why’s and how’s of several dozen procedures to release you from the things that hold you back.
- Scientology 8-80: The Discovery and Increase of Life Energy — this book requires thought and effort to really understand. It lays out the axiomatic laws between a spiritual being and the physical universe.
- Scientology 8-8008 — A meaty book that gives the roadmap from where you are now as a being, to the rehabilitation of you, as a being.