L Ron Hubbard’s books under the Introductory Books menu are recommended for those new to the subject of Dianetics and Scientology. The introductory books introduce concepts that are gone into in more depth in the more advanced books.
Scientology is a complex subject, so it’s helpful to learn the basic concepts so that more advanced materials make sense as you progress.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (DMSMH) is considered the cornerstone book for the subject of Dianetics. It describes Dianetics in detail and, if studied thoroughly, gives a person the understanding and ability to use the counseling techniques with another person.
Dianetics: The Original Thesis and Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science are much shorter than DMSMH. Both are great to get your feet wet in the subject, or to fill out your understanding if you’ve already read DMSMH.
More Introductory Books:
- Self Analysis — contains Scientology procedures you can use to improve yourself. The techniques can be done without another person while sitting in the comfort of your home.
- Problems of Work — a large portion of life is spent working. This book gives practical tools to overcome common difficulties of the workaday world. You’ll also gain an understanding of the rules of life.
- Handbook for Preclears — lays out techniques to rehabilitate self-determinism. Learn how your past is affecting your present.
- Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought — if you want a solid overview to the subject of Scientology, this is it. This book covers groundbreaking concepts and ways to put them to use in your life today.