Dianetics is based on an awareness that the animal brain, actually the physical hardware of the mind, stores bad memories called engrams. Engrams are buried in the unconscious because they are painful, so the organism naturally “forgets” them. This is where they hurt you, if you were aware of them consciously they would rule your unconscious patterns and emotions. Engrams get buried in the unconscious. Then they grow into chains. Then they sprout up as mental problems that people don’t understand. Dianetics is a method of seeking engrams out – and destroying them.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin

I combined knowledge of Dianetics, ritual magic, NLP, hypnosis, tarot, and other similar techniques in order to rub out a great many engrams, and it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Mostly this involves a painful process of digging up bad memories, and then rerunning them until they lose their charge. When you discover an engram, it’s shocking and disgusting. But once it is demolished you feel a tremendous relief, and even laugh about the whole thing. Knowing what engrams do, you realize it’s insane to harbor them. In fact it’s the very definition of insanity. But the reality is that almost everyone actually is insane, but it’s a shared insanity – so the rare sane people seem like the crazy ones!

I tell every single person who asks me about where to begin studying “the occult” to start with Dianetics (to explore your hidden self), but not a single one has ever bothered to read the book. Apparently they want to read nonsense about ghosts and goblins and witchcraft and demons. They don’t want to know what those demons actually are or do any hard work. They want faerie tales and horror stories.

You must unlearn what you have been ‘programmed’ to believe from birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a world where all things are possible. – Jacqueline E. Purcell

Remember when Yoda told Luke he had to unlearn what he had learned? This is a lot tougher than you’d think. People give up as soon as they realize how difficult the first step is.

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. – Juvenal

“It depends upon what the meaning of the word IS is.”