Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

L.J. completed the book course on Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Here's what she had to say:

"Through reading this book, I gained an awareness on how my closest and dearest family members have to some degree contributed to my reactive mind (although not on purpose of course). I understand now why I am such a trusting person. In other disciplines (such as psychology) there are theories that a person's degree of trust in the world relates to parental bonding. Dianetics points out that a caregiver may unknowingly construct an ally computation in the mind of a child who is sick or injured. A simple gesture of concern may be the basis of engrams, which may control the child’s view of others forever. Trust in anyone who resembles the ally or caregiver may lead to a false sense of security or cause you to stay in bad relationships. A person should have the discernment to see flaws or characteristics in the significant other. The reactive mind and ally computation work together to suspend good judgment in relationship forging. "