The Difference Between Dianetics and Scientology

By L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics and Scientology are two separate subjects. Dianetics addresses the body. Scientology addresses the thetan.

While a thetan can produce illness, it is the body that is ill. Thus Dianetics is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, pains, etc.

Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability, to produce immortality.

Dianetics came before Scientology. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body.

Dianetics was researched from 1932 to 1952 and in the years 1963 and 1969.

“Whatever you want to get rid of or change, it is possible with Dianetics and Scientology!”
– L. Ron Hubbard

Man’s usual recurrent problem is his body. So if one gave him gold ornaments he’d try to use them to cure his aches and pains. Dianetics as it now exists is so simple, so elementary and so broadly applicable to the body that it requires a real effort to complicate it or make it unworking. Keep the two separate in both application and use.

When a thetan has body discomfort or upset solved, he could then go on with what he really wanted which were the improvements to be found in Scientology.

Used within their own areas they both each one separately achieves that for which it was intended:

Dianetics can make a well body.

Scientology can make a recovered thetan.

Recognize them as two entirely distinct and separate subjects with widely different uses.