There is no resemblance. In fact it was as a result of L. Ron Hubbard’s investigation of hypnotism and many other mental practices that he saw the need for practical answers to man’s problems. In his book, “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” he wrote that he had found hypnotism and psychotherapy to be dangerous and impractical. Nearly all other methods of alleged mental science are based on principles that are quite the opposite of those used in Scientology. They treat man as a “thing” to be conditioned, not as a spiritual being who can find answers to life’s problems and who can improve enormously.
Most times, the practices of hypnotism, meditation, psychotherapy or other mental therapies are based on a few isolated results or an unproven “theory”, neither being actual fact in which the results can be produced time and time again unequivocally. Scientology is based on specific axioms that are equivalent in precision to the physical sciences, such as physics. This precision in the axioms and practices makes Scientology workable to any person who wishes to improve his condition in life.
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