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October 1950 Astounding Science Fiction L. Ron Hubbard, L. Sprague de Camp

Astounding Science Fiction October 1950

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Please utilize the pictures to determine the exact condition of the item. 

Good condition. Nice front cover with great  color and gloss. Reading crease, see closeup. Clean, no writing or staining. Chips to the back cover, see closeups. Nice spine, but some age tanning. Page tanning but pages are still supple. Nice collectible. Shipped bagged and boarded.

Let’s explore the contents of the October 1950 issue of Astounding Science Fiction:

  1. Serial:
    • “The Hand of Zei ” by L. Sprague de Camp.
  2. Novelette:
    • “Discontinuity” by Raymond F. Jones.
  3. Short Stories:
    • “Trigger Tide” by Norman Menasco.
    • “The Uncharted Forest” by Frietz Leiber.
  4. Article:
    • “The Analytical Mind” by L. Ron Hubbard.
  5. Cover Art:
    • The cover features an illustration by Cartier.

“The Analytical Mind” is a concept introduced by L. Ron Hubbard in the context of Dianetics. Here’s what it entails:

  1. Analytical Mind:
    • The analytical mind is the part of the human mind that functions consciously and logically.
    • It is responsible for thinking, observing data, remembering information, and solving problems.
    • According to Hubbard, the analytical mind is capable of making distinctions and rational decisions.
  2. Reactive Mind:
    • In contrast, Hubbard identified another part of the mind called the reactive mind.
    • The reactive mind is normally hidden but always conscious.
    • It stores traumatic memories called engrams.
    • When the analytical mind is unconscious, the reactive mind physically records these engrams.
  3. Dianetics:
    • Hubbard’s book “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” delves into these concepts.
    • Dianetics describes counseling techniques (or auditing) aimed at getting rid of engrams and achieving therapeutic benefits.

Remember that Dianetics is considered pseudoscientific and has been criticized by scientists and medical professionals. Despite this, it had commercial success upon its publication and played a significant role in the development of Scientology. 🚀✨

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