An engram is a Scientology and Dianetics concept having to do with certain types of memory. These memories are usually negative, and are unconscious. According to their literature:
- Engrams are a complete recording, down to the last accurate detail, of every perception present in a moment of partial or full “unconsciousness" and The goal and end result of Dianetics is the state of Clear, attained through many hours of Dianetics auditing.
Comparison to Similar Concepts
Modern psychiatry also recognizes unconscious memories and their ability to cause pain. Some types of psychotherapy aim to reveal and confront these memories.
- ↑ http://www.scientology.org/en_US/news-media/faq/pg007.html