As an example of this, we find the following description of the mind on the Scientology website (my summary):
The mind has two very distinct parts.
The analytical mind, which thinks, observes data, remembers it and resolves problems has a standard memory capacity with mental image pictures, and uses this capacity to make decisions that promote survival. When a person is fully conscious, his analytical mind is fully in command.
The reactive mind contains physical pain and painful emotions When the individual is “unconscious” in full or in part, the reactive mind cuts in. The reactive mind exactly records all the perceptions of negative traumatic incidents, including what happens or is said around the person. It also records all pain and stores this mental image pictures called engrams. These engrams are a complete recording.
Granted, the claims are a bit exagerrated, but essentially we're in the world of pop psychology. Paradoxically, while I think Scientology is simply an uninteresting watered-down version of Freud, I must applaud Tom Cruise's anti-drug comments during his recent argument with Matt Lauer. We all probably need to be a little bit more skeptical about the psychaitric community's current love affair with drugs. Even so, I'm not quite ready to replace my science journals with a copy of Dianetics.
Other blogments on Scientology can be found at Chortler (spoof), Roemerman on the Record, and Destined to be the Crazy Cat Woman.