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The following FAQ-List is composed
of questions asked since we've been on the Web. As most of it is personal
comm, we left out the names.
We tried to answer these questions
as best we could and spent many nights discussing them.
We learned and grew a lot,
ourselves, doing this.
It's not complete yet, but
we keep adding to this list... and, at least, it's a start.
For those who are new to this
field: You might have a hard time sorting out and understanding certain
terms we are using.
This is "Scientology terminology".
It is defined in the "Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary",
which, however, belongs to the Church. You
find it here.
If you have questions about
this, just drop us a line at email@example.com.
questions about the Free Zone Association
or philosophical questions
is the Free Zone organized?
||The Free Zone,
in its broadest sense, is a network of people around the world.
Our common interest is
the philosophy and technology of Scientology, i.e. L. Ron Hubbard.
Due to this network idea,
which was there from the beginning on, we don't have a hierarchy.
This brings new advantages for individuals and for us as a group,
and on the other hand some problems, too. People in that network
have to learn to stand on their own feet... getting along without
somebody "ordering" them. A functioning network runs on
very "responsible" people. Otherwise, nothing happens.
It's totally opposite
to the church which is a complete dictatorship and a total opposite
to the so-called "secret societies".
Let's compare these systems
on a basis of "more or less" - not in a "black and
white" logic (only a few viewpoints on it):
Individual responsibility is or can be relatively low, the force
level within that group is very high, the level of "reason"
is relatively low, the level of communication within that group
is pretty much suppressed (people write knowledge reports about
eachother, they can only trust eachother to a certain degree...
a lot of internal spying activities), they hardly know what's going
on at top management, management can even have a "hidden agenda"
with goals opposite to what's promoted down the line. The PR or
media line within that group is most important. A dictatorship depends
on its dictator.
reponsibility? Something like moderate? Force level? Also about
moderate. A democracy is more or less an average of everything.
Its characteristic is a so-called "mainstream of society".
It cannot really deal with extremes. Media takes care of these "extremes".
The best system we have right now... but... who says we cannot improve.
A democracy depends on masses. However... masses can be manipulated.
responsibility and the individual level of contribution must be
very high, otherwise you cannot exchange anything... nothing really
happens. Force level? Actually none. The level of reason has to
be very high. A network depends on the individual.
You might say, a "network"
is an "idea", a new form of society or civilization. It's
In the end, it boils
down to the question... force or reason?... or "can groups
only exist in the presence of the force of dictatorship?" or
"can people unite in freedom and reason under the aspect of
tolerating multiple viewpoints?"
The experience over the
years shows that some kind of an administrative hierarchy automatically
forms if individuals demonstrate responsibility and competence...
not just "words".
The breakpoint for the
Free Zone in general is: Are the individuals willing to acknowledge
and share the "majority of common viewpoints" or do they
hang up in the relatively "small percentage of disagreement"?
We do face the problem
that the more people get up the bridge (or to be more neutral...
win in life) the more they become "players" themselves
and the more they want to be "games masters" or "makers
of games". They form (little) groups around them and these
groups exist as long as this individual is accepted as some sort
of a leader. Obviously, all groups need leaders.
So, the chance is the
recognition of a common purpose and the willingness to contribute
to this purpose, i.e to put something "in" instead of
taking something "out". The negative side is the tendency
to break away because of the small percentage of "individual"
viewpoints or disagreements. This can be even a "win"
someone had and which is not acknowledged or shared by the rest
of the group.
The "Free Zone",
in general, is an "idea". And the idea is to provide some
kind of a "static point" (or safe space) where people
can "consider and reconsider their position in the game".
It's like in auditing... you withdraw from the game for a short
period of time... you take a good look at possible stops, barriers,
purposes, postulates etc.... (evaluate and handle a certain condition)
and, after that, you go back and continue the game (or life).
With all our knowledge
about Games, about efforts and counter-efforts, about "statics"
and "thetans", about players, pieces and broken pieces...
we (the Free Zone) should be able to act like an "umpire"
or "consultant" for those "in" the game.
What are the requirements
for an individual in the Free Zone... if it should expand as a "movement"?
We need strong individuals. They have to be that strong that they
can even rise above their own individual viewpoints, which in the
end is "expansion on all dynamics".
Being part of the Free
Zone, we see it as a chance for ourselves to contribute to the overall
idea of "freedom" and betterment towards a new civilization
as we are heading into a new millenium... into the year 2000.
In some groups, it is
possible to "hide" as an individual. I guess this cannot
be done in the Free Zone. Individuals stick their neck out with
the chance of getting it cut off.
Maybe this makes it a
bit clearer. We all have the potential of freedom... it's up to
us what we do with it.
the organization worldwide or is it only in Germany?
we are not only in Germany. We have members all over the world.
the Free Zone set up similarly to Scientology (like a government agency
with a lot of red tape) or is it like Ron describes the organizations
of the late 50's and early 60's?
not a hierarchy... this kind of structure failed, as we all know from
church times. My opinion: A hierarchy is good for controlling people
and belongs to, what we might call, the "old civilization".
We believe in networking. This coin has two sides... on the one hand
you can't "order" people around... on the other hand it
is more demanding for an individual because the responsibility level
has to be much higher, otherwise the network collapses.
The Association we founded
is more like a 3rd dynamic of those interested in the free practice
of our philosophy and tech.
LRH set the path to go
with the philosophy and tech. Now it's up to us to decide which
way to go. We are not so much in all this admin stuff. Honestly,
I never saw anything really improve by applying just policy. It's
a useful tool if you know how to use it, but this "admin-thinking"
represented by the RTC killed Scn in the end because it became the
"master of thinking".
So, what are we trying
to do? We try to separate the philosophical part from the admin
part. We try to get a higher understanding for the basic philosophy
and also to raise the awareness for it in society (as far as we
can do it). Basically, we try to isolate those parts worthwhile
enough to be taken over into a "new civilization".
are the benefits of membership in the Free
(Sun, 18 Feb
1996) Hello, and thank you for providing this page. Complete as
it is, however, it leaves many of my questions unanswered. I would
appreciate any additional info, sent to me, that further explains
the benefits of membership. Such as; What assistance does the FZ
lend to the attainment of the goals you've outlined? Or the goals
as written by LRH? I've read Dianetics and am intrigued by the possibilities
yet, after researching the CoS, I am reluctant to join any organization!
I feel, as you, that the technology should be free to all mankind.
I can't tell you any benefits of membership in the Free Zone Assoc.
We provide a third dynamic to those who have similar goals and intentions.
Otherwise, we are a network. We don't want to go into a hierarchical
structure similar to the church.
We are not working on
the principle "what can I get out of it" but "what
can I put into it" to make it a better world in the end.
You see what I mean? Our goals are basically to keep the tech free.
We would like to move "Scientology as a philosophy"
onto a higher social platform, disconnected from the negativity
the church management puts into it.
To your question "What
does it mean to be a member of the Free Zone"?
I can tell you what it
means for me: I like to be part of a group working towards freedom
for all. As the word "freedom" is very elastic and worn
out, I narrow it down to a certain spiritual freedom. I don't know
how much you dug yourself into the mind control situation on earth?
Did you ever read Bill Cooper's "Behold a pale horse"
(for instance)? The situation is that we are heading towards a very
one-sided control of mankind. And the Scn church seems to be part
of it. We want to throw some light into that and tell people that
there is an alternative. The alternative, however, is not a new
hierarchically-structured organization but a network of free people
with a high level of responsibility.
We have a couple of years
left to the year 2000 which is a new step for mankind. It's a chance
to increase the overall awareness from a piece of mud - a one-lifetimer
- into a conscious spiritual being.
is the situation of the Free Zone in the US?
am sorry to say that we don't have that many members in the US and
Canada. However, the Free Zone Association is growing here. The free
zone is quite big and established in Europe.
Most of the auditors
in the field are afraid of the RTC. If the RTC becomes aware of
an independent group, they try to stamp it out. That's the situation.
The free zone in the
US has quite a hard time. Most auditors outside of the church are
in fear of attacks. There is a lot of discussion in the newsgroup
a.r.s. Quite a few of the people there are not interested in setting
up an alternative. They simply want to fight the church. Most of
the former church members even turned 180 degrees against everything,
LRH, the tech, the philosophy. It's the old problem with one-valued
logic. Example: If you have a body of knowledge (100%) and there
is 5%-10% wrong with it, for some people this 5-10% is enough to
abandon the rest, too.
You know, our basic purpose
is to lift the philosophy and the technology onto a higher social
platform - disconnected from the Scn Organization... the RTC etc.
We don't believe - and I think we prove that in our pages and you
experienced that yourself - that the official church is no longer
working for it's philosophy and for mankind, but only for selfish
We are not on the path
of "people fighting people". What we try to do is get
people together to set up a better civilization.
can I get current free zone information? The Web page doesn't have
any real current information.
we've been on the web now since end of 1995. I know it's time to bring
in some new info from time to time. We are working on this. The German
part of it is more advanced and in present time. On the other
hand... we don't have people working on it full time. So please be
patient with us.
your view on going OT in the church?
to our opinion, it's nearly impossible today to be a Scientologist
and a Church member at the same time. It's even impossible to really
go OT in the church. Touchy statement. Why? To be a Scientologist,
you have to apply its philosophy... its basics. Finally, you would
have to be an "ethical being"... on all dynamics!!! How
can you really be that in the church?
Story of an OT or "My Way to Total Freedom"
You have a goal... let's
say "OT VIII".
How do you go about it?
Let's not forget! You want to accomplish this in one lifetime.
You need money. Lots
How do you get money
relatively fast? We are talking about something like 500,000 German
Marks - not counting your Lifetime Membership in the IAS 
... and you, for sure, want to make a good contribution to the new
You set up a real estate
You avoid paying taxes...
maybe you don't pay your employees properly... you find a way of
getting around paying their social securities... at least this brings
you a bit faster to "OT".
You pay in the money.
You come closer to your goal.
In the meantime, they brought up another rundown or two... you have
to do this first... that means even more money... what the hell
do your employees need health insurance for... they just don't have
to get ill.
OK... let's pay a couple
of hundred thousand to the IAS... I'll become a patron.
Let's buy some more houses...
get rid of the tenants... and make apartments out of them and sell
No doubt... that's an
Noooo, I don't contribute
to inflation by that. We help others by doing all that... and by
the way... my employees can get up the bridge, too.
What luck the guys in
the church have that definition of "overt"... it doesn't
matter if you commit a crime outside the group. They are only "Wogs"
anyway. We'll take care of them later.... but when? Before or after
we cleared the Planet?
...Oh, what a wonderful
place that will be....
Oh no!... the tax office...
they finally found out about my real income... Thank God I'm OT
VIII now. But what's that? I can't even face the society I'm living
in... they say I'm a criminal...
... And what do these
other dynamics want from me?
Wait until we've cleared
the Planet... you will be one of the first sent to the RPF... I'll
How good it is to be
OK guys, you're right...
that was a bit 1.1. But is it so far from the truth? That's the
true story of an "OT" who ended up in prison. That's what
we were told by church publics in Germany. And worst of all, the
Church tolerated this because they obviously see everything through
their $$ - eyes. Is it a single case? You tell us.
there a better source of tech than me purchasing
the Tech Volumes that you are aware of?
versus Technology and Admin as parts of the Dynamics
basis of tech is the "philosophy" of Scn.... like the PDC,
HCL, etc. If you know this, you can't be fooled. The Volumes are THE
"technical craft". We don't know a better source, although
there are many. Quite a number of people tried to bring in their own
reality and experience about LRH and the tech, but there is no better
source of tech.
Here is another viewpoint:
For quite some time,
we have been thinking in terms of "Eight Dynamics".
Later, LRH introduced
the 9th Dynamic as "Aesthetics" and then "Ethics"
as the (possible) 10th dynamic.
Well, if you go on like
this you might say that this is followed by tech and admin being
the 11th and 12th dynamic. However, it is quite impossible that
admin is the highest dynamic. Otherwise, we would get something
like the "RTC" or the "Church of Scientology"
as an EP.
There must be something
above... and this something might be "the philosophy of games"...
or "spirit of play"... or whatever you might call it...
something which makes it worthwhile to invent a universe and to
play at all. On this possible dynamic you have something like the
as the highest level of knowledge... or the Factors,
and the Axioms.
Based on that also, "admin"
makes sense... "admin" as the administration of games...
and then "tech" as the possiblility to untangle "players"
from game parts they are stuck in. Then comes "Ethics"
as a tool to identify "counter-intentions" or "interferences"
with the game... to identify something which wasn't agreed on to
be part of the game.
If some dynamic gets
overweighted, the others collapse. You see it in the current "game"
of the church. How many dynamics do you really have in there? I
can only see the 3rd (the church itself) and admin.
Do they really care about
the 1st? Yeah, as long as you bring in the money...
About the 2nd? Well,
you find it out if you have kids while being in the Sea Org.
About the 4th? OK, they
want to "clear" the planet... but only under their control.
What's the basic use
of ethics in the church? "Severe reality adjustment" in
the Sea Org... to become a good robot? (Might be different with
You can go on like that
and evaluate it just by observation.
So, the game we are playing
right now seems to run on the agreement of Dynamic 1-9. The 9th
Dynamic might be the overall purpose of this game... to bring Aesthetics
into this Universe and by the application of ARC/KRC bring back
full understanding and power for the players. In another game there
might be other agreements, i.e. other dynamics. The Dynamics above
"9" seem to be independent of any game... they seem to
be just "there"... they can be used in "any"
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