The enigma of Scientology for the last few decades has been how to walk the road to “truth” in a church that deals in lies. The Church today has become a grand jigsaw puzzle with a central missing piece—TRUTH. 

The fact is, you can’t walk the road to truth in a church that is delusional.

It’s impossible to hold onto case gain when one is connected to a suppressive person or group. And in the Church you have both. Those who have left the Church have experienced an enormous resurgence in cause level, in OT, in their postulates working, in freedom from illness and roller coaster, in stability, in “good luck” and more. They flourish and prosper because they are no longer PTS. The counter intention may literally be killing those who continue to hold onto the charade. NOTHING good will come from staying connected to a genuine suppressive group.

In our lifetime, with LRH off the line, we have seen the Bridge to freedom destroyed... but only in orgs.

Outside Miscavige's Idle Morgues, the Bridge to OT is open. And what’s more, one can do the original OT Levels IIIx, IV, V, VI and VII and VIII -- technology which has been lost. The only thing that to my knowledge isn’t available is New OT VIII. Even the Ls are available outside the Church — however, by actual experience, the value of the L's was greatly exaggerated by the Church because it was a huge income source.

The road to truth begins when one actually starts to deal in truth. If you are reading this website, you are dealing in truth. And that opens the door to honor and integrity.

Connecting the dots

master-white-iSo, the missing jigsaw piece on the road to total freedom was independence, symbolized by the letter “I”.

Independent means free from outside control; not depending on another’s authority; self governing; capable of thinking or acting for oneself; not depending on something else for strength of effectiveness.

i-and-earthIn America, freedom came through a Declaration of Independence. But Independent Scientology is worldwide. So perhaps we’d better replace the dot on that “I” with our planet.

In the independent field you can throw off the PTSness by leaving the Church, save your money from IAS racketeers, save your children from Miscavige’s body snatchers, and make real Bridge progress right at home. You won’t believe how easily you can do Scientology in the comfort of your own home, where you are under no duress (no secret video cameras or crazy executives watching you and even telling the auditor what to do via microphones in their ears). At home where auditor + pc IS greater than the bank; at home where no one is going to force you to donate money; at home where no one is going to censor your friendships or disconnect your family... you are in a safe distraction-free environment. From Creation of Human Ability,

“Scientology is a body of knowledge which, when properly used, gives freedom and truth to the individual.”

And now that we are dealing in truth again, and able to produce and enjoy our freedom, we are fit to call ourselves Scientologists, so there is the letter “S”

LRH said the goal of Scientology was total freedom — the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; absence of subjection to domination or despotic rule; the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved; being physically unrestricted and able to move easily.

lone-s copyAnd freedom is what we have with INDEPENDENCE. For those moving up to OT, the missing ingredient was independence.

Like an auditing process that asks questions but leaves it to you to find the answer, we as a group have been asked by life itself and finally we have answered. We have successfully rebooted Scientology into an community-based grassroots movement that we call Independent Scientology. And how appropriate initials are — IS.

Here we have finally come full circle, from being dependent on Scientology for leadership and direction, to being enslaved by a corrupt church, to being truly independent and providing leadership and a new direction to Scientology.

isOnly by going independent can one counter, utter or write upon the opinions of David Miscavige without being buried under a pile of ethics officers, yet that is basic Scientology. "We of the Church believe... That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others."

Only independent Scientologists have fundamental human rights, such as the right to communicate anything their heart desires. "Perhaps the most fundamental right of any being is the right to communicate. Without this freedom, other rights deteriorate." (L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Ethics, PTSness and Disconnection, pg 205)

Only the Indie Scientologists are living breathing examples of free speech. We practice what we preach, whereas Church automatons are a crude hypocrisy, uttering only carefully approved and canned messages. "As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all... To work for freedom of speech in the world." (L. Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 5 Feb 1969R, Code of a Scientologist)

OSA operatives have run programs to destroy the Independent Scientology movement. Indie Scientologists feel people are free to believe as they choose and so intervene only in matters of criminality, abuse and victimization. If someone doesn’t want to be a Scientologist any longer, we are still happy to remain friends. "We of the Church believe...That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments." and "We of the Church believe... That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance."

It is not possible to be self-determined and be in the Church of Scientology. They only allow one to be other-determined. You must follow without question “Command Intention” and forget LRH. "Q1 The common denominator of all life impulses is self-determinism." (L. Ron Hubbard, The Qs Lecture 10 Nov 1952) But outside the Church we are entirely self determined, so much so that we often act in concert without even trying.

Outside in the independent field we DO deal in affinity, reality and communication. And we are THRIVING as a result because we DO hold ARC sacred. “A true group must have a management which deals in affinity, reality and communication, and any group is totally within it’s rights, when a full and reasonable examination discloses management in fault of perverting or cutting ARC, of slaughtering, exiling or suspending that management. ARC is sacred.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Essay on Management

Who we are now

And so, these two things, independence and Scientology complete each other to bring our philosophy back into alignment with itself.

In the final image below, the "S" (front side of the infinity symbol) isn't really complete without the "I” (back side of the infinity symbol). And in real life, strangely enough to our surprise, that is exactly how it works.

And while anyone can declare themselves “independent,” without the knowledge, training and auditing of Scientology, IMHO they will never be as truly independent or free as they could be with the ability to freely use the tech as they see fit.


Written by Thoughtful



Ronnie Bell
+2 # Ronnie Bell 2012-10-12 17:29
"In the final image below, the "S" (front side of the infinity symbol) isn't really complete without the "I” (back side of the infinity symbol). And in real life, strangely enough to our surprise, that is exactly how it works."

Steve, LRH would be proud of you for so brilliantly joining the concepts of independence, Scientology, and infinity together, and crowning them with planet Earth.

Your creation of this beautiful symbol demonstrates your deep understanding of the subject of Scientology, LRH's postulates and intentions for developing it, and what it means for all free people into the future.

+1 # Anon.onyourside 2012-10-12 22:39
Beautiful, wonderful logo! Please protect it, put a "TM" after the logo to protect your trademark. You can register it at USPTO.gov, it's very user friendly, then you can put an "R" in a circle. My two cents.
+1 # burnedbutnotbitter 2012-10-13 00:41
Nice logo!! My husband and I are old graphic designers and I went right for the logo!
Karry Campbell
+1 # Karry Campbell 2012-10-13 01:41

I second what Ronnie Bell said. The logo is exactly what Independent Scientology is and stands for. Brilliant on how you put it together.

Thank you for all of your hard work.

Karry Campbell
Bob Dobbs
+1 # Bob Dobbs 2012-10-13 02:47
Steve, beautiful logo. And you didn't even mention the 0-8 in your logo. Wild if you weren't aware you had done that, or still wild if you were, because it is great. Symbolizes so many things, such as: 8-0 the reduction of the suppressive effect of Miscavige from infinity to zero, 0-8 the increase of actual Scientology (of late) from near zero toward infinity, 0-8 the increase of open communication among Scientologists from zero to infinity. It goes on and on. Then you have 8-80 and 8-8008 also present of course.

Packed with symbolism. Fantastic job, even if you are so "that good" that you did the 0-8 without realizing it; or just humble.
+1 # IdealGoal 2012-10-13 15:13
Just Brilliant!

So Very Thanks For Your Clear Mind, Integrity And Creativity For The The Good Of Any Being.

ML, IdealGoal.
+1 # DarnIt 2012-10-13 20:52
# steve 2013-04-09 06:11
"Independent" and "Scientology" were always two of my favourite words. Putting them together is an incredibly natural and powerful thing to do.
Fred L. Aeilts
# Fred L. Aeilts 2013-11-05 20:33
Very theta. I hope you will be a powerful force for uniting indies.
# Thoughtful 2013-11-05 21:38
Thanks Fred.
Fred L. Aeilts
# Fred L. Aeilts 2013-11-05 20:35
Nice work

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