What is the Scientology Freezone?
"Freedom from is all right, only so long as there is a place to be free to. An endless desire for freedom from is a perfect trap, a fear of all things."
-SCIENTOLOGY: A NEW SLANT ON LIFE: Lafayette Ron Hubbard
The late Bill Robertson originally coined the term Freezone in 1983, and the concept has spread throughout the world with thousands of people using and practicing the technology of Lafayette Ron Hubbard in what is popularly known as the Freezone. Sometimes also called the Free Zone. The biggest groups are in Europe Russia and the US but there are many hundreds of small groups and individuals using and practicing the technology of Lafayette Ron Hubbard. The Freezone, by definition is less rigid and not bound as is the 'official' Church of Scientology.
The Freezone is mostly made up of persons who have previously been members of the Church of Scientology(tm) but have either been thrown out and excommunicated for one reason or another, or left of their own accord when they observed that the 'official' church was no longer practicing the original philosophy. In addition there are people who have learned about the philosophy in the Freezone for the first time without the influence of the 'official' church. The majority of these are in the USA but there are many others in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK to name but a few countries.
The Freezone includes many groups and organizations around the planet as well as individual auditors and people all of whom have an appreciation of Scientology and it's founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Many of these groups practice the original philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard, applying the same principles and applications. However there are also groups which practice altered versions of the original technology and naturally the same benefits obtained from Ron's discoveries and workabilities can not be guaranteed if one were to depart from the known workable philosophy. It has been said that the Church of Scientology(tm) comes into this category since the departure of its founder. This means that one needs to be circumspect (careful not to take risks) in this arena as one is dealing with one's own spirituality.
To this end, the Association of professional Independent Scientologists are a group that has been specifically set up for the benefit of all those who wish to participate in Ron's unaltered philosophy and enjoy the unparalleled spiritual gains obtainable as a result.