The Free Zone Association (German: Freie Zone e.V.) is an international association, registered in Germany. Its goals and purposes are explained in the “Selfdescription” and the "Statutes". Don't confuse it with the Free Zone in general. We represent the members and affiliated groups of our association, which grew bigger and bigger over the past years.
The "Free Zone" formed itself in the beginning of the 80's, to be more precise, in the days when the RTC (Religious Technology Center) took over the Church of Scientology. This was from 1982 on, when thousands of CofS members left the Church or were expelled by the RTC.
Our general opinion is that Scientology, represented by the CofS, has departed far from its original philosophy and technology. But discover this for yourself by reading our pages. Based on the information at hand we can safely conclude, that today's Church of Scientology is not what L. Ron Hubbard originally intended.
In 1952 LRH gave the PDC (Philadelphia Doctorate Course) Lectures. In No. 20 of these lectures called "Formative State of Scientology" he says": (quote)
"Scientology will decline, and become useless to man, on the day when it becomes the master of thinking. Don't think it won't do that. It has every capability in it of doing that." (pg. 47 of the lecture transcripts)
"And then someday, me gone, other guys gone, all of a sudden there sits this thing, this organization. And somebody has to rise up and say, "Auditors of the world, unite. Overthrow this monster!" And everybody would see it go down very plainly. See, down it'd go. Then they'd say, "Fine. Now we are free." And they would get another handful of letters canceling their certificates.
I tried to look far enough in the future to forecast and predict what might be, so know that, not to do too many things wrong. You must allow me some percentage. And as I look into the future I see that we are handling here material of a potential control and command over mankind which must not be permitted at any time to become the monopoly or the tools of the few to the danger and disaster of the many. And maybe in this I am simply being overly proud, conceited or optimistic. But I would never for a moment step back from a role of being conceited just to be approved of. Or just to be wrong in a prediction.
And I believe that prediction is right. And I believe that the freedom of the materials which we know and understand is guaranteed only by a lightness of organization, a maximum of people, good training and good, reliable, sound relay of information. And if we can do these things we will win. But if we can't do these things, sooner or later the information which we hold will become the property of an untrustworthy few. "
L. Ron Hubbard - ASMC Lecture 15 held on 6th June 1955
We believe it is the "master of thinking" in the Church. The "Scientology Church" itself as a group, and "money", right now seem to be more important than Scientology itself. Only a few decent and dedicated staff members, who really try to help its individual members, keep it alive.
In the Free Zone we try to keep up the old "spirit" of Scientology. We don't need a "big management" and hierarchies. In actual fact, the best management, beside knowledge, is a high level of friendship, competence and responsibility of and for its members. Now and in the new Millennium we hope to contribute to a better civilization... as LRH said in the last sentence of the Factors:
"And above these things there might be speculation only. And below these things there is the playing of the game. But these things which are written here man can experience and know. And some may care to teach these things and some may care to use them to assist those in distress and some may desire to employ them to make individuals and organizations more able and so give to Earth a culture of which we can be proud."