independent scientology movement: how was it born?

The bignami of the birth of independent Scientology

In the busy 1980s, many highly qualified members of the Church left the Church. Inside it the weather had changed and Hubbard had retired from the public scene. The height of discontent culminated in the 1982 conference, “the Mission Holder Conference”. All this contributed to the birth of the great independent movement, still alive and constantly expanding. In the years following the 82nd conference, the Internet allowed the growth of the movement and made it easier for the exiles to contact the independents. Today, in Russia , there is a group that offers scientology via Skype (freezone-it.org is here thanks to them). One of the Ron’s Orgs in Moscow has developed an attached meter software, the Theta Meter, an e-meter currently in use.

William Branton Robertson, or Captain Bill Robertson, has developed a bridge with 48 OT levels, while those who apply the bridge of the Church they only have 8. Capitan Bill Robertson, for short CBR was one of Hubbard’s closest collaborators according to Ron’s Org. In 1980 Robertson was called by Hubbard in California, where Hubbard lived far from the world and from the organization. CBr was convinced that Hubbard was ill, but Hubbard said he had circulated that voice only to be left alone. Hubbard informed Robertson that he had lost control over the Church and that in addition to that, the problem was the very organization of the Church. Hubbard told Robertson that if he did not deliver a message to him every six months, in the form of a face-to-face call, or a signed letter, he would have to leave the organization (the official Church).

So if Robertson had not received messages from Hubbard, this would have meant that Hubbard would lose control over the Church and that Robertson should start a “Free Zone” outside the Church. After that meeting Robertson communicated with Hubbard once or twice , after which the contacts ceased. Robertson struggled to leave the Church to which he was so attached. He then decided to try to meet Hubbard once again. It so happened that the two met in an Advanced Organization in LA.

When Robertson tried to talk to Hubbard, Hubbard turned his back to him, as if to say “this does not count as communication”. It was 1981 and Robertson realized that it was time to leave the Church. Mr Robertson tried to recruit mission holders in the United States, in order to involve them in the “Free Zone”. This happened precisely during the purge of the 1980s, during which resentment towards the Church was growing. He later contacted several exiles in Europe, including John Caban. That was how the Ron’s Org began.

In 1997, the Hauri were contacted by a former Russian member of the Church. Thanks to less pressure from the official Church, the Ron’s Org found a natural expansion zone in Eastern Europe. The Ron’s Org have also spread to other areas of the planet, such as Alaska and Argentina. In Europe they have offices in Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal.

In Moscow today (on the date this document was drafted) there are seven Ron’s Org. Twice a year they all gather together for ‘training camps’, where they offer training and auditing.

SOURCE: https://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/8353/thesis.pdf?sequence=2

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