From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 1 - May 1991

Developing Philosophy
by Per Schiøttz, Denmark

The Church of Scientology is in one aspect similar to the ordinary
Christian Church and other churches. The Religious Philosophy is dead.

Religious Philosophy and Practice

All religions used to have a religious philosophy and a religious
practice. Most have deteriorated to only a religious practice which
has further deteriorated into worshipping of some symbols. Like Jesus
of Nazareth and Ron Hubbard, even though they both said they did -not-
want to be worshipped.

Ron Hubbard said that he is not a God, but that he happened to be in
the right place at the right time. Jezus might have thought he was in
the wrong place at the wrong time, I don't remember him commenting on

I know that many left The Church of Scientology because they felt that
there was no living (religious) philosophy. Philosophy means 'love of
wisdom'. Love only exists as long as there is motion. It has to be
created. Contribution is needed, if you are not allowed to contribute,
love dies pretty quick. Then you die.

You live as you think

Outside the Church you find that people are very creative
philosophically. All living people have some kind of philosophy by
which they live. If they want to live better and increase their own
life quality, then they have to be creative and get more wisdom or
useful knowledge.

In A.L.F. (Academy of Living Philosophy) we have found that we can
only help others increase their life quality if we do it ourselves. We
have to study philosophy and test it - does it work? Will it help
increase life quality? Can we build technical application on this

The first thing we experienced was a better understanding of ARC. What
lies behind affinity, reality and communication. We thought we knew
all about it. From courses in communication run in businesses we
learned to stress that communication takes attention, reality comes
from interest and affinity is based on honesty.

Spirit and Will

The last thing we have learned is, that if you are not honest but deny
yourself or your feelings, then you create bank. Denying feelings
kills will and leads to suppression. Will is part of you as well as
spirit. They are two different things. Will has intuition and

This leads us closer to ourselves, to more understanding. But
understanding of self is also ARC with self. It is composed of self-
confidence, self-knowledge and the inner dialog (between spirit, will,
mind and body). Applying this means: "Love yourself, know yourself and
feel yourself".

Real PTS-handling

These become (under suppression) hating oneself, self-deception and
self-denial, and -bingo-, there is a whole new way of handling PTS-
ness. Finding and handling own denial one can re-connect to the
terminal one has considered 'suppressive', and dis-connect from
his/her/it's out-of-ARC with self, denial of will. This way you can
handle your situation fully and get back the power you give to the
'denial spirits', be yourself again and improve your life quality.

The book "Right use of Will" (received by Ceanne DeRohan, published by
Four Winds Publications, Sante Fe) explains this. It's tough to read
sometimes, but it has a way to fully handle whatever is in your way to
become what has been called OT. And the beauty of it all is, that it
fit's like hand in glove with Ron's philosophy.

By studying this book we have learned how to develop philosophy and
see new ways of applying Ron's philosophy. He taught us the first
steps and a lot of basics. With these we can go further. And we come
back to the beauty in his simple basics.

Ron's philosophy continued

In our center we do acknowledge Ron's philosophy and we also go new
ways and develop and refine. We deliver auditing in all aspects,
courses and work-shops and have regular lectures. We enjoy so much to
work with others, to lean from them and to share what we know.

We do not feel that we can develop the philosophy alone. Alone we
stagnate. We need each others like sparring partners and play mates.
If you want to play, then you are welcome.