From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 6 - May 1992
By Terry E, Scott, England
Some of you will be familiar with the science-fiction television show
"Star Trek". Its creator, Gene Roddenberry, put some philosophical
elements into the show, assigning some of them to "the Vulcans" (a
friendly race of aliens).
A key part of Vulcan philosophy includes "IDIC", the first letters of
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. IDIC was the Vulcans' key
to tolerance between civilisations, which might live in harmony not
merely despite differences but because of them.
Well...in our Independent (Free Zone) Movement, writers in various
publications are diversifying into areas such as channelling (known to
some as spiritualism), clairvoyance, Christianity, and much else.
All very interesting. I have some curiosity about the true origins of
Christianity, occasionally amaze myself with a telepathic -zap!-, am
well versed in astrology, and take a passing interest in the
mathematics of the Great Pyramid. But I keep them separate from the
Should such things appear in Free Scientology magazines? In my
opinion, an underlying unity - such as the Tech - is essential if
there are to be benefits from the diversities.
I am not proposing to limit freedom of ideas or investigation. Far
from it. I advocate interest in speculative areas - even whacky ones
might bring results some day.
But diversity without discipline might broaden the contents of
Independent publications so much that the Tech might take a back seat.
If that were to happen, at least some Free Zone journals could become
like certain New Age periodicals: woolly.
One of my interests is astrology, and my studies into it have
benefited from knowledge of the Tech. Yet would it be right to launch
this knowledge in, say, IVy?
Would an infinite diversity of infinite combinations improve our tech
or make it unrecognisable and useless? Probably if we keep the Tech as
the tool and the focal point, we can be clear on the other subjects
and make them useful periphery parts of our knowledge.