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Miscavige’s Freewinds Basics Bait ‘n’ Switch

Check out this latest piece of promo that was sent out from the Freewinds.

It promises that you’ll get the fastest delivery of your Basics courses on the planet.

It implies that you can get all the basics courses done in a little less than 12 weeks.

It declares that the Basics are the pillars on which the Bridge to Total Freedom is built.

I have been in an awkward position lately.

 Scientologists I know that are studying their basic book and lecture courses have been calling me to ask questions like: Where on the Bridge are Route 1 and Route 2? (As described in The Creation of Human Ability.) Where on the Bridge is Rising Scale Processing? (Also described in The Creation of Human Ability.) Where on the Bridge is Lock Scanning using the Hurdy-Gurdy system? (As described in Science of Survival.) Where on the Bridge is Effort Processing? (As described in Handbook for Preclears.) Where on the Bridge is Technique 80? (As described in A History of Man.) Where on the Bridge is Black-and-White processing? (As described in Scientology 8-8008.) Where on the Bridge is Ridge Running? (Also described in Scientology 8-8008.)

I have to tell these people they’ve been duped. These processes are nowhere on the Bridge. In fact, LRH himself says that the books don’t comprise Standard Tech.

Standard technology is contained in HCOBs. It actually isn’t contained in any of the books of Dianetics and Scientology. Did you ever realize that? Modern technology is not contained in any of the hardcover books, or any of the other books. It’s contained in HCOBs, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletins, and there they just run off one after the other. And one of these fine days I suppose we will roll up our sleeves and publish them all in consecutive order, all corrected so that nothing ever corrects anything in the bulletins and make it very, very easy. But we will have to put them probably in about seven or eight or ten different volumes, because there are quite a few of them. But that’s standard technology. They’re on white paper printed with red ink. If I haven’t signed it, it isn’t true. And that’s standard technology. — (SHSBC 434 The Classification Chart and Auditing 26 July 66)

To a man, these people are ARC broken. They were assured that they’d find out the underpinnings of the Bridge by doing the Basics. Yet, to a man, the things they found interesting in the Basics aren’t on the Bridge.

Check out the false advertising in this e-mail send out from the Freewinds.

From: Freewinds <[email protected]>
To: Freewinds <[email protected]>
Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 3:21 pm
Subject: Do Your Basics on the Freewinds! From: Michael Sander

Achieve Faster Bridge Progress and Ability to Operate as an OT NOW!

Dear Scientologist,The Basics form the foundation upon which The Bridge to Freedom is built. On the Basics you discover answers to the mind, spirit and life. With these answers, this knowledge under your belt, you can’t help but get up The Bridge with speed. The email that follows is about how you can get through the Basics by the fastest means possible. Please read it and then please answer the following:

  1. Please include your name:
  2. What was the last Basics Books and Lectures course you completed and when?
  3. Are you currently on a Basics Book and Lectures course? If so, which one?
  4. Are you satisfied with your progress on the Basics?
  5. Do you want to get through your Basics now?

Thank you,
Michael Sander
Freewinds Advance Scheduling Registrar


The Freewinds has the FASTEST DELIVERY TIMES – period. It has the top Supervisors in the world. It is the most distraction-free environment on Earth. There is nowhere better in the known universe to absorb the Foundation of your Bridge, learned fast and known forever. And by doing so, you will have built your ROCK SOLID BASE, with Study Tech in, concept by concept for eternity!
FACT: On the Freewinds students complete their Basics Books and Lectures courses under checksheet time, in fact, we have the fastest completion rate on the Basics in the world. 
FACT: The fastest way to get up The Bridge is to study the Basics.
FACT: The fastest way to get through the Basics is to study them on the Freewinds.
FACT: Right now the Freewinds is more accessible than ever, with new affordable packages so anyone can come and get through the Basics.
“I was Clear and had done L11 when I came to the Ship for my Basics. On the Ship I did my entire Basics Books and Lectures line-up from Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health to the Fundamentals of Thought and the Hubbard Professional Course lectures in a little less than 12 weeks. Immediately after that I went to Flag and shot up The Bridge. I did the Professional TRs Course, the Flag-only Metering Course, L10, L12 and then the Solo Course Part I all the way through to auditing on Solo NOTs which I’ve been doing now for a year and a half. The Basics were critical in speeding me up The Bridge to Solo NOTs and the Freewinds was critical to getting me through the Basics. If I’d studied the Basics elsewhere, there is no way I would have gotten through as fast as I did. There are just too many distractions that one is constantly hit with. Thus if you really want to get through the Basics with no Q&A, the place to do it is the Freewinds. I advise it very thoroughly.” K.M.

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The first thing I notice is “speed of delivery” is promised. That runs smack into LRH admonitions against “boasting as to speed of delivery” as pointed out in HCO PL 17 June 1970 RB I TECHNICAL DEGRADES.

Admittedly that bulletin says it’s Treason to boast as to time of delivery in a session, but LRH also admonishes about the “quickie” tendencies in HCOB 19 April 72 “QUICKIE” DEFINED, in which he admonishes about “quickie” study tech.

The next thing I notice is the magical 12-week figure, one that was not echoed to me by a Freewinds registrar. That registrar would only quote me for 8 weeks to do the Basics.

What if you’ve got a study bug and it takes you 32 weeks to study the basics? Doesn’t that mean that the 12-week (or 8-week) claim is a lie? The ad certainly doesn’t attenuate its claims with conditions such as study bugs!

So if you get a 8-week package and don’t make it, does it violate HCO PL 21 November 1968 I SENIOR POLICY: “We always deliver what we promise.”?

I think so.

The problem – and complication – with doing Basics on the Freewinds in a promised period of time is that if you overshoot you will still be charged accommodations! Being trapped on the high seas, it will be put to you that you have no choice but to pay up.

Additionally, the Freewinds now does a weekly IAS briefing and reg-fest. Mandatory attendance for all on board. Where in this ad does it say that your study time will be cut into by this unproductive activity?

Next, the ad doesn’t tell us how much it costs to do 8 weeks’ study in berthing that’s occupied by 4 people: $8240 for a “package”. In 2-person accommodations it’s $13258 for a “package”. That includes meals. But it doesn’t include airfare from your point of origin to the Caribbean.

Finally, there is an easy-to-miss promise built into the headline of the piece: “Achieve Faster Bridge Progress and Ability to Operate as an OT NOW!”

Wow. Check it out. You can bypass the whole Bridge by studying some books. It’s mankind’s fondest dream realized.

Who’d a thunk it?

(Or is it just another unrealistic promise?)

— written by Plain Old Thetan

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Maria  on February 21st, 2012

Thank you for publishing the quotation that explains that standard tech is not found in the books! I have been hunting for that particular quotation as I have sought to explain to people that the books are not standard tech.

Mahakala  on February 22nd, 2012

Spot on quote! Thank you. I also used to ask people when being pushed for the basics, why did LRH not put them on the Bridge when all were supposed to do them, considering that this is a major cycle.

On the other hand, people that have completed the whole line up, are not applying BASICS like ARC, Communication any better from what I have observed. There’s not more auditing happening in the field because of it.

My opinion is, it gives the Kool-Aid drinkers an alibi for doing nothing on the Bridge.

PJ  on February 22nd, 2012


In the Church of Miscarriage is it a HIGH CRIME to use the Data Series to evaluate.

In the Church of Miscarriage you have to BELIEVE in what this madman says OR…..

LO  on February 22nd, 2012


I haa sgliiche beobachtet wiä DU !
( I observed the same as you did !)

LO  on February 22nd, 2012

Dear Old Auditor,

Just to let you know I like to read your posts !
Thank you !

Mahakala  on February 23rd, 2012

Toll, au im Schwizerländli esch öppis los!
(cool, there’s also something happening in Switzerland)

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