Association of Professional Independent Scientologists Purposes
The Association of Professional Independent Scientologists (APIS) is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion and expansion of the original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard. It is independently operated and is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with the Church of Scientology(tm), it's affiliates, corporations, management organizations, groups, CST or the RTC.
Ron Hubbard wrote something about purposes that is vitally interesting:
As Man all too easily specializes in stops he tends to stress what SHOULDN'T be done. While this enters into it, remember that it's a STOP.
STOPS ALL OCCUR BECAUSE OF FAILED PURPOSES.
BEHIND EVERY STOP THERE IS A FAILED PURPOSE.
A stuck picture or a motionless org are similar. Each has behind it a failed purpose.
THERE IS A LAW ABOUT THIS-ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO RESTORE LIFE AND ACTION IS TO REKINDLE THE FAILED PURPOSE. THE STOPS WILL AT ONCE BLOW.
With this in mind here are the purposes of the Association of Professional Independent Scientologists are:
Preserve the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard for future use so it is available for all mankind.
Protect the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard so it is not altered, diluted or changed in anyway but remains exactly as Lafayette Ron Hubbard issued it.
Promote the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard so it may be known by all mankind
Foster, promote and develop fellowship and mutual aid among the APIS members within the framework of the constitution.
Establish communication and understanding among the members of the APIS and members of other communities.
Promote and sponsor educational activities that alert and teach the general public about the exact technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Defend APIS from any attempt to inhibit it's existence and expansion from any quarter.
Assist in the defence of any of it's members in the event of any unwarranted legal process to the detriment of the member on the basis of the member(s) exercising their legal religious right to practice the technology and original workable philosophy of Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Mediate in any disputes between members when requested but such mediation subject to standard ethics and justice policies as were originally issued by Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
Ron said once:
"We're in the happy circumstance of having a job that is too big for
me and too big for the staff and really too big for you. And how the
hell did we ever get into this? It's because an awful lot of people
must have been laying on their oars and not doing their jobs. And the
optimum solution is, of course, the greatest good for the greatest
number of dynamics. Isn't it?...
Well, if that's the case, we might as well go ahead and do the job
whether it's boring or interesting or something that we do with
enthusiasm or something we sort of drag ourselves through anyhow.
Somebody's got to do this job and I can tell you, we'd better not
turn our backs on it....
No, holding the fort for a civilization is never easy and building a
new one when the old one is shattered is impossible! It's never been
done before but it's got to be done now, if anything is going forward
along this line. And I'm not being dramatic. I'm actually making the
most fantastic understatements I think I have ever made on a
platform. I'm not noted for understatements, and yet that is an
If you don't, who is? And when you've satisfactorily answered that
question, let me hear from you again on the subject, will you?"
-LRH, from "The Future of Scientology and the Western Civilization"
Membership of APIS is by application only and is available here Application Form