Bridge to total freedom – a no-game Condition

Since 1965, Ron has called our bridge simply “Classification and Gradation Chart

Since 1983, the new Church management has renamed the bridge to

Bridge to total freedom“!?

This wording contains a no-game condition and is therefore out-tech!

Ron wrote this in September 1956 in a book:

brücke-nirgendwo„Life is a game. A game consists of freedom, barriers and purposes. This is a scientific fact, not merely an observation.

Freedom exists amongst barriers. A totality of barriers and a totality of freedom alike are no-game conditions. Each is similarly cruel. Each is similarly purposeless.

Great revolutionary movements fail. They promise unlimited freedom. That is the road to failure. Only stupid visionaries chant of endless freedom. Only the afraid and the ignorant speak of and insist upon unlimited barriers.“

[Hubbard, L. Ron, 1972, “The Fundamentals of Thought”, chapter 6:
1st edition, Copenhagen, Scientology Publications Organization Copenhagen]

Since the year 1983, the CST (Church of Spiritual Technology) has been regularly publishing a substantial amount of new editions of the “Bridge to total freedom”, which can be seen in the copyright entries in the “Library for the (US) Congress” (

The bridge to total freedom : new streamlined classification, gradation & awareness chart of levels & certificates.

or later on

The bridge to total freedom : Scientology classification gradation and awareness chart of levels and certificates.

Identifying No Number Author Date of
Publications Registration
TX-4-012-320 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1983 01.10.1983 01.02.1995
TX-4-012-320 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1983 01.10.1983 01.02.1995
TX-4-656-852 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1984 27.03.1984 04.02.1997
TX-4-008-244 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1985 05.01.1985 01.02.1995
TX-2-821-186 Norman F. Starkey, trustee of the Author’s Family Trust-B d.b.a. L. Ron Hubbard Library 1990 17.03.1990 20.04.1990
TX-4-028-088 Church of Spiritual Technology 1991 17.08.1991 01.02.1995
TX-4-028-088 Church of Spiritual Technology 1991 17.08.1991 01.02.1995
TX-4-649-501 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1994 10.09.1994 22.01.1998
VAu-411-098 Church of Spiritual Technology (Los Angeles) 1995 18.12.1997

Even today I can find “improved” versions of the bridge1)On on the CoS website as compared to the previously mentioned ones.

In the target of the nice PC’s and OT’s a non-game requirement has been stated! Well then, good night! Statistics prove it.

“So these former efforts were entrapments, and this is not an entrapment. It is not even a total freedom. I’ve even told you occasionally total freedom would be existence without barriers, and I think you would find everybody very miserable.“
LRH in lecture 6106C26, Dealing With Attacks On Scientology, 26th June 1961


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  1. Thank you Andreas for linking to my article:

    I also like yours.

    I cleared the word “total” in terms of an adjective; if one is using the definition for “total” in terms of “complete; absolute” then that is indeed a flaw and impossible to reach, thus becoming a trap (this is a good example of a theta trap – which the church has become to a degree).

    However, if “total” here means “comprising the whole number or amount” (emphasis on whole here) then I would think it would be closer to a more “definite” definition which could be attainable but certainly is not an absolute.

    If there is a definite amount of freedom to reach at 100% freedom, then at the very least one would have to acknowledge that there are no barriers and thus no game. It then follows that no purpose can be had because a purpose would gets fulfilled instantaneously upon postulation without any barriers or block to prevent it from occurring (and thus again no game/no challenge). This is not necessarily a bad thing to have “no game” but it is not necessarily desirable either – unless one chooses it.

    But then again does one even know what 100% freedom is? It by definition would have to mean that one (as a spirit) has no physical, mental or spiritual barriers nor is being affected in any way by anything including himself. The current Church of Scientology bridge offers total cause over the physical universe and the universe of self and others, yet it neglects that cause is still creating effects – one cannot be independent of effects unless they have obliterated self, identity, location, time, space, etc. So without getting too deep, this would pose an absolute and false datum since then one could control MEST which would mean they can create and control absolutes and are independent of everything, which is not possible at least in this universe per our knowledge.

    But of course at the top of the Church and current bridge used in the field, then some people may think “I can do anything without problems or anyone to stop me!” … which, when you think about it makes sense as this is how the church acts in relation to society and its members.

  2. Actually, it is the Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart. It used to say that it was the road to a New World. Then it was changed to total freedom.

    So don’t overlook the awareness part of the chart! Enlightening.

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