This is the website of First Independent Church of Scientology, a California Nonprofit corporation.
First Independent Church of Scientology (FICOS) is a church on the Internet, and all are welcome to come here to learn and practice the religion of Scientology.
FICOS is independent of, and has no connection to the Church of Scientology. The Scientology information provided by the First Independent Church of Scientology website is intended to be used for religious purposes only.
Scientology and Dianetics are based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, and his words will be used where possible on this website. This is because it is impossible to learn and practice the religion of Scientology by reading what others say about it. The only way to learn and practice the religion of Scientology is to use the actual words of the founder, L Ron Hubbard, also known as LRH or Ron.
The actual practice of the religion of Scientology involves constant reference to source materials. For that reason, this website is designed to present LRH materials in a way that is easy and convenient for parishioners to read, download, and use them.