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Can or should TROM be made available to the masses?

No. Only Ex-Scientologists can understand TROM. It would be dangerous for the uninitiated.
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Yes.  But the materials will need a lot of clarifying for the uninitiated.
3 (75%)
Yes.  The currently published materials are fine the way they are and don't need clarifying.
1 (25%)
No. Even with clarification the uninitiated would botch it and ruin their minds.
0 (0%)
I don't know enough about TROM to know one way or the other.
0 (0%)

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Can or should TROM be made widespread?
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:21:00 pm »
What would happen if TROM were mass-marketed and everyone knew about it?  Would it be understood?  Can it be understood?
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Re: Can or should TROM be made widespread?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 09:13:08 am »
Thanks for offering this little game!  :)

I hesitated between the second and third alternatives.  Dennisí materials are the real thing: Ďsourceí if you will, and he doesnít use a lot of scientology terms. I wouldnít want to write anything that leads anyone away from the original materials.  But the more individuals write and discuss TROM in their own words the better. We all have different cultural viewpoints, and can see different applications of the fundamental ideas. 

The real difficulty is that TROM points the way out of game conditions. And not many people want that. LRH said that you can only get a person to give up a game if you offer them another game.

Itís easier to get people to accept stories of eight-armed deities, galactic dictators or guardians of the 12 gates of the underworld, than to give them the few simple facts that underlie any world they create.  Itís easy to sell a complex system that promises more games sensation, helps athletes win medals, helps businessmen make money.  Games are sexy; TROM isnít.  So it may always be valued only by people who have tried other systems and found these only provide partial answers.

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Re: Can or should TROM be made widespread?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:06:48 pm »
I think it's only in the currently published TROM a Games Manual (not the original 1979) that over-burdens the reader with Scn terminology in the first part, where, inserted before the main text is Dennis talking about the GPMs, Analytical Mind and Reactive Mind that the newbie becomes overwhelmed.  And with a glossary only ten terms long, one which doesn't even appear in the text, its going to drive just about anyone away who doesn't understand Scn.  The glossary I made has dozens of terms that I spotted in the text that the laymen needs defined.

Ron was right about most things.  His attitude was different than Dennis' but his data was mostly correct.  Misunderstood word phenomenon (losing comprehension from undefined words) is indisputably correct.

(For anyone else reading this besides David, if you need those terms defined, there is a glossary in "Read TROM here" in this forum)

Scientologists go free in many ways, or better put, they get new abilities and get rid of some of their case, but I don't think Scientology resolves the compulsion to play games.  I think Ron died still a compulsive games player, as able as he was.