Law of One Forum Guidelines
Thank you for joining the Law of One forum!
The purpose of this community is to provide seekers like you a safe place conducive to conversation regarding the fascinating and inexhaustible field of spiritual evolution as understood through the eyes of the Law of One material, the Confederation philosophy, and the work of L/L Research.
This symposium represent a sacred meeting place where people from a wide range of backgrounds, temperaments, and orientations converge to share themselves on the common ground of service to others, love, light, unity, and joy. In order to better facilitate and safeguard this incredible and rare environment, we have established guidelines (below) and principles of the Law of One Forum. This symposium is private and participation requires acceptance of the guidelines.
These guidelines also applies to posts made via the messaging system. While posts exchanged in between members via the messaging system are not public, they are not private either. These posts can be flagged by members, just like public posts, and so are subject to moderation as well.
1) The Cornerstone: Mutual Respect
The key governing principle is the request that all members treat others with respect, especially when disagreeing. The participant may disagree with an idea without personally attacking the author. So please remember to criticize ideas, not people.
2) Service to Others
The Law of One Forum is designed to facilitate and encourage the increase of the positive polarity. While this leaves plenty of room to discuss the negative polarity, we ask members to examine all subjects from the perspective of service to others.
3) On Topic
We ask that members of this symposium keep their posts on topic. Please endeavor to:
- Create threads in alignment with the intended purpose of the symposium
- Make posts in alignment with the intended purpose of the thread
- Maintain the bulk of discussion through the lens of the L/L Research material
4) Focus & Source Material
Because the Law of One Forum’s focus is the Law of One and the Confederation philosophy, members are expected to have read some of these sources and to share their thoughts on that basis. To access this material, please visit L/L Research’s free online Library.
5) Negative Philosophies
Promotion of negative philosophies is prohibited, which may include but not be limited to:
- Deceptive or manipulative language
- Fear mongering
- Rejection of universal love
- Promotion of control of self or others
- Black magic texts, rituals or channeled information claiming to be from STS sources.
- Practices or theories which promote the subjugation of other people and/or deny universal love.
- Messages which speak of spiritual doom
We ask that members do not promote/showcase themselves, their own websites, philosophies, products, services or other unrelated teachings. Embedding a commercial link in your profile/signature is prohibited.
It is acceptable to recommend and/or promote a product or service, within certain limits, in your own Wanderer’s Story thread. Please refer to the Wanderer’s Story’s posted guidelines.
7) Impermissible Speech
Discussions that promote or endorse racial / sexual / national intolerance, hate speech, politically subversive acts or planning, will not be tolerated.
8) Discussing Sexuality
Sexuality and our sexual natures represent very important, foundational, and profound portions of our evolutionary experience. At all times please attempt to discuss sexuality—whether anecdotal or abstract—with the aim of understanding it in terms of spiritual evolution, polarity, self-knowing, and self-accepting. If such topics are relevant to your post, please be as sensitive as possible to all forum members, exercise the highest discernment, and use respectful terminology.
Sharing pornography or other NSFW content for its own sake is prohibited. Moderators may remove any explicit content they feel is inappropriate.
We ask that the following guidelines be honored when speaking about drugs:
- The means of creating, obtaining, or distributing any illegal substance will not be allowed.
- That discussion of drug use be placed within the larger context of spiritual evolution.
- That use of illegal drugs never be promoted to other members as a means for evolving, healing, growing, improving, etc. Members may report of their own experiences, but are not permitted to suggest that such experiences may be replicated. It will always remain to the reader’s discrimination whether any particular drug is worthy of further consideration.
10) Mental health and medication
Please practice extreme caution and sensitivity when addressing mental illness, atypical psychology or neurology, and psychiatric medication. Do not attempt to offer unsolicited feedback or advice about mental health, psychiatric issues, and other aspects of neurodiversity. Do not dissuade members from their current psychiatric treatments.
11) Politics and Conspiracy Theories
We ask that discussions of politics and conspiracies arise only when they are a natural outgrowth of the larger spiritual perspective that the Law of One Forum is intended to cultivate. In other words, please do not create threads or posts intended to focus on political discussions surrounding current events, places, people, and conspiracy-oriented content. Always discuss the spiritual aspects of such subject matters within each of your posts. Even in cases where discussing these subjects arises naturally, you are not allowed to link to external content of this type.
12) Multiple Accounts
Owning multiple accounts is prohibited. Any Law of One Forum member who creates more than one account will be subject to immediate account deletion, and potentially banning.
13) Sharing Links
When sharing a link to a webpage (including to something within llresearch.org), please either:
a) provide a short description of the page in your own words, or:
b) provide an excerpt of the material (one to three paragraphs) along with the link.
Doing this rather than posting a “blind link” prevents confusion and saves time for readers.
Likewise, when posting outside material, limit the amount of text posted to one to three paragraphs along with a link to the material, if possible. This avoids readers having to scroll through massively long posts.
14) ID Theft
Revealing your identity is not required for participation on the Law of One Forum. However, intentionally misrepresenting your identity in order to manipulate or deceive is prohibited and may result in an immediate ban.
15) Applying Guidelines to Stewards & Website Owners
Moderation is conducted by the staff and stewards, all long-term community members who enjoy participating in this symposium. They are supported by the website owners. These guidelines not only guide their online participation, but they also apply to how they are to be treated.
16) Criticism of moderator decisions
It has been found that having a policy of allowing open public criticism of moderator decisions and owners has led to circumvention of the guidelines, therefore we ask that any queries or complaints be directed to this inbox instead of made publicly.
17) Member Issues & Stewards Support
In order to avoid public dispute, we ask that you discuss issues with other members using the PM system if all parties are in agreement, with the understanding that PMs are not monitored or moderated. If you require mediation with another member then contact a steward or staff. If you feel that another member has targeted you, then please contact us or flag the post.
If You See a Problem, Flag It
Moderators and stewards have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.
When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. Replying encourages bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.
In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.
Terms of Service
Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.
Thank you for taking the time to read the Law of One Forum’s guidelines, which are intended to help members participate on the discourse with the least possible degree of difficulty. They cannot define or measure each and every situation. The moderators will do their utmost to interpret and apply these guidelines to the unique situations that arise.
Always feel free to contact us with questions and concerns.