Thomas Drewicke’s Scientology Story

Growing up, all of us grandkids became very good friends with our Grandma’s best friend Amanda, so much so that we even called her “Grandma Amanda”. But why, I asked myself? Didn’t “Grandma Amanda” have family of her own? Turns out that “Grandma Amanda” did have a family, yet never spent time with them. Amanda’s husband died at a young age, so she had to raise their only daughter alone on a...

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Melissa Miller’s Scientology Story

I was about 13 years old when my parents’ marriage seemed to be falling apart. A friend talked with them about Scientology. One day, one of my parents left home, then returned after being away for weeks. Then almost immediately after that parent’s return, the other parent left and did not return until months later. It was a very confusing time. My siblings and I did our best to maintain a normal schedule with school, homework, chores, etc....

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Choice’s Scientology Story

I was born into Scientology. I’ve organized my story into blocks of time that represent different aspects of my experience. It feels impossible to write my entire story down – so I will limit it to my strongest memories. 1-5 Years Old My mother found Scientology in her early 20s. She came from an extremely dysfunctional family and the Church promised to make her a better person and fulfilled her desire to help other people. They became her...

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DoubleVee’s Scientology Story

Admin Note: Some names changed or shortened to initials. I was born in 1981 to Scientologist parents. My mom had just left the SO, from CCI. I guess she was trying to raise my younger brother and I as if we were in the SO. We had a regimented schedule and strict rules. For example, we weren’t allowed to eat anything she deemed unhealthy, which was just about everything. We went to school starting when we were 3. She didn’t believe in things...

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Maureen Bolstad’s Scientology Story

I was involved with Scientology for 25 years. I have a really long story to tell. I’ll try to summarize it here. I have written more on the Ex Scientology Message board, under the name “Twin A”. I got involved originally when I was 14 years old. My parents were never involved. In fact, I was approached and sold courses by the Church of Scientology Mission of Stevens Creek (San Jose) staff without my parents present in 1980. In...

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Amy Allen’s Scientology Story

Admin note: Names of Scientologists changed or shortened to initials. I was born into a Scientology family. My mom was in the Sea Org when she was 12, but shortly after blew. She then joined staff at Burbank mission where she met my dad, they married, and that’s how I came around. I do recall hanging around the Big Blue building (AOLA) when I was between 2-5 years old. My parents were on services there, and my sister and I would run around the...

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