A Scientology childhood: What it's like to grow up under the Hubbard spell - 2015-10-22

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F347.png A Scientology childhood: What it's like to grow up under the Hubbard spell October 22, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Aaron Smith-Levin has sent us the latest video in the Growing Up In Scientology series. He started out the YouTube channel with a series of interview segments with Nick Lister. Now, Aaron puts himself in the interviewee chair along with former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder.

Rinder was 6 years old when his parents got into Scientology in Adelaide, Australia in 1961 before the Sea Organization even existed. Aaron Smith-Levin was 5 years old when his mother Gayle Smith got into Scientology in Philadelphia in 1985, right around the time David Miscavige was maneuvering to take full control of the Church while L. Ron Hubbard was in hiding.

In this segment Aaron and Mike take turns discussing their earliest memories of Scientology, the first course they did, what it was like to receive auditing for the first time, and how Scientology became something they once fully embraced. Let us know what you think.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = A Scientology childhood: What it's like to grow up under the Hubbard spell | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/10/22/a-scientology-childhood-what-its-like-to-grow-up-under-the-hubbard-spell/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = October 22, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}