Blog: 6 Jeff Hawkins' Story - 2008-12-30
One of the new wave of Scientology defectors describes why he devoted decades of his life to the movement: and why he finally quit.
Jeff Hawkins spent most of his adult life in Scientology before joining the recent wave of defectors from the top echelons of the movement. While he has still has fond memories of his time there, he has no regrets about leaving.
"I got involved in Scientology when I was still quite young," he recalled. "I was living in Southern California and was part of the hippie culture. I was very actively involved in the anti-war movement, and was a voracious reader."