Phil Jones: How Scientology sucked me in - even as National Lampoon warned me - 2018-10-24
When I first got into Scientology I was still in high school. I was going to go to film school with my best friend at the time. He did end up going to university and studying film. This was in Toronto, after which he ended up moving to the states and eventually going to San Francisco where he settled into doing film editing.
Once I finished high school I moved into Toronto to be near the Scientology Org there. I stayed in touch with my friend who was now at York University. I had been on a long slide by that time that predisposed me to being susceptible to falling into Scientology when I ran into it. Or should I say when it ran into me. In spite of early warnings, I kept on with it, hoping I'd get what I came for. I'm sure a psychologist would have a field day running around inside my head for a day or so.
While my friend was off getting a college experience, I had spent so much money on Scientology college wasn't in the cards. I did visit my friend at his dorm on occasion and even went to a few classes with him.