Hi all! My first time posting. Short story: I have a few very distinct childhood memories that lead me to believe my mother was involved actively in Scientology and raised me according to those principles for a period of time. Most of my memories during this time are very vague / blurry, probably because it was definitely not a positive experience for me. My earliest memory related to her possible participation occurred right around the time of my parents separation / ultimate divorce. It would have been early 80's, best guess 1983-84. I remember someone coming to our home on a regular basis with the Dianetics book. I was not allowed downstairs during these visits, but remember being curious and thinking something seemed weird. In fact, my 10yo curiosity led me to sneak downstairs to hide and listen. Not much made sense. I do remember hearing something about levels? Who knows? Of course, I got caught hiding and listening, my mother was furious, and I was grounded for a month! There also were small meetings in Pottsvillle, PA. Others also brought children, but we were not allowed to leave the designated children area in the basement until an adult came to get us. The only other significant memory was of a conference in the Poconos that I believe was Scientologists. I think it was at Camelback? My younger sister and I were separated from the adults and sent to rooms off the main conference area. At some point at the end of that day, we were taken back to main area to rejoin our mother and her friend (same person who made these individual visits to our home). Right now I am just trying to make sense of these odd memories, as it would explain a great deal about the drastic change in "parenting" that occurred. If anyone has any knowledge of Scientology groups, activities, etc in Pottsville PA around 1983-84 or a possible conference in the Poconos around same time, I would greatly appreciate it. My narcissistic mother's coined response to this and any other question she doesn't like : "I don't know what you are talking about" or "I don't remember any of this."