Had a friend who got involved. She was then only willing to see the world filtered through the rather ridiculous constructs of L Ron Hubbard. She too, died of cancer a few years back.
In 1960's, I had a friend who was an extraordinary talented lady. She went from being skint, to being a multi-millionaire in a period of about six months.
She gave away her entire fortune (at the time, over £6 Million) to a religious cult in India. I do not recall their name, though their members identified themselves as 'taking orange'. She adopted a name consistent with the cult, and went to live in India, so I lost touch with her.