My Life in Orange

My Life in Orange

Growing up With the Guru

eBook - 2005
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At the age of six, Tim Guest was taken by his mother to a commune modeled on the teachings of the notorious Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The Bhagwan preached an eclectic doctrine of Eastern mysticism, chaotic therapy, and sexual freedom, and enjoyed inhaling laughing gas, preaching from a dentist's chair, and collecting Rolls Royces. Tim and his mother were given Sanskrit names, dressed entirely in orange, and encouraged to surrender themselves into their new family. While his mother worked tirelessly for the cause, Tim-or Yogesh, as he was now called-lived a life of well-meaning but woefully misguided neglect in various communes in England, Oregon, India, and Germany. In 1985 the movement collapsed amid allegations of mass poisonings, attempted murder, and tax evasion, and Yogesh was once again Tim. In this extraordinary memoir, Tim Guest chronicles the heartbreaking experience of being left alone on earth while his mother hunted heaven.
Publisher: Orlanda :, Harcourt,, 2005
ISBN: 9780544151611
0544151615
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations

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multcolib_darceem Aug 13, 2014

No Oregonian who came of age in the 1980s could forget being taunted as a 'Rajneeshee' on the playground if they wore too much orange. A fascinating look at what life was like growing up in the commune.

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