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The Rajneesh Chronicles: The True Story of the Cult That Unleashed the First Act of Bioterrorism on U.S. Soil

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Beginning in 1981, thousands of members of a secretive and financially powerful religious cult led by the Indian guru Baghwan Shree Rajneesh began arriving in the tiny Oregon town of Antelope and the surrounding area--along with the guru himself and his fleet of luxury cars. Within short order, cult members took over the local government and began using its powers to help them create the religious city of Rajneeshpuram. Using reporting done at the time by Oregon Magazine, this thick book chronicles the rise and fall of the Rajneesh cult, paying special attention to its battles with its political opponents and alleged poisoning of government officials and residents of the nearby city of The Dalles. Raising important questions about tolerance and freedom of religion, this book will greatly interest anyone concerned with issues of religion in public life. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Rajneesh Chronicles is a collection of in-depth investigative and analytical articles published in Oregon Magazine covering the establishment of the city of Rajneeshpuram in Central Oregon in mid-1981 to its dramatic disintegration at the end of 1985. While most press treated the Rajneeshees' antics as a humorous sideshow typified by Bhagwan Shree Rajneeshs dozens of Rolls-Royces, editor in chief Win McCormack and other of the magazines writers systematically exposed the full range of the cult's depraved behavior, including its involvement in prostitution and international drug smuggling, sexual exploitation of children, abuse of homeless people imported into Rajneeshpuram to register as voters, and the use of brainwashing techniques bordering on torture. The tale of the Rajneeshees has become an amorphous legend few inside or outside of Oregon understand. The Rajneesh Chronicles fully illuminates the shocking reality behind that legend.

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trevlarson, September 19, 2011 (view all comments by trevlarson)
Excellent review of what went down in central Oregon in the 80's.

The writing style is easy to follow and hooks you in (much of the book contains reprints of stories that originally ran in Oregon Magazine).

Give this one a read if you are curious about this strange part of Oregon’s past.
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be love, February 8, 2011 (view all comments by be love)
i am reading this book right now and it is VERY GOOD..

if you think you know OSHO the so-called (dead) spiritual guru this book is for YOU! if you enjoy reading about cults this book is for YOU! if you enjoy crime drama this book is for YOU! if you love oregon this book is maybe for you if you like one or more of the aforementioned ;)

i am very glad i came across this book.. considering there are so many "spiritual" people out there pedaling their brand of enlightenment this book is a nice reminder of the importance of being both AWARE and AWAKE so as not to be taken in by these folks just because they seem nice or their message claims to be about love.. dig a little deeper, scratch the surface.. is the person or persons that are "spreading their good news" for real or are they out to cash in $$$

peace~
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982569191
Author:
Mccormack, Win
Publisher:
Tin House Books
Editor:
McCormack, Win
Author:
McCormack, Win
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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The Rajneesh Chronicles is a collection of in-depth investigative and analytical articles published in Oregon Magazine covering the establishment of the city of Rajneeshpuram in Central Oregon in mid-1981 to its dramatic disintegration at the end of 1985. While most press treated the Rajneeshees' antics as a humorous sideshow typified by Bhagwan Shree Rajneeshs dozens of Rolls-Royces, editor in chief Win McCormack and other of the magazines writers systematically exposed the full range of the cult's depraved behavior, including its involvement in prostitution and international drug smuggling, sexual exploitation of children, abuse of homeless people imported into Rajneeshpuram to register as voters, and the use of brainwashing techniques bordering on torture. The tale of the Rajneeshees has become an amorphous legend few inside or outside of Oregon understand. The Rajneesh Chronicles fully illuminates the shocking reality behind that legend.
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