Swaram interviews the author of ‘A Passage to America’, an investigative account of the complex sequence of events that led to Osho’s deportation and the collapse of the Rajneeshpuram commune.
Episode 120 & 121
What really happened to Osho in the USA (Part 1 & 2)
5 and 12 January 2020
This is a special podcast episode investigating the facts surrounding the meteoric rise of Rajneeshpuram and its even faster fall, including Osho’s illegal arrest, secretive detention, alleged poisoning and deportation.
Max Brecher has conducted a high-quality investigative journalistic account and shares detailed information, underpinned by solid and robust evidence, about the most controversial aspects of the Rajneeshpuram saga.
If you have ever wondered what really happened to Osho in the USA, in this 2-part episode you will find clear and exhaustive answers. This conversation could not avoid touching upon the highly disputed relationship between Osho and Sheela.
Max Brecher is a former New York political journalist and author of 5 books, including A Passage to America, an investigative account of the events around Rajneeshpuram. The book systematically explores the complex sequence of events that led to Osho’s deportation and the collapse of a $150-million commune-city in the Oregon desert. Based entirely on historical records and more than a hundred interviews conducted in the United States, Europe and India, A Passage to America re-examines old misconceptions in the light of new evidence and proves beyond doubt that there was a conspiracy against Osho and his message. maxbrechersbookstobuy.com
- A Passage to America – Review by Bhagawati of Max Brecher’s revised and updated book
- A Story Never Properly Told – Max Brecher’s introduction to his book, ‘A Passage to America’
A Radically New Look at Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and a Controversial American Commune – by Max Brecher – an Osho News Series