Archive for Reviews

Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future

A book review by Madhuri.

‘Mantra: Sounds into Silence’

Phoebe reviews her daughter Atmo Georgia's long-awaited documentary.

‘The Airmen Who Would Not Die’

A review by Madhuri of John G Fuller's book, published in 1979; "Highly recommended."

‘Dearly Beloved’

A review by Chinmaya on Yousuf Tilly's book, subtitled '30 Days in the Osho Ashram, Discovering the Soul of a Spiritual Enterprise'.

‘Dinner with Osho’

Roshani reviews Savita's recently published book: "If you wish to partake in the intimacy with Osho afforded to early Indian sannyasins, this is the book for you."

‘In the Eye of the Hurricane’

Veena reviews Devakant's recently published book: "...as well as being a positive antidote to the recent ugly misrepresentations in the ‘Wild Wild Country’ debacle, it is an [...]

American Animals

Madhuri's review of Bart Layton's 2018 docudrama: "I won't tell you what happens in the end - but the film is worth watching."

‘The Early Bird’

Punya reviews Anugraha's new album: a plunge into uplifting rhythms and joyful, playful melodies.

‘To Live and to Die’

Kaiyum reviews Anjee Gitte Carlsen's recently published book, subtitled: When terminal illness enters your life.

‘Flute Meditations’

Punya reviews Shastro's recently released album - live improvisations on bansuri, a string of jewels that takes one right inside.

‘The Cosmic Madhouse’

Bhagawati reviews the English translation of Satyananda’s bestseller, published in German in 1979 ('Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt').

‘Depression: A Stepping Stone Towards Bliss’

Lysan van Winden reviewed Modita van Zummeren's recently released book, and after an interview with the author wrote an exposé about her life as a doctor, sannyasin, therapist, [...]

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis

Srajan reviewed this book by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum, subtitled ‘Healing without the high’.

‘Nothing is All’

Paul Prem Nadama reviews Madhuro's recently released album - some new, some old-time beloved songs: "Congratulations to all involved. Great stuff!"

‘The Mystic and her Colours’

Anand Kul Bhushan reviews Pratiksha Apurv’s just released book and says that it is a treasure for art aficionados and spiritual seekers.

Bab’Aziz: The prince who contemplated his soul

Ghoshen reviews the film about a blind Sufi mystic who, guided by his young granddaughter, Ishtar, is on his way to a grand gathering of Sufis that takes place only once every 30 [...]

‘Deva’

A review by Abhi, courtesy of Osho Viha Magazine, of Deva Premal’s newly released album (launched 12 October 2018).

‘Mangalam – Auspicious’

Karin Reber's review of Manish Vyas' recently released album: "The songs fit very well into a cozy yoga class, or are a nice way to slow down after an exhausting day and to go back [...]

Mind the Gap: A Memoir of Enquiry

Andrew Maynard reviewed Steve Small's (Sudesh) memoir.

‘Ashram, ashram’

Review of Devaraj Sandberg's book by Ananda Sarita.

‘Indian Rope Trick’

Madhuri's review of the new poetry book by Prartho.

3 steps to awakening

Surendra's review of a new book based on a series of talks Osho gave in Hindi during the early 1960s, the first book by Osho ever published, entitled Samadhi Ke Teen Charan.

Longing for the Impossible: Autobiography of a Rebel Yogi

Srajan reviews the late Siddartha's recently published book.

The God That You Are: The fully realized man

Widely-read Australian writer, John Howard, reviews Prem Vandan's (Martin Guinness) new, second book.

The Jewels Of Here And Now

Review by Jay Schlechter of Anand Ragini's (aka Ragini Michaels) new book.

On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master

A review by Roshani of 'On the Edge' by Yoga Punya. The book has been re-published in India and will be launched on 27th July on the occasion of the Guru Purnima Celebrations at [...]

Quality Time: The Equivocal Return of Lizzie Borden

Bhagawati reviewed S D Anugyan's recently published book which she read in one go as she was unable to put it down.

Rajneeshpuram, An Experiment to Provoke God

Viramo's review on this "even-handed, skillfully produced movie originally made for public television." Written, directed, produced and co-edited by Deva Michael, it was first [...]

Busted in India

A true story about three and a half years in an Indian prison by Mark O'Brien, aka Swami Alok Preetam; reviewed by Carolyn Boniface.

Molly’s Game

A film review my Madhuri: "An entertaining diversion into a life you don’t want to live. Well-crafted, suspenseful, but most of all cautionary..."

Panchasheel, Five Sutras of Self Transformation

Prem Geet reviews Anand Arun’s latest book and says, "A pocket-size treasure so packed with wisdom it reads like the ultimate owner’s manual for being human.”

#WildWildCountry #JealousReflections #FromA #ThirdWorldFilmmaker

Sometimes irreverent, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, a delightful account of Damini's viewing of Wild Wild Country that led her to dive deep into the underlying reasons why this [...]

There are Times

Madhuri reviews Paul Prem Nadama's lastest album: "This music takes us to a place we all want: falling into the moment and being caressed by it. The album is human, unpretentious, [...]

WWC: Wild Wild Here and Now

Niyam's take on the showing of the Netflix series Wild Wild Country and the resulting global interest in Osho and his books.

WWC: The bottom-line: What did they miss? – by Bhagawati

Bhagawati's take on the Netflix docuseries, Wild Wild Country: "The enigma that wasn’t even remotely touched by this series: the deeply significant meaning of the master-disciple [...]

WWC: Zen cowboys in the naked city – by Harp

Harp writes on the new docuseries: "For Wild Wild Country viewers to conflate what became a treacherous power struggle of 'us versus them' with the ethos and character of the [...]

WWC: A footprint in consciousness – by Purushottama

Purushottama writes, "After watching the entire seven-hour documentary on Netflix - Wild Wild Country - the following poured out. Pranam to All."

WWC: Wired, Wired Country – by Dhiren

The first thing is, have you binge-watched it yet or not? Just tracking the publicity leading up to Netflix's launch of the 6-part docuseries, 'Wild, Wild, Country', had certainly [...]

WWC: Wild Wild Country – by Roshani

Roshani Shay PhD reviews the six-part Netflix documentary series on Rajneeshpuram: “Wild, Wild Country certainly conveys the grandness of the experiment that was Rajneeshpuram."

Downsizing

Madhuri reviews Alexander Payne's 2017 film, played by Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau and Christoph Waltz.

‘Sometimes Brilliant’

The impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history. Kaiyum reviews Larry Brilliant's autobiographical book.

A serendipity of healing books

Madhuri reviews five books: A Change of Heart, Healing Spirits, Healing Spirits, Eyes of an Angel, A. T. Still.

‘Food’ for thought

As meat consumption skyrockets, German writers and philosophers Peter Wohlleben and Richard David Precht insist that animals - and plants - have feelings, too, writes Antar Marc.

Celebrate

Milarepa reviews Sudhananda's latest album: "He has created something beautiful, straight from his heart to ours. I think everyone will find something on this cd to enjoy and be [...]

Dancing into the Unknown: Osho Painting and Art Therapy

Philippe Nirav reviewed Meera Hashimoto's third book which is being launched today. The book teems with exercises and psychological insights from her workshops where she integrated [...]

A living legend

Rashid visited a concert in New Delhi with Hariprasad Chaurasia at Shankar Lal Hall, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, on January 11, 2018, and also met him off-stage.

The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart

A most significant and comprehensive book about Laxmi's life written by Rashid Maxwell has been published on December 11, 2017; reviewed by Bhagawati.

A Spiritual Rebel’s Manifesto

Merely a few weeks after releasing his 44th book, Arjuna (John Hogue) has published the 45th about humanity's future outlook and Osho's vision. For the first time in all his [...]

Psychic Utopia

Roshani saw the play by the Hand2Mouth Theater Company who used the Rajneeshpuram experiment as an inspiration.

Sahaj Atma

Review by Krishna Jani of Manish Vyas's recent album: "Everyone who seeks music for their meditation playlist should hear this. "