The Ultimate Game: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. By Kate Strelley. Co-written with Robert D. San Souci. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1987.

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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was an Indian spiritual leader, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh Movement. In the 1960s, he garnered an international following that included everyday people as well as notable celebrities and business magnates. His spiritual teachings drew from several major religions. They also wove together meditation and psychotherapy. He also advocated for radical social, sexual, and institutional liberation–beliefs that made his movement incredibly popular among the coinciding Hippy Movement and Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. Yet when Osho led a commune to Oregon, things began to devolve. Hundreds of people joined in what was supposed to be a spiritual paradise, but after bioterror plots, confrontations with local Oregonians, turmoil within his inner circle, pressure from governmental authorities, and a mental health decline, Osho and his commune disbanded. The highly publicized events led to international intrigue. In this volume, The Ultimate Game, one of Osho’s devoted followers provides an inside look at her experiences in Oregon. This text is full of otherwise shrouded details, an intimate, character-driven perspective on the rise and fall of Osho.

This first edition, first printing is in about-fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, very nearly fine with only fading to spine ends. Text block about-fine, only creases to top fore edge and very minor rubbing to bottom edge. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only minor creases to edges.

An intriguing first edition of The Ultimate Game, one inside look at Osho’s commune in Oregon.

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The Ultimate Game: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. By Kate Strelley. Co-written with Robert D. San Souci. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1987.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in