Conversation with Lily Dunn on growing up with a Sannyasin parent, misguided movements, psychosocial engineering, & the libido, totalitarianism & spirituality, & Osho’s decline.
Part One: The Dangling Carrot of Enlightenment (0 – 30 mins)
Cultural history & the Osho community, a galivanting stepfather, Jasun’s early childhood, a fraught adolescence, passing the problem back, spiritual bypassing, a bias against spirituality, brainwashed or drugged?, John Judge on Jonestown, intelligence involvement in Oregon, spiritual philanderers, Vice of Kings, early UK back to nature movements, the pendulum effect, psychosocial engineering & the libido, a totalitarian spirituality, animals in a cage, the dangling carrot of enlightenment, the unchanging spiritual hierarchy.
Part Two: Id Culture (33 mins – 1 hr 5 mins)
Who is being exploited, kids in Oregon, Sebastian Horsley, canary in the coalmine, homosexuality & pedophilia in the 1970s, a pushback against religious intolerance, a deadly convergence, gleaning the clues for sexual abuse, the Sannyasin culture, the empathetic witness, the #MeToo, demonizing pedophilia, premature sexualization, shame-imprints, children as burdens, stripped of innocence, a pattern of abuse, public school system & abuse initiation, desperately seeking wholeness, Tim Guest, the fall-out, rave culture, MDMA from Poland, id culture, siphoning the libido.
Part Three: An Unenlightened Life (1 hr 5 mins – end)
Osho’s withdrawal, Osho’s edge & charisma, into silence, Sheela’s power grab, poisonings, Osho’s sexual philosophy & practice, a lifetime companion, the Sannyasin community, positive experiences, the narcissism spectrum, Osho’s final years, an unenlightened life, Dynasty guru, cancer as spiritual failure, the broken promise of false rainbow, burning bridges & cutting ties, the consequences of recklessness, the toll of unaccountability, the error of large movements, noise to signal ratio, keep it small.