My Life in Orange
Growing up With the GuruBook - 2005
Tim and his mother were given Sanskrit names, dressed entirely in orange, and encouraged to surrender themselves into their new family. While his mother worked tirelessly for the cause, Tim-or Yogesh, as he was now called-lived a life of well-meaning but woefully misguided neglect in various communes in England, Oregon, India, and Germany.
In 1985 the movement collapsed amid allegations of mass poisonings, attempted murder, and tax evasion, and Yogesh was once again Tim. In this extraordinary memoir, Tim Guest chronicles the heartbreaking experience of being left alone on earth while his mother hunted heaven.
From Library Staff
multcolib_darceem Aug 13, 2014
No Oregonian who came of age in the 1980s could forget being taunted as a 'Rajneeshee' on the playground if they wore too much orange. A fascinating look at what life was like growing up in the commune.
multcolib_belmont Feb 20, 2013
When his mother follows the infamous Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to Oregon and drags him along, six-year-old Guest makes the best of cult life.