Author Archives: satyadeva

Close Encounters In the Encounter Group

A extract from a book by Lokesh, based on one of those legendary week-long ‘no limits’ therapy groups in Pune One. The Encounter group was the psychological equivalent of a can opener. It took place in an air-conditioned cellar beneath … Continue reading

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Occultism, Esotericism and Meditation

Frank takes a sceptical look at occultism and esotericism and asks, what is their  connection with meditation. Apparently, on the 21st of December we entered the age of Aquarius. Astrologers have been lining up to deliver earth-shattering news like “It`s the … Continue reading

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Lokesh examines the value and drawbacks of this extraordinary human faculty, together with an appreciative and critical look at John Lennon’s great song, ‘Imagine’. (N.B: Apologies for some poorly spaced bits – computer issues). The antithesis of a call to arms, … Continue reading

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The Ring Of Truth?

Frank questions the validity of current popular socio-political theories arising from various responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and other controversial issues. In the last months, since the Covid emergency, many newsagents, including, of course, Osho sannyasins, have bought into and … Continue reading

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‘Nothing To Lose’ – A Fairy Tale with Sheela as the heroine

  A review by Subhuti* about Manbeena Sandhu’s just released biography of Sheela. (Sannyas News acknowledges and Subhuti for providing this article: Thanks!) ‘Nothing to Lose’: The authorized biography of Ma Anand Sheelaby Manbeena Sandhu (HarperCollins, India) – –  It is … Continue reading

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