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Passionate journeys : why successful women joined a cult

Author: Marion S Goldman
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999.
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"Passionate Journeys explores the personal stories of high-achieving American women who in the 1980s left families, careers, and past identities to follow their spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to his luxurious communal village in central Oregon." "Marion Goldman's rich ethnographical narrative provides a picture of the cultural and social climate that motivated established successful women to be drawn to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldman, Marion S.
Passionate journeys.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606448258
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marion S Goldman
ISBN: 0472111019 9780472111015
OCLC Number: 41548566
Description: 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and the world his sannyasins made --
Revising voices: the research process --
Borrowed life: seeking authenticity --
Repairing the world: a woman of the sixties --
The swan --
Lessons? --
Epilogue: down from the mountain.
Responsibility: Marion S. Goldman.
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"Passionate Journeys explores the personal stories of high-achieving American women who in the 1980s left families, careers, and past identities to follow their spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to his luxurious communal village in central Oregon." "Marion Goldman's rich ethnographical narrative provides a picture of the cultural and social climate that motivated established successful women to be drawn to participate in the Rajneesh movement. In their quests for spiritual meaning the women embodied the great shifts that took place in America's religious marketplace during the 1970s and 1980s."--Jacket.

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