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  • Averting Apocalpyse at Rajneeshpuram.
    Goldman, Marion S. (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:3: 311-327.

    Factors contributing to avoiding violence between the controversial commune & outside agents.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Conflict; Rajneesh
  • When Leaders Dissolve: Considering Controversy and Stagnation in the Osho Rajneesh Movement.
    Goldman, Marion S. (2005)
    In James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen (eds.), Controversial New Religions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 119-137.

    Traces stabilization after Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osha Rajneesh) died in 1990.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh
  • State and Federal Cooperation in Regulating New Religions. Oregon Vesus the Bhagwan Rajneesh.
    Richardson, James T. (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the World. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 477-489.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; United States, Oregon; State
  • Passionate Journeys: Why Successful Women Joined a Cult.
    Goldman, Marion S. (2000)
    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Women; Conversion; Rajneesh
  • Osho ko Hsan School: Educating the "New Child."
    Puttick, Elizabeth (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 88-107.

    Account of a school in England of the anti-authoritarian Rajneesh movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh, Great Britain; Education
  • Enduring Affiliation and Gender Doctrine for Shiloh Sisters and Rajneesh Sannyasins.
    Goldman, Marion S., and Lynne Isaacson (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38;3: 411-422.

    Focuses on female former members of 2 disbanded communal groups that had distinctive gender doctrines.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Shiloh Youth Revival Movement; Rajneesh; Gender
  • Clinical and Personality Assessment of Participants in New Religions.
    Richardson, James T. (1995)
    International Journal for the Psycology of Religion 5:3: 145-170. [Also in Lorne L. Dawson Cults in Context. Readings in the Study of New Religious Movements. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1996; New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1998, pp. 229-255]

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; New religions; Rajneesh
  • Better Dead than Red: Local Letters and the Rajneesh Movement.
    Shay, Roshani, and Ted Shay (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.) Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 131-151.

    Examines letters to Oregon newspaper editors about the Rajneesh settlement.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Oregon; Rajneesh; Labeling; Media
  • From Promiscuity to Celibacy: Women and Sexual Regulation at Rajneeshpuram.
    Goldman, Marion S. (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.), Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, Inc., pp. 203-219.

    When Bagwan Rajneesh predicted an AIDS epidemic & changed sexual norms, women observed the new rules while men did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Women; Sexual norms; Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram
  • Feelings after the Fall: Former Rajneeshpuram Commune Members' Perceptions of and Affiliation with the Rajneeshee Movement.
    Latkin, Carl A., Norman D. Sundberg, Richard A. Littman, Melissa G. Katsikis, and Richard A. Hagan (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:1: 65-73.

    Based on questionnaire data from former members of the disbanded commune; shows continued favorable views & affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Commune; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram
  • Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1994)
    Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Role; New religions; Hare Krishna; Rajneesh; Women; Unification Church
  • The Rajneesh Papers.
    Palmer, Susan J., and Arvind Sharma (eds.) (1993)
    Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh
  • The crazies--Who follows Rajneesh and why.
    Mann, William E. (Ted) (1993)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Arvind Sharma (eds.) The Rajneesh Papers: Studies in a New Religious Movement. Delhi: Shri Jainandra Press, pp. 17-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh
  • Rajneesh and the guru tradition in India.
    Sharma, Arvind (1993)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Arvind Sharma (eds.) The Rajneesh papers: Studies in a New Religious Movement. Delhi: Shri Jainandra Press, pp. 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Guru
  • Modern Godmen in India: A Sociological Apraisal.
    Mehta, Uday (1993)
    Bombay: Popular Prakashan.

    Studies cults of Swami Srila Prabhu Pada & Bhagwan Rajneesh.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Charisma; Rajneesh; Founder; Hare Krishna
  • Seeing Red: A Socio-Psychological Analysis of the Rajneeshpuram Conflict.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:3: 257-271.

    Based on 1985-86 participant observation, interviews, & questionnaire data, including state-wide Oregon telephone survey data. Describes the social psychology of emerging hostility.

    Associated Search Terms: Hostility; Conflict; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Rajneesh
  • Il nuovi movimenti religiosi neo-orientali fra apocalisse ed ecosofia.
    Pace, Enzo (1992)
    La critica sociologica 102: 13-27.

    Based on interviews with leaders of the Italian Rajneesh & Hare Krishna movements; focuses on stances toward environmentalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; Hare Krishna, Italy; Rajneesh, Italy; Italy; Environmentalism
  • Therapy, Charisma and Social Control in the Rajneesh Movement.
    Palmer, Susan J., and Frederick Bird (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:S: S71-S85.

    Therapy in Rajneeshpuram forged new identities through breaking taboos, promoting alternative sexual ethics, & forming a charisma-based community.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Identity; Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Sexuality; Medical
  • The Quest for Total Bliss: A Psycho-Social Perspective on the Rajneesh Movement.
    Mann, William E. (1991)
    Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

    Based on 1977-84 participant observation in the Rajneesh movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Participant observation
  • From Device to Vice: Social Control and Intergroup Conflict at Rajneeshpuram.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:4: 363-378.

    Analyzes questionnaire & interview data, 1982-87 but mostly '85-86, at Rajneeshpuram & statewide; leaders' isolation entered into both the processes of social control & conflict with the host society.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Social control
  • Charisma and Control in Rajneeshpuram. The Role of Shared Values in the Creation of a Community.
    Carter, Lewis F. (1990)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Studies the group control methods used by the leaders of the community established in Oregon by the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Social control
  • The Self-Concept of Rajneeshpuram Commune Members.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1990)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 91-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Self concept; Commune; Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram
  • The Downfall of Rajneeshpuram in the Print Media: A Cross-National Survey.
    Driel, Barend van, and Jacob van Belzen (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 76-90.

    Different societal responses t new religions in the U.S.A., West Germany, & the Netherlands provided different frameworks for their media coverage.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; United States; Germany, West; Media; Netherlands; Content analysis
  • Pilgrimage as Spiritual Journey: An Analysis of Pilgrimage Using the Theory of V. Turner and the Resource Mobilization Approach.
    Pace, Enzo (1989)
    Social Compass 36:2: 229-244.

    Associated Search Terms: Resource mobilization; Marian; Rajneesh; Turner, Victor; Pilgrimage
  • Gender Roles in the Experimental Community: Rajneeshpuram.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1989)
    Sex Roles 21: 629-652.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Rajneesh; Gender role; Commune
  • Dal Sinai al Gioiello del Loto. Tradizione cristiana e culti "neo-orientali" a confronto in Italia.
    Gatto Trocchi, Cecilia (1989)
    Religioni e societÓ 4:8: 157-165.

    Overview of new religions' view of Catholicism--those by Hare Krishna, Rajneesh ("Gli Arancioni"), Transcendental Meditation, Nichiren Shoshu, and the Unification Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Rajneesh; Transcendental Meditation; Nichiren Shoshu; Unification Church; New religions
  • The Way of the Heart: The Rajneesh Movement.
    Thompson, Judith, and Paul Heelas (1988)
    San Bernardino, California: Borgo.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh
  • Charisma and Abdication: A Study of the Leadership of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:2: 119-135.

    Applies Roy Wallis's 4 types of charismatic leader response to institutionalization; proposes a 5th type--abdication. Distinguishes between performance & pastor charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Abdication; Rajneesh
  • The "New Renunciates" of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: Observtions and Identifiction of Problems of Interpreting New Religious Movements.
    Carter, Lewis F. (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:2: 148-172.

    Discusses research problems caused by the dispersed & mobile following of Rajneesh, with its variable commitment, linked communal groups, multiple corporate identities, & ideological inconsistency.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Methodology
  • Il tempo della conversione nei movimenti religiosi: il caso degli Arancioni.
    Pace, Enzo (1987)
    Religioni e societÓ 2:3: 96-114.

    Describes the Rajneesh movement in Italy; focuses on the conversion of a cohort of young people who shared the political protest stances of the 1960s & '70s.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Conversion; Rajneesh, Italy; Generations
  • Who Lies in Utopia? A Brief Report on the Rajneeshpuram Research Project.
    Latkin, Carl A., Richard A. Hagan, Richard A. Littman, and Norman D. Sundberg (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:1: 73-81.

    Members of the disbanded community were young, mostly white, well-educated, & from middle & upper middle class backgrounds; psychological data indicate healthy self-perceptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Self concept; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Rajneesh
  • Rajneeshpuram, Oregon--An Exploration of Gender and Work Roles, Self-Concept, and Psychological Well-Being in an Experimental Community.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1987)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Oregon. [DA 48:7 B, p. 2141]

    A 1985 survey & 4 years participant observation show the subculturally esteemed "feminine" traits.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Self concept; Commune; Women; Participant observation
  • Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1986)
    Belfast: The Queen's University.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Great Britain; South Africa; Presbyterian; Comparative; Conservative; Rajneesh; Children of God; New religions; Deprivation; Hermeneutic; United States; Stark, Rodney
  • The Rajneesh Movement.
    Sharma, Arvind (1985)
    In Rodney Stark (ed.) Religious Movements: Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers. New York: Paragon House Publishers pp. 115-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh
  • Nuove religioni, alla ricerca della terra promessa. Hare Krsna, Meditazione Trascendentale, Movimento di Shree Rajneesh, Chiesa della Scientologia, Chiesa di Sun Myung Moon.
    Terrin, Aldo Natale (1985)
    Brescia: Morcelliana.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Scientology; Unification Church; Transcendental Meditation; New religions; Hare Krishna
  • Sectes et nouveaux mouvements religieux en Belgique.
    Voisin, Michel, and Karel Dobbelaere (1985)
    Recherches sociologiques 16:3: 359-392.

    Discusses Antoinist, Baha'i, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, Unificationist, Scientology, Rajneesh, & Hare Krishna movements; suggests liberal Belgium is not conducive to the growth of authoritarian groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology, Belgium; Hare Krishna, Belgium; Baha┤i, Belgium; Rajneesh, Belgium; Mormon, Belgium; Antoinist, Belgium; Belgium; Sect; New religions; Unification Church, Belgium; Jehovah┤s Witness, Belgium
  • Life as Laughter: Following Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
    Mullan, Robert J. (1983)
    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. [Extract in James T. Richardson (ed.) Money and Power in the New Religions (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988), pp. 241-269]

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Suffolk, Medina Rajneesh; Economic; Rajneesh
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