Wild Wild Country
The wildly successful Netflix documentary series
“To describe Wild Wild Country as jaw-dropping is to understate the number of times my mouth gaped while watching the series” – Sophie Gilbert, Atlantic.
Wild Wild Country is a Netflix documentary series about the controversial mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) and his 1981 shift from India to an abandoned Oregon cattle ranch, where his followers built a town for 3,500 people.
The series, released in March 2018, tracks the conflict that rapidly escalated between the sect, local ranchers, Christian fundamentalists, state and federal officials.
Wild Wild Country became a worldwide hit and provoked a great deal of media commentary and public debate.
The movie makers, brothers Chapman and Maclain Way, adopted a novel approach, not taking sides, but giving equal time to all the battling parties.
Archive footage from the Eighties was artfully matched with interviews with the same people, forty years later.
The public was left to make up its own mind as to who was right or wrong.
Media critics said the series left many questions unanswered, including the teachings of Rajneesh, why he attracted so many intelligent people and what life was really like in his community.
Now, a new book, titled Wild Wild Guru, written by Subhuti Anand Waight, answers all of these questions. He joined up with Rajneesh in 1976 in India, lived in the mystic’s ashram in Pune and stayed with him all the way through the Oregon Ranch, from beginning to end.
Subhuti’s book, Wild Wild Guru, is the natural sequel to Wild Wild Country and a must-read for anyone who wants to understand more about what really happened.