Osho, India, 1990

 

Tantra (Sexual Magic) made its first splash in America in 1981, though as a matter of some controversy. Its chief apostle was the Oregon commune leader known as Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh, an Indian who was eventually booted from the U.S. for immigration fraud. He moved his free-love Tantra commune back to Pune, India, in 1985, changed his name to Osho and died in 1990. But he proved somewhat prophetic when he told his followers in 1974:

 

         "The days of Tantra are coming. Sooner or later, Tantra will explode for the first time in the masses, because for the first time the time is ripe -- ripe to take sex naturally." (1974)

 

         "Earth can be a splendor, a magic, a miracle. Our hands have the touch - it is just that we have never tried. Man has never given a chance to his own potential to grow, to blossom, to bring fulfillment and contentment." (1987) 1

 

1. Taken from Futureverse website. No longer online. (hard copy available upon request)