Jörg Andrees Elten (Satyananda): The Cosmic Madhouse – A Journal of my Life with Osho in Poona
Translation and revised edition of the German book "Ganz entspannt im Hier und Jetzt" verlag satyananda 2018 Translated by Anand Dhiren / Alastair Townley Softcover, 399 pages, 4 pages with photos
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1977: it caused quite a stir when Joerg Andrees Elten, one of the pre-eminent journalists of STERN magazine and the Süddeutsche Zeitung, went away on assignment to interview the Prime Minister of India, and came back as Swami Satyananda, a disciple of the highly controversial mystic Osho. Dropping an illustrious career and high-society lifestyle, he moved into Osho’s ashram in Poona, penning a soul-searching, heart-baring journal that would become a best-selling sensation in the German-speaking world. In Osho's ashram, seekers from all over the world had the courage to set aside their masks and dive into self-exploration, understanding that it was impossible to change the world unless they began by changing themselves. Joerg Andrees Elten / Satyananda (1927-2017) was one of them. His book is timeless, as it invites you on an inner journey – the journey from the head to the heart, from illusion to an awake presence, from fear to trust – towards love and towards inner and outer freedom.