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Trust Issues

How to Spot a Sketchy Spiritual Guru

A practical guide based on the history of cults gone wrong

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Photo: Matthew Naythons/Getty

WWhen followers of the innovative guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh discovered that guns, poisoning, and intimidation were used in their teacher’s name, as depicted in the captivating Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, many felt bewildered and lost. Few…

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