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Rajneeshpuram .

99% Invisible

date. 2015

city. Los Angeles

role . reporter/producer

Indian philosopher and mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had a vision: he would build a Utopian city from the ground up, starting with 64,000 acres of muddy ranch-land in rural Oregon. Purchased in 1981, this expanse was to become both a fully-functional urban center and a spiritual mecca for his followers from around the world. Until everything went wrong.

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Ghat under construction.

Photo courtesy of Yogi

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