The Spiritual Logic of Late Capitalism
This concluding chapter dicusses Osho-Rajneesh's legacy and the impact of his life, teachings, and broader movement on the global dynamics of spirituality in the twenty-first century. Although Osho-Rajneesh himself died over twenty years ago, his influence has not only persisted but is now pervasive throughout much of contemporary spirituality, particularly the loose and eclectic body of spiritual beliefs and practices collectively labeled “New Age.” His deliberate fusion of the spiritual and the material, the transcendent and the commercial, is ubiquitous throughout New Age literature, giving rise to what some have called “New Age capitalism.” At the same time, Osho-Rajneesh's unique form of Neo-Tantra has been the most important influence in the transformation of traditional Hindu and Buddhist Tantra into the “spiritual sex” that has been so widely popularized since the 1970s.
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