I am obsessed with cults. Reading about them, watching programs about them, and talking about them. The only thing you won’t catch me doing when it comes to cults is joining one. No, thank you! (I’m not a joiner and I don’t want people telling me what to do.)
When I heard about Netflix’s new documentary series Wild Wild Country, an exposé about the lndian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (AKA Osho), I was so excited that I started shaking. And Wild Wild Country did not disappoint. It covers all of the essential topics for cult exposés and more—a charismatic figure, orgies, bio-terrorism, assassination plots, and followers that donated all of their money so the Bhagwan could travel in style. He had a fleet of gold Rolls-Royces!
After I finished my binge, I started to wonder where my fascination with cults came from and which books fueled my passion.