Participatory Spirituality for the 21st Century
Yah I was surprised to hear that Slotij studied in Poona and was a Sannyasin for some years. But then why not. It was a sign of the times (in 1978) and Osho at least seemed to know his Guru-craftsmanship.
Besides, Oshos books and teachings are fairly known in Germany, his "dynamic meditation" is almost a standard tool in alternative therapeutic circles. I know at least three guys (and one girl) who at one time in their life were heavily influenced by Osho and then became therapists, doctors or psychologists.
Nice. This thread is the first thing returned on my google search for sloterdijk + rajneesh. Now I can kill myself in peace.
Integralism tends to locate its own history in Hegel & Aurobindo etc. (overtly systematic thinkers). I tend to locate it equally in Nietzsche & Rajneesh (thinkers who actively worked against their own systematizing tendencies but who, nonetheless, have left the pieces of tomorrow's positive philosophy scattered through their writings and experiments.
As for Slot I'm well-versed only in the old Critique of Cynical Reason and will move into these other threads as time permits...