Cults Unpacked - The Rajneeshees

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If you ask Australians of a certain age what they remember about the Rajneeshees, a cult nicknamed ‘The Orange People’ because of the orange and red clothing they wore, a lot of them will mention the group’s deputy leader Ma Anand Sheela (‘Sheela’ for short) and her appearance on 60 Minutes in the mid-1980s. Reporter Ian Leslie interviewed her, and was being clear that the Rajneeshees, who had a habit of infiltrating and overtaking towns around the world, were not welcome in Australia.

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