Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: The Rising Moon (1968-1975)
- Unique three-minutes film footage kept by Nikalank was sent to Oregon later on, but like other documentary material they seem to have vanished following the closure of the Ranch in 1985. Some preserved footage from early meditation camps where Acharya Rajneesh is leading the meditations is included in the video "The Rising Moon" covering the period 1968-1975 (Osho Verlag), and the first film recording of a lecture is from Cross Maidan in Bombay April 1970:
- “For the first time, Osho’s programs, ‘Beware of Socialism’ meetings and active meditations at Palm Beach, were filmed in a 16 mm reel. After that, Osho’s Nargol meditation camp and his journey from Mumbai to Pune were also filmed in a 16 mm reel. There were total four reels. One reel was lost afterwards from that, and three reels were copied into video cassettes and later in CDs. Later on, it was discovered that Ma Madhu’s husband had destroyed the reel which was lost, in Ajol (Gujarat).” (Laheru 2012, p. 50)
- (Excerpt from Osho Source Book)
- It should be noted that there are several versions in circulation. The original historic footage has been placed between more recent footage of discourses, some as late as 1988. Depending on the version, the credits are different and the music, that has been placed over the original silent footage is different as well.
- Additionally, all of the historical footage of the film was later used in the documentary Osho: 1931 - 1990, among many others.
- 33 min
- The credits shown here are from the most recent version we have seen (1988).
- produced by
- Sw Anand Bhikkhu
- Ma Deva Waduda
- music by
- Sw Anand Milarepa
- Rajneesh Institute for Music and Celebration, Poona
- video cover design
- Sw Satyam Dhyanraj
- sound re-recording
- Sw Jalal
- film - video transfer
- AVP (Amsterdam, Holland)
- Osho Film Festival