Italo Bertolasi photographed the clothing-optional life on the communes and the hippie trails after e.
Former followers of Ozen Rajneesh accuse the guru of being a 'fake,' cheating them out of thousands of dollars, and mishandling the disappearance of a commune member.
“It’s just work, pub, drugs, work, pub, drugs, and football.”
Somewhere between confronting my fear of shit and planting shrooms on Poole's Land, my cynicism melted.
Five people have chosen to ditch their individual rooms for one bedroom, a living room, a study and a sex room.
Just miles from the centre of Tenerife's booming tourism strip, 20 people have are living as basic a life as possible.
"It's a bunch of fucked-up people helping each other."
"Life's too short and some days are cloudy. We have to enjoy the sunshine. Maybe this little fly will die in the next minute but as long as it's flying, it seizes the day."
Gone is the time when you'd drive off in your parents' car, sell it, and give the money to some all-supreme leader before being treated to a welcoming orgy in a goat shed. Today's communes have grown up.
Hippie guru Jay Ram was hailed as a public hero for fostering, adopting, and caring for dozens of boys that had nowhere else to go. But years later, a new picture has emerged. Several of his sons have come forward to say that he preyed on them sexually...