When Osho was forced to leave the United States, he spent several months traveling around the world in search of a place to resume his work. During that time, he stayed with a small group of people in Uruguay and gave three series of daily talks, including The Path of the Mystic. These talks reflect the intensity, intimacy and sense of urgency of the time and setting.
Throughout this book, Osho emphasizes the imperatives of individual freedom and of seeking and living the truth. Among the tools he offers to travelers on the mystic path are the dynamic yet subtle combination of meditation and hypnosis, methods for exploring past lives, and the Bardo – the ancient Tibetan instructions for the dying.
He outlines his liberating, radical vision for a new humanity – awakened beings who are a synthesis of the worldly, earthy Zorba the Greek and the silent, witnessing Buddha.
Readers are challenged to step beyond the limits imposed on them by their social, religious and political conditioning, and to bring about the global transformation that can only begin at the most personal, individual level.