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Inspired by the original scrolls of the Mystic Rose Gospels
by Satyaloka & Co.
Thanks to Subuthi for the Poem of the Master's House
and all the friends with they're input and ideas.
Thanks to all the great cartoonists I honored like Garry Larsen,
Goscinny & Uderzo, Jnes, Hergé and many others.
This comic is dedicated to the modern mystic and master Osho.
With Otoons I was
trying to let people know about Osho in a humorous and fun way.
I used comics, cartoons, animations, and most of the entire comic: the Mystic
Rose and the Magic of the Empty Chair, made by Satyaloka and myself with the
help of lots of friends.
I wanted to find a way to take away the stigma of belonging to a cult, being
brain washed; following blindly someone else usually Osho Sannyasins get
projected from the masses.
The big joke and the paradox, as we all know, is that it's exactly the other
I wanted to introduce Osho in a way so that people would think: "Wow,
cool, who is this guy?"
From the feedback I continuously get through e-mails, it looks I succeeded.
It was not so easy for me at times.
Questions like: I am doing the right thing? Is this just my unconsciousness? My projections? My distorted understanding of the man?
So many doubts of doing it wrong!
Osho saw the original sketches and said to publish it.
The feedback from people I kept receiving helped me immensely to go on and to
Some of them really touched me to tears.
Like someone writing me he knew Osho, was not interested, against it, and now
trough Otoons he finally understands what is all about, feels very grateful,
thanks me and goes to Puna to take Sannyas.
Also I had no clue
whatsoever how to use a computer.
Just bought one and started from absolute zero!
When I look at this web site now I feel it's a miracle it's on line and it is
what it is.
The main part is the
Toons section, where one can read more
than 100 pages of the comic the "Mystic Rose and the Magic of the Empty
Chair" or even order for free so one can read it off line.
This comic book gives a flavor of how it used to be living in the commune in
the early days.
It promotes the Dynamic Meditation, The Mystic Rose Meditation, the Osho
Evenings Meditations and a lot of different things Osho gave us.
Many jokes are inside jokes ... one has to have experienced a bit of commune
life or meditation, or known certain people depicted in the comic in order to understand them.
The second part is the
Otoons Jokes, divided in
I used Cartoons and Jokes, some pretty hard core, of what is going on today in
the World on all levels, with heavy duty radical counter punch quotes from Osho
and a link to osho.com with
the hope people get curious who this man is and where his place is and click
Apparently osho.com got so far quite a lot of traffic from Otoons.
That makes me really happy.
The rest of the web
sites are a collection of all sorts of Sannyas links on Osho, art, business, music, seminars,
gossips, gurus ... name it!
I just felt connecting everybody, as a perfect number 9 of the enneagram that I
One can put up his links in here or one can see where everybody is, what
everybody is doing, what everybody is talking, and believe me, the sannyas
scene on the Wild Web is really huge, crazy and wild.
I decided to accept any link, from good and professionally beautiful made, down
to cheap and wako ones.
To show how everybody is a unique individual and has an individual and unique
style and way to make sites.
To recap: all the links
to Sannyas sites, all the Otoons jokes and animations, all the Gurus, all the
sex jokes and the weird stuff was nothing but an excuse to promote
Mystic Rose Meditation, the
Dynamic Meditation and the
Mystic Rose Comic ... in an unorthodox & funky
... and it's been so