I heard about Swami Muktananda before meeting with Christine and had the opportunity to see his autobiography, entitled "Guru", which was later transformed into a "game of consciousness." I must admit that I have not wanted to go to Oakland, because he was not sure of his attitude towards it. Two of my friends turned to Siddha Yoga, and from me they seemed submissive and passionate followers of Swami Muktananda. They were definitely not the best advertisement for his guru and his influence on students: after taking part in Sunday's "the Intensive 'behavior changed dramatically and has caused quite a stir at Esalen. Rather than reveal the theme stated by them in the educational plan of the Institute, they brought their little seminars on drums and cymbals, and tried to force the participants to sing "Sri Guru Gita", "Om Namah Shivaya," and other religious Hindu songs.