Phyllis Krystal and Sai Baba Youth, UK.
Posted by robertpriddy on July 7, 2009
Up-date on Phyllis Krystal’s books, unreliability and her amateur sectarian-based psychology etc. see the fuller article at Phyllis Krystal: Sathya Sai Baba believer
A seminar with the US Sathya Sai Baba devotee, Phyllis Krystal is to be organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation (UK) National Youth Wing – 17-19 September 2009. This raises the question of the massive cover-up in which Phyllis Krystal is involved regarding the known behaviour, fraudulence, false prophesies and calculated deceptions of Sathya Sai Baba. No doubt, none of these issues despite the massive documentation and testimony behind them, will be raised in the slightest by Mrs. Krystal or any of the heavily indoctrinated followers who attend. None have the courage to raise even the remotest sensitive matter concerning Sai Baba, let alone defend the truth about him or those who have suffered abuse of faith and worse from him. He will be presented again as pure love and light… with all the usual propaganda and without an original thought, as per usual. The cover-up and chronic clamp down on openness needs to be raised, for many of the misinformed followers should be able to discuss what is kept from them.
Glen Meloy, a long-term follower of Sai Baba who died in 2005, became a dissident when he learned through contacting US Sai devotees who had told him of being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. He knew Phyllis Krystal well, and when he questioned her about the sexual molestations, she admitted that they took place but said to him that the real issue was whether Glen really believed that Sai Baba is God or not. Virtually the same was reported by David Bailey in a documented phone conversation (see transcript here or listen to recording). Among other things Bailey testified: “ people like Phyllis Krystal, people like Mike Hollander, who have been there for many years, they just turn round and they say ‘If you consider he is God, he can do anything. He can have fraud, sex, drugs… anything.”
Glen Meloy wrote (see here) “I am sure you are unaware that this lady is a long time devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba (who claims to be the God of Gods) and she has extensive first hand knowledge of criminal sexual misconduct by her Guru which she refuses to acknowledge in public in spite of massive testimonials in the world media and an official warning by the US State Department, UNESCO and many other sources.
Phyllis has participated in the cover-up of these many sexual abuses with other so called leaders in the Sai Organization for over 20 years and goes around the world inviting unsuspecting parents and their children to visit the ashrams of Sai Baba.
Phyllis Krystal knew well the US “choir lady” called Liz, whose nephew testified that he had been sexually molested by Sathya Sai Baba. She also knew Alvin Drucker well, who also told (when questioned in private) a former Coordinator of the Sathya Sai Organization in UK and Ireland and his wife about Sai Baba’s sexual abuses. Here is a verbatim excerpt from their e-mail to me (full details not disclosed, though archived with message source just in case) in which they also write of”the great shock we had on hearing this from Al and also his wife Yaani (and later from other close contacts , people we trusted , who had no motivation for telling lies about Baba”:-
“Anyway, here very briefly is what happened to us, and I must say we did feel guided through it…In early 2000 we invited Al Drucker to speak at our Sai Spring Retreat. We had been close to him many years ago when he was still living at the ashram, though we hadn’t been in touch with him for many years.
We actually asked him to say something in his speech to reassure everyone about the David Bailey stuff. This he diplomatically declined to do and afterwards, and only when we pressed him about it, he told us of his disillusionment with Baba – that time after time, parents of young boys would come to his room in great distress after interviews, seeking an explanation… Al said this is why he left the ashram and got married.
Mixed with the great shock we had on hearing this from Al and also his wife Yaani (and later from other close contacts, people we trusted , who had no motivation for telling lies about Baba)”
Disinformation by the Sathya Sai Organization of UK. which posted a completely false report about Phyllis Krystal having spoken at Westminster Cathedral, which was refuted by the Cathedral authorities. Only after repeated attempts by the Administrator of Westminster to get the President of the UK Organization to remove that posting was it eventually done. See here
Phyllis Krystal also told the Hamburg Sathya Sai Conference in 1990, when asked pointedly whether she had been cured of her headaches by Sai Baba, confirmed that she had. However, I was later told by a close mutual friend that she was taking many pain killers for them. (See here)
Krystal’s book ‘Cuting the Ties that Bind’ is typical New Age amateur psychology of the self-healing and Polyanna type. Krystal holds no known recognised professional diplomas or degrees in psychotherapy or related subjects. More on this later…
See: The UNESCO warning against Sathya Sai Baba. The said pages are stored on the internet wayback archive, (but when the site is busy it can sometimes take some time to open)
The wayback page which links to the above is at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/www.unesco.org/education/highlights/media_advisory.htm