Cosmic Sai Baba lunatic fringe mediums, channellers et al.
Posted by robertpriddy on February 7, 2015
Sathya Sai Baba once had such a reputation that his characteristic ‘miracles’ of healing, manifestation, teachings, methods and much more were copied by literally countless people. There are even many lookalikes who claimed to do what he did! Many were outright frauds out to get a following and spiritual reputation themselves, or to make money (and obtain others benefits to abuse the vulnerable). Many others had convinced themselves that they were in special contact with Sai Baba, not least through hearing his voice dictating teachings to them and giving directions to other people through them (even though he vehemently denied the genuineness of such claims, saying he never delegated any of his powers to anyone or spoke through others). The practices of mediums have been exposed in many ways already, and, because most of these people have convinced themselves that the their voices or inexplicable ideas are genuine, the latest neurological research helps understand how the brain achieves this within itself.
New claimants of Sai Baba contacts and powers – both unwitting misled devotees and also crafty deceivers – crop up all the time, and the Internet is just one place you will find them. Below are some links to a few about whom I have blogged here.
Meanwhile, meet Valerie Barrow from Australia, who had been ‘awakened’ by a ‘Light Being’ White Eagle. She tells how she came to her first interview in 1993… it is classic deception (he called her from the lines and then in the interview asked her ‘What is your name, Val?’. (Accommodation office always provided such data to Sai Baba early every morning!). He ‘materialised a green ring’ (as he also did for me Christmas 1986 – it was a synthetic sapphire worth about $10.- at the time, but set in an 18 carat gold ring.) He also told her she would see him in it, as he told many who got such false ‘green diamond’ rings. In fact, anyone could see his silhouette in mine if from the exact correct angle and lighting. The rings are designed that way with green silver foil paper carefully adjusted behind the stone, increasing the brilliance. Because I went there trustingly, and she went devotedly, he conned me and he conned her in just the same way! This is where she tells her ‘story’ http://cosmicsaibaba.com/how-valerie-barrow-met-sai-baba/ She was ‘stunned and speechless’ when Sai Baba told her that her husband is a banker. (Like nearly all visitors to the ashrams she had no idea that Sai Baba always had many snoopers who overhear conversations and report back to the offices, while such information was by then very easy to obtain from the web in advance by SB’s workers, with her name and passport details are all registered on arrival. Sai Baba ‘loved’ bankers and rich people because of the big donations they would make, so they and their wives got ashram priviliges!
Since then ‘Val’ has qualified fully for the Sai lunatic fringe with two books (‘The Book of Love by a Medium’ & ‘Alcheringa, When the First Ancestors were Created’) and by promoting herself on-line as a medium of the Cosmic Sai Baba! She claims to get discourses from the Cosmic Sai Baba explaining the 4th dimension and much else worn-out make-believe (deranged persons met at Prashanthi Nilayam would go around telling anyone who would listen of such things, how Sai Baba was promising that the whole world would soon change suddenly and break into a new universal consciousness etc. Rita Bruce, a VIP author also claimed such things – Sai Baba did actually make similar claims too). The practices of mediums have been exposed in many ways already, and, because most of these people have convinced themselves that the their voices or inexplicable ideas are genuine, the latest neurological research helps understand how the brain achieves this within itself.
Another claimant, Kiara Winder, went on YouTube: Sri Sathya Sai Baba – 25 April 2011 According to this channeller, Sai Baba tells that he could have stayed in his body… and the old Sai Baba self-contradictions picked over all over again by a self-promoting medium. His goofy smile (seen on the YouTube video) is particularly off-putting, as is the accompanying flute music (well, the talk itself badly needed some backing, but not by music but by facts!).
Here are but a few cases out of literally hundreds more to illustrate this ‘spiritual frenzy’:-
Narasimha Murthy’s imprudent interview & consequences (close follower from youth thinks Sai Baba instructs him from the beyond)
Sathya Sai Baba ‘channellers’ and mediums
Inner voice, inner messages from Sai Baba
Sai Ma – women channellers contended for the title ‘Sai Mother’
Sathya Sai Baba’s broad lunatic fringe
Sai Baba lookalikes and imitators: The Guru Gallery