Sai Baba lied about famous Wolf Messing, who has also been exposed
Posted by robertpriddy on October 18, 2015
Critical analyses of the former illusionist and psychic Wolf Messing – dealing particularly with claims about him made by Sathya Sai Baba – have been presented by two experts in the field: The former Sai Baba follower and academic, Alexandra Nagel of the Netherlands, published an impressive paper in English which investigates the pros and cons of the claims about Wolf Messing, including those of Sathya Sai Baba: see https://www.academia.edu/12957183/Wolf_Messing._First_steps_towards_a_full_assessment_of_the_narrative_of_a_psychic_entertainerwas published by Alexandra Nagel. See the paper here
Further, research by an entirely independent investigator of all Sathya Sai Baba connections – has proven almost the entire most read Russian biography of Messing by T. Lungin entitled “Messing – the true story of Russia’s greatest psychic” to be a concocted myth. This information only emerged after new hitherto unknown sources became available. showing that the world has been totally misled by the claims put forward by Wolf Messing and Mikhail Khvastunov. In his thorough article summarizing these matters and also the bogus claims by Sathya Sai Baba, Serguei Badaev of Moscow (see his article here) concludes as follows:-
Recent research done by a famous Russian lawyer Nicolai Kitaev sheds new light onto the real biography of Wolf Messing and makes the whole story told by Sathya Sai Baba even more unlikely. His investigation included numerous inquiries to the national archives of Poland, Germany and Russia. The results were published in Russian in 2008. In brief, his results are as follows:-
Apparently, Wolf Messing did not possess any psychic abilities. All that he demonstrated during his so-called psychological performances can be explained as the use of the ideomotor effect, which is high sensitivity to the slightest muscular movements of an inductor person, the changes of their voice and breath.
Messing could not meet Einstein in his flat in Vienna in 1915 as Messing told us in his biography, because Einstein never had a flat in Vienna and did not visit Vienna from 1913 till 1925.
Apparently, Messing was not a famous person in Poland before World War II and German authorities never promised 200 000 marks for his head because of his public prediction of Hitler’s defeat in the East. Polish and German archives not only do not support this story, they even do not have any documents which mention Messing.
Analysis of the archive documents of the USSR where all the Stalin meetings with visitors were registered has not discovered any mention of Messing.
A famous story from the Messing’s biography when he got a huge sum of money from a bank using hypnosis does not correspond in any way to a real procedure of that sort of bank transactions. It makes us think that the whole story is a fiction.
It seems that Messing never visited any countries outside Poland and Russia. At least there is no real evidence to that except Messing’s own words.
The so-called biography of Messing is rather a fiction than a documentary and is a result of a joint venture of Wolf Messing and Mikhail Khvastunov, a department head in the Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” (see Russian text pp. 102-144)
The former Sai Baba follower and academic, Alexandra Nagel of the Netherlands, has also published an impressive paper in English which investigates the pros and cons of the claims about Wold Messing, including those of Sathya Sai Baba:
So, Messing’s biography turned out to be a fiction and Messing turned out to be a fictitious psychic. So, much of the Sathya Sai Baba’s story about his meeting with Messing. Why would a self-proclaimed Avatar have to make up fictitious stories? Evidently he could only increase his following and therefore donations by inventing lies, of which there are many, many proven cases on my web site