Letter from Glen Meloy to all
Date: 02-25-02 From: Glen Meloy, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is believed that the funding for this project primarily came from the USA. If any of you have specific information or other details that would confirm this, please send it to me.
Some of you may already know about this, but I haven't seen this particular press release which actually names the castle that was bought for the high school,
Much Love and Light,
DR-Dokumentar zooms in on the indian guru Sai Baba.
The now 76-year old Sai Baba claims himself to be God - and that he can raise the dead and cure cancer.
The Guru has millions of followers across the world. In Denmark, the Sai Organisation is expanding. The organisation has been state-recognized as a legitimate faith society by the danish authorities and has recently purchased Arresødal Castle in Nordsjælland for more than 15 million Danish Kroner. The purpose is to establish a danish Sai Baba high school at the castle. DR-Dokumentar has followed a number of danish followers on their journey to Sai Baba's headquarters in the southern part of India, where the danes through their own eyes experience the guru's "miracles".
Out of Sai Baba's hands come watches and jewelry as well as "holy ash", which the guru claims has curative effects. Many of Sai Baba's followers see these "miracles" as evidence of his divinity. However, in several countries, the Sai Baba organisation has come under the scrutiny of authorities because of perpetuating rumours, that the guru abuses his disciples sexually, young men and boys - including minors. The charges have consistently been rejected by the Sai Baba organization as a malicious campaign based on secondhand rumours. DR-Dokumentar has visited three continents in an attempt to investigate the charges and go beyond the impressive sets of Sai Baba's worldwide empire. The show's producer, Øjvind Kyrø, has spoken with several witnesses, who have belonged to the inner circle around Sai Baba.
The documentary "Seduced" shows that there are more to the charges than just secondhand rumours. DR TV has furthermore examined a lot of footage of the Indian guru to analyze the so called "miracles". The result can be seen in the documentary. "Seduced" has already, before its showing, caused considerable debate in the national media, as danish Sai Baba followers have threatened with judicial attempts to stop DR from showing the programme.
Further information producer Øjvind Kyrø (phone) +45 38 34 00 17 or editor Steen Jensen.