William Aitken Fails on Prof. E. Haraldsson and Dr K. Osis


Date: 02-12-08

By: Ex Baba admin

See, at Barry Pittard's blogsite - http://barrypittard.wordpress.com - the article:

William Aitken Fails on Prof. E. Haraldsson and Dr K. Osis


Barry Pittard continues his series on just one corner of the Australian scholar Brian Steel's massive opus, which is important for scholars and laity alike. The links are given to other articles in this series: 

  • A Host of Sai Baba Hagiographers
  • William Aitkenís Sai Baba Book Major Flaws Says Scholar
  • Sai Baba Researchersí Huge Debt To Scholar Brian D. Steel
In the present blog, he looks at Brian Steelís article: Bill Aitken and Sathya Sai Baba. A Writerís Dilemma,  on Aitkenís book, Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A Life (New Delhi, Penguin Books India, 2004. Paperback edition, 2006).


"Brian Steel criticises Bill Aitkenís work for carelessly elevating a minor player, the US parapsychologist Dr Karlis Osis, to major importance and yet leaving out of account Osisís more relevant and well known research partner, Professor Erlandur (other spelling=Elendur) Haraldsson, author of Miracles Are My Visiting Cards. USA Title, (1988) - Modern Miracles. An investigative report on psychic phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. New York: Ballantine Books, 304 pp. This is a work, sold in the many thousands, which Sai Baba devotees commonly - and very mistakenly - hail as Ďprovingí that his so-called miracles are all real".