BBC’s ‘Secret Swami’ Clip. Man
Claims Abuse When Young.
First of two articles on Mark Roche, of California, U.S.A., a
devotee of twenty-five years, who appeared in the BBC's television
documentary on Sai Baba, The Secret Swami. A link is
given to quite a small download for the viewing on the Mark Roche
interview, and also links for further resources.
(California, USA) was deeply devoted to Sai Baba from 1969. Among
Sai devotees, former devotees and in his wider community, he
has long been regarded as a man of decency, compassion and
integrity. Revealingly, it is frequently only after former devotees
leave Sai Baba (often after decades of great service and devotion)
that Sai Baba and Sai Baba protagonists ’convert’ them - in their
own minds - into ”demons”, ”cawing crows”, “Judases”, etc".
"In 1972, Sai Baba
allegedly miraculously resurrected Walter Cowan, after he had died
of a heart attack. In the final cut of the BBC film,
Mark Roche’s account of the events as having been an eye-witness was
absent, and not seen by the millions of viewers in many countries.
This was unfortunate, because key Sathya Sai Organization leaders
and thousands of members have long promulgated a story of miraculous
resurrection, Roche’s account supports medical and other evidence
that no such resurrection occurred".