New website: Kevin R.D. Shepherd discusses the Sai Baba issue


Date: 09-22-07

By: Ex Baba admin

Citizen Initiative is a project of Kevin R. D. Shepherd. The website relates to new spirituality, which K.R.D. Shepherd sees as too often exploitive rather than remedial. Kevin Shepherd is noted for resorting to scholarly and professorial data instead of popular writer output, the latter being more at risk of error in commercial pronouncements and theories. Among other weighty cult-related analysis and criticism - the site includes critical data about Sathya Sai Baba and the campaign of defenders to discredit in any way possible critics and/or former followers of Sai Baba.

Shepherd writes: "Internet revelations since the year 2000 have seriously upset the image of the “miracle guru” and the “social benefactor guru.” The miracles of Sathya Sai Baba have been exposed as trickery and sleight of hand, while the popular role of benefactor is gravely compromised by strongly alleged behind the scenes activities of sexual abuse. It was obvious that American devotees now feared the Wikipedia link with websites associated with Robert Priddy and other ex-devotees who have expressed many complaints at the movement (or Organisation) which they view as a cult."

See Citizen Initative on the Sathya Sai Baba issue.