Sathya Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Medium Exposed For Fraud

Sathya Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Medium Exposed For Fraud

The following admission came from an e-mail that Sai Baba critic Conny Larsson personally sent to Robert Priddy (which was forwarded to Kevin R.D. Shepherd; a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) in which Conny Larsson explicitly DENIED that he is a psychic, medium, channeler and/or clairvoyant.
Conny Larsson: “I could keep on interpreting the texts for hours, and in that sense people sometimes make their own opinion that I’m channelling, but in fact it is only me speaking out what is in my own intuitional knowledge.”
(Kevin R.D. Shepherd: This quote appeared in an email to myself from ex-devotee Robert Priddy dated December 2008.)

Kevin R.D. Shepherd: “The same qualifying source also relayed that Larsson has denied being clairvoyant, clairaudient, or telepathic.” (View Screencap Reference)

Therefore, Conny Larsson’s explicit DENIAL of being a psychic, medium, channeler or clairvoyant is now a documented, substantiated and irrefutable fact supported by an email sent to Robert Priddy (and viewed by Kevin R.D. Shepherd) by Conny Larsson himself. Since Robert Priddy is a known defender, supporter and associate of Conny Larsson, this information is a first-hand source that cannot be considered biased, distorted or irrelevant.

Needless to say, Moreno wrote an extensive article fully documenting and fully exposing Conny Larsson’s pervasive Trance Channel & Psychic Medium claims in an article entitled Kevin Shepherd & Psychic Medium Conny Larsson.

It is an irrefutable fact that Conny Larsson widely solicited himself as a Trance Channel & Psychic Medium on numerous New Age websites, including his own domains! The most damning evidence against Conny Larsson was published by an independent National Swedish Newspaper (Norrlandska Socialdemokraten) that wrote an article about Conny Larsson entitled “Medium Draws Full House” (Swedish: “Medium Drog Fullt Hus”) in which it was published (with Conny Larsson’s knowledge) that:

Norrlandska Socialdemokraten Published That Conny Larsson Was A Psychic Medium

Norrlandska Socialdemokraten Published That Conny Larsson Was A Psychic Medium

  1. Conny Larsson personally claimed he is a psychic trance medium.
  2. Conny Larsson performs spirit seances.
  3. Conny Larsson personally talked about “protective spirits” on the Astral Realms and claimed he was protected by them.
  4. Conny Larsson went into a trance and channeled the dead dog of a woman in the audience, claiming the dog still barks and stands at her house.
  5. Conny Larsson channeled an astral message for Gun Isaxon (a Communist party leader in Sweden) from her deceased father, warning of health problems and not to take any office.
  6. Conny Larsson gave a demonstration of aura cleansing on an elderly woman in the audience by using a crystal pendulum.
  7. Conny Larsson claimed that body piercings affect acupuncture and meridian points and are harmful on the “cellular level”.
  8. Conny Larsson claimed he has 10,000 devotees / students in Sweden and around the world.
  9. Conny Larsson attracted “large numbers” of women (judging from the picture in the article, 100% were women).
  10. Many people remember Conny Larsson as the clown “Beppo”.
  11. Conny Larsson claimed that “Words have power. Together we can bring peace and love.”
  12. Conny Larsson warned his audience about “charlatans” who charge money for their services. Nevertheless, participants paid 100 kronor (US $14) as an entry fee (the article claimed over a hundred women were present, meaning that Conny Larsson grossed US $1,400+ just on admission fees). The weekend meditation fee is 400 kronor (US $58) and individual psychic healing sessions are 500 kronor (US $72). The article also claimed that over 400 people were learning meditation from Conny Larsson (meaning that he grossed US $23,200+ on his meditation classes alone).
  13. Conny Larsson also sold books and CDs about himself at the lecture (notice the money-making trend?).

After promoting himself since the year 2000 as a Vedic Master, Meditation Master, Mantra Acharya, Aura Cleanser, Chakra Aligner, Crystal Power Promoter, New Age Adept, Psychic Medium and Trance Channel for Maharishi Vyasa, Conny Larsson sent an email to Robert Priddy in December 2008 stating he is NOT (and never has been) a Psychic Medium or Trance Channel! Therefore, Conny Larsson’s previous claims about being a Psychic Medium and Trance Channel are entirely FALSE, FABRICATED and FRAUDULENT! Thank you Mr. Conny Larsson for coming clean and acknowledging your deceit, deception and fraudulence after a gap of eight years.

Conny Larsson should publicly recant and publish a statement on his official domains stating he is NOT (and never has been) a psychic, medium, channeler and/or clairvoyant and that his former claims of such were not true. Conny Larsson should stop hiding behind private emails and should vindicate his so-called dedication to the “truth” by coming clean in the open (just as he demands of Sathya Sai Baba, Sai Devotees and Pro-Sai Activists).

Robert Priddy believes that psychics, mediums and channelers are “absurd charlatans”. Obviously, Conny Larsson is no exception. Robert Priddy’s condemnation is also directed to all of the alleged psychics, mediums and channelers that Conny Larsson promotes, endorses and associates himself with on his and domains.

Nice friend you got there, Mr. Conny Larsson!

These are the laughable fools who are attempting to “expose” Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.


Conny Larsson – Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Trance Medium – An Overview

Conny Larsson – Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Trance Medium – An Overview
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Author Kevin Shepherd Endorses Psychic Trance Medium

Author Kevin Shepherd Endorses Psychic Trance Medium

Kevin R.D. Shepherd is a vanity self-publisher and author whose writings mostly revolve around (or include numerous references to) the Findhorn Foundation, Stanislav Grof and Holotropic Breathing. Kevin Shepherd typically references Kate Thomas (aka “Jean Shepherd”, his mother) and Stephen J. Castro in his writings. Kevin Shepherd is a staunch Anti-Guru, Anti-Cult and Anti-New Age advocate who has cited Conny Larsson on his personal domains as a person of credibility against Sathya Sai Baba. See:

Kevin Shepherd publicly endorsed, promoted and solicited the integrity and credibility of Conny Larsson, a man who happens to be a cult-like leader and guru who claims he is a psychic trance medium for the spirit of Vyasa and boasts having over 10,000 followers.

Maharshi Vyasa (who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is considered an immortal sage who wrote the sacred texts to the Vedas, the Brahma Sutras, the Mahabharata, the Eighteen Puranas, the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam. For Conny Larsson to claim that he is channeling the spirit of Vyasa, he is presenting himself as a self-proclaimed prophet, guru and cult-leader whose words carry the authority of God and are to be considered on par with divinely inspired scriptures that are revered by hundreds of millions of Hindus around the globe!

However, Conny Larsson not only claims he is trance medium for the spirit of Vyasa, he also claims to be a spirit channeler, a pet psychic, a meditation guru, a yoga guru, a Vedic mantra guru, a devotee of Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati and a psychic therapist who can diagnose disease and illness by using a crystal pendulum (Ref)! Conny Larsson also runs the Vedic Master Website and publicly solicits himself with other psychics, mediums, spirit channelers and New Age practitioners (Ref).

It is nothing less than shameful and hypocritical that Kevin Shepherd (a staunch anti-cult and anti-guru advocate) endorses and defends Conny Larsson and vouches for his integrity and credibility although he is a self-professed prophet, an alleged “internationally renowned” psychic trance medium and a New Age guru using crystal pendulums and reading auras.

Did Anti-Sai Activists con Kevin Shepherd by purposely suppressing the fact that Conny Larsson is a psychic medium, trance channel for the spirit of Vyasa, Vedic mantra guru and meditation master? It would appear so. Conny Larsson conned the Anti-Cult expert Rigmor Robert into writing the preface to his Anti-Baba book, conned the Anti-Cult organization FECRIS into publicizing him and conned the Indian rationalist, skeptic and atheist Basava Premanand into publishing his Anti-Baba book in English. Basava Premanand happens to believe that psychics like Conny Larsson are frauds, liars and cheats and is willing to pay anyone who can demonstrate alleged psychic abilities 100,000 Rs (Ref). Why are all these Anti-Cult, Anti-Guru and Anti-Sect people and organizations endorsing, publishing and promoting Conny Larsson? Did self-professed “multi-millionaire” Conny Larsson pay for these endorsements?

Kevin R.D. Shepherd not only endorsed and cited Psychic Conny Larsson, he also endorsed and cited Guru Promoter & New Age Advocate Timothy Conway, New Age Practitioner & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev and New Age Ramtha Adherent Ullrich Zimmermann. What does this say about Kevin Shepherd? Kevin Shepherd is obviously a very gullible and naive person who is willing to give credence to New Age beliefs by claiming that New Age followers are intelligent, honest, credible and reliable individuals who are worthy of being referenced by him (an alleged “scholarly” and “academic” author not given to superstition or superstitious beliefs). Needless to say, these verifiable facts leave Kevin Shepherd looking rather pathetic and foolish and reeking of hypocrisy.


Why Is Robert Priddy Citing A Channeler & Medium Against Sathya Sai Baba?

Why Is Robert Priddy Citing A Channeler & Medium Against Sathya Sai Baba?

Robert Priddy (an ex-devotee who worshipped Sathya Sai Baba as God Incarnate for 17-26 years) has been widely promoting, citing and endorsing the Anti-Sai Activist Conny Larsson on his Anti-Sai websites and Anti-Sai WordPress blog (even as recently as October 14th 2008).

The widely dispersed core allegations against Sathya Sai Baba can be directly traced to two highly questionable characters in the Anti-Sai Movement, i.e., Conny Larsson and Tal Brooke. Although a separate article has been devoted to Tal Brooke, his religious fundamentalism, Christian extremism, experimentation with LSD and his defection from the Sai Movement due to an “out of body demonic encounter” (more than likely a drug-induced bad trip), this article will focus more on Robert Priddy and his psychic friend and co-conspirator Conny Larsson.

In Robert Priddy’s Pro-Sai Book Source Of The Dream, he talked several times about Conny Larsson and there is little doubt that Conny Larsson’s defection from the Sai Movement was the primary reason for his defection as well. Robert Priddy even attended a meeting at Stockholm Royal in Sweden and sat next to multi-millionaire Conny Larsson as a panelist member speaking against Sathya Sai Baba (Ref). Within the last few years, Conny Larsson has developed from a vocal ex-devotee to an “internationally renowned” psychic trance medium for the spirit of Maharshi Vyasa (amusingly, a claim that Christian Tal Brooke would argue to be demonic and Satanic in nature).

During Conny Larsson’s metamorphosis into a psychic channeler and spirit medium, Robert Priddy purposely suppressed and avoided all discussion of Conny Larsson’s psychic claims on his Anti-Sai websites (obviously fearing the repercussions that one of the founding members to the Anti-Sai Movement would be perceived to be a loon, charlatan and possible schizophrenic who hears “spirit voices” in his head). Even more amusing is Robert Priddy’s ceaseless trashing and bashing of psychics, channelers and mediums as con-men, liars, frauds, “true believers” and “absurd charlatans” belonging to the lunatic fringe seen in cults, ashrams and religious movements (see Priddy’s WordPress article entitled “SATHYA SAI BABA ‘CHANNELERS’ AND MEDIUMS”).

Robert Priddy can often be seen siding with Indian rationalists, skeptics and atheists and demands “scientific investigation” into Sathya Sai Baba’s purported miracles and world-wide manifestations. However, when it comes to Psychic Conny Larsson, Robert Priddy puts aside his pseudo-rationalistic, pseudo-skeptic and pseudo-scientific beliefs and openly praises, endorses and cites Psychic Conny Larsson as a man of integrity and honesty! This type of hilarious public posturing is dishonest and blatantly hypocritical. Needless to say, Robert Priddy is unable to make a sober or consistent argument against Sathya Sai Baba without shooting himself in the very same foot he so often sticks into his mouth.

Further adding to the overwhelming hypocrisy of it all, is the fact that Robert Priddy once professed belief in “elementals, elves, fairies, leprechauns, gnomes, trolls, water spirits, animal and plant spirits or ‘devas’ , angels, invisible helpers, shaman ‘spirits’, ‘allies’, UFOs, extra-terrestrials, possessive demons, Satan, Pan-figures and other demi-gods” (Ref).

Robert Priddy also attributed his most profound spiritual experiences to LSD-Induced hallucinations, which he has been praising for well over 30+ years. Even Robert Priddy’s son, Kai Nicolai Priddy, is a “true believer” in Astrology and is the webmaster and registrant for the Abacus Astrology Domain (Ref). Robert Priddy refuses to say one word about his own son’s “superstitious” beliefs although he trashes and bashes others for their “lunatic fringe” beliefs on his Anti-Sai WordPress blog.

Robert Priddy ceaselessly attempts to portray himself as an intelligent, scientific and rational individual even though his current friendship, association and Anti-Sai Activism with Psychic Trace Medium Conny Larsson speaks for him to the contrary.

These are the typical types of questionable characters who are attempting to smear, defame and ridicule Sathya Sai Baba. The truth is now out and there is no stopping it.


Anti-Sathya-Sai-Baba FECRIS Campaign Backfires

FECRIS And Friedrich Griess Endorsed And Publicized Psychic Psychotherapist Conny Larsson

FECRIS Conference: Brussels: Saturday 25 March 2006
“The Internationalisation Of Cults: A Danger To Human Rights In Europe?”
Guest Speaker: Conny Larsson
(FECRIS = Fédération Européenne des Centres de Recherche et d’Information sur le Sectarisme)
(FECRIS = European Federation of Centers of Research and Information about Sects)

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Dattatreya Siva Baba – A New Age Of Enlightenment

Moon Power

Moon Power

Dattatreya Siva Baba, The YouTube Guru, Predicts A New Age Of Enlightenment Starting On This Month’s Full Moon
David Ian Miller
Monday, July 14, 2008

Dattatreya Siva Baba has a vision that the human race will transform itself by the light of the full moon.

You could say that he’s a dreamer or even hopelessly naive, and you could be right. But what does it hurt to dream?

Baba, 60, an Indian mystic and teacher who counts among his students the best-selling author Wayne Dyer, is known to many followers as the “YouTube Guru” because of his frequent video transmissions on everything from yogic meditation practices to quantum mechanics.

Lately he’s been talking online about something he calls “The Grace Light,” a divine light that he believes will usher in a new era of compassion and enlightenment for the human race, starting with this month’s full moon. He is holding a series of ceremonies in 20 cities to welcome the light, beginning at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on July 17 2008, coinciding with a traditional Vedic celebration called the “Full Moon of the Guru.”

The bookish, white-bearded man, whose given name is Baskaran Pillai, belongs to the Tamil Siddha tradition of Southern India, an esoteric order whose origins can be traced to the eighth century. I interviewed him last week in San Diego, where he lives for half the year when he’s not India.

Tell me about the “Full Moon of the Guru.” What is it all about?

The moon is associated with consciousness, particularly with the right brain. Each phase of the moon carries its own special energy. The full moon represents enlightenment, which is the full flowering of consciousness.

On the Vedic calendar, Guru Purnima, or the “Full Moon of the Guru,” is the full moon that falls near the summer solstice, the month of greatest light. This full moon is important because it is the time when all divine teachers shower blessings on the earth providing increased energy for our spiritual awakening. It represents spiritual renewal of the planet. Guru Purnima is celebrated not just in my tradition, but in all traditions that follow the Vedic calendar.

And you believe this upcoming full moon is particularly significant. Why is that?

This year, called Sarvadari, is the year of enlightenment that repeats itself every 60 years. Every time this cycle comes, there is potential for the world to receive greater intelligence. This is the year of enlightenment, and the special full moon of Guru Purnima signifies the beginning of a new age of enlightenment on the earth.

The divine guidance that I’ve received through meditation and the insights of Vedic astrology suggest that this Sarvadari is the beginning of the transition to a new age that will last not just 60 years, but for a thousand years or more. The exact beginning will be December 2012, but the transition period is happening now. Changes will be felt all over the globe on both an individual and collective level.

What will happen? More light will be available to humanity to achieve higher states of consciousness. My lineage calls this Grace Light. Grace Light is the incredibly radiant light of the Divine within us — compassionate, intelligent and almighty. Grace Light will open our hearts and minds into love.

Is this light that people can see?

It’s more like an energy or an aura.

You’ve said the full moon will bring a new era of enlightenment and compassion, and that there will be an opportunity to solve many of the world’s most vexing problems. That would be a miracle, to say the least. What makes you so certain that will happen now?

The potential exists because of the prevailing energies of this time. It is a cosmological phenomenon, rather than a sociopolitical statement.

You mentioned 2012 as being the time when the Grace Light comes out most strongly. Is this tied in with predictions that some people have made — others have disputed — about the end of the Mayan calendar? Why this focus on 2012?

Everything in the universe is cyclical. The Hindus believe that time periods or epochs rotate in what they call “Yugas.” We are coming to the end of one Yuga (the Kali Yuga or “age of darkness”), and beginning of another (the Satya Yuga or “age of truth”). The Mayans believed the world would end in 2012, but that should be considered metaphorically. It is the end of a certain era of human evolution, and the beginning of another. All the values and the assumptions of the previous world age will expire and a new phase of human growth will begin. The Greeks and Egyptians also believed in the shifting of the ages is an astronomical phenomenon. There are many traditions recognizing 2012 as a major transition point between the last cycle and a new one.

Some religious leaders take the opposite view. They say the human race won’t survive. What do you think about the visions of apocalypse or “end times” predicted by Christians, for example?

There will certainly be natural and man-made calamities prior to the dawning of this new era of enlightenment, or the Golden Age. Between now and 2012, there will certainly be seemingly apocalyptic happenings. The world will not be destroyed, but it will be cleansed of negativity, ignorance, hatred and conflict. The calamities will draw people to find answers in spirituality and metaphysics. This will be a return to God from an age that has relied exclusively on reasoning. Human values, like caring for our fellow beings and extending compassion to those living in poverty, will return to the forefront.

Many spiritual teachers, such as yourself, talk about the interconnectedness of all things. Yet people seem as self-obsessed as ever. What hope is there that this will change in our lifetime?

For the past 200 years, we have made phenomenal progress on the material dimension. Science and technology have given us more physical comforts and greater longevity. But at the same time, the annihilation of our civilization through nuclear war or other man-made threats is a dismal possibility. Einstein foresaw this very clearly when the nuclear program was started.

We are at a crossroad. Either we can destroy our civilization or create a new world order through Love. We can choose to live in peace and cooperation. It’s certainly not a good idea to fight and die. It is prudent to love and live. This is not a great philosophy but a simple, practical truth. The necessary changes will occur because of Grace Light. As more and more people begin to receive and share this Grace Light there will be gradual change toward peace, security and prosperity.

After hearing you describe your vision, I feel compelled to ask: Why should anyone believe what you are saying? It seems like you’re asking people to trust you on faith.

I have a nonreligious definition of faith. Faith is utter positivity. Currently, we operate on doubt and cynicism. We doubt we can find a fulfilling relationship, we doubt our finances will improve, we doubt our health will recover. What good is there to continue this negative mode based on doubt? Has it gotten us anywhere? Faith means holding a positive possibility and wishing good for oneself, others and for the entire world.

What happens if you’re wrong? Couldn’t that be damaging to give people false hope?

It is better to be positive than negative. In all of life, those who stay open and receptive to positive happenings will live in hope instead of despair.

You are holding public ceremonies in 20 cities, including San Francisco, to “transmit the Grace Light for physical and emotional healing.” What exactly will you be doing?

There are two components to these public blessings. First, I explain the phenomenon of Grace Light. Grace Light is the light of God. It is higher intelligence. It is unconditional love. The second part is the practical aspect — awakening Grace Light within the subtle body. The subtle body carries power centers called chakras. On July 17, I will lead people through a guided meditation to awaken the navel, heart and third-eye chakras. Participants will pair up and both “give” and “receive” Grace Light, repeating the process several times to firmly establish Grace Light in the subtle body. The only thing required is for people to be in a receptive mode.

I have incarnated innumerable times as a saint or sage in nearly every religion to be a conduit for Grace Light to relieve the suffering of humanity. Even so, I am only one conduit to receive and spread the light. Who is going to transmit it? Every single person who receives it will also be capable of transmitting it. Grace Light is the most intelligent light and will provide everyone with exactly what they need. It is providence answering one’s prayers.

You belong to the Tamil Siddha tradition of Southern India. What are its main tenets, if you can sum them up briefly?

The Tamil Siddhas’ primary focus is on human evolution. Currently our body-mind lives in ignorance. The body picks up diseases because it doesn’t know a state of perfect health. Similarly, the mind is unable to live our full mental potential. The Tamil Siddhas have a comprehensive approach to perfect our body-mind through their sciences. The Siddha sciences include meditation, astrology and herbal medicine.

Did you grow up in a religious family? How did you become a spiritual teacher for others?

Yes, I was born into a religious family in a holy city called Rameswaram, which is a major pilgrimage center for the Hindus in Southern India. Right from childhood I have always known my mission was to bring spirituality to the world. I was fascinated by science, but also knew its limitations. I spent much of my boyhood at the temple and, even when I was young, I was attracted to the miracles performed by the Siddhas, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad and others.

Who were your teachers? Are you part of a particular lineage?

I have had many teachers belonging to different schools within the rich traditions of India. Although I was born in the Tamil Siddha lineage, I have often been eclectic in my approach. In my opinion, every religion and its prophets have something to teach us. It is better to learn from them rather than to ignore or reject them. I have been a student of comparative religion all my life. It has only enriched my intellectual understanding as well as my spiritual experience. I studied under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in my early years, and then was initiated by a powerful but lesser-known guru into the deep and esoteric tradition of the Goddess.

You have written that the “purpose of life is God realization.” What does that mean to you?

The term “God realization” should be understood properly. The problem starts with the English word “God.” In my tradition, God is denoted by several terms like “Deva,” “Brahmin,” “Paramatman,” “Ishvara.” These terms denote higher states of consciousness. God symbolizes the awakening into a higher form of life. Currently, we have compromised ourselves to live the human reality of limited consciousness, pain, disease and death. God realization means evolving to a higher state of consciousness that is latent within every human being. Most of us simply do not realize that we are gods. When we know that we are God, when we experience the state of fully awakened consciousness, then we are God-realized.

You are known as the “YouTube Guru.” What gave you the idea to start posting your videos online?

I have always been a very practical teacher. I’m also interested in new technology. YouTube’s motto is “broadcast yourself.” I like the idea of delivering free teachings to as many people as possible who may be suffering and in need of help.

People have been sending me e-mails from Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Europe, all parts of the world. I have been able to share the Grace Light message with tens of thousands of people within a matter weeks. All this has become possible because of the interconnectedness of our technologies.

I noticed that you studied English literature as an undergraduate in India. What drew you to that area of study? What’s your favorite English-language book and why? What are you reading lately?

As a matter of fact, I have two master’s degrees in English literature. Maybe the Divine prepared me to learn the language well so that I could use it as a primary mode of my teaching. I’ve always had a special love of Shakespeare’s works — “Othello” is my favorite play. I also have interest in American literature and enjoy Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” as it reveals the human agenda. These days, however, I am most interested in preparing humanity to receive the Grace Light.


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