By Proxy Defenders Of Alleged Victims And By Proxy Defamers Of Sathya Sai Baba

By Proxy Defenders Of Alleged Victims And By Proxy Defamers Of Sathya Sai Baba
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Robert Priddy, Barry Pittard, Sai Isa And The Baba Sling

Robert Priddy, Barry Pittard, Sai Isa And The Baba Sling

Robert Priddy (a caustic defamer and critic of Sathya Sai Baba) wrote a foaming-at-the-mouth diatribe on his Anti-Baba WordPress blog attacking Joe Moreno for “libel”, “extreme vilifications”, “slurs” and other equally fanatic accusations (because of a fully documented and well referenced article written by Moreno about the history behind the Baba Sling). Needless to say, Robert Priddy’s rebuttal contained no factual, credible or verifiable material and relied wholly on spin, deflection and rhetoric.

Robert Priddy erroneously contended that the BabaSling business is “unrelated” to Sathya Sai Baba despite the fact that Shanti McIvor (the founder of the Baba Sling) was devoted to Sathya Sai Baba when she founded her business, named the Baba Sling after Sathya Sai Baba, i.e., “Baba” and named her son after Sathya Sai Baba (the guru foretold the birth of her son many years prior), i.e., “Sai Isa”. There are no known terms for babies, children, kids, etc., in which the word “Baba” would apply. “Baba” means “father” and Shanti McIvor praised Sathya Sai Baba on her “Baba Slings” website when it first went online (references provided later in this article).

Robert Priddy said:

“This maliciousness is further evidenced in Moreno’s conscienceless naming of a young child. This boy, out of childlike curiosity, googled his own name, and found viciously aimed barbs at the father whom he loves. This is a man, moreover, who has for years remained unprovoked by Moreno’s constant and extreme vilifications. Indeed, he has all along recommended to other former devotees whom Moreno has attacked not to retaliate or at least if bent on doing so to avoid malice and heated language.”

Far be it for Robert Priddy to point his self-righteous fingers at Moreno and accuse him of being “conscienceless” when Robert Priddy maliciously published (in true tabloid-like style) pictures of the lifeless bodies of men who were shot in the 1993 police shootings incident at Prashanti. The mothers and fathers of those men must now endure the fathomless anguish of seeing their son’s lifeless bodies cheaply broadcast on the internet like entertainment news. Both Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy published those macabre and bloody pictures on their Anti-Sai WordPress blogs despite their psuedo-moral and pseudo-conscientious objections against Moreno’s naming of Sai Isa, whose name was openly stated, published and discussed on Shanti McIvor’s public domain BabaSlings websites (there were a couple of them) for many years! As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard himself publicly divulged that he is the father of Sai Isa and mentioned Sai Isa’s name in relation to the Sai Controversy. On Robert Priddy’s Anti-Baba website saibaba-x.org.uk, Barry Pittard said (which Pittard originally published on QuickTopic in 2002): “…a neighbour Connie Raadsma of Cooma, inspired by stories told to her by Gerry Gibson (still my closest friend and Godfather to our son Sai Isa) decided to visit Sai Baba…”. Therefore, Sai Isa’s name was made a matter of public domain by Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard before I wrote my article mentioning him.

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It is also important to point out that the very first public picture that Barry Pittard released of himself was on MySpace, prominently showing Sai Isa (Ref)!

After widely soliciting himself on the internet as an “international coordinator” to bring Sathya Sai Baba to “justice” (even widely advertising his address and phone number on numerous websites), Barry Pittard brought Sai Isa into the foreground of the Sai Controversy by recklessly releasing his very first picture with Sai Isa.

Let us not forget how both Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard wrote several articles ridiculing, mocking and maliciously publicizing the tragic suicide of J. Jagadeesan’s son and the death of his wife! Barry Pittard also wrote an article accusing a high-ranking Sai Devotee of being a homosexual and running a pedophile ring from his apartment in New York! Unsubstantiated accusations resulting in no legal action or investigation from any legal authorities despite complaints allegedly filed by Pittard with New York’s Mayor, Interpol, the FBI and other high-ranking officials. The only people who are “conscienceless” are Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and other Ex-Devotees. For more examples of “conscienceless” attacks, Click Here.

If Sai Isa googled his father’s name (Google Results For ‘Barry Pittard’), he would find numerous articles written by his father viciously attacking, maligning, defaming and libeling Sathya Sai Baba (the Guru after whom he was named). Apparently, Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard think it is okay for Sai Isa to find defamatory and libelous articles falsely accusing Sathya Sai Baba of homosexuality, serial pedophilia, murder, international racketeering, fraud, human trafficking, etc., and Sai Isa is not supposed to be concerned whatsoever (although his name belongs to the Guru in question)! One could certainly make the argument that both Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard are doing far more harm against Sai Isa by trashing & bashing the Guru he was named after than I allegedly did for simply saying Sai Isa’s name.

Robert Priddy also lied when he claimed that Barry Pittard has “remained unprovoked” by Moreno. Barry Pittard has “remained” so “unprovoked” that, in fact, he linked his Anti-Baba WordPress blog to a website that openly defames, libels and attacks Joe Moreno (apparently approving of those attacks against Moreno). How’s that for “unprovoked”? Although Robert Priddy claimed that Barry Pittard recommended that Ex-Devotees not retaliate against Moreno (a dubious claim at best), Ex-Devotees (including Robert Priddy) have ignored Barry Pittard’s alleged plea because they have “retaliated” against Moreno in the most vitriolic of ways (Ref). Therefore, Robert Priddy’s claims are without merit and he is a proxy defender of Barry Pittard, a man who cannot defend himself and a coward who continually refuses to put himself in a position where he is held accountable for his defamations, slurs and libels against Sathya Sai Baba and others.

Robert Priddy said:

“Moreno’s daily method is to slur, vilify, and to try to scare into submission.”

Don’t expect Robert Priddy to divulge how he and Reinier Van Der Sant traced the name and email of a person (who submitted a critical comment on the ExBaba guestbook) to his place of employment. Priddy and Van Der Sandt sent malicious emails to that person’s place of employment in an attempt to get him fired and to embarrass him. Robert Priddy also attacks any and all Sai Devotees (even those not involved in the Sai Controversy) on his Anti-Baba WordPress blog and thinks he is perfectly entitled to do so with impunity. Therefore, Robert Priddy’ daily method is to slur, vilify and scare others into submission with proof! For example, read the article entitled Robert Priddy’s Moon Madness to see how he viciously attacked a Sai Devotee without conducting even basic research. Needless to say, when others (like Moreno) follow in Robert Priddy’s footsteps, he gnashes his teeth, raises a huge wail and shrieks “libel”, “defamation” and “tu quoque”. Tough luck, Mr. Priddles.

Robert Priddy said:

“Although she is not now devoted to Sai Baba, having taken down her photos and stopped singing his bhajans and so forth, she has not cooperated with her former partner’s exposure activities, as has been a fact well-known to Sai Baba devotees known to her. Again, one sees Moreno’s shocking tendency to argue from a narrow range of dates and making the most elemental infractions of logic.”

As a rebuttal to Robert Priddy’s ridiculous claims, Moreno provides the following facts that wholly refute Robert Priddy’s flimsy and unsubstantiated accusations. Let the reader decide for him/her self as to whether or not Moreno made his argument from a “narrow range of dates and making the most elemental infractions of logic”:


The Truth About The Founder Of The “Baba Sling”
If you are looking for “babaslings” aka “baba slings” on the internet, chances are you have come across Shanti McIvor’s (aka “Padma Ananda”) domain babaslings.com (a website that sells baby and toddler slings under the trademark “babaslings”). Shanti McIvor jointly set up another company in the UK, located at babaslings.co.uk, which is directed by Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Lucas. The name “Baba Slings” was inspired by the famous Indian Guru Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba when Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard (her mate and the father of their son Sai Isa) were his devotees.

Shanti McIvor is the founder of the “babaslings” business and it is officially registered under her name (Ref). Barry Pittard was intimately associated with the BabaSlings business, was a promoter of the BabaSlings product (Ref) and his name and person were mentioned throughout the BabaSlings website. Shanti McIvor (with the assistance of Barry Pittard) began her business by selling the baba sling at the Eumundi and Brisbane Riverside markets in Australia (they were seen together by Sai Devotees who knew them well). Both Shanti and Barry advertised their babasling product in direct association with their son “Sai Isa” (who was named after the Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba). Sai Isa was conceived when Shanti McIvor was 21 years old and Barry Pittard was 58 years old (old enough to be her Grand-Father).

Shanti McIvor & Baba-Slings Website Promoted Barry Pittard:
Barry Pittard defected from the Sathya Sai Movement in 1999 and waged a concerted, deliberate, neurotic, obsessive and fanatic smear campaign against Sathya Sai Baba that peaked between the years 2001 – 2004. Although Shanti McIvor claimed she had nothing to do with Barry Pittard’s Anti-Sai campaign, not only was she coupled with the lead organizer, main spokesperson and most vocal defamer of Sathya Sai Baba during his peak Anti-Sai years, the phone number and address to her Baba Slings business were specifically used for Anti-Sai Activism. Barry Pittard even cited Shanti McIvor as an alleged “witness” against Sathya Sai Baba and claimed that she was his “wife”. The following screen-caps verify these facts:

ArchiveOrg Results For The BabaSlings Website:

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Above: ArchiveOrg Results For BabaSlings Website On January 18th 2001 (2001-01-18) Where Shanti And Barry Refer To Themselves As An “Aussie Couple” (Click Here For Picture Reference)

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Above: ArchiveOrg Results For BabaSlings Website On July 28th 2005 (2005-07-28) Where Shanti And Barry Refer To Themselves As An “Aussie Couple” (Click Here For Picture Reference)


BabaSlings Contact Number & Address Used For Anti-Sai Activism:

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Above: BabaSlings International Contact Number Was (and currently is) 61(7)54429597

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Above: Barry Pittard Listed The Baba Slings Phone Number [61(7)54429597] As A Personal Contact Number On The SaiGuru.com Anti-Sai Website. He Also Listed His Address As: 599 Hunchy Road, Hunchy Queensland 4555

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Above: The Baba Slings Business Was Advertised With Barry Pittard’s Past Address: 599 Hunchy Road, Hunchy Queensland 4555 (Click Here For Picture Reference)


Shanti & Barry Met As A Couple With Lunamama In July 2003:

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Above: Shanti McIvor And Barry Pittard (described as being “from Babaslings”) Met Together With “Lunamama” As A Couple In July 2003 (Click Here For Original Reference)


Shanti McIvor And BabaSlings Associated With Barry Pittard:

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Above: Shanti McIvor And BababSlings Associated With Barry Pittard As Late As March 5th 2005 (Click Here For Picture Reference)

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Above: Shanti McIvor And BababSlings Associated With Barry Pittard As Late As June 8th 2003 (Click Here For Picture Reference)


Shanti McIvor: An Alleged Witness And Wife To Barry Pittard:

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Above: Barry Pittard’s Post On QuickTopic Claiming Shanti McIvor Witnessed An Alleged Incident Of Abuse And That She Was His Wife (Please Note That Only Relevant Portions To The Post Have Been Duplicated Here)


Sathya Sai Baba, Barry Pittard, Sai Isa And The Baba-Slings Business:

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Above: Shanti McIvor (BabaSlings Founder) Holds Her Son Sai Isa In A Baba Sling (Click Here For Original Picture Reference – Still Available On The Sunshine Valley News Public Domain)

Take a long, hard look at Sai Isa (the child in the photo above). Cute kid? Right? Before you let your paternal/maternal instincts get the better of you, it is important to remember that Sai Isa was named after the revered Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba. Both Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard decided not to change Sai Isa’s name, so he still bears that name. The reason why this is so very disturbing is because Barry Pittard is currently a very vocal and vicious Anti-Sai Activist who spearheads many gutter, smear and hate campaigns against his former Guru, whom he erroneously, obsessively and fallaciously accuses of being a “serial pedophile”, “homosexual”, “fraud”, “implicated in murders”, among numerous other slurs and wholly unsupported accusations. Strange enough, Barry Pittard still believes (even after his defection) that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers and even claimed that the Guru foretold the birth of his son (Sai Isa) when he was allegedly observing celibacy.

A day is coming fast when Sai Isa will seek the meaning and history of his name and he will be scarred for life and will probably develop some sort of mental complex after being teased and bullied by others that his own father (Barry Pittard) named him after a Guru he hates, defames and constantly accuses (with no proof, mind you) of being a raping, killing and homosexual serial pedophile who runs “elite pedophile rings” and people trafficking rings throughout the world! This is unconscionable!

Although Shanti McIvor has not publicly spoken out against Sri Sathya Sai Baba, she was coupled with Barry Pittard during his peak Anti-Sai years (never refuting or disagreeing with his Anti-Sai Activism), allowed Barry Pittard to use her Baba Slings address and phone number for his Anti-Sai Activism and thereby silently endorsed him and his shameless defamations, slurs and libels against Sai Baba. The BabaSlings business and Sai Isa are inextricably entwined with Sathya Sai Baba’s person and thus entwined with Barry Pittard and the Sai Controversy.

Non-Controversial, Child-Friendly Websites Selling Baby Slings:
There are many non-controversial and child-friendly websites on the internet that sell quality baby slings, pouches, wraps, mei tais, onbuhimos, podaegis and carriers. For example, see the attachedtobaby website listings for:

As one can see, the only people who jeopardize Sai Isa’s future are those who defame, ridicule and libel the Guru he was named after. The harder Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard wage their smear, hate and defamation campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba, the harder Sai Isa will suffer in the future when he will be inevitably targeted by teachers, students and others as being named after a Guru his own father falsely accuses of being a “serial pedophile” and “homosexual”. Sad. Very sad.

Sai Baba Critic Robert Priddy Suppresses Son’s Involvement With Kink

Sai Baba Critic Robert Priddy Suppresses Son’s Involvement With Kink
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NitwitNastik – Robert Priddy And The Amateur Agnostic Nitwit Nastik

NitwitNastik – Robert Priddy And The Amateur Agnostic Nitwit Nastik

In the never-ending hypocrisy that altogether exemplifies the Anti-Sai movement, Robert Priddy and an anonymous person using the name “Nitwit Nastik” (or “NitwitNastik”) have joined forces in a crusade for rationality, skepticism, science, agnosticism and Anti-Sai activism!

First Things First: Defining “Nitwit Nastik”:

Nitwit: Noun: A stupid or silly person. (Reference)
Nastik: Can refer to “Nastika”, Indian philosophical schools and persons that do not accept the authority of the Vedas as supreme. “Nastika” is often translated as “atheist”. (Reference)

Consequently, “Nitwit Nastik” literally means “a stupid or silly atheist”. How apropos! NitwitNastik defines himself as an “amateur agnostic”, belongs to an online group of Indian Atheists, is entirely anonymous, has a rather queer propensity to slur and malign people belonging to the faith of Islam, is an admirer of the defamer and conspiracy theorist Robert Priddy and is an admirer of the foul-mouthed George Carlin (Ref).

Nitwit Nastik’s Anonymous Status Called Into Question:
Robert Priddy viciously attacked Pro-Sai activists when they desired to maintain anonymity and called them (Ref):

  • “cowardly creatures hiding under a stone”
  • “cowardly and cheap slanderers”
  • “chicken-livered”
  • “below contempt for the whole world of decent people out here”

It is “pitiful” that Nitwit Nastik cannot live up to Robert Priddy’s standards and does not have “the courage to stand forth like a man” and divulge his true identity.

This is yet another perfect example of Robert Priddy’s laughable hypocrisy in which he demands full names from Pro-Sai Activists, yet makes no demands for full names from Anti-Sai Activists. Robert Priddy was also caught posting anonymously on QuickTopic using the names “bandbox” and “Lisa demoniser” (Ref). Robert Priddy is a brazen deceiver and an obvious phony who can’t back up his precept with practice.

Nitwit Nastik And True Believer Robert Priddy:
Nitwitnastik exclusively references links to atheistic and skeptical material on his wordpress blog. Amusingly, Nitwit Nastik also linked to Robert Priddy’s Anti-Sai-Baba blog because he apparently was duped into thinking that Robert Priddy is actually a skeptic who promotes scientific thought! Well, Nitwit Nastik is in for a rude awakening.

Although Robert Priddy attempts to con the general public into thinking he is entirely given to scientific reasoning, he is actually a true believer and a fierce defender, promoter, endorser, solicitor and friend of various self-professed psychics, trance mediums, reiki healers, guru wannabees, superstitionists, eccentric spiritualists, astrologers (including his own son, Kai Nicolai Priddy, who is heavily into astrology and is the webmaster for AbacusAstrology.co.uk) and other “lunatic fringe” Baba bashers.

Robert Priddy promotes, endorses and/or professes friendship with:

  1. Trance Channeler & Self-Proclaimed Prophet Conny Larsson
  2. Guru Promoter, UFO Conspiracist & True Believer PhD Timothy Conway
  3. New Age Advocate & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev
  4. Self-Proclaimed Spiritual Master ‘Ramana Baba’
  5. Ramtha Devotee Ullrich Zimmermann
  6. Fetishist & Hare Krsna Congregational Member Sanjay Dadlani
  7. Reiki Master And Spiritual Healer Yaman Konuralp

As a matter of fact, when Robert Priddy attempts to defend himself against Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist) he directs his readers to either:

  1. Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson’s website (located at saibabaexpose.com)
  2. Reincarnator, New Age Advocate and Grungy Integral Philosopher Alan Kazlev’s website (located at kheper.net)

How’s that for “scientific” or “rational”? Robert Priddy is obviously a very gullible and naive “true believer” who is willing to give credence to non-scientific beliefs by claiming that trance mediums, self-proclaimed prophets, aura readers, seance conductors, New Age advocates, guru adherents, self-proclaimed reincarnators and the like are intelligent, honest, credible and reliable individuals worthy of being referenced by him (a so-called “scholar” and “academic” not given to lunatic fringe or superstitious beliefs)! To Date: Robert Priddy adamantly refuses to say one word about his promotion and endorsement of these “lunatic fringe” (Priddy’s favorite slur) individuals.

Robert Priddy was also a promoter of LSD and eulogized his own LSD-induced hallucinations for well over 30+ years! See:

  1. Robert Priddy’s Removal Of Biographical Data From Personal Website
  2. Robert Priddy’s Biographical Suppression
  3. Robert Priddy’s “The Psychedelic Experience” (or Archive 01)
  4. Robert Priddy’s “Truth, Being And Bliss” (or Archive 01)
  5. Robert Priddy’s “A Vision Of Cosmic Energy” (or Archive 01)
  6. Robert Priddy’s 30+ Year Glorification Of LSD

And to top it all off, Robert Priddy believes (even to this day, after his defection) that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers.

Robert Priddy: “Nonetheless, it will surely surprise some that I am still almost certain – on the basis of extended personal observation – that Sathya Sai Baba can and does carry out apports, which therefore can appear as materialisations from nothing.”

Apports are said to be physical objects in existence that are dematerialized from one location and rematerialized to another.

Robert Priddy: “Some of what I experienced of SSB’s extraordinary and positive powers through many years is undeniable, even after the most rigorous skeptical investigations, and I do not regard him as any ordinary human being. I have simply had to realize that his actions in the worldly and human sphere are not infallible and are not always setting a perfect example for others.”

Robert Priddy believes that Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers because the Guru cured him of a debilitating and chronic neck and spinal problem that no one else could cure and whose symptoms no doctor could alleviate. Robert Priddy claimed that Sathya Sai Baba cured him through a series of “dream-operations” that resulted in a literal and physical transformation of his spine, which was supported by x-rays and the testimony of Mr. Kylie (“an osteopath and master of various other disciplines”).

Robert Priddy also claimed that Sathya Sai Baba freed his mother from chronic pain and that a small speck of Sathya Sai Baba’s vibuthi instantaneously cured his paralyzed cat when it suffered from what appeared to be a stroke.

Robert Priddy tries to make the case that Sathya Sai Baba:

  • Is both a fraud and genuine.
  • Both can materialize objects and fakes materializations.
  • Both can cure diseases but really can’t cure diseases.

Trying to pass himself off as an intellectual who currently holds rationalistic beliefs, Robert Priddy miserably fails to explain away the enigma of Sathya Sai Baba. Instead, Robert Priddy appears very confused, conflicted and non-intelligent and ends up sticking his foot further into his mouth with his never-ending and very amusing equivocations.

Consequently, NitwitNastik is promoting superstition and lunatic fringe beliefs by holding hands and associating himself with true believer Robert Priddy. Of course, I submitted a comment to NitWitNastik’s blog revealing these facts but he did not publish it and instead chose to protect Robert Priddy.

How ironic: Robert Priddy protected and promoted by an “amateur” and a nitwit! A double whammy.

Sathya Sai Baba And Idi Amin – The Facts

Sathya Sai Baba And Idi Amin – The Facts

Robert Priddy & Barry Pittard’s Sleaze Campaigns Against Sathya Sai Baba:
It should come as no surprise that the ex-devotees and “sleaze extraordinaires”, Robert Priddy & Barry Pittard, published even more complete disinformation about Sathya Sai Baba and Idi Amin on their Anti-Sai WordPress blogs and Anti-Sai websites.

Facts About Sathya Sai Baba’s Brief Encounter With Idi Amin:
It is a fact that Sathya Sai Baba visited East Africa for 14 days in 1968 mostly due to the prayers and persistence of the Sai devotee Dr. Chotabhai G. Patel of Kampala, Uganda.

Because Dr. Patel was the personal doctor for Idi Amin, he was able to secure escorts and general security at various public meetings where numerous high-ranking officials and vast crowds gathered for the darshan of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The security helped mobilize and control the massive crowds and ensured that Sathya Sai Baba and his contingent were allowed to travel to various places in Africa without incident. About Sathya Sai Baba’s trip to Uganda, Narayana Kasturi (a personal aide to the guru who accompanied him on the trip) wrote in Sathyam Sivam Sundaram:

N. Kasturi: Baba’s Presence at Kampala was utilized by many for receiving blessings and counsel. The High Commissioner of India, Shri K.P.R. Singh, the Chief of Staff of the Uganda Army, General Idi Amin, the Minister of Defense, Mr. Onama, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Ojira, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Bataringaya, the Inspector of Police, Mr. Oryema, and other African leaders met Him at Dr. Patel’s residence and obtained a glimpse of the Glory of Baba. During His stay He addressed gatherings of lions and rotarians, doctors, businessmen, and members and workers of service organizations. He replied with His natural gentleness, sweetness and sense of humor, even intimate personal questions from those who participated. Towards the close of each of the meetings, He moved among the participants creating and distributing to those around Him portraits in enamel or gold, of Christ for the Christians, Guru Nanak for the Sikhs, Zarathustra for the Parsis, and of Himself for those who yearned for them. He spoke lovingly and for long to a group of students from Makrere University and stood amidst them, when they wanted a photograph with Him. (Reference)

Many people (including Idi Amin) posed for pictures with the illustrious guru from India. Robert Priddy (a conspiracist, fanatic and extremist) posted a known picture of Sathya Sai Baba with Idi Amin and maliciously and fraudulently claimed that Idi Amin was a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba and that Idi Amin had a picture of Sathya Sai Baba hanging on the wall of his residence.

Fraudulent Claims About Idi Amin By Robert Priddy

Fraudulent Claims About Idi Amin By Robert Priddy


First and foremost, Idi Amin posed with Sathya Sai Baba at the residence of Dr. Chotabhai G. Patel, hence the picture of the guru on the wall. The picture was not taken at Idi Amin’s residence as falsely claimed by Robert Priddy. About Robert Priddy’s absurd claim that Idi Amin was a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba, Robert Priddy has been unable to substantiate this blind assumption with any credible, verifiable or plausible references, sources or materials. Robert Priddy relies entirely on conspiracy.

  • At no time did Idi Amin declare himself a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba, nor are there any known statements, records or documents where Idi Amin publicly expressed devotion to Sathya Sai Baba.
  • Although Idi Amin was very vocal about his beliefs, there are no known statements, records or documents where Idi Amin made a single reference to Sathya Sai Baba or any Indian guru.
  • Idi Amin was Muslim, claimed his Muslim heritage, visited Mosques, encouraged Muslim organizations and openly professed himself a Muslim. Idi Amin even visited Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi in Libya. Once again, there are no known statements, records or documents where Idi Amin made any mention (directly, indirectly or otherwise) to any Indian Guru.
  • Idi Amin held contempt for Indians and expelled them from Uganda. If Idi Amin was truly “devoted” to an Indian Guru, why would he treat Indians so abhorrently?
  • Idi Amin expelled all Asians from Uganda as the result of instructions he claimed he received from God in a dream. Robert Priddy insinuated that the dream was given to Idi Amin by Sathya Sai Baba. If this were true, why are there no known statements, records or documents from Idi Amin praising Sathya Sai Baba as the “God” of his dream?
  • At no time after Sathya Sai Baba’s trip to Uganda did Idi Amin visit or have contact again with Sathya Sai Baba. There are no known meetings or correspondence between Idi Amin and Sathya Sai Baba besides their brief encounter in Africa in July 1968.
  • Sathya Sai Baba’s brief encounter with Idi Amin occurred in 1968, before Amin became a ruthless dictator and before Amin committed the atrocities attributed to him.

Consequently, when Robert Priddy alleged that Idi Amin was a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba, he lied. Robert Priddy’s unsupported claims reveal his fanatic and extremist mindset.

Sathya Sai Baba’s Prophecy Regarding Idi Amin:
According to both Dr. Chotabhai G. Patel and Dr. D.J. Ghadia, Sathya Sai Baba told various devotees in 1968 that foreigners would be asked to leave Uganda in four years time and that they should relocate. In 1968, life in Uganda was very peaceful and very few people had reason to believe Sathya Sai Baba. Four years later, in 1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. Dr. D.J. Ghadia said in his book Sai Smaran that Dr. C.G. Patel told him that those who did not heed Sathya Sai Baba’s words in 1968, only then came to realize the significance of his warning.

Robert Priddy Knew About Sathya Sai Baba’s Encounter With Idi Amin While A Sai Devotee:
Robert Priddy fully acknowledged that he was well aware of Sathya Sai Baba’s visit to Uganda and Sathya Sai Baba’s brief encounter with Idi Amin and said:

…One story about Sai Baba and Idi Amin circulated in the Sai movement during the near two decades when I was the national leader for Norway in the Sathya Sai Organisation…

When Robert Priddy was a Sai Devotee for 17-26 years, he did not see anything inappropriate or sinister about Sathya Sai Baba’s visit to Uganda and his brief encounter with Idi Amin. After defecting from the Sai Movement, however, Robert Priddy would have us believe that Sathya Sai Baba supported a ruthless dictator, “lent himself to Idi Amin’s extreme black supremacist stance”, had “secret meetings” with Idi Amin and that Idi Amin was a “devotee”. Needless to say, the most important question left unanswered is: Why was Robert Priddy devoted to Sathya Sai Baba for 17-26 years (even hailing the guru as God Incarnate and the Avatar of the Age) if Sathya Sai Baba truly supported Idi Amin? After all, Robert Priddy studied Sathya Sai Baba’s life and teachings to such an extent, he egotistically boasted that no one could better his knowledge about Sathya Sai Baba. Robert Priddy said:

I knew his own words extremely well from my more intensive 20-year study and constant detailed indexing of his discourses, and I never happened across anyone in the Sai movement during 20 years who could better my knowledge of his actual words and teaching…

This statement is very revealing and shows how Robert Priddy’s alleged devotion to Sathya Sai Baba was actually some sort of egotistical competition in which he viewed himself as intellectually superior to all others.  Robert Priddy actually believed that he alone was an expert when it came to Sathya Sai Baba’s “actual words and teachings” although he could not read, write or understand Telugu (Sathya Sai Baba’s native language)! Talk about delusions grandeur and self-importance!

About Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings, Robert Priddy said in Chapter 22 of his Pro-Sai book Source Of The Dream:

“No one to my knowledge gives such directly simple, yet deceptively deep and subtle, answers to the most enigmatic of questions, nor does so in more straightforward and powerfully-convincing ways than does Baba…No spiritually-interested person who reads Sai discourses or writings can fail to be impressed by the clarity and simplicity of these teachings, which bear comparison with any known higher spiritual teaching…Some insights surpass those to be found in any scripture or comparable work known, at least, to the present writer…”

A rock-solid endorsement to the impressive and striking power of Sathya Sai Baba’s teaching by the self-professed expert who “never happened across anyone in the Sai movement during 20 years who could better his knowledge of Sathya Sai Baba’s actual words and teaching”!

Robert Priddy also loves to bash Sai Devotees as being gullible, naive, stupid, brainwashed, unconvincing, dummylike, egotistical, blind, superstitious, childish, etc. (the list of slurs goes on and on). Of course, the amusing ramification to these accusations against Sai Devotees is that Robert Priddy (the supreme Sai devotee who knew Sathya Sai Baba’s actual words and teaching better than everyone else) must have possessed all these negative qualities when he was a gullible, naive, stupid, brainwashed, unconvincing, dummylike, egotistical, blind, superstitious and childish Sai Devotee for 17-26 years!

Professor G Venktaraman’s Reasonable Comments About Idi Amin:

Venkataraman: Many are the slanted items planted in the article that I am referring to. Here is an example. It is stated that Sai Baba gives interviews to major criminals like Idi Amin of Uganda. Consider the facts. In 1968, Swami went to East Africa. He flew from Bombay into Nairobi in Kenya.

He hardly spent any time there because His destination was Kampala in Uganda where He went because of persistent invitations from a devotee [now no more] named Dr. Patel. As you might be aware, Kampala is the capital city of Uganda, and the country extended the courtesy of providing security escort and various arrangements needed at public meetings and so forth. The local host Dr. Patel suggested that it would be in the fitness of things if Swami visited Idi Amin and blessed him; which Swami then did. Why should anyone read more into that?

Idi Amin was no doubt a controversial personality, thanks to his coming down heavily on people who he thought exploited the natives. By the way, the local Indian community was one of the worst affected. That said, let us remember that Idi Amin was also the Head of State at that time. Good, bad or indifferent, various governments of the world had diplomatic relationship with him. Where diplomacy is involved, one cannot always act in a judgmental way; instead, one does that which might help in smoothening matters.

Did not Neville Chamberlin go to Munich to meet Hitler? Did not Roosevelt meet Stalin in Yalta at the height of World War II? Did not Harry Truman later meet that same Stalin in Tehran? Did not Richard Nixon go to Peking [now Beijing] and meet Mao? The fact that Swami met Idi Amin despite the latter’s hostility to the Indian community speaks for itself. By the way, our critic seems to be unaware of the fact that when he was deposed, Idi Amin, a Muslim, sought refuge in Saudi Arabia where he finally died after many years. If Swami was anti-Muslim, why would he meet Idi Amin? (Reference)

Pictures Of Idi Amin With Other Personalities:

Ian Wooldrige With Idi Amin

Ian Wooldrige With Idi Amin


Idi Amin joking around with Ian Wooldrige, a famous British sports journalist.


Josip Broz Tito With Idi Amin

Josip Broz Tito With Idi Amin


Idi Amin shaking hands with Josip Broz Tito, the popular leader of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.


Idi Amin With King Faisal Of Saudi Arabia

Idi Amin With King Faisal Of Saudi Arabia


Idi Amin with the popular former King of Saudi Arabia, Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud.


Idi Amin With Archbishop Janani Luwum

Idi Amin With Archbishop Janani Luwum


Idi Amin smiling and posing with Janani Jakaliya Luwum (an Archbishop of the Church of Uganda). In 1977 Idi Amin had him murdered.


Idi Amin With Mohamed Amin

Idi Amin With Mohamed Amin


Idi Amin laughing and sharing an intimate moment with Mohamed Amin, a popular photojournalist.


James Callaghan With Idi Amin And Dennis Hills

James Callaghan With Idi Amin And Dennis Hills


James Callaghan (former Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom), President Idi Amin of Uganda, Amin’s son Mwanga dressed as a commando and Dennis Hills. Picture taken on 12th April 1979.


What would conspiracist Robert Priddy infer from these photographs? That all these people supported the ruthless dictator Idi Amin and “lent themselves to Idi Amin’s extreme black supremacist stance”? Using Robert Priddy’s logic (illogic) against Sathya Sai Baba, the answer is “yes”.

Robert Priddy, Sathya Sai Baba & Idi Amin: In Conclusion:
Since Robert Priddy sets the standard of “guilt through association”, then one must conclude that Robert Priddy was a promoter and supporter of Idi Amin because of his direct 17-26 year association with Sathya Sai Baba, for whom he professed “uncompromising devotion”. Robert Priddy sets the standard and implicates himself in the process.

Robert Priddy also gave a vocal endorsement to a fraudulent composite image of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin (which was created by Reinier Van Der Sandt). Although Robert Priddy attempted to justify the creation of that composite image, he wholly ignored how the Indian Skeptic published Reinier’s fraudulent picture in their magazine and attempted to pass it off as an authentic picture. See: Sathya Sai Baba And The Idi Amin Picture.

And to top it all off, Robert Priddy was a promoter of LSD for over 30+ years (Refs: 0102) and openly endorses various psychics, guru promoters and trance mediums even though he continually attempts to con the general public into thinking he is rational, skeptical and scientific.

Robert Priddy cites, promotes and professes friendship with:

ALERT: Be Wary Of The Anti-Sai “SathyaSaiBabaNews” WordPress Blog

ALERT: Be Wary Of The Anti-Sai “SathyaSaiBabaNews” WordPress Blog

Robert Priddy (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba) created yet another Anti-Sai WordPress blog entitled (misleadingly) “SathyaSaiBabaNews”. Robert Priddy already has an Anti-Sai WordPress blog specific to Sathya Sai Baba and he created another Sai-related WordPress blog to deceive unsuspecting Sai Devotees into thinking his blog is Pro-Sai when it most certainly is not.

Of course, this is not the first time that Robert Priddy attempted to deceive unsuspecting Sai Devotees with misleading website names. Robert Priddy anonymously purchased the Anti-Sai domain “saibaba.org.uk” and he was prohibited from posting Sai-related material on that domain because it fraudulently and falsely attempted to present itself as an official website belonging to the Sathya Sai Baba Organization in the UK. Consequently, Robert Priddy changed the domain name to saibaba-x.org.uk. Read The Full Story Here.

Robert Priddy’s Known And Current Anti-Sai Websites As Of January 14th 2009:

  1. saibaba-x.org.uk (472 webpages and counting)
  2. home.no.net/rrpriddy/ (92 webpages)
  3. home.no.net/anir/Sai/ (410 webpages)
  4. home.no.net/abacusa/ (8 webpages)
  5. home.chello.no/~reirob/ (96 webpages)
  6. gethome.no/~reirob/ (29 webpages)
  7. robertpriddy.wordpress.com/ (514 webpages and counting)
  8. sathyasaibabanews.wordpress.com/ (13 webpages and counting)

Robert Priddy’s Former Anti-Sai Websites (Most deleted for defamatory content):

  1. saibaba.org.uk
  2. members.tripod.com/saisat0/
  3. angeltowns.com/members/tanik/
  4. angeltowns2.net/tanik/SaiBaba/
  5. spaceports.com/~saiinfo/
  6. metasci.tripod.com/

There is little doubt that Robert Priddy is frantic and desperate to spam the internet with his Anti-Sai propaganda because his current robertpriddy Anti-Sai WordPress blog gets very little traffic and is apparently a major disappointment to him.

As a matter of fact, the following screencap of blog traffic (taken today, January 14th 2009) reveals that this Pro-Sai WordPress blog receives almost Ten Times more unique visitors than Robert Priddy’s extensive Anti-Sai WordPress blog. See For Yourself:

Objective Blog Stats Comparison

Objective Blog Stats Comparison


The truth of the matter is that Robert Priddy is a hopeless, obsessed and bitter critic of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Robert Critchton Priddy’s profuse disinformation and monomaniacal propagandizing makes him appear mentally imbalanced and in need of orthodox psychological help.

Erik Yaman Konuralp : Robert Priddy & Kai Nicolai Priddy

Spiritual Healer Erik Yaman Konuralp Endorsed By Sai Baba Critic Robert Priddy

Robert Priddy (a caustic critic of Sathya Sai Baba) ceaselessly attempts to portray himself as a “scholar”, skeptic, scientist, and voice of reason on his Anti-Sai wordpress blog and Anti-Sai websites. As a matter of fact, Robert Priddy can often be seen siding and associating himself with Indian rationalists, skeptics and atheists and continually derides and mocks psychics, healers, mediums and channelers as “absurd charlatans” belonging to the lunatic fringe seen in cults, ashrams and religious movements.

Erik Yaman Konuralp : Robert Priddy & Kai Nicolai Priddy
It should come as no surprise that Robert Priddy is openly an admirer and promoter of Yaman Konuralp (Pic), an alleged psychic healer, Reiki Master in the Usui, Medicine Buddha Reiki practitioner (which involves remote / distance healing),
SKHM-Seichim Reiki practitioner, New Age sound therapist, aura cleanser, chakra aligner, hypnotherapist, meditation practitioner, yoga practitioner, Chi Kung practitioner and a teacher of “internal energy” cultivation exercises (Refs: 0102).

On Yaman Konuralp’s website, it says:

“PRIDDY Robert Crichton, a former musician now living in Oslo, is an admirer of Yaman Konuralp’s feel, originality and amazing percussive technique.”

Kai Nicolai Priddy (Robert Priddy’s son), helped Yaman Konuralp with his CD entitled Inner Percussion – A Natural Sound System:

Inner Percussion + keyb/guitar Kai N. Priddy
Into it – Inner Percussion + Kai N. Priddy synth
Keep On – Inner Percussion + keyb/guitar Kai N. Priddy

Kai Priddy was the guitar player for “Vampire State Building”, an industrial band from Norway. The band was known for their wildly eccentric live performances that included theatrics involving transvestites, dildos, knives, rubber fetish outfits and strange and comical costumes (Reference).

Although Robert Priddy attempts to con the general public into thinking he is entirely given to scientific reasoning, he is actually a true believer and promoter of various self-professed psychics, trance mediums, reiki healers and people holding “superstitious” beliefs (including his own son, Kai Nicolai Priddy, who is heavily into astrology and is the webmaster for AbacusAstrology.co.uk).

Robert Priddy is not only an admirer and promoter of Yaman Konuralp, he is also a staunch promoter and endorser of:

Amusingly, Robert Priddy once wrote an article professing 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 was also a promoter of LSD and eulogized his own LSD-induced hallucinations for well over 30+ years! See:

So when Robert Priddy attempts to present himself as a “rational”, “scholarly” and “scientific” voice of reason against Sathya Sai Baba, one can’t help but to laugh out loud at his blatant hypocrisy, equivocation and deception.

Australian Author Mary Garden – ‘The Serpent Rising’ Book Review

Guru & Cult Critic Mary Garden – Author From Australia
Mary Garden was born in Whakatane, New Zealand in 1950. She went to Waikato University & Hamilton Teachers College in 1966 from where she graduated with a B.Ed and a Teachers College Diploma. After a year’s teaching and obtaining a Diploma in Teaching from the NZ Department of Education, she spent a year doing post-graduate studies at the University of Auckland. She abandoned her studies in 1973 to go to India where she spent seven years exploring Eastern mysticism and becoming entangled with various gurus. In 1980 she settled in Queensland, Australia, married, had two children and became an Australian citizen. She moved to Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in 1990. For four years she held a major role in Maleny’s Black Possum Publishing Co-operative. Mary Garden was involved in the Crystal Waters Permaculture Village nestled in Mary River Valley near Maleny. She owned a house there for seven years, ran the Sunday cafes at the Crystal Waters Kitchen for some of that time. Her book “The Serpent Rising: a journey of spiritual seduction” is based on her alleged experiences in India in the 1970’s with various gurus including Rajneesh, Sathya Sai Baba and Balyogi Premvarni. She also co-authored (with Bernard Gunther) “Bhagwan’s Neo-Tantra”. Since 1999 she has divided her time between Kookaburra Park Eco-village in the Wide Bay Burnett region. She is particularly interested in exploring and investigating alternative lifestyles and eco-villages as well as the ever-persistent need for gurus and New Age ‘fixes’ and writing about these things. (Refs: 010203).
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