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KRAMER – ALSTEAD: ‘THE GURU PAPERS – AND AUTHORITARIAN POWER’

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THE SELF-PROFESSING ‘AVATAR OF THE AGE,, Sathya Sai Baba, is a typical Indian guru both in his claims, his methods and the way he relates to those who become his followers. He fits the pattern of  ‘spiritual teachers’ and his methods of manipulating his followers as detailed by Joel Kramer and Alstead Diana in their impressive seminal work ‘The Guru Papers, Masks of Authoritarian Power’ (publ. Frog, Ltd., Berkeley, California; 1993). Here are some links to explanation on how Sai Baba fits the die of an authoritarian exploitative guru:-

‘The Guru Papers’and Sathya Sai Baba

The Problem of Narcissism

Authority and Power

Control and Manipulation

Abuse of Power and Sexuality

SEE ALSO:
THE NO-WIN, CATCH 22 GURU PITFALL – ON HOW TRADITIONAL GURUS OPERATE

THE SAI BABA ‘MIRROR TRAP’

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Written by exbaba

February 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

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