Exposing The Anti-Sai Clown: Conny Larsson
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- → Conny Larsson And Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati
- → Conny Larsson Is Now A Psychic Healer
- → Conny Larsson - Trance Medium Of INTERNATIONAL Renown
- → Is Conny Larsson Becoming A Cult Leader?
- → Conny Larsson - Psychic Trance Channeler For Vyasa (Update Link)
- → Larsson, Conny: Medium Draws Full House
- → Basava Premanand Endorses Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson
Conny Larsson, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi & Sathya Sai Baba:
Conny Larsson / Connie Larson is a “psychotherapist” and a formerly well-known actor and film star in his native country of Sweden. Before Conny Larsson became devoted to his first Indian Guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he lived a life of addiction to hashish, drugs, sex (including homosexual sex) and alcohol. After becoming an disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Conny Larsson alleged he became a strict vegetarian and refrained from drugs and alcohol. In later years, Conny Larsson became disenfranchised with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the political atomosphere in Sweden and moved to Sri Lanka where he became a multi-millionaire selling bungalows to wealthy investors.
Due to the widely prevalent corruption in Sri Lanka, Conny Larsson had an emotional break-down and decided to commit suicide by drowning himself in the ocean. While attempting to drown himself in the ocean, Conny Larsson was saved under mirculous circumstances he attributed directly to Sathya Sai Baba (Ref). Conny traveled to India in 1978 to see Sathya Sai Baba at his ashram in Puttaparthi and became a devotee. Conny Larsson offered Sathya Sai Baba $22 million dollars from his investment scheme in Sri Lanka and the Indian guru refused the money. Conny Larsson remained an ardent devotee from 1978 to 1999 (Ref)
Conny Larson is now a former devotee of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Connie Larsson has since alleged that he had sexual relations with Sathya Sai Baba from 1979 to 1983 (a period of 4 years, from the ages of 31 to 34) and became aware of other alleged sexual abuse victims in 1986. Despite being a professional “psychotherapist” and knowing about other alleged sexual abuse victims, Conny Larsson did absolutely nothing about it from 1986 - 1999 (a period of 13 years). If the sexual abuse allegations are true, this would make Conny Larsson an accomplice in crime and his inaction and silence would be directly responsible for the alleged sexual abuse of Alaya Rahm and others. Needless to say, Conny Larsson had plenty of time to warn the Rahm Family and others about his allegations of sexual abuse. Instead, Conny Larsson chose to be silent.
Conny Larsson’s Theatrics And Propensity To Exaggerate:
Conny Larsson related various testimonies and accounts (published on the internet and various foreign media) that reveals he is a deeply conflicted individual who is not credible and dishonest. Bjorn Sandstrom (who knew Conny Larsson well) said, “Conny Larsson is (was) a professional actor since long and still always performs a play when he talks. When he gives talks about interviews, he exaggerates a lot” (Ref). This statement was validated by Greg Gerson (an Ex-Devotee of Sathya Sai Baba), when he said:
“Even Conny Larsson, one the principle figures in the Exbaba.com site gave a group of Americans (which included me in 1995) a public dharma talk about his miraculous experiences with Sai Baba. He went on and on weaving an amazingly entertaining story, even bursting uncontrollably into torrents of tears. Now he is talking about having had sex with Sai Baba? Sifting through the variety of stories regarding Sai Baba and sex offenses must be a challenging task.” (Ref)
Click Here to read a transcript to several talks that Conny Larsson gave at a Regional Sai Conference on September 4th – 7th 1998 (just 10 months prior to defecting from Sai Baba). In these talks, Conny Larsson would often break down crying, weeping and sobbing uncontrollably and continually expressed deep, sincere and heart-rending praise for Sathya Sai Baba. It is important to remember Conny Larsson’s “theatrical” performances when relating his Sai experiences. The significance of this will be made shortly.
Conny Larsson’s Contradictory Claims About John Hislop:
Conny Larsson said:
“I was [T.M. founder] Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s secretary during the year 1973. I did not know about Dr. Hislop then. One day that year, a letter came to Maharishi from this Dr. Hislop saying that he could not stay in the TM-movement because now he had met God in the form of the Avatar of Sai, and Hislop thereupon left the Maharishi and the TM movement. Maharishi, who had invested much in Dr. Hislop, appointing him as his first teacher in the western world and even having him become secretary for a while, felt bad. He asked me to write Hislop a letter telling him about the beautiful things that were going on within the TM movement and that Dr. Hislop had his natural place in this. He also asked Hislop not to follow this new master because he was Not the avatar at all. Hislop was told he was now following a dark path.” (Ref)
This account, from Conny Larsson, is directly contradicted by John Hislop himself in his book “My Baba and I”. John Hislop said he left Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968 (five years prior to Conny’s account). Did Conny Larsson lie in an attempt to smear John Hislop and Sathya Sai Baba?
Conny Larsson’s Contradictory Claims About His Childhood Abuse:
Conny Larsson also related various conflicting accounts about being sexually abused as a child (memories he “recovered” 39 years later in his adulthood).
Click Here to read where Conny Larsson said:
“When I was 4 years old up to 8 years I was abused orally by my fathers alchoholic friend. This occured during the nights when my father had fallen asleep, ususally friday evening/night. This caused me to loose my ability to speak. I was mute all up to age of 12 when I started to get professional help” (Conny claimed he was abused for four years and was mute up to the age of 12.)
Click Here to read where Conny Larsson said:
“I grew up in an abusive family and had such a tough childhood that I couldn’t even speak clearly before I was ten years old.” (Conny claimed he could not speak clearly before the age of 10. Earlier, Conny said he was completely mute up to the age of 12.)
Click Here to read where Conny Larsson said:
“ I was four years old when my father’s drinking friend began to rape me, and that went on for six years” (Conny claimed he was abused for six years. Earlier, he said he was abused for four years.)
Conny Larsson went through seven years of psychoanalysis and “recovered” childhood, sexual abuse memories in 1999 (39 years after the abuse allegedly happened) after going through a “deprogramming” session with a well known psychiatrist. At the same time, Conny Larsson also realized that Sathya Sai Baba was a cheat and a fraud.
Much has been written on false and recovered memories, and although I am not saying that this is what happened to Conny Larsson, I am simply pointing out that “recovering” memories much later in one’s life may not be what it seems to be. The psychiatric data on recovered memories, and how therapists can make a patient create fake memories, is indeed voluminous Ref.
Conny Larsson’s exaggerations were well known by people who met him. 13 years after Sai Baba allegedly stopped “sexually abusing” Conny, he decided to find out why he let all of this happen. In the course of “many, many hours”, a psychiatrist who was a well known deprogammer, diagnosed Conny as being “psycho infantile”, helped him recover 39 year old “suppressed” sexual abuse memories and helped him realize that Sathya Sai Baba was a fraud and a cheat! Conny understood “psycho infantile” to mean:
“I was just as a little child absolute innocent that had to put up with whatever growned-ups did with me, including GOD’s decision to act upon me in whatever way.”
However, that is not what “psychoinfantile” means. “Psychoinfantile” is a personality disorder that is characterized by self-dramatization, craving attention, theatricality and manipulative behavior that is used to achieve one’s own needs. Something that can be easily confirmed with any psychiatric book on personality disorders. This type of behavior (coincidentally) fits very well with Conny Larsson’s known tendency of self-dramatization, craving atteniton and theatricality. Connie Larsson has a very different understanding of what he was diagnosed with. Psychoinfantile people are seen with a much higher rate of schizophrenia. Not a very wise thing to do, broadcasting one’s psychiatric condition over the internet.
On this page, Conny said that the sexual abuse he couldn’t remember as a child (whose memories he had not yet recovered) made him into a “bisexual”. Conny Larsson”s suppressed memories did not prevent him from engaging in homosexual sex with men prior to meeting Sathya Sai Baba. I am not trying to deride Conny Larsson’s sexual orientation. Rather, I am attempting to show that his “suppressed memories” did not prevent him from having sex with men. Conny claimed he had sex with Sai Baba under duress because he “always did what he was told in order to save his life”! Conny Larsson never claimed that Sathya Sai Baba forced him to have sex but implied it was consentual.
Conny allegedly allowed Sai Baba to give him oral sex but refused to give oral sex because he was allegedly sexually molested as a child. How can this be when Conny Larsson had not yet recovered his memories of being abused? Obviously, Conny’s sexual abuse prevented him from giving oral sex, but didn’t prevent him from receiving it! Conny said, on this page, that during the time he was abused by Sai Baba, he had not yet “recalled” his childhood abuse. Conny Larsson said:
“Still my inner voice did not wake up and I kept on hiding my own childhood trauma from my awareness…Could you not have made me aware of my subconscious in a different way?...I was betrayed in my childhood by adults, I lost my voice and ability to speak, but I could pray to God for help. It took years, different ways were tried, even yours but finally truth succeeded and I was brought back to my own inner voice again and thereby my own relation to God-within.”
However this would contradict his earlier assertion that he refused to give Sai Baba oral sex because of his childhood trauma. He hadn’t recovered his memories yet.
In May 2005, Conny Larsson said, “I had a crisis with God from 1998 until 2001 when I was damned angry with him.” However, on this page, Conny Larsson gave several talks at a Sai Regional Conference in September 1998 where he would break down crying and sobbing uncontrollably in deep devotion to Sathya Sai Baba. If Conny Larsson had a “crisis” in 1998, it was not evident in those talks he gave in 1998.
God’s Little Clown: Four Very Different Versions:
Why did Conny lie? On this page Conny Larsson said:
“Do you remember in Puttaparthi 1980 when I had broken my knee and I came with crutches to you on Darshan meeting on the 25th of December? When you called me on to the compound and asked me to let go of my crutches and walk, which I did in front of everyone. Do you remember how you called me in for an interview after the enormous response you got from the people that thought they had seen a miracle. Do you remember how you asked me not to talk to anyone about it, giving them the opportunity to create their own story which they did. From then on you called me the ‘Crutch boy’ and called for me as soon as you wanted to impress on a Doctor or a Minister etc. Again you used me to make people to believe that you were divine.”
However, Conny told a very different story in an article entitled, God’s Little Clown. In this article, Conny related how he had sustained a “badly crushed” knee after being trampled by a horse. While in the hospital (with his leg in a cast) Conny’s friends asked him to take a group to India to see Sai Baba. Conny’s doctor said that such a trip was “out of the question” and that Conny “would not be able to walk for at least six months”. Nevertheless, due to his friend’s insistence, Conny went “hobbling with crutches” to India, against his doctors orders.
Sai Baba called Conny’s group for an interview and Conny said:
“In the interview Swami said to me, ‘Get up without the crutches.’ I protested, ‘No!’ He said, ‘Get up’, and repeated this a third time. Somehow I got up and as I did so I felt a surge of energy shooting through my leg from the foot right through my body to my head. I was able to walk normally and unaware, started dancing around like a fool shouting, ‘I can walk, I can walk!’ When we walked out of the interview room, I held my crutches high over my head for all to see.”
Conny experienced a “surge of energy” and the ability to dance on a badly crushed knee that his doctor said he would be able to walk on for at least six months! And this was not a miracle! In the first version, Conny said that SSB told him to let go of his crutches and walk on the “compound...in front of everyone” and was later called for an interview. In his second version, SSB called him for an interview first and told him to “get up” without his crutches (in the interview room, not the compound) and that Conny raised his crutches, over his head, on his way out of the interview room. In the first version, Conny claimed that SSB did not cure him, but faked a cure and allowed others to create their own stories of the “miracle”. In the second version, Conny said that the felt a “surge of energy” shooting through his leg and was able to dance on a “badly crushed knee” that his doctor said he would not be able to walk on for at least six months! Why did Conny change his story?
Conny also related this story to Americans at the XIII Annual South Central Regional Conference in Houston Texas, on September 4th – 7th 1998 (which was recorded on audio tapes). In the third version to this story, Conny said that his knee was broken into 6 pieces and the doctors said that he would not be able to walk for at least 3 months (not 6 months, as claimed earlier).
Like the first version, SSB called Conny out onto the compound and asked him to let go of his crutch and walk. After having the cruch knocked out of his hand, Conny stood there on one leg and Baba told him to “Go”. The third time SSB told Conny this, Conny said:
“And I don’t know what happened, there was some explosion from my feet, coming from Earth, going all the way up and blow my mind. No conscious whatsoever. And from that moment, I don’t know anything about what happened...From that moment when this bubbles came, or electricity, or whatever it came. It went out through my head and blow my consciousness. I don’t know anything. But I have heard it and have heard people say that have seen the video, I jumped, I screamed, like the cartoons, you know? Like that. I jumped around shouting and screaming and run up to the ladies there. And somehow, I ended up in the interview room. I didn’t know what. Baba was doing the darshan. I somehow made my way up to the interview room. With the two legs. Without pain or anything...Of course, I didn’t go back to the crutches at all.”
Despite the miraculous nature of his cure, Conny is now claiming that it was not a miracle and there was nothing miraculous about it! Connie Larsson told this story (many times) to various groups of devotees all around the world.
Update: August 28th 2006: Just recently, Conny replied to some questions on his own website and contradicted himself yet again. This time around, Conny claimed:
- That he was operated a couple of months earlier to the time he went to Puttaparthi.
- By the time he went to Puttaparthi he was using only one crutch.
- He had been given permission from his doctors to go to Puttaparthi.
- Ann-Marie Eherenkrona (the lady who wrote Conny’s story in a book called “God’s Little Clown”) slanted Conny’s story with a favorable bias.
All four of these points are contradicted by Conny’s testimonies given in September 1998 (10 months prior to his defection from Sai Baba) at the XIII Annual South Central Regional Conference in Houston Texas, in which Conny told his “crushed knee story” and specifically stated, out of his own mouth, the following:
1) “So now, I had crushed my knee. One of my divine horses kicked me so bad, my knee was broken in six pieces. I had two legs in one. Just hanging apart. I went through the severe operation and I was scheduled to go to Baba and they told me though ‘No. You have to stay 3 months hospitalized.’ I had an iron needle stick, thick like this, all through my heel and I was hanging with the legs like this and I was lying there newly operated. And I thought, ‘I can’t do it. I just can’t come there.’ And I was so sad. And then, after 3-4 weeks, or something like that. Maybe 5 weeks. People started to come and say, ‘We can’t go. If you don’t go, we don’t go.’ And I was usually the one who brought people down there (Reference).”
My Comment: Now, Conny is trying to say that he was operated a few months prior, and not 5 weeks like he formerly claimed. The doctors told Conny that he would have to be hospitalized for 3 months.
2) “And at that time, I had to go on the crutches. And when I go on the crutches, I had to do like this. With the both of the legs because as soon as I did anything it was so hurting...And I had so much pain. So I thought, “Oh you man! You don’t pass me!” And I was thinking, I was using the word, that pain can do you use...So then people somehow opened up and on the way, I dropped one of the crutches. I had only one crutch and I had such a difficulty to come through. And then he took me out there, on one of the crutches, and I had to use one crutch and one leg and letting the other leg hang in the air (Reference).”
My Comment: Therefore, Conny was using two crutches at that time and dropped one in the commotion. He said he was suffering from immense pain and was even swearing at Baba in his head because the pain was so intense! After Baba healed Conny, he claimed he was totally and completely free from pain. Now, however, Conny is attempting to tell others that his knee was in such a good state that he was only using one crutch.
3) “And then they approached the professor of the clinic and said that, ‘This is the situation. He is leading us. We can take him in a wheelchair, or whatever.’ And they said, ‘No. The doctor says no. No way. He’s going to be in the bed for at least 8 or 10 weeks.’ And then, they kept on arguing with the doctors and finally one of the doctors, there were many at the team, said, ‘On your own risk. Don’t involve us in this. It’s your own risk.’ (Reference)
My Comment: Therefore, the doctors did not give their permission as Conny is now claiming.
4) My Comment: Perhaps Ann-Marie Eherenkrona slanted “God’s Little Clown” with her favorable bias. However, Conny never dissented with Ann-Marie’s story and even repeated it with more fervor and devotion than was related in the book. Ann-Marie could not slant Conny’s actual words and testimony that were given at the Sai Retreat in Houston Texas where Conny made all these claims out of his own mouth (Reference).
Conny can’t keep any of his stories straight (which is why he is wholly unbelievable). So we are faced with two possibilities: Conny lied when he was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba or he is lying now. Either scenario does not bode well for Conny Larsson (formerly “God’s Little Clown” and presently a very non-cognus mentus Anti-Sai Clown).
Larsson, Conny: Miscellaneous:
I am not the first person to discuss Conny’s contradictions. ExBaba.com had a page on their site (duplicated from the “Sai Critic” website), that talked in depth about Conny Larrson. ExBaba.com later realized that the page was not Pro-Connie Larsson and removed it. However, I revived the page. Click Here to read a commentary, about Connie Larson, that was removed from the ExBaba site.
I have received 4 unedited audio tapes from the XIII Annual South Central Regional Conference, held in Houston Texas on September 4th – 7th 1998, in which Conny Larsson was a guest speaker. On these tapes, Conny Larsson was eulogizing Sathya Sai Baba as God Incarnate and also relating first-hand miraculous experiences with great emotion and devotion. Click Here to view the transcripts. These tapes were made about 10 months before Mr. Larsson defected from the Sai Movement and about 13 years after he allegedly knew that his guru was allegedly sexually abusing other men.
Conny Larsson is also the Webmaster and Registrant for the Anti-Sai Site: saibabaexpose.com (Ref), which is comprised of 130+ Anti-Sai pages (Ref). Conny Larson also provides many links to Sanjay Dadlani’s blog. Click Here to view my articles about Sanjay Dadlani and his numerous lies, requests for Jesus Pornography and kinky, deviant and vulgar blog posts. These are the types of people that Conny Larsson fully associates with and promotes! Conny Larsson also blatantly lied about Gerald Moreno being the owner for the sathyasaibaba.com domain! Tsk.
Did Conny Larsson Pay People To Lie About Sathya Sai Baba?:
Click Here to view an email I received (from one of the Zimnicki Twins from Poland) and a startling claim that Conny Larsson offered them money to lie about Sathya Sai Baba!
Conny Larsson’s Talk At A FECRIS Conference In Brussels:
The following claims made by Conny Larsson prove that he is a deeply disturbed individual who will shamelessly resort to blatant lies to smear Sathya Sai Baba’s name. Conny Larson claimed, with no proof or evidence, that:
- The Sai Org is a “money laundering machine”
- “From day one it organised a paedophile ring trafficking people back and forth i.e. young Indian boys are sent to America and American coloured men from ghettoes in New York etc. are sent to the Indian fellows and mostly to the Ashram.”
- “The Ashram itself today, receives from 10 000 to 1 000 000 people. There is continual trafficking in people that arrive by plane. There is a new airport which has been built.”
One will notice that these claims are new. Never before has Conny claimed that Sathya Sai Baba or the Sai Org ran/runs a pedophile ring or a people trafficking ring! Where is the proof? There is no proof! Conny Larsson is a mentally disturbed person (admittedly) who is a pathological liar who supports and promotes other pathological liars and deviant perverts like Sanjay Kishore Dadlani. Conny is obviously doing what he does best: Embellish. One can’t help to notice that Conny’s claims and allegations against Sathya Sai Baba are getting more and more extreme and desperate. This leaves one with the distinct impression that Conny is totally unreliable, dishonest and deceitful.
Conny claimed he knows everything that goes on in the Sai Org. After making this claim, Conny stated (matter-of-factly) that Isaac Tigrett donated $108 million dollars to build the Super Specialty Hospital. In actuality, Tigrett donated $20 million dollars. Why did Conny Larsson embellish the donation amount made by Tigrett five-fold? Conny also implied that the Super Specialty Hospital is stealing organs from poor Indians. Where is the proof? Don’t ask Conny. He doesn’t know.
Then Conny rambled on about the Unesco withdrawal. Conny failed to mention the fact that Anti-Sai Activists have been attacking Unesco since February of 2005! Click Here to read the real story behind the Unesco Withdrawal. Why did Conny Larsson leave out this relevant information?
Finally, to top off Conny’s over-emotional rantings and ravings, he claimed that he fears so much for his life that he moved to Cyprus. Nothing like publicly tipping off potential felons as to one’s new place of residence! They don’t come much nuttier than Conny Larsson.