Jazzy Guru Bows To Kid-Diddler
File under: Hands Where They Don't Belong and The Siddhi of PR
Lately we've come across several articles about Alice Coltrane, out on tour with a new record to promote and widow of the legendary jazz musician John Coltrane.
A jazz legend in her own right, Alice is also Swamini Turiyasangitananda. She claims to be a teacher of Vedanta, yet she is a devoted follower of the pubescent boy-diddling Satya Sai Baba. She even refers to him as "our Lord." [Ed.note: Now might be a good time for us to try that Drano/Grey Goose cocktail we thought up the other night.]
The fact that she's still pimping the avatard despite the many allegations of sexual abuse against him puts her in one of two minds. Either she knows about the allegations and doesn't believe them, or she knows that they are true.
In either case, it makes poor Alice not much more than the star-struck sycophant of a man many believe to be a child-abusing monster, one quite possibly protected by the local governmental authorities against these claims with some good, old-timey bribery and graft.
The fact that Coltrane calls Sai Baba "Lord" and takes her devotees to his ashram for initiation is a rigorous indictment of her own qualifications as a guru. If you asked us, Alice needs to spend more time on the music, where she might actually do some good, because she sure isn't doing any by holding up Sai Baba as the acme of spiritual realization.
Just keep pounding those keys, Alice. Hopefully one day it will knock a bit of sense into your head.