The Association Of Transpersonal Patsies
File under: Satscams and The Siddhi of PR
What else are you going to call an organization who books Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a keynote speaker (along with a slate composed mostly of New Age™ crystal-grippers)?
Guruphiliac operatives deep within the transpersonal psychology community report an upswing in chatter about Sri Sri among TP students in Northern California. We're not at all surprised. Take one self-aggrandizing space-daddy seeking to make himself famous in the States who has patiently cultivated his guru look and act, add a built-in network of cult recruiters in the form of space-daddy-worshiping TP students looking for an angle to help them acquire their own clientèle, and presto, Sri Sri gets hired to speak at a transpersonal psychology conference.
It's yet another demonstration of the brilliance of the Art of Living org's PR Department, who play the What The Bleep Do We Know? crowd like a fiddle with Sri Sri's supposed "advanced degree in physics."
It's just too bad he speaks in terms that would bore anyone with an IQ over 50.