Thursday, August 23, 2007

TV Station's Cannon Aimed At Master Charles

File under: Gurubusting, Hands Where They Don't Belong, Satscams and The Siddhi of PR

Fantasy apparition-employing fauxru Master Charles Cannon has been keeping himself in the local news in Virginia with his "Blessed Mother" scam. Now, a Charlottesville, VA, TV station news department is looking to dig up some dirt:
***WCAV WOULD LIKE TO DO ANOTHER STORY ON SYNCHRONICITY. IF YOU WERE EVER A MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ARE WILLING TO GO ON CAMERA TO TELL YOUR STORY ABOUT YOUR POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO INTERVIEWS@WCAV.TV.***
Master Charles was once Swami Vivekananda in the employ of the little girl diddling Baba Muktananda:
Ex-devotees told Rodarmor that Muktananda used a specially built table at the South Fallsburg ashram for his sexual encounters, that in India he had a habit of visiting the girls' dormitories at night, and that it was his custom to bestow gifts of money and jewelry on young women whom he summoned to his room. (If a young woman suddenly appeared wearing new jewelry, the ex-devotees said, it was understood that she had been tapped by the guru.) Michael Dinga, an Oakland contractor and a former SYDA Foundation trustee and devotee, who was in charge of construction at South Fallsburg for many years but became disillusioned and left SYDA in 1980, told Rodarmor that "it was supposed to be Muktananda's big secret, but since many of the girls were in their early to middle teens, it was hard to keep it secret."
Charles also hooked up with two other ex-SYDA swamis to form a Three Stooges of enlightenment a few years back. And based on some of the comments about him on the WCAV website, it could be that MC has been playing rather loose with the T(ax) C(ode). He also appears to have had some trouble keeping his hands from where they don't belong.

It looks like MC better get with the BM and have her KO the TV ND that's gunning for him now. We're looking forward to reporting just what they turn up in their investigation.

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5 Comments:

At 9/29/2007 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad that on 9-28-07, after over 675 comments, WCAV apparently ran out of courage and removed all the comments after the article and announced they would accept no more. Who got to them?

 
At 12/29/2009 6:01 PM, Anonymous Stuart Leitch said...

Many of the 675 comments were regarding alleged abuses that were occurring at their new-age style ashram. Perhaps "Master" Charles got nervous about all the bad publicity re: the treatment of his former slaves and threatened to sue WCAV. I wonder, does anybody out there have all those comments saved on their computer? It would be great to see the truth come out again & posted on a blog or a message board for all to see!

 
At 3/08/2010 4:08 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Master Charles was always very big on having a few personal assistants around, always young males. I was one of them. I was told that it was a spiritual initiation. I realize now it was just oral sex. Since when is a teacher supposed to have his students go down on him. Anyway, I was naive and it was (and still is) a cult.

 
At 7/23/2011 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE... Do not go to their retreats or let your sons go their ashram! Our son Ben has been not allowed to leave there or contact us. If anybody knows anything about Ben's whereabouts or can get him to call his parents, we would be so grateful. Ben, if you can read this, PLEASE, just get out of there. Any information about our son would be much appreciated. We are so worried.

 
At 2/08/2016 1:28 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

I know your son Ben. He is the personal assistant. He spends almost all his time with Charles Cannon. Charles takes him out on dates to fancy restaurants. Ben told me they had wine and cake. Charles bought him a leather jacket. The rest of the "monks"just live in moldy trailers but the young good looking Ben is treated special. Thomas as well. I lived there for 5 months. I have confirmed that the place is a terrible cult. I wish Ben would leave. He seems like such a good person & I hate thinking about what is happening to him, all the while he thinks it is a good place.

 

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