posting on the forum as "Pam", John Macgregor's accounts of
his 28 years as a premie are recommended reading for anyone
interested in knowing the truth about Maharaji. John set up
the legal structure of Divine Light Mission/Elan Vital in
Australia, has done extensive organising work for EV since
1972, and has also spent significant time with Maharaji
is a freelance Australian journalist, and he won
2001 George Munster Award
for Independent Journalism from the Australian Centre for
Independent Journalism (ACIJ) at the University of
Technology, Sydney (UTS).
first post on the forum, entitled "My Memoirs", appeared on
12th October, 2001, and was dismissed by premies as a
fabrication. Read it here.
his second post, entitled "The Second Coming", posted on
5th November, 2001, he responds to his critics and adds
further details of how Maharaji and EV operate. Read it
third post, entitled "Mind Fuck (Maharaji's Trainings)", was
posted on 16th November 2001, and discusses recent
"training" sessions conducted by Maharaji. Read it
John's main posts are included here. To read the full debate
his posts initiated on the forum, including his critics'
responses, go to the forum
for the relevant dates.
September 2002, one month after the publication of his
by the Australian press,
John Macgregor published the following article on the
appeared in the press was edited from a longer version for
publication. The original, uncut, version