New material on the Sai Exposure at his new website - see here
Kevin R. D. Shepherd (born 1950) is a British writer. He has composed diverse books ranging from Psychology in Science (1983) to Pointed Observations (2005). He created the small independent publishing imprint known as Citizen Initiative,
On his original website at citizen initiative (click here) Kevin R.D. Shepherd discusses the Sai Baba issue.
That website relates to new spirituality, which K.R.D. Shepherd sees as too often exploitative rather than remedial. Not least this is the case with Sathya Sai Baba, Shepherd maintains. He resorts to scholarly and professorial data instead of popular writer output. Among other weighty cult-related analysis and criticism - the site includes critical data about Sathya Sai Baba and the campaign of defenders to discredit in any way possible critics and/or former followers of Sai Baba.
Quotation from his website: "Internet revelations since the year 2000 have seriously upset the image of the “miracle guru” and the “social benefactor guru.” The miracles of Sathya Sai Baba have been exposed as trickery and sleight of hand, while the popular role of benefactor is gravely compromised by strongly alleged behind the scenes activities of sexual abuse. It was obvious that American devotees now feared the Wikipedia link with websites associated with Robert Priddy and other ex-devotees who have expressed many complaints at the movement (or Organisation) which they view as a cult."
Kevin R.D. Shepherd also has the following web sites http://citizeninitiative.com and http://kevinrdshepherd.info/
See also Kevin Shepherd' blog