Modern Miracles: The Story of Sathya Sai Baba, a Modern Day Prophet
By Erlendur Haraldsson
From the publisher’s website: Sathya Sai Baba, one of India’s most famous Swamis, was one of the most enigmatic and remarkable religious figures in recent times. Millions followed him and accepted his claim of being a modern day Avatar – a God Man.
Modern Miracles is the result of four decades of investigation into the apparently miraculous phenomena associated with Sai Baba. It expands upon earlier editions which were published in the 1980s under the titles Miracles are My Visiting Cards and Modern Miracles. There followed translations in 11 languages that resulted in 17 editions.
The earlier editions were based on observations and investigations up to the early 1980s. Now, after 30 years and almost two years after the death of Sai Baba, it is time to sum up what has been learnt about this religious and spiritual figure who has had great influence on millions of people, and for whom no match can be found in modern times.
The author, Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson, on whose painstaking investigations this book is based, has been a professor of psychology at the University of Iceland and is the author of numerous scientific publications. Unlike many academics he has never hesitated to study interesting phenomena first-hand, and his investigation into the psychic phenomena attributed to Sai Baba is no exception. Haraldsson made many first-hand observations of materializations and had nine face-to-face interviews with Sai Baba during 19 trips to India.
Modern Miracles. White Crow Books, August 2013. ISBN 978-1-908733-26-9
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A review by Brian Steel appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.