Welcome to a site that seeks to
provide an incisive critique of the current promotional activities pursued by
and his various organisations, such as The
Prem Rawat Foundation
and Words of Peace Global (WOPG).
Financing the Promotion and Lifestyle of
Prem Rawat. Only a small proportion of the finances that are used to
promote and support Prem Rawat are open to public scrutiny, the direction of
those funds are revealing.
The lengths that Prem
Rawat’s followers will go to ensure that their master’s veneer of
legitimacy is maintained has been revealed to include arrant
information about Prem Rawat is excluded from the “biggest free-content
encyclopedia” and just what it is that you will not find in Wikipedia
Commentary on the Lord Mayor's Appeal.
Prem Rawat: An examination of his
philosophy and rhetorical technique.
Narrative on Prem
Rawat's continuous ambition of Spreading
Prem Rawat and his supporting
organisations present themselves as being concerned with education,
spirituality and philanthropy, however the promotional activities that they
pursue are unusually aggressive in comparison to the common standards of the
"not for profit" sectors in which Rawat and his organisations seek to operate.
In the light of this
unusually aggressive stance, Prem-Rawat-Critique places a particular emphasis
on the legal and ethical aspects of the promotion of Prem Rawat.
Prem Rawat's Elan Vital
organisation has twice employed the provisions of the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (USA) against websites that carry information that Prem Rawat and
his supporters consider to be damaging. In 2003 the
site was served with a DMCA notice and in 2005 Elan Vital, Inc. (EVI) slapped
a DMCA notice on the hosting company for
Prem-Rawat-Maharaji.info (PRMI) resulting in that site being
forced off-line. PRMI's hosting company accepted that the DMCA notice
submitted by Elan Vital was groundless and. PRMI was
notice against Prem-Rawat-Maharaji.info was submitted by EVI, which as in the
earlier Ex-premie organisation case EVI declined
to pursue. Further details and commentary of this action by EVI can be found
Prem Rawat and his supporting
organisations are concerned to ensure that individuals who become involved
with Rawat's "teaching" should not subsequently offer public criticism of
Rawat or his organisations. Issues of free expression, promotion of stigma and
institutional obfuscation are dealt with in an examination of Rawat's
promotional device The Keys
The promotional effort of Prem
Rawat's supporting organisations in recent years has been focussed on the
Legitimacy Project a key aspect of which has been
a concerted attempt to link Prem Rawat with the United
Any success of the "legitimacy
project" would be undermined by suggestion of financial impropriety, Elan
Vital is engaged in a re-presentation of at least one of the many strands of
the fiscal history of the Prem Rawat movement.
THE SELLING POINT AND THE SALES PITCH:
is just one of many ‘gurus’ who became popular in the 1970s, Rawat’s claim to
a unique selling point was the unremarkable mediation that he calls
Rawat’s main activity is in selling the idea of his Knowledge, the philosophy
and the techniques Rawat uses to make his
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