There was also Dr. Heidi Fittkau, the high profile and beloved of Jayanti and Janki Kripalani, German BK VIP. She ended up detained in Police custody for twelve days before being released without charges for organizing some weird New Age ritual someone erroneously, we hope, reported as being a mass suicide!in the night wrote:As far as I know the only ex-BK to go-on and start a "BK Splinter group" is Verendra Dev Dixit.
Miss Fittgau-Garthe's group was called Isis Holistic Centre, or Atma Center. While it was suggested that the group arose from a split in the Order of the Solar Temple, investigation later showed that the group was in no way connected to the Solar Temple suicide cult.
Note the same fascination with royalty that runs parallel through BK, PBK and even breakway cults. Clinically, these are known as "delusions of grandeur" and are common amongst mad, or slightly mad but still functional people.apologetics.net wrote:During the January 8 raid, police seized documents they believed to be suicide notes. Titled, Herzenschlüssel ('Keys to the heart’'), the documents show that Fittgau-Garthe's devotees reportedly considered her to be divine, and expressed their expectation to be united with her by dying. In a January 25, 1998 program broadcast by Germany's RTL-Spiegel TV, a devotee stated that the notes referred to killing of the 'ego' rather than the body.
Hansjorg Hemminger, co-author of a book on sects, Second-Hand Soul, says Fittkau-Garthe referred to herself as "The Source."
According to Der Spiegel, 4/1998, Ms Fittkau-Garthe said the victims of the Nazi Holocaust owed their deaths to karma, to their own bad actions in past lives. She herself claimed to have been Czar Nicholas II in a former life. A disobedient cult member had supposedly been Lenin, murderer of Fittkau-Garthe's previous incarnation's family; who could make up for that only by total obedience to Fittkau-Garthe in this life.
Apparently, Fittkau-Garthe had been the leader of the Hamburg branch of the Brahma Kumaris religious group (founded in the 1930s in India; headquarters at Mt. Abu). She retained its doctrine of an elite of 'golden souls', destined to reincarnate to rule the world in a new world era, and its belief in "Shiv Baba" (or "Brahma Baba") as supreme deity.
Occult tendencies tend to see Tenerife, and especially Mt. Teide, as a remnant of the mythical former continent Atlantis. At least six UFO cults regularly meet on Mt. Teide, according to Der Spiegel, 4/1998.