From Norbert K@21:1/5 to All on Sat Jul 31 04:59:50 2021
According to Albert Goldman, "Magic" Alex Mardas had witnessed the Maharishi attempting to seduce several of his attractive young female disciples. On one such occasion, Mardas made a loud noise, inducing the giggling guru to give a nervous start,
rearrange his clothes, and send the girl away. Mardas had the girl discuss her experiences with John Lennon and George Harrison. Lennon realized that the Maharishi's purported celibacy was false and decided to leave Rishikesh. The next morning, when
the Maharishi demanded to know why Lennon & his entourage were leaving, Lennon retorted, "If you're so cosmic, you'll know why."
One of the Maharishi's disciples was Linda Pearce, who later admitted that the Maharishi had seduced her, taking her virginity. Subsequently, they had sex regularly. Pearce says that when she asked Maharishi about his claims of celibacy, he
replied that "There are exceptions to every rule." Pearce added, "I don't think I was the only girl."
In her memoir What Falls Away, Mia Farrow describes an occasion on which the Maharishi had invited her to his private meditation chamber. The room was below ground, dark and cavernous. Abruptly, Farrow found herself in the grip of the guru's "
hairy" arms. She pushed him away, exited the compound, and made plans to return to the States.