OMG. Prem Baba is one of the most fake self-called enlightened "gurus"! His name is Janderson Fernandes. Therapist from Monday to Friday, and enlightened guru from Friday afternoon to Sunday night. He became a "guru" by making all his patients his devotees. Only in the recent years he's gone out to spread his "light". He is especially interested in getting US followers. After a period of time in therapy with him, he suggests his patients they need to take ayahusca to heal or move to the next level. Slowly, they become dead-brain. He "initiates" only a selected few to make them feel special and indebted to him. His group is very hierarchical, creating big time competition between all the groups. Great manipulator. His devotees are total fanatics. IT IS A CULT. He makes them give him big donations. He has a beautiful ashram that actually belonged to one of his devotees, who ended up giving him the whole property, and she is now the "care taker" of the place. He names people like Ravishankar as people who have confirmed his enlightenment. First of all, Ravishankar is another fraud. Second of all, why does he go after confirmations of big names to make his enlightenment credible? He then sells a picture - the only one he has - he took with the Dalai Lama when he went to one of his talks. His devotees sell it as if it was such a token: if Prem met the Dalai he is so enlightened. Does that mean then Richard Gere is too? He divorced his wife (has a kid) because she still "still has desires". In recent years he added Vedic teachings to ayahusca (he was a priest of the Santo Dayme group). After 8 hs of drinking that stuff, chanting, dancing and hallucinating, anyone believes anything he says and believe he has "powers" (he does not read any English and there is not a lot of literature in Portuguese on Vedic stuff, everything he knows is borrowed materials he grabs here and there). He has very intelligent, capable, nice devotees, who become brain dead, only thinking and working for him. They call him "Prem", they consider him "their father, their god". I have met the most beautiful people become drones. They are not allowed even to interact with people outside their movement, unless they bring the other into the group. Janderson takes a course and immediately teaches it to his group by saying it is some divine message he received. ie. Vipasana - a whole week of silence, vipasana meditation (of which he has no official training), fasting, and drinking ayahuasca at night - 6 days of this. If you don't get fried, you are strong! He is making tons of money yet note that it is a rule that, according to the laws of the amazon, the santo dayme, no money should be made from it otherwise the plant will play against you. He wants to be big. He wants to take the seat of the guru he visits every year in India. He wants to go worldwide and has added a Sri to his name: Sri Prem Baba. But, just call him "Jan". Another sociopath suffering of big time egomania. He is making tons of money, does not pay taxes, takes the money from his devotees, make them give a lot every month, and pay for consumption of the plant, and the use of the ashram, his therapy costs a lot of money, and his devotees take care of any taxes that belong to him. His devotees will fight to death for him. This is the kind of cult I would not be surprised and I would be afraid that he will make them all "go with him" to the after life. Dangerous charismatic fraud. PS: the women who are with him, one of them at least, is divorced, her husband is another follower, all worked out by him: the divorce, etc. - they are not that normal people, believe me. They look normal. They are not.