The first American 'VIP BK' was Dr Harold Strietfield, an associate of the Essalen Institute, who wrote about his BK experiences in this book. Although repeating the foundational errors of Adi Dev, it is a rewarding read, but now out of print.

San Francisco? Texas?

Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, San Francisco, California.

Websites, newspapers and BK PR has told us for years that Dadi Janki had ‘the most stable mind in the world', and according to the BKWSU website, this  was shown to be by the 'Medical and Science Research Institute of the University of Texas’ in 1978.

It has also been claimed on websites  and elsewhere that such 'tests' never took place

However, we have spoken to western BK’s who attended the Langley Porter Psychiatric institute at UC San Francisco in 1978, with Dadi Janki.They echo the experience below.

  The late Dr Harold Streitfield, an early American BKWSU adherent, writes in his book “God's Plan : The Complete Guide to the Future” (Raja Press 1981):

 ‘Dadi Janki made world tours in 1978 and 1979. In Melbourne, San Antonio and San Francisco she allowed herself to be tested on an EEG with the most startling results. In San Francisco I arranged and witnessed her testing. Her performance was unprecedented: constant delta waves during wakefulness under all conditions. Delta is the slowest brain wave and and appears only during deep sleep. This unusual finding is open to various interpretations. To me it suggested that she had achieved constant soul-consciousness since the soul detaches itself from the body in deep sleep.’

 We heard recently from a senior western sister who was present at the tests made on Dadi Janki ( though in 1980 she says, not 1978) . she writes:

'It was the doctors at Langley Porter who found that Dadi maintained Delta waves consistently during any task: mathematical problem solving, or just normally being herself, or sleeping.  These were the people who said that "this indicated that she seemed to have found a way to separate her consciousness from the brain stem".  These were the people who found this very extraordinary and as a result stated that she appeared to be "the most stable mind in the world.”  I believe they had made this written statement to Harold Streitfeld, which he then communicated to us.  These statements did not originate in media reports.  Following the tests done in California no mention was made to the media.  I believe all mentions to the media were made in Texas not in California'. 

Mention is made of the tests in Dadi Janki's book 'Companion of God', though BKWSU seemed to get the name of the institute wrong: it was apparently LPPI at UC, rather than MSRI at UT, which has led to some confusion and accusations of deceit. Though maybe it was both, but BK aren't telling. And Harold aslso mentions EEG tests in Melbourne...?

Foe whatever reasons, BK London has dissociated itself from the claim, and sent a ‘cease and desist’ order to centres outside India, requesting 'the most stable mind' claim no longer  be referenced in BK PR. 




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BK VIJAYA KUMAR | Reply 12.02.2015 18:04


MABK INFO 13.02.2015 18:57

Hi vijaya : No..there is no such award, never has been! And as this page makes clear the real story is very different to the one told by BK Media in India..

per marshall | Reply 19.02.2014 15:00

well , the test did happen and the results were impressive in any case - original SF BK

MABK INFO 13.02.2015 19:01

Not really Per, as Harold points out the results were 'inconclusive' and no Langley Porter scientist has ever come forward to verify the claims

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15.06 | 08:39

Goodonya Robin.

27.01 | 12:00

Hi Moninder: you no doubt read site ref DADI JANKI CLARITY ref DJ EEG. No ‘scientific report’ was provided to support the claim, so actuality unclear.

26.01 | 12:09

Can anyone provide me scientific references or reports about Dadi Janki ji's EEG tests!?

19.09 | 16:49

Nice to find this site, Robin. An oasis in the ocean of dross which is so often BKism.

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