December 9, 2014
The woman known as Shishy has told the child sex abuse royal commission today that her lover, Swami Akhandananda Saraswati, also raped her with a double-barrelled shotgun, sliced at her vagina and cut moles out with a penknife but refused her medical treatment.
Her lawyer, Karen McGlinchey, said the commission should hear Shishy’s personal story because she had received a tough time in the media since the commission began its hearing last week into the response of the Satyananda Yoga Ashram at Mangrove Mountain into allegations and reports of child sex abuse between 1974 and 2014.
“Shishy has received the most shocking trial in the media and I think that the media should have the opportunity to report her side of the story as well,” Ms McGlinchey said.
Shishy said that when she could not take the contraceptive pill or use an IUD, she used a “traditional” yoga method of drinking her lover’s urine.
“I was required to drink the urine straight from (his) penis in order to be immune from falling pregnant to him,” she said.
However she accepted that it was not all that successful because she became pregnant twice and both times had abortions, the second one self-administered using herbs and a hot bath.
She said she also had sex with the founder of the Indian-based movement, Guru Swami Satyandanda Saraswati, and also drank his urine as a contraceptive.