Wednesday, January 22, 2014

195. Another Krishna Venta blog

There's another Krishna Venta blog out there other than this one - - and it contains some good stuff.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

194. "The Mystery of Kay's Cross" (YouTube video series)

Presenting "The Mystery of Kay's Cross," a five part YouTube video series by Matthew Havertz.  See also and

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

192. Krishna & Ruth Venta, 1949


If I can secure a free minute to do so, I'll be purchasing the original of this photo from eBay.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

191. Mysterious Kaysville cross opens to the public

From the article: "The K could also stand for “Krishna Venta,” a California cult leader who claimed to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ who passed through Kaysville in the late 1940s.  'It seems the most plausible,' Peterson said of Krishna Venta. 'He was a real person.'"
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

190. Photos of the Fountain of the World's Alaska property - My thanks to a person known to me only as "Travis," who forwarded this link to me with the note, "Here are some of my pictures I thought you might be interested in seeing."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

189. "Memories of a Cult from my childhood..."

This person's blog entry is a retread of the items one already finds on the web regarding Krishna Venta.  The only real items of interest in it, at least in my opinion are:
"They [Fountain members] used to show up in my little town every so often, elegant in white robes, and somewhat inelegant in the aroma that wafted from beneath those robes. They'd go door to door, asking for donations. My mother, soft-hearted and kindly woman that she was, always gave them a dollar or two, and then cautioned us children not to mention that to our father, who was less soft-hearted and tended to be unkind to crazy people coming to the door...I was all of 13 years old when that [the December 1958 explosion] happened, and it was the talk of the town for some time. We were not supposed to know about the philandery, of course, being so young, but we did."

For years now, I've been friends with a person who belonged to Krishna Venta's Fountain of the World for twenty years.  Their response to the above was, "What aroma came from under our robes? We showered normally all the time.  It's so amazing what people can say, isn't it?"

Monday, May 21, 2012

187. Fountain members, 1956

This group's moderator recently purchased the original of this photo.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

185. Priest Charles

I'm told that the person in the above photo is Brother Charles...
...who was later known at the Fountain as Priest Charles.

184. Sacramento, California, October 15, 1959

This photo was taken on October 15, 1959, ten months after Krishna Venta's death, as Fountain members protested Caryl Chessman's death sentence.

At left, holding the pamphlets, is Brother Charles.  Next to him, with the Fountain of the World sign, is Bishop Asaiah.  And at far right, holding the "Crusade for World Peace" sign, is Brother Wilbur Yates.  The remaining four men are currently unidentified.

This group's moderator recently purchased the original of this photo.

Friday, April 6, 2012

183. Chicago, December 1952

This group's moderator recently purchased the original of this photo.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

182. Okay, Manson, which is it?

At least once on this blog, it's been reported that Manson has claimed that Krishna Venta commited suicide in order to make a statement about the ecology.  But then there's another (undated) link wherein, beginning at 40 seconds in, Manson says Krishna Venta was "having a sex orgy one night with about 12 or 15 women, and in those days - back in the 1940s - that wasn't very well accepted.  So, what happened was someone put dynamite up underneath his house and blew him up.  They blew him up, blew his wife and all his children, blew everybody up, blew about 15 or 20 people up...and I was a kind looking at this."

So, which is it?  Of course, both of Manson's versions of history are way off the mark.

There's plenty of erroneous information in the above.  For one, more than likely, Krishna Venta was asleep when the suicide bombing occured, so it's doubtful he was having sex with anyone.  The bombing occured in 1958, when Manson was pimping on the streets, not the 1940s.  Krishna Venta's wife was in Alaska at the time and, while children definitely were injured and killed, none of Krishna Venta's children died that night.