It’s hardly a coincidence I mention I’m talking to the police and the Universal Medicine Propaganda Machine wheels out it’s very own Esoteric cop. A word to said ‘Investigator’ follows, as well as special questions for the Esoteric lawyers, and while I’m at it, a warning to the cult social workers and school teachers as well. The cult doctors can wait.
An Investigators Perspective Part 1: Serge Benhayon ‘On the Money’ Regarding Alcohol.
November 13, 2012by E.W. Police Officer: AustraliaI have served in the Police Force for seventeen years within metropolitan, state and federal departments. In this time I have been exposed to many investigations. It is not without good reason that the one area in law where police are considered to be ‘experts’, is in providing evidence of opinion regarding drunken behaviour.Dealing with alcohol-related incidents is now recognised as a major drain on resources for all emergency services.I have dealt with the mindless violence associated with alcohol and witnessed the catastrophic damage it does to individuals, families and communities. Let me be very clear – if you are going to be seriously assaulted or meet an untimely end, by accident or design, including vehicle accident or brawl, in approximately 80% of cases alcohol will be a contributing factor!
WELL OMG!! So did it take you 17 years in law enforcement to figure that out? Or did you attend a special course?
The remainder of the article carries on like that, blah blah, alcohol is TERRIBLE! – violence, aggression, aggravation OMG OMG!!!…
I have observed firsthand that the common ingredient existing throughout all the various forms of violence, be that from domestic to football-related, or simply mindless violence – is ALCOHOL! It is most definitely not just drugs alone. My experience, which history also demonstrates, is that alcohol and violence have a symbiotic correlation.
So what about the thugs who don’t drink? Or in 17 years of your distinguished career did you never see that?
And what about the vast numbers of people who are able to drink in moderation without becoming aggressive or violent?
Oh, I forgot, you’ve done your policing on Planet Serge, where you’re either a drunken PRANIC! demonic bully abuser criminal or an angelic Esoteric student doing ‘the Work’.
So, Serge Benhayon has correctly identified what he describes as the complete and utter personality alteration of those under the influence of alcohol – not known as ‘spirits’ for no reason. He has completely and accurately described the change in personality, the devastations to the home and family, and the impact on physical well being that alcohol causes.
Yes, because Serge is the world’s first GENIUS! And I totally agree with the utter personality change. After his nightly nip or two of scotch, my bestie’s Dad, Johnny, transforms from a cardigan wearing trappist IT engineer/geek who has never raised his voice in his life, to a cardigan wearing trappist with a pink face and a subtle tendency to giggle, followed by intermittent nodding off in front of the ABC. And that’s dosed up with chocolate and coffee as well.
Give us a break.
Anyway, my message to the cult cop is this: Regardless of whether you are who we think you are and work where we think you do, I’d advise you to take special care when it comes to conflicts of interest or abuses of your power. Because if we get the slightest hint you are prejudicing enquiries, investigations or the issuing of orders, we’ll report you. We know the police code of conduct, we know when it’s being breached and you’re not difficult to flag.
For any of our readers, contact us if you think a police officer or any other government worker connected with the cult has behaved prejudicially in dealings with you. We’ll make sure your complaint is heard all the way to the top.
Now a whine from a cult lawyer.
Part of the SergeProp extravaganza of Esoteric defensiveness that erupted when the media began exposing the harm, perhaps this is a little outdated:
by P.F., Australia(September 10, 2012)After reading your article “Newage ‘medicine’ of Serge Benhayon leaves trail of broken families” I am left with a number of questions.
Firstly: Why weren’t some of the doctors and specialists mentioned asked why they might refer people to Universal Medicine? There could possibly be a story in that. Not a sensational ‘brainwashed devotees’ type story but a story that might actually provide people with some useful information that could make a difference in their lives.
Um, dear, because the doctors are cult recruiters with major conflicts of interest – as all of them have financial and personal relationships with Serge and the Benhayon family. Consequently, they’re rather difficult to take seriously.
Secondly: What is the relevance of the comment that Serge has “mainly female followers”? Branding people who attend Universal Medicine practitioners and courses as ‘followers’ is demeaning in itself; however, the reporter goes further and implies that women are easily led and manipulated.
The relevance, Paula, is it’s a fact. Facts tend to be relevant, especially in the world outside of UM. Aren’t you a lawyer? I’d class anyone who has a headful of Serge all day every day, follows his nonsensical diet, wears his symbol jewellery, sits on the symbols, listens to his recordings, reads all his books, attends his courses and meetings and is heard frequently reciting and repetitively blogging his SergeSpeak laden doctrines a follower. You’d probably call them a ‘brother’.
As a woman with two degrees, working as a lawyer in an busy law practice, I am offended by the implication that I follow someone else rather than discern for myself how to live my life and that I am gullible and easily led based on my gender.
So how much business do you get from UniMed?
Thirdly: Why weren’t the stories of some of the women/men who have apparently left their partners told? A serious claim is made by a group of people that their relationships have failed because of the influence of one man. A responsible journalist would have sought out and presented the other side of the story. As a lawyer I see people who are settling their affairs after relationship breakdowns. In my experience, relationships break down for a variety of reasons and that it is rarely the fault of one party.
In the case of UM, it’s three parties. And that’s not counting the group.
I do find it to be quite common however for people to find it difficult to see their part in the relationship breakdown, and in their hurt they look elsewhere to lay blame.
So you’re another amateur marriage counsellor, Paula? Like Rachel, the mystic dentist mouthing off in the article you cited:
She knew of “a few” couples who split after joining the group as lifestyle changes were “very confronting” for some partners.“But were there cracks in the relationship beforehand?” Dr Hall said. “Maybe the woman decides she’s feeling more confident to go … the other rejected party feels hurt and blames (Universal Medicine).”A lot of them hide behind Serge. They play ‘Serge said’. I’ve known Serge for eight years and he’s never said ‘stay’ or ‘leave’.”
But he has a LOT to say about marriage and relationships, doesn’t he? He never shuts up about it – pontificating with such pronouncements as this in an EDG meeting in front of 200 followers:
You know what? You’ve been married 20 years, you sleep next to an empty person. You have not made love once, you have not met your partner and she has not met you. Truth is she doesn’t like having sex with you but she does it to relieve you.
That’s Serge Benhayon, the ‘healer’, performing group relationship counselling following a meditation/hypnosis warm up. Serge Benhayon, the amateur relationship counsellor, who has no qualifications in anything, making generalized demeaning remarks, duplicated ad nauseum through every recording and every set of notes for every meeting I have.
It’s a pity the journalist didn’t get to talk with this ex follower:
At the same time members of the cult celebrate each time someone ‘chooses’ them Selves despite the pranic manipulations of others especially their partners, children others. Cult members share excitedly news of another inevitable break up of a marriage – one of only two paths either the other partner becomes a cult member too or the relationship dissolves.One marriage in three ends in divorce, and the rates for the break-down of de-facto relationships is likely to be higher. Around 2,000 people attend Universal Medicine events and many hundreds more attend Universal Medicine practitioners. Many of these people are in relationships. The figure of ‘42’ relationships breaking down over the 13 years that Serge has been a practitioner would therefore appear to be well below the national average. Quoting someone as saying the figures are ‘devastating’ and ‘catastrophic’ does not make it true.
And your apologist posturings and bragging that you’re a lawyer doesn’t make it false. We now know 42 was the tip of the iceberg. We have it documented.
Fourthly: What century are we living in? In the last sentence of the article the reporter makes the comment that women who attend a Universal Medicine practitioner for esoteric breast massage are told “to not allow their partners to touch them (their breasts) without permission”. I have not needed Serge Benhayon to tell me that a man should not touch me without my permission…Does the reporter consider that it is acceptable for a man to touch a woman without her permission? Under the Crimes Acts in the various states such sexual touch without consent is called ‘sexual assault’.
Yes, and my lovers make an application in writing every time they feel an urge to touch me, and I make sure I sign a consent form in triplicate with a Justice of the Peace present. It does wonders for the erotic spontaneity in my relationships and is marvellous for establishing trust. In fact, just as a precaution, I’ve taken out a pre-emptive AVO on all men and lesbians on earth in case it crosses their minds to touch me without my permission.
Do you consider, Paula, most of the population aren’t sexual abusers? Even the Crimes Act gets that. Again you’re living on Planet Serge, populated solely by Serge’s sick projections. Part of the reason most of us stay in relationships is because we share the kind of trust which means we don’t have to make formal applications for permission to touch each other. Very few people in my experience make grabs at their desired one without indicating their intentions 😉 and without receiving some reciprocal signal first 😀 xox etc.
Again, this is Serge’s toxic version of amateur relationship counselling. I’ve said it before, if any of you were proper healers, you’d do more than cite dire divorce stats and make derogatory generalizations, and you’d encourage and facilitate the mending of relationships wherever it was possible to do so.
But mending relationships between followers and those who don’t want to join the cult is against Serge’s religion. As the Forum correspondent says: The ‘in truth’ teachings of Serge drives a wedge into the ‘flaws’ in any relationship essentially blaming the other in a very loving way for their inability to see the truth of their pranic lives.
For Serge and his enablers to help heal relationships would curtail his lines of profit and cause fragmentation of the group, aka his ‘investors’.
And while we’re on the subject of consent, Paula. You wrote the above before I published my account of the ovarian reading Serge Benhayon inflicted on me. After a period of grooming, I half heartedly gave in to it under a good deal of ‘gentle’ pressure, without being accurately informed what the ordeal would entail. It was also performed deceptively, under a pretence of healing. No judge in Australia would call that consent.
You make me sick.
A lawyer I consulted (no, you’re not the only lawyer in Australia, dear) was of the opinion the ovarian reading I endured was sexual assault. It was only after some discussion with senior police and considering we probably couldn’t get it to court that I decided not to press charges. However, it is recorded as an ‘event’ with the Lismore station.
As the title of your post suggests, I’m left with a number of questions too. Have you changed your tune, Paula since I posted my story? Or are you still an active apologist, making a show of defending women by citing the Crimes Act, yet contributing to the collective denial of abuses your guru has ‘impressed’ on his followers for years?
Why haven’t any of you disputed what I’ve said? I’ve been labelled a cyber bully by the Brides of Serge, but none of you have disputed the ovarian reading manipulation. He did it to you didn’t he, and if not to you, then other women you know doing his dirty ‘work’? Ask around Paula, seeing you’re such a proud feminist, how many women followers copped an ovarian fishing exercise? Gather some courage. How many women were offered a vaginal examination as well? And while you’re protecting women with the Crimes Act, and knowing what you know goes on, think carefully if you’d be comfortable with allowing adolescent girls to stay in that household.
Career Compromises, Teachers and Social Workers
A number of you need to think carefully about your association with Serge and how it could adversely affect your careers. You need to think about whether it’s worth it. How much are you prepared to defend this character? Where will you draw the line? Particularly as we reveal more facts, and I promise there are more. And more.
It’s not going to get prettier.
And a message for the teachers and DOCS* workers involved with the group. As soon as I get through this round of complaints I’m submitting, I’ll collect all the nasty stuff Serge says about children and education, compile a report and name you to the education departments and DOCS in your states. I’m not kidding. I know of a teachers’ group in Queensland, I know who’s in it and I know children are taken to the meetings and workshops. When your names are put alongside some of Serge’s more revolting pronouncements and anecdotes, like this sickening one of Serge demonstrating ‘entity’ placement and removal on an 8 year old girl at his snake oil, hypnotism and exorcism roadshow:
The most convincing entity sessions I witnessed was not like the pairing up. It was two separate times with a bout 6 different people. It was a fair while ago but I remember Serge would select a volunteer from the audience (joking one time about how the person was coached on what to say). Serge would stand at the back of the room while the person sat or stood on the stage. He would then ask the person questions like ‘what do you think of when you think of the word Love?” There was a 8-10 year old young girl this time and she answered Mom, Dad, happy, friends, etc.. After several other questions, he would then stop take a moment and announce the entity had entered. You could see the girl become fidgety and distracted with a mischievous grin on her face and Serge would ask the same question ‘what do you think of when you think of the word Love?” the first word that came out of her mouth was pain, I cant remember it all in detail but all the words meanings were turned upside down after the entity was reportedly in. I saw grown men speak and express clearly before the possession and during the possession be lost for words and in tears because they simply said they could not feel/express the meaning of the word/s.
If I ‘present’ items like that to the appropriate departments, you won’t be explaining yourselves to me, but the state authorities that employ you.
To our readers, you can help me out by sending useful anecdotes or excerpts from EDG notes, meetings, teachings, audio, whatever. It’ll save me precious time.
Running behind schedule but coming soon: How to make your complaints and grievances official.P.S. Here’s the link to the documentary Eric mentions in the comments below. It’s a brilliant demonstration of hypnotic techniques and cold reading by a professional magician/hypnotist/mentalist. For any of you freaked out by the description above of entity possession, it might do you good to watch it. Serge’s schtick IS trickery and he’s been perfecting it for years – on a large, willing and paying audience he is able to experiment on freely. Derren Brown:MessiahAlso: Wikipedia entry on Derren Brown.
*Karoline’s Ashram. EDG notes October 16, 2010.
*Karoline’s Ashram. EDG notes October 16, 2010.