Packaging Death – Serge Benhayon’s Great Esoteric ‘Livingness’ Swindle

A sampler of Benhayon’s writings reveal his formula for the most sinister of power plays. Not content to fleece his students of their funds, he’s designed his Esoteric program to rob them of their health, their connection to humanity and ultimately their lives. All in the name of ‘healing’ and ‘Medicine’.

Life is challenging. We all face difficulties with our health, our relationships and our careers. We all struggle to make sense of the chaos, the randomness of natural disasters, social injustice, the cruelty of other human beings and the fragility of ourselves. Naturally we seek answers, but psychiatrist and author Anthony Storr warns of the entrancing qualities of certainty.

Certainty is hugely seductive, and certainty is offered by all successful leaders: it is an important part of their charisma… As every politician realizes, the image is more compelling than the reality. (Storr, Feet of Clay, 1997, p.217.)

Certainty is what Serge Benyhayon offers to open minded, trusting souls suffering existential angst,  illness, or dissatisfaction with career or relationships. ‘Gentle’ and ‘loving’ Serge, uses all the captivating words; ‘soulfulness’, ‘innermost loving’, ‘Divineness’ etc. in his confident assertions that he is an enlightened being promising freedom from mundane suffering and exclusive guarantees of ascension to higher levels of the soul. He’s also eclectically co-opted a set of comforting archetypes; archangels, Christ, God, Maitreya Buddha, Da Vinci, the Tibetan, with which to entice the unsuspecting into his lethal plan.

Infused through the repetitive, ‘spherical’ convolutions of Benhayon’s writings is a drip feed of divisive polarization and doomsaying, designed to instil dread and dependency. The only positive allusions he offers are poorly defined and abstract, such as ‘joy-full’, ‘fiery’, ‘livingness’, ‘soulfulness’ and ‘stillness’, which in reality denote states of inert dissociation which are impossible to healthily sustain.

In real terms, Esoteric ‘Livingness’ is a program of prohibitions of anything healthy and tangibly life affirming which might bring enjoyment or satisfaction or human bonding (nutritious food, intellectual pursuits, music, the arts, sex, sport, exercise, achievement). The adherent is expected to disconnect from every aspect of self and living that is human or redemptive, including emotion, compassion, altruism, affection, passion, expression and creativity. Affirmative insights into the advantages of being alive, living fully and healthily, and actively engaging with reality and its challenges are completely absent. Rather, the sacred Esoteric way as taught by Serge is a state of paranoid, numb disconnection – a living death.

Having studied an array of gurus from ranging from the benign likes of Rudolph Steiner to the unequivocally evil Jim Jones and David Koresh, Storr elaborates on the kind of gurus to be avoided:

If there is one message I want to convey, it is to distrust characters who are both deeply self-absorbed and also authoritarian. No one knows in the sense that Gurdjieff or Rajneesh or Jung believed that they knew and were supposed to know by their disciples. All authorities whether political or spiritual should be distrusted, and extremely authoritarian characters who divide the wold into ‘us’ and ‘them’ who preach that there is only one way forward, or who believe that they are surrounded by enemies, are particularly to be avoided. It is not necessary to be dogmatic to be effective. The charisma of certainty is a snare which entraps the child who is latent in us all. (Storr, 1997, pp.232-3.) 

In coming weeks, I’ll be expanding on UniMed’s pet themes with more quotes that expose Benhayon’s treacherous intentions. As a kind of introduction, the following provide an outline of his dangerous and expensive scheme of life-negating indoctrination.

From healing to death – step by step

Life is misery, the world is irredeemable.

There exists an entire existence outside the sphere of God, which we call life. It is a sad but very true fact that man has created for himself a living sphere, that is a consciousness, which is an energy field that is co-existent, but separate from the main central and essential core that is the Divine essence of God. (Benhayon, 2006, p.57)

It is a very unfortunate human condition, brought about by the spirit’s penchant to make human life its divine definition, that we choose to not see the extent of the rot we live in. The ‘rot we live in’ meaning the whole race as one species living on the one planet as a one humanity. (Benhayon, S, 2012 New Era Message, p.27

New Age Fire and Brimstone – human beings are to blame for all calamities

Delaying the inevitable that we will return to being the Divine beings we are originally, and still are, will only incur greater forces of resistance. It is these forces that cause our illness and disease and, what we call, rightly or wrongly, ‘climate change’… rightly because it has indeed changed and wrongly because we do not choose to see its real causes – us, in resistance to our Divine truth that causes the planet to correct the mass of ill energy we place upon it. (Benhayon, S, 2012 New Era Message, p.27)

We have had an easy run compared to what is coming post 2012. Just look at what has happened since 2000 – more illness and disease, more earthquakes, much more flooding, calamity, alcohol and caffeine. Everything has intensified immensely, and few choose to seek the truth favouring instead more illusion and more numbing tools and ‘treats’. Don’t blame the Christ or the soul for the intensity; it is you in denial of being those two in one that has caused all you complain about. (Benhayon, 2011,p.717)

Being alive is poisonous to the soul

Prana is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘life energy’. However, Serge spins pranic life energy as ‘cold’, ‘damp’, ‘numbing’, disease inducing and responsible for our separation from the ‘Soul’.

Pranic energy is the root energetic cause of all ill conditions. In addition, we are already well into the phase where the human mind and body are displaying their age old resistance to love (the light of the Soul) and thus, we are seeing more and more cases of what we have predicted much earlier – the case of the ‘multi-symptomatic man’. (Benhayon, 2009, p. 470)

What is the purpose of prana? Put very simply – the focus of prana is to keep the body going. Prana is a purposely designed form of light that keeps one in constant motion. WHY? Because in constant motion we are kept in separation to the Divine light we are originally from and made to express with. (Benhayon, 2009, p. 402)

…this is where it becomes even more disastrous for mankind. Not only is prana the source of life-force that keeps the human being in separation to God, to their soul and leads to all the suffering, conflict, mind-full deceit and illness and disease that that entails for such a human life, it is far, far worse when it is tapped into as a conscious energetic spiritual experience. (Benhayon, 2009, p. 403)

Behaving humanely is also poisonous to body and Soul

Vast and deeply damaging evil is hidden in pranic forms of charity, good, nice and benevolence, and not just in the brutality we can all see is evil. (Benhayon, 2011, p.296)

An emotion is never a true feeling. It is at best the true feeling of your reactions to what you originally felt. Know this energetic truth, for emotions are the root cause of all diseases. (Benhayon, 2011, p.80)

To absorb another’s emotions is not living in-truth, energetically speaking, nor is it true compassion. It is a form of existing through sympathy and empathy without once discerning for oneself whether what is experienced is one’s energy to live with or someone else’s to experience only for themselves. (Benhayon, 2007, pp. 421-2)

The Esoteric Way will reunite you with your Soul

The light of the soul is the one light that will demonstrate once and for all that we are all the Sons of God and thus terminate the seeds of hatred and vile expression of separation that has haunted our very existence from the first arrival here on Earth as spirits from Mars and spirits from Venus. (Benahyon, 2006, p.390)

It promises all kinds of intangible and abstract rewards, as well as freedom from doubt.

It is the esoteric way of life that can reveal the what is from the what is not. 

This is because being esoteric means inner-most. there is no limit to the inner-most and the deeper one goes, the greater the connection. The deeper the connection, the greater the revealing light and thus, the greater the freedom from the Illusion. This deepening quality occurs as one allows this natural process to be impulsed by the pulse of self-love, until one day they stand before the door to Ishvara and when this deeper inner-heart is found the Kingdom of God will, for them, lie abundantly within. (Benhayon, 2006, p.389)

Know Thy Father through the inner-heart and you will know you are the Son of God. In the inner-heart doubt does not exist! (Benhayon, 2006, p.39)

But no other practices outside of Universal Medicine can reunite you with your soul. All forms of spiritual pursuit or healing practice are an Illusion instigated by the Four Lords of Form.

We have been trying the ‘all ways to God’ for a long time and it clearly has not worked…There is on the other hand the path of the inner-heart, which if correctly understood is the very path that both…the Buddha…and Yeshua (first to embody the Christ and the Buddhic light) took…The knowing of the inner-heart is more powerful than any form of Dark Rule (the belief systems impulsed to man by the Four Lords of Form). (Benhayon, 2006, pp.38-9)

More people should realise that the dark forces…are themselves very intelligent, very highly spiritually evolved and extremely sophisticated and very experienced in how they wield their control over the many outer-seekers and spiritual do-gooders. They may give very accurate and inspiring information as they also know truth (to a certain level). It is is this fact that allows the name evil to be used to describe their expression, for in-truth, they too are also Sons of God, choosing by deliberate means to reject their true Divineness for selfish gain under their own illusion. 

It is not always the information these sophisticated spiritual beings pass down that is wrong, but the pranic energy it is delivered in. It is the energy that harms much greater than the ill knowledge…

Your body can be used as the vehicle of transformation. This simply means they dump their stuff into you. (Benhayon, 2006, pp.271-2)

Cut your connection to life to live in the stillness of the soul

Self-love is the key to the foundation of the Saviour Light that is with the inner-heart of every man. If you don not have self-love you cannot embody the ‘light of the soul’. The soul is pure love. It is the Christ, the living body of love that is God in the love form. If the physical apparatus, the unit of expression here on Earth, cannot have true love in it, it cannot embody God’s form of love, known as the soul aspect. (Benhayon, 2007, p.395)

Love is a living stillness. (Benhayon, 2007, p. 408)

Love is not emotional; it is an emanating presence that has not one ounce of emotion in it, but the emanating aspect of the joy and harmony that is God. (Benhayon, 2006, p.26)

The Soul has no emotions. (Benhayon, 2009, p.300)

Discard anything worth living for, all sources of nourishment and any traces of humanity 

The separation to self creates the emotional clinging we have to others. This is not union or connection in-truth. It is attachment driven by needs. The need is to fill the emptiness and so we impose on others to give us what we refuse to give to ourselves – self love. (Benhayon, 2007, p.395)

Compassion is the ability to observe, understand and accept. 

There is not an ounce of emotion in true compassion. (Benhayon, 2011, p.284)

We are prepared to play music but not recognise that music enters the body no different to the way food enters the body…What happens then is no different, as in, the energy of what has been taken in will greatly affect you in many more ways than any temporal mind can imagine let alone accept. 

When you can accept this revelation you are ready to hear that music is ten times more damaging than food poisoning if the music comes with pranic-energy (all music not produced by cult members).(Benhayon, 2011, p.428)

You have to be absolutely closed down to play sport and or compete in any way. This means – – shut-off from your inner heart. It is very possible, if not rather easy to come back from this closed off form of emptiness, but not until you can admit the evil of sport and competition. (Benhayon, 2011, p.312)

Most people have sex to either satisfy another so that they are liked and continue to be needed, or for relief. (Benhayon, 2011, p.93)

Women are craving any form of touch – this is because they craved the true love they did not get from their fathers. Be wise – any form of touch is no substitute for true love and its touch. (Benhayon, 2011, p.525)

We don’t need to eat just because it is meal time if the last meal is still loving us. If we cooked and ate lovingly there would be much less need for food. (Benhayon, 2011, p. 273)

Optimism = choosing not to feel what is really going on. (Benhayon, 2011, p.180)

You’re either pranic or fiery. Serge can’t comprehend nuance

Note well: the reader ought to know and remember that the following words – fire, love, Divine and God – are all from the one and the same source of energy. And the words – prana, Maya, Glamour, Illusion, Emotion and astral – all denote the Pranic Consciousness, which is the separative existence away form the impulsive light of God. 

You cannot serve the two masters. (Benhayon, 2007, pp. 395-6)

The Esoteric Way is riddled with damned if you do, damned if you don’t double binds

For those who are astute enough to understand the difference between prana and Divinity you will know the following statement. The key to true service work on Earth is to live like a fish in the sea and not get wet. Ponder on this. (Benhayon, 2006, p.327)

Good is not good. 

Vast and deeply damaging evil is hidden in pranic forms of charity, good, nice and benevolence, and not just in the brutality we can all see is evil. (Benhayon, 2011, p.296)

Esoteric soulfulness is impossible to attain.

Followers are kept in a state of despair, damned if they succumb to the pranic lifestyle, yet too paranoid to abandon their untenable Esoteric aspirations. Instead they sign up for more courses and treatments, undergoing constant hypnotic programming without their informed consent whilst paying Serge and his minions for impossible directions on how to sustain the unsustainable. Students are asked to distinguish between spirit and soul by ‘feeling’ their truth. Feeling must be achieved without the interference of the mind or emotions, and a gut feeling is not acceptable, only a ‘heartful’ one. And then there’s the distinction between detachment and ‘connection’ in relation to others. Esoteric ‘connection’ involves bypassing the emotion and intellect of another in order to connect with their undefined ‘essence’, which is not related to their personality.

Read and weep.

The separation from God is the deepest and most scarring emotional anguish in the entire spiritual psyche. On the other hand, the soul knows it is the Son of God. The soul knows it is made up of Thy Father’s love.

The human spirit is a separated fragment of that soul who in turn has its own separated fragmentation known as the human personality. The personality can only reach out in its desperation to its ‘higher-self’. This is the problem especially in the entire mis-led spiritual New Age…

If you do not know the difference between the human spirit and the spirit of God as totally different vibrations then you have been hoodwinked by the force of Illusion and its use of mis-information to trick the mind. This can only occur when we have contracted from our own true inner-heart. This simply means that we give our power away to those who then manipulate us back. (2006, p.302)

We have deeply retarded ourselves away form our stupendous knowledge by believing in so-called facts, truths and given beliefs that satisfy the limited pranic mind. Clear out your emotions and return to your heartfelt feelings…there you will find the truth of all things. (Benhayon, 2011, p. 400)

To experience life in-truth one needs to clairsentiently feel and distinguish clearly between feelings and emotions. With such clarity, one is left in a positive field of light, which then helps to clearly discern which energy to connect to and which energy or expression to detach from. Energetically, this is precisely what the Science of Compassion truly is. (Benhayon, 2007, p.417)

If the latter technique is adopted, it should well be said from the outset that it is not about a gut feeling, for that is the spirit’s truth, but instead a true heartful feeling, for the latter is the first place where the soul can be found. (Benhayon, 2007, p.45)

Gut feelings are always spiritual, they are always pranic, and thus deceiving even when they are right. (Benhayon, 2011, p.384)

Be aware of the difference between a connection and a detachment. The latter refers to not absorbing any other or other’s energy, no matter what, for it is always a poison to another body. In contrast, a connection, energetically speaking, is the choice to knowingly connect to another’s true essence at any given time. Knowing the difference and thus living the understood true meaning, will save many from carrying in their bodies what in-truth does not belong to them. This alone will save many, many illnesses and disease. (Benhayon, 2007, p.418)

Just when you think you’ve achieved something Esoterically divine and soulful, you can’t trust that either. 

The true aspirant must lift himself above the Maya and Glamour and work even harder to identify every aspect of life that contains the stain of Illusion. Even in the most apparent seemingly Divine moment we must look for the presence of the ‘True Fallen Sons’ for it is inevitable that they and their legions will stop at nothing to prevent their downfall. (Benhayon, 2006, p. 151)

 And you’ll have your nose to the miserable Esoteric grindstone for a few lifetimes yet.

To step into your truth will also incur the force of resistance (from the Astral Plane); this is why it is so hard at first and may take several lifetimes to do so. (Benhayon, 2006, p. 149)

But if you don’t adhere to the livingness and ‘step into your truth’, the consequences are dire.

The resistance to the new Christ will create a great inner calamity for mankind. It will cause mankind to question everything because the suffering due to his resistance will overwhelm him. Much disease, illness and natural catastrophe lie ahead if we do not change within and begin to emanate that inner-change outwardly. (Benhayon, 2006, p.67)

Meanwhile, Serge brags that it’s easy to live in-truth, and then openly acknowledges Esoteric students never make any progress and are set up to fail.

So the moment that you fill yourself with the life force that you truly are, it’s easy not to make the wrong decisions, to put it lightly. Now, Esoteric students everywhere and new students find it difficult to live Esoterically every day and the reason why they find it hard to live Esoterically, in spite of everything they’ve done for ten years and how many courses they’ve repeated and so forth: – not having a go at you, but I am – In spite of all that, they don’t choose to walk as who they are, they don’t supply to themselves the life force they truly are so when it comes to making a decision between the Esoteric and the prana, the prana wins because the prana is there telling you what to do…You’re not free to make the decision you think you’re making if you’re not in fire. You see, the fire looks at both and says I can choose that way, or I can choose this. Prana will never let you do that, because it needs you to make more of itself. Benhayon, Esoteric Development Group audio recording, 2010

Death becomes appealing

For those who are resistant know this – we are returning to being the one brotherhood we are originally from. All we can do now is delay it at our own expense but, it cannot be stopped for the energetic truth is here to stay and, it is its time to unfold in full. Of course, it is the role of the Hierarchy to unfold it all to mankind and, it is equally THEIR role to do it in such a way so as to not affect too much calamity as a result of those who will resist. It is the latter coupled with the fact that we have all had a hand at dumping prana into the Earth that will bring some very hard moments and difficult times. Much death is ahead of us but know this – all those who pass-over, as a result of what man calls ‘natural disasters’, will do so with their Karma greatly cleansed. From a human lower-mind’s perspective it may seem a high price to pay, but from every other know energetic angle, it will be worth it, because when they return… they will be free of the pranic imprisonment that had insidiously and unknowingly kept them as mere puppets of the Pranic Consciousness feeding them what they had thought were their own thoughts – but were not! (Benhayon, 2009, p.476)

Death is always a healing – and not part of the failure. (Benhayon, 2011, p. 599)

Death Drive Part 1: Serge Benhayon’s Cult of Death – The Doctrines

Death Drive Part 2: Serge Benhayon and the Cult Doctors

Esoteric Healing® – Health is Out, Death is In

Cancer is Clearing, Death is a Healing

Guilt, Death and the Absence of Grief


Benhayon, S, A Treatise on Consciousness, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2007

Benhayon, S, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2011

Benhayon, S, The Living Sutras of the Hierarchy, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2009

Benhayon, S, The Way It Is, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2006

Benhayon, S, 2012 New Era Message

Storr, A. Feet of Clay: A Study of Gurus, Harper Collins, London, 1997

11 thoughts on “Packaging Death – Serge Benhayon’s Great Esoteric ‘Livingness’ Swindle

  1. You have to hand it to Serge, he had the foresight to invent the Lords of Form so any reasonable investigation into his ridiculous narcissistic claims could be described as his "attackers or people who are pranic and working through the LOF". He has invented a world to his followers with a large brick wall around them, making it very hard to argue reason with a UM follower.It was exactly the above narrow minded view of the world that Serge has that put me off him. I wonder now if he has changed his writing style so as to not put off any potential new UM punters.

  2. Agreed Trish, unfortunately we do have to hand it to Serge, and many reading already have. I'm a latecomer to the books – had no intention of forking over money for them, so had to wait until they fell or were flung off the back of a truck. It wasn't until I began reading them in the New Year that I got the full impact of the manipulation. A change in his writing style is not on the cards I wouldn't think, because it works. He's not pitching to critical readers like ourselves, but to trusting, idealistic and uncritical readers with funds. Critical readers and skeptics are no use to the cult because we ask too many questions and make too much trouble – we limit his cash flow. His self admitted 'spherical' style of writing and speaking is deliberate – bloated, convoluted, jargon laden and confusional. Note that none of the above is ever questioned or debated by UniMed 'students' – unlike in respectable spiritual traditions. For example, the Dalai Lama began his Buddhist studies as a small child and was regularly challenged throughout his training via formal debates with his teachers. They taught him to be critical of Buddhist philosophy in order to consolidate the useful parts. Cults, on the other hand, are notorious for indoctrinating rather than educating.An uncritical reader seeks the point in Serge's digressive meandering and perseveres, but the more they persevere, the more they're drawn down the indoctrination rabbit hole – snared into dissociation and a misapprehension they are reading about love and gentle soulfulness, when really they're following a recipe for their own demise. In the post above, I've skimmed through the wafty esoteric love blurbs and pulled out some of the toxic pronouncements. When you put them all together as I will continue to do by themes in the coming weeks, you get the full picture of how nasty he is. But if you're unsuspecting and like to think well of people, the vile stuff is rendered seemingly innocuous by the Divine abstractions – a bit like having broken glass in your cornflakes. The unsuspecting don't see the broken glass. I think hypnotist, Derren Brown did a Game Show episode where he gradually manipulated an audience into ruthless acts. In a similar way, Serge gradually manipulates his followers to believe they are acting in loving 'truth', when they are actually becoming callous and disconnected. Similarly, he's gradually desensitizing them to death.

  3. Perhaps this post and some in the coming weeks ought to come with a mental health warning. This is dark stuff, and I'm not posting it gratuitously, but in the hope of exposing UniMed, igniting the kind of public outrage this rubbish deserves, and putting some pressure on regulators, who are so far sitting on their hands. However, I also realize it could be profoundly upsetting to those of you with loved ones in the cult. So I'd urge any of you to seek support in dealing with this – don't try and cope on your own. By support I mean from people who aren't going to dismiss your concerns and tell you not to worry, or who will freak out more than you are. A supportive person will acknowledge your feelings, listen, attempt to understand and make sense of what you're going through. Not everyone has the strength or maturity to do that, or if they do, they may be burdened with their own problems. Most of my friends either can't relate to my concerns about this, or find it too distressing, or both, and find it easier to avoid the subject, which I respect. Luckily I have a couple of friends – seasoned veterans of adversity – who get it and do their best to show support. They also know they'll get it back when its their turn. But yeah, this shit is rough going, so take care of yourselves.

  4. It is shocking stuff. Slowly you can see how Serge works. He gets them in to get 'healing'. He introduces them to the idea of feeling 'lovely' and 'more themselves'. He invites them to a lecture. Those ideas are promoted. At the lectures he questions the meaning of words. He confuses them with nonsequitor arguments, fallacies and false dilemma's and then gives the word a new meaning. In time, the victim who started out just wanting a healing, is a fully signed up member of his cult with a new program installed where good is evil, desire means dysfunction, love means no emotion, food is negative, life is toxic and death is desirable.They become so confused with his statements, all of which make no sense on purpose that this becomes meaningful…"Pranic Consciousness feeding them what they had thought were their own thoughts"How is it possible to think about thoughts that are not your own? Its bullshit, just like every other thing he utters. But by the time a 'student' has got to the point of hearing it, they have lost the ability to discern for themselves. Now that is pure evil.

  5. Darkly Venus I applaud you for all your hard work and devotion to this cause. I have two close friends in UM and I fear for their long term wellbeing. I hope someday soon they will see Serge Benheyon for who he really is and what he represents. I have read all your articles with great interest and great concern. You are a real trooper and I want to thank you for all the time and research you are doing. I will be very happy one day to have my friends back, I loved them just the way they were before UM. Thank you, keep up the good work.

  6. Thanks hun. My sense of humour and joie de vivre has taken a bit of a hit from reading those bloody books, so flattery does help. It appears we are making some progress as defections are increasing. If anyone has left recently and is feeling a bit wobbly, Margaret Singer's article links on the links page are really good, and I also recommend some specialized debriefing with Cult Counselling Australia or Cult Information & Family Support. Whoever you go to, make sure they aren't pushing some personal development or religious agenda. Certain church groups and Scientology are notorious for preying on people who've recently defected from cults. Perhaps I should post about some pitfalls to beware of.By the way, is anyone having trouble with the music player? Is it working properly? It's not working on my browsers, and I'm wondering if it's a flash player issue.

  7. I wish my friend would read this blog. He reckons you have some agenda and I said to him it’s what Serge wrote. Nope still won’t read it even when I found the pages in those books and showed him. I read some out and he got in his car and left. He’s gonna have one less friend soon.

    • Yes, it’s pretty nasty stuff that ‘esoteric philosophy’. What better way to cleanse the prana of those Astral illusion dwellers than a bit of death?

      Is it true Serge says that being murdered is a better way of having your karma cleansed than by donating to non UM charities?

      How much did you pay for that ‘light’? Did you donate as well?

  8. The “load of rubbish” is just as subjective as “the light in us all” is an imagination. However, what are the “hateful lies”? Prove it, please. I´d really like to know.

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