As discussed in the previous post on Serge Benhayon’s polarizing of gender, his rantings and writings portray men as sexually predatory bastards who need a dose of ‘femaleness’ to bring them into line. Following up, we see how sport, intellect, beliefs and ideals are portrayed as dangerous, disease causing masculine evils. Not only are these so called ‘male’ traits a challenge to dependency on Universal Medicine’s cynical, damaging enterprise, but Benhayon’s misandry reveals his psychological projections. The damage sustained by followers and their loved ones originates from one man’s inability to resolve the insecurity he feels about his inadequacies.
Men must be bastards – Serge said so…
Roger Federer is one of those great sporting role models. A supremely agile, strong and fast moving athlete and master of the mental strategy of tennis, he’s emotionally rounded, articulate, polite and renowned for his sportsmanship. He’s also the father of twins in a stable marriage and the founder and chief benefactor to the Roger Federer Foundation which funds education projects for tens of thousands of disadvantaged children in Africa. Yet ‘the One’ no doubt writes him off as ‘pranic’ for participating in the evils of sport, competition and charity.
Or is it because he’s better at just about everything than Serge? Richer, more respected, stronger, fitter, smarter, better looking, cooler, kinder, better dressed? And perhaps much of the same can be said for most men.
I should add that it’s not just men Benhayon despises. He has nothing good to say about positive human attributes or achievements. According to his jaundiced worldview, human beings are an unfortunate pestilence and their only hope of redemption is to join his cult.
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, 2012 New Era Message, p.27)
Topped with writings full of whining about being ‘hurt’, one might conclude Serge is a sore loser. Where mature, well adjusted personalities are able to accept being outclassed with grace, when someone has a pathological need to dominate they’ll resort to the most cynical manipulations to eliminate competition and establish their status, and where alpha males usually achieve status within their group via superior traits, Benhayon has to resort to dirty tricks. His only expertise is at transgressing personal boundaries and using covert hypnosis to instil his far flung and mostly borrowed ‘philosophy’. In writing off ‘maleness’ he persuades cult women to reject male loved ones who question their dependency on UM; disempowers men within the cult who might challenge his position and debases individual critical and assertive faculties which might awaken followers to the manipulation and compel them to push back.
The evils of competition
Sport is regarded as ‘male’ and cult women, like Taliban women, are banned from it, having been told it can cause breast and gynecological disorders. For cult men, it’s plain evil.
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)
…there are no religions or sporting teams or politics in the Kingdom of God – from whence we all truly come. (Benhayon, 2007, p.180)
It could be said that a sportsman or sportswoman achieve from and because of a very high level of acquired Pranic Energy. To achieve in sport is always at the expense of another who at least must come second, not to mention the others in the field or the other teams in the competition. This is not the Divine energy that fuels the central son (the heart centre), but the fuel of the veiled one looking for love through recognition. One cannot from a true heart do anything at the expense of another for he knows he does it to himself. (Benhayon, 2006, p.61)
Before he was messiah, Benhayon was a tennis coach who’d taken a run at playing on the professional circuit. The above sentiments suggest he’s never emotionally recovered from losing matches or failing to gain elite pupils. While he’s probably heard of the expression ‘it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game’, his feelings are too hurt to grasp its wisdom. The following notes from an EDG lecture are an admission that he wasn’t much of a coach – and not because he fed his pupils hotdogs, but because he wasn’t able to impart sportsmanship.
Serge was doing good in the temporal sense when he was a tennis coach. He provided a top tennis academy giving kids physical exercise, hand eye coordination, a sense of achievement all the positive things we attribute to success in sport. But in reality he was teaching the kids to compete against each other. They would be regularly graded and rewarded for beating someone else. As a consequence there were those who felt lesser because of not being as good as another. True good can never come through sport. He even fed them hot dogs, gluten/dairy, at the end of competition as a reward! All of this was seen as super successful and even envied by the tennis industry but he was in total illusion. Even the true good he did do within the tennis camp was tainted by everything else and so not true good at all. And at home he had the double standard of not allowing the boys to compete against each other and being gluten and dairy free at home but not living that truth at work. Esoteric Development Group lecture delivered by Serge Benhayon. Notes taken by Michael Dixon, April 2012.
The benefits of competition lie in aspiring to one’s peak abilities, taking satisfaction in playing fairly and learning how to be gracious when outclassed. Sport is also training for thinking on one’s feet, while physical fitness boosts energy levels and aids mental acuity – all of which run counter to being ground down to submission by a life negating, home wrecking cult.
More Esoteric evils – ideals, beliefs and intelligence
Similarly, mental qualities and activities are derogatorily labelled ‘male’. Benhayon teaches that intellect is antagonistically inferior to ‘feeling’, rather than the two being equally vital aspects to human psyche. When functioning healthily, they contribute equally to an integrated personality – something Serge knows nothing about, considering his speciality is fragmentation, dissolution and destruction, from breaking up relationships and families to attempting to separate emotion from ‘feeling’.
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)
Benhayon teaches followers to distrust facts, not because of their reliability, but because he’s decided they have the ‘wrong’ energy – meaning they’re bad for business.
The mind as a learned intellectual tool cannot be relied upon to deliver truth because it has to wrestle within by all that it has been given or fed as assumed truth. (Benhayon, 2007, p.45)
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…(Benhayon, 2006, p.271)
The harm he’s alluding to is the harm to the UM enterprise if followers deconstruct the bullshit, come to their senses and stave off the manipulation. Moreover, Benhayon is projecting his discomfort with his educational inadequacies and lack of intellectual prowess. It’s another area in which he’s outclassed, no doubt regularly, to the detriment of his ‘feelings’. An acquaintance who attempted to engage him on Pythagorean nuances found his knowledge to be rudimentary, so Benhayon attempts to compensate for his intellectual weakness by co-opting the postmodern mash that is occult philosophy, bamboozling with SergeSpeak and ‘spherical’ reasoning, and supplementing that unholy mess by making shit up.
The final post of the Esoteric Manhood series examines the myth of the ‘loveless’ male and how the psychological projections arising from Benhayon’s neurotic insecurities are cooked into his doctrines with disastrous commandments on emotional health.
Benhayon, S. The Way It Is, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2006
Benhayon, S. A Treatise on Consciousness, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2007
Benhayon, S. Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2011