The published object of the Sound Foundation Charitable Trust, founded by musician, Chris James, is to ‘benefit wellbeing through sound’. What that object doesn’t disclose is that the sound is restricted to that of cult leader, Serge Benhayon’s funny little voice – lecturing that music is poison – and the strains of muzak produced by business associate, James, and other cult members. Nor does the Foundation’s publicity mention that it’s a tax exempt front for the nasty Universal Medicine enterprise, which propagates belief that charity is evil on a par with paedophilia.
Update 2: Cult photographer and legal genius, Clayton Lloyd of Flawless Imaging, Goonellabah, issued a copyright infringement notice for the Chris James meme to the left, but did not take legal action when I issued a counter notice – another pathetic and unlawful abuse of DMCA takedowns by the cult in an attempt at censorship. My response to Lloyd is in the comments.
Newcomers to the Universal Medicine mess may wonder why our exposure blogs feature music players. We, like most of our readers, love music, like we love life. The players are updated regularly in protest against Universal Medicine’s dreary puritanism, and also to provide some relief for the many loved ones of cult members trying to cohabitate in New Age Taliban households where they have to put up with cult warbling, and where non cult music is banned.
Profiting from puritanism
Our recent exposure of the Sound Foundation charity, which was recently issued a compliance order by the UK Charity Commission, has shown it to be a Universal Medicine front, adopted when Benhayon’s dubious ‘Way of the Livingness’ failed to gain charity status as a religion in the UK. Apart from it being a sham charity with the purpose of raising money to assist the expansion of UM’s commercial activities, it’s also a sham in its publicly detrimental fundamentalist demonization of non cult music. Serge Benhayon’s teachings that music is poison, apart from that produced by his business associates, serves no other purpose than to monopolize the music buying dollars of followers.
Our extensive collection of student notes taken at Esoteric Development Group lectures over several years shows that Benhayon’s sermons include a routine of denigration of music and condemnation of charity and altruism, followed by a sales pitch for Glorious Music, the latest dirges by Benhayon and Chris James (Sounds Wonderful Pty Ltd ABN 78 076 306 155), and topped by an appeal for donations to UM building funds.