The College of Universal Medicine has launched its website and is ‘taking enrolments’ for a bunch of courses without publicizing the details yet. We expected nothing new from the UniMed brains trust, and the rebranding of the Esoteric Development Group confirms what we suspected; the CoUM is really just the tired old products and services of the UM cult repackaged to avoid tax. They’ve merely added some fresh marketing double-speak to bamboozle the regulators and attract new customers. True to Universal Medicine form, the site’s privacy disclaimer is more detailed than the College ‘curriculum’, and the rest of it is crammed with blatant cultism and howling porkies.
Business turned ‘charity’ – same turd, different polish
Propaganda mistress, Rebecca Baldwin, and Serge Benhayon’s long suffering editor, Gabriele Conrad must be out to gluten free lunch or something, because the site reads as if it was written by Serge himself, or Binky the Pranic Primate short his quota of bananas. The thing is riddled with typos and grammatical horrors, with the exception of the comprehensive privacy statement – written in impeccable legalese. In fact prospective students will learn more about UM from that windy disclaimer and its attempts to indemnify inexcusable privacy invasions than from any number of workshops stuck on repeat.
Otherwise, the cult has simply recycled their reject religion, the ‘Way of the Livingness‘ products from the Study Universal Medicine site and transferred them to the tax exempt College. The Self-Care in Health Care and Psychological Wellbeing conference flops have morphed into ‘curriculum’ courses, and the Esoteric Development Group presentations are now called the Ageless Wisdom Teachings. But Sergio the bullshitter hasn’t channeled any new material. His lurid imagination is limited by intractable philistinism. Eight occult philosophy tomes later, he’s just rehashing his first loony manifesto, The Way It Is.
All new scamming
In spite of his stunted literary talents, Benhayon has an infinite gift for scam artistry. His latest and greatest triumph since having the CoUM granted charity status by a tax office surely on crack, is lightening his workload by persuading his professional hierarchy of parasites to take on teaching roles – for free.
The bank of College educators have the capacity to attract very large speaker’s fees, given their standing in their various fields, however, in recognition of the public interest which the College serves, these renowned educators and professionals offer their services to the charity free of charge, which in turn enables the College to keep its charges at a very reasonable level, for the calibre of education offered. http://coum.org/educators-and-presenters
LOL! In other words, Serge will continue to charge good money for nothing, pay himself and his underachieving family from the charity, collect rent from the charity seeing he owns the title to the premises, operate his business on the charity premises once it’s renovated, sell his money for nothing products on the side, AND get his dimwitted apologists to work for nix.
New corporate flavoured jargon and hyperbole
Staffing the College with professionals – cult struck numbskulls as they are – is a stroke of marketing genius, giving the charity scam a veneer of legitimacy.
The College of Universal Medicine has amassed a very distinguished group of educators for courses and public educational events. These professionals range from scientists to doctors and medical specialists, and from university professors to linguists and lawyers, all with decades of experience in their field. http://coum.org/educators-and-presenters
Teachers, educators and professionals from all over the world have presented on behalf of the charity, and expressions of interest of prospective course offerings are being regularly received by the charity from highly qualified and experienced educators and professionals in their fields. All prospective courses are vetted by a committee of highly qualified experts, who ensure that the courses offered meet the exceptional integrity that the College of Universal Medicine represents, as well as aligning with its objects. All courses are ultimately subject to Board approval. http://coum.org/history-college-universal-medicine
Serge’s top rung of self loving, self promoting sycophants are clamouring to work for nothing for the bogan messiah’s sham charity, and on closer inspection they’re really just the same parasites that staff the money for nothing Esoteric Practitioners Association, with a few added cling ons.
The new marketing jargon is a corporate pitch – including ‘wellness days in corporations Australia wide’ among the CoUM programs. It appears the cult aims to sell the ‘self-care’ death drive to corporate or health industry groups, as a commercial upgrade to the overworked ‘self-loving choices’ sold to bottom rung Eso-plebs.
Launching from the Self Care in Health Care conference, in 2013, the College’s Self Care formal courses will bring a wealth of information to healthcare workers, professionals of all fields, as well as general members of the public who want to deepen their awareness of how greater self care can impact on true wellbeing. For healthcare workers, the courses respond directly to research in the industry which has shown that patients tend to have better health outcomes when treated by doctors who self care. http://coum.org/school-courses
‘Formal courses’, ‘formal school’, ‘school courses’, ‘curriculum’?
Courses that achieve what? Lead to what? Graduation in a certificate of cult indoctrination, physical and mental decrepitude and new found poverty?
The terms are more weasel word euphemisms for health professionals selling a lethal cult agenda, and we know patients are a low priority to health professionals enamoured of Serge and his bent church.
Amidst all of that, we have 600-800 people who have reversed that trend – lost excess weight, returned back to the workplace from being drop outs or unproductive and uncommitted, and, who have completely given up alcohol and drugs – each one of them is an extraordinary story. This no less than miraculous transformation has been the subject of a PhD in the UK and is now prominent in national health work being conducted in that country. The principles upon which these transformations occurred are simple – self care, and responsibility. https://www.universalmedicine.com.au/about/articles/self-care-work-and-its-practical-development-coaches-case-point
The author of that study is none other than Universal Medicine UK company director, and trustee of the dodgy Sound Foundation charity, Jane Keep, who is also an NHS employee. Conflict of interest much?
As much as the CoUM would like us to believe they invented ‘self-care’, the cult has simply lifted the idea from legitimate NHS initiatives based on more persuasive data that patients have better outcomes when the patients themselves learn self-care. Pitching it to health workers who shouldn’t need to join a cult to learn how to look after themselves is a cynical recruitment ploy. Again, the cult counts on endorsement by compromised health professionals to pull in new victims.
The porkies start on the home page:
The College of Universal Medicine is a charitable educational institution that was established in 2011, following many years of non-profit and philanthropic activity prior by Universal Medicine. http://coum.org/
The College of Universal Medicine was founded in 2011, following more than a decade of non-profit and philanthropic work by the founder, Serge Benhayon. http://coum.org/history-college-universal-medicine
WHAT non-profit, philanthropic anything has Serge Benhayon ever done – milking money from families to financial breaking point and preaching hate?
Non profit my arse.
Then there’s the marketing blurb strategically placed to tickle the ACNC and other non profit sector spectators. The CoUM was set up to serve public benefit – SERGE SAYS SO:
In 2014, the College of Universal Medicine is set to open its doors as a formal school, which marks the growth of the College over the past 2-3 years, its dedication to serving the public interest, and the very strong reception from the public for the events which the College has hosted. http://coum.org/history-college-universal-medicine
The following unattributed and undated quote (watch that space) claims the charity (no one has ever seen or heard of before outside the faithfull) had humble beginnings and aspirations. Very humble indeed:
The charity remains dedicated to opening a hall that will one day be able to broadcast these teachings so that those who cannot afford to pay can come and receive them. The best way to present the College’s curriculum is live presentations with screens showing the graphs and findings of research that has been, and is being undertaken. http://coum.org/history-college-universal-medicine
Or was that ‘charity’ the longstanding building fund for constructing and renovating Serge’s business premises?
The policy states that the College can use personal information to contact those who sign up in relation to any of its services, and that the information can be provided to:
(i) any people by CoUM or acting on behalf in relation to our services;
(iii) any person action on your behalf;
(iv) lawyers, auditors and other advisors engaged by CoUM or acting on behalf
Either Paula not on the payroll Fletcher made a few typos there or that’s spherical legalese. She must have been in a hurry to get back to pressuring clients to take out baseless AVOs, or diverting bequests from long suffering dependents to the Church of $erge.
Omissions & evasions
Typical of cult transparency, the site omits mention of Sergio’s far flung ‘occult philosophy’ or the wacked pronouncements of his supernaturally acquired ‘Ageless Wisdom®‘. Entities, evil ‘pranic’ energy, and Serge’s sworn imaginary enemies, the four Lords of Form and the Astral cult are all absent from the marketing, as is the word ‘Esoteric’ seeing mangled New Age mumbo jumbo tends to undermine a pretence of public benefit.
Also absent is any disclosure of financial transparency. The site makes no mention of the administrative structure of the ‘charitable institution’, nor any breakdown of income or expenditure. But never mind, we’ll wait until the College submits their accounts to the Australian Charity and Not for Profit Commission as part of the new rules on financial accountability, and rip into them then.
Only donate if you feel to
True to form, in spite of the charity’s financial non disclosure, they want us to believe their propaganda on ‘financial management’, including the claims:
The College of Universal Medicine is built on the highest principles of integrity.
The College of Universal Medicine is conducting fundraising to acquire an appropriate school building. The College’s fundraising activities are conducted strictly in accordance with all relevant state legislative requirements.
But where’s the money? How is it spent? And to WHAT public benefit?
What might the Office of Fair Trading make of such false and misleading advertising?
And then there’s this insulting, outright bullshit the cult calls a ‘policy on donations’.
Offers from those wishing to make donations are individually considered.
● The College of Universal Medicine has declined to accept offers of donations in light of donors’ personal circumstances. This reflects the College’s commitment to the public interest and its purely charitable purpose. It has the firm policy of requesting that all those interested in donating first seek professional financial advice.
● Further, if the proposed donor is still interested in donating, but their personal circumstances suggest this may not be in their best interests, the College reserves the right to refuse the donation. http://coum.org/donations-and-financial-management
Is that a referral to cult struck financial advisors like that nitwit Christoph Schnelle?
We know Serge tells his low income followers they should never miss a workshop or presentation – no matter how many times they’ve done them. Each event presents something new, he says; new Lords of Form, new exorcisms, new paranoia, new sexism, child abuse and misanthropy…To make sure followers NEVER MISS paying to attend an event, the GENEROUS multi-millionaire advances the fee at a discount rate, which his working class followers faithfully repay later.
Questions for Serge Benhayon, charity ‘chairman in perpetuity’
Or chairperson Serryn O’Regan, or directors, Charles Wilson, Desiree Delaloye, Anne McRitchie and Natalie Benhayon. We don’t mind who answers.
What exactly were Serge’s or UM’s non profit or philanthropic activities prior to 2011?
Where is the documentation and financial records for those activities?
What charitable activities has the CoUM undertaken since 2011?
What charitable activities are planned?
Tax payers are entitled to view the charity’s accounts. Where are they?
Have the charity’s accounts been independently audited?
What is the public benefit of the CoUM’s activities and how does the Astral cult, the Lords of Form, Arcturans, evolution denial, Esoteric Breast Massage, enmity to altruism, education and family, and inappropriate touching of sexual abuse victims contribute to public benefit?
Why don’t you answer the questions?