It took a life-threatening experience for “Olga” to break away from Universal Medicine’s hold. First hand accounts like hers are exactly what this unscrupulous organization and its propaganda mill are aggressively attempting to keep from the public. Olga did everything she could to follow the “fiery path” to the “light of the soul” misleadingly marketed as “The Way of the Livingness”.
It nearly killed her.
Recently she launched the German language blogsite Universal Medicine does Deutschland, where she and her friend Piroschka discuss their experiences of UM. (Non German speakers can use the Google Chrome browser to translate the pages.) The following is a translation of her post ‘Psychose, Olga und UM‘ :
Olga left UM behind after a total of 12 weeks as an inpatient in a psychiatric clinic. She left blind faith behind with it. A week of her stay was spent in a closed ward, shortly after she received an email from an influential person in UM in which she was accused of “lack of commitment”. The email wasn’t the only reason she ended up there, but it had its affects.
“If a fairy appeared in a puff and offered to fulfil your wish to die immediately and painlessly, would you take it?“
A patient who responds this way to a psychiatrist’s questions needs to be institutionalised for their own protection. Who could argue with that?
“Yes, I wanted to be dead rather than alive for every single second in the past few months. The only thing preventing suicide has been my inability to do violence to myself and the possibility of surviving an attempt, worst of all, with a severe mental or physical injury I´d have to live with.“
She realizes now how sick that statement was, but that was her reality at that time. She submitted to admission to the clinic despite believing she’d be entered and killed by the intense evil pranic energies there, and this “life” would finally come to an end. Her father told her she was very courageous to admit she needed help, and that he was proud of her for taking the step to seek hospital treatment. Her thoughts? “Wait and see, in a day or two you’ll get a call that I’ve died for unexplained reasons.“
Her psychiatrists’ diagnosis: paranoid schizophrenia.
Her answers to her psychiatrists’ questions came from the UM world within which she was immersed, but she didn’t mention UM. We still don’t know whether the enterprise was the cause or only triggered an episode of a pre-existing disease. We’ll leave that discussion to qualified practitioners – but not to the doctors and non-medical practitioners whose minds are affected by UM or other pseudoscience. Our uncertainty about the answer to that question says something doesn’t it?
Why is UM allowed to claim without any scientific evidence and formal qualifications, that every illness has an emotional root cause and to claim it can heal them? I am astonished that Serge can preach as much about about that subject as he wants without any legal consequences. People with genuine problems are seeking healing from unqualified esoteric practitioners who have fake EPA accreditations that are not worth the paper they’re written on. It’s dangerous. The esoteric naturopaths in Germany treating Olga at the time were oblivious to her life threatening mental state. They never declined to treat her or suggested referral to a psychiatrist before continuing esoteric sessions.
According to the “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems” (ICD-10), the following criteria apply to the diagnosis of “paranoid schizophrenia”:
The general criteria for schizophrenia are present.
Those affected have delusions or hallucinations.
Inadequate emotions or lack of expression (flat affection) are not characteristic, or only weakly.
Paranoid schizophrenia: delusions
The delusions of paranoid schizophrenia can be quite different. Paranoid schizophrenia patients often suffer from persecution mania. They are convinced they are being monitored by other people and that these people want to harm them. As a result, the patients develop mistrust towards others. Many patients with paranoid schizophrenia believe they are being watched and monitored in their home. netdoktor.de [in English read about acute schizophrenia at netdoctor.co.uk and article on paranoia.]
Universal Medicine beliefs include the Lords of Form, four powerful spirits “energetically” controlling the entire human race
Another form of warning is: paranoia. Affected persons believe, that normal conditions such as the weather contain a message or warning for them. They think, for example, the radio sends secret messages to them and basically assume that people talking near them are talking about them. Mistrust can also be directed against one’s family or partner. It is important for relatives to know that this behaviour is caused by the disease. Therefore, you should seek professional advice from mental health clinic or doctor. Do not try to argue with the patient. This could aggravate the situation. netdoktor.de.
- All those not close to UM are potentially manipulable by the Four Lords of Form for tempting the student back into the pranic life. No exceptions.
- There are no coincidences or accidents. Everything is related to the energetic state in which one lives and has a meaning.
- According to esoteric numerology, all numbers in ones life are important and – again – have a meaning. The esoteric fake healing clinic in Cologne has the house number 11, 1 + 1 = 2, which stands for double new beginning. 1 is new beginning.
- Olga´s father once mixed cream into soup he cooked for the family. He meant no harm. When Olga found out after the meal, it was obvious to her, of course, he had either done it on purpose because he found her convictions ludicrous, or the Lords of Form had manipulated him to do it.
Paranoid schizophrenia: hallucinations
Paranoid schizophrenia often entails hallucinations. These are misperceptions, non-existing phenomenas are heard, seen, or smelled. However, paranoid schizophrenia patients think that these perceptions are real. The most common is hearing voices. Paranoid schizophrenia patients sometimes hear whole dialogues between different voices or get commands from a voice.
UM taught Olga to feel energies and the way those affected her body. In the Heart Chakra 1 workshop (renamed The Livingness) many participants talked about and celebrated such perceptions – with Serge’s blessing. UM taught that one always feels the harmful emotions first, but beyond those …. oh, what joy … always from the inner-heart, the soul, equally divine in us all (feel free to throw up now).
Paranoid schizophrenia: Other symptoms
In addition to the delusions and hallucinations, patients with paranoid schizophrenia often develop anger and anxiety. They are often restless and argumentative. In very rare cases, the affected persons are also violent. This can happen, if they feel threatened. In this case, relatives should immediately seek help. It is best to inform an emergency physician immediately in such situations. To reason with the affected person is futile. If, due to schizophrenia, there is an acute risk for the person concerned or for other people, a forced commitment to an institution may become necessary… netdoktor.de.
Olga never became violent. But it is a logical progression from the fears that come of living in a lake full of pranic energies. The UM community in Germany was quite fragmented. Most of the time she lived alone. She had panic attacks, often huddled on the floor. Once, she even had one during an esoteric group meditation. She asked the person beside her if he had noticed anything unsual. The answer: “Your hand was comfortably warm.” … She had a PANIC ATTACK in the middle of a sacred group meditation filled with fiery love and nobody felt or noticed anything. What more needs to be said? UM adherents would never pass a scientific test for “feeling energy” because it is PURE IMAGINATION.
How naive and credulous can a person be? The extent of a person’s willingness to sacrifice critical thinking can be infinite. Just read the news.
Please join discussion with Olga in the comments if you would like to ask questions about her experience or to discuss your own experience of UM as a follower or as an outsider. (Please stay on topic in this post. If you have comments or info on other aspects of UM that are not related to the experience of UM believers please discuss on the latest gossip posts.)
Olga was invited to post here after leaving the following comments on the ‘Exposed’ blog’:
I never felt joy-full there. Just a few endorphines here and there during the courses, including the feeling of being part of an fiery elite that is in service for the people, that suffer in the pranic society. “Be Clark Kent among them, you can show them, that you´re Superman later.” SB.. Meaning, you can lure them in with your fake smile without mentioning Unimed at first…
For being joyfull in that pyramid scheme, you have to meet some criteria.
1. Don´t follow his words and books to the letter, just pick, what suits you. If you don’t do it that way, you will go nuts. Like I did. In my last session with an esoteric practitioner, I was absoutely convinced to be Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, a former famous esoteric writer, who, of course, fell off the iniation scale, because… well, Serge doesn’t tolerate anyone besides him. After that, I drove straight to a mental health clinic and told them the esoteric thoughts rampaging in my head. I was psychotic and needed professional treatment.
By the way, to the esoteric practitioner, who knows who I am, I might remind you of your medical confidentiality.
2. You have to have esoteric people around you in your daily life. I didn’t and felt isolated. All those pranic people, especially my parents, inviting me to lunch or dinner with their pranic food… Horrible!!
3. The higher up your position in the system the better for your joy and wallet. Natalie B. for instance is worshipped 24/7. Pull a face and the crowd feels inspired by your “sassiness”.
Well, there are more factors for sure, but these are the ones coming to mind first…
The two killer words for my life were: “energetic integrity/responsibility”. I controlled EVERYTHING I did. How to: breathe, move, speak, think, even have sex or masturbate… Talk about totalitarian control, to quote Christopher Hitchens, a “celestial North Korea” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPD1YGghtDk)…
…these were exactly my experiences. The worksop addiction and giving out money with both hands especially.
I managed to escape by having been put into a mental health clinic twice, each time for 6 weeks. It dawned to me, that this could not be it, started to eat cake and give a sh** about energies and the evil in emotions.
My sanity became intact after discovering, that none of the oh so horrible consequences became reality, Serge told would happen to Unimed quitters. Words from the outside world didn’t reach me, but the practical experiences of how liberating it is to live a normal pranic life again. UM SCAM Exposed
Olga’s blog: ‘Universal Medicine does Deutschland‘.
Comments from Esther
Universal Medicine and its investors have made liars and fools of themselves for years asserting that UM has ‘no victims’. The business is advertised as a ‘complementary medicine’ enterprise that’s all about helping people make ‘healthy, self-loving choices’.
In my legal defence to UM’s defamation claims I will bring evidence that UM makes false claims to healing that cause harm to others and engages in misleading conduct in the advertising of its healing services (among other allegations).
To me, Olga’s breakdown was the inevitable result of a group psychosis. Reading the diagnostic criteria provided for paranoid schizophrenia, we can say the whole ‘community’ participates in a common set of delusions that can readily become pathological. We know of the prominent UMer recording his own delusional episode as a sales pitch. We know the believers congregate to celebrate his descent from the sixth dimension as the ‘World’s Teacher‘ and to share their paranoid aversion to Astral cultists and imaginary spooks. We know UM offers commercial exorcism services – promoted by a spiritually invested NHS surgeon and inflicted on anxious teens.
Bravo to Olga for providing her account of UM’s affects – an account that unfortunately echoes others I have heard over the past five years – just one of the factors that has motivated me to expose this harmful organization, its disgraceful registered health professionals – really, what an utter disgrace they are – and ensure the full exposure is put before the court and the awaiting media. Make no mistake, UM is potentially, if not actually lethal, and it sickens me to think so few of us are willing to stand up to these malignant cowards.
Finally, only a harmful organization would require comprehensive disclosure of mental health conditions from people participating in a five hour ‘Livingness’ workshop. No such disclosure would be necessary if there were no risks. These privacy invading disclosures, deceptively solicited for ‘consent’ are not for the protection of vulnerable customers either. No one consents to false and damaging ‘healing’. Olga thought she’d found a type of enlightenment. It’s marketed as a health service. It made her want to die. UM’s Esoteric ‘consent’ is nothing other than legalistic backside covering to protect the firm.
See also: Living with a UM member