Sex and Serge Benhayon

Sex is energetic rape. (Benhayon, 2011, p.695)
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The Benhayon family at work – UK event

Sexual exploitation is a hallmark of cults, and cult leader Serge Benhayon’s aberrant teachings and practices are integral to the profitability of Universal Medicine and its main recruitment arm, Esoteric Women’s Health Pty Ltd. Disturbing teachings on the disease causing ‘energy’ of normal sexuality, the karma of sexual violence and puritanical prescriptions for emotionless love making sit uneasily with in house assessments of ‘sexiness’. A culture of personal boundary transgressions, including inappropriate touching highlights the sexual confusion among devotees. The manipulation is essential to UniMed’s lucrative death drive; psychologically destabilizing followers, fracturing intimate relationships with non followers, and inducing dependency on dubious occult therapies

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Psychological Well-being 2013 Conference – another Universal Medicine cult front

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Cult conference blurb: psychologicalwellbeing.net

Gold Coast ‘Behaviour Specialist & Counsellor” Tanya Curtis is the latest Universal Medicine cult member to front an undisclosed cult recruitment drive marketed as a conference. The speakers include cult leader, and unqualified founder of Esoteric mind-fuck psychology, Serge Benhayon, and a laundry list of ardent yes artists all lined up to promote the malignant commercial scam he’s taken to calling a religion.

UPDATE: The conference venue has suddenly changed from Bond University to the Mercure Resort at Carrara. 

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What to expect from this weekend’s Universal Medicine Couples Workshop

The Universal Medicine site is advertising this weekend’s couples workshop as ‘available to all’, probably because so few couples have survived cult leader Serge Benhayon’s relationship mangling teachings. A past attendee tells us what transpired at the workshop he attended and the conflict Serge’s sleazy presentation triggered between him and his partner.  Continue reading

Esoteric Parenting Part 2 – self-loving parents and divided families

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Louise Hearman, ‘Untitled 1091’

In the Universal Medicine cult children are regarded as superior beings until their intellectual capacity develops enough for them to question Serge Benhayon’s teachings. Like the rest of the cult followers, children are free to express themselves provided they do so without emotion, intellect, ideals, creativity, activity or criticism. Benhayon views familial karma as invariably bad, and he exploits painful pasts along with parental feelings of inadequacy to divide families and redirect followers’ loyalty from loved ones to the cult. Divisions are sealed when cult members adopt narcissistic self-love as their parenting ethos, ensuring children are emotionally starved. Finally, as evidenced from the behaviour of his own family, his version of parenting is not about nurturing and protecting but dominance and control.

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Esoteric Parenting Part 1 – one long guilt trip

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Louise Hearman, ‘Untitled 1234’

In the Universal Medicine cult, parents are portrayed as damaging influences in individuals’ lives, unless they comply with Serge Benhayon’s Esoteric ideas on raising children. Esoteric parenting is a confused affair of emotionless love, infantilized adults and hypermature children, and again, Serge’s decrees direct followers’ devotions away from loved ones to the parasitial cult. Too bad that children depend on their parents for the majority of their needs.

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The Esoteric myth of the ‘loveless’ male

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Cult leader, Serge Benhayon, is a fairly ordinary, not so clever bloke who can only establish himself as Universal Medicine’s alpha male by disparaging competing men via thought reform indoctrination. Based on derogatory stereotypes, his ‘occult philosophy’ demonizes so called ‘male’ traits of sexual desire, intellect and physical activity to encourage followers to reject anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the cult. Followers are then sold the remedy of ‘femaleness’ to make them more compliant and keep them dishing out the cash. In this final instalment in the Esoteric manhood series, we look at how Benhayon exploits the trope of male emotional inferiority to disempower cult men and turn women against his competitors.

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Eliminating competition – why Serge Benhayon hates men

federerAs 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.

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Woman Good, Man Evil – Esoteric gender mashing

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Ben Quilty ‘Smashed’

Universal Medicine followers uncritically accept cult leader, Serge Benhayon’s polarized views on gender where violence, corruption and disorder are conflated with masculinity. ‘Femaleness’, as in gentleness, stillness and submission, is presented as the antidote and simplistically tied to virtue and Esoteric charades of ‘nurturing’, ‘healing’ and ‘love’. As many readers know, those who fail to conform to Benhayon’s standard of castrated manhood are tarred as bullies, abusers and perverts, placing a strain on relationships already under pressure from the demands of loved ones adhering to the cult. In this first post of three on Esoteric Manhood, Benhayon’s writings reveal his divisive views on gender that have contributed to relationship discord among Universal Medicine cultists.

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Esoteric Breast Massage Part 3 – cult doctors promoting UM’s abusive women’s health practices

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‘Lost Pleiad’, William Adolphe Bouguereau

Esoteric Breast Massage is another Esoteric Women’s Health modality designed to lure women into the Universal Medicine cult via false claims of therapeutic efficacy and the ‘gentle’ and ‘nurturing’ feelings they’re told it instils. The technique is used to break down personal boundaries, exploit physical and emotional vulnerabilities, and instil recipients with a sense of pollution and victimhood only repeated sessions of Esoteric ‘healing’ can clear. Peer pressure stifles the voicing of misgivings to an extent, but it’s the participation and endorsement of doctors which gives victims a false sense of trust and security. Such endorsements are in breach of doctors’ professional code of conduct; a code which is meaningless when the national regulator, AHPRA sees no reason to enforce it.  Continue reading

Esoteric Breast Massage Part 2 – hyperbole, evasion and just plain bad therapy

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Detail from ‘Jeune Femme’ by Adolphe Etienne Piot

Ever since scrutiny of Universal Medicine’s abusive Esoteric Breast Massage intensified, the cult has made hamfisted efforts to manage public perception, attempting to hose down the sleazy aspects and downplaying false therapeutic claims. Efforts to portray the practice as ethical included hyperbolic assertions of ‘integrity’, the endorsement of cult doctors, and insisting on meaningless ‘consent’. After all, the cult is in the business of making money and bringing in new, cashed up and suggestible recruits. Yet, in the end, EBM is an unpleasant, therapeutically worthless exercise in life and body negating indoctrination.

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Esoteric Breast Massage Part 1 – marketing abuse and calling it ‘healing’

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Detail from ‘Psyche’ by Adolphe William Bouguereau

See also: Video – Unpacking Serge Benhayon’s scam Esoteric Breast Massage June 2016

Breasts are conveniently located at the front of the female body, not too far under the nose and within massaging reach of most women’s hands, yet the Universal Medicine cult gets money out of women for Esoteric Breast Massage by insisting they are ‘disconnected’ from their breasts. The price includes bogus therapeutic claims, gratuitous touching by cult practitioners, invasion of privacy, over-servicing, indoctrination with body negative tropes and a generous dollop of man hating.

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Esoteric Relationships – Subscription only and leave your emotions at the door

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The Lovers – Rene Magritte

The Universal Medicine cult is remarkable for the high rate of relationship and family breakdown among followers, and a survey of its leader’s writings on relationships remove any mystery as to why. Serge Benhayon’s teachings regard all emotion as toxic, ‘love’ as a state of emotionless inertia, relationships as painful and attempts to engage in reasonable discussion as abuse. Esoteric relationship advice encourages narcissistic passive aggression and rejection of those who don’t subscribe to UniMed’s brand of ‘healing’. The fact Esoteric relationships are only possible with fellow self centred, emotionally neutered and paid up members of the cult, serves a dual purpose – consolidating cult membership, and furthering the UniMed death drive – eroding followers’ reasons to live. Continue reading