The UniMed cult’s College of Universal Medicine operates with the alleged charitable purpose of ‘advancing education’. But where is the public benefit in curriculum courses peddling Serge Benhayon’s occult claptrap – supernatural conspiracy polemics and harmful pseudoscientific claims about health and medicine, including that mental illness is caused by spiritual possession? Continue reading
Sex is energetic rape. (Benhayon, 2011, p.695)
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
The Psychological Well-Being Conference was just held on the Gold Coast, with a line up of insight deprived cult apologists flogging Universal Medicine cult leader Serge Benhayon’s damaged brainchild, Esoteric Psychology. Lending the thing undeserved legitimacy were registered psychologists and unabashed Serge worshippers, Marianna Masiorski and Caroline Raphael.
So while they were busy avoiding the subject of inappropriate touching of sexual abuse victims and Serge’s underaged houseguests, what psychological well-being palaver could punters expect? Emotions are the cause of all disease? Boys need the pack energy smacked out of them? Loving children emotionally has never worked? Or did Serge wheel out an old chestnut – entity possession? Or that the healing symbols have been blessed by ARCTURANS? Either way, there was bound to be some heinous balderdash the cult omitted from its publicity.
Universal Medicine deceptively markets its healing services as complementary medicine when they are in truth body negative and life denying practices aimed at hastening death. Serge Benhayon’s puritanical magical thinking keeps followers in a state of paranoia and dread, where they believe minor emotional infractions are the cause of their illnesses and misfortunes. Writings on Universal Medicine’s propaganda sites on followers’ experience of cancer and their attitudes to death reveal existential confusion. The conflict instilled by Benhayon’s teachings sees them veering between self flagellation and grandiosity, consoling themselves with the belief they are being cleansed in preparation for an elevated rebirth.
Universal Medicine’s specialists in pseudoscience take the meaningless premise that ‘everything is energy’ and extrapolate it into an Esoteric theory of disease causation where the human body reflects a person’s moral indiscretions, disease results from incorrect thoughts and behaviour, cancer is a blessing and the prevention of disease is secured by the ‘choice’ to join Serge Benhayon’s cult and pay big bucks to toe his puritanically perverse Livingness line.
Serge Benhayon’s ultimate Esoteric goal is an unceremonious shuffling off of this mortal coil for a disembodied existence as a divine and ‘soul-full’ body of light. Benhayon, the health service provider, is actively expediting the demise of his followers with his perilous brand of healing, and before they ‘dump their prana’ via a lonely, emotionless death, he makes sure he gets a cut of their temporal cash and assets. The Universal Medicine cult’s pessimistic negation of human life encourages an acceptance of misery that makes death look comparatively appealing – by design. The following quotes from its leader’s writings show how he brands competing complementary medicine modalities as evil, and renders the relief of symptoms and maintenance of health redundant.