For over two years too few of us have been exposing the Universal Medicine religion and complementary medicine racket; its bogus therapies, anti-social doctrines, secrecy and dangerous activities. This past year has seen the cult launch new fronts and initiatives targeting the vulnerable, renewed media interest in UM’s activities, and an all new display of aggression and bullying.
The Universal Medicine cult has a thing for consent forms. Victims of Esoteric Breast Massage are asked to sign one; cult chakrapuncturist, Neil Ringe, asks his clients to sign a consent form for Esoteric chakrapuncture and Esoteric ‘psychology’ and participants of UM workshops are asked not only for consent but to provide details of their medical histories as well. Why? What’s so dangerous or invasive about gentle breath meditation and sacred Esoteric healing that would require consent? Why would a workshop consent form request detailed medical information? What goes on at UniMed workshops that necessitates the declaration of one’s HIV status? Why are a bunch of ‘healers’ with zero qualifications collecting private medical information? How do they use it and how do they store it? Importantly, how do these extremely questionable practices align with Australian privacy laws?
A year ago I visited a children’s hospital in Cambodia; one of five founded by a Swiss doctor, funded by private donors and run on a budget of $17 million per year. Without this care, almost 3,000 children would die per month. Come 2013 and I’m ensconced in the UMA bunker quoting the incoherent scribblings of a millionaire ‘healer’ with 2000 followers who describes charity as a ‘vast and deeply damaging evil’ and says disability is bad karma for being selfish in a past life.
Armenian born spiritual teacher, George Gurdjieff, developed a transcendental discipline he called ‘The Work’ to arouse his followers from the ‘waking sleep’ of their mundane lives. In the following extract from ‘Feet of Clay‘ by British psychiatrist, Anthony Storr, those familiar with Serge Benhayon will recognize a number of parallels.
When media scrutiny intensified earlier this year, SergeProp got to work dusting up UM’s public image lest negative publicity slow their plans for global domination. It appears since August, at least one of their brains-trust has been hard at work inaugurating a media lobby group Real Media Real Change and a special conference on Cyber Harassment. They went so far as to invite distinguished academics to speak. Only problem was, they didn’t disclose RMRC is an anti free speech front for a harmful cult.
In the following extract from his book, Destroying the World to Save It, psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, discusses cult leader Shoko Asahara’s megalomanic tendencies. Readers may find this analysis bears some striking parallels with another character we’ve come to know.
And David Millikan is the Anti-Serge. Yes kids, SergeProp is still banging on about him at the truth about serge benhayon (lol & sic) blog. Histrionics, martyrdom and Mackay Tele story posted after the jump…
Having recruited the susceptible by exploiting their sensitivities to past traumas and using healing as a front for his deception, Serge intensifies his thought reform regime, keeping students in a chronic state of trancelike dissociation. In some cases the ensuing dependency on his persona, teachings, practices and the group turns to full blown addiction. We look at how students spend their days saturated with Serge.
The grand deception continues as we delve further into Serge Benhayon’s treatment room deceptions, the ovarian healing manipulation, hands on healing techniques to increase suggestibility, exploitation of students’ traumatic pasts, the Esoteric Healing Workshop scam and a teaching approach designed to confuse and control.
When I first met Serge Benhayon he portrayed himself as caring, considerate and empathetic. At first I thought he was interested in assisting my wellbeing, but I soon found he was merely seeking to recruit. The following is the first part of an analysis of the dissociative techniques and deceptions I experienced seven years ago.
Deception, dependency and dread are the three steps in the cult recruitment and conversion process.