In the last couple of years, Universal Medicine’s bent charity operations were chastened by regulatory scrutiny. UniMed’s propaganda division continues its offensive to aggressively discredit complainants and whitewash investigation findings. UM and its bottom line might have taken a battering, but charity regulation leaves a great deal to be desired.
In the past year or two, the nationwide Australian College of Massage merged with commercial religion and Esoteric Healing conglomerate, Universal Medicine to produce Evolve College. It was marriage of mutual benefit, giving Serge Benhayon’s bogus Esoteric modalities the backing of a registered training organization, and ACM’s owners new practitioner courses to market to graduates. One of those is a semester course in worthless chakra-puncture for the price of $8680 (AUD). Chakra-puncture and other Esoteric modalities are the worst of the increasingly profit driven alternative medicine industry – exploiting students and vulnerable patients to fill the pockets of self deified scam artists.
Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy is a bogus modality devised by unqualified Esoteric healing mogul and self styled messiah, Serge Benhayon, with the help of long term sycophant investor, registered physiotherapist, Kate Greenaway. Esoteric student notes reveal the occult mumbo jumbo the cult uses to bamboozle customers, and according to first hand and media reports, Greenaway and other practitioners are writing up the sham treatments up to Medicare. To make matters worse, Evolve College/The Australian College of Massage have plans to roll out the scam nationwide via practitioner training courses.
This Today Tonight report on Australian charity regulation talks about the new rules for charities to make their audited accounts public. The Hill Song Church alone raised 50 million tax free dollars last year through its charity, but until this year, no one has ever asked them to account for it, and how that money is used to benefit the public. The same can be said for the College of Universal Medicine and cult leader, Serge Benhayon’s fiery property improvement fund.
This Sunday, Universal Medicine will celebrate fundraising for the College of Universal Medicine with the first ever ‘Heavenly Picnic’. For the Benhayon clan it’s a routine call for cash, done regularly at every UM event since long before the College was registered as a charity. Student notes reveal how the Benhayons have collected funds to establish Universal Medicine’s profitable clinics and now the College, set up for ‘educational purposes’. Prior to the College’s registration as a charity, cult leader, Serge Benhayon, stipulated donations were made anonymously and without conditions, but now the tax exempt status saves him the trouble of hiding the funds.
It’s taken three posts just to get through Esoteric Practitioners’ breaches of their own code of conduct, and the worst offenders were the EPA hierarchy. Seeing the Universal Medicine cult is struggling with the concepts of transparency and accountability, we’ll help them out by pointing out the blatant omissions in Serge Benhayon’s spherical code, and ask them again to address questions which would reassure the public of their frequently cited but utterly elusive ‘integrity’. We’ve also received clarification from the NSW Health Minister on what constitutes treatment room assault, and it’s not looking great for Serge.