Two years of sustained harassment from Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon’s propaganda Brides has not succeeded in halting my exposure of their harmful activities. Late 2014 they established yet another website with the express aim of destroying my livelihood. It’s the usual extreme and unbalanced dishonesty and distortions, branding my public questions about unethical behaviour as ‘cyber-bullying’ and ‘trolling’, but with the addition of invented nonsense attacking my professional practice.
2016 UM cult candidates for Ballina and Byron Shire Councils outed in the Echo for trying to bully me out of Byron Bay.
The site and its 36 conscientious objectors purport to represent Byron Bay residents in making me unwelcome, however most of them don’t live or work there, and the site is registered to Benhayon’s business partner, Desiree Delaloye, who has lived in Goonellabah for years. 60 kilometres from Byron Bay.
We’ve seen UniMed incriminate themselves on their own websites with promotions of Benhayon’s inappropriate touching of young women and sexual abuse victims, astounding denials of the anatomical locations he is palpating, and admissions that adolescent and teen girls have not only stayed unaccompanied in Benhayon’s home ‘many times’ but have lived there as well. The dire picture is completed with photo testimonials from young girls claiming Benhayon isn’t a ‘paedophile’, and hundreds of comments from UM investors labelling me a cyber-bully and ‘criminal’ whose made ‘false accusations of sexual abuse’ for questioning that mess.
Those pages and the new site, with the misleading domain name acupuncturebyronbay.com are retaliation for me naming Universal Medicine’s recruiters, promoters and Esoteric practitioners. They believe I’ve set out to maliciously ‘ruin their businesses’ where they sell money for nothing Esoteric healing and therapy dependency, so they try and ruin my practice of nineteen years now.
Except I practice a legitimate registered health profession and am accountable to the national regulator. Esoteric healers are accountable to no one but themselves. My activism is unrelated to my profession. It is not a product or a service. I don’t charge for it. I don’t advertise my business while engaging in activism, I never have.
Similarly, when my patients seek my professional services, they get exactly those. They are not sold my activism. I don’t ask them to join a meditation group or sell them a workshop habit, or religion or books or music or healing symbols. I don’t lay hands on people’s erogenous zones and pretend it’s ‘healing’. I don’t ask anyone to like me on Facebook or provide testimonials. I don’t ask anyone to read my blogs.
UM’s promoters have been named because they are recruiting to a harmful and predatory organization in their workplaces. Many are being paid from tax payer funds. I have made complaints and notifications to employers where there have been conflicts of interest or code breaches. I have not done that to have people sacked from their jobs, and I’m unaware of anyone being sacked due to my notifications. I’ve asked that they conduct themselves ethically and accountably, to protect vulnerable targets.
Rather than a working class acupuncturist somehow brainwashing employers and the public, any impact of our activism on UM practitioners or UM’s bottom line has been due to exposure of verifiable evidence.
Speaking for Byron Bay?
Residents of Byron Bay will be delighted to know that Universal Medicine represents the local population by publicly announcing I’m not welcome here – and by extension neither is free speech, activism or exposure of harmful organizations and protection of vulnerable members of the public – including kids.
I can see it now, hundreds, no, thousands of Byron Bay’s residents running me out of town with pitchforks.
Only a handful of the 36 people who put their names to that page actually live here. Most live in Goonellabah, 60 km away.
The nine pages of the site don’t state it was a Universal Medicine initiative, or that those named are associated with UM. The claim I’m a divisive influence and have bought ‘hate’ to the area is disgraceful coming from the group that congratulates members on their marital break ups and refers to anyone who doesn’t pay up for Serge Benhayon’s occult philosophy as ‘Pranic’ and a member of the ‘Astral Cult‘. The same people rush to energetically ‘clear’ themselves after coming into contact with anyone who drinks coffee or alcohol or eats dairy or sugar, or finds them sexually attractive. The same people regard music as ‘poison’ and tattoos, charity and altruism as ‘evil’.
The overkill of Esther bashing includes numerous promotions of UM products and services, with a nice write up of the upcoming Girl to Woman Project Festival.
That’s what the pre-emptive and unconvincing spray is really about. Silencing me, so they can get on with their predatory expansion. Universal Medicine and its many investors are terrified of my exposure of that sinister enterprise – an initiative targeting young girls, and forays into schools.
To date UM have run a massive password protected site whingeing about me, put up numerous blog posts on their bizarre false and defamatory *facts* site, plus thousands of nasty comments from the investors.They’ve attempted to have me deregistered from my profession and prosecuted for beat up charges of ‘harassment’.
Does anyone really believe I could bully a multi-million dollar organization, hundreds of religious investors and their team of lawyers?
I normally don’t respond to the defamatory lies, but not one of those people are qualified to evaluate my professional practice.
I have coeliac disease. I have not eaten gluten for years. Never.
I am lactose intolerant. I eat dairy products that are low in lactose, with zero problems.
I have never criticised anyone taking up a gluten or dairy free diet provided they have a genuine digestive intolerance. It’s healthy to cut out alcohol, sugar and caffeine, but all of those can be consumed moderately with no ill health effects.
I object to the Esoteric diet because it is based on occult demonization of nutritious foods, including legumes, all grains, root vegetables, miso and vinegar – because Serge SAYS SO. Serge also recommends only eating when hungry, which is disastrous for people with blood sugar or eating disorders. The diet encourages neurotic rituals around buying and preparing food, and there’s the potentially toxic dietary advice.
I have never criticized ‘Energetic Healing’, whatever that is. Acupuncture is a vast, 3000 year old tradition of practice backed by huge amounts of scholarly literature and a growing body of evidence based research. It stands alone and needs no defence. Professor Dwyer and Friends of Science in Medicine and I differ on that, but I agree they make many valid points about complementary medicines, particularly about ripping off and abusing patients. Disagreement is something that can be done amicably among grown ups, but UM hasn’t learned that yet.
There are lots of wild and wonderful modalities out there, and frankly, I don’t mind what people practice as long as it does what they say it does. Esoteric healing is a fraud. If it was genuine, Esoteric healers would be able to make a living. The only ones who do are relying on their positions in Serge’s hierarchy and his promotions among the flock.
My criticism of ‘pseudoscience’ applies to people making claims of scientific validation when there is none. For example, Benhayon claiming numerology is a ‘science’, as is reincarnation. And cult promoters like Sydney rheumatologist, Maxine Szramka talking about ‘miracle cures’ from Esoteric healing. Or Belfast NHS surgeon, Eunice Minford’s nonsense that ‘everything is energy‘, and the extrapolation that Esoteric Healing is effective based on highly questionable ‘scientific‘ validations. And her advocacy for exorcisms.
I will not be lectured on feminism by women who seek to silence sexual abuse victims, allow young girls to be exploited to publicly defend a predator, and to promote his perverse sexual alarmism, and take orders from that same misogynist predator on what sanitary products to use, and who prohibits sport, dance and the pursuit of equal gender rights.
Similarly, my objection to Universal Medicine is not religious. My concerns are numerous issues around their anti-social practices and behaviours – rorting; deceptive marketing; the psychological, physical, sexual and financial exploitation of the vulnerable; their aggressive recruitment techniques and their heavy handed attempts to silence questions and criticism. If they want to believe Arcturans are responsible for crop circles, they can go for it.
Byron Bay’s Esoteric lynch mob
In their defamation of me on that site, this group of 36 of Byron’s finest have proudly announced themselves as not anonymous (? Who is?)
Here’s the list with a legend of their interest in bullying me out of town. All, except Desiree Delaloye, Serge’s business partner, and Esoteric Breast Masssage trainer, Mary Louise Myers have spent copious amounts of money on UM courses. Many are making money out of their connection to UM. All are religious adherents to his Way of the Livingness, plagiarized from theosophy. Most live in Goonellabah and surrounds – 60 km from Byron Bay.
$$ Named & profiting big time as hierarchy member
$ Named on the Naming Names page or not yet named promoter
♡ Related or married to someone on Naming Names page
⁇ Spent too much on UM, going along with mob or something
⁇ Alan Johnston
$ Alison Greig
$ ♡Andrew Baldwin
$ Anna Douglass
⁇ Brian Piper
⁇ Carola Woods
⁇ ♡Christina Caplice
⁇ Deb McBride
$$ Desiree Delaloye
$ Elizabeth Dolan
$ Francisco Clara
$ Gail Fuller
$ Gayle Cue
⁇ Hannah Flanagan
⁇ Helen Simkins
⁇ Jo Swinton
$ ♡Jonathan Baldwin
$ Karin Becker
⁇ ♡Kathleen Baldwin
$ Kelly Fenech
$ Kylie Connors
⁇ Liane Mandalis
⁇ Merrilee Pettinato
$ Michael Woods
$$ ♡Nicole Serafin
$ Nicolette Hoyle
⁇ ♡Paul Moses
⁇ Rachel Evans
$$♡ Rebecca Baldwin
⁇ Samantha Westall
$ Shannon Everest
$ Simon Asquith
⁇ Tamara Flanagan
⁇ Victoria Picone
$ Yasmin Lang