Universal Medicine’s Serge Benhayon to inherit bulk of devotee’s million-dollar estate Sydney Morning Herald 28 December, 2015
Today’s news reports the devastation of a family robbed of their rightful inheritance by a multi-millionaire predatory charlatan.
In 2012, Serge Benhayon told Seven News his business turned over around $2M per annum. What no one thought to ask was how much he rakes in from donations and bequests.
Sarah and Seth said their mother told them she wished to leave a significant part of her estate to Universal Medicine. Both also promised not to challenge the will after her death.
But Sarah said at the time she didn’t know the size of the estate or that her mother had given Mr Benhayon $800,000. She also didn’t know that during 2013 Mrs McIntyre also paid more than $320,000 towards a property in Goonellabah, near Lismore, which is held in the name of her close friend, Ingrid Langenbruch. The two women lived together, with Ms Langenbruch acting as her carer, from October 2013 until her death.
During the hearing, Sarah and Seth’s barrister, Kim Morrissey, said there is no legal impediment to Mr Benhayon using the property for his own interests, rather than Universal Medicine, nor any bar on him selling it.
But Justice James Stevenson said there is no evidence Mr Benhayon intends to do either.
No evidence, because unfortunately, the plaintiffs’ legal counsel decided not to supply it to the court.
It was an unfortunate decision for the family not to plead undue influence and not to provide the court with the kind of comprehensive dissection of Benhayon’s shady business dealings which I will use as part of my defamation defence of ‘contextual truth’.
“She appears to have weighed up the competing considerations of the need to leave a legacy to Sarah and Seth and her desire to promote the teachings of Mr Benhayon.”
Teachings that include disability is karma for being an abuser in a past life; that emotions are the cause of all disease; and that women’s cancers are caused by male energy and participating in sport and vigorous exercise. Teachings that love has no emotion in it, and that women can harm their babies with the emotional energy in their breastmilk.
If you love your children with and from emotional love, you are just passing down to another generation a form of love that has not ever worked. (Benhayon, 2011, p.693).
Sarah said the judgment is “devastating.”
“We are incredibly disappointed by the decision,” she said. Sydney Morning Herald
Yet another family paying far too much for a loved one’s devotion to a career scam artist.
I received a tip off about the hearing, and because it was held the day before the directions hearing for my defamation case, I was able to be there to hear Benhayon describe himself to the court as a ‘teacher, practitioner, author and life coach’. He was then asked if he had any qualifications.
Benhayon also told the court that after Ms McIntyre’s gift, the next largest single monetary gift he’d received was $600K. Clearly he wasn’t counting donations to UM’s UK charity front, the Sound Foundation which received £1.2M from charity trustee, Michael Nicholson alone, in 2011-12. Similarly, that money went toward construction of a £1.8M premises for UM’s UK commercial events in Somerset – rented for three months of the year at a knockdown rate of £6,000. The charity’s accounts show the power bill alone for three months is almost £7,000 – aside from other running costs, depreciation and admin. For the rest of the year, the facility is hardly used. (The charity’s accounts can be found here.)
The court also heard that during the late stages of her life Judith was surrounded by UMers, particularly members of its upper rung of investors. The executor of her will was director of several UM companies, lawyer, Serryn O’Regan. The Justice of the Peace who witnessed her last will was Benhayon’s business partner, Desiree Delaloye. Her financial adviser was UM frequent flyer and promoter, Christophe Schnelle, and her palliative care nurse was Esoteric Breast Masseuse and UM promoter, Elizabeth Dolan. Even payrolled propagandist, Rebecca Asquith (nee Baldwin) was around to get a advertorial blog out of her – where Judith described in detail the vulnerabilities that made her a target for a greedy, death glorifying cult. She described how Serge taught her to ‘self-nurture’ by rejecting her past.
Mapping undue influence
Mid 2014, I blogged about Universal Medicine preying on cancer patients, with medical professionals – GP, Dr Jane Barker, and nurses Sharon Gavioli et al, running Breast Cancer Care cult recruitment retreats. They were deceptively disguised events insidiously indoctrinating targets with Benhayon’s toxic magical thinking to alienate them from their previous life choices and relationships.
Illness and disease are only markers. They are but mere reflections of our many choices. (Benhayon, 2011, p.586)
If everything is energy, then there is an energetic harm and an energetic true good. If we have disease, then there has to be an energy that caused that disease. So, what has occurred? What have I done? What have I been involved in, what emotions do I allow, how do I walk, sit speak and interact with everybody from an energetic point of view that allows some form of energy to enter that is not good for me to come into my body and create what we call a cancerous cell or a cancerous tumour? Is the world ready for this simple truth? (Benhayon, 2011, p.619)
If we wake up with a cancerous tumour, or diabetes, or with arthritis, or even just exhaustion, with a sneeze, a cough, a runny nose – then there has been a way that we have been living that has caused it. Because everything is energy, the way you have been living energetically has allowed your body to operate with an ill energy that then manifests the ills you physically, physiologically, emotionally and psychologically will have. Death is always a healing – and not part of the failure. (Benhayon, 2011, p.599)
Lack of self-nurturing is now a significant global problem and in particular for women, as it is the energetic cause of breast cancer and its ill rise in our societies everywhere. Archived Esoteric Breast Massage site – erased in 2012
We know breast cancer is out of control and energetically from an esoteric point of view this is caused by the lack of nurturing a woman has toward herself. Women, at best, are today great nurturers of others, but not of themselves! (Benhayon, 2006, p.249)
Some time before she passed away, Judith wrote a testimonial which became an addendum to Universal Medicine’s false and misleading parliamentary inquiry submission. She wrote of unqualified Serge Benhayon providing her with healings and ‘counselling’ ‘free of charge’ while she underwent radiotherapy in Lismore. The generosity extended to putting her up in UniMed House across the street from the Goonellabah headquarters, an accommodation for Esoteric pilgrims. The proximity to the clinic maximises targets’ expenditure on worthless ‘healings’ and other New Age claptrap peddled by the Benhayon bogan demigods.
Judith’s testimonial walks us through Benhayon’s grooming process. For the tiny outlay of a few ‘free’ undue influence sessions, the unqualified shyster received a hefty return. Her testimonial shows he’d successfully sold her the Esoteric martyrdom pitch – that she’d developed cancer by nurturing others rather than herself – as if the two are mutually exclusive.
I saw Serge in early August before the second surgery. I talked to him about death and how I had been living my life for others rather than for myself. I could see how I had squandered my life energy and made myself vulnerable to cancer in spite of my ‘healthy’ lifestyle…
He told me that he was willing to see me throughout my cancer treatment and that other cancer patients who came to him usually did very well with their treatment…
I was seeing Serge weekly for counselling and esoteric acupuncture and began to feel so well physically that I could take longer and more lively walks than I had been able to do for many months before my diagnosis…
Again, he gave me support through counselling and acupuncture and taught me to “rest deeply” as I went into my chemo sessions, fully choosing to be there since I had decided that I would have it.
Universal Medicine provided me with a beautiful and nurturing space in which to stay within a short distance of the hospital so that I was able to drive myself to the treatment even though I was still tired and became more so. This accommodation and much of my sessions with Serge have actually been free of charge…Testimonial from Judith (end of document p.46 of 49).
An industry in bequest harvesting
From developing a belief that caring for others causes disease, it’s only one step to believing that leaving them money in your will is harmful – encouraging them to stray from Benhayon’s oppressive Way of the Livingness, causing them physical and supernatural harm.
If you receive money from family- inheritance – clear it by putting your passbook on a clearing symbol – you [sic] kidneys adopt what you are receiving…
Serge talked about Wills
If you leave a child $10,000 dollars and the kids spend that money to keep them in recognition and identification – excess – that holds you in contraction in your next life.
If you invest wisely in your will this gives you fire in your next life.
If not you leave behind a constant drain on kidney energy and an imprint of a pranic emanation stopping others from being in their centre.
If you give in sympathy no matter how much you give esoterically you are drained.
Do you clear it from other past lives?
5points of fire everyday, left behind 10points prana, end of the day 5 points of prana…
Fire & prana correspond with good and evil in Benhayon’s worldview.
Benhayon stipulates bequests are made unconditionally. To reinforce the virtue of throwing money at Benhayon’s plan for world domination, he ends his speech with occult insanity about the evils of donating to the competition – legitimate charities.
If you leave a Will to Unimed and you put a lineal condition that it be used to fund those who can’t afford the courses then that is pranic- putting a lineal condition on a spherical nature, not trusting people will know how to best use it.
Charity- was discussed as creating a greater platform of prana for the lords of form.
Occultly – the energy of charity is the same as the energy of a paedophilia as it tries to use an innocent expression to disguse its ill pranic ways. Trying to compensate for own guilt through the use of innocent energy. (Esoteric Development Group notes, taken by Kathleen Baldwin, September 2008)
Business or charity?
The $800K gift from Ms McIntyre to Benhayon a month before her passing was used to renovate the Wollongbar College of Universal Medicine charity premises, which Benhayon owns outright, purchased for $2.3M, and insists is a separate entity to his commercial business Universal Medicine Pty Ltd. The gate to the property says it’s the College of Universal Medicine. Student notes from a few years ago show Benhayon soliciting ‘anonymous gifts of investment‘ to build and renovate the property into conference, office and clinic facilities, as well as a hospice, aged care facility and retreat for cancer patients.
For harvesting bequests.
That fundraising was switched to the College of Universal Medicine charity’s Fiery Building Fund once it gained charity status. However, we know the premises is used for UM Pty Ltd commercial purposes. Benhayon’s court testimony indicates fundraising has switched back to the proprietor’s personal fundraising. The college has raised little money in the past two years and most of its courses are conducted online. The Charity Commission put conditions on any lease of Benhayon’s property by the College so that he wouldn’t profit from the charity if it folded.
Naturally, Benhayon’s team make sure they’re on hand to wrest bequests from those at the most vulnerable stage of their lives. In the end, Judith was completely hemmed in by Esoteric do gooders. The possibility of seeing anything but the jaundiced Esoteric slant on her past and her past connections, or making decisions that didn’t align with those of her carers was essentially smothered.
The fact that wasn’t shown to the court was a great pity, and one that mustn’t be repeated.
Benhayon, S. The Way It Is, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2006
Benhayon, S. Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, UniMed Publishing, Goonellabah, 2011
Meeting Serge Benhayon – A Meeting on the Edge of Eternity – Judith’s final blog.