In spite of the Universal Medicine cult’s publicity push, numbers were down at the second annual Girl to Woman grooming Festival at Lennox Head, likely due to the dishonest, aggressive and sleazy behaviour of its organisers, the Universal Medicine cult. But one child at thing was one too many. Images from the event reveal it to be as creepy and cultish as we all thought it would be.
Below this blog is last years blog on the event for comparison.
Seeing the cult exaggerated the numbers last year, claiming 400 had attended, this time I went to Lennox Head to observe, as did at least one other reader. We’re guessing the total attendance was 200, but if we subtract the shop holders, propagandists, Co-Creative Audio Visual and other parasites, that drops to about 170. Of those, I counted 60 girls. Most were adolescents but there were a few under eights. I didn’t count the boys, but estimate there were about 10 there and perhaps 20 adult males. The rest were overwhelmingly women – Serge Benhayon’s cult followers.
I estimate less than a dozen girls were taken to it by accident.
Predatory grooming goes commercial
As I blogged previously, the festival, a ‘celebration of girls & women’ was presented by the people responsible for public sexual abuse apologism, the exploitation of teen girls and the bullying of whistleblowers in defence of their grubby DIY religious leader, Serge Benhayon, and his family of groomers. Benhayon’s wife, 17 years his junior, first moved into his home aged 14 – without her mother’s permission.
This year Benhayon has continued to use juvenile girls as human shields, and his minders have continued to deceitfully infiltrate schools. Benhayon has also upped his aggression toward me with a defamation SLAPP for raising these concerns.
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Make no mistake, apart from being a shameless recruitment event targeting juvenile girls, and presenting Esoteric bullies as ‘role models’, the thing was a shop – introducing girls to Serge’s cult of mindless consumption. Price of entry to the shop was $15 to $20. Universal Medicine had its Glorious Music, Featherlight productions and ‘healing’ stand and Emmalee Benhayon had her Essencia perfumes table. Associates that have sucked up to Serge and brought in the new recruits were blessed with their own concessions – Fabic Behaviour Management, Sunlight Ink Children’s books, the Belle General café and cult jewellery based on Serge’s unsightly healing symbol splats.
Cult fronts targeting kids
The failed Teachers are Gold initiative for infiltrating schools also had a table.
We learned recently UM infiltrated the publicly funded Positive Adolescent Sexual Health or PASH initiative, with UM’s promoters, most notably Sarah Davis, forming part of the staff at a conference held for 10 schools in the Northern Rivers, NSW. They’ve extended their tentacles into a new sinister cult front, SELFY – Sexual Education & Life Foundations for Youth, staffed by second generation UM cultist, Dr Amelia Stephens. It looks like they launched that at this years Girl to Woman Festival. SELFY was not advertised in the Festival’s publicity, and the website provides no details of its backing.
I imagine Dr Stephens will be teaching girls about how ‘sex is energetic rape‘, and women develop gyne cancer from ‘male energy’. Because Serge says so.
Sarah Davis was also spruiking a non existent org called The Centre for the Wellbeing for Young people at the PASH conference. Likely deliberately named to be confused with another legit organization run out of Southern Cross University
More sinister was that the ‘True Beauty’ grooming tent had spilled over onto a number of tables for applying makeup and hair styling to the little girls. Girls were vastly outnumbered by the adult Brides of Serge, so primary schoolers copped full makeovers.
The cult’s dress code was very apparent. The clone Brides of Serge were all frocked up for the show – dresses, heels, makeup and jewellery – the way Serge likes them to dress. The exception were the ones who rocked up in the Universal Medicine Therapies T-shirts to perform occult healings on the new targets.
Feminized recruitment aggression
Universal Medicine also had women stationed on the pavement outside the event – guest relations staff from the Byron at Byron Resort, and long term Serge worshippers, Carola Woods and Chrissy Caplice, spruiking to passers by. Carola is one of the vocalists who helps Miranda struggle through her Glorious Music numbers at events and was decked out in a fluorescent orange number ready for cocktail hour at the Copacabana.
Chrissy and Carola successfully dragged in a few new customers that way, while others, including parents and kids still wet from the surf politely declined. One mother told me they were invited to come back later and told the event was on all day. The mother told me they were aware the thing was cult backed and thanked me for my research. When she was approached with her kids she said she could feel her skin crawl. She’d also noticed how many very expensive cars were in the car park…
Lousy role models
Apart from the cyber-bullies talking to the girls about social media etiquette, when they weren’t troweling makeup on to primary schoolers, women with the cult’s occult version of orthorexia nervosa were advising on eating disorders.
The Belle General café menu reflected the restrictions cult members are needlessly and dangerously inflicting on kids.
Gluten, dairy and sugar free. But also a legume, grain and root vegetable free nonsense guaranteed to stunt the development of growing brains and bodies.
And finally, this Facebook post represents the primitive, Talibanesque sexism at the heart of the UniMed scam. Serge says women should be gentle and lovely and not pick up heavy things. So here are the cult blokes brought in to make sure the girls don’t mess up their nails.
Last year’s festival – misleading advertising
Advertised in local media, the flyer was typically ambitious, providing a contact email address for ‘large group bookings’. The faith-full diligently tweeted promos to each other – no one else follows them – and UniMed’s fresh recruits tried to rope celebrities into spreading the word.
(Kate Maroney is a speech therapist at Fabic Behaviour Specialists (a UM associated business targeting children), and has earned herself a listing on the Naming Names page.)
However, neither the celebs nor the Northern Rivers public wanted anything to do with it. Photos posted on the Facebook page show the organisers probably sold less than 100 tickets, and I estimate 90%+ were to longstanding cult investors. That’s not many punters for an event with 18 presenters, not counting Glorious Music’s ‘no need to like it, just buy it‘ promotional concert.
For an event that was supposedly a ‘forum for young women’ and pitched to girls as young as eight years old, the attendance was overwhelmingly adult.
One wonders if any of the unwary who took their daughters were disturbed by the number of adults present – adult religious zealots at that.
It’s difficult to tell whether UM’s guru, Serge Benhayon, was there. He might have been lurking behind one of the curtains. His presence is no longer required now he has others, including his adult offspring, doing the grooming for him.
Sales and grooming festival – Esoteric ‘truth’ in advertising
During my notifications, I spoke with a radio station manager who told me she had no concerns that UM is a New Age religious cult – the station would treat them like ‘any Christian community group’. When I told her about the inappropriate touching that is part of UM’s practice, she said she was sure there would be no Esoteric healing marketed at the festival. She’d been told it was a ‘child welfare’ initiative.
It’s no wonder she believed that when the publicity makes no mention there would be promotions or practices of Esoteric ‘healing’, or ‘Universal Medicine Therapies’.
I doubt she considers marketing of UM’s money for nothing products and services a child welfare activity, either. The Facebook photos show the Jewels by Jacqueline booth setting up, and there was plenty of other stuff to buy to support the Benhayons’ business interests and those of their promoters: Essencia perfumes, Featherlight productions, Glorious Music, and the hymn to grooming by Rachel Kane. That’s after targets had paid up to $25 per ticket to listen to cult investors’ hypocritical and dreary pontifications on how horrid it is being a girl if you’re not in the cult, and to cop an earful of Esoteric muzak.
Nowhere in the publicity does it state that the organisers included UM *Facts* Team professional bullies and defamers, Alison Greig and Desiree Delaloye, either. Yet, here they are holding up the banner among the other nasty censorious ‘organisers’ photographed for the Ballina Shire Advocate.
(Alison Greig and Desiree in black. Tall doofus is Rik Connors, and front row, L to R, Real Media Real Change’s Shannon Everest, Rebecca Baldwin, Ray Karam and Sarah Davis).
Publicity states the event was ‘brought to you by’ Esoteric Women’s Health (Natalie Benhayon’s commercial enterprise, ‘inspired by the teachings of Serge Benhayon’) and Real Media Real Change. (Readers who have followed for a while might remember when Real Media Real Change denied they were a marketing and public relations front for UM.) Serge’s most aggressive Brides, Greig & Delaloye, are not among the staff of either organization, however their inclusion among the organisers shows the Girl to Woman Festival was a Universal Medicine cult event through and through – deifying Serge Benhayon and clan, and grooming and recruiting fresh prey.
The station manager and none of the groups or media outlets that promoted the Festival were aware of the defamatory UM Facts site or the cult’s lynch mob mentality toward complainants until I sent them web links. Most reacted strongly to the notifications. The exception was the Northern Star, employer of Sarah Davis’ spouse, bent journalist, Hamish Broome, who ran a promo without disclosing the Esoteric connection.
I must say, making notifications is a much quicker and simpler process since the cult outed itself on its own websites. All I need do these days is send links to our News Reports page and their hate and hysteria ridden fallacious *facts* site to persuade anyone that UM is a dangerous group. The cult’s reputation has deteriorated more rapidly since they’ve published dozens of webpages attempting to mob and discredit me and others. I always said don’t blame me, blame Serge if their business went downhill. But really, UM’s financial and religious parasites can blame themselves.
The grooming continues
Founder, Sara Harris wasn’t pictured among the festival organisers above. She was probably busy with the expansion of the grubby Girl to Woman grooming and indoctrination Project, and pitching that disgrace to parents and schools.
Some good news is UM’s own propaganda deterred many from dragging girls to the sordid ‘annual festival’, although even one juvenile at that thing was too many. The bad news is the cult are planning another Girl to Woman Festival next year, and to take their predatory rubbish to Germany and the UK.
Given the dishonesty and contempt with which they’ve dealt with local media and community organisations in the Northern Rivers, it will have less publicity again.