In this two part video series, Esther talks about the system of rewards and punishments that comprises Universal Medicine’s business model. In part one, she talks about profiting the deceptive bait and switch marketing, and how UM profits from generating fear and a therapy dependency. In part two, she talks about commitment and investment. Once financially embedded in UM, fear, peer pressure and the promise of spiritual and financial rewards and punishments make it difficult for doubters to leave.
It’s on again, January 22, 2017 and now 27 August 2017 in Tenterfield. No need to update on the content – it’s the same misogynistic condescension, predatory grooming and indoctrination festival targeting little girls that has been held in Lennox Head for the past two Januarys. I also posted on the last two years’ failures as recruitment events – attended mostly by UM’s adults, a lot of them blokes. Marketers of Esoteric Breast Massage, Esoteric Women’s Health, get in early to target their future marks – deploying UM contractors and religious faithful to paint make-up on primary school girls, photograph them and use their images in the cult’s commercial publicity. Without disclosure.
As survivors of paedophilia allegedly perpetrated by members of UK’s political elite come forward, it’s appalling to see them harassed and trolled on social media. Worse when one of the trolls is a high profile UK barrister, Barbara Hewson, famous for publicly calling for the age of consent to be lowered to 13.
The HBO documentary, ‘Going Clear – Scientology and the prison of belief’, has fearlessly exposed the exploitation, bullying and abuses central to the Church of Scientology’s business model. The Australian based Universal Medicine cult is smaller in scale, yet has numerous parallels – a megalomaniacal leader, extra terrestrial mythology, a commercial scheme of graded spiritual advancement, and a sham therapeutic approach based on ‘clearing’ negative ‘energy’.
In the last weeks, a Royal Commission inquiry has been hearing details of widespread child sexual abuse in Ballarat by Catholic clergy and its devastating effect on the community – where suicides have been too common. The extent of the coverup and its parallels with abuses in other dioceses has led some observers to beg the question, could there be a culture within the Catholic Church that fosters abuse?
Experts in the Catholic clergy scandals point to a number of factors that can also be found in other faith communities where sexual exploitation and abuse has occurred.
Serge Benhayon’s minders sensibly make sure he makes few public statements. However, last year, News Ltd’s Jane Hansen emailed him questions regarding an investigation into the charity he founded, and his propaganda team proudly published the incoherent blather he issued in response. In his diatribe on cyberbullies and stalkers he didn’t answer a single question. When Jane Hansen contacted him again early last month, he made more effort, continuing his tradition of addressing enquiries with exuberant fibs.
International alternative medicine and commercial religious, organization Universal Medicine is in the press again. According to scores of dedicated webpages on UM’s 28+ websites, myself and other complainants who’ve publicly questioned their secretive unethical behaviour are criminals, liars, trolls, cyber bullies and mentally ill. Instead of answers to questions, journalists like News Ltd’s Jane Hansen receive accusations of bias and ad hominem attacks. So why won’t UM and its Glorious leader, Serge Benhayon, answer the questions? And does anyone outside the cult believe a handful of private individuals could bully a multi million dollar conglomerate, their hundreds of religious investors and their legal team? What’s all the fuss about and who’s bullying who?