Monopolizing sexual abuse outrage (and the story of the Esoteric kamikaze)Posted: May 7, 2013
The Universal Medicine cult has hung Kyla out to dry again, allowing her to put her name to a public airing of her very personal history. It’s yet another nasty example of UM placing loyalty to the organization before the welfare and privacy of individual students. Readers will recognize Kyla as the author of a vindictive ‘truth’ post targeting two Bangalow fathers who were not allowed recourse on UM sites, (but they were allowed to answer the charges on the free for all Universal Medicine Accountability). Yet, in spite of her tantrums and abuse denials, Kyla comes closer to honesty than any other UM apologist, telling us how the cult really feels about our campaign against their abusive practices. For that we should give her some credit.
She’s made plenty of information about her sex life publicly known on the Women in Livingness site, and now it’s her history of sexual abuse on the ‘truth’ about Sergio site. I’m not the only one who has serious concerns about her internet exposure, which leaves her susceptible to more abuse. Yet, the cult encourages her to do it and congratulates her for it, appointing her as UM’s kamikaze blogger; willing to express sentiments widespread among followers, but none have the spine to publicly express. UM’s faceless unisex ‘Brotherhood’ happily make use of her willingness to trash herself publicly for the cause.
Her expositions bring to mind Lifton’s criteria of the thought reform process, particularly where the group encourages a ‘cult of confession’, breaking down personal barriers and depriving members of privacy in ways that leave her vulnerable to exploitation. The thought reform process also places doctrine over person, subordinating the dignity of individuals to the profit of the group.
Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse and Creeps… Statistics and My StoryMay 5, 2013 by Kyla…Small Business Owner
Accusations of sexual assault are extremely serious and should never be taken lightly. The statistics that follow clearly show that sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual violence are currently major issues in modern society.
The cult likes to portray itself as a having a monopoly on the opposition to sexual violence, bleating about it endlessly online and having HuffPost blogger and Serge devotee, Sarah Cloutier, invent the world’s first petition against sexual abuse and exploitation. Yet, in a display of dire hypocrisy, which demeans all victims of sexual abuse, those engaged in UM’s group hyperventilation refuse to acknowledge the sexually abusive practices they are condoning, participating in and encouraging their loved ones to undergo.
I’ve cut most parts of the post where Kyla tells of her experiences of abuse, but as sad as her public disclosures are, Kyla’s sacrificing of her own dignity doesn’t excuse her participation in abuse denial. At least here we won’t post her dirty laundry.
I do not and would not engage any practitioner, doctor, massage therapist, dentist or anybody else that is going to come in close contact to my body, who feels or acts creepy…
Referring to an assault by an osteopath:
Thinking back, even before these atrocious suggestions, the way he checked the alignment of my bones whilst I was in my underwear without a robe, was creepy enough to begin with – and unnecessary to my treatment.
Yes, I should have reported him, but like many victims of sexual abuse, I was humiliated, traumatised and felt stupid, like it was somehow my fault. I did have him blacklisted by his peers with the co-operation of the Professor who had originally recommended him, but I could have done more, and so should have that Professor. Due to my circumstances, at that time I could not face the ordeal of pressing charges; however, I did not keep it to myself and sought support of those close to me as well as relating the incident to the Professor. I would handle this differently with the strength and certainty that I now possess, and would never allow that to happen to me again: I could never be tricked in that way, belittled, made to feel inferior, prudish or immature, like I was made to feel if I did not allow the sexual advances of that man – actions he attempted to hide under the guise of Osteopathy.
I take great offence to anyone suggesting that I don’t know what sexual abuse is. Or that I am somehow too stupid or manipulated to know what sexual assault is – I KNOW, it has ACTUALLY happened to me. To suggest that 100’s, if not 1000’s of women who all have awareness about sexual abuse, and by the statistics shown above at least 1/3 may have personal experience of this abuse, are suddenly rendered unaware of what’s happening during their treatments at the Universal Medicine Clinic, is patently ridiculous and deeply offensive to these people who conduct themselves impeccably in their everyday lives.
The person or persons responsible for accusing Serge Benhayon or Universal Medicine of sexual misconduct clearly have had no experience with real abuse themselves, or they are very confused about what it means, or THEY HAVE AN AGENDA… but most likely, all of the above. The character and motives of these people require serious assessment and they should be held accountable.
Kyla is correct in saying we have an agenda. Our agenda is to stop the abuse, the lies and the pimping that draws innocent people into this collective sickness. I openly welcome serious assessment of my character and motives and I’m happy to be accountable for exposing UM’s disgusting exploitation and their culture of deceit. Contrary to the cult’s insular view, we have many readers who, in Kyla’s words, know what sexual assault is, and to which it actually happened. They, as I, recognize and understand the deception and manipulation predators use.
I am fully accountable to all the regulators, police, politicians, media organizations and other interested parties I’ve contacted about UM, as I am to our readers. If I’m found to make false accusations it’s within the law for the regulators to have me prosecuted, yet no one outside the cult has cast doubt on the evidence I’ve submitted. Nor am I confused about what abuse is, and the NSW Health Care Complaints Commissioner is currently preparing a response to questions I’ve asked about the Health Care Act and how it defines sexual misconduct and inappropriate touching in therapeutic settings. The response will be viewed by state and federal ministers and senators and other observers, and may form part of a lobby for legislative change. As the law stands a healthcare practitioner can sexually assault a patient and the onus is on the patient to prove they didn’t attend a healthcare service looking for sex.
Unfortunately, in a world rife with sexual abuse there are also those who attempt to ruin others’ lives and reputations by malicious accusations. They know that by doing so they will tarnish the reputation of the accused even if they can get no further with it than the initial complaint. It is a serious offence to wrongfully accuse someone of sexual assault or misconduct, and it is also a gross insult to the countless real victims of sexual abuse.
Funny I said something similar about Kyla in my response to her attack on a couple of critics of UM. Rest assured, it won’t be accusations that bring Benhayon down, but his own conduct.
That they attempt this smear by employing a social media site that is notorious for taking no responsibility for the sometimes dubious and outrageous content shared on various pages, is a definite indication that there is an agenda at play. To me these are not the actions of a genuinely abused person, but rather those of one on a mission. Furthermore, the image uploaded on this same site suggesting sexual interference with a client is laughable for its anatomic inaccuracy, betraying total ignorance of where ‘lady parts’ are located. (The image refers to ‘a young woman’ – how do they even know this?). Thousands of these treatments have been given, with no recorded complaints. EVER! Excluding this one anonymous exception.
Thank you Kyla, for acknowledging the images are authentic, after the cult unsuccessfully tried to tell followers they are fake, and for letting us know Serge performs that technique, and that you’re all okay with his hand being where it is. Thanks also for letting us know you’re reading, although not reading quite well enough. You are correct in saying my description of the now mid forties woman in the photos as ‘young’ wasn’t quite right. Oh well. You’re also correct in saying our content is often dubious and outrageous, particularly the material we quote from Serge – with references.
Anyway, it’s time for the cult to get specific and answer our questions for once. So much outrage and so little probity. If this photo of Serge Benhayon with his hand on that woman’s genitals isn’t sexual interference, or abuse, or sexual misconduct or inappropriate touching, what is it? Please explain.
Kyla wrote that she experienced sexual assault by a healthcare practitioner and that the prelude to the assault was indecent or inappropriate touching that was ‘unnecessary to my treatment’. Please anyone from UM, come and tell us how the ‘Deeper Femaleness’ technique is necessary to anyone’s treatment – particularly for cases of ‘rape recovery’? Or the techniques where Serge has his hands on 14 year old Natalie’s chest and bottom. The cult is about to discover a lot more of the manual images will be found on the internet.
As for the anatomic inaccuracy of what Kyla refers to as ‘Lady parts’, I’d like someone from UM to tell us exactly what part of the anatomy that is, if it’s not the vulva? Not Desiree though, who illustrates naked women as if she’s never seen one, or been one (illustration, right).
The health professionals should know anatomy, so let’s hear from Eunice, or Anne Malatt or Maxine Szramka or Kate Greenaway. They might also let us know exactly what kind of health practitioners treat recovery from sexual abuse by touching genitals, and where that is documented or permitted as an accepted practice.
My experiences with Serge Benhayon and practitioners of Universal Medicine are the dead opposite to these allegations.I have never felt any underlying sexual suggestiveness or behavior from him and/or them. NEVER.
Apart from touching genitals and calling it a healing for sexual abuse or dysfunction, as the text states. That’s not sexually intrusive? The ovarian reading I copped certainly was, with Serge making creepy suppositions about my experiences with men from age five.
I was and continue to be always treated with respect as a woman. I have never been touched inappropriately. I always consented to the treatment I received from the Universal Medicine Clinic and these treatments were administered professionally, with client care of the highest standard.
Where she disclosed personal details about your sexual experiences to people who have no qualifications to assess or treat them, and therefore no right to ask about them or know them.
In short, Serge Benhayon does not possess an ounce of the abusive energy that was described previously.
But neither Kyla nor any of the cult members commenting on that post deny that Serge touched their genitals. Because it’s no longer inappropriate when ‘the One’ does it. Only when it’s done by someone outside UM. Just as none of them have accused me of lying about the ovarian reading.
So it seems to me utterly ridiculous to accuse this man of creeping… it is simply disgraceful. There are plenty of lovely and genuine men in this world who don’t find the need to objectify women, and just because some (men and women) behave this way does not mean that it needs to be normalised in any way, shape or form. As a woman, it is a true relief to be around non-creepy men – I prefer to call them real men – as I believe this is our true nature and that creepiness (amongst many other unsavoury behaviors) is a product of a civilisation that is clearly out of control.
Here we go again. The cult line that the only men on earth who aren’t sexual predators are in the cult, and the only place women are free from sexually predatory behaviour is in the cult, and the cult has the monopoly on ‘healing’ people who’ve experienced sexual abuse. So much so, that cult members have been able to move on from these damaging experiences and no longer need to rabbit on incessantly about their victimhood or tell the whole internet about it, and they never need to touch each other’s breasts or genitals repeatedly to ‘clear’ the energy left from sexual abuse.
I know plenty of men and women who are inspired by the way in which Serge Benhayon conducts himself professionally, personally, within the community and notably, the way he treats women with the utmost respect, equality and care. In my opinion and experience, Serge Benhayon is the epitome of a true Gentleman: what a terrible shame that a man of this quality would be accused of the very thing he is clearly not.
A lot more men and women are appalled by UM’s practices than Kyla can imagine. No one I’ve spoken to or showed those images to think they are acceptable, including the International Women’s Day organization who deregistered UM events when they received them. The journalist who currently has the workshop manuals describes the practices as ‘out of control’.
But hell, if the cult wants to make a complaint about me or call me to account for my accusations, I’ll supply a list of people they can contact. They can send the Deeper Femaleness images if they like, but the addressees already have them. They could contact the NSW Health Care Complaints Commissioner, Kieran Pehm, the state and federal health ministers and attorney generals, Skinner, Plibersek, Smith and Dreyfus, the NSW minister for Family and Community Services and Women, Pru Goward, the federal minister for Women, Julie Collins, all the state and federal members in the Lismore, Byron Bay area, Lismore police and any media organization. In their complaint they should tell them when Serge offers healings for sexual abuse and sexual dysfunction his hand goes nowhere near women’s ‘Lady-parts’ as the image so clearly confirms, and that thousands of these treatments have been given with no complaints because he’s a true Gentleman of such integrity his students allow their adolescent daughters to stay in his home, unaccompanied. They can also tell the above addressees how much the Deeper Femaleness technique helped their symptoms and helped them recover from sexual abuse, and they now understand how much men have imposed on them and given them gynecological and breast disorders, including cancer, and how having breast massages regularly for years has cleared away all the negative energy. They can also tell the addressees that eminent role model, Sergio Benhayon, has taught them what ‘real men’ are.
A few more questions for the cult:
Why is Kyla the only one willing to put her name on the line making specific defences of Serge’s misconduct? Why didn’t Rebecca Baldwin put her name on the post too, seeing she co-wrote it? I’d like to see Rachel Hall, Eunice Minford, Sarah Davis, Dr Jane Barker or any other haute apologiste tell us it’s okay for a self styled healer to stick his hands on women’s genitals in his treatment room for any reason. If you lot are going to use your professional positions to spruik for him, answer the questions. Or perhaps you prefer lower rung cultists to martyr themselves for the cause.
Also, lets say we take Sergio out of the above image, and replace him with someone else to perform ‘Deeper Femaleness’: Brendan Mooney or Neil Ringe, Steffen Messerschmidt, Michael Benhayon, Dr Howard Chilton, Dr Samuel Kim…Will the Brides of Serge line up for that? Does AHPRA and the Medical Council regard it as appropriate conduct if the doctors do it – never mind that their specialities are paediatrics and cardiothoracic respectively? Now lets take the middle aged woman off the table and replace her with Natalie or Miranda Benhayon. Hold that picture a moment.
Now lets reverse the roles in any combination you like. They’re all practitioners of the utmost integrity after all and consenting adults.
Serge wouldn’t object, would he? He’d have no reason to. He’d be thrilled by all the Esoteric ‘healing’.
He trained them all in Esoteric integrity and taught the technique after all.
ADDENDUM: Seems Rebecca Baldwin went into damage control and weighed in amongst the comments on her poor sister’s post with a bit of obfuscation.