The images don’t show abuse, Serge is a man of utmost integrity and red is blackPosted: June 10, 2013
In the light of abuse denials by Universal Medicine’s investors we consider it timely to visit hypnotist Derryn Brown demonstrating how someone can be convinced red is black in a matter of minutes.
A similar but more elongated process has resulted in UniMed students looking at images the rest of the universe can clearly see are abuse, and seeing them as healing. By extension they believe they have the gentlest and most loving of intentions when they invade privacy and carry out those techniques on sexual abuse victims and other vulnerable clients.
It’s been a peculiar week on the Universal Medicine cult anti-propaganda front, with the Esoteric goon squad erupting in a riot of gentle breaths to demean the experience of abuse victims and insist the images of Serge Benhayon with his hands on a woman’s genitals aren’t sexual and aren’t abusive. They’re trying to tell us they are the actions of a ‘real man’ who has shown the many abuse survivors within the cult how to raise the bar when it comes to the standard of man they’ll associate with. The same followers are busy recruiting new quarry to the cult, and taking their own daughters to Benhayon for ‘healings’.
All of this is unthinkable for those who are not under the influence of ‘The One’.
Derren Brown is a stage hypnotist who set out in a series of UK television specials to debunk claims of supernatural powers, and to show how people can be successfully hypnotized to do anything, including murder Stephen Fry. In his experiments, Brown adhered to a strict set of ethics under observation by academics and law enforcement bodies, and the experiments were conducted with the consent of the subjects.
In contrast, cults use the same techniques of hypnotic manipulation, but without informed consent. Such techniques are identified and described in psychologist Louise Samway’s book, ‘Dangerous Persuaders’ as ‘covert hypnosis without informed consent’. Cult expert, the late Margaret Singer, similarly described thought reform indoctrination as a type of manipulation inflicted on the unsuspecting without their knowledge, so that their way of thinking and behaving changes without them knowing it. In this way, previously harmless people can be influenced to do things they never would have condoned before.
Derren Brown performs manipulation techniques in the videos here. I’m not trained in hypnosis, but I recognize some of the characteristics of hypnotic manipulation, such as the use of suggestion, key words, eye contact and physical contact. In the colour blind clip above, the hypnotized woman’s friends listened to all the spoken cues, but weren’t affected. I’m sure they were instructed not to look into Derren’s eyes, nor did they receive the subtle touching.
We may note a number of similarities with Benhayon’s technique. Serge repeats key words (love, healing, nurturing, connect, choice, energetically correct, integrity, soulful) as cognitive anchors within writings and lectures that are otherwise meandering and confusional (spherical) and loaded with violent and repulsive imagery (rape, cancer, separation, lovelessness, corruption, pain, natural disasters, damp, rot, paedophilia). Benhayon often stands close – too close – to subjects and uses eye contact, physical touch, confidence and an appearance of cheerfulness and caring to manipulate. He then has his students enter collective trance states via group meditation, and by repetitively listening to his podcasts. Students undertake exercises in pairs or groups where they also use eye contact, physical contact, confessions and are instructed to empty the mind, all to maintain states of suggestible dissociation. Venus wrote about the process in her Universal Medicine is Habit Forming posts.
Under this conditioning, the unsuspecting are soon consenting to be molested, dishing out money for it, performing it on others and inviting their friends and children along for the same.
The following longer (approx. 45 minutes) videos are our pick of Derren Brown’s specials on manipulation.
Debunks psychic phenomena.
Shows how groups can be manipulated to perform callous acts.
Shows how a normal individual can be hypnotized to commit murder without their awareness.
There’s also this interesting one from Louis Theroux on the use of hypnosis in the personal development industry, Self Fulfilment/Hypnosis.