Neil Ringe on the Esoteric difference between Chakra-Puncture & AcupuncturePosted: July 18, 2013
Ex acupuncturist, Neil Ringe, is the Chairman of the Universal Medicine’s bogus ‘accreditation’ body, the Esoteric Practitioners Association, and in this Bay FM interview with Universal Law office manager, Gayle Cue, from June 2011, he talks about how he abandoned his profession to practice Serge Benhayon’s bastardized version of acupuncture, Esoteric Chakra-Puncture. But that isn’t all he abandoned. The interview reveals Ringe replaced what was respectable practice and regard for patients with contempt for human life and carnal existence, incessant mumbling of SergeSpeak platitudes, cynical psychological manipulation of vulnerable clients, fundamentalist conviction that Benhayon has all the answers, and a cold admission that pain and symptoms of illness are irrelevant to Chakra-Puncture practice.
That’s what he and the Universal Medicine cult calls ‘healing’.
Around the ten minute mark of the interview, he describes acupuncture and Chakra-Puncture as very different:
9:45 Ringe: Acupuncture, really, like aikido, which is a helpful name because aikido means, ai is harmony; ki is energy, prana, qi; and dō is the way. So, and acupuncture is a way of working with that energy. The problem with that is that that energy is not what we truly are. So I spent years and years refining an energy that is not me and is not you, but we’ve mistaken ourselves for.
Cue: Okay, so then you woke up to this at some point. Yeah, how did that feel? 20 years of doing this, oops.
Ringe: It didn’t happen overnight, but there is a moment of recognition where there’s a massive whoops. And that I’ve been pursuing my own tail as it were. It’s a consciousness that we’re fed, you know, ideals and beliefs, that’s what I was chasing. That’s why I said it was the spirit, because the spirit is what we’re talking about, that which is not truly the soul, but which is an energy we’ve mistaken for our…for those who are looking for it, that innermost, even when they go on that so called inner journey, they often mistake that very energy of prana, of ki, for what they really are. So I spent a lot of time refining that in people, harmonizing that in people as it were and teaching about it and I taught acupuncture as well, so then one day you wake up to the responsibility that if you look for the truth it has consequences.
Cue: What I hear you saying, there is the soul, our origin of divine spark is not the same as spirit and spirit is a bridge between the soul and the egoic personality that is in a human incarnation.
Ringe: It’s not just a bridge, it’s something we’ve mistaken ourselves for because it’s something that’s separated from our soul. So in fact it becomes through our body that we find our way back to the soul. The spirit won’t bridge us back to the soul as it is, because it will just take us away from the soul…
13:45 Cue: You’ve kind of painted a picture for us on acupuncture. Give us one on Chakra-Puncture
Ringe: First of all I should explain that it wasn’t overnight that the transformation took place, I originally made the mistake of feeling that one could somehow or other bring our true nature into acupuncture, in other words we could have an affect on who we truly are through acupuncture. Then I realized of course as I’ve said earlier, that the energy we’re working with; ki, prana, was really not what we are at all, so then, well, what are we? And of course the ancient wisdom has always told us we are light – energy – fire. So we’re working with the body’s fire. To work with the body’s fire, we work with the chakra system within the body, which is the true fire of the body.
Riiight. The ancient wisdom as chucked together by Serge post 1999. So Serge says everything is energy, which is how he reckons being within 100m of someone drinking a coldie can give you cancer. Everything is energy, but energy – qi, prana, the force, whatever, is not us, because Serge says we’re light or fire, and light and fire is energy, but not qi or prana, because he says so, and only he can tell the difference. What about gas? Bad smelling gas? And our spirit is separate from our soul, because Serge said so. It’s all a bit literal isn’t it? For metaphysics? Or was it that Neil was enlightened to the literal, fundamentalist Esoteric ‘truth’ while meditating? While he was trancing out on his arrogant, bourgeois arse, he got the ‘feeling’ he knows everything and ‘Serge says so’ is the answer to every question in the universe.
Cue: So is this the seven main chakras?
Ringe: They are the well known ones, but there are 45,000 chakras. You can’t put a needle in – you’d be a real master to put a needle in and miss one.
Cue: Okay, so we’re full of all these little chakras that are fire?
Ringe: Yes. But more importantly, I think there’s a consciousness behind things. And we try to bring what we know into what is true. As I said the truth once you seek it has consequences. And when you realize that what you’ve been working with is to magnify in myself and in others what is not, then there becomes a very strong calling to put that right.
Cue: So how did you do that?
Ringe: Well first you have to really recognize what you’ve done and the harm you’ve done, I think. Then there’s a transition period, I think, where you try to rescue some of what the ideals and beliefs you carry and some how bring them over, and then you just have to leave it all behind and start fresh. And that starting fresh was to ah, through the work of Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon of course, who is my dear friend as well, we’ve had many conversations where he challenged what I’d assumed and we initially looked at Esoteric acupuncture and I still call it that for most people because, you know, we’re still bridging the idea, putting needles in. It’s still penetrating very very lightly.
Cue: I mean they look the same, right?
Ringe: They look the same, to anyone, yes, they do, that’s really not informed and not really feeling that they only look the same if you can’t feel the difference. If you can feel the difference, they’re enormously different. One, Chakra-Puncture brings the fire that you really are up, ignites the chakras, the nadis come to life and you rekindle the true fire, the true heart fire in the body.
In other words, they call it acupuncture for marketing purposes, but it’s Chakra-Puncture for the regulators, to avoid prosecution. An informed patient can feel the difference, after Neil and the Eso-cronies tell them what to feel.
Cue: So are you still practicing both?
Ringe: No. There is no possibility of practicing both, because once you know the one, you can’t possibly go back to the other.
Cue: Do you feel the need to explain this? I know you’ve got some longstanding clients. Even when I met you back in the nineties, you had quite an incredible waitlist, just to get an appointment with you, like several weeks.
Ringe: Yes, I’ve always been popular.
Cue: So for those people who are still your clients, who’ve been your clients all along, do you feel a need to tell them the difference, that you’re practicing differently?
Ringe: I do, but actually they notice. Lots of them say, well, you know, something’s different. I feel different. I feel lighter. But more importantly, we start looking, which I didn’t do, and I don’t think anyone has done, working with prana, is the meaning behind your illness, your discomfort, your disease, you know, there has to be meaning, and if you can’t help someone understand why they’re unwell, why there’s enormous rise of illnesses and disease in the world, uh, you’re not going to help them heal, so acupuncture can help return function to the flow of prana in the body.
Cue: People appear to benefit from acupuncture, so they think they’re on a healing journey.
Ringe: They do, that’s absolutely true, they do appear to benefit but really what you’re doing again is refining the energy to be in a more sophisticated form in the body, so the person never gets the chance to experience why they’re ill. Because it starts to look like it’s going away. I put a few needles in and my pain is lessened. But no understanding of the illness and disease, no pathway to healing and therefore no truth.
Typical of Serge’s spherical Livingness, also known as the Death Drive, Neil regards all the time he’d been working as a respected and trusted acupuncturist, relieving pain and symptoms so that people could get on with healthier lives, as doing ‘harm’.
Sure, his patients feel different now, because being treated by an arsehole who belittles your pain, hates humanity, thinks being alive is a mistake and that feeling better is worse, is a very different feeling. It’s the antithesis of health-CARE.
The ‘meaning behind their disease’? That the world is crap, humanity is ‘rot’ and life is misery, and the remedy is to pay up to the Esoteric death drive, so you can shut down your mind and emotions, abandon your loved ones, destroy your health and give away your money? I’ve been told by practitioners in the area patients have been traumatized by Neil telling them they are infertile because they were some sort of evil bastard in a past life, or that they should be grateful to have cancer, probably after waiting weeks to get an appointment with Mr Special Pants, the once reputable practitioner. They feel lighter because they’ve thrown another $60 into the extensions on his house and they weren’t given a receipt.
Cue: By practicing chakrapuncture does this help the client discover what is behind the disease? Or do you do any kind of psychological support while you’re putting the needles in?
Ringe: Well, we talk about what they feel. And I often ask people how they feel when the needles are in too. And they feel different. Because they’re starting to feel who they really are…Through feeling then we talk about it. Sometimes straight away, some people obviously by what they tell you, you know you can go straight to it and talk about, ah, so you’ve really looked at this, you know something is really wrong, and you know that what you’re doing isn’t making sense in your life, it’s not bringing meaning, it’s not bringing that inner connection that you thought you’d get from all the workshops you’ve done. We all did them, you know…(Around Byron Bay) there’s an enormous amount of distraction, of chasing that which you’re not and you can spend a lifetime simply chasing that, refining yourself, but refining not what you truly are, but what you’ve been led to believe you are, so that’s the issue, so you never get to understand why the world is as it is. And we think we can manipulate what is not, that’s the energy that we are, and somehow arrive at what we are. And we can’t do that, we actually have to really connect with who we truly are, our innermost self, our innermost heart and Chakra-Puncture helps ignite that fire in the body. Luckily you don’t have to know that to experience it. There has to come a point where if there’s going to be true healing, there’s responsibility for what you carry.
‘They’re starting to feel who they truly are’, while Neil burns incense and needles them, putting them into a suggestible state where he can practice Esoteric ‘psychology’ by fishing around in their personal history, programming them into thinking ‘there’s something wrong’, then telling them how they should feel and what they ‘truly are’.
Only the Universal Medicine cult could come up with a practice as abusive as Chakra-Puncture, and to maximize the atrocity of being randomly jabbed with sharp metal objects, its chief prick, Neil Ringe, combines it with mind fuck – shutting patients down into the wretchedness the self-loving Esoterics like to call their ‘light’.