Steffen Messerschmidt – naturopath, cult yes man, opportuni$tPosted: October 31, 2013
We could have had a rant about Steffen Messerschmidt in the previous post covering the Universal Medicine cult’s exploitation of International Men’s Day to plug Esoteric Men’s health – SergeSpeak for an expensive exercise in toxic emasculation, but we think practitioners of his ilk deserve a URL of their own, and a special dose of vitriol.
Believe me, we have better things to do than trawl through the Facebook pages of sycophant profiteers, but a couple of readers sent a link to Messerschmidt’s August Facebook tour of Vietnam prompting a riot among the bunker staff. Esoteric missionary Messerschmidt and his latest GF, psychologist Marianna ‘depressed, no you aren’t, join our cult’ Masiorski took it upon themselves to take Esoteric healing to the resource strapped hospitals of Vietnam.
The bunker staff personally know some qualified, registered medical practitioners: nurses and medical specialists who travel to Vietnam annually to volunteer for several weeks in hospitals, assisting with procedures and training. Their unqualified partners assist in construction projects and community development work, and before each trip they fundraise thousands of dollars, every cent of which goes to benefit those communities. Several of the volunteers are Vietnam veterans and they have carried on the project selflessly for decades, without making an obscene Facebook fanfare of it.
We are disgusted that Messerschmidt and Masiorski would WASTE the vital time and resources of the Vietnamese staff with bourgeois new age bullshit manufactured by a self styled messiah and bogan con artist. Our friends will tell you that Vietnamese hospitals are tragically under resourced, and what they need is money, medications, equipment and expertise. They don’t need a pair of arseholes plugging ineffective rubbish for their own agenda.
One of the photos shows Messerschmidt inflicting useless, bogus, untested, scam therapy – Esoteric Chakra-puncture on a local patient. Which did what for her? Messerschmidt is not qualifed in acupuncture, is not a registered practitioner, and Chakra-puncture is essentially a therapy racket invented by the same ex bankrupt scam artist.
Even Steffen’s guru, Serge Benhayon, will tell you Esoteric healing does nothing for symptoms. The ultimate Esoteric healing is death, after all. Did you tell the locals that, Steffen?
Did you tell them that poverty is a consciousness?
Poverty is a consciousness. It is a form of inactivity that is founded by a victim mentality to hide the lack of committing to life in full. (Benhayon, 2011, p.286)
Another photo has him telling them how massage helps circulation, as if Vietnam has no tradition of massage. The locals could have taught him that if he’d been there to learn, and they do it better as well. But no, Universal Medicine INVENTED massage. And then there’s the presentation he gave on the importance of physiotherapy in medical treatment, except he isn’t a registered physiotherapist. Not in this country. He calls himself a ‘naturopathic doctor and physician of health’, but in Australia that translates as an unregistered practitioner accountable to nobody, and a self promoting mediocrity who needs to join a cult to succeed in business. Note that he’s one of the ‘experts’ who’ll be speaking at the Real Media Real Change Men’s Health ‘Starting the CON-versation’ recruitment event on November 16 and 17.
Knowing the Universal Medicine cult regards altruism as evil, Esoteric healing does fuck all for anyone’s health, and is essentially about getting money out of vulnerable people who’ve been covertly indoctrinated, no one can tell us Messerschmidt and Masiorski were there for the benefit of the local people. Not a chance. After the self-loving couple left, the staff would have tossed Miranda Benhayon’s eye pillows into a corner and reverted to making the little they have stretch a long way.
Steffen Messerschmidt’s tour of a third world hospital was nothing more than a photo opportunity – a trumped up series of Universal Medicine Facebook selfies – with Messerschmidt casting himself as the good guy, the HERO of the third world. All for the glory, recognition and business he gets from the cult.
We hope Steffen left a large cash donation to make his visit worthwhile, but we doubt it since his guru teaches that charity is evil. Our message to Steffen and Marianna: How dare you go to a third world hospital and waste their time and exploit their dignity to aggrandize yourselves. How dare you insult and diminish the efforts of volunteers who make an authentic contribution.
Shame on you.
One of our observant readers just alerted us to another whole album on the Messerschmidt Facebook page from the March retreat in Vietnam, featuring a contingent of Esoteric missionaries making the most of the photo opportunity. So the shame now extends to opportunists Kate Greenaway, Jenny Ellis, Penny Scheenhouwer and Mary Louise Myers, and the others there whose names we don’t want to know. Dr Anne Malatt was also there, but at least she was practicing medicine.
Look at the whiteboard in this – Brother Messerschmidt prosetylizing Benhayon’s bullshit. ‘Care not sympathy. Imotep. Sleep 9pm – 3am.’
An unqualified numbskull inflicting scam Chakra-Puncture on a local patient.
And WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS THIS? An Esoteric ovarian massage?