Esoteric Slander: the Universal Medicine cult psychologists on the defensivePosted: December 12, 2013 | |
The Universal Medicine cult persists in telling its followers they’re taking legal action against me, but in spite of the group’s wealth, numbers and dedicated and oh so competent legal team, they have not. They’ve tried just about anything else to bully me and shut me down, having the UK and Australian URLs of my Blogger blog censored without a court order, followed by false copyright and trademark infringement complaints, and a false complaint of stalking by the Mystic dentist. No one has denied my accounts of my experiences with Benhayon, and no one answers our questions about the cult’s secretive practices and their messiah’s inexcusable behaviour. The latest lowly attack comes from the cult psychologists, Marianna Masiorski, Brendan Mooney and Caroline Raphael, who made a complaint to the Australian Healthcare Practitioner Regulatory Authority, with whom I’m a registered practitioner, about my ‘conduct’.
Just over a year ago I made public my accounts of the sleazy ovarian reading cult leader, Serge Benhayon, tried on me in his treatment room, as well as my experience of the damaging exorcistic hijinks at a Sacred Esoteric Healing Workshop in 2005. Knowing Benhayon’s bizarre and predatory behaviour, I was alarmed to learn UM had spread internationally and gathered a following of mostly women. I have worked to expose Benhayon’s toxic doctrines and practices, and I have reserved special criticism and exposure for the registered health professionals who enable and promote his contemptible enterprise. Masiorski, Raphael and Mooney deserve everything they get when they endorse the inappropriate touching of sexual abuse victims and the abhorrent Esoteric Psychology, complete with Benhayon’s entity possession and exorcism roadshow.
Esoteric slander and harassment
Masiorski, Mooney and Raphael’s complaint about me to AHPRA is an unsurprisingly unfocussed series of whinges. They haven’t cited any breaches of my professional code of conduct, haven’t named any patients affected or how my criticisms of their public promotion of a sexual predator and scam artist impact my care of patients. Their initial defensive missal to the HCCC cites ‘slander and harassment’, but when passed through the reality tester translator it comes out as ‘standing up to a bullying multi million dollar death cult, criticizing inexcusable unprofessional behaviour, and sticking up for victims’.
AHPRA hasn’t made a ruling on the complaints yet. They have asked for my response. I replied that AHPRA is not the authority to try alleged defamation claims, and my criticisms of the psychologists’ public promotions are not related to my professional practice.
Nonetheless, the complaints put forward by these three belong on the internet for the public to judge the calibre of Universal Medicine’s affiliated health professionals.
Note that the first whinge was written soon after Princess criticized Masiorski’s disgraceful targeting of depressed people.
6 June 2013
Re: Ongoing Harassment and Slander
We are a group of three qualified psychologists who are writing to alert you to serious allegations that have been threatened to be made against us, to agencies or bodies who regulate our professional practice. In particular, we have been informed that complaints may be made, or may have been made, to the HCCC,APSand AHPRA.
All of the alleged complaints and accusations are false, and we have been most surprised to read of them on internet blogsites associated with a hate campaign that now appears to be targeting us.
We write to you as dedicated practitioners committed to providing the best care for our clients, and with the support of our many clients and colleagues behind us.
Caroline Raphael has been working as a Psychologist since 2000. She has worked for a number of highly accredited organisations, including Kids Help Line, Relationship Australia and the Federal Government program, Reconnect. She is now currently self-employed in a very successful private practice where she is highly sought after, having clients both from around Australia and internationally.
All of whom are cult members.
Caroline has done no advertising, her reputation and high quality of service precedes her, and all her referrals come from local GP’s and client endorsements. During her working career she has gained a reputation for being highly committed to her profession, constantly developing herself so that she can continue to provide the best quality of service for her clients, as well as for the many psychologists that regularly use her for their professional development. During her 13 years as a Psychologist Caroline has shown nothing but professionalism, dedication and true care for her clients, as she does for all members of society.
The resumés, self promotion and eyelash fluttering of the other two can be read in the full document. We won’t bore you with it here, except to remind readers that the other complainant, Brendan Mooney presented an extremely poor argument on the propaganda sites denying Universal Medicine is a cult.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you about a baseless threat by two individuals to report us as practitioners to the HCCC,AHPRA and the APS. As yet we are unsure if this threat has been followed through and any complaint lodged. However, as responsible practitioners we wished to inform you that an allegation may be, or may have been made against us. The entire basis of this threat appears to be simply due to our association with an organisation called Universal Medicine. You would have heard of Universal Medicine, as to the best of our knowledge at least 9 complaints have been reported to the HCCC in regards to Universal Medicine, its practitioners and associated professionals; all of which we understand have been dismissed by the HCCC. It is our understanding that these complaints have been lodged by the same one or two people.
Since mid last year, we have become aware that two individuals involved in an ongoing harassment and smear campaign have set up ‘hate’ blogs designed to denigrate Universal Medicine and any person associated with this organisation. One of these individuals uses several pseudonyms on the blogs which makes it appear as though there are multiple people commenting on the blog sites. We are of the understanding that the name of this individual is [ ], and that he is the main leader of the harassment and slander campaign. The other individual uses the pseudonym ‘Venus Darkly, among other pseudonyms. We are of the understanding that the name of this individual is [ ]. [ ] declares herself to be the author of the main ‘hate’ blog in a defamatory ‘press kit’ that these two individuals supply to the press, government bodies and politicians. Marianna, Brendan and Caroline are the latest professionals targeted in [ ] and [ ]’s campaign and these two individuals have declared on [ ]’s blog a http://universalmedicineaccountability.wordpress.com that they have or will be complaining about us to the HCCC, APS and AHPRA.
It is worth noting that these two individuals have been asked by various online forums to cease posting aggressive, abusive, and derogatory remarks as written on their blogs. In addition, Google has removed several of their blog sites from Google platforms, because of their defamatory nature.
Take a gentle breath Marianna. Google removed UK and Australian URLs from the Blogger platform without a court order because the cult told them they were taking defamation action against me. The legality of those removals is under question. The blog site is still on the Google platform in the US, but I suspended most of the posts so as not to diffuse pageviews.
I moved the allegedly defamatory material to the WordPress Accountability site, and I’ve added a lot more evidence and exposure, and no one has come after me for defamation.
And which online forums asked us to cease posting, dear? Are you referring to the UM ‘truth’ sites? No one has asked us anything. No one has attempted discussion with us. No one answers the questions either.
In complaints to the HCCC, we understand that these individuals attempted to be anonymous, initially, but their complaints were not acted upon.
They weren’t acted upon because I didn’t name patients. I wouldn’t rely on Serge for your information, darling.
It’s our understanding that [ ] then used her name on the series of complaints against Universal Medicine, but she has not come forth in public to put her name to the many vitriolic statements she has published about Universal Medicine and any associated professionals online.
We are no less than astonished that these individuals, who have never attended our clinical practices, have no personal knowledge of our work, have not received any treatment from us nor even met us personally, would lodge a complaint about us to HCCC, APS and or AHPRA.
We see this activity as an organised criminal attack (by virtue of the fact that it is harassment) solely aimed to destroy the reputation of responsible members within society.
Call the police, Marianna. Criticism of your public promotions of a toxic scam isn’t harassment or a crime, and neither is making official complaints, or attempting to do something to protect patients. Statements are only slanderous or defamatory if they can be proven false. If you’re worried about destroying your reputation, you’re doing a good job of that yourself.
If any complaint has been received against us, we offer our full cooperation with any process initiated by any of your agencies. We have nothing to hide, and we invite you to investigate us in full, according to your normal processes. We completely support the need for professional bodies and regulators to ensure the standards associated with professional practice, and health care, are upheld. We have always and continue to abide by the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and Conduct as well as choosing to be members of the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA) and the very high standards of integrity and professionalism required by that Code. Members of the EPA are insured through Australia’s largest natural therapies insurance broker, OAMPS and the EPA is considered to have the highest level of code of ethics and conduct guidelines in the world.
We urge you to treat with great caution any complaints received by your organisation in connection with the above. Complaints may come under the name of [ ] and or [ ], among others. Regardless of what complaints may have been or may be lodged against us, we will continue to uphold our integrity as people within society and as professionals.
Should you require any further information from us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With warm regards,
(Registered Psychologist) BPsych MAPS
(Registered Psychologist) BPsych (Hons) MAPS
(Registered Psychologist) BPsySci(Hons) AssocMAPS AmusA
The complainant is loveless and in pain
Although that bit of hilarity was written in June, the complaint wasn’t submitted until October, timed to frighten me off airing some unpopular facts that could derail the putrid Psychological Well-Being recruitment fiasco on the Gold Coast.
When the intimidation didn’t work and I went ahead and exposed it anyway, the psychologists submitted further ‘information’ to the complaint. They still didn’t provide evidence of any breach of the code or any conduct that might be detrimental to patients, just an escalation in accusatory hysteria, this time attempting to pathologize my activism and cast aspersions on my mental health.
RE: Request for further information regarding notification 00267363
AHPRA has received additional information from the notifiers which you are invited to respond to by COB Tuesday 3 December 2013. The notifiers have requested that this information remain confidential, however, to ensure natural justice, we have summarised the content which is noted below:
i. As a result of AHPRA contacting the practitioner regarding the notification, the practitioner has added further ‘abuse and vilification’ with her posts on the internet.
ii. That the practitioner may have some underlying health conditions; that it is possible that this behaviour is driven by underlying psychological issues that have been unidentified, untreated and unresolved.
iii. That it is possible the practitioner is not a fit and proper person for general registration.
iv. That the practitioner may be in breach of the [ ] Board’s Code of Conduct.
v. The practitioner’s behaviour demonstrates psychological, emotional and mental instability.
vi. The fact that they (the notifiers) are attacked because they practice from premises owned by universal Medicine and that each has attended courses by Universal Medicine is unacceptable.
vii. The practitioner has noted on the blog website that her ‘criticism of [Universal Medicine] has nothing to do with [her] professional life. No bearing on [her] practice or on patient care’.
The concern with this complaint is the psychologists’ abuse of their positions. An officer at the regulator told me the only reason the complaint is being taken seriously is because they’re psychologists. If they were nurses or chiropractors, it would have been thrown out.
But my real concern is for patients who gather the guts to come forward to make complaints about Universal Medicine practitioners. Universal Medicine is essentially a healthcare cartel which attempts to monopolize the healthcare of patients, and puts benefit of the enterprise before patient welfare. Many UM clients have visited a number of UM practitioners including these psychologists. So if one of Serge’s victims comes forward to make a complaint they’ve been molested, most likely while Caroline Raphael was talking him up in the next room, is this what we can expect? Will the psychologists attempt to discredit them with claims they are mentally and emotionally unstable?
One more time now, Masiorski, Raphael and Mooney: which recognized school of psychology endorses touching the genitals of sexual abuse victims? How do you excuse Benhayon having young girls stay unaccompanied in his home, knowing his current wife moved into his home at age 13? Which recognized school of psychology supports the ideas that depressed people should stop making an effort, that emotions are the cause of all disease, that loving children emotionally has never worked or that it’s all right to smack the aggression out of young boys?