Universal Medicine cult gossip and festivity – December 2014Posted: December 21, 2014
*December 27: Quote of the year
*December 23: ☆Merry Christmas☆ Christmas Wishlist, Wikipedia edits
*December 22: Universal Medicine attempts to manipulate Wikipedia entry
*December 21: Universal Medicine’s censorship debacle: Phoenix Global in trouble and the Streisand Effect
*December 11: Launch of Serge’s tax exempt Wollongbar church.
HELLO DUCKIE, WHY ARE YOU HERE? DO YOU REALIZE THIS IS FROM 2014? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE DEC 2015 POST??
Another year has flown past – faster than a pranic entity chasing a can of VB. Here we are in December capping a year of the cult outdoing themselves with public self immolation, which they thought was an attempt to annihilate criticism. A highlight from the last couple of months was that the same ‘role models’ responsible for UM’s public admission of sexual abuse apologism, bullying and stupidity, stepped up publicity for their Girl to Woman Festival, a commercialized grooming exercise to be held at Lennox Head next month.
December 27: Quote of the year
In a year that ended with an intense reaction from UM critics to the cult’s underhanded attempts at censorship, and where the cult instructed followers not to read critical sites, and escalated their recruitment pitch to youth – especially young women, I found this quote particularly apt:
Brainwashing is a very deceptive thing. People don’t know when they are brainwashed. Brainwashing happens when somebody gives you one side of the story and they give it long enough to you that you believe it. Maria Ann Hirschmann, former Nazi youth leader.
December 23: ☆Merry Christmas☆
Righto duckies! Thanks for joining us for another year! Over on the Accountability blog, I’ve posted a combined celebration of Christmas and two years of Universal Medicine Accountability, rounding up our second year of activism against the Bogan Messiah and his army of religious customers.
That and the list of censored URLs should give you plenty to occupy yourselves over the festive break, but if you get really bored and hard up for laughs, you could look back at last year’s cult meme comp entries. Princess isn’t around to run the thing this year. As soon as the public defamations kicked off earlier this year, she dug out her passport and made herself scarce. She logs in once in a while to poke fun at Andy Baldwin etc. but last I heard, she was in Nevada for the Burning Bitch Festival – launching her performance art impression of Desiree Delaloye.
Anyway, Merry Christmas!! I’m looking forward to Sourpuss Sarah Davis’ annual pseudo legal threat on Xmas morning. Merry Christmas, Sarah and enjoy your festive pea soup. If she really loosens up she might allow herself to gnaw on an extra almond.
Whatever. I’ll be enjoying our beautiful region, chomping on banana prawns and imbibing Tasmanian cuvée.
If anyone’s looking for me otherwise, I’ll either be on or under a wave.
Christmas wish list
Way down in the comment section below, in response to Bob the ambivalent troll, I wrote a neat little list in answer to his question about what I want from UM. It was a fair question. I mean why would a suburban nobody like me bother bullying a cashed up religious leader, his legal team, his clan, his multi-million dollar corporation and hundreds of his most devoted investors and their legal fund?
Here’s what I’d like from Universal Medicine. The list features the same things any member of the public should expect from a health service that is running charities:
- Full transparency in business practices
- Behave accountably and eliminate misconduct, abuse and dishonesty
- Comply with laws and industry regulations
- Ensure honesty in advertising (i.e. disclosing supernatural/occult beliefs in publicity, publicly advertise all events, healing sessions and course structures, full disclosure of fees and charges, stop advertising false accreditation)
- Ensure honesty in applications for government grants
- Declare all conflicts of interest
- Stop defaming critics
- Stop all attempts at censorship
- Stop making false legal and regulatory complaints as a form of intimidation and censorship
- Answer the questions and respond to concerns in an honest and civilised fashion
- Quit taking money from people for bogus therapies like chakra-puncture and esoteric breast massage
- Knock it off with the anti-social ‘humanity is rot’ and ‘male energy’ is carcinogenic teachings
- Practice tolerance of non UM philosophies and therapeutic modalities
- Hands off erogenous zones, especially of minors and sexual abuse survivors
- Halt covert hypnosis without informed consent
- Halt exorcisms on children
- Quit exposing children to age inappropriate presentations featuring rants on sex and violence
- And stop sending juvenile girls to stay at Serge’s house!
I can’t see Santa cramming any of that down my chimney.
It looks as though the Universal Medicine Wikipedia page is attracting a few edits. If any of you are tempted to add to or alter material on that page, please observe the Wikipedia sourcing policy. You need to back every statement with a citation from a reliable, independent source, as in a Parliamentary report or a news media report or article from a respected third party publication – not the self published tomes or blogs of lunatic cult leaders and their sycophants. I notice someone added a sentence about Raph Aron counselling ex followers, but did not add a citation to the Courier Mail article it came from. Please make sure all such statements are verifiable with references/citations, otherwise you’ll find the admins will delete your entries, and if you persist, you’ll be banned like Terri-Anne Connors, lol.
December 22: Universal Medicine attempts to manipulate Wikipedia entry
Thank you to the anonymous person who sent these links. In response to Universal Medicine’s underhanded censorship pitches, some supporters set up a Wikipedia entry on UM in the last few days. Predictably, as soon as UM got wind of it, they sent the propaganda minions to implant the cult’s ‘real story®’.
We know Terri-Anne Connors as one of the propaganda Brides who works as a Human Resources consultant for the Australian College of Massage, now Evolve College, which has merged with UM. Terri-Anne is project manager for the cult’s vast internet network of sites and password protected communications.
ConsiderThisAgain is probably Rebecca Baldwin?
A look at the page’s edit history, shows ConsiderThisAgain/Rebecca whingeing:
Fleshing out the profile on UM to a more balanced and accurate statement…
This is a company and no religion, the writer of this article is trying to defame this company – and has done so over the last 3 years online and offline. We are dealing with sophisticated trolls here.
She, he or it was subsequently blocked. ‘Sophisticated trolls’ LOL. As opposed to unsophisticated ones, Rebecca? And UM isn’t a religion? That’s not what the official website says, and that’s not what Serge tried to sell to the charity commissions in Australia and the UK.
Wikipedia is not a venue for advertising “alternative” health practitioners. Your edits are rather obviously the product of an agenda orthogonal to our core principles…22:31, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Rebecca, Terri-Anne and Serge, Wikipedia doesn’t tolerate vandalism from propagandists.
December 21: Censorship EPIC FAIL
The Streisand Effect
The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
…Streisand unsuccessfully sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavored to remove an aerial photograph of Streisand’s mansion from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs. Adelman photographed the beachfront property to document coastal erosion as part of the California Coastal Records Project, which was intended to influence government policymakers. Before Streisand filed her lawsuit, “Image 3850” had been downloaded from Adelman’s website only six times; two of those downloads were by Streisand’s attorneys. As a result of the case, public knowledge of the picture increased substantially; more than 420,000 people visited the site over the following month. Wikipedia
Christmas came early for me this year. On December 17, I posted a list of URLs the cult has had removed from Google Search results, mostly for Google searches for ‘Serge Benhayon’ and ‘Paula Fletcher Universal Law’. I then went about informing authors of the sites, including Reasonable Hank and Doubtful News that they had been censored. They weren’t happy, and blogged about it.
James Randi Educational Forum: Esoteric Healing organization used Google blocking to manipulate their online reputation
Neurologica Blog: Universal Medicine uses Google to silence critics
The links were removed in 2013, presumably because they contain the word cult. I’ve not found any links removed in 2014, which suggests Google got tired of Paula Fletcher lying to them about Sergio’s intention to take legal action. I repeat – neither he nor UM have issued us with any legal threats – apart from bogus copyright complaints.
The attempt at censorship succeeded in readers not being able to locate some key links, however the cult may or may not have learned that it only increased our determination to expose them – and anti UM sentiment has only proliferated. The revelation they too were the targets of cult censorship has reinvigorated UM’s public critics and brought more attention to our sites, and the material the cult sought to quash.
It also took readers of those sites to UM’s for what UM likes to call ‘the real story’. From one of the commenters on Doubtful News:
the fact that they have a ‘why Universal Medicine isn’t a cult’ page is far more telling than any other information they have on their website
Phoenix Global head, Michael Featherstone arrested
On December 19, I had a phone call in the morning from a journalist whose article was one of those the cult tried to have taken down from Google searches. He asked me about Phoenix Global and then told me, its head, PI and ex cop, Michael Featherstone had been arrested as part of an ongoing fraud and kidnapping plot investigation.
I’d been tweeting about Phoenix Global’s connection with UM the evening before.
Phoenix Global have been security contractors to UM since early last year. The Chilling Effects site shows they were responsible for some of the complaints to Google. Phoenix Global also had my Facebook pages shut down a few months ago. Facebook offers no redress and would not disclose the nature of the complaints – probably more false copyright infringement nonsense. They told me to contact Phoenix Global and I dealt with Michael’s son, Zach Featherstone, their ‘internet reputation coordinator’, who issues legal complaints but has no law qualifications. Zach also refused to disclose the basis of the complaints, citing the complaints template is bound by ‘intellectual property’ constraints, LOL.
Featherstone was an ex drug squad cop who left the force under a cloud after $20K of drug money went missing from the Southport watch house. He has been found to be in business with bikie gangs and involved in sports betting scams.
The companies, which advertise horse-racing betting software and other investments, are alleged to have defrauded hundreds of people across Australia in scams worth millions of dollars…
…a parallel investigation by the ABC’s 7.30 program has uncovered evidence of the involvement of Mr Featherstone and Phoenix Global, not only with two of these companies but a range of alleged Gold Coast scams dating back almost 10 years.
They are linked to the Gold Coast private investigator in various ways – through his involvement in recruiting and managing patsy directors on behalf of others, by his own direct role as a director or shareholder, or by his providing advice on how to set up, run and protect such operations. ABC News
Sound like anyone we know? Appointing his clueless daughter and spaced out Desiree Delaloye and other sycophants as company directors for his various rackets?
The ABC has identified dozens of customers of UKHBB who between them lost almost $4 million.
The reports on December 19, paint an ugly picture. Featherstone allegedly posed as an employee of Australian MP and mining magnate, Clive Palmer, luring a banking executive and witness in a civil lawsuit against one of his clients to an island off Bali to conduct a ‘job interview’. The executive was allegedly detained, threatened and coerced into retracting his evidence.
Crook and Featherstone were charged on Friday with attempting to pervert the course of justice, retaliation against a witness and attempted fraud against NAB.
…police would allege Crook, Smith and Featherstone were all present and directly involved in threatening the banker, who was lured to the Indonesian island of Batam in January 2013 on the pretext of a job offer with the Palmer United party.
“They were all there, the three of them, on a little island of Indonesia,” Niland said. The Guardian
In other words, none of us were surprised to find self appointed messiah, Serge Benhayon – he who portrays himself as the model of energetic integrity, and who deems charity, altruism and dairy products non-Esoteric and evil, is associated with an old school Gold Coast organized crime figure and standover thug.
Thank you to one of our sleuth readers, here is Mick doing his bit to promote his favourite religion on Pinterest.
I don’t doubt for a second we’ve been under surveillance by these goons, who were probably disappointed to find no dirt they could use. We are very bloody ordinary. Unlike SergeCorp.
As a client of Featherstone’s, Sergio the bullshitter is in appropriate company.
Phoenix Global has provided “compliance” services to a range of companies on the Gold Coast, some of which are race-betting operations registered in Vanuatu.
It specialises in finding and removing adverse or defamatory internet posts about its clients, and offers investigative services to people facing criminal charges.
Mr Featherstone’s clients have included convicted child rapist John Chardon, whose wife Novy is missing, presumed dead; convicted fraudster Glenn Connelly; and Mario Girardo, who was jailed in 2010 over kidnap and extortion.
He has also worked for three-time bankrupt property spruiker and so-called “King Con” Dudley Quinlivan, and is a director of several companies connected to Michael King, who is being prosecuted by ASIC for allegedly acting dishonestly over a $150 million loan. ABC News
UM’s response of course, was what we’ve come to expect:
December 11: The launch of Serge Benhayon’s tax exempt Wollongbar church
This weekend is UniMed Saturday and Sergio Sunday (formerly known as Esoteric Development Group weekends or something but rebranded when the Charity Commission started asking questions.) The big announcement is that there’s been a venue change. The cult’s longstanding monthly mind mash sessions have moved from Lennox Head Community Centre to the College of Universal Medicine property at 37 Converys Lane, Wollongbar, which the cult is now calling the ‘beautiful new “Hall of Ageless Wisdom”‘. In the past, a venue change has usually meant that the cult has been evicted from some property or other – Bond University for example. Lismore City Hall.
Either way, it’ll save Serge the expense of all that black plastic for covering the windows – to keep out the prying eyes of the Four Lords of Form.
This weekend is their end of year Esoteric knees up. The relationships development group has been cancelled, because the cult no longer has any relationships of worth. And they never did any development. It’s all regression. Instead the cult members will cop a marketing event for Chris and Jenny James’ new album Return to Love if we can find it among all this whingeing and hate. After that the Soul-full Sounds choir will wail out a hymn to self love and Esoteric Breast Massage. 5 pm is a break for Esoteric sustenance, where followers will pick through each other’s morsels to see if there’s anything they can eat.
Please bring a plate of Gluten & Dairy Free Food to share. To cater for everyones different dietary needs it would be appreciated if you could bring a sign listing the ingredients of your shared dish. Thank you.
And at 6 pm it’ll be Glorious Music’s turn to flog Miranda and Michael’s latest grind, Road Gloria, which must be a typo.
The muzak will be marketed as perfect energetically correct Christmas gifts, and the lemmings will buy multiple copies to inflict on long suffering loved ones. Merry Christmas 😦
Sergio Sunday is a workshop (entry $75) based on “Expression is everything” is not just an esoteric fact it is a Universal Science. LOL. It’s the perfect conclusion for a year where Universal Medicine experimented with the Science of collective bitching, moaning and false and defamatory expression. To Universal ridicule.
Aside from all the silliness, the significance of the venue change is that it confirms what we’ve said all along. The College of UM charity is a building fund for the construction of a commercial premises for Serge Benhayon and his tribe of holy halfwits. The Hall of Ageless Wisdom is the premises for which he’s been raising tax exempt funds to reduce his business overheads. In other words, the Australian government is subsidizing cult recruitment and large scale exploitation and abuse for Benhayon’s financial benefit and self glorification. It’s the same set up as the UK Sound Foundation. Universal Medicine conned followers into funding a commercial building. UM then hires a little used facility at a massively discounted rate – when they’re not using it on the sly for unpublicised commercial activities – for free.