Universal Medicine cult gossip & agitation April 2015Posted: April 8, 2015
April 25th: *True Movement in Vietnam LOL *Byron Bay’s Bay FM promoting the UM business *Comedienne, Mandy Nolan, gets a guru
April 13th: *Welcome to the Naming Names page Bev Carter *Phoenix Global Wikipedia shenanigans
April 8th, 2015: *April calendar *Going Clear and a new era of cult bashing *Legal strategy – undue influence
April 25th: True Movement & Vietnam retreat lols
Thank you to the reader who dredged this up. In case any of you didn’t take my word for it that True Movement is a ritual humiliation of paying to lurch around idiotically to ‘clear’ evil prana:
And is it me or is Sergio looking increasingly ghoulish? I think the little weirdo has started dyeing his eyelashes. Or maybe he got one of those eyeliner tattoos, lol.
Rachel Torise at Bay FM community radio promotes UniMed businesses
In January, Byron Bay’s local community radio, Bay FM broadcast a number of fawning interviews with the organizers of the UM Girl to Woman mass grooming festival held in Ballina, including this:
Later I found out the interviews were conducted by Rachel Torise (Rach), who runs the Belly and Chop Suey programs. I also received word she’d run an advertorial interview with Tanya Curtis of predatory cult front, Fabic Behaviour Management. Tanya Curtis specializes in telling parents of disabled children that autistic children are sensitive to entity activity, and disability results from being an abuser in a past life. She then makes referrals to an array of Esoteric parasite ‘healers’ for the full indoctrination and recruitment menu.
The station manager was understanding, but when he issued a directive denying the UniMed commercial molestation and death cult air time, Rachel whined that it was against the community broadcasting code of practice regarding equal opportunity.
The community broadcasting code of practice sections on equal opportunity are to do with the rights of volunteers, and have nothing to do with on air content. The recommendations for on air content are that it’s balanced.
I told him if the station was going to provide balance with regard to UM’s promotions, I’d be happy to be interviewed to express our misgivings about UM’s antisocial practices and behaviour. I asked if the equal opportunity would extend to representatives promoting Scientology, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or ISIS.
I also pointed out that UniMed squealing for equal opportunities is hilariously hypocritical seeing they refuse to allow questions or criticism on their sites, and are atrociously intolerant of anyone not subsribing to the toxic Way of the Livingness.
Anyway, a few questions for Rachel Torise:
- You present a music program and a food and cooking program, Rachel. Will you be promoting Serge’s Esoteric diet that demonizes dairy products, vinegar, grains, eggs, beef and root vegetables?
- What do you think of Serge saying that no one who eats dairy products ‘can truly love you’?
- Will you start promoting Glorious music, and Serge’s teachings that music is poison, and the energy of non cult music infects people with the energy of the musician, their evil tattoos, drug habits and emotions?
- Will you be preaching that emotions are the cause of all disease? Or that love has no emotion in it and babies can be poisoned by their mothers’ emotions through breast milk?
- How many customers were at the event? You were there. The cult says 400 showed up. That’s a fib isn’t it? What’s your opinion on commercial dishonesty from religious zealots? What businesses were promoted at the ‘child welfare’ event?
- Do you think it appropriate for little girls to be painted with makeup at a ‘festival’ worshipping the teachings of a bloke who groomed a 14 year old tennis pupil and her father into allowing her to move into his house, then bullied her into submission and later married her?
We’d love to hear your responses, Rachel.
I’m available for interview any time, dear.
Mandy Nolan gets a guru
We’re not the only ones un-impressed by Esoteric feigned ‘love’ and ‘truth’ and the exclusively priced worship of a bowel movement and the pint sized prince of pisstakes who’s continuing to sell it as a Glorious revelation. Northern Rivers stand up comedienne, writer and renaissance woman, Mandy Nolan, recently wrote about the quest for a guru in her weekly Soapbox column in the Byron Shire Echo, and released the accompanying video.
She’s probably heard, like we have, of the increasing numbers of UniMed investors relocating to Goonellabah to be closer to the One True Religion, its main retail outlet, and The One himself. Because it’s much easier to join in the UM Facts false and defamatory hate fest when you all live as one joy-full community – isolated from anyone who thinks you’re silly, bonkers and unpleasant – i.e. most people. It’s a like minded community of the soul-full, united by the belief the Benhayon bogan messiahs will take them all to Sirius. They’ve bought the healing symbols to prove it.
But it’s not a cult.
April 13: Bev Carter come on down
Bev Carter of It’s Time to Shine is an Esoteric ‘well-being’ coach and ex C list celebrity prowling the wealthy Eastern suburbs of Sydney for new recruits to Serge Benhayon’s property acquisition, genital grabbing and underaged slumber party religion. She was a lycra clad celebrity a few decades ago in the pantomime game show ‘Gladiators’, and in the last while she’s chucked in her gig as a personal trainer to ply clients with gentle breath claptrap – because health and fitness gives you cancer – SERGE SAYS SO. She’s also abandoned life coaching for genuflections to Sergio’s premium priced puritanical death drive.
Bev has a following among Sydney’s corporates and a testimonial from Catherine Martin of Bazmark (makers of The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and other films). One wonders how her discerning clients will respond to the invites to weird Esoteric Breast Massage marketing sermons, and how much they’ll appreciate the switch from pilates etc. to flapping about arrhythmically to the strains of Miranda and Michael Benhayon’s Glorious cult Music in True Movement.
Phoenix Global Wikipedia shenanigans
If you’re new around here, Phoenix Global was hired by Sergio the bullshitter to dig for dirt on UM’s detractors, and to have Facebook pages shut down and the URLs for critical websites and news reports removed from Google search Australia without court orders – via false complaints.
The other day one of our readers directed me to this article where PG head, Mick Featherstone, – currently on criminal charges for his role in an alleged kidnapping and extortion attempt – describes hacking the computers of surveillance targets.
Hacking is a federal offence. The article also describes the illegal use of listening devices for covert surveillance. I’d like to know why he hasn’t been charged.
Mr Featherstone said an international client pays him to spy on his Australian wife and his family.
The PI said he uses computer software to copy everything the subjects do on their computers.
Each day he sends the information, including transcripts of phone calls and text messages to the client. He said he can even retrieve mobile phone and text messages deleted weeks before.
In Australia, there are laws against trespass and invasion of privacy.
It is legal to buy bugs but it is illegal to use them unless the target knows he or she is being bugged. But Mr Featherstone said someone who has been caught out will rarely take the matter to police. Brisbane Times
Someone also started a Wiki page for the illustrious Phoenix Global, and Mick’s son, Zach, has been trying his little heart out to erase it, have it deleted, turn it into an advertisement, and finally have his name removed from it. A list of edits with comments is here. And the screenshot below has him logged in with his IP address number, 18.104.22.168 tagging his edits with comments like:
Legal issues: – removed content – incorrect and can verify via sworn affidavit that media article is incorrect. Legal issues: – Removed legal issues. The public is well aware of media coverage, the sources can be find easily by googling “phoenix global”. There is no need to add to the page, and no reason for a Page on Phoenix Global when it employs less than 5 removed former employees [Zach Featherstone and Travis Burch] Phoenix global employs less than 5 people, and lacks the notability for a page. The one sided media sources are not a fair representation of the truth. Zach Featherstone removed – I no longer work at Phoenix Global – see www.zachfeatherstone.com.au for more info…
Lol! Seems the Phoenix Global brand is on the nose, and Zach is trying to distance himself from Dad, Dad’s partner Zoei Keong, and those troublesome criminal charges for fraud, kidnapping and attempting to pervert the cause of justice.
If anyone is a Wiki editor or knows some admins there, it looks like the page could use some help.
April is a busy month on the UniMed calendar of bitching, lying, starvation, molesting and extortion. Last weekend Jesus’ resurrection extravaganza took second place to a dose of The Livingness and a $75 workshop on Esoteric expression, where the investors learned how to spend a minimum of an hour each day immersed in blogs dishing unconditional hate on detractors. Next week the unisex Brides of Serge will front up for five days of full contact brainwashing, breast stroking and slander. $1320 gets an unergonomic plastic seat in the Lennox Head sports hangar and unlimited reprimands for ‘measured’, read inadequate, commitment. Only full fledged Esoteric fundamentalists are allowed the privilege of donating their assets and adolescent daughters. An extra $150 gets you all the pea soup you can eat, and for another $150 you can share a bunk for four nights with Eunice Minford or Lee Green. BYO earplugs. And noseplugs.
On the 25th, Sergio has sprung an extra-curricular devotional – Sermon 21, followed by a repeat of last month’s ‘forum’ on religion – open to all, except non subscribers, where major investors, Neil Ringe, barrister Charles Wilson, and Uni of Sydney linguistics professor and incorrigible dimwit, William Foley, talked up Serge’s One Unified Truth with remarks like this:
From Rick Ross’s warning signs of harmful groups:
The group/leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable or credible.
Next month, the Benhayon family burlesque heads to the UK and Europe for a full two month schedule of wallet clearings and an all new death and donation drive.
Going Clear and a new era of cult accountability
It’s exciting times in the world of anti cult activism. Last month we looked at John Sweeney’s coverage of Scientology and the way that cult has deterred journalists and publishers from exposing their misconduct. That era has come to an end thanks to the democratic power of social media, and the clout of HBO, the pay tv network behind the new documentary on Scientology, Going Clear. HBO are known for cutting edge topicality and creativity with drama series such as The Sopranos, The Wire and Big Love. Their documentaries are the highest rating in the US, and Going Clear is no exception, not only drawing a record audience, but inspiring hundreds of news articles – and a lot of new scrutiny of Scientology’s harms – including a Saturday Night Live satire (video unfortunately no longer available in Australia).
Scientology’s predictable propaganda retaliation on critics flopped and more influential people are asking questions about the cult’s tax exempt status. This coincides with a proliferation of civil law suits against the Church.
This is good news for the greater cause of cult awareness and accountability, because as much as the public has heard of Jonestown and David Koresh, understanding of cult dynamics, demands and dangers is poor. Joe Public struggles to comprehend that cults, by definition, are regimes of dishonesty, undue influence, exploitation and abuse.
Going Clear opens in Australia in June.
New legal strategy – undue influence
Australian readers might be aware of the Australian government’s rhetoric around the ISIS ‘death cult’. The rise of terrorist groups has seen a renewed interest in the psycho-social processes of radicalization.
Supporting Human Rights by Testifying Against Human Wrongs is an excellent article by a US legal academic and director of ICSA, the International Cultic Studies Association.
Perhaps even more important is the expansion of interest in influence theory brought about by recent international events. Cult stories still arouse some interest in the media, but the headlines now involve terrorism and fundamentalism. The old question has returned: How can ordinary people be turned into religious/political zealots who engage in suicide bombings and violent acts of terror against innocent citizens? The research literature on this important topic has increased exponentially. Many government officials are now more willing to hear from thought-reform experts as problems in their countries increase due to extensive and intensive indoctrination with fundamentalist ideas. In short, unlike in the past, when belonging to a cultic group might have been involuntary, but not externally dangerous, in today’s world there is much to fear unless we understand and thwart brainwashing. Other headlines may bode well for the resurrection of interest in brainwashing and the understanding of the science behind it. Two examples immediately come to mind. First, after several decades of horrific child molestations by religious leaders, and the cover-ups that have shielded the full extent of the problem, we now can talk about the concept known as grooming (Weber, 2014). Grooming is not relegated just to child sexual abuse, nor to such abuse by priests. Studying the gradual process by which innocent youths are converted into victims enables researchers to shed light on aspects of the more comprehensive brainwashing process.
I’m unsure of the situation in Australia, but the author writes of frustrations within the US judicial system in recognizing cultic influence.
Experts seeking to testify in court about extreme-influence processes practiced by clever influencers against susceptible and vulnerable influencees have encountered difficulty from some judges who have hesitated or refused to hear testimony about brainwashing, mind control, and thought reform on the grounds, in their opinion, that these concepts lack scientific validity. This paper suggests that the legal concept of undue influence be used as a vehicle for such testimony.
The article gives good descriptions of why magistrates baulk at the use of the term ‘brainwashing’, and instead recommends arguing for the established legal concept of undue influence.
For more than 500 years, undue influence has been a legitimate legal concept utilized to provide a remedy for people who have become victims of con men and women. According to legal scholars, the creation of undue-influence law was a direct response to the growing concern that “the church was taking advantage of…the [deathbed] fears of the faithful for its own aggrandizement” (Sherman, 2008, p. 581). As noted in an ancient English case, “[T]here are no instances where men are so easily imposed upon as at the time of their dying, under pretense of charity….” (Attorney-General v. Bains, 1708, p. 272) Thus, the law of undue influence was developed as a means of protecting private wealth from overzealous and predatory religious clerics. As the centuries passed, undue-influence cases expanded beyond religion to include situations in which financial interactions raised the possibility that the transfer of assets at the time of death might not have been the product of a free and voluntary choice.
That’s Serge Benhayon’s modus operandi in a nutshell, except he also exerts undue influence on the non terminally ill, with threats to the health and safety of targets and their children – and with the assistance of invested lawyers and health professionals.
The author is advocating for use of undue influence testimony and a ‘social influence model’ in cases of psychological abuse.
…that suggests to me that the undue-influence doctrine should not be limited to cases involving wills, nor to cases involving other financial misdeeds. In other words, the shift by influencers from targeting bank accounts to targeting ideas and identities makes the undue-influence doctrine of even more immediate concern to protect vulnerable victims. …the purpose is to determine whether the influence process has resulted in what Doctors Louis J. West and Paul R. Martin colorfully called “pseudo-identity disorder” (West & Martin, 1994), or what the law might call involuntary mental servitude.
It’s a good read, and may be of use to any of you harmed by UM who are considering legal action. I’ll say it again. Any of you who have been impacted psychologically, physically or financially by UniMed ought to be considering legal action for damages. You would do well to pool resources and launch a class action, and I would recommend seeking advice not only on pursuing Serge and Deborah Benhayon, but going after the cult’s medical and legal professionals for exerting undue influence.
A class action would achieve a lot. It would hit UM where it hurts – financially. It might stop these fools from ferrying little girls to stay at Serge’s. It is also guaranteed the kind of media attention that could finish the UniMed scam off completely, and victims would have a chance of recouping their funds and their dignity. There’s also the satisfaction of knowing such action could avert harm to future victims.
In my mind, it’s worth doing for that reason alone.