Esoteric Expenditure – an inventory of Universal Medicine’s self-loving product range 2016Posted: July 25, 2016
Who knew self-loving choices had to be so costly? Apart from the cost to relationships, families, children, health and dignity, there’s substantial funds hurled into the Benhayon’s coffers. Universal Medicine slugs students and customers, or their financial providers, at every opportunity – for negative return. In the following cost detriment analysis we look at the vast range of Universal Medicine products, and how much is spent on making followers feel superior but look, sound, think and act stupid.
Back in 2013, Rebecca Balderdash (lately using the moniker ‘Simon Asquith’), made a crack from the safety of the cult’s militantly moderated propaganda fortress.
The hate-bloggers are obsessed with money – as if having a successful business that helps hundreds of people globally is a crime…
And the money obsession is so old — the cost of a lecture with Serge Benhayon is $5 – what is that, the price of a coffee?
$5 is exorbitant to pay to be recruited into Serge’s death, hate, censorship, bullying and molestation cult. Moreover, a glance at the Esoteric shopping list shows $5 is the beginning of an expensive cycle of repeat consumption of highly dubious products. It reveals exactly who has the $$ obsession and the relentless drive to extract every cent out of subscribers. For what? So Esoteric scam artists can live it up, albeit puritanically, at the top of the abuse pyramid.
All prices in AUD.
- Livingness in Development one off student membership subscription: $35
- Way of the Livingness audio & video annual subscription: (Serge’s lectures) $190 per annum ($150 audio only)
- Science of Symbolism video subscription: $25 establishment fee, $75 per annum
- Annual website hosting subscription: $120
- Esoteric Medicine bundle (audio 2010-12) : $250
- Sutras & Science of the Soul 2007, 2008, 2009 audio: $150-$165 each
- (Previously – College of Universal Medicine one off library subscription: $35)
Workshops & presentations
- UniMed recruitment presentations: Free to $60
- Esoteric Womens Health – Wellbeing for Women presentations: $5 – $20
- Women in Livingness presentations: $50-$85
- Annual Girl to Woman Festival: $15-20
- The Livingness Workshop: Stage 1 – $120, Stage 2- $140, Stage 3 & 4 – $120 ?
- UniMed Retreats: Australia – $1590, Vietnam – $1890, Frome, UK – $1650
- Couples Workshop: $120 per couple or $75 for singles
- Glory or Expression & Presentation Workshop: $75-$95
- Esoteric Numerology workshop: $75
- College of Universal Medicine Ageless Wisdom teaching presentations: $20-($40 UK)
- College of Universal Medicine online & classroom courses: $40-$100
- College of Universal Medicine community propaganda events: $60
- Chris James’ workshops and retreats: – $140 – $1,250
Two prices separated by a slash denotes first time/repeat.
- Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 1 – $350/$300 (Another first hand account from Lou, here.)
- Sacred Esoteric Healing Levels 2 to 4 (Level 4 has two parts) – $750/600 – $840/700 each
- Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 5 – $650/$550
- Esoteric Body Work, Massage Part 1-2 – $85o
- Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy Level 1 – $750 (further levels ?)
- Non accreditation Esoteric Chakra-Puncture practitioner course at Evolve College: Discounted package for certificate – $3348, $6944 for diploma
- Esoteric Counselling & Psychology: $?
- Esoteric Practitioner Association annual fees $35-$50
- Professional indemnity insurance: $100-$200
- Esoteric Breast Massage: $70 – $195
- Chakra-Puncture: $60 – 90
- Esoteric Massage: $?
- Esoteric psychology/counselling: $too much
- Other healings: $?
- Esoteric yoga: $90 for six sessions
- True Movement session: $5?
- Healing Symbol cards – $5 – $160 each
- Healing Symbol pillow cases $15
- Clearing Candles $?
- Healing symbol pendant – $224
- Glorious Music – CDs $25, Download albums $15-$25, Single MP3 tracks $2
- Benhayon’s books – $40, $18.95 for eBooks
- Featherlight Eye pillows – $25 Eye Masks – $20 Body Wrap – $90
- Eso-Herbs $30/jar
- Esoteric Breast Cream $30 (?) /jar
- Esoteric Massage Cream $20
- Da Vinci prints average $50
- Supplements such as cholorphyll, cherry juice $25, seaweed sprinkles $15, olive leaf extract $35, mineral salts $35, UniMed herbal teas.
- Groceries – organic, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free products. $$?
- Nail polish $?
Miscellaneous donations, bequests and ‘investments‘ to the Universal Medicine commercial building funds, and registered charities, College of Universal Medicine (Australia), the Sound Foundation Community Care and Sound Foundation Charitable Trust (UK): $$? (six to seven figure sum)
- Tattoo removal – $250 per session with cultist, Dr Anne Malatt
- Travel and Accommodation for workshops, courses and retreats. (Often interstate and international travel) $$??
- Volunteer labour. Cult members are rostered to contribute online content and to visit & share UM web content. They also work for the charities and at UM events for no pay, actively recruit new members and harass members of the public who criticize the group.
- Increased medical and dental costs due to adverse health affects of Esoteric practices (calcium deficiency & other malnutrition, mercury & iodine toxicity, delayed diagnosis etc.)
- Psychological services for current and former cult members, and loved ones of cult members – Average $150 per session
- Exit counseling $?
- Relationship and marital counselling
- Legal fees – family law solicitors and family court costs, mediations separations, divorces, custody proceedings, delays and ditherings by Universal Law solicitors Cameron Bell & Paula Fletcher, challenges to bequests and baseless AVOs. Anything up to and over $100,000 +
- Medicare and charity rorts that cost tax payers. Cost to tax payers of hundreds of vexatious complaints to police, ACCC and AHPRA. Tax dollars spent by social services, Medicare, Legal Aid and the family court dealing with the damage. $millions
- Many followers have consumed all of the above products and services.
- Many followers repeat at least some of the workshops/presentations/courses annually.
- Events periodically undergo name changes, so the same products are resold under different names.
- Pricing of events is inconsistent, and prices increase per workshop hour for the more advanced levels.
- Secrecy in pricing of certain items. UM posts the prices of lower cost items, but higher priced items like advanced workshops are advertised temporarily or behind the site paywall.
- Bullying of subscribers for cash donations and nefarious subscriptions through emails with strict instructions not to share or forward.
- Many services and workshops are not advertised publicly, including Esoteric Uterus Massage, Chakrapuncture workshops, and the other Esoteric healing modality courses.
- Practitioner course outlines are not made public – no up front disclosure of outlay for students to gain bogus Esoteric healing ‘accreditation’. No transparency.
- Most enrolments – undertaken by unqualified or under qualified cultists – collect highly personal private information, asking for disclosure of psychiatric conditions, diseases and medications.
- We estimate followers spend between $5,000 and $20,000 per annum on UM services and products. A larger financial commitment comes with practitioner training.
- A very large proportion of Benhayon’s income is from donations and bequests. In the past, Benhayon has specified donations should be made anonymously – presumably to avoid leaving a paper trail/evidence in case apostates decide to claim it back and to avoid tax. The largest single donation we know of is £750,000 (AUD$1.3M) from Sound Foundation trustee, Michael Nicholson, who donated around £1M over two years to fund the construction of a commercial premises in the UK that is owned by UM’s UK charity. The next largest came from Judith McIntyre and her deceased estate totalling approx. $1.4M given to Serge Benhayon personally.
- A common anecdote is that students become increasingly secretive about expenditure and don’t disclose to family or partners their level of financial commitment.
Also see: Sergileaks posts