Merry Pranic Christmas & Universal Medicine webcast gossip December 2017Posted: December 23, 2017
It’s that time of year again! The time when human beings get together to celebrate a year of doing our best through thick and thin, and to show gratitude for what and who we have. It’s also the time of year when UM’s Esoterics get together to not celebrate Christmas – when they go out of their way trying to make those who have to put up with them as miserable they are. So let’s raise our cups to not going down without a fight, duckies! Lets wind up the year with some more of the gobsmackers we love to share, with prana and Astral debauchery! And lets cast our thoughts to a blockbuster 2018 – to loading the cannons and striding to the breach my friends.
Two years of escalating litigation
Thank you all for travelling with me this year on the war path to trial. It was a year of skirmishes with UM’s dignity-free legal team in Queensland, and a few collateral losses. I lost an application at hearing in February and this month I lost the confidentiality afforded to those who donated to my legal defence. I can’t tell you how sorry I am about that. My QC and I fought it and lost to UM’s compromised in house counsel Charles Wilson. Wilson, an Esoteric true believer, is witness to facts in issue in both the proceedings in Queensland and NSW. According to the barristers’ rules of conduct he should not have accepted either brief. He’s a member of the UM Facts Team that have publicly accused me and others of being liars and vexatious complainants. He’s a director of UM’s charity, that has come off second best in tangles with the ACNC and ATO. Wilson’s dithering interpretations of law dragged out over six hearings this year. At the final two, amid his attempts at entrapment, Wilson twice denied to the court that his wife Alison Greig published attacks on the businesses of those of us critical of UM. ‘No she didn’t,’ he said, as if on autopilot. It’s on the record, Charlie. Her publications. Your knee jerk denials.
Apart from those losses I stood up to UM’s overstaffed team of legal experts, and did it on a shoe string budget. I ran out of funds to pay a solicitor in March. It worried me at first, but as one of my legal reps said, ‘you know this case better than anyone.’ We’ve gone to six hearings in Queensland this year and lost 1½. UM threw masses of time and money at trying to derail my defences and got nowhere. Even I beat the limp lettuce and his barrage of bullshit at hearing the other day.
A lot of work went on behind the scenes through 2017, and I’d like to thank all the helpers who took time from packed schedules to pick up their phones and try and get me more help. LawRight in Queensland found me a QC who counts Australia’s Prime Minister as a client. I now have Queens and Senior Counsel assisting me in both states at no cost to us. Other barristers have shown interest and I believe more help is there if and when I need it. The more UM have harassed me, the more lawyers have wanted to help, and believe me, they are some of the finest defamation lawyers around. These are no slouches. They want me to get a fair trial.
I filed for bankruptcy last week and I expect money will remain tight. The budget for me to feed and house myself and get to trial in September is around $30k. However, that’s covering the entire defence of two defamation claims in two states where the legal fees are likely to exceed $2m in total. How many people could project manage and do the work of a solicitor’s office on $1m worth of litigation on $30k per annum? With some of the most sought after Counsel in the country out front?
I’m getting advice from our Martin Place barrister friends on the bankruptcy. Thank you all for your support keeping my defences afloat. I need the support to continue and I’m seeking casual work. I firmly believe you have funded me to perform a public service. Duckies.
✨☃🎄❄︎ Merry Christmas ❄︎🎄☃✨
I’ve had the great pleasure I getting to know a lot more of you this year, and I look forward to hearing more from all of you. I might be on the bones-of-my-butt broke, but I’ve never been surrounded by so many wonderful, supportive and interesting people. I wish I could have more contact with you all. Sorry if I’m slow in returning calls etc. I really want to thank everyone who’s helped with money, food, toilet paper, kind words, information, gossip, wisecracks. You know who you are.
What I appreciate about all of you is what I’m defending. Our freedom of association and our right to push back at those who seek to invade and rob our communities and silence opposition. Our freedom to find and communicate with each other about what’s important to us and not be bullied by cashed up extremists. Our freedom to dislike something and oppose it openly, to not put up with cruelty, sleaze, scams and hypocrisy. Our freedom to discuss what needs discussing, share our intelligence, warn others and spare them the pain of dealing with the mercenary Esoteric good squad.
It’s not an easy time of year for everyone, so please spare a thought for our friends suffering in silence, trying to maintain a relationship with a demanding Esoteric infant; those trying to protect their loved ones from the scourge, and those licking their wounds, rebuilding their lives, trying to find ways to trust human beings again. I hope you all get to meet some of the human beings I know.
A small army of quality individuals, some of whom bill big bucks for what they do, have taken the time to try and help you and your loved ones. In case you ever think people don’t care.
I’m won’t be far away over the break. My contact details are on my sites. If you’re having a shitty time, we are with you. We’re in this because we want to end the harm. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
🚀🎆And a ripping new year! 🎆 🚀
Benhayon v Rockett trial is set down for 3 September 2018, so it will be an eventful year no matter what. Never mind the smokescreen Wilson is throwing in Queensland, keep your eyes on Serge. Expect media coverage. Expect publishing in spades, no matter what they throw at me. Expect major exposure. The release of some persuasive stuff will start very soon. Hang around. 🍿
Much of this year’s action was on the legal front, but we had some other breakthroughs. Our friend Olga in Europe opened a UM survivor blog in German, and also gave us, in English, her first hand account of the life threatening psychosis she suffered at the peak of her commitment to UM. Olga and her friend Piroschka continue the conversation on that post and are often in the comments here if you’d like to engage with them about what it’s like to come out of UM’s rabbit hole. Piroschka relies on Olga to translate, so please allow them time to reply.
Olga is also taking expressions of interest in a private blog conversation for former UM students only. Anyone who wants to take part will have to be vetted by admins. Anonymity is optional, but we recommend it. I won’t be running it. Please contact Olga or if you contact me, I’ll refer you. Then I shall burn any emails after reading. Serge reckons he deletes his emails, and tells his staff to do so as well – including records critical to the operation of his corporation – while he’s intent on proving his integrity to the court. I have legitimate reason to protect my contacts safety and wellbeing – particularly after Team UM’s ‘we know where you live‘ tilt at intimidating my supporters. UMers put their names to public promotions of Serge and air their personal lives all over the internet to sell UM. When people contact me confidentially, it’s legit – out of concern their UM loved ones may shun them irreparably and out of justifiable fear of harassment.
UM promoting lung specialist Dr Samuel Tae-Kyu Kim got done by the Professional Standards Committee of the Medical Council of NSW, and that made news this year. We also found UM affiliated pharmacist, Dr Michael Serafin of Ballina, was prohibited from dispensing heavy anaesthetic drug, ketamine.
UM took their hideous Girl to Woman grooming festival to poor unsuspecting Tenterfield, with a warning they’d call the cops if anyone complained. Tenterfield gave it a wide berth. The bloody thing is scheduled again in January in Lennox Head. I haven’t had a chance to blog about it, but this time they’ve shopped the grooming around the local markets in the Byron Shire – using face painting stalls to drag in more children.
Lock up your kids.
Otherwise it was the usual gossip and madness about UM’s frictions in local civic life, failed DAs, and the creative desperation in UM’s negative value product range. Walking Therapies anyone?
UniMed webcasts – UM’s global thought police & another Esoteric income stream
Every few weeks or so at the sound proofed, windowless, characterless Hall of Ageless Wisdom at Wollongbar, Serge assembles the flock at his user pays religious services and re-education sessions. Serge has a line up of minions read one of his sermons, and selected sycophants take the stage to give presentations – often a Power Point punt at trying to tie conventional reality to Serge’s far flung Esotericisms. Sellout Professor Bill Foley runs sessions channelling the post modern fantasy that bundles pseudo-history, pseudo-archaelogy and Serge’s pseudo-philosophy into a New Age mess UM has branded ‘The Lineage of the Ageless Wisdom‘. UM Corp then workshops the lot into a student forum, where the true believers pass the mic around and compete to denounce individualism and coach each other on how to maintain their over-commitment to being an aggressively obedient Esoteric. How to be more restrictive, more obstinate, more paranoid, more in your face missionary, more accepting of UM’s duplicity, less accepting of questions, common sense and doubts.
The Way of the Livingness sessions are webcast to various locations around the world. The complete menu of pricing and other details are not advertised openly. New recruits might be invited to a ‘free’ session followed by a gradual introduction to the full cycle of expenditure.
A couple of hundred faithful regularly pay to attend presentations at the Wollongbar Church of Serge. Most UMers also pay for at least one audio and video subscription per annum, priced at about $165 – $190, allowing them to access recordings of the presentations.
There is always about two hundred followers present at each of the live events, but according to UM, another population of subscribers views them from 77 locations in 18 countries.
No one watches alone.
On the 7th July 2012 a group of people gathered in our home in Sydney to watch the first ever webcast by Universal Medicine… A group of about eight had come together… In the past many of us had travelled a long way to attend the Universal Medicine events in person, but now we had the amazing opportunity of participating without the expense or time required to travel. As we waited for the Webcast to commence we also knew that hundreds of people around the planet were similarly gathered in groups to also experience the event. UniMed Living
I found these locations when I signed up for a webcast account on The Co-Creative’s dedicated site. Customers choose their location and are matched with a webcast host.
A metaphysical tupperware party
So on top of paying to attend workshops, healing sessions, retreats and paying the annual recorded video subscriptions, students pay another $30 per year for the subscription to access the webcasts. They then pay a fee for each webcast they view.
Viewing UM’s carry-on alone is not allowed.
When making a time for presentation, recognise that webcasts are not for you personally as a host. If you are hosting a group, find a time that suits the whole group and do not watch the recording until this time. The true value of the webcasts is in the group work, if you have already participated this becomes compromised. Sites with single viewers are encouraged to connect via skype (or the similar) with other single viewer sites to workshop the presentations together. The Co-Creative webcast Host Info Pack
Hosts open their homes or clinics to other subscribers. According to the Host Info Pack ‘NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION’ that I found on the internet, the hosts then register the attendance of students. For cheaper events, the hosts collect the attendance fees from the customers and remit the funds to ‘Money Heals‘ Deborah Benhayon at UM HQ. If students are attending webcast workshops (priced from $75), they pay the fee direct to UM at the usual rates.
Hosts are given elaborate instructions for tech set up, and how to fluff their sofa cushions to accommodate fellow pea soup farters. Like everything UM, there are all sorts of rules and judgements involved. Hosts make sure only real Eso students attend and that they all behave themselves during the show. Munching choc tops, guffawing, face-palming, doing tequila shots, playing Twister, and loudly interjecting ‘WTF?’ appear to be frowned upon.
1.2 Key responsibilities of the host…
- Retain the integrity of the presentations:
- Ensure that events are not recorded
- Ensure that events are only attended by people registered to attend
- Ensure participation at events is in the energy of true group work, e.g. respectful and focused on the topic of the presentation.
In other words, keep an eye on each other. Watch for signs of doubt and dissent. Quash, quell, browbeat detractors. Make sure no one thinks for themselves.
The selective aversion to the customers recording stuff is also interesting. UM records everything. Photographs everything. For some reason the Hall of Ageless Wisdom also has a sign pinned up in the back of the room ‘NO PHOTOGRAPHY’. Strictly for customers seeing The Co-Creative always have the cameras on. It’s also an odd directive when every second Eso carts a camera around with them – including the creeps who lurk around the Girl to Woman Festival.
The Co-Creative and the business of multi-media religion
The webcasts of College of UM and UM commercial events are contracted to The Co-Creative, an AV business owned by Rebecca and Simon Asquith, Jonathan Baldwin and Money Heals Debby’s husband, Clayton Lloyd.
I’m not sure what to make of the Co-creative’s rethink of their business structure, which appeared to occur not long after I named the UM contractors on the Fronts page a couple of years ago.
Most of the business partners very rapidly scrubbed their names from the Co-C website after I named them. Who knows what the original plan was? What’s the big deal about a collaboration between Deborah B, Curtis B, Clayton, butt kissing Bec, Simon, Jonny, Dean Pirera, Serge’s loyal servant, Desiree Delaloye, Joel Levin who I assume holds the Barak Trust, Real Media Real Change’s role model Sarah Davis, and her husband, ethics free Northern Star hack, Hamish Broome?
Why stick their names on public documents and then scamper when I draw attention to them? So what if they were contracting to UM’s gluten free gravy train? Why not claim their truth? Why break up the company and disrupt the energetic flow of Glorious dosh?
Why lock me out of the Co-Creative Webcast site after I created an account? What are they trying to hide?
All that frequently advertised ‘integrity’?
Maybe they’re touchy about being seen to be going after a share of the cash. Perhaps they want to persuade us their passionate advocacy for The One isn’t related to their financial links to him. Serge’s scrappy propagandist Rebecca has said in the past that she doesn’t need to get paid to trash complainants online. Perhaps she wants us to think her unctuous devotion to UM is sheer Esoteric ardour.
— rebecca asquith (@bec_asquith) July 10, 2015
But it helps, doesn’t it Bec?
Footnote: We know where you live update
A few questions came out of Team UM’s litigious manoeuvres in Queensland earlier this month. The one where they got a court order to make me supply them with the names of donors to my legal defence fund. UM’s in house barrister, Charles Wilson, also went overboard in an oral examination of me at hearing before a registrar, seeking information vastly beyond that needed to facilitate the enforcement of a costs order. In other words, I can’t pay a bill, but UM worked the legal process to get access to identities of donors and to cross examine me as if I’m some sort of criminal. It was a free kick for Team UM – and they used it to try and find out who my contacts are and to attempt to entrap me before the court – over irrelevant trivia.
In the last post, I also posted a letter from Universal Law solicitor Paula Fletcher, where she abandoned the civil procedure rules to demand I disclose all sorts of documents utterly irrelevant to the Queensland case – again, seeking information on my contacts. UM want to know where their leaks are. But they’re trying to put a cork into a geyser. They want to know who their enemies are. They’re also seeking to erode readers’ trust in me and they want to deter you all from contacting me and journalists, contacting each other, and sharing information about their toxic enterprise.
The way to counter that is to get organised, keep sharing information, keep in contact. Start talking to each other.
Supporters have had quite a few questions about the litigation in the last few days, and its potential impact on them. A lot of people are shocked at what UM got away with. Yes, it was nasty. Enforcement hearings are not that common, no one seemed to understand the process, and I don’t think the registrar had come across anything as manipulative. No it should not have gone that far, but there’s nothing we can do about it now.
I’m happy to answer questions and I encourage you to phone if you want to discuss your concerns – you may block your number. Those of you who know me know I hate texting and I’m pretty sick of emails. I prefer talking to people. It’s quicker and easier.
To answer some FAQs.
No. Parties to litigation can’t just make up the rules. UM got past the registrar earlier this month but a judge would not have allowed it to go that far.
No. Team UM can’t simply demand I disclose documents that are not relevant to proving or disproving the truth of an allegation in dispute in the proceedings. They won’t get them.
No, UM can’t issue subpoenas without proper cause. They need evidence or very good grounds to believe that a person holds evidence that proves or disproves the truth of an allegation. Eg. If I allege someone has been disciplined by a regulator, and the person denies that and fails to disclose all relevant documents in their possession and control that would prove it, I can apply to the registrar to issue a subpoena to the regulator for the relevant documents. If I allege someone was sacked from their job and that person denies it, I can subpoena the employer.
You can’t issue a subpoena as a fishing expedition – on a suspicion that maybe there’s evidence of something or other.
If any of you have emailed a journalist, UM can’t subpoena a journalist if they’re not suing the journalist. They’d also need evidence that you emailed the journalist, that you are a witness to a fact in dispute and your email to that journalist tends to prove or disprove that fact. If they tried to subpoena journos, Wilson would be bashing his pointy head against big media and their legal teams. He’d be sent packing. Again.
It’s not easy to subpoena someone’s emails or to subpoena an email server. As we’ve seen, Serge reckons he’s deleted the majority of relevant emails from his private server. I could subpoena the server, or order he produce the emails but those kinds of orders are rarely productive. The problem Serge has as a plaintiff is that he’s suing me for alleged damage to his reputation. If he’s a reputable person his emails would prove his integrity. The fact he deleted relevant emails since filing a defamation claim, with no good reason to, and appears to continue to delete emails relevant to the allegations suggests a cover up. We’re not talking so much about confidential emails about personal matters, or matters of personal safety, which might be understandable. He deleted emails related to the operation of his multimillion dollar business, very sizeable gifts and donations, dealings with regulators, and the provision of volunteer labour to his business interests. Destroying evidence will work against his claim. Badly.
If I independently come across evidence that he should have disclosed and didn’t, or he denies exists, it damages, if not destroys, his credibility. It’s another nail in the coffin of his claim.
If the Queensland plaintiffs delete emails relevant to proving or disproving their integrity they will run into the same problem. A defamation claim essentially puts a plaintiffs’ reputation on trial. If a person has destroyed evidence, the court will want to know why. Whatever UM think of me, and they’re determined to believe I’m a liar, it’s not my character that’s on trial, but my publications. Defamation is a civil matter. It’s not a criminal prosecution. They can’t win based on their dislike of what’s been published. The court will examine whether or not my publications were substantially justified, as in based on facts.
On that note, here’s to a factual 2018.