Relaunch: Unpacking Universal Medicine episode 2 – Esoteric healing Esoteric healthPosted: May 19, 2018
Universal Medicine’s Way of the Livingness events give insight into the workings of the Goonellabah based commercial occult religious conglomerate. If you only watch 2 episodes in the series, I recommend this and Episode 1 on Mystifying Sex. They are essential viewing. Watch my blogs and social media for updates to the series.
Episode 2 looks at Universal Medicine’s ‘wellbeing’ beliefs and practices and the uneasy relationship between adherence to the Way of the Livingness and maintaining and improving health. UPDATE: Serge Benhayon and UM contractors The Co-Creative lodged a second round of groundless copyright infringement complaints to YouTube and had 3 episodes taken down. After I issued a counter notification they deliberately stalled to keep them down. The full playlist of videos has been restored, with more to come.
The Co-Creative are Jonathan Baldwin, Rebecca (Bec) and Simon Asquith, and Clayton Lloyd. They’re the audio-visual contractors responsible for recording and webcasting UM’s ‘amazing’ events.
Episode 2 – Esoteric healing Esoteric health
UM is marketed – heavily – as a health service, but not much of what the business preaches or practices has anything to do with maintaining or improving health. In fact, UM announces that followers are getting sick and can expect to get sick as they become more devout.
We’re all aware of UM’s bizarre Esoteric diet, sleep regime and other nonsense. UM followers buy teachings that eating ‘pranic’ foods block the light of the soul, damages their karma and effects the whole universe – making ‘Mother Earth’ cleanse itself with all sorts of catastrophes etc. etc.
UM has managed to invert Einstein’s theory of relativity (which is relevant to nuclear reactions and bugger all else) into a religious dogma of cause and effect. UMers believe that everything they do, from the way they breathe, to the way they clench their sphincters when they walk has an effect on the universe and everything in it. You’ll never see UM use the words ‘negligible’ or ‘insignificant’ when talking about human thoughts and behaviours, particularly of its leader. The concepts are grandiose. From a group that struggles with their own mortality and ultimate insignificance.
Amazing dietary feats
The film shows an excerpt from a Unimed Living article attributed to another of UM’s no qualifications experts. From ‘On the topic of food and diet’:
It is remarkable that Serge, with such a high quality of output, and a consistently longer working day than most, is able to sustain and nourish himself and keep his energy levels balanced throughout the day, with virtually no stimulations whatsoever…
This is a man who has an extremely clean and simple diet, he does not drink coffee, or ingest any caffeine – which in itself is huge, given the early and long hours he is putting in. He does not smoke anything, does not eat sugar and he does not drink any alcohol or any other drink other than water with an occasional cucumber and spinach juice. His diet consists mostly of fish, veggies and the occasional lamb dish these days, which is a return to simple nourishing quality foods, high in nutritional qualities and benefits. Unimed Living
The same company brought you the imaginary Four Lords of Form.
The risks of eating like that?
That limited menu is deficient in kilojoules, calcium, iron, zinc, B group vitamins, vitamin C, and fat soluble vitamins A and E. The medium to long term effects you could expect, apart from fatigue, are lowered immunity, blood sugar problems, premature aging, skin, hair, dental and nail problems, osteoporosis, neurological symptoms – poor memory and concentration, numbness of the limbs and other symptoms mimicking multiple sclerosis, irritability, depression, anxiety, tremors and visual disturbance. Also deterioration of vision from the lack of beta carotene and vitamin A. Long term risks include premature degeneration of vital organs.
The regime is catastrophic for children and can irreparably damage their growth and development, including brain development.
A health warning
Loved ones of people involved in UM, particularly those with children caught up in it have been appalled by what they’ve seen in the videos.
It may be upsetting to some of you.
It’s good for others to know they’re not alone in their misgivings so please feel free to comment. I’m pretty busy with legal stuff but you can always contact me if you’re having a hard time. I think it’s time we set something up so that you can speak with others who understand what it’s like to deal with UM in your life.
We have readers who are former UM followers and many readers with loved ones involved, so I’d like commenters to remember that when they comment. The majority of UM community members are decent and well intentioned people. Unfortunately they’re ensnared in a large scale and elaborate deception.
The films prove that UM deserves a lot more criticism than it’s had. One of the most confronting things about this mess is that many of UM’s well intentioned members are participating in the organization’s deceptive, exploitative and otherwise lousy conduct. It’s heartbreaking for all involved. It causes massive problems. Please be sensitive that many readers feel a mixture of emotions about this stuff, including grief. It doesn’t help to rub their noses in it. Criticism of UM is deserved but we don’t want to alienate anyone whose been done over or deter readers from commenting either.
Using and sharing
Feel free to share the videos. They are useful for notifying community organizations, schools or other institutions about UM and its promoters.
I daresay a number of you will be able to use this material in dealing with the Family Court. The episodes include some very persuasive material for keeping kids away from this group. Contact me for assistance.
Tips for commenters
It’s helpful to me and other commenters if you identify time signatures within the videos if you want to comment on any particular statement or segment. You’ll see there’s a lot to comment on.
Comments are moderated for legal reasons. Unfortunately what reasonable people call ‘the bleeding obvious’, UM and its invested lawyers call ‘defamation’. The Australian legal system is such that taking a defence of truth to trial takes years, enormous costs, and otherwise the moving of mountains.
Team UM is now also jumping up and down about comments they say could ‘prejudice’ a jury, and threatening to charge commenters who make remarks about the plaintiff’s published comments with contempt of court. Never mind that UM have been publishing genuinely prejudicial and false allegations about the defendant that they can’t prove…
If some of your descriptions get modified, you know why.