Serge Benhayon’s New Year’s message for 2014 was a fizzer in comparison to the grandiose delusions of previous years. Probably because he didn’t write it. The thing presented on the Universal Medicine website looks more like damage control, botched together by a committee. Similarly, ever since media scrutiny of UM commenced, the World’s Teacher has pulled his funny looking head in, and refuses to grant interviews or speak publicly, beyond his entranced flock. So it’s with some nostalgia we listened to his 2012 New Year’s interview, recorded at the dawn of his much hyped ‘New Era’, when everything was going to get ‘better and better for those living a soul-full life’, and a lot worse for us loveless members of the Astral cult. Business was booming and the guru was only too happy to out himself as a first class nutter, broadcasting his omnipotent ‘intuition’ and writing off human life.