Universal Knowledge - Omaroo
Date: March 24, 2007 09:07PM
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Close Encounters with Universal Knowledge
Universal Knowledge is a company owned and operated by Natasha Lakaev. It is located at Burringar in northern NSW under the name of Omaroo. It operates under the guise of offering personal development courses where one can get in touch with their intuitive self and at the same time develop their psychic abilities, but really has all the elements of a mind control group with Natasha being the sole leader and guru of the group. Although she is not the Director of the company (for obvious reasons that if Universal Knowledge were to be sued she would not be liable), all decisions are made by her. The company originally started in the early 1990’s under the name Life Integration Programs.
After Natasha was exposed on A current Affair in 1998 the company name was changed to Survivor Principles. The name was again changed to its current name Universal Knowledge. Other companies that Natasha operates are Omaroo Weddings, Sunsence Environmental Consulting Company as well as the now defunct Sun earth Tours. From its beginnings the structure of the programs within Universal Knowledge has remained the same. Natasha believes she is a shaft of Jesus Christ and is one of the twelve members of some intergalactic council. In her program Survivors she teaches her students about the possibility of an Armageddon type scenario in which the current world as we know it will move from the 3rd dimension to the 4th dimension. During this time of extreme instability she advocates that the only safe place on the planet will be her property ‘Omaroo’ at Burringbar. Consequently, her students give unconditionally of their time and money to maintain and improve her property in preparation for when such an event occurs.
Universal Knowledge falls into the category of a “New Age” Mind Control Group. Extracts from “Captive, hearts, Captive Minds” by Tobias and Lalich (Hunter House Inc. Publishers 1994) state that New age groups are “ founded upon belief in the “you are God” philosophy, in power through knowledge, wanting to know the future, find the quick fix. Often the leader presents himself as mystical, an ultra-spiritual being, and a channeller. Members may use crystals, astrology, runes, shamanic devices, holistic medicine. Techniques used include altered states of consciousness, peer pressure, sleep deprivation and strict dietary requirements often vegan and low in essential proteins which interferes with the person’s ability to think logically.
My experience within Universal Knowledge - How mind control works
Singer (2003) states there are six conditions that are needed to create an atmosphere in which thought control processes can take place.
1 Keep the person unaware of what is going on and how she or he is being changed one step at a time. Natasha advocates that using your intellect to make decisions means you are being restricted and controlled by outside forces while following your intuitive, emotional thoughts brings you happiness, peace of mind and keeps you going on your evolutionary path of development as you blindly follow your own personal truth. When the right brain is shut down mind altering techniques easily infiltrate the left brain and the parameters of what was “normal” to you are changed markedly. Therefore, you are unaware of what is going on around you and how your thought patterns are being manipulated. Over time you become increasingly dependant on Natasha for your decision making and less capable of making any decisions for yourself. As children tend to function from a more intuitive, emotional level and don’t have the wealth of knowledge or intellect that an adult has they are very easily mislead by this information.
2. Control the person’s social and or physical environment; especially control the person’s time, information and contacts. Through a process called ‘accessing’ (releasing suppressed feelings and emotions) students have realizations about family members and friends including how you were treated as a child by your parents.. You soon come to the realization that parents and friends are of no longer any use to you and you need to spend more time and money at “omaroo” doing courses to correct your lack of parenting skills and ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes that your family and friends have. Hence, you very willingly cut ties with family, friends and spend more time at “omaroo” where Natasha can have complete control over you. Natasha advocates that time does not really exist and is only a figment of your imagination. However, I never had any time to see my family and friends, read the newspaper or listen to a current affairs to find out what was happening in the world. I progressively become more and more isolated and reliant on my new family at “Omaroo” who had complete control over what information I was receiving.
3. Systemically create a sense of powerlessness, dependency and fear in the person. As you become isolated from your usual environment, you become increasingly dependant on the friends you have made at Omaroo. You see yourself and your new friends as enlightened and evolved and anyone outside the organization as unevolved and unenlightened. You are told by Natasha that anyone who leaves the organization does so because they do not want to take responsibility for themselves and their decisions ( which are always manipulated and under the control of Natasha). At the time I fully believed that it was my choice to be at Omaroo and that I was not coerced in any way. However, the reality was I was completely under the influence of mind control, unable to make any decisions without Natasha’s input and completely driven by fear and guilt which are the two emotions that keep you in such an environment
4 Manipulate a system of rewards, punishments and experiences in such a way as to inhibit behavior that reflects the person’s former social identity. I.e. suppress old attitudes and behavior. The ability to express your own beliefs and values prior to contact with the group is quickly suppressed as you take on a new cult like identity where you act and behave in a certain way, use loaded language, have conditioned responses to situations and have very strict rules as to what you can and cannot do. For example, when someone expresses a belief about something that is contrary to Natasha’s thinking group force is used to control you into submission. People are physically and mentally abused until they give in and are pulled back into line. This process of punishments is designed to instill fear in every student so that they would not question what was going on. People are afraid of the consequences of being themselves and truly voicing their own opinions. I very quickly took on a cult identity which included using specific language that made me feel unique and special, dressing in a particular way ( avoiding the dark energy of the colour black).
5.Instill new behaviors and beliefs Through the process of the Personal Mastery course which is a year long course I became totally dependant on group members for support, acceptance and advice. The power of peer pressure is extreme and I found if I did not agree with the new beliefs and behaviors that I had to abide by I was physically and emotionally punished. It is a normal human reaction to want to belong and I found it much easier to agree with new information that to stand up for what I truly believed in.
6. Put forth a closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure that permits no feedback and refuses to be modified except by leadership approval. In mind control groups it is always you that is at fault never the organization. I never once saw Natasha take responsibility for anything during my time at Omaroo. She was always right and I was always wrong.
Loading the Language- The Real Meaning - How Universal Knowledge uses Language as a form of mind control!!
The use of language in mind control groups is very powerful tool in gaining control over the way a person thinks and responds to situations. Every group has their own specific language. Listed below is some of the terminology commonly used within Universal Knowledge. As part of my recovery process I had to retrain my mind as to what the true meaning of various words was. I found it a very useful exercise to write down words commonly used with the definition that Universal knowledge would give as well as the correct definition.
Universal Knowledge – you are fully responsible for absolutely everything that happens in your life from getting a tooth ache to getting run over by a bus. Natasha will be happy to give you the answers as to how to overcome your circumstances (only after paying to see her in a private counseling session) but we will not help you in any way, feel sorry for you, show any compassion or listen to you at all if you don’t take her advice as gospel and do as she says without questioning her. She as the leader is always right and you are always aspiring to be like her.
Real Meaning - To suffer harm or injury
Universal Knowledge - you do and give to others on a continuous basis without regard for you, but in doing so are filled with resentment, pay back towards the person you are helping and can therefore never be happy or enlightened.
Real Meaning – Someone who gives selflessly of themselves to help others in need by putting their circumstances second to that of the person in need of help. Their life is filled with purpose and meaning as they gain new understandings about people, human nature and the world around them which they can apply to their own life to make them feel a more fulfilled and happy person. I.e. you only get out of life what you give!
Universal Knowledge - someone who does not accept Natasha’s advice as Gospel and tries to think independently by using their right and left brain together is seen to be someone who is a controlling person.
Real Meaning – someone who uses their right and left brain to make decisions, can evaluate circumstances, seek advice from others but ultimately make decisions for themselves
Universal Knowledge – someone who is manipulated by Natasha or their personal mastery group into believing something about themselves or a situation which may not necessarily be correct. The general rule which applies is that if two or more people say the same thing to you then it must be truth.
Real meaning – Being open and honest about how you feel and what is happening without fear of reprisal. Also truth in endearing over time
Universal Knowledge - Logic interferes with your ability to make decisions intuitively. Through a process of mind control your logic is gradually taken away from you. This is done through a number of processes including prolonged sleep deprivation, strict vegan diet low in protein which has been scientifically proven to slow down brain functioning, and a strict regime of exercise including running 10 km per day every day without exception.
Real Meaning - Being able to think clear and rationally and use your power of reason to make sense of a given situation
Universal Knowledge- Someone who lives their life by abiding by Natasha’s rules and does not questions any of the decisions that she makes or what she recommends you do to remain honest to yourself
Real Meaning - The quality of being upright and honest
Universal Knowledge – All children are born perfect. It is the parents that infect children, destroy what is perfect and hold them back from reaching their full potential. Therefore, it is the parents responsibility to continue with their evolutionary development to ensure their children have a clearer path, are more uninhibited, intellectually smarter and can reach there full potential in life. For example, through a process of accessing out your biological cellular memory (which is all the patterns that you don’t like from your family lineage e.g. my mother was lazy) you can ensure that these traits are not passed on to your own children. Furthermore, the thought of being told that you are just like your mother or father is enough to make most people want to do something about ensuring that doesn’t happen. The role of the parent is gradually eroded away to a point where Natasha becomes the sole parent of all children. You are incapable of making any decision about what is best for your own children without first getting advice from Natasha. In reality the children involved with Omaroo are frequently left to parent themselves as their parents are kept so busy doing things within the organization that they rarely spend any time with them.
Real Meaning- The most important job that you have in life which involves looking after the most precious possessions you have. It is a continuous learning curve of achievements and mistakes. It is something you learn through your own experiences as a child and how you were parented. It is not always an easy job but the rewards are indescribable.
Universal Knowledge - To justify how you can continue with your involvement in Universal Knowledge and all the beliefs of the organization and the cult leader you judge everyone who is not involved in the organization as being unenlightened They are therefore stuck in their patterns, on a devolutionary path, going nowhere, not to be trusted as they would not give you honest advice
Real Meaning – the ability to act wisely, with discretion when forming an opinion or coming to a conclusion about incidences in your life based on using a combination of logic and instinct and based on your previous experiences.
The Road to Freedom and Recovery
When I left Universal Knowledge I felt completely helpless, confused and alone. It was like being stuck between two worlds, neither one that I could now relate to. How could anyone possibly understand my experience? How am I going to relate to people around me whom I have been taught to be skeptical of. One of the worst feeling I experience was the guilt. I was completely guilt ridden by the way I had treated my family and friends. To my absolute gratitude it is those same family and friends that I left behind in my journey for enlightenment that were there for me unconditionally when I came out. I am forever indebted to them and ex members of Universal Knowledge for the continued support and understanding. Through every stage of my recovery process they have been there for me, always supportive, never critical. I have learnt many valuable life lessons since leaving the group and now understand the true meaning of being unconditional, what true friendships is and how my family loves me no matter what.The road to freedom is a long a windy one with many hills to climb but the view from the top is exhilarating. I see the world with new eyes, am less critical and more accepting of people and the situations around me. I never judge people or circumstances, for I too know how easy is to join a group that seems to offer love, support and understanding only to realize I had joined a mind control group.
In reference to the alleged exposure of Natasha Lakaev on a Current Affair - the actual facts are that there was an out of court settlement between A Current Affair and Natasha Lakaev in which ACA agreed to no longer run any further articles as there was no evidene to back up their claims. In addition to this, a video is available showing the original unaltered taping of the ACA interview and the 'edited' version that ACA produced. Feel free to contact me on my email. I have watched it all and that this is nothing but a witch hunt originally generated by Ken Jacobi (second partner of Kula Violaris), Aldona De Reik and Kate Dash amongst others and each had been involved in unsavoury acticities. This hunt was instigated by Nicholas Alexander Violaris, and Kula Violaris.
On further investigation, this attack is actually a political attack, not a factual attack that is associated with a book called "Sandline" and is about the mercinary killings in Papua New Guinea.
We are witnessing the complete muzzling of Natasha Lakaev every step of the way.
You need to go back to the facts!!
In fact, do these people actually have the facts?
I have no idea of any company known as Sunsence Environmental Consulting company in operation within Australia? Who is Sunsence Environmental Consulting?
We have now all heard in some form of the 'Inconvenient Truth' a documentary presented by former Vice President Al Gore (Clinton Administration). An informative and scientifically based look at the future of the planet, global warming and how to survive the environmental changes.
Is it not sensible to prepare our families for a self sustainable future. To learn skills that will benefit our future. In fact, most of the information provided is pre-technology. Skills passed from father to son in the days of basic farming and survival.
Universal Knowledge falls into the category of - UNIQUE.
The courses provided give people the opportunity to deal with their lives in a safe and supportive environment. The number of success stories far outway those few negative experiences being splashed over the internet. The success stories are out living their lives to the fullest, not blogging about the life their dont have.
The information provided by Singer (2003) is certainly relevant to a real cult......
However this does not apply to us or our situation.
POINT 1. Keeping people unaware of what is going on and how he/she is being changed one step at a time.
Everyone that actually participates in any programs run by Universal Knowledge are given the truth. Testimonials have revealed that people actually have increased awareness of themself and their environment.
POINT 2. Control the persons social, physical environment - especially control persons time, information and contacts.
People who choose to do programs run by Universal Knowledge come voluntarily. As to the accusations of splitting up families or friends, again, whole familes claim that the closeness they feel to each other and their environment - the connection that they reestablish with each other is something they never thought possible.
POINT 3. Systematically create a sense of powerlessness, dependency and fear in the person.
I have witnessed people that have never done a Universal Knowledge program come into the course room with these feelings already in place. The UK courses and input from the instructors actually shows a client to move past these life numbing inhibitions.
POINT 4. Manipulate a system of rewards, punishments and experiences.
Anyone on any program is allowed to express their feelings however they choose.
POINT 5. Instill New Behaviours and beliefs.
What new behaviours, what new beliefs? What? A vegetarian / organic iet
POINT 6. Put forth a closed system of logic, no feedback that refuses to be modified except by the leader of the group.
All students are continually asked if they have any questions and given the opportunity for feedback at the end of each program.
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Ultimately, we are who we chose to be. We are conscious of the decisions we make and that is why we must take responsbility for ourselves, our loved ones and those around us. Kindness, respect and human decency are necessary for our world to keep on turning.
In all fairness, we felt that a full explanation from a different perspective is warranted as this type of hype generates a very negative environment for all parties involved - especially the children which are being dragged into something that should be kept as far away from their innocence as possible.