Recently I have been in contact with someone who has been involved in Desteni for quite some time. They have become disillusioned with the group and with Bernard Poolman. This person is known and respected within the Desteni community but at this stage does not wish to be identified. They have provided links to unlisted Desteni YouTube videos which have not been made public before and suggested they be posted here.
Desteni appears to be focussed on "equality and oneness", but these videos only underline the fact that the group's main preoccupation is the nonsense Poolman talks about "interdimensional reality". Their only other point of focus is money and the Desteni "income plan". It is clear that Desteni is almost solely centered on the so-called "living word" of Bernard Poolman, and little else besides statements of those he has closely instructed, such as Sunette Spies and Esteni de Wet.
There are many more of these videos but here are a selection of links to some of them with commentary...
In "Desteni Background - 1, 2, 3 Portal Secrets" -- [www.youtube.com
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] -- Poolman describes how he was seeking out someone to fulfill the role of "interdimensional portal" and when he met Sunette Spies she was in a traumatized state due to abuse in her family background, death of her mother etc.
So, he virtually admits he took a traumatized youngster under his wing and proceeded to brainwash her.
In "Making things Bigger is Self-Abuse" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- Poolman berates one of his followers (apparently while she is being filmed). He suggests she kills her personality, tells her she exists as "a point of evil", she's a "promiscuous whore" and: "you are fucking evil and you have no self respect".
The woman in question is Rozelle Delange: [www.youtube.com
"Flowers as System Signals" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- features Sunette Spies droning on about a 3-petalled manifestation, the resonant signature, a signalling device.
It's the kind of pseudoscientific-occult drivel Desteni specialize in, and there are plenty more unlisted videos like that.
Esteni de Wet has a stronger role in the group than it may appear from the outside, evinced by this video: "8 Feedback Deedra - Do you see inter-dimensionally at all times" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- this one: "System Matrix Designs with Esteni - The Vicious-Looking Thing" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- and others like them.
These videos tend to be concerned with more bizarre occult "interdimensional" hallucinations.
This series gives Poolman's view on the situation with his brother, with stories about alcoholism, violence and back-stabbing in business:
"1 My Brother" -- [www.youtube.com
"2 My Brother" -- [www.youtube.com
"3.1 & 3.2 My Brother" -- [www.youtube.com
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In "Power of Ten - Part 5 - Birthing Yourself in Public" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- Poolman states that Desteni will have 1 million people in the organization within 5 years, in 7 years they will have 100 million, and in 10 years 1 billion people when "equality becomes the living will of man".
Sorry, Bernard, none of that's going to happen, not in a million years.
"Basic Background Information on Bernard" features Poolman speaking in a reluctant manner about his past -- [www.youtube.com
"Elite Tactics" seems to suggest he is trying to find out how to sue critics: -- [www.youtube.com
In "Perspective on the Desteni Income Plan - Payments" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- Poolman threatens that those of his followers who do not donate more money than simply what they pay for the income plan will be "exposed".
In "Process Support - Effective Linking For Google Search Results" -- [www.youtube.com
] -- one of Poolman's followers explains how the group should manipulate keywords in the hope that "bullshit" links such as Cult Education Forum posts on Desteni can be made to disappear from the top level searches.
But it is already happening that the more Desteni go public, the more people make critical statements against them. They can't be made to disappear by trying to manipulate Google rankings.
I will make another post with a set of links to more of these videos later on.
Note: Any listed or unlisted videos promoting the Desteni Income Plan are against YouTube guidelines because it is promoting a pyramid selling scheme. They are "prohibited commercial use" and can therefore be flagged.