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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
So UM finally trying to make inroads in to the USA. There is an operation started in Seattle: All the usual guff on the website, but no mention of harm caused by patients avoiding proper medical care, the online attack dogs stalking anyone who dares to ask questions in public, or the rather dubious history of the group. There’s a local website called nwfacts.com promoting them with an op-e
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
They didn’t win in the end. They did get some hokey “hall of fame” award, solely on the basis that they’re pretty much the majority members of the Lismore Chamber of Commerce, but at least the public spoke and voted for more deserving people. The Chamber had to close FB comments as so much bad feeling surrounding the awards. No surprise that anything involving UM ends up in a shit fight...
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
Print that letter out, put it in an envelope and send it to Benhayon. He’ll probably read it here (we know you like reading this thread Sergio), but just in case he’s napping, a hard copy would be a generous thing to do. His vanity will ensure it’s read to the end and then give it a couple of weeks, and you’ll hear rebuttals to all your points made through various UM channels.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
HerbertKane178
I'm afraid my information is limited to what I read in the papers in regards to the court proceedings. As far as I am aware there is no public record of any deaths that are attributed to following UM. My own opinion on the matter is that following such a severely restricted diet, being isolated from family and friends, and potentially ignoring serious medical conditions would most definitely
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
All rise please, court is in session. A little update on the legal manoeuvring surrounding the Benhayon vs Rockett deformation trial. The judge in the case has ordered him to surrender his tax records, accounts and a list of all donations made to his “healing” business to the court. The court also has decreed videos and pictures of his hands on healing technique also be submitted. See here
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
I think the number of pro-UM websites they host, and also the number of “bullying anyone who dares to question UM” websites they run is very illuminating. Anyone coming to this discussion cold and googling UM would immediately see something is off in that fact alone. It’s just not normal. Nor is monitoring the internet for any hint of a discussion on UM, or contacting people in that discussion an
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
HerbertKane178
I think this site is regularly monitored by UM. I used to get frequent PMs from alleged ex members, people looking for help etc that where more than a little fishy. When I called them out they rapidly stopped messaging me.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
HerbertKane178
You’re right, essay, I’m sure Sergio has his eye well and truely fixed on this site. We should all be very grateful to Rick Ross for the work he and his institute do in keeping this and many other discussions front and centre in the fight for truth and justice.
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
Looking through the boards it is amazing how many hits this thread has, even in comparison to so many well known and long established cults. It just goes to show how interested people are in the UM cult. A google search of UM brings up page after page of their own websites (why do they need so many, does the leader have a sideline in hosting servers?!) which would appear to be paid to sit so high
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
HerbertKane178
And yet more press on UM: A comprehensive look at UM from Professor John Dwyer and a plea for greater oversight of groups of its type. Well worth a read.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
HerbertKane178
More bad news for Universal Medicine: Doctor who gave patient medical history to Universal Medicine 'cult' stands down from AMA Exclusive by Josh Robertson Updated Wed 2 May 2018, 7:10am "A doctor who endorsed an alleged cult and secretly shared a patient's medical history with its leader has stood down from his role representing the Australian Medical Association
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
“University of Queensland launches investigation after researchers promote Universal Medicine 'cult' Exclusive by Josh Robertson An ABC investigation can reveal three members of UQ's faculty of medicine have publicly advocated for the controversial group. Founded by Serge Benhayon — a former bankrupt tennis coach with no medical qualifications who claims to be the reincarnat
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
A recent news report from Vietnam, where the cult holds an annual retreat, sheds much light on the condition of its members: “Mr. Ser Beheryon - Universal Medicine School (Australia), who led the delegation 400 people to Hoi An medical tourism - said: "All the members that I travel this disease or have. manifest disease ". Mr. Ser Beheryon said his school is a place where he organ
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
More legal shenanigans from Benhayon - who seems to be not be too keen on releasing his financial records to the court - are mentioned on this blog: I wonder what he's worried about exposing? There's also the return of a most excellent documentary series on the group. They tried to shut it down on YouTube (again, what are they worried about?) but truth and sense prevailed and the
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1 year ago
HerbertKane178
UM has dozens of websites, all saying essentially the same thing. Between each of them are small differences so one maybe dedicated to worship of Benhayon, another of the group as a whole. But all can be characterized by hundreds of comments from the believers offering their devotion to Benhayon. They also have websites set up to discredit or harangue any one who questions or speaks out agains
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2 years ago
HerbertKane178
A UM associated doctor has been investigated by the NSW Medical Council and reprimanded for his conduct in relation to referrals of a patient to UM therapists. The media has rapidly picked up the story. Full reports can be found here: The Guardian Newspaper The Northern Star EchoNet Daily The doctor in question, Dr Samuel Kim, is now required to adhere to several conditions in relati
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2 years ago
HerbertKane178
Apparently Universal Medicine is behind an event called "The Girl to Woman Project". Pictures I've seen of previous events show very young girls daubed in excessive make up. You can see them here: Surely anyone who cares about the development of girls would be helping them to cherish their youth free from the sexualisation that so much of society tries to force on them? Pai
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3 years ago
HerbertKane178
An interesting assessment, and one which could also apply to many other cults and cult leaders.
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3 years ago
HerbertKane178
Glad to hear you made it out the other side. I hope you are now able to rebuild your life, reestablish connections with your family and friends and put this behind you.
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3 years ago
HerbertKane178
There's now a Wikipedia page on Universal Medicine: It's a well written and factual article on the cult and also highlights some of the scrutiny that Universal Medicine has been subject to. Well worth a read and also worth sharing with family members and friends of loved ones who have been effected as it provides a good overview. It's a good place for newly affected people t
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3 years ago
HerbertKane178
Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA), with the Psychology Board of Australia places Universal Medicine promoting psychologist under conditional registration for breaching her professional code of conduct: Health Practitioner: Miss Marianna Masiorski Personal Details Sex: Female Languages (in addition to English): Qualifications: B PSYCH (HONS)(JAMES COOK) Princ
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4 years ago
HerbertKane178
The author of several blogs on UM is being being sued by the group for defamation. It's a clear case of a "SLAPP" law suit being used to try and shut down a critic. As she has little funds to defend herself from this multi-million dollar organisation, she has set up a legal fund. She needs $12,000 AUD in order to mount her defense. Please consider donating to her appeal here: ht
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4 years ago
HerbertKane178
The Sunday Telegraph "Jane Hansen: How Universal Medicine bullied me" by Jane Hansen. "T’S a quasi-religion which preaches love, light, positive energy and integrity, but dare question Universal Medicine and you’ll find yourself on exactly the opposite path. It might seem like just another spiritual movement preaching ‘natural’ remedies, but Universal Medicine is different. I
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4 years ago
HerbertKane178
Posted today on The Doubtful News Blog: Web pages, including ours, deemed “critical” of Universal Medicine removed from Google Search results by idoubtit • December 18, 2014 • 25 Comments Well, well, well, looks like a certain alternative and controversial “esoteric healing” group was busy for a year or more trying to scrub their image on the internet. Doubtful News is one of many pro-co
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4 years ago
HerbertKane178
Published on the NeuroLogica Blog: Universal Medicine Uses Google To Silence Critics Published by Steven Novella under Religion/Miracles,Science and Medicine,Science and the Media,Skepticism Comments: 5 An Australian based company called Universal Medicine (UM) has been criticized by various skeptical blogs and groups as being a new age alternative medicine cult. Looking through thei
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5 years ago
HerbertKane178
Universal Medicine in the news again:
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5 years ago
HerbertKane178
There's an interesting insight here in to Serge Benhayon, delivered through an email exchange between him and Jane Hansen, the journalist who wrote about the investigation in to the College of Universal Medicine.
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5 years ago
HerbertKane178
A further article that was published last year, during the time this message thread was offline, relating to an investigation in to The Sound Foundation, a charity which operates out of The Lighthouse, the UK headquarters of Universal Medicine: Charity Commission hands action plan to health charity 25 November 2013 by Chloe Stothart. The regulator received a complaint about the Sound Found
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5 years ago
HerbertKane178
Article published on ABC News webiste 24 June, 2014: Charity status of College of Universal Medicine investigated Posted Tue 24 Jun 2014, 2:50pm AEST The charity status of a north coast-based alternative medicine college is being investigated. But a Bangalow man who lodged the complaint about the College of Universal Health says legislation on the issue has too many grey areas. The c
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5 years ago
HerbertKane178
Article published in Echonet Daily 24th June 2014: Universal Medicine college under investigation Chris Dobney A new complaint has been lodged against Goonellabah-based alternative healthcare provider Universal Medicine, this time focusing on a charity run by the group. A spokesperson for the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR), which also investigates complaints against chariti
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