Brainwashing By Universal Medicine? You Could Not Be Further From The Truth

by Doug Valentine, Peebles, Scotland

In the recent press attempts to attack Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, I was intrigued by the way labels (such as ‘brainwashing’ and ‘cult’) were applied without any effort to check the validity of such claims, when it would have been so easy to investigate first because this organisation is completely open for anyone to explore. It is not an organisation that you have to join – anyone can turn up and experience the courses and workshops or purchase the audio presentations and explore them in their own time. No one is going to ask you why you are there and no one will ask you why you have left if you decide it is not for you.

So for me the big question is, do you risk being brainwashed if you were to explore it? This might be a real fear for someone.

So what is brainwashing? The dictionary defines it as a process in which a group or individual “systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated”. The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behaviour, emotions or decision-making.

It is a worthy exercise to apply and honestly assess this definition of brainwashing in relation to parenting and education – however the focus here is the question: do you risk being brainwashed if you were to investigate Universal Medicine?

My answer is ‘No’, and that in fact the complete opposite is the case. Why? Because Universal Medicine only presents what may be of possible truth for you to then weigh for yourself and discern whether it is true for you or not. In fact, by presenting how energy works, Universal Medicine offers students the skills to feel and discern energy for themselves, making them less likely to be brainwashed or manipulated. This natural ability to feel and discern energy also opens a person up to the possibility of understanding why their life has been the way it is and how they can change and develop a way of living that feels true for them.

The other label carelessly applied by the media is that of Universal Medicine being a ‘cult’. So what is meant by a cult? There doesn’t appear to be a universally agreed definition, but the main points that there seems to be agreement on are:

a) a religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader;

b) a system or community of religious worship and ritual; and

c) a usually non-scientific method or regimen claimed by its originator to have exclusive or exceptional power in curing a particular disease.

A recent television programme about the Canberra Cult Conference in Australia clearly outlined “that no matter what the cult, their intention is control, money and power”. It went on to state that “all former members tell the same story of mind control, loyalty tests and complete and utter subservience to the cause”. Anyone taking the time and care to measure Universal Medicine against any of the above criteria would discover that Universal Medicine is anything but a cultSee the recent article by Brendan Mooney “Universal Medicine: Cult or the Antithesis?” in support of this last statement.  

94 thoughts on “Brainwashing By Universal Medicine? You Could Not Be Further From The Truth

  1. The articles were not written in ignorance of the true facts but the journalists wrote a series of lies in full knowledge of the true facts. These deliberate and ongoing knowing and outright lies are an indictment of this group of people, many of whom cannot be called professionals.

    1. I agree Christoph, there is nothing professional about knowingly taking someone’s lies and printing them as facts just to increase one’s readership. This is totally corrupt behaviour.

      1. It is definitely not professional but it is a certain kind of business where you feel so powerful that you are not worried about your reputation being affected because you feel in sufficient control of your relationship. The fact that newspapers are massively bleeding readership except at the most reputable end does not seem to be connected in the minds of the journalists. Many of them seem to instead think that their future is in providing clickbait. They may eventually notice that trading reputation for readership is like having an intravenous coffee drip. There is always lots of action but fairly soon you are dead.

  2. The responsible, deeply loving approach to life that Universal Medicine promotes goes completely against the trend that has our society in its grips: muscling in to gain advantage for self at the expense of others. This trend can be seen in business deals where it is deemed ‘clever’ to pull the wool over another person’s eyes, in advertising when people’s weaknesses are deliberately magnified and preyed upon, in general life where it is accepted to use ‘white lies’ and to bring others down through ‘gossip’, and the most damaging the daily fodder fed to the public through the media of fabricated or embellished information that plays on people’s fear and emotions, and engrains this way of being. It is wonderful to witness a group of people inspired by Universal Medicine committed to break these patterns. Ironic, but not surprising that such arrogantly irresponsible journalists choose to knowingly lie about the true loving nature of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

    1. Well said Golnaz, some excellent and very strong points. The deep irresponsibility in this all for self and forget the rest approach is indeed bringing mankind to its knees.

      1. What is also of interest is that our true essence, the one that a young child who is yet not yet indoctrinated with the accepted ways of society displays, would never choose such unloving and uncaring behaviour towards others. We could in effect say society ‘brainwashes us’ into accepting these behaviours as the norm!! And here we have an institution like Universal Medicine calling it for what it is, and asking us to wake up from our stupor.

      2. Again you are spot on Golnaz, the only brainwashing that is going on is from society defining crazy and unloving behaviour as normal. Then when someone comes along and exposes this we don’t like being exposed in our lovelessness and so we attack the messenger.

  3. Doug, absolutely, labeling Universal Medicine as a cult and it’s members as brainwashed is false and actually it’s a very deliberate attempt to discredit people who have lived and improved their lives by applying the teaching of Universal Medicine in their lives. Each one who has, has done so of their own volition and many have seen huge changes and improvements as a result, and these cannot be dismissed as happenstance or random as there are large numbers of people who can attest to the benefits they’ve seen in their lives. So if you can’t dismiss the evidence in this way, then you decide to label Universal Medicine as a cult and bring up brainwashing as a scare tactic, so others will not look and will dismiss those who are members – it’s an abuse and a supremely dishonest one at that, with no trace of truth whatsoever. If you do decide to look at Universal Medicine, you will struggle to find a more open organisation with real integrity, anyone can come, and anyone can leave and no-one will chase you, or suggest you should or have to stay – you are welcome to sample and decide what works for you. We need more organisations like this in the world, and Universal Medicine is a beacon for this, and as far from a cult as you can possibly get.

  4. I’m going to be a bit bold here and say that if you are sitting with a glass of beer in your hand or a glass of wine then are you not being some-one that could be considered being brainwashed, if we can use this term? First of all I’m of the opinion that there is no such thing as being brainwashed. It’s just a term being used to describe someone that we consider being different or a bit “odd” in their life style choices compared to what we are used to and usually the difference is quite noticeable and at times we consider the difference extreme. It can also be used when we see something that we cannot really “put our heads around” or understand. When we use these words, be it “cult” or “brainwashed”, it’s automatically painting the place from which we stand, which is usually what we can call “mainstream society” – in a positive or negative light, usually the former. So in the case where the different or “odd” behaviour is clearly harmful to the individual and others then the mainstream seems to be a great choice even though there are many destructive elements within the mainstream. But it can also be the case where the “odd” is exposing the mainstream to be a not so healthy place and if you are standing in that “mainstream” you might want to defend, and from that position of defensiveness what would be the most efficient and vicious way to put someone or a group in a negative light (1) for the purpose of not exposing yourself and (2) to prevent others from discovering that there is another more healthy way of living – a way that you have not yet embraced? Call them being brainwashed and the group as being a cult and presto you have put the light on someone else so that you don’t have to be accountable for the way you conduct your life and also make others wary of the person or group you’re aiming at. So if we turn the cups around the group that is considered mainstream would not be wanting to be addressed as a “cult” even though much of what is going on in mainstream life is very destructive but in many instances considered okay because that is what we want it to be. So we lie to ourselves a lot of the time when we say, for example, that drinking a drink with alcohol in it is in any way good for our body when we know it’s not. So it would be healthy to be a bit reflective here and maybe question that all what is put out there as information is not really true and maybe we just believe in it because we want it to be true so that we can sit with that glass of wine or that glass of beer and not feel too bad about ourselves because who would want to deliberately hurt themselves? That would be not so wise would it?

    1. I feel what we tend to do Matts is decide what is true for ourselves based on what suits us best that is what doesn’t challenge us to look at our behaviours and we then defend that “truth”. But there is no true truth actually in it. Alcohol is a great example because it numbs us so we don’t have to feel what is really going on, we then say we love our alcohol, but how can we love something that damages our body, our only vehicle for getting us around? I did this for 40 years and how I did it was by lying to myself every single day.

  5. In my nigh on 6 years of experience with Universal Medicine I have found myself to have been liberated from many old and unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving and hence free to be more true to myself and who I am. It has in short been a truly healing time.

    1. I absolutely agree Richard. The degree of healing that I have experienced myself and observed in many others has been huge, so huge that it is hard to express without others thinking that one is exaggerating but there is no need or even any room for exaggeration so great has the transformation been in the health of so many people.

  6. Thank you Richard to label Universal Medicine a cult and that we are all brainwashed cult members is such a ridiculous claim without any basis in truth at all. There are thousands of students worldwide that have benefited enormously from Serge Benhayon’s true love and support and the Universal Medicine presentations. The media instead have preferred to settle for a sensualist story that stimulates readers instead of offering humanity an opportunity to truly heal in a world where illness and disease rates are increasing everyday.

  7. “A recent television programme about the Canberra Cult Conference in Australia clearly outlined “that no matter what the cult, their intention is control, money and power”. It went on to state that “all former members tell the same story of mind control, loyalty tests and complete and utter subservience to the cause”. Anyone taking the time and care to measure Universal Medicine against any of the above criteria would discover that Universal Medicine is anything but a cult.” Here here. As this article states clearly early on, Universal
    Medicine is not like that at all as I know from my own experience and what I have witnessed around lots of people. “It is not an organisation that you have to join – anyone can turn up and experience the courses and workshops or purchase the audio presentations and explore them in their own time. No one is going to ask you why you are there and no one will ask you why you have left if you decide it is not for you.”

  8. By labeling or categorising something or someone it immediately passes judgment, narrows one’s thoughts and can even instill a guilty until proven innocent mentality that forever casts a shadow on something or someone that in essence is completely harmless.

  9. It seems the media have no idea what the word ‘cult ‘ actually means and how they operate. “that no matter what the cult, their intention is control, money and power”. It went on to state that “all former members tell the same story of mind control, loyalty tests and complete and utter subservience to the cause”. that this could be applied to Universal Medicine is beyond belief, as it is the exact opposite of what constitutes a cult.

  10. Doug your blog made me smile, for the media to think that Universal Medicine is capable of brainwashing is quite unbelievable. Universal Medicine are really offering us a way to think from our heart, which is a much truer way of being than thinking from our head.

    1. Beautifully stated Sally, only a person thinking from their head would label people thinking from their hearts a cult. They can’t have heard of the cardiocentric way of living taught by Pythagoras 2500 years ago, which if we had listened and lived, the world would be a very different place today.

  11. We live in a world today where everyone’s rights are supposed to be respected. Where we are apparently tolerant, non-judgmental and accepting of others beliefs. But is this truly what is occurring?

  12. The accusation is so ridiculous that I can’t not smile especially when the definition talks of people conforming to the wishes of others at their own detriment…. For not only is there no conforming as people choose or not without any coercion, what they feel is true for them… but myself along with anyone I have ever known who has made loving choices to transform their lives, has only ever experienced benefit for themselves and for those around them.

  13. Serge Benhayon presents the Ageless Wisdom that has been passed down through the ages and is known by us all when we choose to be aware of the energy that we live in and with. A wisdom that offers all of us a way of living that brings truth, love, joy, harmony and stillness – nothing more, nothing less.

  14. There is more brainwashing done through school and the way society is set up, with expectations of how people should be, Universal Medicine offers us a way of being that is free from ideals and beliefs which leaves us to be who we truly are.

    1. Although it has been proven that brain washing does not exist, I would agree with you that education systems and religious institutions and even how parent currently raise children could all be called brain washing far before such a label could be applied to Universal Medicine whose messages are actually the opposite of brain washing, if such a thing even existed!

  15. It really makes sense when the entire society is founded on co-dependency harboring and feeding each other’s weaknesses and needs, those who are in the position of seeming power – be it media, religion etc. – would do anything to banish what could possibly reinstate true power to every single one of us, equally.

  16. I would love to look deeper into industries and investigate the manipulation and control of accepted regimes in society. We have bigger problems in normal everyday accepted life. Universal Medicine is cleaning up what many are not aware of.

  17. Everything Universal Medicine teaches is to empower people and give them tools to discern more and increase their ability to read what situations are truly about. This gives the individual more freedom to make informed choices that are not manipulated or coerced by pictures, advertisement, outcome driven interests, etc. This is unique and outstanding and I am so glad I came across Serge Benhayon as I had almost given up on that this kind of business practice and professional conduct even exists.

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