by Craig Robinson, Director of Ozskills Careers College, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
I want to thank Universal Medicine for the weekend’s adventure that I experienced in Lennox Head (12th October 2012).
After much thought, I decided to attend some Universal Medicine workshops with my girlfriend to gain insight into her world; it is such a unique part of her life that I would like to learn more about it for myself. We went first to the Friday night discussion where I was warmly greeted and asked to fill in the required forms and pay the prescribed fees ($5 only) …No different to any of the other seminars I’ve attended over my life.
Serge Benhayon, the presenter, came on stage and announced that he had been having a discussion over the past month with a prominent Uniting Church Minister (a self-proclaimed cult expert), as it had become apparent that some sources were painting Serge in the light of a cult leader. The banter was easygoing between them, with the Minister being introduced as David Millikan; it was stated that they had had quite detailed discussions relating to Millikan’s belief that Serge’s group was not a cult.
In an instant this bloke’s attitude changed: as soon as he had the group’s attention he went into a massive speech, specifically claiming that the student body was brainwashed and they had no idea. He rattled off heaps of gibberish about supposedly related stuff: quite simply he was the rudest Minister I had ever heard, not allowing anyone who could understand him to answer his quite bizarre questions.
Wow!! …What a cracking start to my first night as a newbie to the Universal Medicine presentations. I had very little idea what to expect, but I presumed that the weekend at a minimum would allow me an insight into my lady’s way of life. To be honest, I was startled at the aggression that was shown towards the audience by Millikan. It was obvious that these guys were being set up, this was a media stunt: on cue there were all these people running around with cameras and Millikan was delivering a prepared speech, a monologue. The way I saw it, this guy was awesome – a master of deception. Serge appeared to be totally caught off-guard; he stood there stunned and took a while to shake off the ‘sucker punch’. I had to give the first round to Millikan, he had created the perfect surprise: obviously he had abused the friendship that his new friend had honoured him with, and used all his guile to get a story… As it turned out he was in the pay of a well-known television station, and simply put, he wanted to create a sensational story.
I wasn’t surprised; I had a very similar experience with the ABC and other major media outlets a couple of months ago and recognised it for what it unfortunately was… A plan executed with commando-like precision, people in the background filming with complete disregard for all present… What can I say? …I was truly intrigued – what had this young lass got me into?
Here is what she got me into: a weekend of exceptional discussion on life, love and understanding of myself, and the provision of some tools that I had learnt many years ago, but because of my expectations of life, I had forgotten how to remember to love myself first. I was shown some very simple techniques and how to use them, and I got to meet some wonderful people who showed me nothing but genuine human kindness.
I would say it was like going to mass on Sunday, only this time I understood what the bloke on the stage was talking about, and more importantly, I felt that it made sense.
So instead of just attending a presentation, Friday’s events intrigued me enough to attend all that Universal Medicine offered over the entire weekend.
I even did the workshop on Relationships with my girlfriend and learned a ton about myself!
Serge Benhayon at no time claimed he was anything but a person with life experience, there to offer that experience, and that he had no formal qualification. I’ve been in the training industry for 25 years, and you would be hard pressed to find a better public speaker or presenter: simply astounding, thank you.
I, for one, will be returning for another weekend of personal discovery.
Just a short note in addition; at no time was I accosted to purchase anything, nor were there any sales pitches towards Universal Medicine’s beliefs or products. This was certainly refreshing, as I have attended many seminars where the main purpose is revenue generation and conversion.
Thanks again for a wonderful time. Cheers.