I was 9 Years Old when my Family joined a Real Cult

by Bianca Barban, Registered Nurse, Melbourne, Australia

I find it absolutely ridiculous that sections of the media are calling Universal Medicine a cult and Serge Benhayon a cult leader – how far away are they from the reality of who Serge is, and how Universal Medicine contributes to society?

When I was nine years old my family joined a cult my uncle started. My uncle (the cult leader) was a well known and respected medical doctor practising in Melbourne who decided his time would be better spent inciting fear, intimidation and paranoia amongst a group of people who were lost and searching for an escape from life. When I reflect on this time it brings up such feelings of paralysing fear, debilitating confusion and total lack of self – this is true abuse. I remember my uncle used to say he was higher up than Jesus. Continue reading “I was 9 Years Old when my Family joined a Real Cult”

The Moonies, Serge Benhayon & Universal Medicine: My Cult Experience

by Anne Scott, Auckland, New Zealand

My stomach and bowels were heaving: I felt completely devoid of energy. I was feeling pretty desperate. I had what backpackers in 1980 called ‘Montezuma’s revenge’. I arrived thus at what I thought was the youth hostel in Denver, having come straight from the airport and a flight from Mexico.

Except it was no longer a youth hostel. Unbeknownst to me, the building had been purchased by the Denver branch of the Reunification Church, known to many as the “Moonies” because it was founded, and was headed at that time, by a Korean man, Ken Moon (who has only very recently died). I had inadvertently placed myself into the hands of an organisation that I would now, without question, describe as a cult, as a result of the attempt to ‘convert’, ‘control’ and ‘brainwash’ me. Continue reading “The Moonies, Serge Benhayon & Universal Medicine: My Cult Experience”

David Millikan: Wow!!…What a cracking start to my first ever Universal Medicine presentation!

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. Continue reading “David Millikan: Wow!!…What a cracking start to my first ever Universal Medicine presentation!”

David Millikan: I Could Have Stayed At Home And Had Pizza!

by Simon Asquith, Byron Bay, Australia

My friends and I were ambushed tonight (Friday 12th October 2012).

Once a month I choose to attend a presentation by Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon: I choose to go because I like what he has to say. I could have gone to watch a band with some friends… I could have stayed home and had a pizza and watched a movie. But I felt like going, because I like the people there and what Serge Benhayon has to say. Continue reading “David Millikan: I Could Have Stayed At Home And Had Pizza!”

David Millikan – The Betrayal

by Bernadette, Self-employed, Victoria, Australia

Two thousand years ago a man from Nazareth was accused and put on trial for challenging the civil and religious order of the day.

On Friday evening, October 12, 2012 at Lennox Head Community Centre, a strangely similar series of events unfolded. Here we were, a group of citizens gathered together to listen to a man, Serge Benhayon, share an ancient message in the modern day. The message is not unlike that of Jesus’. It is a simple but profound message: that we have lost our way of love. The way back to love for our world, and ourselves, is first found ‘within’. If we learn to stop, feel and trust what really feels true, we will always make self-loving choices, which will reflect to make our world a more nurturing, equal and harmonious place. Continue reading “David Millikan – The Betrayal”

David Millikan: A Man of God?

by Rod Harvey, Gold Coast, Australia

On Friday night 12th October 2012, I attended a presentation by Serge Benhayon from Universal Medicine.

Prior to the presentation Serge introduced David Millikan to the audience. David is a Uniting Church minister and self-appointed cult expert, and we were told that David and Serge had previously discussed their philosophical viewpoints at length.  Continue reading “David Millikan: A Man of God?”