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Rod Harvey, Elanora

The stories that have been published about Serge Benhayon emanated from one article in the Medical Observer written by Byron Kaye as a result of a small group of people who had an axe to grind because they claimed Universal Medicine was responsible for their relationship breakdowns.

This was followed up by Heath Aston from the Sun-Herald on a similar tack, followed by an article in the Northern Star. In other words, the original story was the basis for the others.

Unfortunately none of the journalists bothered to truly investigate and instead took the word of some disgruntled people. For example there was no follow-up with the partners of those who complained to get their side of the story. Thus the articles and allegations were skewed from the beginning and a media momentum built.

When people associated with Universal Medicine saw what was happening and realised the reports were incorrect, they organised some blogs to  present a fair and balanced perspective to the allegations. You will find those blogs at…






I’ve been involved with Universal Medicine for more than five years and while many of the teachings are unconventional (compared to the way the world is as we see it) I came to see there was so much sense in what he presents. I’m not a follower and Serge is certainly not a guru and there is no cult. In fact, the message is about self-responsibility. Serge has has the highest integrity, ethics and love for humanity. What he has done for many has been quite remarkable.

It’s a shame that the organisation has been judged by the media, but when something ‘different’ comes along it can be a target.

Perhaps the above blogs will provide you with information about what Universal Medicine is really about.


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