Universal Medicine – No Parallels to Scientology

This blog is in response to a recent article written by a well-known Cyber-troll, Esther Rockett, who pretends to be a Health Activist, but in truth has been integral (alongside Lance Martin) in orchestrating a 3 year hate and Cyber-bully campaign directed at Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and associated health care practitioners across the globe.

Cyber-bullies like Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have it seems made lying about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon a professional undertaking, with a litany of lies spread about tax fraud, money laundering, molestation, exploitation and sexual abuse with not one tiny bit of evidence to back their claims.

These lies have come from a woman that has openly admitted online alongside Lance Martin to dedicating their time to this hate campaign to “bring Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine down.” This hateful intent has meant that they have used whatever means possible, and it seems whatever lies they could concoct to attempt to bring this about.

Side by side image of woman giving the fingers up and the upper body of a man getting into his car
Esther Rockett (left) and Lance Martin (right)

Esther Rockett’s most recent propaganda campaign in pursuit of her stated aims to destroy her chosen target, has used recent publicity about Scientology to suggest that there are parallels between Scientology and Universal Medicine. There is no material facts on which she can make such allegations, not a single person who could attest to any practices that Universal Medicine does, that has any resemblance to Scientology practices or beliefs.

For someone to state without valid evidence that Universal Medicine practices align with Scientology is absolutely ridiculous.
There are absolutely no parallels to Scientology.

However I can see some uncanny similarities between L Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, and Esther Rockett in their approach to perceived threats. I thought Esther Rockett was being a pioneer in her hate campaign approach with her making up of scurrilous lies and fabrications about exploitation, sexual abuse, grooming and child molestation and feeding whatever rubbish she can to the press, but it appears to be modelled upon Scientology practices of dead agenting, which L Ron Hubbard has described below.

“This is the correct procedure:

  1. Spot who is attacking us.
  2. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies.
  3. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them.
  4. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press.

Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.” (1)

Esther Rockett appears to have taken the Scientology stance a few steps further, since Hubbard never suggested that the press be fed outright lies, simply any available lurid ‘actual evidence’, whereas Esther Rockett has been delivering outright fabrications in her online blogs and so called ‘press kits’ and information packages disseminated as widely as possible.

In their dedicated hate campaign Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have, it seems, found no boundary that they would not cross, approaching government agencies with requests to investigate ‘felonies’ that do not exist ­– from false accusations of cultic mind control, money laundering and tax fraud, to sexual abuse and grooming, and when all their other malicious lies and attacks were exposed and also rejected by every government agency that they approached, they began to drive the implication of paedophilia in their online hate-blogs, assured that such claims would incite fear and loathing in their intended audience – they indeed concocted their own ‘lurid, blood sex crime’ and fed their lies to the press – all the way making it ‘rough’ as ‘rough’ as possible, but in their own case with no evidence as it is impossible to create such evidence when your target lives an exemplary life.

Rockett and Martin have made lies an art form and gone far beyond the already concerning parameters suggested by Hubbard.
Esther Rockett has no basis on which to draw parallels between Scientology and Universal Medicine, but appears to have studied their methods closely in her own dark attacks on Universal Medicine, and taken their methods one step further.

I respect the fact that we all have free will to make choices to align with whatever organisation we see fit to, therefore this blog is not an attack on Scientology, but merely an opinion piece based on actual experience to counter the lies of Esther Rockett. I have been drawn to write this because I have first hand experience of both Scientology and Universal Medicine and there is nothing that these organisations share in common and it is for this reason that I write this article to share some of my experiences about Universal Medicine and how Scientology is the absolute antithesis of everything Universal Medicine represents.

Scientology – Imposition / Manipulation / Control / Lies 

For many years I worked right next to a Scientology building and would watch as I was going to or from work how this organisation would recruit people off the street asking them to do a 20 minute personality survey. With such close proximity to the Scientology building it was inevitable that I was approached on numerous occasions to complete this survey.

I found their tactics of approach were aggressive and imposing when approaching me and they appeared to attempt to prey on what they could perceive as vulnerabilities as a way to make me believe that I needed their help.

It was a direct experience that I had over 20 years ago with the Church of Scientology that really opened my eyes to the flavour of this organisation. Someone I was associated with requested that I complete a 10 week Scientology Communication course as they felt that it would help our relationship. They and their family had been long-time Scientology members and seemingly also the organisation’s recruiters. I agreed to attend this course, not because I wanted to, but because it was clear that saying no would have affected the relationship that I wanted to continue.

I never felt comfortable attending this course, just as I never felt comfortable walking past the recruiters that would stand outside the Scientology building en route to work for all of those years. There was one particular session in this course that I will never forget because it confirmed to me that this organisation and its people were very strange.

In this particular session I had to sit directly across someone (what they called an Auditor) in silence and stare into their eyes for hours, which was excruciating and in my mind had no logical purpose. In order to pass this ‘test’ you were not allowed to move, flinch or even blink… and if you did you failed and had to start again… needless to say this was very frustrating and in my eyes a pointless exercise and I did not continue with these exercises.

Upon researching Scientology further I discovered that there are many who have left Scientology after experiencing what they would describe as manipulation and control. Perry Scott who apparently underwent Scientology processes has written about his experiences of Scientology and states that it is not uncommon for people to do this exercise described above leading to hallucinations and uncritical euphoria. In his words: “New concepts, controls, and conditioning are applied in increasing levels as the student gains higher levels within the Scientology system. The end-effect of these exercises (or processes, as Scientology refers to them) is to neutralize the student’s critical faculties and render them prone to suggestion as they engage in further training or auditing.” (2)

Perry Scott has said that L Ron Hubbard himself, Founder of Scientology stated “that it is necessary to show the individual that reactive impulses can be controlled by being put under the control of another person (the Scientology “auditor”).” (2)

I believe that calling this 10 week course that I attended a ‘Communication Course’ was very misleading and made it sound quite harmless when in my view it was not. It appeared to me that this course was the beginning of many courses that had a clear intention to indoctrinate into the Church of Scientology. The communication courses were part of a series that in Scientology circles were called the “TRs” (Training Routines). The exercise above was very tame compared to the other exercises that I have heard are introduced in the more advanced TR courses that apparently train you to get another person to execute a command no matter what objections or interference they throw at you.

L Ron Hubbard’s apparently ambivalent relationship to lying is exposed in the following statement:

“Now you say you have to be absolutely truthful. Sincerity is the main thing, and truthfulness is the main thing and don’t lie to anybody… and you’ll get ahead. Brother you sure will. You’ll get ahead right on that cycle of action, right toward zero! It’s a trap not being able to prevaricate… this makes life more colourful!’”(3).

It seems L Ron Hubbard’s ambivalent attitude to lying is one Esther Rockett shares, given her extensive fabrications about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

Knowing what I know now and reflecting back on my experiences all those years ago, I have much more understanding why I did not feel comfortable with what Scientology was presenting, for me truth is a necessary foundation for everything I do, as is the development in others to fulfill their lives through empowering them to make their own free choices. Having found Universal Medicine 10 years ago I have been supported to live by these principles that have then enabled me to make great changes in my life.

Scientology is the complete antithesis of how Universal Medicine operates, where free will and critical thinking lead the way.

Universal Medicine – No Advertising / No Imposing / High Integrity / No Lies 

I have studied with Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon for the last 10 years and I have nothing but positive accolades for such an outstanding organisation that is setting new and high standards in the health and wellbeing industries. An integrity and care for people that is unmatched globally that has touched thousands of lives.

Since meeting Serge Benhayon and studying with Universal Medicine I have felt comfortable from Day 1 and knew that after experiencing many new age therapies that always fell short, I had found an organisation of integrity that was the real deal.

Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine
Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine

I have never been asked or pressured into participating in Universal Medicine courses or treatments – it has always been of my own volition and choice. I am very discerning where I spend my time and money and every course, workshop, retreat or treatment I have attended with Universal Medicine has been a choice that I alone have made because of the enormous benefits I receive by attending. In fact if I had more money and time, I would do more as I learn so much and find them invaluable for my personal and work life.

To read comments from Esther Rockett that insinuate Universal Medicine runs events to ‘recruit’ members, or train people to become recruiters to bring in more numbers to make more money is pure fantasy and outright lies.

I have never experienced this, and Universal Medicine does not run its businesses with the intention to make money, as it is the wellbeing of people that inspires its purpose. Its businesses are successful because they deliver impeccable health care services of the highest integrity to a global clientele. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine practitioners are the most non-imposing people I have met who deeply care for people and walk their talk. This is why many practitioners are booked out for months in advance, and why people travel from across the globe. It is also the reason that Universal Medicine has been named ‘People’s Choice’ in the Lismore Business Excellence Awards.

The fact that Universal Medicine does not advertise its courses says much about the organisation’s non-imposing way of being with people and the trust that they place in the quality of services that are offered. Most people discover Universal Medicine through word of mouth as I did. No-one recruited me as I was the one that wanted to know more about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine as I had been hearing great things from a variety of people.

What this highlights very clearly is that the amazing transformations that people make in their lives can be very clearly seen and felt, and so these people naturally become the walking talking advertisements of their lifestyle choices. It is hard to ignore when a friend or family member starts looking and feeling so great – it starts a conversation because people want to know what they have been doing to look and feel so great, so they can start choosing it too.

When you find an organisation like Universal Medicine that are the catalyst for great change in one’s health and wellbeing, you want to tell the world…not just because you feel so great, but because there is no-one in the world like this organisation that has so many people transforming their health and going against global trends of illness and disease.

I am one of those people that have transformed their health and wellbeing and am defying the odds. This includes engaging more in the community and volunteering my time to community initiatives. This is hardly the behaviour of someone ‘antisocial and inhumane’ – terms that Esther Rockett uses to describe a Universal Medicine student. There are no rules or membership, I can engage in courses and therapies as often or as little as I choose, and am free to make my own mind up about the teachings that are presented. These are just some of the many reasons why I continue to study with Universal Medicine.

I am looking younger as I get older and feel much more vital and alive in my 40’s than I did in my 20’s!

Marika Cominos - Before & After Universal Medicine
Marika Cominos (Left) Before Universal Medicine (in my 20’s with hardness and protection) & After Universal Medicine (in my 40’s with lightness of being)

 What is also key is that Universal Medicine is highly focussed on presenting the truth and supporting people to connect with a deeper level of self-honesty. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine present that the only way to live is with full honesty and truth in EVERY aspect of life and nothing less.

It is clear that there are absolutely no parallels between the Church of Scientology and Universal Medicine and to suggest such a thing is ludicrous and just another propaganda ploy from Esther Rockett. This clearly exposes yet again the extent of lies that Cyber-troll Esther Rockett will stoop to as part of her 3 year hate campaign to harm Universal Medicine and its associates.

Truth has nothing to hide, but lies need constant manipulation and control to keep them alive.
Universal Medicine presents a way of living that embodies TRUTH, LOVE and FREEDOM TO MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES.
Esther Rockett present LIES to suggest that Scientology and Universal Medicine are in any way the same.

By Marika Cominos (BBA)


  1. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL, 25 February, 1966
  2. Scott, Perry, Scientology Training Routines, A Critical Review’, Senior Technician, National Robotics Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/TR/critique.html
  3. Ron Hubbard, Philadelphia Doctorate Course Lectures
Marika_Cominos Marika Cominos has been exploring health and wellbeing from a very young age, has a sharp eye for discerning truth, and a deep love of philosophy. 

You can follow Marika Cominos on twitter @marikacominos or www.playfulcreations.net 

Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine Serge Benhayon is an author and presenter and the founder of Universal Medicine. You can learn more about Serge Benhayon at his personal website www.sergebenhayon.com

Follow Serge Benhayon on Twitter @SergeBenhayon or on Google+ +SergeBenhayon

Further Reading:
Esther Rockett Scientologist? A 101 on Dead Agenting Universal Medicine from Esther Rockett, Acupuncturist by Rebecca Baldwin
The Truth about Universal Medicine: Esther Rockett’s False Parallels with Scientology by Liane Mandalis