Esther Rockett acupuncturist and cyber-bully cites the genesis of her crusade against Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine on what she (as ‘Venus Darkly’ and later ‘Darkly Venus’) describes as a ‘sleazy ovarian reading’ that she alleges Serge Benhayon performed on her in 2005. Esther Rocket further alleges that the purpose of this ‘ovarian reading’ was to elicit her sexual history. Esther Rockett repeats this story regularly throughout the ‘Universal Medicine Accountability’ blog in support of her claims that Serge Benhayon is a sexual predator.
So what is the true story behind her allegations? To answer this we start with a brief history.
Serge Benhayon and Esther Rockett – a brief history
Serge Benhayon had brief contact with Esther Rockett in 2005 when she attended upon three or four Sacred Esoteric Healing sessions. She also attended a talk he gave on the sutras of Patanjali and participated in a two day Level 1 Sacred Esoteric Healing workshop. Esther Rockett expressed no dissatisfaction with Serge Benhayon’s services either in 2005 or anytime up until 2012.
In September 2012 ‘Venus Darkly’ turned up on the Rick Ross Cult Education forum – a site dedicated to the extensive industry of cult ‘exposing and ‘de-programming’. Any organisation that the Rick Ross forum labels a ‘cult’ has no recourse to argue against this label and it only takes one person to label an organisation it does not like a ‘cult’ and it is ever after so branded. The Rick Ross Forum is responsible for the dissemination of sensationalism, lies and innuendo about the groups so labelled. It was on his site that Esther Rockett found her feet as an internet troll contributing to a thread dedicated to disparaging Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Her identity was revealed in a ‘Press Kit’ that she co-authored with Lance Martin containing the same litany of lies Esther Rockett spins on her blog – and identifying Esther Rockett as the author of the ‘Universal Medicine Accountability Blog’.
On the Rick Ross Cult Education Forum Esther Rockett as ‘Venus Darkly’ gave her account of three healing sessions that she had with Serge Benhayon of which she stated that she had no complaint. On the contrary she actually says that after these sessions, “I could breathe easier and was more relaxed…” She also made it clear that she remained fully clothed and that Serge Benhayon at no time touched her inappropriately and that the “touching was mostly of the torso”.
Esther Rockett’s attitude to Serge Benhayon on the Rick Ross Cult Education forum appears to have changed tone over time:
- In the beginning Esther Rockett stated, ‘I don’t deny he’s a brilliant man and some of his remarks were truly inspired’ (12 September 2012); and
- A few days later: ‘I was also somewhat attracted to Serge’s teachings, because as I mentioned, some of what he said made sense, and I had no doubt he was a genius of a kind’ (14 September 2012).
- But 10 days later on her new Universal Medicine Accountability she had toned down her compliments to, ‘I don’t deny that he has some spiritual knowledge (I won’t call it wisdom, because that would require him to use it to help rather than exploit) and some of his remarks appeared inspired.’ (25 September 2012) Given the chosen aggressive and sensational tone of her blog perhaps it would not have suited to include that she had considered Serge Benhayon ‘brilliant’ or his remarks to be ‘truly inspired’.
Esther Rockett returned for several healing sessions after her initial session with Serge Benhayon and this is a testament to the fact that she was either gaining some benefits from the sessions or she was at least enjoying the sessions. Esther Rockett admits that after the first three sessions she was ‘ feeling better, partly due to the treatment…’ .
Esther Rockett’s Account of the ‘Ovarian reading’
Esther Rockett gives a fictional account of an event that never occurred, claiming that on her fourth healing session she was offered a ‘sleazy ovarian reading’:
‘Serge asked if I wanted the ‘ovarian reading’. When I asked what it was, I wasn’t given an explanation, just some vague mumbling about how he thought it would be helpful. He said he would lay his hands on my lower abdomen and ‘read’ my ovaries. I told him I didn’t think I needed it, but he was persistent. I asked if he meant he would psychically read them, but again wasn’t given a straight answer.’
She goes on to say, ‘In spite of having previous treatments where there was no sleazy behaviour, I now suspected the exercise was an attempt at sexual manipulation which I’d unfortunately experienced from a healer before,’ and that ‘With his hands on my belly, he began to talk about my history of relationships with men beginning at age four or so, suggesting how men had behaved toward me at certain ages…….On the ethics of that therapy, its sole purpose was to prompt me to make disclosures about my sexual history.’ (12 September 2012, Rick Ross forum; 25 September 2012, Universal Medicine Accountability)
The fact is that Serge Benhayon never performed an ‘ovarian reading’ on Esther Rockett and regardless of Esther Rockett’s description and accompanying innuendo of sexual impropriety, the event she described never occurred.
So how do we know this to be a fact?
Firstly, there isn’t and never has been an esoteric modality performed by Serge Benhayon or any other practitioner trained by Universal Medicine called an ‘ovarian reading’. An esoteric modality with a similar name being an ‘ovary massage’ was not introduced by Universal Medicine until 2011 some 6 years after Esther Rockett’s final session with Serge Benhayon. The ‘ovary massage’ is not performed by Serge Benhayon and just to be clear that this is not just a question of semantics, in 2005 when Serge Benhayon allegedly offered Esther Rockett an ‘ovarian reading’, Serge Benhayon offered only Sacred Esoteric Healing – the ovary massage did not exist as a modality.
Serge Benhayon does not perform any techniques with the purpose of eliciting his client’s sexual history and while it may be the case that Esther Rockett was not pleased with her final session with Serge Benhayon, it is certainly not the case that this session occurred in the manner she described. Perhaps the seven year time lapse between her last session with Serge Benhayon and her reading a media article about him that renewed her interest in him has clouded her memory somewhat. Or is it possible that Esther Rockett saw an opportunity for fifteen minutes of fame by telling a sordid story to add to the false narrative that the media had already chosen to tell of a ‘cult medical group’?
In Esther Rockett’s own account of the ‘ovarian reading’ it is clear that Serge Benhayon carried out no touching of a sexual nature and that Esther Rockett was fully clothed throughout. However, she seeks to make a malicious innuendo by suggesting that there might have been the possibility of sexual impropriety – she adds ‘Another consideration, which chills me, is if I’d been more naive, taken his suggested leads and told him details of my past, what would he have done with that knowledge? For instance, if I’d told him of some bad sexual experience, would he have offered me a ‘sexual purification’ or ‘sexual healing’ that involved endowing me with his ‘divine essence? ‘– Esther admits that – ‘I have no evidence he does that’ yet her clear intention is to suggest to the reader that such incidents have occurred when they have not and she has absolutely no basis on which to suggest that they have.
Such malice and attempted manipulation with no care for the wellbeing of the person being maligned is typical of a cyber-bully and troll and is easily seen through by the discerning reader.
Perhaps the best evidence of Esther Rockett’s story of the ‘ovarian reading’ being a fabrication, lies not in what we might say is true or not but in her own behaviour following the session with Serge Benhayon at which she alleges the ‘ovarian reading’ occurred.
So what DID Esther Rockett do after the alleged ‘sleazy ovarian reading’ that apparently led to the grave concerns she has stated she had?
Did she report Serge Benhayon to authorities as a possible sexual predator? Did she warn people against attending upon him? Did she do anything in 2005 to protect others from this alleged behaviour? Given that Esther Rockett has stated – ‘I come from a family with two generations in law enforcement’ (and the zeal with which she attacks Serge Benhayon some seven years later) one would have expected her to have made some attempt to bring him to account or protect others. But no, she did nothing of that nature. Did Esther Rockett at least ensure her own safety by having no further contact with Serge Benhayon? No, strangely she did not do that either.
In fact shortly after her the final treatment with Serge Benhayon (with her alleged grave concerns that had she been less naïve he may have offered her ‘sexual purification or sexual healing’) Esther Rockett actually attended a two day Level 1 Sacred Esoteric Healing Workshop facilitated by none other than Serge Benhayon. If her allegations were true and her concerns as great as she expresses some seven years later why would she follow the alleged incident with her attendance at a course run by the very man who she considered was a sexual predator? It makes no sense.
So if Serge Benhayon did not offer nor perform an ‘ovarian reading’ on Esther Rockett where did she pick up the term ‘ovarian reading’?
Stay tuned – the answer to this will be revealed in our next post, Esther Rockett – Ovarian Reading Manipulation of a Cyber-bully Part 2.