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Universal Medicine:
Universal Medicine: the burping cult wrecking lives from a Somerset B+B
The Sunday Times
Rosie Kinchen
May 10, 2020


Despite court rulings against it, the sect is still ripping families apart, says the woman who exposed it

The Lighthouse is a grade II listed guesthouse nestled in the Somerset countryside. Set in 30 acres of parkland it has an award-winning café and a fishing lake. But things are not quite as they seem.

The picture-perfect setting is the UK hub of Universal Medicine, a spiritual sect founded by Serge Benhayon, a once-bankrupt former tennis coach who claims to be a reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci. Among its followers is Otto Bathurst, the Bafta-winning director of Peaky Blinders.
a “socially harmful cult” and is tearing apart families


The group has been found by an Australian judge to be a “socially harmful cult” and is tearing apart families. This month the Court of Appeal here told a woman in her mid-forties that she must make a “definitive break” from the group...




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