Esther Rockett Advocates For The Anti-Cult Network That Unfairly Targets Harmless People And Groups
In Byron Bay we are generally an accepting town – a world renown hot spot for many diverse groups and movements and all the unique and unusual expressions of that. We have welcomed residents of many groups from Sannyasin communities, devotees of various gurus and practitioners of all kinds of complementary and alternative health care. Byron Bay is a vital and alive and diverse community – accepting of others choices and not condemning if those choices are not to everyone’s taste. There are many different people with different understandings of spirituality and religion living side by side in our town.
Esther Rockett stands as someone who rejects this embracing culture in her alignment to CIFS (Cult Information and Family Support Inc.), an organisation dedicated to targeting what it determines are ‘cults’. She states she is a member of this organisation and Byron residents beware, many of the diverse groups in the Bay would fall foul of its radar, since the way the anti-cult network works is basically to label any group it does not like as a ‘cult’ and then to vilify it through whatever means possible.
The older Sannyasin’s will recall being vilified in the 1970’s and 1980’s by the anti-cult movement, as will other targeted groups. This is what Esther Rockett brings to the bay.
Esther Rockett, with no evidence to back her claims has accused local complementary medicine provider Universal Medicine of being a ‘cult’ and Serge Benhayon as having a mysterious hold over people.
Perhaps a reality check with the many Byron residents who have attended Serge Benhayon’s talks who were not swayed or so affected might bring some reality to her false representations.