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Who was Keith Raniere in a past life? Cult leader claims he knows

January 25, 2016 Frank Parlato 0
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In our Cult of NXIVM series, we have written, naturally enough, about Keith Raniere, the founder of NXIVM.

And we have reported a number of startling claims.

One of them is that Raniere has told several of his followers that they were reincarnated Nazis.

People have described NXIVM therapy sessions in which they were convinced they are “reincarnated Nazis.”

Raniere told his former girlfriend, Toni Natalie  that she was, in a previous life, Herman Goering, a leading member of Hitler’s Nazi Party.

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Did Raniere ‘teach’ mother to encourage her daughters to sleep with him?

January 22, 2016 0

Did Keith Raniere (AKA Vanguard) persuade Nancy Salzman that it would be good for her daughters to sleep with him?.

Ex-NXIVM member, Becca Friedman recalls this about Salzman:

“During this [2006] seminar Salzman also talked about how men [fathers] become attracted to their daughters when they hit teenage-hood, because the kids look so much like their mothers. This was totally disgusting and really turned a lot of people off. Most of us could not understand what she was talking about, why and what it had to do with feeling empowered as a woman.”

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CULT OF NXIVM PART 9: A BOILING POT OF POISON STEW

January 21, 2016 Staff 0

Clare (left) and Sara Bronfman, heiresses of the Seagram's liquor fortune, have given close to $200 million to Raniere schemes and funding his relentless litigation. More than $100 million disappeared without a trace, and ex-NXIVM members claim there was a
Clare (left) and Sara Bronfman, heiresses of the Seagram’s liquor fortune, have given close to $200 million to Raniere schemes and funding his relentless litigation. More than $100 million disappeared without a trace, and ex-NXIVM members claim there was a “massive tax evasion” by both the Bronfmans and Raniere

Some of our readers probably feel that over the last few months they’ve read all they need to read about Keith Raniere, the Bronfman sisters and the many bizarre characters and victims flowing in and out of NXIVM Village.

Others tell us they can’t get enough of the NXIVM saga.

One reader compared the stories of Keith Raniere’s sexual debauchery and pedophilia, the intrigue among NXIVM members, the obscene wealth and the ruthless vengeance practiced by Raniere and the Bronfman sisters to the palace life of a depraved Roman emperor living with a conclave of witches. For those readers I’ve created the websitefrankreport.com, a home where they can find Cult of NXIVM stories that go beyond the weekly newspaper articles. Here you’ll find a mixed stew of NXIVM dark tales.

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Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART8: THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF ENEMIES

January 14, 2016 Staff 0

Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.
Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere made it clear that for NXIVM to thrive, its enemies must be destroyed. Lawsuits and crimi-nal indictments were the weapons of choice.

When I worked there, most of the lawyers made it known they despised NXIVM. But they loved the pay. Lawyers are funny: They disliked the injustice Raniere wanted to purchase, but they loved having a million-dollar client who would pay them for injustice.

Here is an example:

Toni Natalie had been Raniere’s lover for eight years, (1992-1999) and she helped him launch National Health Net-work in 1994, a follow up to his failed Consumers Buyline pyramid scheme. Raniere also set up a health food shop in Clifton, NY and put it in his beloved girlfriend Natalie’s name. Raniere had told Natalie that he was monogamous and that he would father a child with her who would change the world. They never had the child and but she did find out that he secretly slept with his female followers–some of whom were underage.

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CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 7: “DON’T CALL ME ‘PAPA'””

January 7, 2016 Staff 0

BY FRANK PARLATO

Cult leader and deadbeat dad, Keith Raniere told his followers that his son was an orphan whose father was unknown and whose mother died while giving birth.
Cult leader and deadbeat dad, Keith Raniere told his followers that his son was an orphan whose father was unknown and whose mother died while giving birth.

Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph.

Cult of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s former partner Toni Natalie is quoted in MacLean’s Magazine saying: “I was the chosen one. I was brought in to bear the child that would change the world.”

Another former Keith Raniere partner Barbara Bouchey stated “Keith himself told me that he had dreams and visions that I actually would be in a relationship with him and have a child with him.”

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CULT OF NXIVM PART 6: RANIERE AND THE BRONFMANS TRY TO BUY THE DALAI LAMA

December 23, 2015 Staff 0

During my tenure as a press consultant for purported cult leader, Keith Raniere, and his benefactors, Clare and Sara Bronfman (heiresses of the Seagram’s liquor fortune), I was tasked with improving Raniere’s public image and that of his company, NXIVM.

Officially, NXIVM conducts “human potential and ethics” seminars in Albany, Mexico City, Los Angeles and elsewhere. However, several mental health experts have critiqued its trainings, comparing the methodology to “thought reform,” commonly called “brainwashing.”

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CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 5: BRONFMAN SISTERS JOIN NXIVM AND LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

December 17, 2015 Staff 0

It’s worth noting that well before I was hired as a consultant at NXIVM in 2007, the two Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sarah Bronfman lost a staggering amount of money.

In 2002, after joining the “self-help” company NXIVM, which critics call a cult, the Bronfman sisters became enamored with NXIVM founder, Keith Raniere, and his top assistant, Nancy Salzman, president of NXIVM.

They expressed their infatuation as one might expect heiresses would: They gave him money.

It began modestly and gradually increased. The sisters donated $250,000 to advance Raniere’s ideals. Out of that $250,000, Raniere got a gift of a $40,000 piano.

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Keith Raniere, leader of the Cult of NXIVM, has a stunning, philosophical epiphany.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 4: RANIERE’S HAREM

December 10, 2015 Staff 0

Thanks to the recommendation of my friend, G. Steven Pigeon, and following an interview in Albany, I began work for the self-help group NXIVM (pronounced Nexium).

NXIVM is a New York for-profit corporation, headed by the self-proclaimed spiritually advanced genius and teacher Keith Raniere and his chief assistant, Nancy Salzman, a nurse-hypnotist.

When I arrived, I knew little of NXIVM other than Keith Raniere was reputed to have one of the highest IQ’s in the world – a 1988 test reportedly placed his IQ at between 188 and 194; that his organization was funded by two heirs of the Seagram’s liquor fortune, Clare and Sara Bronfman, both in their early 30’s; and that the company was being widely labeled as a “cult” in the media.

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THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

December 3, 2015 Staff 0

Keith Raniere, self-proclaimed smartest man in the world and spiritually evolved guru

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lived and worked with NXIVM for several months as their round-the-clock consultant, staying in their properties and communicating closely day and night with their top officials. That included leaders Keith Raniere, hypnotist and president of the organiztion, Nancy Salzman, and the wealthy Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sara Bronfman who fund the operation.

At first I thought they were a much persecuted but kindly group of people who were being attacked for having a different belief system. I later came to believe they were operating a criminal enterprise.

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THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

November 26, 2015 Staff 0

This newspaper will continue to do it and encourage the Feds to join in

This is another installment of a series where I am a journalist covering my own federal indictment on 19 criminal counts.

Last week I wrote about cult leader Keith Raniere and the two women who fund and empower him – Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sara Bronfman.

Keith Raniere, is he an enlightened spiritual being, or a criminal cult leader?
Keith Raniere, is he an enlightened spiritual being, or a criminal cult leader?

The trio had a role behind the federal investigation that led to my indictment. It may have been a corrupt role.

Clare, 36, and Sara Bronfman, 39, are sisters. Their father, the late Jewish Canadian billionaire Edgar Bronfman, Sr. was chief executive of Seagrams and president of the World Jewish Congress.

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FBI SHOULD INVESTIGATE BRONFMANS AND CULT LEADER KEITH RANIERE: PART 1

November 19, 2015 Staff 0

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The federal government is actively investigating whether the Bronfmans are my victims. But they are the ones who should be investigated since there are many victims – including myself – of the Bronfman sisters and the man who leads them, Keith Raniere.C
lare and Sara Bronfman, heirs to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, and purported cult members, filed a complaint against me with the FBI claiming I defrauded them out of $1 million.

Raniere – who made the 1989 “The Guinness Book of World Records” for his high IQ – estimated to be between 188 and 194 – was born in Brooklyn in 1960, claimed to speak full sentences at age one, taught himself high-school math in 19 hours when he was 12 and completed three years of college math and computer-language classes by the age of 13.

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Target and Journalist

November 12, 2015 Staff 0

Parlato to have dual role in investigation

BY FRANK PARLATO

Left to right: US Attorney William Hochul, Keith Raniere (Forbes cover story), Clare Bronfman
Left to right: US Attorney William Hochul, Keith Raniere (Forbes cover story), Clare Bronfman

As a newspaper editor and publisher I have always insisted on transparency of government, and the transparency of private individuals dealing with government.

I have reported on these matters whenever I could with the depth that I could.

The Buffalo News reported on Sunday, November, 8, 2015 that the local US attorney’s office has targeted me for an investigation to determine whether to charge me with one or more felonies, or decline to prosecute after reviewing exonerating evidence, or alternately make an offer to me to avoid prosecution by taking a plea deal.

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