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‘Cult’ leader Natasha Lakaev now a psychologist

Natasha Lakaev A woman accused of being a ”cult leader” and claiming she was from the ”bloodline of Jesus Christ” is working as a government-employed psychologist on the Gold Coast.

Natasha Lakaev, founder of northern NSW new age ”company” Universal Knowledge, is working for Queensland Health as a supervised psychologist at the Ashmore Community Mental Health Service.

Alleged leader of cult, Natasha Lakaev works as psychologist

Natasha Lakaev A woman accused of leading a cult that has damaged the lives of scores of people is working as a psychologist with vulnerable patients at a community mental health service in Queensland.

Natasha Lakaev’s Universal Knowledge organisation was offering courses until last year that prophesied the world would end in December 2012 and almost everyone except her devotees would die.

A former member of her inner circle, Carli McConkey, has told The Sunday Age that Ms Lakaev was physically violent and psychologically manipulative, and had persuaded her followers that she was the Queen of Atlantis, a reincarnation of Jesus Christ, and one of 12 members of the Intergalactic Council of the Universe.

Senator Xenophon vows to pursue ‘cults’

Cults Addressing a conference of cult survivors in Brisbane today, Senator Nick Xenophon said a new motion for a new parliamentary inquiry might include a push for police to take criminal action against cults.

He was also attracted to using the Trade Practices Act to prosecute groups for false and misleading conduct if they wrongly claimed to provide therapeutic benefits to their devotees.

The conference has heard a number of heart-rending stories from different religion-based and therapeutic cults.