Saturday 29 November 2014

The Destonian Sovereign Citizen

[Update June 2017: Ken Cousens and Andrea Teale are no longer associated with Desteni. The following article serves as a record of events.]

Several hour-long YouTube videos entitled Walking The World System, which are of talks given by Desteni / Equal Life Foundation champion, Ken Cousens, and hosted by Anna Brix Thomsen and Marlen Del Razo, were recently posted at the Desteni leadership forum along with detailed notes. They are supposed to be unlisted but currently are listed.

Cousens is the author of the Desteni Equal Life Foundation Bill of Rights and has written other articles for the group such as 'The Starting Point'.

In these videos, Ken Cousens discusses money, the law, history, the 'hidden elite', esotericism, mythology, 'the mind', arcane symbols found in corporate logos and the Bible, 'interdimensional reality' etc.; his own brand of New Age conspiracism. But the main part of his discussion consists of a repetition of the typical pseudo-legal arguments of the Sovereign Citizen Movement.

Cousens has often been a guest on Morning Liberty radio with right wing broadcaster, Robert A. Hender Jr. He appears in videos posted in 2011 as Chief Jury Foreman of the Republic for the united States of America (RuSA), which is the largest organisation in the world of 'sovereign citizens'. 

Civil rights law firm, Southern Poverty Law reports:

The strange subculture of the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs, has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s. Sovereigns believe that they — not judges, juries, law enforcement or elected officials — get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore, and they don't think they should have to pay taxes.

The RuSA has been plagued by violence and criminality and its former leader, James Timothy Turner was sentenced to 18 years in federal custody in July 2013 for tax fraud.

The FBI regards the Sovereign Citizen Movement as a form of terrorism.

It has been widely reported that the 'sovereign citizen movement' is run by con artists who engage in scams and frauds by charging money to coach people in how to eliminate debts or mortgage fees, create fake currency, drivers plates or licenses, dodge taxes, etc.

Cousens has written a so-called Affidavit of Truth which gives some background on his involvement with the RuSA in relation to his company, PanTerra PCA.

He previously wrote a pseudo-historical 'esoteric' narrative (before Desteni, in which he suggests Andrea Teale who is now a Destonian 'channeled' Maitreya for eight years): Holographic History and the End of a Great Cycle.

His name appears in connection with a company called 'Universal Legal Network' (which has offered help with foreclosures as have many 'Sovereign Citizen' gurus) at, at, in connection with another group called Divine Province, and at Ripoff Report he replies to certain accusations. 

Cousens' videos for Desteni / Equal Life Foundation show that he is a strong proponent of beliefs of the Sovereign Citizen Movement, and although the movement is mainly based in the USA and Canada, he now takes a more global perspective.

In the Walking the World System videos Cousens formally extends an invitation to the Destonians to join his companies, Panterra PCA and Gemstone University, the websites for which are made up of pseudo-historical and pseudo-legal notions, grand conspiracy theories, New Age word salad and sovereign citizen beliefs.

Sunette Spies and the core Desteni / Equal Life Foundation group in South Africa appear to have given Ken Cousens the official go ahead to coach Destonians in how to apply his version of sovereign citizen ideology in whichever country they happen to live.

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Anonymous said...

Great site!

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John said...

I love Ken. He is a truly brilliant man. I just joined his University, and I must say, it has been worth every penny. Every claim is thoroughly researched and backed with source material and supporting evidence, but most importantly, his material works. Join the University and see for yourself.

Desteni Cult blog said...

@Unknown Would you like to give an example that shows how Ken's material works?

Unknown said...

I am also a big fan of Ken, and a member of his University and Status Correction process.

Unknown said...

Ken and I are not involved with Desteni and haven't been for some time now. In our search for truth and how the world works we have explored many things. I got caught in the Desteni web of deception for awhile until many inconsistencies began to show up. Whenever you give your power to anything outside of yourself especially something that claims itself to be interdimensional you get into trouble. Everything we have learned we apply into our work and into our society and share with others what to avoid and Desteni is a big one.

Desteni Cult blog said...

No longer in the cult of Desteni after 7 years. Congratulations. Still peddling sovereign citizen-style beliefs, though. Well, at least you're not channelling Maitreya and pretending you're the US government anymore.

Unknown said...

I don't think you truly understand what we are doing and that would take real investigation on your part by going to our website and reading our documents and what we have achieved. Yes like being involved in a cult like Desteni we made learned the hard way through other people like Tim Turner and RUSA and Divine Province who did not offer the true remedy that is sought. But now that is has been more refined which you will have to read about. Got to the Gemstone University You Tube page and watch some of Ken's interviews to learn about this.

Desteni Cult blog said...

The above article already shows there is a past record of several years of involvement in Desteni and sovereign citizen groups, RuSA and Divine Province, but thanks for the clarification. Certainly, the mode of expression of Gemstone University is more refined than any of these other groups.

In case anyone's interested, the leader of Divine Province was convicted by a federal jury in 2014 of conspiracy, causing the impersonation of a diplomat and producing false identification documents.

Desteni Cult blog said...

Gemstone University was also involved with the SwissIndo scam:


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