Part 3: Branded Slaves and Master Raniere: Low Cal Diet Helps Slaves Receive Energy From Master Raniere

Miss Mack was honored to be the head female of DOS.


Before: Allison Mack before going on the diet prescribed by her mentor Keith Raniere.
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After: Miss Mack after following the special diet prescribed for her and other women by Mr. Raniere.

By Frank Parlato

[This report has been developed from information provided from sources. For their protection, they are unnamed. It is up to the reader to judge whether the information presented is factual or not.]

According to sources:

As reported in this series, Albany self-help teacher Keith Raniere and actress Allison Mack founded a secretive women’s group called DOS [Dominant Over Submissive] which uses a cauterizing scalpel to brand women on their pubic region with their initials K-R-A-M.

DOS women make a lifetime commitment called “The Vow” to follow Mr. Raniere and DOS offers its exclusively female membership instructions based on the teachings of Mr. Raniere. As part of the vow, they eat and sleep as permitted by Mr. Raniere, as supervised by Miss Mack.

Dietary considerations play a vital role in Mr. Raniere’s teachings. The presence of excess fat can disturb transmission of Mr. Raniere’s subtle energies to the women. He requires female students to be vegetarian and offers instructions on overcoming bodily urges and “emotional viscera” toward food.

DOS women are aided by one of three diets, separated by daily caloric intakes: 500,[advanced] 800 [standard] 900 [women with defiance issues].

Miss Mack helps oversee dietary compliance of the other women.

In general terms, the ‘Raniere Diet’ for women consists of a modest portion of plain yogurt and fruit in the morning. Lunch and dinner consist of a choice of items including plain squash, kale, cucumber, zucchini, and fermented cabbage and radish [Kimchi], and shirataki noodles [10 calories per 4-ounce serving.] Beverages consist of lemon water with stevia, probiotics and Zevias, a calorie free sparkling water.

In addition, Mr. Raniere instructs students to periodically fast on a beverage of water, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon juice which he calls the “Master Cleanse.”

Mr. Raniere, who teaches he is beyond all need for dietary restrictions for himself, is generally a vegetarian, but sources say he eats meat on occasion. One source said he is fond of the 100 percent American beef hamburgers served at Hooters, a restaurant chain, and named the specific restaurant which he favored with his patronage. During visits there Mr. Raniere went by the assumed name of “Queef.”

Mr. Raniere teaches female students that his physical body is “a manifestation of universal cause and effect” and that the women are “physical embodiments of his own body.”

Barbara Bouchey, who defected from Mr. Raniere in 2009, testified in a lawsuit that Mr. Raniere teaches that he develops an intense and supernatural closeness with  female students. The connection is so deep that if a female student takes drugs or alcohol, eats meat or fish, had a “negative reaction to him”, it could have a “negative effect” on him which could take his “life force” and “rob him of years of his life.”

Keith Raniere teaches that he is beyond dietary considerations.

In addition to diet, Mr. Raniere’s students are guided to sleep less. They have been informed that Mr. Raniere has largely dispensed with the need for sleep and are required to ask permission to sleep and must awaken at any time and remain awake at the call of Mr. Raniere or Miss Mack.

Failure to comply comes with corporal punishment which is typically a vigorous paddling on the bare buttocks of the offending DOS female.

How much sleep Mr. Raniere himself enjoys is a matter of conjecture. It appears he is awake during the night since multiple sources attest he does most of his teaching on a one on one basis with women during the night and into early morning at their private residences.

He is generally unavailable during much of the day.  Several women who defected from Mr. Raniere claims he sleeps during the day.

“This is bullshit that Keith never sleeps—Keith sleeps all day long,” said Toni Natalie, who once lived with Mr. Raniere.

Kristen Keeffe, who is the mother of Mr. Raniere’s child, and lived with him for more than a decade, said some time ago, “He sleeps in the day. And has sex with women all night.”

Several of his female students say they believe he may spend the daytime in deep transcendental communion with cosmic realities.

While Mr. Raniere rarely makes public appearances, he often selects a female student to accompany him on early morning or evenings walks in the Knox Woods subdivision where he lives.

One source said that it is not uncommon for female students to look out their windows to see if Mr. Raniere is strolling by and with whom. Miss Mack has been heard to anxiously ask if anyone has seen Mr. Raniere, after he has absented himself from her for a period of more than a week.

Mr. Raniere can be viewed by approved female students when he plays late night volleyball at Hayner’s Sports Barn on Rt. 236 in Half Moon across from the town hall, which has been rented after hours by Mr. Raniere’s students for his enjoyment.

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Miss Mack lost considerable “excess” weight on her low calorie diet.
Miss Mack [left] formerly ate as she pleased and drank alcoholic beverages. After becoming a follower of Mr. Raniere she requires his permission to imbibe. Mr. Raniere has guided her into a restricted calorie diet.

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  • If someone is suggesting that Raniere deserves compassion, I can understand how “Fuck Cults” feels, because showing compassion for these types of sociopathic personalities, such as Raniere, is dangerous. Sociopaths have no human feelings, no guilt, no remorse and no conscience.

    He is NOT an evil genius…he is just plain EVIL. The reason he is able to manipulate so many is not hypnosis. …what BULLSHIT. Hypnosis does not make people do something that is morally repugnant to them. If you don’t believe that, then read up on the topic. Also, implanting false memories is another fallacy. This false memory BULLSHIT was used as an excuse for pedophiles such as Michael Aquino to get away with crimes. Read up on how that theory has also been disproved.

    The only reason Keith is able to manipulate people is because he’s evil and abusive, and because many of these people are weak minded and have questionable morals….they allow themselves to be manipulated. While I’m sure there is also a huge degree of deception going on as well, as well as coercion and blackmail.

    The same thing applies to cult mentality , as it does to any abusive situation – those being abused need to have confidence in their perceptions. They need to trust their feelings – at the very first sign that something isn’t right, you need to leave.

    It’s a complicated dance between abuser and abusee – and not everyone is susceptible to falling under the abusers spell- some people smell the bullshit and run right away. Learning to detect sociopath is something we all need to learn.

  • Fuck being compassionate. If Mr. Raniere is up to the things that this blog claims, the time for compassion is over. This is a sick and disgusting individual who needs to be held accountable for his machinations, and the people who continue to enable him and excuse such justifiable coarse criticism further enable his bullshit. People like him rely on pity and compassion of good people but forget that indignation can also be righteous. Divine retribution against evil people who wrong others is a manifestation of the attribute Divine mercy. I’m tired of hearing this garbage about being compassionate for year after year, while he still continues to get way with what he does. He’s of the worst type of hypocrites, using good things taught by tradition for his own personal benefit. If the family of the victims are truly concerned about the victims they would forcefully pull them out of this charlatan’s hands without second thought. There’s a reason this entire process is done in secrecy. Because he wouldn’t get away with it otherwise. Grow some balls. As St. Thomas Aquinas states:

    “Anger… [is] a simple movement of the will, whereby one inflicts punishment, not through passion, but in virtue of a judgment of the reason: and thus without doubt lack of anger is a sin…

    Hence the movement of anger in the sensitive appetite cannot be lacking altogether, unless the movement of the will be altogether lacking or weak. Consequently lack of the passion of anger is also a vice, even as the lack of movement in the will directed to punishment by the judgment of reason…

    The lack of anger is a sign that the judgment of reason is lacking.”

  • If you are a woman in NXIVM watch the Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. You are close to that. Closer than you realize. If you can justify surrendering all your judgement and control over your life, you are scarily close to a Handmaiden…..

  • Oh my god, YES to Jane Doe! When I read some of the nastiness people write, I think Oh god No. Anyone who has studied anything about cults knows, that is the biggest mistake. Condescension and dismissal is not the way to help people.

    Thank you for pointing this out JD. If anyone wants to help women in this group, the first step is to understand they do NOT know what is happening to them. NXIVM uses some very, very sophisticated hypnosis processes and false memory insertions, among other high level psychological manipulations. They are lethal, dangerous, and effective. Anyone who is working with Keith Raniere directly on a daily or weekly basis is toast. He is a genius, and all his intellectual prowess has gone into hypnosis and psychological manipulation and degradation of women. He doesn’t care about money, Talking about it like it’s all a big joke is not the way to go.

    • To all reading these posts,

      Mr. Parlato is facing criminal prosecution. Maybe he will be convicted, maybe he will not. If he is guilty or innocent, that does not have bearing on whether the testimonials on this website are true or false. Parlato could be guilty. Even if he is proven to be so, a lot of anonymous women are coming forward on this blog with damning truthful information about Keith. Any NXIVM person that has lived in Clifton Park for five years or more will have enough first hand experience with Keith to know, a lot (if not all) of this rings true. Two wrongs don’t make a right. If Mr. Parlato did something wrong, that does not cancel out the wrongs NXIVM is doing, especially to its women. Keith has a policy of recruiting and directly managing or seducing key people in his organization, giving them lots of money without any signed contracts or agreements, and then years later blowing up these relationships and filing lawsuits. What’s up with that? Think about it. If he is such a genius, and such a good executive coach, how does that happen? It happens because he makes it happen.. It is a deliberate strategy.

  • Dear Mr. “Fuck Cults”,

    You shouldn’t mock what is going on with NXIVM. Nasty language and dismissal, pushes these women closer to the cult. It is unnecessary and lacking in compassion and insight in the extreme. When cult members read these type of comments, they use it as a mental justification to dismiss everything surrounding it. In the example of Frank Report, that could mean dismissing this whole website’s content.

    Have compassion. This is a sophisticated indoctrination process administered by an evil genius. You may think it is stupid bullshit, it is not. Obviously you have never been deeply involved in the group. Anyone who has been deeply involved would understand. Keith convinces these women to destroy themselves in the name of virtue and enlightenment. It is a subtle process, implemented over years sometimes decades, and involves high levels of hypnosis, NLP, subliminal suggestion, and advanced therapeutic practices beyond the average person’s comprehension.

  • Mr. Raniere is nothing more than a two-bit conman fraud of epic proportions and a massive bullshitter. He’s about as “spiritual” as a rock. The only thing he cares about is his own ego masturbation, control of people, self-indulgence, and sexual manipulation of women. Everything else that he blathers on about – all the talk about ethics, philosophy, nobility (which is laughable considering who he is), human psychodynamic bullshit, making the world a better place, etc. – in his videos and elsewhere is simply means to an end that serves these purposes, or as he likes to so often say, they are “tools”. Ironically, he considers people tools as well, while the people who follow him and he are tools, except in a different sense. Ironically, he also likes to talk about suppressives and parasites, yet he effectively suppresses other people and has parasitic relationships with them. This DOS crap is more of the same.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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