part 12: Branded Slaves and Master Raniere: DOS and other Raniere groups facing critical shortage of new recruits

India Oxenberg has put aside her modeling and acting career to become a DOS slave. She has failed to recruit the requisite number of slaves and may face punishment.

[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.]

DOS [Dominant Over Submissive] is a women’s group based on the conceptual teachings of Keith Raniere and operated by former television actress Allison Mack.

Some say that, after Pamela Cafritz died last year, Mr. Raniere needed to tighten his hold on women who might consider leaving now that the unifying energy of Miss Cafritz was no more.

He promoted Miss Mack to top harem status.   DOS was created. It was meant to remain secret.

People are failing to grasp the dynamic Mr. Raniere intended and cannot see past the exotic aspect of human branding of women as slaves, and the requirement that women give ‘collateral”.  The reaction to DOS practices has been mainly negative.

Mr. Raniere explains collateral is not something designed to use as blackmail. Collateral is meant to entice women to be intrigued by an incredible opportunity to join an all female program to build honor and character.

Collateral shows a woman is serious. Graphic nude pictures and recorded confessions of crimes or embarrassing, relationship-destroying confessions are all that is needed to get started to learn more about DOS.  Collateral is meant to protect women by preventing them from exposing the secrets of DOS.

The exposure of DOS secrets have caused defections which are hurting the overall Raniere-organization. More than 60 people have de-enrolled from Executive Success Programs in Vancouver. The center is now closed.

Los Angeles ESP is closed. San Francisco – the new ESP center – founded by Lauren Salzman – is seeing its coaches defecting. Its future remains in doubt.

In Mexico, ESP people are asking questions about whether DOS and the human branding of women is true. Mr. Raniere’s supporters are denying it and telling women who are branded to deny it for now.

In Albany, it has become impossible to get new recruits for ESP.

Everyone in Albany has heard of Mr. Raniere prior to DOS and many conclude he heads a cult thanks in part to a series of stories published in the Albany Times Union.

The series revealed many of Mr. Raniere’s relationships with women and how they ended unhappily for women.  Mr. Raniere said the stories were slanted and untrue and he instructed followers not to read the stories.

Mr. Raniere’s new companies – such as the Source, and the Knife or Aristotle – have been exposed as being connected to him and people are refusing to join.

The Society of Protectors, the men’s group, has lost its top leaders.

In the past, Miss Mack could be counted on to recruit at least one young actress from each training session of the Source into DOS. Now the Source cannot get enough people to even form a class.

Things have reached an extreme in almost every area.

The normally careful vetting process at Jness, the women’s group based on the teachings of Mr. Raniere, used to slowly indoctrinate new women into the concept of slavery  in DOS. Now the process has been expedited to a point that some call reckless. Women are being pitched to become slaves after just a few days at Jness.

Even the secretive DOS group is stymied among women who have already given collateral. DOS is subdivided into groups under the direction of a female slave who acts as sub master to a pod of six female slaves.

For instance, Lauren Salzman is a branded slave of Miss Mack. In turn Miss Salzman is master to a group of slaves who answer to her and refer to her as master. Each of her slaves are expected to get six slaves and brand them.

Now slaves are reporting they are having difficulty recruiting new slaves. Since the exposure of DOS, a number of women scheduled to be branded canceled their appointments with Dr. Danielle Roberts D.O. to go under her midnight torch.

India Oxenberg lined up several young women for branding to complete her six slave requirement. The women gave collateral but canceled at the last minute after the branding concept was exposed in a hostile light.

This was unfortunate for Miss Oxenberg; her failure comes with the punishment of a brisk and painful bare buttocks paddling. But things are so tortured at headquarters in Albany, there is talk now that Miss Oxenberg might be spared the paddling, despite the rule requiring it, out of fear that she might leave DOS if the paddling is too brisk.

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Dr. Danielle Roberts did her best to obey her master Keith Raniere and at the same time brand the women in the most professional manner possible. She may face criminal charges since she branded women forcibly held down and who asked her to stop the branding procedure. Now some doctors are saying that the branding she did may cause ovarian cancer and other serious side effects.
This artist conception of Dr. Danielle Roberts as the deranged ‘mad doctor’ may be unfair. She is a physician who put women in danger, it is true, but first and foremost she is a slave to Master Raniere. She took a lifetime vow of obedience.
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While the models featured in this cartoon are not accurately depicted, this artist conception does authentically show the bare bottom paddling that is administered to disobedient DOS slaves.
Lauren Salzman during happier days when it seemed that Mr. Raniere’s teachings would spread all over the world and she would be his queen. She was cast aside as his leading lady yet she got branded in his name. Her world is unraveling as she finds it difficult to find new slaves for her beloved master and the branding scars may be creating some health difficulties for the woman, now past 40, who had hoped to bear the golden child of Master Raniere. What inscrutable lesson did Master Raniere plan for her to learn from this?
Master Raniere with his Prefect, Nancy Salzman.
Two spiritual masters: The Dalai Lama and Master Raniere. Although they teach different philosophies, Master Raniere’s slaves say that his teachings are as high or higher than the Dalai Lama’s.

This kind of chaos is unsettling to many who know discipline is needed to restore stability.

Still it is not entirely Miss Oxenberg’s fault. If only the secrets of DOS had been kept hidden, Miss Oxenberg would be happily training her slaves, supporters say, as she continues her training as a slave.

The rules of DOS are, once a woman appears at the branding ceremony, she is physically restrained from leaving and held down and forcibly branded. Miss Oxenberg had women set to attend the ceremony when secret practices of DOS leaked out and her intended slaves canceled.

Reports are coming in that every slave is having difficulty finding recruits.

Things are so desperate that slaves are required to check in daily to let their masters know what efforts they are making to try to recruit slaves. And none of the news is  good.

DOS slaves keep two phones – one for normal daily duties and one for secret DOS phone calls. The DOS phone is utilized to for contact between master and slaves. One can easily tell which is which, for the DOS phone is filled with texts that begin with the word “master.”

Pity poor Dr. Danielle Roberts D.O. Not only does she have to remain on call with one phone as a doctor who might be needed for a patient. And, as a DOS slave, she has to keep her DOS phone by her at all times for readiness drills and commands from her master.

Women who know Dr. Roberts could not at first understand why she had such a loud text alert for one of her phone. Little did they know that the DOS phone alert must be able to wake her up at night from sound sleep for readiness drills. She like the other DOS slaves have to respond to her master within 60 seconds or someone is going to get a severe bare buttocks paddling.

Those who have had conversations on their DOS phone know that these are not happy conversations of late. Even the Mexican women who are hard pressed to explain why they suddenly carry around two phones are experiencing difficulty in recruiting Mexican slaves.

Back in the states the story is the same.

[Name redacted] is trying desperately to find recruits but has been stymied at every turn.

Michele Hatchette has failed to get her quota of slaves and faces bare bottom paddling.

Alicia Novak is out looking for slaves and is headed for a bare naked paddling.

Diane Goodman moved to Albany from Vancouver just to assist in recruitment efforts of DOS, She is experiencing significant pushback everywhere.

This is not a good time for the women slaves of DOS.

If it were not for Clare Bronfman, a slave of Master Raniere, the massive financial losses the Raniere organization is now experiencing would cause it to collapse.

Miss Bronfman alone is financially supporting the entire organization and keeping it afloat so that the slaves of Mr. Raniere are not forced to scatter, Once the publicity dies down it may be possible to resume branding women.

Meantime, women who have already been branded are complaining they are experiencing side effects. The cauterizing iron is made of metal, heated to a dull red glow and applied to the pubic area of the DOS woman being initiated. The initials of Keith Raniere are applied.

However, scarring takes a long time to heal and women are reporting that branding hurts more than they were told, and continues to hurt after months.


skinny bronfman
Behind every great man is a great woman and every success Keith Raniere has had is because of one woman –  Clare Bronfman, his true spiritual wife. Without her money, Mr. Raniere’s efforts might be all in vain.
The hot iron burns initials and leaves a lasting scar.


Some of the scars are taking a long time to heal.

Some doctors are telling women that their pubic branding may effect their ovaries and inhibit their ability to have children. Dr. Roberts D.O. who performed the branding never told the women that this might happen.

She did however provide women with clear gauze, Neosporin and other antiseptic materials needed to prevent infection – but the pain and the itching is intense.

The public exposure of DOS is causing humiliation, added to physical pain.

Some say this website is slowing down the healing process of the branded women by exposing DOS in an unflattering light.

alicia novak
Alicia Novak has found out that public exposure of DOS slavery makes it harder to be a slave.
diane goodman
Diane Goodman thought her skills were about to bring her great prosperity in Albany as she worked to recruit women into the slavery of Kieth Raniere. Little did she know that as people learn about the branding and blackmail methods of Mr. Raniere, it is harder to find slaves than originally thought. Fortunately Clare Bronfman has enough money to continue the salaries for now, but the future looks grim.

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Supporters of Mr. Raniere are also free to call to discuss and dispute any of the findings in any of the reports. They will be treated with respect and courtesy.

Attorneys or process servers who wish to serve this author on behalf of Mr. Raniere are invited to contact him to arrange for quick and efficient service.

Frank Parlato – phone: 716-990-5740. Email:

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Hoping it all ends soon
Hoping it all ends soon
6 years ago

Raniere used to play the long con, and play it well. After being burned in the Consumer Buy-Line pyramid scheme, where the ask was only a few hundred dollars a year, and he was supposed to deliver actual discount buying opportunities (to be provided by another business, which couldn’t keep up with his pyramid growth), he concocted Executive Success Program,.

ESP didn’t have to deliver anything material, just training. The ask was many thousand dollars, which was brilliant. If you get $100 from a mark and don’t deliver the goods, the mark feels ripped off. If you get $5000 from a mark for “training”, the mark will be too embarrassed to admit he was conned. Add the standard “blame the students for not properly following the training if they don’t make progress” and no one will complain. Make them sign a non-disclosure agreement. And the “training” is mostly about how to recruit more students, which you are obliged to do because you promise at each training session to keep your word to save the world by enrolling more students.

The fact that ESP delivered to Raniere naive young women who had been indoctrinated to view him as the genius demigod who is humanity’s only hope was almost certainly also part of the plan.

The original 21 day Intensive was pretty clearly designed so marks who completed it were fully trained as assistant trainers. And marks were expected to recruit at least 3 more marks for the next intensive. The growth rate possibilities were exponential.

The problem with such high exponential growth rates is that you rapidly saturate the ecosystem. Consumer Buy-Line over-grew what it could deliver. So marks complained to consumer protection groups and government, and CBL Inc got shut down.

I think what saved ESP from going the same path was the serendipity of recruiting the Bronfman girl heirs. That brought in so much money that exponential growth was irrelevant. They could lower the recruitment pressure on new marks, and tell them to be selective. Only recruit people who would be receptive: young, naive, at a psychological low point. The training was reduced to 16 days, then 5 day blocks, then once a week for a year (although it was always OK to repeat classes, for years, as long as you paid…)

Raniere could never resist inventing feeder-streams into his universe. Followers of the history will remember A Cappella Innovations, which was intended to turn college a capella singing groups into recruiting tools. (There is an amazing blog thread about this that’s not hard to find. Raniere himself was posting!). More recently, there is Exo/Eso the fitness-based cult reminescent of Falung Gong and run by our Dr. Roberts. Also The Source acting school run by Allison Mack and/or Mark Vicente (although he may have had an epiphany and exited the Raniere universe). Also The Knife of Aristotle, the entry into journalism/criticism. And the men’s group Society of Protectors, which claims to be a fraternal society somewhere between the Freemasons and college fraternities.

Then there is the women’s equivalent of JNESS. It sells itself as a sorority-like organization for women of all ages. You pay to go to a 3-day weekend of sisterhood and social pressure, then for a yearly membership of sisterhood and social pressure to recruit for JNE$$, and also take the next step of $igning up for E$P.

But since Allison Mack has taken over after Pam Caftriz’s death, the Dominus-Servus “higher teachings” of JNE$$ seem to have taken over.

If it’s really true that each DS inducta (from lower-level JNE$$) is expected to recruit 6 more DS inductae (as her slaves) and quickly (or she will be punished), the results are predictable. The first DS inducta will recruit 6 “friends” from the JNE$$ chapter as her slaves. If there are 1+6+36 members, those 6 will recruit the rest (or be punished).

Now the JNE$$ chapter has been totally taken over by DS. They all have to recruit new members to JNE$$ and then quickly recruit those into DS.

Under that much recruitment pressure, they can’t be selective any more. Some of the recruitments will fail. The failed recruitments will talk.

And I think we are seeing the results of that on Frank Report.

Raniere is smart. And he learned from his first burning with Consumer Buy-Line. And he lucked into the Bronfman money. So he kept ESP below the radar, and satisfied his sociopathy and libido for nearly 20 years.

Allison Mack does not seem to be as smart.

I would have expected Raniere to have explained to her that a 6 to 1 pyramid with rapid growth or corporal punishment would explode.

Maybe he is just too disconnected from the world at this point to care.

Reality Sucks
Reality Sucks
6 years ago

Despite all the incredible reporting that’s going on here, the unfortunate reality is that Clare Bronfman’s money has allowed Raniere to make himself pretty much immune from prosecution for anything – even branding women! So don’t expect any help from the office of Albany County D.A. David Soares, NYS Police Investigator Rodger Kirsopp, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, local FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney or local U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian because they’ve all been compromised and/or intimidated one way or another. And don’t expect any exposes by the local newspapers because the last time a reporter had the balls to take on Raniere, that reporter was driven into early retirement. Maybe other readers of this blog came come up with some alternative ideas for putting an end to this travesty and the Frank Report will share those thoughts.

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.” Parlato was also 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 premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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