Reader: Is the ‘Shifter’, Raniere, blowing up DOS on purpose?

From Blast from the Past – The Shifter Module Re-examined:

I think Keith Raniere is creating this whole thing as one, big, giant excuse to move to Fiji.

Check out Allison Mack’s twitter feed. Her latest posts are about failure, leaning into pain, and letting go of things in your life. Sounds like a giant set up for “Let go of your career” too.


Keith will convince these women it’s all their fault and then get to his goal, whatever it is, as planned all along.

Does anyone remember the “Shifter” class?

You can check it out here online, if you no longer have your class notes: Rational-inquiry-1  [The whole NXIVM patent for its classes].  Shifter is at page 184.

Especially check out “9 Shifter Strategies” on page 187.

Anyone who reads this now and has woken up can re-read it and recall many, many examples of Keith using Shifter strategies all along.


#3 “In the Name of Another”. Definition – Doing something that is actually self-serving while making it appear you are sacrificing in the name of anther.


#5 “Creating a Problem Where None Exists”.


#7 “Voluntary Compliance” – “Make sure it’s really voluntary.”


#8 “Focus on Effects not Causes”.


#9 “Using Authority with a Counter Agenda” – When a professional creates a problem where there is none to make himself more valuable.


All Classic Raniere.

The bottom line? Keith always taught when Shifters are losing, they are WINNING. How is Keith winning through all this? It may look like he is losing with all this coming out, but he is not. He is winning.

What is he winning?

Clare Bronfman? Allison Mack? India Oxenberg?

Ask yourselves, how is Keith winning and getting what he wants by blowing up your lives?





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  • Sources have said that collateral does not always take the form of nude photos and recordings and that since a DOS member is regularly giving collateral, a lot of things are being pledged: including bank accounts, real estate, and inheritance rights. If someone was conspiring to get DOS to implode, forcing certain women to admit their roles, and forfeit their their collateral there will be a lot more than mere embarrassing photos coming into someone’s hands.

  • The part that I’ve always been confused about is how he seems to purposely do things to make his organization fail. This post makes a ton of sense. He’s probably sitting back laughing at how stupid everyone is because he is doing to them EXACTLY what he taught his students to watch out for in his modules. The shifter module is one of the core teachings. The past posts about the ghouls and sociopaths taking over the world etc. is another example of him doing what he warned us about.

    Come on Nancy, recognize the pattern and help end this dangerous game he’s playing with everyone. My bet is if you went module by module, and looked at it from the angle of Keith leaving clues for what HE HIMSELF is doing to everyone, real integration and understanding will occur. He’s been laughing hysterically since the weekend he hypnotised Nancy and got her to help him do this. He’s doing exactly what he teaches is bad, and is wildly entertained that nobody has figured it out.

  • If it’s really true that DOS members “collateral” isn’t limited to embarrassing confessions, photos, and videos, but can also include signing over actual assets like mortgages or financial accounts, then it really may be true that Raniere purposefulky engineered the DOS scheme to explode.

    Does Raniere have a signed document from Clare Bronfman giving him all of her assets, unconditionally? Remember that she would have been assured, by the most ethical man the world has ever known, that the document would never be used unless she violated the conditions of her slavery to him (and Allison Mack presumably).

    If he has that, and similar documents from other wealthy DOS members, then having the whole thing blow up would in fact be Raniere “winning.”

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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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