DOS update: no branding, no blackmail — no boudoir without ‘KR’

Wakaya Island may be where Nancy Salzman wants to go for a permanent vacation.

DOS, the secretive women’s group, whose members are recruited from female students of Executive Success Programs [ESP], is led by Keith Raniere.

He is also known as “Vanguard”.

Mr. Raniere’s teachings are based on “Rational Inquiry.”

He attempted to get a patent in the US and Australia but was denied after both countries ruled there was nothing in the “discovery” of Rational Inquiry that could be patented.

Yet, since members of DOS have taken Rational Inquiry courses, they learned one of the core teachings – which is that Mr. Raniere is “the smartest, most ethical man in the world”.

Nubile women, from around puberty to the age of 40, are taught that, if they are fortunate, they might be mentored one-on-one by Mr. Raniere. Some are invited to join DOS – and asked to provide collateral which can be used to help them keep secret the teachings.

They are branded on their pubic region with a hot iron branding pen with Mr. Raniere’s initials.

But now, it is reported that unless a woman be branded with the initials of Mr. Raniere [K-R] scarred one inch from her vagina, she cannot be mentored by Mr. Raniere.

The acceptance of Mr. Raniere’s initials by a woman on her pubic region means she has accepted a “Vow” of lifelong slavery to Mr. Raniere.

Being a slave requires rigorous training – and because Mr. Raniere mentors many women, he has established a hierarchy where slaves bring in other slaves and act as masters to monitor and train them. Such was the plan until Frank Report broke the news of DOS practices on June 4, 2017.

After news of DOS was revealed, many rank and file students quit ESP.

Defenders of Mr. Raniere, including DOS-branded slave, Lauren Salzman, tried to keep students from leaving by explaining that branding was akin to a harmless sorority practice and collateral would never be used for blackmail.

But the storm that started reportedly led law enforcement to begin to investigate whether criminal offences occurred with collateral [blackmail], and coercive elements of branding [women were held down by force when the hot iron was applied] rise to felonies.

Most of ESP’s Vancouver and Los Angeles membership quit.  San Francisco spluttered to a halt. Only Mexico seemed unaffected.

Mr. Raniere ordered a temporary suspension of branding in the USA and the requirement of collateral – usually naked pictures of women in raunchy poses and confessions to embarrassing or illegal activities – slowed to a near halt.

DOS stands almost fully mutilated.

One main DOS practice, however, remains intact: DOS slaves are still making themselves available to meet Mr. Raniere for private mentoring. These meetings occur at Mr. Raniere’s town house on Hale in Knox Woods.

His town home has a piano, books, comfortable furniture including a coach, an over-sized hot tub, mirrors and, in the boudoir, a place to recline with pillows, sheets and blankets. Mr. Raniere has video equipment and women are recorded during teaching sessions.

Mr. Raniere teaches that, if a slave receives his sperm on her face, body, or inside one of several orifices of her body  – he has chosen her and she has accepted him as the only man she may be with forever.

Recently women who used to be called to Hale to receive his sperm, have learned their failure to be branded has discouraged Mr. Raniere and that he will not invite them again until they are branded with his initials.

This led to the coning of a quaint expression: No boudoir without “K-R”.

Whether Mr. Raniere will insist on all women wear his initials scarred on their pubic region to enjoy his sperm remains to be seen. It is said women may soon be able to travel to Fiji to enroll in DOS and be branded and enjoy the privilege of Mr. Raniere’s mentoring there.


Wakaya Island may be the new locale for DOS slaves.
Keith Raniere teaches that the offering of his sperm on a woman makes her his slave.
Women are taught obedience and part of the training is that the female orgasm is unimportant.
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He is the Vanguard.
DOS stands for Dominant Over Submissive. It is also spelled Dos, for Dominus servus


Branding at the public region of K-R shows who owns the woman.
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Dr. Danielle Roberts D.O. is not only a DOS slave but, as a medical professional, she performed the hot-iron branding.
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Branded slave Lauren Salzman has explained that branding is a harmless fun exercise not dissimilar to a sorority requirement.
Wakaya Club and Spa may house Keith Raniere and his slaves soon. Most of Wakaya Island in Fiji was recently purchased by Clare Bronfman. The luxurious accommodations there will make leaving Clifton Park less heart-wrenching.

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6 years ago

Yeah, that’ll teach those DOS girls about the difference between need and desire. They don’t need soda, but they need a tropical island bought with billionaire money.

6 years ago

Leaving for a tropical region? How “Jones Town” of them.

Monte Blu
Monte Blu
6 years ago
Reply to  THAT Bob

The quick and the dead is that right ? Where is your compassion ?

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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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