Part 3: Photos of entertainers at Vanguard Week – 2015 & 2016

They dance.

6One of the hallmarks of Vanguard Week is that the followers of the Vanguard show off their talents.

Many of them have been deluded by Vanguard into believing that they have world-class talent and they quit their day jobs to follow the Vanguard so he can teach them to develop their talent.

All during the year, they take courses and try to sign-up their friends and family members to take courses.

And once a year, they have a chance to show off their talents. They show it to the followers of the Vanguard. And if he is not occupied with privately mentoring a slender young women in his cabin, to Vanguard himself.

Below are pictures from V-Week 2015 & 2016.

We have presented with them a poem to Vanguard.

Come hither all ye people
Read and then praise
singing to vanguard
Sing for the Vanguard.
With great joy and passion.
Sing as if only He could hear your song.
Each hosanna
As the aging ballerina grows young before him
Recite his wisdom to all
Leap at his command “Jump”
They don’t need to eat.
They are fed by his mercy
They contort
They bow
Amid mountains and lakes, they are captivated by one sight only: Vanguard.
She will kiss the ground where he walks,
She will rise on his command
No one knows in this sleepy hideaway
Such great mercy is accorded for those who come and can pay.
Homage to their leader.
From primitive man.
to  modern woman
Tell the multitudes about him
All songs are played for him
Every smile is for him
Each hosanna
They will fight [cheat, lie] for him
And in reverential worship, they will wait
Spontaneous is their enthusiasm, Focused, never ending

Absorbed in his greatness

Spread out and hail Vanguard
Congregate before him
Applaud him as the second coming
For when two or three hundred with their checkbooks are gathered together in his name, there He is in the midst of them.
For he is not quite the doofus he appears to be.


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  • To VWeek: I can certainly understand why you’d like to just forget about this particular chapter of your life and move on but, unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. While you were a part of NXIVM/ESP, you did things, either directly or indirectly, that harmed people. So, you don’t just get to slink off into anonymity and pretend that your NXIVM/ESP years never happened. Instead, you now have to do whatever you can to help tear this immoral organization to the ground so that no one else will ever get harmed by Raniere and his followers. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, get off the sidelines and back into the game, and kick some ass.

  • I mean no disrespect but Keith Raniere has had bad press for years and you took the risk of associating yourself with him in spite of the evidence. It is the fact that people were willing to pay money and endorse his organizations that facilitated his cult like, extremely damaging and criminal activities.

    Don’t hide
    Speak up
    Tell your stories
    Be bold
    Take these organizations down

    Keith is hurting people, not helping humanity.

  • I kindly request that any group photos posted be taken down. There are people in these photos that have left the company as soon as the recent discoveries were made and want to have nothing to do with the companies. Please let us move on less painfully. Ps these were performances of mainstream pop songs. Not worship to the “dear” vanguard.

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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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