From Adolf Hitler to Herman Goering, NXIVM sex-cult leader Raniere told followers they were ‘Reincarnated Nazis’!

NXIVM sex-slaver Keith Raniere, who was arrested last month and charged with forced labor and sex trafficking, reportedly told many of his followers they were reincarnations of Nazi officials, including Adolf Hitler.

Raniere told followers he knew about their present life, all their past lives and all future lives.

Hitler Reincarnated?  Prefect” Nancy Salzman was Adolf Hitler in a past life?

Adolph Hitler, former Chancellor of Germany. According to Raniere, Hitler was reincarnated as Nancy Salzman.


Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman in the audience when the Dalai Lama appeared in Albany.
“Prefect,” Nancy Salzman (r) with Keith ‘Vanguard’ Raniere (l). Raniere told followers Salzman is the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler

Raniere told his second-in-command, Nancy “Prefect” Salzman, she was Adolph Hitler in a past life.

Salzman is co-founder of NXIVM, along with Raniere. She is a registered nurse, hypnotist, and neuro-linguistics programming expert. She was instrumental in the development of the cult’s proprietary “programming.”

On the heels of Raniere’s arrest last month, Salzman’s house was raided by the FBI and is likely a target of an ongoing investigation into sex trafficking and financial and tax crimes carried out by the Bronfman-Raniere Crime Syndicate.

Salzman is Jewish. Raniere told Salzman she must atone for her crimes when she was Hitler by doing whatever he told her. He alone could help her overcome the assault on Jews she committed in her past life.

“The law of Karma weighs heavy on you,” Raniere reportedly told her. Salzman, teary-eyed, thanked him for saving her and removing her karma and vowed to obey him for life.

Now, Raniere faces life in prison. Salzman may also be facing a long prison term.

Herman Goering? Ex-girlfriend, Victim, and heroine, Toni Natalie


High-ranking Nazi Officer, Herman Göering. Was he reborn as Toni Natalie? Keith Raniere said so.


Toni Natalie (l) with “Vanguard” Keith Raniere in the ’90s.








After she broke free from Raniere in 1999,  Toni Natalie became one of the first to speak out against him. She endured nearly 20 years of lawsuits, criminal complaints and terrorism initiated by Raniere and funded by the notorious Clare Bronfman.

When they were together as boyfriend and girlfriend – before he started his sinister cult –  Raniere told Natalie that in her past life she was high-ranking Nazi official, Herman Göering.  According to a 2006 report in Metroland, as a result of therapy sessions with Raniere, Natalie said she became convinced she had been responsible for the Nazi Holocaust.

One time, Natalie claims, a group of Raniere’s followers cornered her in her office.  A man in the group told her, “Close your eyes. Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” She did as she was told and held out her hands, in which he placed a knife.

Natalie said, “What’s this?” The man replied: “ ‘You should know, because that’s the knife you killed me with.’”

Natalie refused to accept Raniere’s pronouncement that she was Herman Göering. and shortly after, she left him.

Natalie never had a child with Raniere.


Reinhard Heydrich? Ex-Girlfriend, Whistle blower and Heroine, Barbara Bouchey

Was Barbara Bouchey formerly Reinhard Heydrich? Keith Raniere told her it was so. 


Nazi Reinhard Heydrich. Raniere informed Bouchey she was Heydrich in a past life.














Barbara Bouchey, another former girlfriend, was identified by Raniere as Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi officer. Bouchey, who owned a successful business, before Raniere inducted her into NXIVM, became enamored of Raniere at first.

Raniere considered this “knowledge” of her past ‘Naxi” life to be part of her training.  She was given the German nickname “Ya.” Raniere told Bouchey that she would bear Raniere’s avatar child, a child that would help create a more noble civilization.

Bouchey left the cult and became a whistleblower. Raniere hounded her through some 13 lawsuits and leveling false charges had her indicted. Clare Bronfman committed perjury and the case was thrown out.

Bouchey never had a child.


Joseph Goebbels? Longtime sex cult slave, Ivy Navares was his assistant?

Nazi, Joseph Goebbels. Raniere claimed Ivy Navares was an assistant to Goebbels in her past life.

Ivy Nevares,  a longtime cult member was promised she would bear Raniere’s avatar child. She never had a child.

Ivy Nevares

Sources say Ivy Nevares was identified by Raniere as a lower-level, unnamed Nazi who was working under Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda. Nevares has been the victim of years of Raniere’s systematic abuse.

One insider cult source told :

“One example of Keith’s malevolent, merciless nature is harem member Ivy Nevares. In recent years I took a training with Ivy Nevares. She had let her hair grow so long it was below her feet. It was very nutty. She told me that she couldn’t cut her hair until Keith determined that she had healed her ethical breach and gave her permission to cut her hair. She said that she had to demonstrate to Keith that “she really cared’”

The ethical breach referred to may be Ivy’s gaining weight. The FBI alleges in its complaint against Raniere that he prefers his women to be exceptionally thin.

The source further provided:

“Apparently they [cult members] led Ivy to believe that she would someday marry Keith and have his first born child once she “healed her ethical breach”. Yet all of Keith’s women knew this was a complete and total fallacy. My friend said Ivy was despised by Keith’s harem as she had been his #1 wife in the mid- 2000’s and hated the idea of the harem and they were all insanely jealous of her. They were happy to participate or perhaps better put, rationalize, Ivy being iced out. Yet these women all knowingly participated in defrauding Ivy and using mal-intended unlicensed weekly therapy sessions to convince her that her fantasy was real when they all knew it was all a lie.”

Benito Mussolini. Raniere claimed Alex Betancourt was the reincarnation of Il Duce.
Alejandro Betancourt








Alejandro Betancourt was identified not as a Nazi, but a Fascist. Raniere told Alex Betancourt that he was Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, in his past life.

Betancourt is the son of a successful accountant that worked for Manuel Espinosa Iglesias. He is gay and has had a long standing affair with Emiliano Salinas – another cult member – who is the son of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas.

Sources say Betancourt’s father became successful from one transaction: “adjusting” a transaction concerning Bancomer, the largest financial institution in Mexico. Alex’s father set up his son on an allowance so he need never work.

Alex, with plenty of time on his hands, decided to invest his energies into NXIVM, developing his own motto, “I don’t have any sexual boundaries.”

Raniere reportedly told Betancourt that he had a lot to make up for having killed so many people during World War 2.

Raniere reportedly said that his being Mussolini showed Betancourt that he had the ability to rule an empire. It was also a warning because Betancourt could wind up on the wrong side of a war and be toppled and executed brutally as he was when he was Mussolin.

Raniere warned, it could happen again if Betancourt  did not follow Raniere’s instructions.

Betancourt remained a loyal and devoted follower until shortly after Raniere’s arrest last month in Mexico. Then Betancourt and  lover, Emiliano Salinas publicly distanced themselves from Raniere.

Salinas has been rumored to have been Mussolini’s gal friend Claretta Petacci in his past life.

Keith Raniere with the late Pam Cafritz. He told her she was a low level Nazi in her past life. Cafritz was the daughter of DC socialites Bill and Buffy Cafritz.

The late Pamela Cafritz was identified as an obscure and low-level Nazi whose name remains unknown. While Raniere taught that her low status did not exculpate her from her Nazi treachery, it was clear that she was a lower-level figure and in order for her atone her crimes she needed to be very subservient to other higher-ranking former Nazis.

The FBI alleged in its letter to Federal Judge Steven M. Gold that Raniere and the mother of his child Mariana Fernandez have accessed hundreds of thousands of dollars from the late Cafritz’s bank account, which contains over $8 million dollars.

It is not known if the money was Cafritz’s or was money obtained elsewhere and parked in the dead woman’s account by Raniere and Bronfman.

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5 years ago

I think Charles Manson must be Raniere’s idol. His followers will come crawling into the court room next.

Reading this will blow your mind!
Reading this will blow your mind!
5 years ago

Reading this will blow your mind. 110% Raniere, to a T.

5 years ago

While reincarnation may be real, there is no way Keith could ever know that these people were actually reincarnated as NXIVM members.
It sounds like another type of “collateral” – to induce guilt in someone in an attempt to force them to comply with your demands. Common narcissistic abuse tactic.
I don’t that Keith is insane. I think he’s just very manipulative and this was another way to manipulate people who trusted him.

5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Absolutely ! I heard this Nazi story from another Proctor from the early days…around 2000. They used the knife story again with 2 other what an elaborate mind fuck scheme.Yes, Kieth and his ‘girl gang have been in action for a loooooong time
They just got bigger/richer/more maniacle.

5 years ago

Ah a ‘Tulku’ I’m obviously asking the wrong questions!

27 Mar
Replying to @sarabronfman and @brainpickings

You do realize all this education stuff is real, yes? Not Raniere/NXIVM/RainbowCulturalGarden real, but really real!! As in real people working really hard to train and qualify to do a real job – teaching, in the real world

27 Mar
Replying to @sarabronfman and @brainpickings

Do you hold any recognizable teaching qualifications? Any?
NVQ Level 4? BA childhood studies? Dip. In ECS? HND in ECS? a Foundation degree in ECS? A CACHE qual? At any level?

5 years ago
Reply to  Onewomanarmy

Laura this was a reply to you! don’t know what happened
and Thank you for all your great reporting.

5 years ago

How could anyone believe this if they were in the cult? I understand perhaps believing Keith is a genius (although a lot pointed to the fact he wasn’t). Or that the courses were good, I could see believing that. But how could anyone believe that Keith was able to look into your past lives? At that point, you are getting into metaphysical and the spiritual. Surely, some of these people must have been atheists or Catholic, or Christian, or believed in Judaism. At the point he starts talking about knowing about people’s past lives, that’s a good sign the guy is insane. Anyone who believed, can you help answer this for me? I want to understand. I’m not judging you. Just trying to understand.

5 years ago
Reply to  Question

This was early on “hookie pookie ” he pulled with his inner circle and a few others they wanted to prey on. I believe they stopped all that because they wanted to be taken more seriously and knew that wouldn’t fly- yrs.before the Bronfmans came.

5 years ago

Keith Raniere is living proof that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing in the hands of an idiot.

Since Raniere’s patrons are the Bronfman heiresses who are part Jewish, saying that the NXIVM elite are reincarnated Nazis sounds bizarre.

Pam Cafritz, Raniere’s late lover, also has a Jewish last name.

Laura Darby - Clifton Park Correspondent.
Laura Darby - Clifton Park Correspondent.
5 years ago

Not everyone was a Nazi in a past life. Per the 7/25/2011 Saratoga In Decline blog regarding Sara Bronfman: “Sara Bronfman has a history of befriending various Lamas. Insiders tell me this is done at the urging of her master Keith Raniere who is said to have convinced her that she is she is descended from the Mindrolling lineage, known for its great female masters, and is a Tulku, a reincarnated teacher. Sara, desperate to find any meaning in her life and in an attempt to justify her unearned billion dollar inheritance, laps it up like a little dumb puppy.”

Keith Raniere is Hitler reincarnated
Keith Raniere is Hitler reincarnated
5 years ago

During a middle of the night volleyball session with a journalist:

“His [Raniere] joke went that a group of people needed a leader, so they reanimated Hitler. They asked Hitler to lead them. His reply: “Yes, but on one condition: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy.’”

Raniere is that Hitler, the “No more Mr. Nice Guy Hitler.”

While reincarnation is not real, regarding Keith Raniere, I can almost believe it. What a vicious, cruel, and ugly man he is.

Crazy Talk
5 years ago

Comparing Keith to Hitler is quite absurd.

Hitler was behind the holocaust.

Keith fucked a lot of brainwashed women. Had them branded. And conned a lot of people out of money with his pseudo-intellectual word salad. And some other very bad things.

Not quite in the same league. Keith is still a douchebag sociopath who should spend his life behind bars. But he’s no Hitler. He’s not even a Kim Jong Un.

Cult life is the only thing Sara can teach
Cult life is the only thing Sara can teach
5 years ago

And Sara Bronfman promotes herself as an educator. Oof, as she would say.

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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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