What was the true purpose of Allison Mack’s The Source acting school?
One of the many mysteries of NXIVM is the true purpose (beyond raising money) of The Source, a life improvement program for actors, artists, and writers, run by Allison Mack and conceived by Keith Raniere.
For a cool $10,000, Ms. Mack would teach the artsy set about authenticity and creativity.
Hint: robots are not authentic or creative.
As late as March 2018, prospective students were being pitched at wine and cheese parties that The Source was an aid to artistic creativity.
Prospects were shown an hour and a half video of Keith Raniere tossing word salad at a fawning Allison Mack.
(Mack always enjoyed tossing the Vanguard’s salad.)
These pitches occurred as Raniere was hiding out in Mexico and Mack was chasing Mexican police cars.
The main purpose of The Source was to raise money from gullible and desperate actors and artists.
However, The Source had been around for a number of years and appears not to have been a functioning acting school in the conventional sense.
For example, The Source’s website listed several faculty members who were no longer with the program.
Moreover, The Source had a high percentage of faculty from Mexico and presumably was initially targeted to actors and artists from Mexico and Latin America.
List of The Source staff.
Keith Raniere – Conceptual Founder
Allison Mack – President
Marcelo Ortiz – Educational Board Leader/Leader of Head Trainer in Training Program
Carmen Garza – Educational Board Leader/Leader of Head Trainer in Training Program
Eduardo Asunsolo – Leader of Ongoing Workout Program/Leader of Certified Mentors
Mark Hildreth – Leader of 12 Week Program
Mark Hildreth is gone. He left at some point after he found out that Keith Raniere was branding women.
FOUNDING DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Seth SharpRebecca Davis
Maja Milkovitch, Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, and Rebecca Davis were out for some time, while The Source continued to advertise their names.
There was also the bizarre incident where Dr. Brandon Porter and Allison Mack tag teamed the mother of a teenage girl trying to get her to enroll in The Source to be recruited and groomed for purposes other than acting.
So what was the real purpose of The Source?
Was The Source a convenient vehicle for wealthy Latin Americans to launder money into the United States by paying exorbitant tuition for non-existent acting classes?
Money that was later partly kicked back?
Anytime a person pays an outrageously high price for a product or service one starts to wonder about money laundering. Was The Source a means of justifying the issuance of fraudulent visas to wealthy foreigners? Was The Source a means of recruiting young good looking actresses into the NXIVM DOS sex cult?
Or was The Source All of the Above?
A full FBI investigation of NXIVM requires an investigation of NXIVM’s acting school front The Source.