On October 17, 2017, The New York Times broke a story, “Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded”, by Barry Meier. A “secret sisterhood” had been “created to empower women.” 
The “master” ordered the women to surrender nude photos or other confidential information. If they betrayed the sisterhood, this information might be made public. 
As part of the initiation into the secret society, each woman was to be given a special tattoo. Restrained on a table, they were ordered to say, “Master, please brand me, it would be an honor.” 
Allegedly, the Cult of NXIVM attached brain-wave machines to some of the sisters and monitored their reactions to gruesome, violent videos. 
It was “a bad-ass bitch boot camp,” explained one of the women. 
Connected somehow to this bad-ass bitch boot camp are Sara and Clare Bronfman, members of Nxivm and the daughters of Edgar Bronfman, the deceased chairman of Seagram Company, reported the Times.  The Bronfman name connects also to the Purple Gang in Detroit, with whom the Bronfman family cooperated in shipping booze in from Canada during the Prohibition era. 
On October 19th, Barry Meier provided an update to his New York Times report. Why did New York State authorities turn a blind eye when women involved with the secret sorority complained they had been branded with a cauterizing device or traumatized during an “experiment”? And what does St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, know about NXIVM? 
——- Sources ——-
 “Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded”, by Barry Meier. The New York Times (online), Oct. 17, 2017.
 “The Bronfman Crime Families”, by Allan May. http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/reststory/bronfmanscrime.html
 “Complaints About Branding Inside Secretive Group Are Under Review”, by Barry Meier. The New York Times (online), Oct. 19, 2017.