A Demotion for Master John Douglas

An astonishing alteration to CMA’s website in the past 48 hours or so: the entire MJD section on the About page has been removed.

And added to the top of the page is a new section:

We are anti cult

This “message from the CMA board of directors” seems to me a desperate list of faith-based core beliefs rather than the stern disclaimers they normally use. It also appears on the masterangels.org home page.

These changes are Christopher Hartnett’s and CMA’s latest attempts to rewrite history, to pretend the evidence all over my blog and elsewhere never happened. An unconvincing attempt to dissociate from MJD. I suspect an effort to limit exposure to liabilty.

Like Hartnett’s Reddit edits and other recent CMA deletions the changes do nothing to alter facts: MJD says he’s a healer and CMA and Hartnett have promoted it for years.

Below is the removed MJD section, once unthinkable it would disappear:

CMA About page (2018)

So many absurd claims, falsehoods and unverifiable biographical details. Not least “John is known throughout the world as a consummate Master Healer …” – the very part I highlighted in my previous post a few days ago as showing up the lies and contradictions in CMA.

I wrote “Even if that highlighted line gets removed from the About page it will not remove the countless other times CMA and MJD have said he can heal. MJD appears to be a kind of Schrödinger’s Healer: a master healer while at same time doing no healing.”

Accurate foresight on my part, which is more than the “gifted clairvoyant” MJD has ever had. Though I never expected the whole MJD section to go.

I also observed “Hartnett curiously doesn’t name him [MJD] in his newest batch of [Reddit] comments“. The absence of explicit mentions of MJD was also a sign CMA were moving MJD into the background.

It’s extraordinary CMA are now trying to wipe away MJD. The two are joined at the hip, as is Global SELF Foundation. Hartnett created CMA solely as a vehicle for MJD, by his own admission:

“Superhero of Love” podcast, Episode 69 (2019)

Hartnett:

“We have some very prominent doctors, literally global doctors, that have joined us and the research was coming back that there was one person that was healing consistently and that was Master John Douglas and so we decided to really focus a lot of our attention on him and so we started a new non-profit foundation and that was the CMA International foundation which also has a subsidiary of the Church of the Master Angels and that’s a non-denominational church.

And this from Jeffrey Wagner, “CEO and global ambassador of CMA”:

Jeffrey Wagner, CMA Teleseminar 21 March 2020

Wagner:

Chris and Linda’s investigative work brought them to Master Healer John Douglas of Australia. John Douglas brought Chris’s medical nightmare to an end. Shortly thereafter Chris and Linda formed CMA International Foundation, a second 501(3)(c) organization which they structured around John’s unparalleled successes and achievements. CMA International Foundation provides a framework through which John Douglas can help the world.

Jeffrey Wagner seen in “Saved from catastrophic heart attack” CMA video (2019)

Sidenote: Wagner and his wife Debra say MJD removed a blood clot in his heart, saving his life. This video has been removed from CMA’s YouTube, notably the only removal in the “Divine Miracle Stories” series.

And as I showed in my previous post, the link between CMA and MJD actually runs much deeper than a “framework” or “a lot of attention”. He controls CMA:

CMA internal conference call, 28 October 2019

Hartnett:

And when you say “I’m gonna go see John” or “I’m gonna go do this or that” you were talking to us. You’re not going anywhere around anybody. Nobody including me has credentials that were gonna supersede the organization that’s here and go directly to John. John is in charge. What he wants is there.

This is all divine, this is all being run by divinity. And you have the ability to scan at any given moment to see the truth of every single word I’m saying. Because this is not coming from us, we’re not making this up.

And we want you all to be there at the finish line. You can feel it, we’re ready to explode.

So it’s unconvincing there’s any actual split taking place between Hartnett/CMA and MJD.

MJD has also been removed from the Elite Invitation page. Another public-facing effort to put distance between MJD and his money-making church CMA. The Elite course has always been MJD’s course, it doesn’t exist without him. The new invitation page still uses his words but is no longer signed by him like before:

Elite Development Course 2020 invitation

Nobody else claims to possess the knowledge to teach the “advanced level processes” and “extensive remodelling of the consciousness for preparation of future stages of Elite Training” advertised for the Elite courses.

At the end of this next audio, MJD forgets he’s supposed to be merely a “frequent speaker and lecturer” for CMA and Global SELF Foundation and speaks as the man in charge he is. “Our organizations“; “all the people who work behind the scenes for me“; “we really are blessed with incredible people“:

MJD, CMA Teleseminar 30 October 2020

MJD:

Yes I did have a saga after coming to the US, very interestingly. A long way around the world I flew and we had our beautiful course on Heavenly Mountain and it was very successful, I very much enjoyed being there. And congratulations to all the new Elite Initiates. I know you’re going through some difficult times … continue to use the secrets given to you …

I flew home, ended up in hotel quarantine and I’m still I think brain damaged from it because I’m walking 10 paces in one direction then turning around and walking back 10 paces the other way and I can’t get anything done. Well I’ll just have to overcome that with Subconscious Repair. But all jokes aside, it was a very interesting time …

… thank you for all the people who made this happen, thank you for all the people who work behind the scenes for me and thank you to the most magnificent being Chris Hartnett and Linda and all the people who are magnificent in our organizations, we really are blessed with incredible people. I can’t say that enough.

However, mentions of MJD do remain elsewhere on the CMA site. Including one in an especially prominent place. Will these go too?

Personally speaking it’s huge the About page has been altered like this. It was the About page that really told me this Church was very bizarre indeed and completely implausible. As for most people stumbling upon the site I guess. It’s the About page where CMA set out their background to the public, where they write what they think are authoritative facts to explain their existence. Seeing the key section removed is something I never imagined back in 2018.

MJD with Christopher and Linda Hartnett and other supporters in happier times (2017)

So what now for MJD’s “unparalleled successes and achievements“? Who will promote and enable him to “help the world” now his ‘framework’ appears to have collapsed? An unceremonious retirement for the “world renowned theologian” to be sure.

Will CMA find another “Master Healer” or guru to replace him? Who would take that job? Will there ever be another seminar or Elite course?

McKayla Maroney’s Secret Master John Douglas Adoration Page

Yesterday saw a large increase in visitors to my blog after being linked on Crazy Days and Nights showbiz gossip blog. I sincerely hope you enjoy the rabbit hole.

In my main McKayla article I included images from a furtive social media account run by McKayla last updated in 2019. Asking for trust, I declined to reveal the details at the time but today is the day, together with more details. Because within approximately the past week the account has been deleted. Doubtless someone within CMA, maybe McKayla herself, read my post and decided it was in their interest to remove the account from twitter. It joins various teleseminars disappearing from the Internet shortly after I wrote about them. But now it’s gone I’ll share a lot more from it.

The account shown above was @WeLuvMasterJohn on twitter and its discovery on 22nd November 2019 is something I will long remember. It was so truly baffling, even disconcerting, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. To discover her secret trove of public MJD love was surreal. Up until that day I had seen little evidence suggesting the extent of her total devotion to MJD.

I can now finally post the full profile picture:

@WeLuvMasterJohn twitter avatar. McKayla Maroney with unknown others (circa summer-late 2018) at a CMA Elite Development Course graduation celebration or similiar event

Although I can’t now link to the twitter profile, the evidence is undeniable for its existence. By way of proof: as of today (2 January 2021) anyone Googling the account’s username can still find and open one cached tweet and two cached photos. I urge you to verify this yourself:

Part of Google’s cached search results for “WeLuvMasterJohn” (2 January 2021)

Google’s incomplete cached page for a “WeLuvMasterJohn” video tweet (see below)

Finding the account was simple. I searched twitter for “Master John Douglas” and scrolled down to find old mentions of him. I soon saw a tweet from this account. Intrigued by the account name I opened the profile and was shocked to see the profile picture included McKayla in a previously unknown photo underneath the words “We love Master John Douglas”. Shocked is an understatement as it dawned the account was run by McKayla herself: I scrolled down the profile and saw more MJD adoration in photos, videos and tweets.

I was seeing a new side of McKayla, outside gymnastics, outside whatever fame she has, beyond anything she has ever posted on her verified social media up to that point. And the level of CMA/MJD devotion expressed was unbelievable.

Only 21 tweets/retweets were on the account, spanning 22 December 2018 to 14 January 2019. Most were made on 2nd January. This was during a time when McKayla’s official twitter was deactivated. I’m only going to discuss notable tweets here.

The reasons for the creation of this account and its disuse I can only speculate. Was it abandoned following the death of McKayla’s father on 13th January 2019? Evidentially it was created to show devotion to MJD without using her verified twitter account with 188K+ followers (total at the time). It’s not a normal account anyone would typically have, let alone a 20+ year-old like McKayla. It reminded me of a juvenile fan page.

McKayla tweets link to CMA’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R0ACbAn_Jk

A crucial observation is the name “McKayla” didn’t appear in any tweets or the account name and bio. I assume deliberate to avoid the account showing in twitter search results for anybody who happened to search her name. McKayla or someone else in CMA had an idea to create this account but was sure to obfuscate who was behind it.

Except there was one buried occurrence of her name on the account. As I wrote before, I suspect it’s no accident it appears only within her MJD testimony tweet image, therefore not searchable or easily noticed. I post it again but now with full context of the complete tweet:

@WeLuvMasterJohn twitter 2 January 2019

McKayla says MJD cured her of a catalog of complaints: fibromyalgia (widespread pain), acne and a leaky gut. She uses the hashtag #ThankyouMasterJohn which is another way the account was potentially discoverable by anyone looking for things CMA-related.

She says in the tweet that the photo was taken in Chicago (a Midwest hotspot for CMA activity) which seems to contradict her verified twitter the summer before, when the Los Angeles-based McKayla posted the same photo with caption “stay n cool in the valley heat”:

Posting again her full testimony image:

It’s an astonishing few paragraphs. Nonetheless it accords with MJD testimonials from numerous other CMA members. This is McKayla in full evangelist mode, promoting MJD’s “miracle healings“, his CDs and products, attributing her very life to him and declaring he’ll do the same for others. Not only has MJD made her think he can “cure the incurable” but also she must “honor him and make him proud“.

I’m surprised she signed it with her full name. Whatever the purpose of this entire account, it did not receive much attention within CMA or outside. Just a handful of likes plus 3 retweets/mentions were received. Was the account abandoned due to lack of interest? Most followers and followings were known CMA people plus @churchofma themselves who retweeted her once:

By late April 2020, @churchofma twitter had unfollowed @WeLuvMasterJohn and every other account they were following.

At no point did @WeLuvMasterJohn and @McKaylaMaroney follow each other as far as I know.

A zealot yet she hides her signed endorsement of this “miracle worker” who “gives and gives so gracefully” on an insignificant twitter page where almost no-one will see it, instead of posting it to her 500K+ followers on her official twitter or 1.3million followers on Instagram. Why this covert behaviour? Could it be CMA and McKayla are afraid of people’s negative reaction upon learning MJD’s preposterous claims about “master angels” or watching the buffoonery he performs at meetings? MJD would justifiably be laughed out of town like a travelling quack of yore. His plastic “harmony devices” and placebo pendants allegedly with powers to dispel negative thoughts and control dogs would be thrown into the trash.

And remember she puts her money where her mouth is, being a graduate of MJD’s Elite Development course for $10,000+ per 4-day weekend.

Dog Tired of Master John

Two videos were tweeted by @WeLuvMasterJohn. Both previously unseen. The first is below.

When I took this screenshot in November 2019 the video had 36 views. An indication how little traction @WeLuvMasterJohn got. The last time I looked at it before deletion it had barely increased.

Here’s the full video:

McKayla (seen on right) and unidentified person on left (McKayla’s mom?) with dog. Undated video.

They are playing one of MJD’s CDs/mp3s. I don’t know which one but it’s not stated if any are intended for animal use. Being unable to follow MJD’s guidance and all.

Example CD description:

The Master Angels provided a comprehensive package of energetic, spiritual, and physical healing techniques to initiate entity release, drain negative emotions, remove stress, retrieve soul fragments, cleanse chakras, balance hormones, remove spirit cords, activate cells, remove blockages, and strengthen the grounding cord.

Perhaps the dog would get more benefit from a $149.99 Pet Repair Disc?

Product description:

Pets are often very aware with heightened senses. They are susceptible to strains on their physiology from the impulses around them such as from other animals, sounds and frequencies in cities, or even electronic equipment in buildings.

The Master Angels create an energetic matrix that disperses radiation, negative thoughts, and negative emotions from a pet’s energy fields. They work with an animal’s immune and nervous systems while balancing its hormones, emotions, and brain chemicals. This helps better care for the loving animals that we share our lives with to keep them healthy, happy, and vibrant.

https://masterangels.org/product/pet-pendant/

Some @WeLuvMasterJohn tweets

A previously unseen Snapchat-style photo captioned “Be An Angel Day” / “my favorite day”:

See below for left image. Right image appears to be North Carolina in vicinity of Heavenly Mountain

McKayla, unknown location and date but likely CMA Chapel / Heavenly Mountain area circa 2018

@WeLuvMasterJohn promotes CMA/MJD’s $250 Karmic Mitigation Blessings https://masterangels.org/product/mitigation/

@WeLuvMasterJohn sharing CMA’s “Prosperity Blessing” video at https://masterangels.org/prosperity-blessing/

I wonder why she wanted her karma repaired at 5:30 AM

Now this clandestine twitter page is gone, existing only as a relic of her belief in the charlatan Master John Douglas and his Church of Master Angels. A man who claims to commune with angels and the “Lords of Karma” to direct miracle healings for the sick and needy by waving his arms about and selling $250 “remote blessings” and “karmic repairs”.

This failed twitter account now has no part in chairman Christopher Hartnett‘s harebrained prophecy that the “natural order of this movement” is to become “a multi-billion dollar company“.

Master John Douglas: An Unconventional Life

Biographical details for MJD are suspiciously scant considering he’s supposed to be a “world renowned healer, clairvoyant, theologian, prophetic minister, spiritual healer and extraordinary teacher.”

The official bio as told by CMA is more lore than recorded history:

John Douglas was born in Australia, in 1971, to a family with a history of several generations of spiritual healers. John is known throughout the world as a consummate Master Healer and gifted clairvoyant with extraordinary telepathic abilities.

At the age of nine, John received a complete clairvoyant activation, allowing full vision of the energetic or spiritual dimension. Higher faculties of remote scanning or sensing of the energetic realm or quantum level is also a feature of John’s holistic ability, allowing him to measure and identify various energetic frequencies within the body and surrounding spiritual realms.

John has received knowledge and teaching of the healing arts and energetic realities both physically and telepathically from his spiritual companions, the Master Angels.

At the age of 24, after many years of communion, devotion, and dedicated practice and learning with the Master Angels, John received the initiation of Spiritual Master.

Master John has been quietly evolving and refining his abilities with the divine guidance and love of his beloved Masters and is now at the leading edge of spiritual healing and development of consciousness. To date, tens of thousands of miracles and profound transformational results attributed to John have been documented by esteemed doctors, medical practitioners, researchers and other members of the international medical community.

There is very little else available besides that. A sure sign to raise suspicions. Is John Douglas even his real name? A 2007 archive of his pre-CMA Spirit Repair website has this simple homepage containing the statement he’s based in Paddington, Sydney:

Sidenote: no mention of Master Angels back in 2007.

If we remove from these two bios all the blatant fictitious parts, leaving only plausibilities, we’re left only with:

John Douglas was born in Australia in 1971. Operating from Paddington, Sydney travelling to America 3 times a year to perform seminars and one on one sessions with private clients.

There is another source of MJD information (details left for another post) where he says “In my early-mid twenties in Australia … I was working as a state resident for a large transportation company at a very young age … drinking 9 black coffees a day and working 12-15 hours a day trying to make my name. I had a health problem arise…”

So where is “At the age of 24 after many years of communion, devotion, and dedicated practice and learning with the Master Angels” supposed to fit with this? Was it before or after the black coffee addiction?

Anyone know what a “state resident” is?

No Photos, Please

Many CMA followers have been interviewed for their podcasts, social media, books, and on-camera interviews. Not so for MJD. This gives him a transcendent status in the eyes of members and potential members. He doesn’t move in the same earthly circles as his followers. This assures that getting to see and meet him in person will be a much anticipated honor.

Not only are MJD biographical details as rare as a black member of CMA, photographs of the man are also thin on the ground.

He seems not to have existed before 2006, again a sign something is being kept from the public about him. “Secret knowledge” indeed.

I’ve noticed in 2020 especially, CMA social media accounts have completely stopped sharing any photographs of him at all. Considering he is apparently globally revered with thousands of followers this is more significant than simply not wanting to be on social media.

Hartnett has offered an explanation for this:

21 March 2020 teleseminar

“MJD is the humblest human being I’ve ever met, John does not care. He heals people without taking credit… he’s the one that tries to keep me from putting his picture anywhere in the world. Why? Because he’s humble.”

Humble? Seems more like paranoia to me. Nothing demonstrates this more than CMA’s YouTube channel not only removing all videos of him in 2020 but even replacing a 1hr38m workshop from 2015 with an audio-only version.

That’s not humbleness, it’s more akin to trying to remove yourself from the public eye. Doesn’t want to be recognised by someone perhaps?

It was a sad day for MJD devotees when that 2015 workshop video was removed. It would be a shame to deprive the Internet of this golden footage, MJD actually directing the “Master Angels” to conduct a “soul patterning” process in front of a live audience:

2015 seminar clip

MJD seems to be having a problem with his hand here, maybe he should go to a doctor.

MJD’s audio-only preference curiously dovetails with Hartnett’s background in Internet Telephony. No doubt they would argue “visuals distract from the power of the angelic healing” or other nonsense reasoning. So don’t deaf people get a look-in or even subtitles? Maybe deaf people don’t exist in MJD’s world. Maybe he healed them all!

Does MJD operate audio-only so we can’t see him reading from what must be voluminous notes?

Secret Events

Looking again at archived pages circa 2007-2013 on his old Spirit Repair website confirms something doesn’t add up.

All the early reviews are in Illinois, USA and even his return shipping address is “Spirit Repair LLC, #328 1555 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201”

No evidence of upcoming or past seminars of any kind in Australia. No pricing for Australian customers.

If he really did and continues to operate from Sydney, travelling to America 3 times a year why is his contact address in USA?

Why are there no comments on CMA social media about events in Australia or indeed anywhere else? Except this one (no answer):

CMA Facebook 4 November 2020

Returning to the present day, masterangels.org About page says it offers “workshops, seminars etc throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia” but I haven’t seen any evidence whatsoever of MJD doing anything outside USA. It makes no sense.

In 2020 MJD said “We secretly have events all over the country, all over the world” without elaborating.

30 October 2020 teleseminar

Why secret?

Why does CMA regularly post on social media and their website and send out newsletters promoting their USA events, but outside USA it’s all apparently “secret” for some unstated reason? Utterly deceptive.

Hartnett has said CMA don’t seek publicity. But wanting secrecy? That’s another level.

As I speculated elsewhere, does MJD choose not to work outside USA for tax or other legal reasons? Does he really live in Australia? What’s the real reason for no photos? Is he a fugitive somewhere? Wanted for tax evasion perhaps?

Dishonorable Titles

Hartnett gave this condescending explanation of why MJD is called “Master”:

Hartnett, 28 March 2020 teleseminar

“I’m sure many people get a little out of joint when they hear the word “Master”. As we mentioned last week, I’m gonna do it again and I’m gonna do it slowly this time so people understand, the word “Master” just means…

Actually we gave John Douglas the name MJD. Having a background of being in business in Europe for many years we experienced many carpenters, artists, sculptors, a master physician … is someone who is the absolute best in their craft.”

Hartnett has said he met him in 2008. So this naming story contradicts MJD’s old 2007 website (see above) where he’s called “Spiritual Healer Master John Douglas”.

Hartnett also says he came up with the title Supreme Grand Master (after someone apparently tried to sell MJD’s material):

Hartnett, 28 March 2020 teleseminar

“I came up with the name Supreme Grand Master John Douglas. We live on a road that has those initials on it … John is the humblest person I know …

The title “Supreme Grand Master” has always felt more like an in-joke to me. As if MJD and friends wanted to see how much they could get away with. Who knows in a few years he could be “Venerable Exalted Most-High Illustrious Supreme Grand Master John Douglas”

I Googled “Supreme Grand Master” to see if there’s a history of Europeans calling themselves it. I didn’t find much besides a Warhammer character; a Discworld character; a number of martial arts teachers; freemasons; and dog racing champions. I do hope SGMJD feels brotherly kinship for all of these.

What was MJD doing before 2006? Sometimes I suspect he and Hartnett knew each other during Hartnett’s Chicago gem trading or commodity broker days, perhaps as business partners.

If anyone can add to the genuine biography of MJD, please do share.