CMA’s newsletter and social media accounts have returned to life in the last two days, all sending out updates for the first time since mid-December.
All the posts are copies of the “Message from the CMA Board of Directors” that appeared on masterangels.org as I discussed a few days ago.
How the comeback appeared on CMA’s twitter, as example:
CMA’s previous longest period of social media silence was Summer 2020 lasting almost 3 weeks, much shorter than the 3 months just ended. Again, they give no explanation for the absence but this time the reasons are clearer. CMA chairman and founder Christopher Hartnett has been spending his time ranting on Reddit and, it is said, hiding from legal process servers in North Carolina.
On Facebook many higher-ups continue to show blind loyalty to CMA by liking, sharing and commenting on the new posts:
But loyalty to whom? The elephant in the room is Master John Douglas who still isn’t mentioned in the newsletter or social media posts. In the past, every newsletter contained a sage MJD quote, a call to action and so on. E.g. :
How can any true believer in CMA not ask why their guru has abandoned them? Why is his church giving him the cold shoulder? What function does CMA serve without their “prophetic minister” who “received knowledge and teaching of the healing arts telepathically from his spiritual companions the Master Angels”? Once lauded everywhere CMA were found, now not a single “thank you Supreme Grand Master John Douglas” to be seen.
They are all playing along with the front there are no deep problems for CMA and MJD.
I’m more interested in what their next updates will say, whenever they may be.
But the newsletter doesn’t totally wipe the slate clean – it was sent from firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I will reveal the discovery that Erin Maroney, McKayla’s mother, is also a serious devotee of MJD, praising him and attending his Elite Development courses just like her eldest daughter does.
The proof is in two videos on CMA’s YouTube channel.
My Miracle Testimonials
The first video is called “My Miracle Testimonials” posted 5 September 2018. Filming date and location are unknown but likely at a seminar, workshop or Elite course that year:
It consists of believers briefly describing MJD’s “miracle cures” of their various health issues after medicine failed to help. They all thank him for improving their lives. Emotive piano music plays and the editing cuts between the talking heads.
No names are given but three of the CMA higher-ups included are Jan Casebolt (“He brought me closer to God”), Debra Wagner (“I experienced the most amazing absolute cooling sensation”) and Richard Sarnat (“He basically waved it away within 15 seconds”).
At the 1:53 mark I recognised another face: Erin Maroney, McKayla’s mother. This was completely unexpected and quite a shock to me when I first saw it in November 2019.
“The very first night after seeing John I slept through the night for the first time in ten years.”
“It’s been the biggest blessing of my life. And I’m just an average everyday mom who will never be able to thank John enough.”
Leaving aside the question if Erin really is “an average everyday mom”, I don’t know how or exactly when McKayla and her mom were introduced to MJD, whether one introduced the other, or a third party introduced them both together. Reminder: McKayla claims he cured her of fibromyalgia, her testimony saying “What do you say to someone who has given you your life back. Who cures the incurable. Who gives and gives so gracefully. Who has time and time again blessed my life with miracles I can barely comprehend.”
The second video is simply titled “Gratitude Video” posted 24 October 2019. Unknown location, possibly CMA’s “chapel” on Heavenly Mountain.
We can infer from the introductory text (above) that Erin, like everyone shown, has joined CMA’s $10,000-per person Elite Development course. I assume Erin and McKayla attended together but notably McKayla isn’t shown or mentioned in this video, or any video I’ve seen.
“Gratitude Video” is very similiar to 2018’s “My Miracle Testimonials”. Emotive music plays as MJD, unseen, is aggrandized by a selection of his cult members. Many wear the CMA pendant.
Again no names are given. Various CMA higher-ups are included: Debra & Jeffrey Wagner, Jan Casebolt, Renata Maniaci. There is a brief but significant glimpse of Hartnett‘s youngest daughter Grace whom he says is an Elite graduate and can kill viruses.
The sentimentality and veneration of MJD has intensified since 2018. Praise and thanks are poured onto him for clearing “karmic debt” and miracle cures of infections, ulcerative colitis, liver parasites, cancer and so on. As if that wasn’t enough, he is lauded for their general spiritual development and “truly universal and comprehensive transformation in every single department and aspect of life”.
The only purpose of this video is to elevate the “humble” MJD personally; not CMA, not the “Master Angels”, not the alleged 400+ other Elites supposedly taught the same powers. Imagine having a video like this made about you. Imagine the ego boost. How would your friends react to it?
At 4:11 mark Erin appears and we get a quick and rather vague, generic thanks:
“Thank you Master John for leading me out of the darkness and showing me the way to the truth and the light.”
Erin and McKayla are not the only parent/child pair to follow MJD. There are examples of devotees passing on his teachings to their children, much like a Christian for example would indoctrinate a child with their own religion. I’ll write more about this in a later post. This was a factor in prompting me to finally create this blog, realizing there was not enough criticism of CMA/MJD’s exploitative, fabricated, deceitful world.
Most CMA members and MJD followers appear to be past middle age. This makes sense because that age group naturally have more chronic medical problems, age-related and recurrent. The kind of physical problems that come and go but never permanently go away, but MJD can exploit for years to persuade his duped followers the peaks and troughs of their pain align with the waves of their karmic balance.
Actual statistics aren’t available, but I’ve noticed women appear to outnumber men, at least within the circle of higher-ups and social media supporters of CMA.
Which gives me a suitable place to post this audio clip of Hartnett talking in typically grandiose and otherworldly style about CMA’s “most powerful women on the planet”:
“We have some of the most powerful women on the planet. That’s reality. They were on other planets and they came here. They’ve already learned a lot of these lessons, they’ve been given by John before… they already know a lot of this stuff without even learning it.”
A puzzling remark. I would be curious to hear about the time spent on other planets by these women, Hartnett’s knowledge of it and his implication MJD was with them. Need we add “space adventurer” to the list of his improbable achievements? Some of MJD’s claims are decidedly where no man has gone before.
Or perhaps this popular 1970s song below isn’t about aliens but is a prophecy of MJD?
In your mind you have capacities, you know
To telepath messages through the vast unknown
Please close your eyes and concentrate
With every thought you think
With your mind you have ability to form
And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm
You close your eyes, you concentrate
“Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”, The Carpenters
Joking aside, I suppose Hartnett was referring to the karmic notion of past lives. He connects it to MJD’s lessons somehow being retained over sucessive incarnations. Though I’m still unsure if he’s referring to their past lives existing on actual other planets. Mars? Venus? Delta Vega?
The fact McKayla and her mother are both deep into CMA shows how manipulative and persuasive the cult of MJD is to those in the orbit of their snake oil enterprise and its advocates. I highlight them because of the weight of evidence and to bring attention to the whole business. Elite Development attendees are banned from sharing the details of course contents. Though I expect most would be too embarrassed to speak about their “secret knowledge” to a non-CMA audience, lest the utter ridiculousness of it be thrown right back at them.
We all know about cults and the harms they can cause.
Emotions, health, money, career, attachments, reputation are all up for exploitation.
A managed collective of victims who are so entrenced they don’t realise, or don’t want to acknowledge, the scary truth they’re caught up in something they can’t leave. Made to believe they benefit from it, it’s become part of who they are
Over months that become years, they’re guided by narcissists to bond through manipulation techniques like rejection-acceptance, setback-success, information control, and into a community sharing their same special world.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence
David Hume, “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (1748)
We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise.
Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.
The weight of the evidence should be proportioned to the strangeness of the facts
Théodore Flournoy, “From India to the Planet Mars” (1899)
Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing