Prosperity Blessings

This is one of my most important posts.

Both CMA International (CMA) and The Global Self Foundation (SELF) are 501(c)(3) organizations exempt from federal income tax in USA.

To be clear, I’m not familiar with complexities of taxes and accounting but I was interested to see what I could learn from looking into this. The bottom line is clear.

I’ll include download links to public documents for inspection; perhaps you have expertise and can glean insights or research deeper than I’m able to? Comment or use the Contact form.

Hartnett and the various disclaimers are at pains to say MJD is independent of CMA and SELF (e.g. calling him a “guest speaker”.) This is an attempt to absolve MJD of any responsibily of the ineffectiveness of his products. On paper, these organization’s tax documents don’t mention him but as I will show, this isn’t the whole story and there are questions to be answered.

501(c)(3) tax-exemptions apply to entities operated for religious, charitable, scientific, educational purposes and the like.

Pertinent details of such organizations from irs.gov are:

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual.

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/exemption-requirements-501c3-organizations

A section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator’s family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. No part of the net earnings of a section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. A private shareholder or individual is a person having a personal and private interest in the activities of the organization.

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/inurement-private-benefit-charitable-organizations

Definition of inure : to be of use, benefit, or advantage to an individual.

Of course, MJD has a personal and private interest in both CMA and SELF. CMA was created by Hartnett as a home for MJD’s teachings, and sales of his CDs, blessings and seminars etc are initially received by CMA and not sold anywhere else. SELF receive MJD’s Elite Development course “donations” ($10,000+ course fees) and has numerous ties to CMA. We are told there are 400+ total elite graduates. 400 x $10,000 = $4million. Let’s follow the money.

As I wrote elsewhere, CMA and MJD are two sides of the same coin. SELF is the middle part joining them together.

https://masterangels.org/elite-invitation/

Taken with everything else on my blog, what I’ve found casts doubt if the two 501(c)(3) legal requirements above are being met.

If nothing else, these documents & numbers show just how much money these two organizations have been accumulating since 2017.

https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/ and www.guidestar.org are the two sites to search on if you wish. Documents are “Form 990” PDFs for 2017 & 2018 only.

Before I get into it, it’s worth noting I’ve never heard MJD, Hartnett or even CMA recognise the cost of anything sold. Prices seem to only be mentioned on the order page for the items; not in any seminar or social media post have prices been mentioned. Of course not: remember MJD preaches to persevere without “measuring in human terms” the “effort” (money & time) to “use” (buy) his tools, processes, seminars and courses:

MJD, 30 October 2020 teleseminar

SELF’s single page website contains nothing besides their vague mission statement, a plea for donations and assurances staff don’t receive compensation. There is nothing at all about the research they supposedly support, how they spend their donations, or how to apply for a grant.

By way of staying grounded before the delve into the tax documents, let me share these aspirational Facebook comments made following the announcement of the 2020 Elite Development Courses:

Two MJD followers measuring in human terms, CMA Facebook 3 August 2020

CMA International Foundation

Mission Statement

CMA International Foundation, DBA: The Church of the Master Angels, is a unitary, non-denominational, faith-based community Church open to all seekers of truth, cosmic awareness and soul-realization, regardless of belief, tradition, creed, or religious affiliation that promotes the selfless worship of God through the teaching of God’s Masters, Angels, and Holy Saints.

Employer Identification Number 82-0722844

CMA’s address is in North Carolina but in 2017 was legally domiciled in Delaware – file number 6341113, registered agent The Company Corporation (“This company offers formation services to form business entities such as LLCs and Corporations”.)

McCormick Tax Group (2017) & Sassetti (2018) – CMA’s accountants – are in Chicago. Chicago-based SELF is also domiciled in Delaware. Anyone know reasons for this arrangement? Is it significant? In 2018 CMA moved domicile to North Carolina.

Tax Year 2017

Signed by Linda Hartnett, 16 Sep 2018

Total revenue $2,208,529

Total expenses $1,513,920

Revenue less expenses $694,609

Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances $719,609 (including $680,468 cash)

Statement of Program Service Accomplishments:

The organization has established a nondenominational faith based community church with a strong emphasis on health research and alternative health modality education, offering training courses to its congregations with a faith based missionary expansion healing focus.

Staff:

Chris Hartnett chairman [founder of CMA after MJD supposedly cured his supposed multiple health problems supposedly in 2008 and whom I’ve written much about]

Tom Tomaselli president [“Thomas Tomaselli, M.D.,  Senior Attending and Board Certified Anesthesiologist, New York” endorser of Sarnat’s “Medical Miracles” book, quote: “this one of a kind book, studied nine clinical scenarios where a spiritual healer, Master John Douglas, is able to literally see the cause of these ‘incurable’ diseases. Not only can he see the cause of the diseases, he can enact quick, non-invasive cures.” He is surely the same Thomas Tomaselli seen in this 2007 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqx7hhZR78 endorsing transcendental meditation. His son Michael claims MJD cured him of backpain and breathing problems caused by “toxic mold”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM3Vz0Zfngo]

Karen Terrell vice president [no more information known]

Linda Hartnett treasurer [wife of Chris Hartnett]

Ben-Gabriel Wagner secretary [“Gabriel”, son of lawyer Jeffrey Wagner who in 2020 says he’s CEO of CMA and claims MJD remotely saved him from a heart-attack in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW5T3JIe8aY Gabriel Wagner is MJD’s “right-hand man”]

MJD and his “dedicated assistant” Gabriel Wagner, circa May 2017

Selected Expenses:

Travel $133,675

Grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals: $1,100,000

Region: “East Asia And The Pacific – Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia”. Purpose: “Continue to conduct and promote research in alternative health modalities for cancer, lyme disease, stage 2 diabetes and high cholestrol”

The checkbox above is ticked “No” which seems strange to me. IRS guidelines regarding filling in this form state:

Indicate “Yes” or “No” regarding whether the organization maintains records to substantiate amounts, eligibility, and selection criteria used for making grants and providing other assistance. Describe how the organization monitors its grants and other assistance (and re-grants) to ensure that such grants and other assistance are used for proper purposes or aren’t otherwise diverted from the intended use. For example, the organization can describe required periodic reports and accountings, field investigations by the organization’s personnel, and third-party audits.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i990sf.pdf

Can any Form 990 experts suggest why any organization wouldn’t maintain records of grants and eligibility? Especially one sponsoring research – how else could they track the effectiveness of the work? A legitimate funder wouldn’t give away $millions without recording where it’s gone.

The one grant listed is crucial. Why is the Name column blank? Notice the Region includes Australia. We’re told MJD is Australian and lives there. To whom is this $1.1million going? Why are there no grants to other regions of the world, in paricular the USA? Where is evidence of the “research in alternative health modalities …” they claim the grant is for?

Tax Year 2018

Signed by Linda Hartnett, 16 October 2019

Total revenue $3,070,621

Total expenses $2,364,551

Revenue less expenses $706,070

Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances $1,428,962 (including $1,338,596 cash)

Staff

Same names as 2017 report, but Tom Tomaselli is now vice president. Karen Terrell is now secretary and received $17,500 compensation. Ben (Gabriel) Wagner is now director.

Selected Expenses:

Travel $150,360

Grants to domestic individuals $183 [no more details]

Grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals: $0 [Incorrect? See below]

Fees for services (non-employees) $1,590,000 [To my eye, appears to be incorrectly classified on expenses page, because later in form this amount appears on Grants page, see below]

Like 2017, the “maintains records to substantiate amounts, eligibility, and selection criteria used for making grants and providing other assistance” checkbox is “No.”

Again there is a large sum being granted to an unnamed foreign entity in “East Asia and the Pacific” region. This time $1,590,000 :

Purpose of grant: “Helping the church expand its global reach and its membership by providing speakers and content of interest to potential and active church members.”

This grant sounds more like a payment to me. Is this why it was classified under “Fees for services (non-employees)” earlier in form or was that an error? At end of form, this payment is declared for “consulting”. As I said, I’m not familiar with tax forms so I might be missing something.

Regardless, CMA have no speakers from outside CMA or USA other than MJD. It’s inconceivable this money is ending up anywhere other than him.

Now I’ll turn to The SELF Foundation.

The Global SELF Foundation

Mission Statement:

The organization creates, connects, and collaborates with organizations and experts to raise awareness and inspire research education and development related to self development through alternative health modalities.

The organization has been supporting research for self and health development with with the goal of finding alternative health technologies and solutions to eliminate physical and physiological challenges and nuture the self development, self awareness, and self sufficiency of the individual.

Employer Identification Number 47-4431894

Their address and accountants McCormick Tax Group are in Chicago but organization is legally domicled in Delaware (file number 5760849, registered agent is Corporate Creations Network “the third largest provider of nationwide registered agent, incorporation and compliance services.”)

Stated year of formation is 2015, which conflicts with 2012 stated on Facebook (not to mention posts older than 2015) and 2008 Hartnett has given as year he met MJD. Hartnett also has vaguely said SELF was started by “a group of Chicago business people and two families” which almost sounds like some kind of Mafia situation to me.

Tax Year 2017

Signed by Greta Huizenga, 16 September 2018

Total revenue $2,146,626 (includes $9,572 (“Income from Sydney Inv”))

Total expenses $2,213,383

Revenue less expenses -$66,757

Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances $3,687,036 (including $2,595,414 cash)

Staff

Christopher Hartnett president [see previous discussion]

Ruth Espy-Romeror director [further details unknown but I guess same person as https://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/indus.php?id=27944]

Michael T McCormick director [presumably same person as accountancy firm]

Peter Sterling vice president [further details unknown]

Linda Hartnett secretary [see previous discussion]

Greta Huizenga treasurer [Chicago, interior designer and board member of Global Faith Network. CMA Elite Development Course attendee, CMA published her testimonial in 2018]

Selected Expenses

Travel $31,797

Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations/governments $15,695 [no more details]

Grants and Other Assistance to Organizations or Entities Outside the United States $1,725,000

Like CMA, SELF are sending mysterious large overseas grants to unnamed entities in East Asia and Pacific region::

Purpose of grant is same as CMA’s: “continue to conduct and promote research in alternative health modalities for cancer, lyme disease, stage 2 diabetes and high cholestrol.”

Investments

Investment in Sydney Investment Partners LLC $512,723

This is new, SELF are investing in a company with a rather intriguing name. “Sydney” presumably as in Australia where MJD supposedly lives. Can’t find much about “Sydney Investment Partners”, I wonder what kind of investment it is. Formed in 2013 in Delaware (that place again):

https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/eCorp/

Sydney Investment Partners are presumably the same “Sydney Inv” that $9,572 was received from as income (see above.)

According to https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/81000611 Corporation Trust Company is associated with at least 5 offshore companies in Bermuda and Cayman Islands. Though my skills at interpreting this data is lacking. Anyone figure out if this is actually linked and significant to SELF?

Tax Year 2018

Signed by Greta Huizenga, 7 October 2019

Total revenue $2,791,379 (including $16,475 from “Sydney Inv”)

Total expenses $2,253,955

Revenue less expenses $537,424

Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances $4,232,404 (including $2,863,612 cash)

Staff

Same as 2017 except Ruth Espy-Romeror and Michael T McCormick are removed.

Selected Expenses

Travel $14,849

Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations/governments $56,000

Grants and Other Assistance to Organizations or Entities Outside the United States $1,735,000

Elite Event Expenses $44,152

Investment in Sydney Investment Partners LLC $761,488

The $56,000 grant to a domestic entity turns out to be CMA International. Finally they’ve included the organization name receiving a grant and it’s essentially themselves in all but name. This ties with what we’re told, remember SELF “sponsor” CMA’s free events:

Unless I’ve majorly misinterpreted these documents, the bottom line is CMA+SELF combined have sent a total of

$6,150,000

to the part of the world MJD’s home country of Australia is located. In 2017-2018 alone. That’s a lot of money to promote and research “alternative health modalities” and “character development” – by which they obviously mean MJD’s bogus philosophy and tools, i.e. MJD himself. But where’s the evidence of CMA/MJD doing anything in “East Asia and Pacific” during 2017-2018 or indeed ever? The money must be going to him.

$6,500,000 is a lot of money but to Hartnett it’s small beans and just the beginning. Remember his Global Link USA company (or was it USA Global Link?) was apparently valued at $2.2billion, and he explicity revealed his financial ambitions for CMA in this clip from a 2019 internal CMA conference call:

“… in order to make this group work self-sufficiently, we had to do a test, to show people how they get in the way, to show people how they react, to show people how they are obstructing the natural order of this movement becoming a multi-billion dollar company.”

Does that sound like a 501(c)(3) organization run for exclusively charitable purposes to you?

I would not blame CMA devotees for wondering where this money ended up and how it’s spent. Could it be, just maybe, when he’s out of sight MJD’s mind is on his money more than your karmic nourishment.

Update log:

14 December 2020, revised censor bars on one screenshot

Introduction

Welcome to my blog of personal, independent research and criticism of the “Church of the Master Angels” and its spiritual head “Master John Douglas” AKA “Supreme Grand Master John Douglas”, the man who professes superhuman abilities of remote sensing and healing by communing with angels.

I’ve decided to begin sharing what I’ve found because there’s a lack of information and opinions about CMA except what’s put out by themselves and their followers. I hope those who find themselves entering CMA/MJD’s orbit will search, find this blog and come away with eyes wider open.

Much of this introduction will be fleshed out in subsequent posts.

“Master John Douglas”, unknown date and location

The main online hub of CMA’s operation is masterangels.org

On their About page they introduce themselves as:

A unitary, non-denominational, faith-based community Church open to all seekers of truth, cosmic awareness and soul-realization, regardless of belief, tradition, creed, or religious affiliation that promotes the selfless worship of God through the teaching of God’s Masters, Angels, and Holy Saints.

The Church, outside of its frequent congregational meetings and services, offers unique tools, products, global healing workshops and seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. The congregational membership of the Church has now expanded to over 25 additional countries throughout the world.

Of John Douglas we are told:

“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.”

None of the above is verifiable.

I do know he has operated since at least 2006, when he wrote his one and only blog post: “I have traveled extensively to work on wealthy industrialists, heads of state, eccentric billionaires, royalty, businesspeople, working people, animals and children”.

http://spiritrepair.blogspot.com/

I’ve found no evidence of this or any MJD history prior to 2006. In 2017, his Spirit Repair brand transitioned to the newly incorporated Church of the Master Angels.

A charlatan (also called a swindler or mountebank) is a person practising quackery or some similar confidence trick or deception in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception. Resorting to quackery, pseudoscience, or some knowingly employed bogus means of impressing people in order to swindle his victims by selling them worthless nostrums and similar goods or services that will not deliver on the promises made for them. In reported spiritual communications, a charlatan is a person who fakes evidence that a spirit is “making contact” with the medium and seekers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlatan

MJD is enabled and supported by his worshipful cult with headquarters in a gaudy ‘chapel’ nestled in the picturesque North Carolina mountains near the town of Boone, specifically in a private gated community named Heavenly Mountain.

Chris Hartnett Instagram

The Heavenly Mountain development was built using principles of Maharishi Vastu Architecture laid out by the Indian transcendental meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Such design is said to aid the occupants in connecting to a universal cosmic intelligence.

Not every follower gets to visit the Boone chapel. Visiting is a special, infrequent event. In the centre courtyard there is a pedestal on which a supersized crystal is lit by artifical lighting of different colors. Awe-struck visitors touch and hug the crystal as if conducting pure angelic energy into their minds.

Crystal at CMA chapel
Facebook 2019
Crystal at CMA chapel
Facebook 2017

MJD’s wingman, salesman and principle advocate is Heavenly Mountain resident and CMA co-founder Dr Christopher Hartnett. Hartnett was a keen follower of transcendental meditation and once bought a house in the Netherlands to live next door to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he says.

In the 1990s Hartnett ran businesses such as Global Online and USA Global Link (sometimes called Global Link USA) in the burgeoning areas of Internet Telephony and domain name reselling. Hartnett says he met MJD in 2008 by travelling the world looking for healers to cure his debilitating medical problems. Apparently MJD was the only healer who was actually successful, judged by a team of doctors assembled by Hartnett. This is all part of CMA lore.

A rare photo of Hartnett with MJD (unknown date & location)

MJD and Hartnett like talking. Interminably. Hartnett in particular goes off on long tangents and is a frequent namedropper: never missing a chance to mention someone he’s met (or hasn’t) or relate stories from his business days.

Hartnett talks Global SELF & CMA International foundations and finding MJD. Clip from Superhero of Love podcast, 12 Sep 2019

For a supposedly well-travelled and world-renowned healer, there is a curious lack of evidence placing him anywhere besides the USA. As an example, I’m yet to find evidence of a single Australian event he’s ever held.

The earliest quoted Spirit Repair testimonials are overwhelmingly in places such as Fairfield, Iowa and Chicago, Illinois.

Fairfield is significant because it’s home to a large number of transcendental meditation adherents and it is within that community John organized workshops and group healing events years before CMA began and subsequently in CMA’s earliest days. But there’s no mention of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi or transcendental meditation on CMA’s website or materials.

Chicago is significant because it is where Hartnett worked as a commodities broker and owned a gemstone investment company. Chicago is also the home of the Global SELF Foundation which is the recipient organization of $10,000 “donations” by devotees wanting to join CMA’s coveted Elite Development Course.

MJD is described as if he is independent from CMA. Their legal disclaimers are keen to separate the two, but really they are two sides of the same coin. CMA say “Master John Douglas is a frequent speaker and lecturer for the Global SELF Foundation; The Church of the Master Angels and CMA International and its related affiliates.” But actually MJD is their only speaker and lecturer, leaving aside Hartnett in his role as MJD’s warm-up man.

A seminar with MJD, unknown location, circa 2019

Hartnett introduces MJD – “The #1 medical intuitive on the planet”. Clip from Teleseminar 21 March 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhPK_8BuwQg

MJD is a man of many words, albeit interminable streams of mumbo jumbo, jargon and monotonous verbiage. He is not a man to only say something once, or use one word instead of three. I’ve noticed some of his favorite words are “literally”, “developmental” and “aggregate”. In his manner he comes across as meek, gentle and restrained. But a careful listener will realise he has a sharp mind honed for offering false assurances, dogma and pseudo-intellectualism. Convincing susceptible listeners he is the holder of sacred, secret knowledge. His mind, words, even his silence supposedly capable of tuning into an otherworldly realm of “Master Angels” and thereby channeling their blessings to us Earth-bound mortals.

MJD, 21 March 2020 teleseminar

“We have seminars where we perform healing blessings … everything from the physical level to spiritual level, the mind and emotions. A very powerful way to change your psychology and to remodel your thinking and action and behavior.

… not only do you get a shiny new body when your infection is cured, we have ways to interact with nature and the Creator in the most favorable way.

The ultimate development is that I’m able to instill and train you with capability to verify frequency and matter and truth in any particle. And this be the very powerful secret given to the Earth, it’s not for everybody.

Then you have a way of deciphering truth in your life… is that book wrong? Is that person’s opinion universally true or wrong? What is in this supplement? Is it tainted with iron or lead or is it pure? Every matter through its frequency can be discerned and we can engineer any investigation to show you what literally is the truth of matter… which is not spirituality, it’s not science, there is only one truth of matter that contains both…

We are told he is world-renowned and has an esteemed reputation for his powers. If you haven’t heard of him perhaps the “Lords Of Karma” haven’t judged you as deserving of his knowledge, or likely your friendship group has zero CMA members. And such a pity John is so camera shy, photos and videos are few and far between. Plus his online teleseminars are frequently, indeed I suspect always, audio only.

Something MJD says he can’t do? Remove skintags. He seems to mainly operate on things that can’t be seen with the naked eye. It makes no sense. But of course, something like skintags or broken bones are too easy for the sufferer to know he hasn’t cured it. But anything inside the body like cancer, lyme disease or an invisible micro-organism no-one knows exists? MJD is your guy.

Hartnett with MJD framed photo (undated)

“This is not some cult thing. John is the humblest person I’ve ever met. He is the perfect person”

Hartnett, 28 March 2020 teleseminar

He has a dislike for science, medicine and technology except when it suits him. He feels his arcane knowledge and superpowers are superior to actual science, looking down on doctors for their ignorance of the true nature of reality as he perceives it. And yet MJD doesn’t seek to share his “skills” with the medical community so they could study and learn. But the CMA “medical board” that verify miracles? All apparently medical doctors, though the only doctor ever named is Dr Richard Sarnat, an Elite graduate. This is no independent review board. It’s as bogus as the “peer reviewed” articles Sarnat has published.

MJD explains why his medical treatments are superior to all others. From 28 March 2020 teleseminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq58Hu9EkPs

His is a world of “Karmic Mitigation Blessings” (KMBs), “Silent Faith Remote Healings” (SFRs) and a catalog of meditation CDs/mp3s ranging from “Prismatic Awareness” to “Astrological Repair”, each as powerless as the other. All these products are available for anyone to purchase on the CMA website. Purchasers of selected mp3s are encouraged to play them in a loop 24/7.

Notably these aren’t cheap purchases either. You could buy the entire Beatles back catalog for the price of one of these; and get more spiritual comfort too.

MJD explains what his CDs do, then talks about how proof of the existence of the soul will end “Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple-fed superiority”. Clip from 28 March 2020 Teleseminar

Let’s take a look at one of CMA’s core products: “Silent Faith Remote Healing”, a kind of prayer. A modern answer to the Catholic Church selling indulgences to absolve of sin and spiritual debt.

The description tells us SFRs are a generous gift from the Master Angels to believers, available 24/7 without needing to attend a workshop or teleseminar. Priced $250 a go, these SFRs must be some pretty powerful and rewarding stuff, right?

But of course, they aren’t. It stretches the bounds of credibility to say these SFR “products” have any effect whatsoever, or that anything happens at all upon their purchase. A sales order is created, money taken from purchaser, and that is surely it.

The Silent Faith Remote Healing Directed Prayers are faith-based and done on the level of silence. Once requested, the work is done by God and the Masters Angels on the subtle silent levels. There is no written or verbal interaction during or after these remote healing directed prayers.

The Silent Faith Remote Healing Directed Prayers can be ordered through this website and can be used for remediation and mitigation of a health challenge or a specific situation that is in need of Divine attention or support.

https://masterangels.org/product/remote-healing/

“Done on the level of silence”? I.e. you fill in the online form, pay $250 and nothing happens except you’ve sent $250 to CMA’s coffers. This ‘product’ is of the most lazy, unethical kind imaginable. We are told a SFR is for:

  • health issues
  • start of new projects
  • child birth
  • marriage
  • business deals
  • any aspect of your life or that of your loved ones where special attention from the realm of the Divine and the Master Angels is desired or required to mitigate or bless those involved

But buyer beware, you have no recourse of complaint if things still don’t go your way:

When it comes to the process of blessings from God, the Master Angels, and Divine intervention, the outcome is always unpredictable and is deeply intertwined with the depth of one’s Karma, the severity of the problem, and the deservingness of the recipient. Since these factors are completely variable with every situation and every individual, there can be no guarantees of any specific outcome from Faith-based Silent Remote Healing Directed Prayers.

https://masterangels.org/remote-healing/

“Karmic Mitigation Blessings” are the same $250 concept in different words:

Reduce the burden of one’s karmic debts … when a positive event happens in one’s life there may still be remnants of bad karma that need to be paid off before success can happen. KMB is a way to smooth this experience. This blessing is good when getting married, being accepted to a new job, and other such events.

https://masterangels.org/product/mitigation/

So they’re saying whatever happens to you, good or bad, buy these “blessings”.

How generous of the angels to bestow upon believers gifts requring a $250 “donation” before they may or may not send their karmic blessings.

In the 28 March 2020 teleseminer, Hartnett says 15 KMBs were needed for a friend’s cancer. That’s $3750 total. I am sure the rank and file CMA members in similiar situations are encouraged to buy buy buy likewise. He didn’t mention if the KMBs had any effect however.

A key recurring theme in MJD’s teaching is “don’t think, just be”. I.e. don’t ask questions, don’t have doubts, instead have faith to accept his knowledge as given to you.

“Let yourself go down the road of accumulating divine truth, to quash your human negativity, your naturally doubting offensive mental capabilities, your belittling and the ego and everything like that. Just allow one divine truth to keep giving you that sweet bliss.”

MJD, 30 Oct 2019 teleseminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czs87sZcxfE

MJD is saying doubting thoughts are offensive. If you doubt him you are offending him. He is saying divine truth as delivered by him is superior to human truth. He is saying ignorance is bliss.

“For the next hour and a half I’m gonna ask you to literally turn off that part of your brain that always thinks it knows best but ultimately doesn’t.”

Hartnett, 21 March 2020 teleseminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhPK_8BuwQg

But the biggest conceit hidden in plain site are the boilerplate legal disclaimers on almost every piece of content they produce. It’s all over masterangels.org, their social media posts, newsletters and every item of audio/video they produce:

“Please keep in mind, we are not doctors or medical professionals. We are a diverse international congregation focused on Spiritual Development. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. We do not represent or warrant that any particular product or service is safe, appropriate or effective for you. If you have any health concerns, we strongly suggest consulting a qualified healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment options.”

Acknowledgement of Faith-Based Blessings

By visiting this website, I acknowledge, understand, and have faith that references to the concepts of healing or treatments on this website are describing faith-based blessings performed by God and the Master Angels and not performed by any individual or affiliate of CMA International Foundation d/b/a the Church of the Master Angels.

Neither CMA International, d/b/a Church of the Master Angels, nor any of their affiliates, speakers, or representatives offer medical advice.

The statements and advice offered on this website have not been independently evaluated by the medical community.

The products and items on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

The products and items on this website are not substitutes for prudent medical care offered by a licensed medical professional.

I acknowledge, understand, and have faith that references to the concepts of healing or treatments on this website are describing faith-based blessings performed by God and the Master Angels and not performed by any individual or affiliate of CMA International or the Church of the Master Angels.

I’m not a legal expert but these disclaimers seem designed not for karmic mitigation but rather more earthly mitigation of CMA’s legal exposure if a purchaser takes issue their expensive non-purchase didn’t cure their cancer. CMA’s defence would be “You agreed to the disclaimer, we’re not to blame.”

No doubt any complainant would be discouraged from attending future workshops due to massive bad karma created from their negativity, or perhaps instead recommended to purchase a large number of SFRs and KMBs to cancel out their bad experience, if they’re gullible enough.

Graduates of the $10,000 Elite Development Course are a key part of CMA’s spiritual advancement structure. Really it is the Elites that can be considered the ‘members’ of the Church, the ones who have fully bought in to MJD’s teachings and way of life. No longer will you need to merely believe MJD, you can know the proof of MJD. We are told there are 400+ Elites. The supposed benefits that elevate you above the laity include:

  • Remote scanning ability of matter and energies
  • Special revelations for rapid remodelling of sensory pathways
  • Secret commands to work with the Masters for self-healing and assistance
  • Skills to kill viruses
  • Proof of God
  • A special lanyard

Yes you read that correctly, “Proof of God”.

“Our group and my elites have seen proof of God”

30 October 2020 teleseminar

All that and a lanyard too!

MJD explains what happens in the Elite course and in-person seminars. Clip from 28 March 2020 teleseminar
Pictured: Elites greeting MJD alongside Hartnett at the CMA chapel, wearing their $10,000 lanyards (Facebook 2019)

Application for the Elite course includes some curious dietary guidelines like “no pork, no shellfish”.

By attending this 4 day course you too can begin to acquire superpowers MJD has, like detecting frequencies of bacteria and toxins in your food.

An Elite graduate with her proof of God (Facebook 2013)

And this is merely the first stage of Elite. But not all are accepted. If your karmic balance isn’t right and are rejected you’re told to spend time (and therefore money) on “further development of maybe one more year of using the advanced techniques and being present on the tours”, continuing purchasing tools such as Prismatic Awareness then reapplying:

MJD speaks to rejected Elite applicants. Clip from 30 Oct 2020 teleseminar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvBRk6oNbU4

Just one more year and then you’ll be happy.

Hartnett mentions in 28 March 2020 teleseminar an attendee who afterwards “decided they were gonna sell this. They signed things that said they wouldn’t … it made us all feel bad. It’s not the way this knowledge is meant to be used.”

I’ve always felt a sure sign you’re in a cult is if you’re made to sign legal forms declaring not to share what you’ve learned. A sure sign the organisation are more interested in controlling access than spreading goodwill.

Did Jesus hand out non-disclosure agreement forms after his sermons and ‘miracles’? I imagine yes if Hartnett was one of his apostles:

“I’ve got some big plans for you Jesus, let’s take this thing global…”

A major question is why are no tours ever scheduled outside the USA? Not even for MJD’s home of Australia have CMA organized a single event.

In 2020 when his tours moved online and MJD became restricted like everyone else from travelling due to COVID-19 restrictions, why not do a virtual teleseminar tour outside USA? But the only tour dates are USA:

Why is there no information for non-USA residents? As I mentioned above, I have doubts he’s actually done anything outside USA ever. Remember, CMA claim to be a global organization. It’s false like everything related to MJD, aided by Hartnett.

I speculate if MJD is banned from working in Australia. Or chooses not to for tax reasons. Assuming he actually does live in Australia as claimed: there is no evidence he does. What are the rules for faith-healers and miracle workers around the world, I wonder.

Hartnett in particular is obsessed with all things “global” but he’s never gone global.

“Global Repair” is a new project from CMA started July 2020. A weekly YouTube stream of a pre-recorded MJD “guided meditation for love and healing” which includes a “Cosmic Infusion Blessing directly from the Master Angels”. The video played out is the same every broadcast but promoted as live.

CMA Instagram 23 July 2020

This project is clearly in response to COVID-19 i.e. implying this mass meditation can heal the planet from the virus without explicity stating it. “Help universal love go viral” CMA declared. It didn’t go viral.

Screenshot of a bizarre “Space Invaders”-style introduction for “Global Repair” stream, 21 Aug 2020

Thanks for reading to the end of this post. Subsequent posts will be less wide-ranging and focus on specific aspects of CMA/MJD. As best I can, I want to write about the completely fictional core beliefs and things I’ve discovered. I want to shine a light on those in the Church who create and encourage those beliefs.

I am not an easily persuaded person. I ask questions. I want to know the origin of things. I am the exact opposite of someone CMA would want to recruit.

I hope followers of MJD will ask questions about what they’re told and take some time to think about him as an outsider might. Ponder why he doesn’t want you to think with your rational brain.

Leonard