Like Mother, Like Daughter

I’ve previously revealed McKayla Maroney‘s deep involvement with the Church of Master Angels and her idolizing of Master John Douglas. In the last few years McKayla has transitioned from ex-Elite gymnast to a graduate of CMA’s Elite Development course learning “proof of God” and the ability to “remote scan matter and energies”.

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.

Erin and McKayla Maroney, @McKaylaMaroneyOfficial Facebook (2014)

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeMlbWbZFGA

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeMlbWbZFGA

Erin says:

“The very first night after seeing John I slept through the night for the first time in ten years.”

Later in same video at 1:46 mark she says:

“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.”

Fragments of McKayla’s CMA life.

Gratitude Video

The second video is simply titled “Gratitude Video” posted 24 October 2019. Unknown location, possibly CMA’s “chapel” on Heavenly Mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4DvtwcPubk

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4DvtwcPubk

“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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4DvtwcPubk

“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.

Other Planets

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”:

Hartnett, CMA conference call 2019

“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.

If you only watch one Master John Douglas video…

… it’s this one because at time of writing I don’t think there are any others on the Internet. Not that can be easily found or without paying $125.

It’s a short clip from CMA’s deleted 1hr38m workshop video from 2015. CMA have never posted any other similiar video of MJD I’m aware of. I wanted at least one video on the blog to watch him at work, and didn’t want to host it on YouTube etc.

2015 workshop with MJD, unknown location

“You will operate at a level that may have taken you thousands of years to achieve. And you will feel it immediately. You will be different in the mind and emotions.

Soul Patterning: let’s do it.

[Closes eyes, slowly raises and lowers arms several times. Sudden hand movements]

Mmm!

[More inexplicable hand movements. Grimaces. More arm raising and lowering]

[Stands still, hands clasped]

Where is that chakra [?] gone? Where’s your brain? Are we empty?

Notice his peculiar jerky hand movements. I wonder if they are spontaneous or does he practice in a mirror.

I wonder why CMA deleted it and replaced with an audio-only version? Is it because he looks preposterous? Taken on its own, what’s your opinion?

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.