A Comprehensive Exposé

Last month an extraordinary personal account of the workings of CMA was posted on Reddit. It’s overdue I covered it. It is written by an anonymous ex-CMA member.

I say extraordinary because it’s breathtakingly detailed and captures the reader’s attention as it lays out many aspects and practices of CMA, “Master John Douglas”, Christopher Hartnett and their constructed world of manipulation. The author’s psychological and financial struggles caused by CMA are also described. Thankfully they are now in a comfortable enough place to make public their story.

Some information in the post I cannot verify but is more than plausible based on what I do know. Other parts confirm things I’ve suspected, have written about and other stories I’ve received. Some parts are repeats of CMA lore.

It is knowledgeable and thoroughly covers everything from the grooming of fresh inductees to the disturbing death of Audri and Jim Lanford.

I had no involvement even though the piece uses images from my blog.

It is easily the single most comprehensive writing on CMA so far. I commend the author. I hope I can give it more awareness and others will benefit from it.

To anyone still involved in CMA or is finding themselves becoming involved: read it with open eyes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/cults/comments/ndbcyt/my_experience_church_of_the_master_angels_john/

The beginning of “My experience …”

An interesting reply to the post by another user greatly backs it up and is worth including here. I can’t verify everything but again, it matches certain facts I know, not all of which I’ve written about yet:

… When I first had my suspicions about John there was very little on the web about him. Using an alias and multitudes of LLCs makes the trail very fuzzy. Hopefully people who have just been introduced can find this info and see the red flags before they are blind to them.

I have witnessed members being chastised (by John) for getting antibiotics when John’s healing didn’t work. I have seen others quietly seek out western medicine when simple health issues could not be resolved with John’s healing. I have seen people ignore health problems that started out small and became threatening issues because they were reluctant to seek the advice of a doctor for fear it would reflect poorly on their level of faith. People get food poisoning despite using the food disc (even with John at the table!) and sick despite using the cold and flu disc, so the evidence that these tools don’t work are there in plain view. But the pressure to keep up the charade that the healings work is intense. Anyone who challenges too much is ostracized. When the tools and healings don’t work excuses are made which usually falls on that person’s karmic shortcomings.

The elite workshop originated because John wanted to buy a very expensive house in Australia. He needed money fast to make the purchase and so they scrambled to put the elite workshop together, totally suckering those initial attendees into thinking it was some divine course that had been gifted by the angels. I can’t believe they pulled it off and have continued to find people willing to spend $10,000. But when the angels instruct John to travel abroad to exotic destinations and buy million-dollar properties and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating them….well…..that money has to come from somewhere.

Reddit

To those in CMA’s orbit: ask yourself how well it tallies with your gut feelings. Ponder what you do and don’t know about CMA and MJD and what gaps this new information fills in.

Like any cult, ex-CMA people often feel embarrassed and ashamed for being duped and would rather not talk about it. Years of wasted time, energy and money. It’s no surprise stresses caused by CMA-inflicted spiritual abuse would cause depression and other problems even when CMA are in the rear view mirror; which may also envelope friends and family.

Inside CMA’s chapel in Heavenly Mountain, North Carolina. Painting depicts Master John Douglas alongside the Master Angels, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and other assorted characters.

CMA exploit the fallacy of the sunken cost, having persuaded their believers karma will eventually become balanced given enough time and enough use of their spiritual tools and workshops.

CMA is full of people who know under the surface it’s bogus but have invested so much they want to see it through to an end that doesn’t come.

This sunken cost has caused significant debt for some escapees and current CMA members. Meaning the health issues that probably got them seeking MJD’s ‘healing’ are now compounded with financial worries.

Another framed piece in CMA’s chapel. Highly valued by Christopher Hartnett alone.

For all these reasons CMA must be investigated and torn apart. MJD, Hartnett and their inner circle are responsible for psychological torment of multiple persons for personal financial gain.

Springtime for CMA

CMA have announced their “Blissful Empowerment Tour” with an opening teleseminar on April 30th priced $99. Registration for ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ tour passes is open and likely priced at thousands of $ as in previous years. I expect the format of this “tour” to be entirely online audio streams like 2020.

May 11th update: I’m informed the “Blissful Empowerment Tour” follows same format as the Fall 2020 tour. 11 audio streams individually priced $250 and the Silver tour pass costs $2750. Do not send them money.

masterangels.org home page

Events were once announced and extensively promoted with unrestrained joy but none of CMA’s social media pages has mentioned any of it. A sure sign of CMA closing ranks and eventual decline.

I imagine only existing CMA members or newbies privately introduced are expected to attend these new events.

Christopher Hartnett’s big mistake was to formalize CMA and take it online. If instead it was kept on the downlow and local, Hartnett’s pushing of MJD might have remained on the fringes of transcendental meditation. But Hartnett, obsessed with going global, couldn’t resist using the Internet to help build a new imagined empire for MJD, to make CMA global virtually if not in the real world too. But Hartnett didn’t realize the Internet doesn’t behave like an unpaid promotions team or yes man. Nor is it the same Internet as in Hartnett’s younger years when to have a voice required traceable website ownership and a domain name purchase. Lies and scams get called out, by anyone anywhere.

https://masterangels.org/product/20210430-t-event-bj3manxar4o9z/

Here’s the mumbo-jumbo description for the April 30th teleseminar:

Each TeleSeminar is a way to get the latest unique insights from an Angelic perspective. Our guest speakers share the latest developments and spiritual concerns for our global audience. Registration includes a private online link to the event until four weeks after the tour.

Healing starts the moment registration is completed and continues powerfully at the event itself. Faith is what bridges the gap between a person’s karmic debt and their opportunity to be healed. During this event, participants receive powerful healings on multiple levels of mind, body, and spirit. Many issues are addressed during the group healing at the deepest “root” levels.

Each event is designed to impart a new level of perspective on and awareness of your energetic structures and their impact on your spiritual and physical health and well-being. Powerful healings on multiple levels of mind, body, and spirit are transmitted throughout the event, culminating in an extra-powerful group healing at the end.

If the new teleseminar and “tour” are anything like all their previous events they’ll consist merely of utter nonsense, self aggrandisement, baseless claims, interminable spiel, quack health advice, and other ramblings from the narcissistic charlatans Christopher Hartnett and “Master John Douglas”.

Simply stated in CMA’s own words, the tour will be of no benefit whatsoever.

My blog has lots of clips and analysis of previous teleseminars for those in any doubt.

There’s no explicit mention of MJD in the new event description. This is expected these days, an attempt to remove him and his troublesome presence from public gaze and critique. CMA continue to circle the wagons around him even as he holds sway over the entire operation.

Just so no-one forgets MJD and the absurdity he says and does, here’s another clip from the 2015 workshop video deleted from CMA’s YouTube. It comes just after he’s performed a “blessing” similiar to that seen in my previous clip.

2015 workshop with MJD, unknown location

You had for a moment the attention of all of the unknown celestial realm on your spirit. Something from every one of God’s creation came into you and its intelligence is now within you.

And for the reason of the following process you received that. We’ll do our general healing then I’ll be happy to be torturted by you for five minutes. But the next process for our new people whether you’re spiritual or not you’ll feel a difference.

To put it very simply, we’re going to allow the power of your soul to enter you to a level where it shouldn’t. Where you don’t deserve it to.

But we will restructure your energies down here to allow the soul to wipe your mind, emotions, and physiology of anything that is not corresponding to peace.

If I measure the new people [performs jerky arm & hand movements] especially after that blessing that’s a little higher than normal you have 40% peace in the mind, 10% peace in the mind, 30% peace. Your worries and stresses and agitations; neurotransmitters; thoughts; thoughts; emotions; tremor; look at her and look at him, what a bitch, I can’t [imitates babbling]; look at my pants today; look at my hair today; look at her, I hate her, what a bitch!

That’s all we do all day, right?

Look at that bitch in the lift!

That’s all we do.

MJD

Lest anyone mistake this post as promotion, I’ll clearly state:

I strongly discourage anybody from sending a single cent to CMA or taking part in the “Blissful Empowerment Tour” in any capacity. A fool and his or her money are soon parted.

Check Your Spam Folder

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.

“Divine Times” CMA newsletter 13 March 2021. Note the sender name “Master John Douglas”

How the comeback appeared on CMA’s twitter, as example:

https://twitter.com/churchofma/status/1370498058446798848

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. :

“Sing a good song. Sing a loving song. Sing a kind song, and sing an innocent song.”

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 help@masterjohndouglas.org