Taste of Elite

What do graduates of CMA’s Elite Development course get to enjoy? What “divine bliss” do they experience? Besides their color-coded lanyards, certificates, lighter bank balances and of course seeing “proof of God”?

Well, CMA spare no expense by celebrating their student body’s achievement with a fireworks display on Heavenly Mountain; where chairman Christopher Hartnett lives close to the CMA chapel.

CMA Instagram 30 August 2017. One silhouette is holding a bullhorn and wearing a pair of costume angel wings, is this Hartnett? Or could it be one of the famed “Master Angels” – no, they do not exist.
The general neighborhood of Heavenly Mountain. (Google Maps)

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New graduates, CMA higher-ups, and Elite weekend helpers attend the displays together. Notably, I don’t have any photos of MJD himself enjoying the show.

“Elite 2019, Kaboom”. CMA higher-up Susie watches the show, August 2019.

For some reason attendees often wear glowing neon rings and other light-up adornments while watching the fireworks arc high into the nighttime sky.

@WeLuvMasterJohn twitter (2019)

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No graduate photos arm-in-arm with their revered MJD, smiling proudly. No groupshot of happy graduates shared to promote CMA’s “world renowned secret knowledge” lectures.

Fireworks are not just for celebrating at Elite weekends, they appear to be brought out at other times when Hartnett and company desire.

Though enjoyed by those in attendance, these events are appropriately suited to the fatuous and wasteful Elite Development courses.

Since around 2020 these firework displays seem to be the only occasions where photos/videos are permitted by CMA. It was not always like this. Though rare, photos before 2020 included joyous moments at graduation ceremonies, gatherings at the chapel and receiving certificates from MJD:

An early Elite graduate happily shows off her official certificate signed “MJD”, 2013
August 2019. Note different colored Elite lanyards.
MJD passes out Elite graduation certificates at the CMA chapel while Hartnett rings handheld bells, August 2017

But firework photos are more shareable than photos like these. Everyone understands and knows fireworks. Firework photos and videos attract fewer questions than photos of a man wearing a garland of flowers, surrounded by admirers whom he hands certificates to inside a golden chapel.

The fireworks used are clearly powerful, expensive and numerous and give a considerable display, necessitating CMA to have a “fireworks clean-up” team ready. The wider Heavenly Mountain community advertises itself as a place of ‘peace’ and “rejuvenating tranquility”. The impact on surrounding homes can’t be ignored.

“The morning after the fireworks”, November 2015.
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‘Magic’, “angel celebrations”, “gratitude fireworks” are some of the words CMA people use to describe the displays.

A safe distance? August 2017
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Hartnett approves of the “Hour and a half of fireworks”, 26 August 2019

Do nearby Heavenly Mountain residents get to enjoy the show too or are they negatively impacted?

Knocking On Heavenly Mountain’s Door

CMA and MJD may be lying low right now, but a recent sign of life from chairman and MJD’s enabler-in-chief Christopher Hartnett left me feeling alarmed.

Hartnett has a Reddit account @tedhens he’s occasionally used since 27 November 2020 in attempts to defend CMA, replying to critics in an insulting and disparaging manner. He shields MJD from criticism and defends by attacking, employing small-minded ad hominem arguments. Hartnett’s crude patronizing nature is on display, at odds with a self-proclaimed spiritual ‘senior pastor’. Example:

I’ll take a longer look at his comments another time. And a deeper examination of his username deserves a dedicated post. Today I’m writing about his most recent Reddit post from February 7:

GunPorn subreddit 7 February 2021

Reading the comments tells me this collection of guns is highpriced, and the post was well-received in the ‘GunPorn’ community.

But why would Hartnett have so many guns? Is he expecting to need them? To supply to others? How far is Hartnett prepared to go to protect his “Supreme Grand Master” John Douglas?

Hartnett’s display of deadly fire power is for him another ego-boost for a self-centered narcissist absent of personal responsibility. Again he sees offense as the best defense.

In another Reddit comment attempting to defend CMA, Hartnett uses his gun interest to belittle his opponent who had happened to post a gun photo in an unrelated subreddit:

Cults subreddit 25 December 2020

Clearly the particular model of gun was not to Hartnett’s standards and he can’t resist using it as a way to win the argument by trash-talking not only the gun but by extension his opponent’s credibilty. Showing again his genuine character contrasts with his CMA persona of a man dedicated to self-development and elevating the world’s spirituality.

How do vitriolic attacks such as this affect one’s karmic balance? I hope Hartnett purchased one of MJD’s Karmic Mitigation Blessings after these fireworks, to stop anything returning to bite him in the future.

It wasn’t news to me Hartnett is a gun fan. Earlier in 2020 he followed in quick succession a large number of firearms Instagram accounts: @glockinc @coltfirearms @henry_rifles @rugersofficial and so on.

He also followed @realdonaldtrump that day. Relevant because in the following YouTube comment Hartnett reveals his politics of gun ownership was tied to voting for Trump:

TheGunCollective YouTube 14 Sep 2020

Elsewhere on YouTube, Hartnett has favorited videos such as:

He shared his policy on trespassers in 2012:

“We don’t call 911”. Instagram 18 July 2012.

So be warned, believers of MJD and members of the “community Church open to all seekers of truth, cosmic awareness and soul-realization”; arrive uninvited to the CMA chapel and you may get shot! Some ‘church’ right?

For Hartnett, the path of spiritual growth is a long and winding road until you get to knock on heaven’s door.

Hartnett’s cratering ambition is creation of a multi-million dollar global movement built around MJD, purportedly for the benefit of mankind’s global spiritual advancement. Akin to how Transcendental Meditation in the 1960s-70s was dependent on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, revered by Hartnett.

Let’s hope it doesn’t turn into the new Waco instead.