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.

30 Oct 2020 teleseminar

This is CMA’s most recent free “teleseminar”, 30th October 2020.

I thought I’d embed it here for anyone’s convenience, since it’s unlisted on YouTube on a secondary CMA channel. To get the link you had to register on the CMA site. I suppose this was an attempt to restrict it to CMA-friendly viewers.

It’s a pretty good example of a typical teleseminar and I’ve quoted from it quite a bit in previous posts.

There are timestamps in the video description.

It currently has 33 upvotes, 5 downvotes, and no comments:

Adoration of Master John Douglas

Despite MJD assigning attribution for his “miracles” onto his “Master Angels and the Supreme God”, and despite Christopher Hartnett insisting MJD and his Elites are merely “healing facilitators”, there is no shortage of gratitude and veneration for MJD personally. Indeed, it’s positively encouraged as part of CMA life.

The phrase “Thankyou Supreme Grand Master John Douglas” is a well-worn mantra of CMA. Formerly, the majority of their social media posts included the hashtag #thankyousupremegrandmasterjohndouglas but for some reason in 2020 usage has notably declined. Since around October the hashtag is infrequently used on CMA’s Instagram but earlier appeared in every post. On CMA’s Facebook there’s been no #thankyousupremegrandmasterjohndouglas tag since around March.

I’m not sure why that is. If CMA is trying to distance themselves from the supposedly independent MJD for legal reasons it’s totally unconvincing because their posts remain all about MJD and his philosophy and events. Besides, CMA was created to support MJD from the beginning anyway, and his name remains alongside “CMA International Foundation” in the titlebar of CMA’s homepage:

www.masterangels.org homepage

Or have CMA decided the phrase conflicts too much with their disclaimer:

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

masterangels.org

Here are examples of gratitude and thanks for MJD:

On July 7, 2010, I was diagnosed as having no discernible cancer.

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 anal cancer on January of 2010. I began taking chemotherapy in March and completed 5 chemo sessions on June 3. My doctor intended to provide chemo to me for the rest of my life. She was intent in convincing me that I would die from this cancer. I met John Douglas on April 21 and he changed my life. In our session, I felt the oily vapor of illness being lifted from my abdomen and I coughed as it left. I felt the blessing of his Master Spirit Guides as they surrounded me with loving strength. There was no need for “faith” as the experience was something that I “knew”. I have since played Master John’s CDs more or less constantly and have meditated with them daily. On July 7, 2010, I was diagnosed as having no discernible cancer. My immune system is strong, my anti-oxidant levels are high and my inflammation is extremely low. My circulating tumor count is zero. This is not due to the chemo. It is due to the work that is done by Master John Douglas.

AC – Beverly Hills, CA

http://spirit-repair.com (2006)

Well, I told him about that pain and in 2 minutes it was gone.

I have had chronic neck/shoulder pain for as long as I can remember. I didn’t put it together until he said something, but it has been ever since I started taking medication about 20 years ago and MJD said the pain was due to drug residues on top of my pain receptors. I stopped the meds 5 years ago, but some residues stayed in the body.

Well, I told him about that pain and in 2 minutes it was gone. Amazing. It had gone from mild to horrendous, annoying to debilitating, requiring pain medication, chiropractic and bodywork. I’ll keep you posted if it continues like this long term, but it’s been a few days and it feels like I will continue to be pain free.

Please send MJD my love and appreciation for the changes in me and for helping my father long distance and for spending so much time with all of us from Farifield. He is a wonderful man and very angelic.

RG – Fairfield, IA

http://spirit-repair.com (2006)

The first night in a hotel, I played Location Repair when we got into the room.

My friend and I traveled in Florida last week. The first night in a hotel, I played Location Repair when we got into the room. She said, “that Douglas stuff really works.” I asked her what she meant. She said that she sees spirits and it usually takes her a long time to clear a room, getting in the corners, etc. She said the room was clear of all in minutes. In the next hotel room, she asked me to play Location Repair as soon as we walked in. I played it in the rental car as well. She just ordered and downloaded Location and Spirit Repair, Location teleseminar, Spirit Repair DVD and the Food Repair Disc. She listened to Location Repair and wrote, “I feel so much better now that I am listening to Master John. Very powerful. So glad you got me going”.

CH – Silver Spring, MD

http://spirit-repair.com (2006)

As a sidenote: CMA removed a crucial part of the previous Facebook post when they reposted it:

CMA wouldn’t want to give people the impression MJD can kill viruses would they, no way.

Sidenote: Jutta Zimbrich runs CMA’s German affiliate

Friday night, I had a stroke (and then a miracle happened).

I was told it would be months of rehab to regain my speech and movement — if at all. … Now I am fully recovered

How this miracle happened may challenge some of you, but it is real. The power of prayer is scientifically documented — this takes it to a whole new level. Laura immediately contacted the Church of the Master Angels (www.masterangels.org). We have both personally had several miraculous healings in the past with this organization. It’s humbling and inspiring how quickly people rallied — a large group started to pray for us. Master John Douglas heard the call, looked in remotely from Australia, and worked on me personally — this is what saved me. I am not sure how much I can share publicly of the details I was told, but I am forever grateful!

It is a miracle and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Master John Douglas.

Robert Styler Facebook, August 2020

Some comments made on the above Facebook post:

Robert appears to be friends with Hartnett.

Next is a story from Hartnett himself, as told in the 21 March 2020 teleseminar :

“… I don’t speak untruth. Six days ago I came down with the worst flu I’ve ever had. It was a taste of this virus [COVID-19] we found out later.

We don’t usually ask John, he’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders with everybody dying, literally all of our family, people who are dying constantly, he’s constantly working on them. And my wife made a text she sent to John… I had a 104 fever for two days last week, could barely talk.

15 minutes after that was texted to Master John he killed that virus in my body. He called Linda and he said “Give him a while it was a mess, he had all types of things going on, double bacterias, different viruses exploding in his body, he said “I’ve killed it all” and literally 3 hours later my fever was 99 degrees, it took me two days to get back to normal.

This is just a taste of what Master John does. Constantly as we travel around the world I’ve personally witnessed over 25,000 of these healings whether it’s cancer, lupus … it’s a reality.

I’m a businessman, if it doesn’t work I don’t do it. I’ve seen so many miracles I don’t know what to do with them all.

Some are believers some are doubters.

Sustain your belief and turn off any doubt, negativity. 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 better but doesn’t…

Hartnett

I hardly need to say I have a hard time believing any of that. The way he speaks and how he purposely brings up doubters to gain listeners’ confidence is just like an old-fashioned travelling snake oil salesman hawking dodgy concoctions (Something MJD knows something about himself, more about that in a later post.)

“For the next hour and a half, I’m gonna ask you to literally turn off that part of your brain…” sounds like the opening narration of The Outer Limits: “For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear.”

“If it doesn’t work I don’t do it” but that could be said of anyone about anything (unless it’s MJD persuading you to use his useless tools.) What Hartnett should really be saying as a businessman is “if it doesn’t make money I don’t do it.”

Even if Hartnett really had this fever and his wife really called MJD, it’s no miracle his fever had reduced two days later, that’s pretty standard for fevers right?

I’m planning a later post all about MJD and COVID-19.

“It’s not that we’re zealots for John Douglas, Master John Douglas, it’s just that we’re grateful.

He healed me, my three daughters, my mother, my father, my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law … that’s what we’re grateful for.

How can we promote this guy, ’cause he won’t promote himself, he’s the humblest guy I know. it’s not like he wants millions and millions of followers, he doesn’t get off on that, there’s not an ego there.

His mission is to teach as many people as possible to do what he does, his advanced courses which I’ve taken, my wife, two daughters have taken. We love him …”

Hartnett, “Superhero of Love” podcast 12 Sep 2019

Hartnett created a church for MJD, commissioned saintly paintings of him for the walls of his gilted chapel and came up with the title “Supreme Grand Master” for him. But definitely not a zealot.

Most of those names you’ll find again and again commenting and sharing CMA material. I doubt any of them truly believe what they say. If any of this was true MJD would be world famous for real.

Jan Casebolt in particular I want to highlight as a lead promotor and booster for MJD. She has a @masterangels.org email address. She was supposedly cured of Sarcoidosis by MJD. Watch her in a CMA series called “Divine Miracle Stories”:

As of time of writing, video has 1355 views, 58 upvotes, zero downvotes

She’s certainly not the only core member of MJD’s spirit squad, most of whom appear in their own similiar “Divine Miracle Stories” episodes.

CMA YouTube

I’ve included the above ‘physical trauma’ testimonial because I find it funny how unimpressive it is. This person was hit by a suitcase and it hurt enough that she could ‘barely’ walk (oh so it wasn’t even bad enough to stop her walking completely?) An unknown amount of time later, the initial numbness/tingling was gone. 2-3 hours later the overall pain had reduced. Next day she was fine. Wow a miracle indeed! I guess this story is intended to show SFRs are suitable purchases for life’s little problems not only the big problems.

A glowing review of the Elite course:

There are many more thanks & testimonials I could add, I hope this post gives a good idea of them.