Attila Akat @ The Sanctuary 1860 Ayahuasca Retreat Portugal — attila akat, alexandra akat, threatening court witnesses, lies, helping substance trafficker to jump police bail
THREATS TO COURT WITNESSES. In a serious matter with Attila Akat and Alexandra Akat, they helped a family member facing trial for the trafficking in 14 kilos of cannabis to evade justice and jump bail. That is not all either.
Also, the same individual was one of their core Ayahuasca facilitators and he threatened to murder someone blaming him as a police informant on the cannabis found, when he was not. When that person was threatened with murder and subjected to disgusting abuse by the family, then he talked to the police. It was because he was told he could be caused a hospital visit, be put in a wheelchair, and was a (censor) and a (censor). The rest of the family all joined in the mockery of that individuals because they did not want to take responsibility for the choices in their lives.
For the Akats, that was to leave America behind and a high paying job. They wrote about how corporate US was a big lie, how sales work meant lying to customers, they were disillusioned with the work, and big salaries, and nice cars. So they left it all behind to get involved in a close family run Ayahuasca and cannabis operation in central Portugal known as The Sanctuary 1860.
Many of them had backgrounds in the Holland Santo Daime, which was criminalized by a Dutch Court in 2018 making the transportation and distribution of Santo Daime a criminal offence. Because the Portuguese police in 2016 busted the brother in law, and sister of the Akats and found a cannabis farm, they thought it was not their fault.
They, meaning all the family, decided to blame a Spiritual Guru, who incidently foresaw fires. Every time the family mocked him, blaming him as the informant and calling him a (censor), a (censor) and should feel fear or expect to be finished off, (censor), (censor) or (censor), he saw fires destroying the centres of the mockers in visions.
Months later, they were destroyed by fire in what became known as The Santo Daime Catastrophe.
Alexandra Akat claimed the witness was a liar, lied on Go Fund me, lied elsewhere, to make false trails for a criminal to jump bail before anyone realized. There is proof.
She lied and said she never supported the actions in a plea to the Court witness to leave the Akat's out of it, but they were heavily involved, supported the abuse, blessing it, which in part, explains why they made a heavy loss in the fire and became permanently closed.
Alexandra Akat became agitated in May 2018 because it is assumed Attila Akat came back from Hawaii after being separated from Alexandra, his wife, for some months, and found no work. He was looking for paradise. On the day he came back as per Instagram and in the following days, both of the Akats threatened a witness to the Court, because a Court hearing was scheduled. It happened in June 2018 and the witness had to testify about malicious abuse and death threats from the Akats and others. In May 2018 Alexandra Akat and Attila Akat pretended to be the one who jumped bail, with their help, and claimed the witness would be (censored) and was (censor) and a (censor) of (censor).
The one that actually threatened the witness with murder, because of a strange metaphysical scenario, actually became absolved of karma and absonded from bail, and Court proceedings, to find happiness elsewhere doing (redacted) with (redacted).
But those that helped him took the karma of his actions, his pain and fear, and rage. It was because the Akats thought a (censor) was a (censor) and (censor), because they joined in the abuse as shamans, they took the energy and became filled with the inexplicable rage that originally consumed the one arrested with all the cannabis.
The Akats were offered an opportunity to be sorry and move forward and instead just spouted lies, trying to malign a police witness, claiming he would be finished off, (censor) and (censor). It is because they played the victim card, portraying themselves as victims to so called abuse, but they were the abusers, the ones dealing in substances and involved in threatening people with violence, and then pathologically lying about it after.
The police got involved and it is averted the Court injuncted them, as they stopped the abuse. But those looking to employ Attila Akat, or US Immigration, or indeed others doing background checks should know he has taking responsibility issues, does not tell the truth, cannot face up to his shortcomings, and WAS involved in helping a substance trafficker to jump bail and DID threaten police witnesses and NEVER apologized.
That is the truth, these people do not take responsibility and are dishonourable, they got involved in substance dealing, it went wrong, they have to deal with it and learn from their mistakes and to stop blaming other people for their mistakes.
Updated by Mick Ralph · Aug 04, 2018
Attila and Alexandra Akat are liars. The truth is he was named in many police reports after his brother in law threatened to kill a police witness. Attila Akat once worked in corporate America in marketing.
He appears to have become disillusioned with that work, making these comments on May 4th 2017 on his website associated with Sanctuary 1860, an Ayahuasca retreat centre offering Ayahuasca retreats until it burned down last year :-
In my many years in the corporate world changing jobs and positions from one company to the next, I experienced this exact feeling of "circus without a purpose" each day, every year.
It is not about the title, the size of office, the company car and any other materialistic things they give you to be a slave of the system. If there is NO PURPOSE or even living a lie by focusing on profit and sales growth each year, by squeezing partners and at the end telling consumers wrong things, then the daily circus is complete.
Don't be a part of this circus any more. Create your own circus with a CLEAR PURPOSE.
Live from the heart NOT from the mind.
He also abandoned a six figure salary and a life in the USA, presumably on a Green Card and left it sometime in 2016 to live with his brother in law and sister in law. He left the USA with the Akats to start a family run Ayahuasca business which involved his brother in law producing large amounts of cannabis.
On November 10th 2016 he, Johannes Maasland, the brother in law, was arrested with the substance. 14 kilos were found and LSD also, as well as the equipment to make cannabis oil.
Attila's brother in law then proceeded to claim that the Complainant, as well as a Plantiff in a lawsuit being prepared against the Akats by Court Prosecutors, was a police informant and turned up at the doorstep of his house on January 23rd 2017 and threatened to murder him.
Johannes then began to post defamation on the internet, whist on police bail, claiming he was mentally ill, should be afraid and would be killed before the police could do anything. Alexandra Akat was also found to have incited malicious defamation, spreading statements around that the Plaintiff was a liar.
The brother in law involved in the defamation mocked the Plaintiff and asked for more blogs to be posted, which counts as consent to the publications and a defence to a claim for damages from the Akats.
Other defences to the publications include statements made in self defence, truth and qualified privilege, as well as honest opinion and fair comments.
The Plaintiff was called to the police station to give a statement, upon which the police queried the role of the Akats in the trafficking in substances.
The police then added the Akats to the police file, and later, commenced Court Proceedings against the Akats for harassment of trial witnesses.
The Akats were never blackmailed for Euro 100000 as they claim, but they were served by registered mail a claim for legal damages in which it was clearly explained the comments or reviews could never be removed.
Attila has twisted the truth around in an attempt to portray the Plantiff as the cause of his professional downfall, and mistakes in judgment. It is because he partnered up with a family member taking stupid risks, cannabis farming on land, he knew about it, but left his life in the US anyway to get involved with the operation.
The claim for damages suggested the Akat's sign an undertaking to cease further harassment of the witness, their response in August 2017 was to have a family representative threaten to murder him, saying the police would not be able to help.
In any case, in August 2017, the Akat's ignored the damages bill, the response was to presumably incite the brother in law facing trial for trafficking charges to post that the Plaintiff would be killed before the police could help because that is what happened.
The Akat's denied involvement with the brother in law but their social media profiles and other evidence show otherwise, only parting ways in October 2017, after allowing him, their business associate, to post abuse and mockery of the complainant on the internet, with Alexandra Akat joining in.
In May 2018 Alexandra Akat posted comments on some other sites claiming blogs would be made citing the Plaintiff as of a sick mind if he did not remove the postings, which they cannot be, and threatened to denounce him to the UK Police.
That did not work as the UK police already knew about the problems, because they queried the role of Adrian Freedman in trafficking in Santo Daime in Portugal and the UK, because he was arrested in 2010 with the substance.
In May 2018, the Akats sent messages implying that the Plaintiff would be removed from his house and 'finished off'. They tried to pretend some of the comments came from the brother in law by pretending to be a 'big friend' but he turned out to be happy in (censor) and did not have a motive, but the Akat's did because Attila could not find work in Hawaii.
It is averred Attila Akat wants to return to the corporate life in the USA and procure employment. The Akats announced an intention to set up an Ayahuasca centre in the USA, but Ayahuasca is Schedule 1 prohibited. They have also been out of the USA two years which counts as abandoning a green card. It is averred the Akats, facing trial for harassment of Court Witnesses to substance trafficking by members of his family, who he partnered up with to run Ayahuasca retreats, want to return to the USA and find new work.
Perhaps in desperation they thought mocking the Plaintiff and labelling him of an evil mind would make him remove the postings but it did not work. That was in response to an offer to make peace and settle the damages informally, which constitutes restitution under Portuguese law. The response of the Akats was to post further abuse, labelling the Plaintiff sick.
The police and prosecution were informed. It is the truth Attila Akat and Alexandra Akat face Tribunal and are named in police reports. US Immigration should ask to see police reports from Portugal in any visa application.
It is fair comment that had they condemned the death threats and resolved the problems last year, they may have been able to move forward. But threatening a Court Witness with being 'finished off' and labelled of a 'sick mind' days before a Court case does not bode well.
They took no steps to apologize for their roles and instead twist the truth around to portray the Court Witness as the evil doer, but it was the Akats that got involved in a shady Ayahuasca and cannabis trafficking operation. They were involved in inciting death threats against witnesses, the response when told, was to also join in the mockery, a matter that has brought them into professional disrepute.
The wider Ayahuasca group turned on the Guru labelling him sick, evil, (censor), a peodophile, a (censor), a (censor), a (censor) and would be killed, murdered, hurt, sent to hospital and was threatened with being finished off.
This Proposed Settlement Agreement (the “Agreement”) states proposed terms and conditions that would settle the dispute between REDACTED (the “Plaintiff”), and Earth Connection Portugal, Sanctuary 1860 Retreat - and their associates, directors, partners, spouses or employees (the “Defendants”).
This settlement agreement, if agreeable to the Defendants and signed by a representative of them, and if settlement payment is made promptly by the specified date, settles all potential legal claims in relation to this incident of death threats:-
On January 23rd 2017 between 8.15 - 8.45pm, (redacted) were visited by Johannes Maasland, retreat leader of Earth Connection Portugal and business partner of the Sanctuary 1860 Retreat.
He made threats to kill if he found out that (redacted) told the police about his cannabis, which he did not. He was drunk and in an unpleasant, dark and abusive state. He claimed he had the power to put him in a wheelchair, be caused to go to hospital, or to be killed.
The threats were uttered in front of a witness, and there was no doubt as to the intent of the threats, namely to cause fear that wrongly directed violent attack or reprisal may be possible.
On the night of the incident, Johannes Maasland was associated with the Sanctuary 1860 Retreat Centre and clearly working for them as an Ayahuasca facilitator.
The parties to be released from all liability clearly all had business interests with the individual Johannes Maasland and must share the detriment caused by such offences against a (redacted), including settlement for harm, damages, loss of income, time, expenses and for general distress caused to his (redacted) - a witness to the incident.
WHEREAS, the Plaintiff and the Defendants agree to informally settle the matter to avoid formal litigation for damages as a result of the above conduct - namely that of making death threats as well as damages for malicious falsehood, defamation and criminal harassment done by the Defendant named Johannes Maasland with the blessing and support (to varying degrees) of the other defendants.
NOW, THEREFORE, In consideration of the mutual covenants and promises made by the parties hereto, the Plaintiff and the Defendants (individually, each a “Party” and collectively, the (“Parties”) covenant and agree as follows:
1. RELEASE FROM LEGAL LIABILITY
Upon the signing of this agreement by a representative of the named defendants and upon receipt of cleared payment of the proposed settlement amount by the date suggested, the Plaintiff agrees to release all of the named defendants and their associates from any civil claims in any jurisdiction, in regard to the threats, harassments and defamations made, either now, or in the future, and agrees the dispute is settled, on terms agreeable to him.
All parties agree that this settlement agreement and its terms is private and confidential, and its details will be kept private, mainly to preserve the dignity of the defendants.
The parties agree that this represents an appropriate, expedient, fair, constructive and reasonable proposal to settle the damages for the death threats, defamations, harassments and for losses of money/client income dealing with these matters.
The Plaintiff agrees that the defendants agreement with this agreement combined with the receipt of the settlement payment constitutes a formal apology to him and (redacted) for being threatened with serious violence or death, and for the serious malicious defamations.
The Plaintiff also agrees that the proposed private* and formal apologies settles any contentions about the ethics and integrity of the defendants and thus in essence grants them a forgiveness, a fresh slate and a blessing from (redacted) with regard to being ethically suited to engage in spiritual enterprises.
The defendants agree to provide written apologies to (redacted) in order to assist in removing malicious defamation posted on the internet by Johannes Maasland, designed to harass and intimidate witnesses to a criminal trial.
*Exception : The defendants agree that where (redacted) has been defamed maliciously, the letter will be posted showing the apology.
2. RELEASE OF FUTURE CLAIMS.
The Plaintiff agrees that this informal settlement agreement, when agreed upon, signed and the settlement payment is made promptly in good faith - irrevocably releases and forever discharges the Defendants and all associates from any future claims arising from the Incidents complained of.
3. SETTLEMENT AMOUNT.
In consideration for this settlement and release, the Defendants agree to pay promptly to the Plaintiff the sum of (as per settlement agreement) by bank transfer to this (redacted)
As full payment for prompt settlement of the dispute and claims, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and as a donation to the work of (redacted), to compensate for the trouble caused in this matter.
The payment reference must contain the word ‘Donation’.
The Defendants also agree to sign a notarized letter confirming the donation to the work of (redacted), which will also unreservedly and sincerely apologize for the behaviours complained of.
The defendants agree that the settlement payment does not include any kind of coaching, counselling or mentoring services of any kind under any circumstances whatsoever (including prison visits) and agree the payment not a payment to not testify in/co-operate with – the processes of a Criminal Court about the matter.
It solely settles the civil claims, losses of time, energy and income, as a result of the behaviour of the defendants, including giving a lesson in why planting cords into the energy field of (redacted) in the astral, with dubious intentions, whilst under the influence of Ayahuasca and cannabis, is not wise.
The signing of the agreement by the Defendants representative also confirms the payment will be made on time, in full and without delay.
How the payment is to be shared is a matter for the defendants to resolve.
4. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.
The Parties agree and acknowledge that time is of the essence with regard to the Settlement Payment and that if the Defendants ignore the proposed offer or do not act upon it, the Plaintiff is not bound to the agreement and the Plaintiff may commence formal civil litigation and may increase the damages bill further in the event of further abuses and instruct a solicitor to recover the damages, and the costs involved.
For clarity this means that the agreement only becomes active and the dispute fully settled when signed by the defendants AND when the settlement payment has been made, after which the Plaintiff will sign the agreement.
5. SIGNED AGREEMENT
The defendants should choose one representative to sign this agreement on behalf of all of them. That representative agrees to enter into the agreement on behalf of all defendants.
The signed agreement should be sent by email to (redacted)
6. FURTHER ASSURANCES.
The Defendants agree amongst themselves to not commit, encourage or incite any threats of violence, harassing comments or defamations, and any act such attributable to the defendants will immediately render the agreement null and void.
The Defendants agree informally and within themselves to tidy up their own ethics and integrity and agree to take proper ethical, moral and spiritual responsibility in the conducting of their Ayahuasca operations in future.
As per the terms and conditions of (redacted) past website, and in his Life Story (read by several of the defendants), and because this was foreseeable - the defendants agree that they are collectively and completely responsible for their own detriment (and financial loss) - aka karma - in this matter, caused by threatening (redacted) with violence or associating with/condoning/supporting those who do (whilst involved in, or supporting those involved in, illegal activities including drug trafficking under Portuguese law) and in that vein, no claims for damages against the Plaintiff will be entertained.
The Defendants agree that none of the websites created in the public interest and for reasons of public safety - to warn others of harm and danger (and to teach the defendants lessons in respect and self-responsibility) – can ever be removed, but should the matter be settled, the Plaintiff will simply make updates stating the matters have been resolved privately to his satisfaction and will make no further comment.
Nevertheless, the defendants entering into this agreement shows a collective remorse and regret for the behaviour of Johannes Maasland and thus warrants a complete forgiveness from (redacted) in this matter.
7. SIGNED AND DATED.
Signed and dated by both parties.
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