[Resolved] Adrian Freedman Eternal Heart SANTO DAIME Ayahuasca Retreat Leader / association with drug traffickers and those who make threats to kill, bad discernment in choice of daime helpers
Adrian Freedman of the Santo Daime Church has blundered by getting involved with a Johannes Maasland in Portugal, who has been arrested for trafficking in cannabis by the Portugal GNR.
He is a Daime helper for Adrian Freedman and imports Santo Daime clandestinely to be used at Eternal Heart Santo Daime retreats in a country where its legality is uncertain.
The Santo Daime (or Ayahuasca) is imported in such a way to avoid police or customs detection, and is dehydrated into medical pouches.
Adrian Freedman did not ensure that Johannes was ethically suited to be responsible for distributing the Santo Daime, and as Johannes was caught with other illegal drugs, reflects badly on Adrian, who also had trouble with the UK authorities for Santo Daime importation.
Johannes then went on to threaten to kill someone, and has also been implicated in stalking, harassment and other similar behaviours, whilst on police bail.
Adrian's discernment has failed in this matter and he has let down his movement. He is also dishonoured and disgraced for he must also share in the karmic consequence of his Santo Daime helper threatening to kill a Spiritual Master, a very serious offence against the Higher Power indeed.
This is the kind of disaster that happens when one lets amateurs import Santo Daime and access large amounts of sacrament.
As a result, amateurs in Central Portugal set up two retreat centres and they suffered a major PR disaster after making a series of mistakes, including threatening to kill someone, condoning the behaviour, and lending a helping hand to those who do.
A Spiritual Master was threatened with death when he had serious concerns about the ethics of the people running the retreats, and because Johannes thought the Spiritual Master was a police informant.
For more information Google Ayahuasca Portugal Scandal Wordpress, Sanctuary 1860 Ayahuasca and Earth Connection Portugal.
Adrian Freedman of the Santo Daime Church emailed a sincere apology for the disturbances that I had to go through in my life (with regard to the death threats) and sympathized with me about the situation. He said that he did not involve Johannes in importing the sacrament, but Johannes said that he was importing it for Adrian. As Adrian's apology was sincere, it is likely that Johannes was lying about who he was importing the sacrament for, for some reason. The others involved in the scandal have yet to apologize, but the matter with Adrian is resolved to my satisfaction. Complainant