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Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems / her santo daime church involved in mocking court witness as mentally sick and deranged, disgusting abuse, death threats, legalization problems

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Charlotte Walsh of the Santo Daime Netherlands Church brands herself as a member of the ADF steering committee. The Ayahuasca Defense Fund is a fund that has the objective of helping people out of criminal trouble when the authorities make arrests for the importation of Ayahuasca, or in some cases Santo Daime.

Her own Church in the Netherlands ran into some serious legalization troubles.

It was in part due to a group of people from her Netherlands Church that believed threatening police witnesses with murder, or mocking them as sick and evil, or threatening to finish them off, or to malign them is of an evil mind, was wise. The position of the Ayahuasca Defense Fund was that the one threatened with murder was undermining the sanctity of the Ayahuasca movement in Portugal. However, it had none to start with.

Brothers and sisters of the Santo Daime Church that Charlotte Walsh was a member of decided to migrate to Portugal and then to deal in substances, including LSD and marijuana. The troubles began when the police raided the home of four people from the Netherlands running Ayahuasca ceremonies in Portugal.

Personal use of marijuana is tolerated in Portugal, but Santo Daime Church members opening Ayahuasca centres and growing many kilos of it, whilst dealing in LSD and other substances, and then making fun of the witness to Criminal Court, is not.

But the history of the Santo Daime Church is riddled with stories of victim-hood and persecution, playing the poor me when caught with substances, on one hand, trafficking in substances and flouting the law with apparent contempt, and on the other hand 'crying' about how badly they are being dealt with by the authorities on the other,

In what will probably go down as the biggest disaster in the Santo Daime Church since the inception of the movement in Brazil, the Santo Daime in Portugal, assisted by Santo Daime people in the Netherlands decided to blame the Spiritual Guru for the police raid and proceeded to make threats to murder, with others lending support.

The support for threats of violence against the Spiritual Guru was extensive and involved numerous retreat centres as well as importers of the Santo Daime Church. Representatives of the Santo Daime Church claimed he was a rapist, an arsonist, a child abuser, a pedophile evil, sick, twisted and the like.

Others in the Church decided to say that the (censor) was a (censor) and a (censor), and was a homosexual (censor) and a (censor) and would be killed, finished off, (censor) and (censored). The one threatened with murder offered peace terms, as well as suggestions to spare their practice from prohibition, but was sneered at, (censored) at, called a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor)-bag as well as a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor) and told that he would be murdered, crippled or (censored) or labelled as a (censor) of (censor).

The Santo Daime Church were worried about the one falsely blamed as an informant mentioning Santo Daime, because he was a Church member.

He made statements only after being threatened with murder by representatives of The Santo Daime Church on police bail for trafficking crimes, and threats to murder.

He was not interested anyway about the affairs of the Santo Daime, and only got involved when he was falsely accussed of being a police snitch or an informant. But he was not a snitch, the person got raided with the cannabis farm because he was afraid of being caught and complained about remote controlled police drones.

The police took the cannabis away and posted on their website about the police raid. Representatives of the Santo Daime Church tried to lie and malign the one threatened with murder as a sick and evil liar, threatening to smear him online if he talked to Court as a witness.

He was threatened with serious injury, violence and murder.

The Tribunal made an Injunction against those responsible for the witness harassment, process number of the Criminal Tribunal is 1544.18.3T9 GMR Tribunal Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal.

The police also got involved and filed complaints with the Prosecution and the Tribunal for witness harassment conducted by members of the Santo Daime Church headed by Adrian Freedman.

Adrian Freedman was served with Particulars of Claim for criminal harassment, a cease and desist order prohibiting further incitement of violence or mockery, as well as prohibiting circulation of private data and was told never to return to Portugal.

He thought that finding people to mock a witness as a peodophile was funny, but life taught him a lesson, by way of the State banning his Santo Daime and renewing their efforts to outlaw the activities of The Santo Daime Church.

The history of the Santo Daime is riddled with stories of victim-hood and persecution, playing the poor me when caught with substances, on one hand, trafficking in substances and flouting the law with apparent contempt, and on the other hand 'crying' about how badly they are being dealt with by the authorities.

The ADF showed no interest in correcting statements that implied a police witness was undermining the sanctity of the Ayahuasca movement in Portugal, which encouraged people to post disgusting abuse.

As a result the one threatened with murder and violence explained the problems to the Public Prosecutors in the Netherlands.

The Criminal Court of Appeal in early 2018 in a landmark ruling after 21 years of tolerance, ruled AGAINST the Santo Daime after the Church pre-emptively started a war with the Netherlands State in 2016, which they lost also.

The main decision from the Amsterdam Court of Appeal is that the import, possession, and use of Ayahuasca leads to an unacceptable danger to public health.

This means that, from [protected], Santo Daime works in the Netherlands are illegal and that their practice was CRIMINALIZED.

For the record

Charlotte Walsh was told:-

In my opinion, the matter of (redacted( being threatened with murder and violence, and being branded an evil, sick and twisted pedophile and the like in response to speaking to the police to ensure the safety of me and my family,
spells doom for the freedom of your practice.

As the ADF states, ethical responsibility is a must, when it is not there, rouble follows. As you also know, your Church has a history of operating without permission, doing works when you are told no, flouting ethical guidelines, and then playing the victim card when your people are caught trafficking in LSD
and other substances.

In my opinion, the criminalization of your practice is a teacher to heal the victim story and to heal the hubris that leads the Church to believe disgusting abuse and death threats toward me will save your practice.

By all means be an advocate for the legalization of the Santo Daime, but be sure that within your Church and within the ADF that such advocacy does not cross lines.

But I can tell you, a Church that believes it can threaten a witness to the Courts or to the police to be quiet or to withdraw testimony, under threat of murder, violence or being maligned as sick and evil, will not experience a good
outcome, that would be because of unresolved ethical problems.

Should I experience further incidents of being threatened with murder, violence or death, or any incidents of disgusting mockery - whether incited by the ADF or any other factions of your Church, of course there will be very
serious civil and criminal repercussions, and further involving of the police and authorities.

As you are a law professor and tout yourself as an expert in 'drug policy' it should be obvious to see your Church has some serious problems in its approach.

Its story of persecution by the authorities goes back a century and has nothing to do with me, but once its leaders and representatives start to persecute me for talking to the police about threats of murder and violence from those caught with drugs in your Church, and involved in disgusting mockery and harassment of witnesses to Court I get involved and present sorely needed lessons in ethics and morality to your collective that sticks its fingers up at such values, demonstrated by the fact its representatives boldly claim to be able to murder people, or malign them as sick and evil for standing up for the well-being of their families.

It is a Church also that time and time again, imports substances without legal permission, assuming it is legal, but it is said that assumption is the mother of all failures.

Sooner or later, of course there will be police raids and legal troubles
with that approach.

Charlotte Walsh was also invited to sign a letter of condemnation:

It has been brought to our attention that members of the Santo Daime Church, with origins in the Netherlands, opened an online retreat centre and were then arrested with large quantities of prohibited substances by the Portuguese GNR.

Afterwards members of the Santo Daime Church sent you messages saying you were sick and evil, would be murdered, finished off, looked like a (censor), was an arsonist, would flounder in hell for eternity, would have blogs made about you saying you were of a sick and evil mind, were full of (censor), that you were mentally sick and deranged, and similar.

It was because they accused you of being a police snitch and proceeded to try and threaten you with murder to make you be quiet in Court.

As a result, you obtained injunctions against them in Court prohibiting them from posting disgusting abuse and defamation about you on the internet because you were a witness to the Court.

Regardless of our personal feelings about the prohibition of the sacrament and legalization issues in our homeland, we cannot excuse this behaviour by any members of our Church.

There is no ethical, moral or legal justification for harassment and mockery of witnesses to Criminal Proceedings. We condemn those who threatened you with murder, we condemn those who labelled you sick and evil, for defending yourself against such appalling behaviour, which is not representative of the values in our wider Santo Daime movement.

We confirm that the Ayahuasca Defence Fund does not assist such individuals on any level.

We confirm that the Santo Daime Church and the ADF does not condone the mockery, harassment and intimidation of witnesses to the Courts and to police investigations, we also confirm the ADF had no role in inciting this behaviour and wish to apologize for what has happened, on behalf of the Santo Daime Church in the Netherlands.

We completely and unreservedly condemn the behaviours complained of and those responsible and aspire to be ethically responsible in our work with entheogens.

The future of the legalization of our practices is on the line, behaviour such as this, sets a very bad example, but we assure you it is an isolated incident, behaviour not aligned with our religion or our values, a matter that we completely condemn and one we will learn from.

We are very sorry that you had to experience this behaviour.

Charlotte Walsh …………………………………………………… Date ……………………..
(Ayahuasca Defence Fund)

As yet UNSIGNED

Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems
Charlotte Walsh University of Leicester Drug Policy Legalization Problems

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Nov 3, 2018
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      3rd of Nov, 2018

    Opinions. Legalization Issues for Ayahuasca

    The matter also brings up lessons predominantly in ethical and moral integrity for those wishing to procure legal sanction (legalization) for their practices with medicines such as Ayahuasca or Santo Daime.

    This shows there is a correlation between the importance of being grounded in ethical and moral integrity – and the outer status of the legalization or prohibition of a hallucinogenic substance in a Court. Where ethical integrity is absent in a group, getting legal sanction for the use of hallucinogens is difficult as best, and at worst, impossible.

    The Powers that Be tend to command respect, to work with the sacred medicines one must have integrity, be able to tell the truth, have respect, be able to take responsibility and be ethical. Unfortunately such values are rarely present in the Santo Daime, those groups that do not have them, tend to face legal problems in their work with the substances.

    Also authorities want to be respected, they want to see their decisions respected and other laws respected as well. One does not want to be seen not to give anything back to society, or to be contemptuous to the Courts or to flout other laws.

    If the law says no to an activity, no clearly means no. In this matter, some involved in the disaster went against the law invoking police investigations and other similar troubles, on top of the fires.

    The truth is for those with unchecked hubris issues who believe they can disrespect law, ethical and moral authority and do as they wish, going into the criminal justice system or having everything taken away by the forces of nature is a perfect way to purify heavy duty karma and to teach humility, and also moral lessons.

    If one is disrespectful to the authorities or makes serious mistakes in relation to ethical integrity or breaks other laws, naturally this has adverse consequences on any Court process for legalization.

    The Court of Appeal in the Netherlands ruled against Ayahuasca in 2018, prohibiting its use.

    Many of the problems in the Santo Daime Church stem from the fact that they believe they can break the law, and when they are persecuted, blame the authorities or others rather than take responsibility for the fact they violated the laws.

    The so called ‘big bad authorities’ are only manifestations of the inner demons, slay the inner demons and the authorities may well become friendly and more understanding, after all the outer is a reflection of the inner.

    So often the Santo Daime proclaim they have the ultimate right to do what they like and no-one should be able to interfere, but freedom also comes with responsibility. The mechanisms of prohibition act as moral checks and balances to counteract the problems to society that would manifest from uncontrollable hubris, importing and distributing substances with impure intentions and most importantly, a matter often overlooked, to ensure people do not get trapped in substance consciousness.

    They claim it is their religion but they debased the original doctrine of the founding father Mestre Irineu which forbade cannabis.

    All those who used the cannabis debased the doctrine and explains also why they are losing their wars with the authorities.

    It is honest opinion is that the main cause for the persecution of Ayahuasca Churches is down to unresolved karma, insufficient ethical integrity and issues with hubrisand those Churches involved in abasing people of high integrity or debasing awareness in favour of ego-hubris, whilst disrespecting the law of the land, invoke karmic misfortune.

    The lesson is to heal their karmas and to take more awareness into their works, and to not fall into the trap of chasing the light and ignoring the darkness, because the latter one day then rears its head for healing.

    The leaders also have serious responsibilities, some failed in those areas and became spoiled also, amplified by the ongoing karma of legal wrangles with the authorities and Ayahuasca prohibition.

    Adrian Freedman lost his battle with the authorities to procure freedom for his Santo Daime after a series of devastating wildfires that burned down many homes and retreats in the Santo Daime, killing 100 people, adverse Court cases that ruled against the Santo Daime, injunctions served on those in the Santo Daime involved in witness intimidation, scandals, losses, misfortunes and a host of many other untold troubles attributable to the workings of karma that put a stop to his works.

    His started in 2010 with Encontro 2010, a business that was started by Mr Freedman for large scale Santo Daime works involving hundreds of people in the United Kingdom. At that time, some members of the Church boasted about how they could insert people in Customs and Excise undercover to wave through vast amounts of Santo Daime substance.

    When Adrian Freedman attempted to order enough Santo Daime from Brazil for 600 people for one week of works, Customs and Excise impounded the substance, made raids on various houses in Totnes, taking away vast quantities of Santo Daime tea that was never returned to the group. He was brought before Court, and the prosecution said in a letter that they did not accept that the DMT in the Santo Daime fell outside of prohibition. He was told explicitly that further attempts to import the substance would result in prosecution.

    After almost 2 years on bail, with an anklet and subjected to other severe restrictions, no charges was brought, but it ended the Santo Daime in the United Kingdom.

    To quote his own words from a site, citing fair use:-

    However the situation is far from over, as the Prosecution also wrote in their letter that It is not accepted that the N-Dimethyltrptamie (DMT) found in the tea falls outside prohibition imposed by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In other words they still maintain that ayahuasca is illegal and so fresh attempts to import it could result in arrest or prosecution. Quite where this leaves us in terms of next steps is difficult to say, at least until after the next court hearing, but both Adrian and (removed) are committed to continuing this battle until the use of the Daime as a sacrament is given the legal recognition it deserves.

    It would be honest opinion to say continuing the battle means continuing to import the substance, illegally, an intention reflected in his very own words.

    Soon after, in 2012 the Portuguse authorities specifically denied permission for the use of Santo Daime substance in ceremonies, the Church in Portugal tried three times to get legalization, but failed. They were told no.

    But in 2013 and 2014, Adrian Freedman with the help of Monte Mariposa Retreat Centre run by Andy Pears from the UK, along with Miguel Abreu, as well as Gravito Retreat Centre, run by Miguel Humblet and Shobha Brennan, hosted ceremonies without legal permission. To compound to the problem, the gatherings became degenerate, places to smoke pot, weed, marijuana, etc, and to deal in other substances prohibited by law.

    It is averred Gravito became uncomfortable with the gatherings fearing police raids as Adrian Freedman ran out of places to host the gatherings, they also had problems getting enough Santo Daime. Still on a quest to make big Santo Daime and cannabis parties in Portugal, he enlisted others to set up retreat centres that could host such events, using people willing to import Santo Daime concentrates illegally, and people willing to grow vast amounts of marijuana to be sold and shared at gatherings.

    Mestre Irineu was against the use of marijuana, but Adrian Freedman's works were of his own making, by his rules, run by assistants with alcohol and substance abuse issues, grappling with mental health and respect problems, and people that believed drinking alcohol after Ayahuasca ceremony was a wise idea. The combination of ayahuasca, alcohol and cannabis makes people degenerate and makes the works not spiritual works, but illegal substance abuse parties, plain and simple.

    In 2014 he was told to tidy up the act, but had no power over the group as they did not respect him, if Adrian told them not to smoke marijuana, they smoked it anyway. By the end of 2014 his quest for freedom for Santo Daime became a quest to be powerful in Portugal for large scale Santo Daime and cannabis smoking events, in a country where the first is prohibited, and the second prohibited to traffick or distribute to others.

    Personal use of marijuana is tolerated in Portugal, but Santo Daime Church members opening Ayahuasca centres and growing many kilos of it, whilst dealing in LSD and other substances, is not.

    But the history of the Santo Daime is riddled with stories of victim-hood and persecution, playing the poor me when caught with substances, on one hand, trafficking in substances and flouting the law with apparent contempt, and on the other hand 'crying' about how badly they are being dealt with by the authorities.

    The problem was moral grounding and ethical responsibility, qualities Adrian Freedman and his people showed no interest in developing, because Santo Daime mixed with cannabis takes them away, as explained in a free ebook called Santo Daime Revealed Drugs, Lies and Fraud.

    The author explains how he was threatened with murder also, explaining why the Santo Daime has spoiled itself by using marijuana in works. He explains how it messes up people's energy fields, makes them deranged and mentally unstable, sometimes causing psychosis requiring professional mental health treatment with medication.

    The truth is that Adrian Freedman uses other people to do his 'dirty work' namely trafficking in the substance and growing marijuana for events, and has other people that can make trouble for people that defend themselves against threats of violence and murder.

    Because he got it wrong, his people got it wrong too, culminating in a police raid on a centre he denied founding, but he founded it, with his blessing, and provided the Santo Daime.

    The police in Portugal on Nov 10th 2016 found 14 kilos of cannabis, three big sacks, and many pots of marijuana. They found LSD and cannabis oil making equipment. The individual was named Johannes Maasland and was one of Adrian Freedman's key persons in the running of the Santo Daime in Portugal.

    The Santo Daime in Portugal thought it was the fault of someone who foretold the troubles, Adrian Freedman's associates and friends got involved in behaviour which constitutes witness harassment for which there is no legal excuse, it also was conducted by many people and consitututed 'cultural intimidation' against the witness by the Santo Daime who was not an informant on the police raid.

    But Adrian Freedman's people thought he was, labelling him a sick, evil, mentally deranged (censor) and a (censor) and several times threats to murder were made, as well as attempts to make him not go to the Tribunal as a witness to threats of murder and criminal defamation.

    The Santo Daime wanted to portray the fact the witness was a sick and evil liar, and was making up stories about babies being dosed with substances, cannabis farms, retreats not declared for taxes, death threats, substance dealing and a host of other maladies on the ground.

    There is evidence all of the Ayahuasca community in Portugal were warned of catastrophe on April 19th 2017, the responses in being told to tidy up their act were widespread but came under the umbrella of disgusting abuse and mockery, as well as threats to hurt or kill.

    The Santo Daime people on a mission to be famous in Portugal for Ayahuasca, decided to pick on a Spiritual Guru, poking fun and laughing at him, making peurile jokes and claiming he was making prophecies of fire to make fear, but then the fires came and destroyed their homes and retreat centres, and the retreat centres of their friends.

    The general response from the Santo Daime group in the UK and Portugal was to turn on the Spiritual Guru, as if it was all his fault, threatening to murder him, an act that sparked off Acts of God, invoking further destructive fires. Those disclosures come under qualified privilege, as the Guru foresaw in June 2018 a lightning strike would destroy a temple and cause fatalities, his previous prophecies came true.

    They did what can only be described as a 'tea works of death', because this karma of threatening to kill a Spiritual Guru was concentrated and consecrated in a tea work, and many many black stones were made, and then shared around with the family members and friends, some of whom claimed that such a behaviour was good work for humanity, was advancing light-work in Portugal, and these individuals claimed they were ayahuasca experts and knew what they were doing, desiring to be number 1 in Portugal, for Ayahuasca.

    Friends of Adrian Freedman spouted hatred at the Guru and said he was a (censor) and (censor) and a (censor), others said he would be sent to hospital, put in a wheelchair or be murdered. Many centres were destroyed and all hell appeared to break loose, it was bad for the Santo Daime, fire after fire came and burned down centres in the Santo Daime as he foresaw. They said he was making prophecies to make fear, but 11 centres were burned down in inexplicable, unusual and freak fire events that bore the hallmark of Acts of God.

    The Guru was always in favour of freedom of religion and indeed freedom for the Santo Daime, when balanced with moral responsibility. He was an advocate for legalization of the responsible use of Ayahuasca and Santo Daime as a lot of his work came from prophetic revelations in Santo Daime ceremony, the fires happened as he foretold.

    Each time they threatened to murder him or said something nasty about him he saw in visions fires burning their houses and retreat centres down.

    They decided to pick on the Guru, poking fun and laughing at him, threatening to murder him, making peurile jokes and claiming he was making prophecies of fire to make fear, but then the fires came and destroyed their homes and retreat centres in what became known as The Santo Daime Catastrophe.

    He also foretold blow-ups, scandals, prohibition for the Santo Daime, but then they turned on him, did not heed the prophecies and manifested the karma of misfortune and prohibition that his prophecies were designed to avoid.

    They, the Santo Daime people in Portugal, also made serious mistakes in conduct, in public, for the authorities, police and the Courts to see, including threatening to murder police witnesses, trafficking in illegal substances at publically advertised retreat centres, disrespect to society, malicious abuse, irresponsible behaviour, blaming others, dishonesty, hubris and a lack of integrity, and the debacle will no doubt bring very bad luck to the Santo Daime.

    Adrian Freedman looked the other way and blessed the behaviour, an action that spoiled him, as he learned lying oneself out of a situation or supporting witness vilification and mockery, spelt doom for his Santo Daime.

    In June 2018 a Criminal Tribunal (Criminal Court) injuncted the owners of Earth Connection Portugal and The Sanctuary 1860 prohibiting them from making threats of violence, posting malicious abuse and defamatory statements against the witness to the proceedings.

    He was threatened with violence and murder.

    The police got involved in that matter as well and filed complaints with the Prosecution and the Tribunal for witness harassment conducted by members of the Santo Daime Church headed by Adrian Freedman.

    The Tribunal made an Injunction against those responsible with permanent effect on the four named people below, process number of the Criminal Tribunal is 1544.18.3T9 GMR Tribunal Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal.

    The people that the Criminal Injunction refers to are Johannes Maasland, Alexandra Akat, Attila Akat and also Daniela Markert, sometimes known as Dani Mar or Daniela Mar. All four are brothers and sisters of The Santo Daime Church.

    The injuncted parties were involved in running Ayahuasca retreats in Portugal and advertising them online, their work was started with the assistance of Adrian Freedman of The Santo Daime Church.

    In early 2018 Adrian Freedman finally gave up on his quest to free the Santo Daime, taking down webinars where he portrayed himself as a poor me victim to the authorities, but in truth he is just a member of a criminalized substance trafficking organization that collapsed as a result of threatening people with murder and violence to advance the Santo Daime.

    He brought so much woe and trouble to his family and to the family of his wife, bringing them all into dishonour and shame, he finally gave up.

    His Eternal Heart business was closed down and dissolved, his associates dealt with by police and the Courts, Adrian Freedman realized after the fires that his work in Portugal was finished, and is finished.

    His behaviour brought shame to the Santo Daime, his support for mockery of Court witnesses blew up in his face, destroying his Santo Daime and invoking prohibition by the authorities. His friends thought a police witness was a loser and would be murdered, retreat centres hosting him claimed he was a gay (censor) and a (censor) and poked fun at him claiming he was making prophecies of fire to make fear.

    His life work to free the Santo Daime ended in humiliating defeat, disgrace, dishonour and losses, as everything about his Santo Daime was destroyed, culminating in a landmark ruling in Holland AGAINST the Santo Daime after 21 years of tolerance.

    The main decision from the Amsterdam Court of Appeal is that the import, possession, and use of Ayahuasca leads to an unacceptable danger to public health. This means that, from 28-2-2018, Santo Daime works in the Netherlands are illegal.

    The Court lent toward the side of public safety and implied public safety supersedes any freedom of religion.

    Adrian Freedman LOST the war for freedom of the Santo Daime, his brothers and sisters involved in making death threats and mockery of people who foresee fires, lost their homes and centres to freak wildfires, they LOST their quest to be powerful in Portugal for Ayahuasca.

    Their power was taken from them by God, those who consecrated hubris in Santo Daime works, lost everything, their professional standing, their homes, their centres, their legal freedoms and some were injuncted by a criminal court.

    Adrian Freedman was spoiled by his own darkness and hubris, reinforced by long standing 'Totnes hubris'.

    He drank too much Santo Daime and smoked too much marijuana, everyone else followed him, became contemptuous druggies, undermining the sanctity of the Ayahuasca movement in Portugal, and ultimately, bringing a renewed curse of prohibition and intolerance for Santo Daime.

    His friends Johannes Maasland, Daniela Markert, Alexandra Akat and Attila Akat were handed down an injunction by a Criminal Court in Portugal, their dream of setting up Santo Daime centres and being popular, was also destroyed, because of their hubris.

    The police took the cannabis away and posted on their website about the police raid. Alexandra Akat tried to lie and malign the one threatened with murder as a sick and evil liar, threatening to smear him online if he talked to Court.

    Threats were made also of murder and violence if he did not take down the reports, so they were uploaded on sites that do not remove, citing public interest, truth, self-defence, qualified privilege and moral justification for the postings.

    The Tribunal made an Injunction against those responsible with permanent effect on the four named people above, process number of the Criminal Tribunal is 1544.18.3T9 GMR Tribunal Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal.

    The police also got involved and filed complaints with the Prosecution and the Tribunal for witness harassment conducted by members of the Santo Daime Church headed by Adrian Freedman.

    Adrian Freedman was served with Particulars of Claim for criminal harassment, a cease and desist order prohibiting further incitement of violence or mockery, as well as prohibiting circulation of private data and was told never to return to Portugal.

    He thought that finding people to mock a witness as a peodophile was funny, but life taught him a lesson, by way of the State banning his Santo Daime and renewing their efforts to outlaw the activities of The Santo Daime Church.

    The fire also taught him a lesson because he defied the Gods by way of hubris, a very serious offence indeed for any spiritual leader. He was warned of fires and loss of life, and stuck in finger up at the warning, in October 2017, 41 people lost their lives as 5 centres were destroyed by prophecized fires as a karmic reaction for threatening Spiritual Gurus with murder and death.

    The Santo Daime family of Adrian Freedman including Daniela Markert, as well as Andi Bock and Olly Perry, and Attila Akat along with Alexandra Akat thought that laughing and making mockery of the Guru was funny.

    They kept drinking Ayahuasca and poked fun at prophecies of fire, saying he was on a mad trip, making fear, was evil, deranged, (censor) and (censor). They claimed he would be set upon by (censor) and would feel the (censor) in his (censor).

    In 2016 and 2017 he foresaw many fires and made recommendations, but the group turned on the wiser brother and prophet amongst them, in essence, turning on (redacted), spitting at it, abusing and mocking it, claiming he was a (redacted), a (redacted), a (redacted), a (redacted), a (redacted) and a (redacted) amongst other obscenities.

    Each time they turned against him he had visions of fires destroying retreat centres in the Ayahuasca scene in Portugal.

    It caused a chain reaction of karmic blow-ups and the family lost their houses, their professional standings, their karmic merit and experienced downfall. 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.

    The Guru had visions of fires destroying retreat centres and their houses, the group claimed he was making up prophecies to make fear, and was sick, evil, twisted, deranged, a (censor), a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor).

    The centres appear to burn down as a karmic reaction in response to Guru's grounded in the astral power, being threatened with murder and violence.

    Adrian Freedman's work with Santo Daime, is over, he has LOST the fight for freedom for his Santo Daime.

    His freedom for the Santo Daime has become a farce, a travesty, a perversion of all that the original doctrine of Santo Daime stood for, named and shamed for hubris, in front of the Santo Daime peoples of the world who do behave themselves.

    Adrian Freedman was caught with his pants down so to speak for operating illegally in Portugal and being a supporting party to mockery of witnesses to Criminal Court, a very serious offence indeed, one that authorities always take seriously, and punish for.

    The Tribunal made an Injunction against those responsible with permanent effect on the four named people above, for clarity they are Attila Akat, Alexandra Akat, Daniela Markert and Johannes Maasland, process number of the Criminal Tribunal is 1544.18.3T9 GMR Tribunal Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal.

    The Criminal Court of Appeal in early 2018 in a landmark ruling after 21 years of tolerance, ruled AGAINST the Santo Daime after the Church pre-emptively started a war with the Netherlands State in 2016, which they lost also.

    Documented members of the Santo Daime Church made threats to murder a Guru whilst on bail for trafficking substances, they were helped by many others also of the Santo Daime which explains why the Santo Daime Church is filled with the karma of black stones, and the karma of renewed prohibition for its work in multiple countries.

    The cause of all the troubles can be summed up as contempt for law, contempt for awareness, hubris issues caused by combining Ayahuasca and cannabis which degrades moral awareness, an absence of integrity and unsuitability to host Ayahuasca ceremonies, compounded by offences against the teachings of Mestre Irineu, offences against the Guru, offences against the family of the Guru, offences against Source (God) and victim mentality which shows itself as people behaving badly in Portugal and portraying themselves as victims of the evil of the Guru when their Ayahuasca enterprises and lives fall apart.

    As for the Santo Daime people in Portugal, they now have to live with the fact that their collective bad behaviour has done serious damage to the Santo Daime Church, brought untold trouble to their families, set a bad example to the authorities and the Courts - and brought the karma of dishonour and disgrace to many other brothers and sisters in the Santo Daime that have to share the karmic load for abasement of the Guru from a place of hatred and hubris.

    Previous responses to similar messages telling everyone to behave themselves was to claim that the Guru would be murdered or finished off

    He was not against the freedom for the Santo Daime, but the karma of such serious offences to his work, can only translate into prohibition as God intervenes and moves karmic stones around, and causes authorities to make adverse decisions against the Santo Daime Church.

    Adrian Freedman's behaviour brought shame to the Santo Daime, his support for mockery of Court witnesses blew up in his face, destroying his Santo Daime and invoking prohibition by the authorities. His friends thought a police witness was a loser and would be murdered, but the Santo Daime are the losers as God intervened and made the Dutch Courts rule against the Mother Church.

    The main decision from the Amsterdam Court of Appeal is that the import, possession, and use of Ayahuasca leads to an unacceptable danger to public health. This means that, from 28-2-2018, Santo Daime works in the Netherlands are illegal and that their practice was CRIMINALIZED.

    The fires are a teacher in humility and respect for medicine, it is Gods way of telling people not to abuse Santo Daime. Several recommendations were ignored in 2014, 15 and 17, that could have averted the disaster, but they were in their egos and thought they knew better and that making fun of the Spiritual Guru was wise, but now 100 people are dead as he foresaw, the police are investigating the Santo Daime throughout Portugal, families have been torn apart by karma, having lost everything and forced off the land by fires, now their works are CLOSED.

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  • Wi
      4th of Nov, 2018

    Witness intimidation is when an attempt is made to threaten or persuade a witness not to give evidence to the police or courts, or to give evidence in a way that is favourable to the defendant. In most cases, the offender will be the defendant or the defendants family or friends.

    A further form of intimidation may be thought of as 'cultural intimidation'. This occurs where family or friends of the victim or witness try to dissuade him or her from assisting in an investigation or an inquiry. There may be a variety of reasons for this including bringing shame on the victim's family.

    In addition, there may be norms of behaviour within a culture for dealing with criminal matters that do not involve the formal agencies of the criminal justice system.

    Section 51 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 United Kingdom creates two offences:

    s.51(1) creates an offence directed at acts against a person assisting in the investigation of an offence or is a witness or potential witness or juror or potential juror whilst an investigation or trial is in progress; and

    s.51(2) creates an offence directed at acts against a person who assisted in an investigation of an offence or who was a witness or juror after an investigation or trial has been concluded.

    The offences are triable either way. In the magistrates' court, the maximum penalty is six months' imprisonment and/or a fine to the statutory maximum. In the Crown Court, the maximum penalty is five years' imprisonment and/or a fine.

    Such offences go to the heart of the administration of justice. If there is sufficient evidence of witness intimidation the public interest requires that normally such cases should be prosecuted.

    Criminal and civil proceedings can be taken against the intimidators who could then face jail

    Witness intimidation is a serious offence and a conviction for the offence will, unless the offence is fleeting and in the heat of the moment, there is a high likelihood that any convicted defendant will end up with a sentence of imprisonment.

    In cases where there are threats of violence to witnesses and/or their families or deliberately seeking out witnesses the case will always go to the Crown Court.

    The law in relation to witness intimidation is set out in s51(1) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. It states that a person commits an offence if he ‘does an act which intimidates, and is intended to intimidate another person and he does the act knowing or believing that the victim is assisting in the investigation of an offence or is a witness or potential witness or a juror or potential juror in proceedings for an offence and he does it intending thereby to cause the investigation or the course of justice to be obstructed, perverted or interfered with.’

    There is no specific ‘defence’ e.g. reasonable excuse to witness intimidation.

    When tried in the Crown Court the maximum penalty for witness intimidation is 5 years imprisonment.

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  • Wi
      4th of Nov, 2018

    The Santo Daime Church and its representatives were involved in condoning the abasement, humiliation and mockery of witnesses to Criminal Court Proceedings in relation to trafficking in substances and importation of the Santo Daime. They were also involved in threatening Court witnesses with violence or murder, or implying that bad things would happen if the witness testified.

    One representative of the Santo Daime Church threatened murder, another threatened being smeared as sick and evil, another pretended to be a Private Investigator threatening to close down the witnesses bank account, others threatened irrepairable harm to business and reputation, which led a Court to injunct some responsible

    There is evidence to show when told of serious abuse by associates of theirs, the leaders response, most notably Adrian Freedman of the Santo Daime Church was to look the other way as their friends were encouraged to humiliate a witness to police investigations.

    Some of it came from facilitators of Ayahuasca centres set up with the help of Adrian Freedman, they were raided by the police and threatened to murder someone blaming him for the raid.

    The humiliation conducted with the silent approval of Mr Freedman was done to try and threaten off, or discourage a witness in criminal proceedings. They were proceedings for substance trafficking and threats to murder, as well as threatening the witness to Court.

    There were also inquiries by the UK Police into the matter of babies and children being given substances.

    The attitude from the Santo Daime Church is apparent, namely spouting disgusting abuse at others, blaming others for their problems, labelling people mentally ill for wanting an apology, or even claiming people can be killed or murdered.

    Many in the Santo Daime Church 'helped out' with the cultural intimidation in various ways in an attempt to save their practices from being scrutinized by the authorities.

    The key responses from representatives of the Santo Daime Church is that the Court Witness would be murdered or finished off, would be defamed as a person of a sick and evil mind, would flounder in hell, and similar.

    It is assumed that the objective of the Santo Daime Church was to try and pretend the witness was a liar.

    But Adrian Freedman's attempt at plausible deniability backfired as the ICO forced his group to turn over data incriminating them in the running of Santo Daime ceremonies without legal permission.

    The data contained information about Santo Daime events held throughout Europe and debunked the notion that the witness was deranged and a liar.

    A letter emailed and mailed to the Prosecutors office in the Netherlands for review in the Supreme Court contained CDs, flash drives, police reports and other files regarding the Santo Daime and its role in threatening a witness to the investigations conducted by the authorities into substance trafficking and threats to murder, as well as giving Santo Daime to children against the wishes of the authorities, and dealing in other prohibited substances.

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  • S9
      5th of Nov, 2018

    A strike off application was been made by Adrian Freedman, the partner of Noriko Moonbird Takahashi, to dissolve his religious organization known as the Eternal Heart Centre Ltd from the Companies House register in the United Kingdom. Registered Company 06258193.

    Eternal Heart was a cover name to pretend to the authorities the organization was about love, but it was a mask for a psuedo-criminal substance trafficking operation, organizing substance retreats illegally, in multiple countries. The role of the organization was to organize and import Santo Daime in multiple countries, often without legal permission.

    As per Charlotte Walsh's ADF website, which admits to the absence of permission

    The UDV attempted to gain recognition as a Religious Collective in Portugal but was denied 3 times by the Portuguese Religious Liberty Commission (CLR). In 2014, a branch of Santo Daime in Portugal, the Céu do Cruzeiro de Luz, created the association Comunidade Daimista de Portugal (CDP). This association, in addition to its ecological objectives, aims for recognition as a formal religious institution in Portugal, however the Portuguese government has denied the CDP a few times, including in 2012.

    Santo Daime

    A branch of the Santo Daime, Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz, has been fighting for recognition as a formal religious institution in Portugal for many years. In 2004, the church applied for recognition in the RNPC National Registry of Collective – Religious, Non-Catholic Persons. After years of waiting, it gained the status of a civil association – though not an official religion. In 2011, the church applied for recognition as a religion as well as for authorization to use its sacrament in its ceremonies, but was denied.

    The case that the Santo Daime was refused permission is beyond dispute and thus they were operating illegally in Portugal, despite the fact that the leader was investigated in the UK by the Serious Crimes police for importing substances and fraudulently evading duty on imported Santo Daime.

    Once members of the Santo Daime threatened the witness with murder and the Data Commissioner forced them to turn over the data, they filed for dissolution. They had to close down their operations.

    Eternal Heart implies Eternal Love which in spiritual terms equates to God's Love, the foundation of all reality.

    They claimed to be of love but the truth is that defiled God's Love in many ways, stuck their fingers up at the Holy Doctrine of Mestre Irineu, they labelled a Spiritual Guru, sick, evil, twisted and a peodophile, were involved in threatening to murder him, and by so doing, debased their own Santo Daime practice.

    All those who cursed him and spouted ill at him experienced separation and heartache in their relationships, because they hated God's love. Their hearts were filled with hatred and bad thoughts, they thought God's Love was evil and sick, so they invoked terrible suffering in their lives.

    According to some sources in CEFLURIS, the Brazilan Santo Daime Church, Adrian's practice was an abomination of the sacred doctrine. Some that did not want to be named, explained that within the Church there is a lot of abuse of various kinds, viciousness, maliciousness and many other instances of people abusing the sacred sacrament.

    Others confirmed that the use of cannabis, or santa maria, is strictly not allowed in the spiritual works, some explained that when cannabis was allowed in works some people because deranged and unstable.

    The Santo Daime claim freedom of religion but the founder of the Church specifically forbade people to use cannabis in the works, its very own website states as suc.

    This explains why the Santo Daime in Portugal, and indeed Adrian Freedman, treated the Guru as deranged and incited threats to murder, because he reflected back to them their own mental derangement caused by abuse of substances including cannabis.

    But in this case they manifested a curse of prohibition for the Santo Daime, a lesson in healing their egos, humbled by circumstance, in the experience of loss and suffering, maybe then can find healing and atonement for hubris, for arrogance, hatred, evil, maliciousness and plain bad respect.

    The one threatened with murder by a representative of the Santo Daime Church was always in favour of freedom of religion and indeed freedom for the Santo Daime, when balanced with moral responsibility.

    He was a key advocate for legalization of the responsible use of Ayahuasca and Santo Daime. but then they turned on him, did not heed the prophecies and manifested the karma of misfortune and prohibition that his prophecies were designed to avoid.

    They, the Santo Daime people in Portugal and representatives of the Church in the Netherlands, also made serious mistakes in conduct, in public, for the authorities, police and the Courts to see, including threatening to murder police witnesses, trafficking in illegal substances at publically advertised retreat centres, disrespect to society, malicious abuse, irresponsible behaviour, blaming others, dishonesty, hubris and a lack of integrity, and the debacle will no doubt bring very bad luck to the Santo Daime.

    Recommendations were made to AVOID the scandal, the response from one of the key members of the Santo Daime Church was that he would be murdered, killed or sent to hospital. Others in the Santo Daime Church decided to say that he was a (censor) and a (censor), and was a homosexual (censor) and a (censor) and would be killed, finished off, (censor) and (censored). The one threatened with murder offered peace terms, as well as suggestions to spare their practice from prohibition, but was sneered at, (censored) at, called a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor)-bag as well as a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor) and told that he would be murdered, crippled or (censored) or labelled as a (censor) of (censor).

    When given an opportunity to sign an undertaking agreeing not to commit further acts of violence against the witness, one of the key supervisors of the Santo Daime Church in Europe claimed he would be murdered and the police would not be able to do anything about it.

    Others in the Church before several Court hearings tried to threaten him to not speak to the Court under threat of being defamed as sick and evil. In fact, it was implied that many in the Church would make blogs claiming the witness was sick and evil.

    In ancient Greek, Hubris referred to actions that shamed and humiliated the victim for the pleasure or gratification of the abuser.

    In this case people in the Santo Daime poked fun at a Spiritual Mentor claiming he would be murdered, killed, was a (censor), should fear for his life, was mentally deranged, sick, evil and the like. Even operators of spiritual retreat centres got involved, helping people to spout abuse at him, or giving the silent approval for people to poke fun at him, saying he was a (censor), a (censor), a (censor) and a (censor) and would flounder in hell for eternity, and murdered before the police could help.

    It was a very bad mistake that was compounded again and again until God intervened and sent the fires.

    They derived pleasure from abuse and mockery of the Spiritual Guru grounded in the astral power, the karmic reactions were devastating. It was a manifestation of nemesis that follows from hubris.

    In ancient Greek religion, Nemesis was the goddess who enacted retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods).

    100 people were killed in the fires and many homes and retreat centres burnt to the ground, as prophecized. The families brought dishonour and disgrace to all within the Santo Daime, they invoked a karmic curse of prohibition for the Santo Daime.

    They disgraced themselves in front of the world and are a manifestation of all that is bad in the Santo Daime.

    They wanted fame and fortune for Ayahuasca, but the act of threatening to kill the Guru, and a police witness threatened with murder as well, and then labelling him sick and evil, goes beyond any notion of comprehensibility.

    They called him stupid, a plank-head, an idiot, a (censor) and a (censor) but made a series of mistakes that defy common sense.

    They also made those mistakes in public, they showed the authorities that a public Ayahuasca centre has no qualms about mocking Court witnesses, or threatening to kill people, and then lying about it or slurring them as sick and evil to deflect away their own moral rottenness.

    They are in essence making a statement saying we can do what we like, break the laws of the country, threaten to murder people and blame other people for our problems. This shows spiritual immaturity and ignorance, for all to see, and it bodes bad for the Santo Daime.

    They offended the prophet and God sent punishment.

    The complaint from various representatives of the Santo Daime Church is that they have been disadvantaged and had their Ayahuasca practice debased and as a result, believe a Spiritual Guru should be murdered or put in a wheelchair.

    Many people in Portugal lent assistance to the behaviour and there is much proof, many of them ran spiritual retreat centres touting themselves as being of high integrity and wisdom, or vessels of pure honesty and truth, then the fires of 2017 taught them lessons in humility and put a stop to their work.

    Clearly all this is most unfortunate for the Santo Daime Church.

    The truth is that all the appalling behaviour from the Santo Daime brothers and sisters in Portugal and the Netherlands is clear for all the authorities to see and they are all the architects of their own downfall and demise, and not I, they are disadvantaged by their own karma and contempt for the laws of Portugal.

    Many people gave blessing and support to those who threatened to murder him it was because too much Ayahuasca and cannabis destroyed their awareness and moral sensitivities, and made them behave irresponsibly.

    Documented members of the Santo Daime Church made threats to murder whilst on bail for trafficking substances, they were helped by many others also of the Santo Daime which explains why the Santo Daime Church is filled with the karma of black stones, and the karma of renewed prohibition for its work in multiple countries.

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  • Tr
      5th of Nov, 2018

    A branch of the Santo Daime, Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz, has been fighting for recognition as a formal religious institution in Portugal for many years. In 2004, the church applied for recognition in the RNPC National Registry of Collective – Religious, Non-Catholic Persons. After years of waiting, it gained the status of a civil association – though not an official religion. In 2011, the church applied for recognition as a religion as well as for authorization to use its sacrament in its ceremonies, but was DENIED

    They were still DENIED as of October 3rd 2017, a representative of the Santo Daime Church in Cascais made these statements in an email to someone threatened with MURDER by another representative of the Santo Daime Church:-

    Looking at this Picture, you look more like a homossexual pedophile

    We informed ourselves and the police that this church in Lisbon Cascais have an open process for legalization of their practices.

    The name of the individual was Miguel Abreu, a buddy of Adrian Freedman and one of the leaders of the Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz operating illegally in Portugal. Miguel Abreu runs Monte Mariposa in the Algarve, running Santo Daime retreats without permission. His role was to incite his office workers to mock the witness as mentally deranged, sick, evil and deranged.

    One office worker apologized in a letter for using the F word and claiming the Guru was an arsonist.

    They also claimed to have a lawyer ready to start working, implying the one threatened with murder was possessed by an evil spirit, implied he was involved in raping underage boys, was involved in serious crimes, and implied he was involved in acts of arson in the June 2017 Pedrogao Grande fires that killed 66 people.

    The same Santo Daime Church claimed to be working as a private investigator, implying that the one threatened with murder would be watched, denounced to the police as a peodophile, would have secret files made about him, was having his bank account tracked, claimed it could be closed and then made allegations of arson.

    On SIX separate counts Miguel Abreu of Monte Mariposa in Santa Catarina do Bispo in the Algarve made nasty allegations that implied the Guru was setting fire to peoples retreat centres and lands.

    Then what happened was a deranged individual in 2018 tried SIX times to burn down Monte Mariposa Retreat Centre.

    The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced on Saturday the arrest of a 25 year old man suspected to ignite at least four forest fires in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Tavira.

    In a statement, PJ said that the first of these fires occurred on 04 August, at about 00:35, six points ignition distinct from each other, having consumed a hunting area, pasture and trees, carob and olive trees.

    According to officials, at a later date, always in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, allegedly in a drunken state and under the influence of psychotropic substances, using lighter, the suspect held new ignitions that just have not reached large given proportions the rapid intervention of firefighters and air assets.

    The arrest occurred in the context of an investigation supervised by the public prosecutor of Tavira.

    In 2018 the Ministry of Justice interviewed the one threatened with murder by the Santo Daime Church and queried the nature of the substance use.

    They asked about how it was sold and distributed in Portugal, and started the processes to formally ban.

    Portuguese law states that those caught with Ayahuasca or the Santo Daime are substance addicts in need of help and therapy, but distributing or selling the substance comes under trafficking.

    In Portugal trafficking in substances attracts a 4-12 year prison sentence.

    As a result any chance that the Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz had to legalize their substance use in Portugal, was certainly lost as a result of the behaviour.

    Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz had close connections with Adrian Freedman in the United Kingdom, he tried to pretend he was not associated with them but the ICO forced him to turn over information that proved there was a connection. He used their people to host ceremonies and in some cases, to import the sacrament.

    The police became interested in the matter when it transpired the Church started importing the substance without the water, a concentrated DMT preparation.

    In Brazil the water is removed leaving a sludgy liquid. It is shipped in medical pouches, perhaps declared as medical goods for customs, then the water is added before use.

    The result is it makes a substance that has a much greater measurable DMT content, it is no longer a natural brew in that state, and it is imported in ways to avoid police and customs detection.

    It is the latter that the Church were most worried about and tried to discourage the witness from testifying, but in Portuguese law, one must testify if called. One has no choice.

    The Church caused the problems by wrongly accusing someone of being a police snitch and making threats to murder. There were also witnesses to the death threats, the Tribunal took safety measures when taking the testimony about what happened.

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  • Mi
      7th of Nov, 2018

    Many of the problems in Charlotte Walsh's Santo Daime movement can be attributed to the mistaken belief that the law does not apply to them. The matters raised in the reports fall under matters of public interest and can be used by Charlotte's students in order to understand the complexities underlying drug policy especially in matters of drug legalization.

    They can use the example of a police witness being threatened with murder by key representatives of the Santo Daime Church and substance traffickers on police bail to understand the moral and ethical problems that trouble the Santo Daime Church and how that spoiled its standing with the authorities.

    They can then understand the relationship between responsible behaviour or lack of it, and how that can manifest as the prohibition of a drug related activity by the authorities.They can see also what can happen if people are wrongly accused of being police snitches and then subjected to disgusting abuse and threats of murder by members of organizations trying to secure legalization for its importation of the substance.

    As background reading they can also read Santo Daime : Drugs, Lies and Fraud, a PDF that can be found on the internet which writes in detail about the demons in the Santo Daime Church.

    They can also do a study of the problem of hubris as well as mental illness caused by the use of cannabis. It is well known that those who use cannabis and alcohol can experience cannabis psychosis or other mental health problems. It is also well known that Ayahuasca can also exacerbate mental health problems if they are pre-existing. Those leaders who promote the use of all three substances in unison are obviously irresponsible.

    It is also well known that the use of psychedelic drugs can cause mental health issues, most prevalent in those who use many drugs together, mix their drugs, or mix their drugs with alcohol, or do not have a proper framework for their use, set and setting.

    The whole matter serves as a textbook example of why some control and regulation over the importation of drugs is necessary in society and also why the religious defence to using or distributing drugs is flawed, especially where there is no religion in place, or a false claim of one.

    It becomes a slippery slide where any drug use, dealing or distribution of drugs, or substances can be claimed as a religious activity or an activity that should be allowed under the provisions of human rights. Then people just continue to do the drugs, trafficking in the substances, and claiming victim-hood later. Often there is no religious practice at all, it is just drug use and drug dealing, plain and simple.

    People then use LSD, marijuana and all manner of other drugs, claiming it is their religion.

    The religion claimed can is essence be called doing drugs and in some cases dealing in drugs, one website shared these comments

    Use Only One Sacred Medicine or Sacrament

    If you are using multiple substances—especially other controlled substances, such as San Pedro, psilocybin mushrooms, or even cannabis—it will be hard to argue that ayahuasca is essential to your religion. This isn’t denying that various sacred medicines can play complementary roles in one’s practice; yet, legally, and practically, if a multitude of substances are being claimed as essential to the religion, it calls into question whether one really has a coherent spiritual practice and doctrine. There are existing precedents regarding this.

    What then happens is that those involved in the drug related activities somehow believe the laws do not apply to them, to an extent that also explains why the Santo Daime Church believe it is acceptable to threaten to murder people, lie about it, or portray the ones threatened with such, as sick, evil, twisted and a (censor).

    The Santo Daime had that problem in Ireland, namely that they though the laws did not apply to them. In that matter a Santo Daime Church member known as McCabe was brought before Court on charges of importation.Mr McCabe pleaded with the court that the prosecution was an interference with his church’s fundamental rights.

    However, Judge Jones replied: “According to your law you are acting in the law, but according to the law of the land it is an illegal substance”.

    “It is not my law, this is something that is blessed, ” Mr McCabe answered.

    Judge Jones said he was going to give him a chance and not convict him, but added that he was not setting a precedent nor giving McCabe the right to use the substance.

    He said he was striking out the case, however, he warned Mr McCabe, “that does not give you a licence to carry on”.

    Adrian Freedman and the Céu de Cruzeiro de Luz had the same problem, both were told no by the authorities. The former is well documented for a raid by the police in the United Kingdom when he tried to import the substance for 600 people.

    The latter were told no three times by the State in regard to the use of the substance.

    In both instances the evidence is clear that despite being told no by the State, they thought the law did not apply.

    Those that opened up an Ayahuasca retreat centre online and promoted themselves as Santo Daime and then went on to get caught with vast quantities of marijuana and LSD by the police did not think the law applied to them either.

    They and their families, and indeed the so called Eternal Heart Centre also thought that because they were Santo Daime the laws around witness harassment did not apply to them, but the Court ruled differently, handed down an injunction by a Criminal Court during proceedings for trafficking in prohibited substances.

    Adrian Freedman also thought the laws about dosing babies with substances did not apply, but the police in the UK did not agree and began investigations into the practice of underage drinking, of Ayahuasca.

    The list is endless but the theme is the same, a belief that the laws do not apply, and then life usually teaches them a lesson.

    The lesson for Charlotte Walsh of Leicester University is that if your organization is involved in implying police witnesses are liars or are undermining the sanctity of a religious practice, if threatening people with murder can be called one, then the matter will be brought up for healing.

    Her students can see some of the difficulties her Santo Daime Church faces and what the real issues are.

    The matter demonstrates that the organization does not take responsibility for its choices and decisions, namely to commit crimes against the State and believes portraying themselves as persecuted for being labelled substance traffickers advances the cause.

    Time and time again the brothers and sisters in the Santo Daime cross borders with the substance, then people get caught.

    Regardless of what legal defence they have, substance trafficking is substance trafficking.

    Legalizing substances is not the answer to substance related criminality either, it does not address the underlying causes that promote substance use in society, nor does it address the serious harms that can occur by uncontrolled use and distribution of substances by organizations with a track record of appalling behaviour and contempt for the laws.

    That is very easy to prove because one can do a search for Ayahuasca in Holland and one will find countless websites offering the substance, despite the fact it was outlawed by the Netherlands Court of Appeal in 2018.

    It means that often those involved in the substances do not respect the authorities.

    When those involved then try and sue the authorities for taking away their drugs it goes wrong. It is the truth that if the authorities want to seize the Santo Daime, they will seize the Santo Daime. Picking fights with them changes nothing.

    Fundamentally it is an attitude problem which can be interpreted as the Santo Daime Church saying to the State you have no right to tell us what to do or interfere in our practices. The truth is very different, they do, the matter has already been decided in Court.

    There was a verdict in the Court of Appeal on the Santo Daime, the Court punished the Santo Daime.

    ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2018:689

    The right to practice religion can be overruled by the authorities in matters of public safety.

    Law students studying drug policy can also look at the matter of indigenous shamans that practice Ayahuasca and why they are often immune to persecution. There must be something different about them and the Santo Daime Church.

    It might be that they are following their religion sincerely and with devotion and that is why they do not have the persecution problems.

    They are honest and respecting, keep their work low key and do not offend the authorities, so the authorities tolerate.

    It was written on another website about Ayahuasca this,

    Yet, this tolerance could quickly change, due to a number of factors:

    -a high-profile case where someone gets injured or dies, -a media exposé that catches the attention of conservative religious political forces; a Timothy Leary-like character who brings national exposure to him or herself; internal conflicts and accusations from within the ayahuasca community, or revelations about financial impropriety or tax evasion.

    The problem for the Santo Daime is they believe they are immune to law and moral consequence, import and deal in substances, can do what they like, stick their fingers up at the Courts and those who tell them to behave themselves and believe they can threaten to murder people without consequence.

    However in this matter there is a consequence, unwanted and adverse negative attention for the Santo Daime Church as well as further rulings of prohibition in the Courts and a renewed intolerance for the Santo Daime by the State.

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  • Et
      7th of Nov, 2018

    The Eternal Heart Centre wishes to issue these public apologies to the complainant Free Spirit.

    The Eternal Heart Centre unreservedly apologizes and condemns the disturbing nature of the complaints including abuse, mockery and threats to kill. On no level do we condone or support such behaviour and we can confirm the behaviours are not ones we sanction.

    Dear Free Spirit,

    On behalf of the Santo Daime Church, I unreservedly and sincerely apologize for the distress caused to you and your partner because of the death threats made by someone in our movement connected with an ongoing police investigation, who was arrested with a large amount of cannabis and other illegal substances.

    We must now accept some moral responsibility for the matter, because Johannes Maasland and Daniela Markert were members of our Church, who participated in our retreats often, and through us, was introduced to the Path of the Santo Daime.

    Their behaviours are not ones we bless, condone or support.

    He has shown himself to be reckless, morally irresponsible and respect-less for the law of the land and he is clearly unsuited to the work.

    We have examined the death threats made which implies you could be killed before the police can do anything about it.

    Because these threats were made by one within our wider community we are deeply hurt and shocked by what has happened.

    We confirm our movement condemns such despicable behaviour, and we encourage people in our wider communities to respect the laws of the land and to respect life.

    Johannes behaviour brings shame and dishonour to us all, and reflects badly on us as a whole and we do not condone the illegal cultivation of cannabis.

    This matter has shown is the importance of ethical awareness and moral integrity in what we do, as you have pointed out, and we acknowledge over the years that there has been weaknesses in those areas, and now, strive to learn from this experience.

    We also acknowledge there are other lessons that this matter has presented to us, and we now know that we must take them seriously in all the work that we do, so that this never happens again.

    We have decided to make a priority, the development of ethical and moral awareness, in all who attend our gatherings, so that we can promote good and respectable behaviour, respect for law and respect for other people.

    We accept that these ethical, moral and spiritual lessons have been presented to us, at great cost, danger and risk to yourself and your partner – and that your role in our movement, has clearly been to reflect back big lessons at the risk of serious injury, or even death, a matter that is deeply troubling for us.

    I also unreservedly and sincerely apologize for the distress caused to you and your partner because of the other abuses posted online by him and ‘friends’ of The Sanctuary 1860. Some of those postings labelled you mentally ill as well as suggesting you should feel fear in your trousers, or be killed before the police can help.

    His postings were insulting, degrading, disgusting and not representative of how we expect any of our followers to behave in their daily lives. We must now accept some moral responsibility for the matter, because Johannes Maasland was a member of our Church, who participated in our retreats often, and through us, was introduced to the Path of the Santo Daime, and who indirectly, with the help of Daniela Markert (Dani Mar), founded The Sanctuary 1860.

    The Sanctuary 1860 was founded by members of our Santo Daime Church, who have clearly lost their moral way in their quest to be number one in Portugal for Ayahuasca.

    This whole sorry tale has been a wake-up call for us in the importance of ethical practice as you say, and in the light of this we will endeavour to do all we can to bring more clarity and grounding to every aspect of our practice, both in and out of the workshops.

    We condemn all the abuses that you have witnessed at the hands of Johannes Maasland and The Sanctuary 1860, as well as at the hands of their friends and families and we encourage all those in our movement to take responsibility for their mistakes.

    We do not condone the illegal cultivation of cannabis in our movement.

    We are appalled by some of the behaviours that have occurred, and are deeply ashamed about what has happened and it reflects badly on all of us.

    We expect all who attend our gatherings to respect the laws of the land and to behave themselves responsibly in their lives and will remind our followers, in future events, to do so.

    In addition to the other apologies presented, I also want to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize for the insults you received from someone in the Cascais Santo Daime Church group.

    The individual who did not name themselves, but implied they were from the Cascais Church - labelled you a homosexual peodophile (which implies that you like gay sex with underage boys) and this insult was clearly done to offend

    Obviously, for someone in our movement to make such an offensive insult, without any justification other than from a place of pure hatred, is totally appalling, and I, as a Senior of the Santo Daime Church, am totally ashamed of this.

    In addition to the other apologies presented, I also want to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize for not taking the matters presented seriously before. When brothers and sisters of my Church mocked and insulted you, claiming you were a (censor), would be killed, was an arsonist, mentally deranged and a homosexual peodophile, I did not want to take ethical responsibility and condemn my associates and friends responsible.

    This was because I chose loyalty to those who lost their ethical way, rather than to the ethical authority of the (censor), expert in matters of metaphysics and astral matters.

    I did not respect you or your wisdom and now we are all suffering for that mistake, because of our ethical shortcomings and our collective failings in being able to take responsibility for our mistakes, our hubris, our hatred and our unresolved issues.

    When someone in our group threatened to kill you before the police could help, I did not intervene then and condemn the behaviour outright that would have saved so much trouble for me and my aides.

    You warned me of fires and to stop the works, but I did not and the fires came.

    We take back claims from members of our Santo Daime Church that you are full of (censor), that you are mentally sick, evil, a (censor), a peodophile, a (censor), a (censor) and and were involved in acts of arson.

    Some of them mocked you, and they paid for the mistake with life-changing losses, as you foresaw.

    I assure you that we will learn from these matters and as a leader, I take full responsibility for all the abuse and mockery, it reflects bad on me and on the Daime family, I now know that I must foster better morals and standards in our groups.

    I am totally ashamed of myself and everything that has happened in this matter.

    Thank you for being such a beacon of uncompromising integrity, hopefully others may learn from your example.

    However, sadly, and with all the best intentions in the world we cannot control the thoughts, words and actions of others. In the meantime, i take this experience as a lesson and a teaching and will do my best to take advantage of the opportunity to be a better person and a better group leader.

    I feel so sorry for the distress and disturbance you have suffered as a result of stupid and irresponsible behaviour, and the way it reflects badly on all of us. By the way, I look back on our long association and i appreciate your luminous presence in all the spiritual works we shared.

    Wishing peace, good health and love for you.

    Adrian Freedman
    Santo Daime Church

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  • Me
      8th of Jan, 2019

    The bulk of the problems came from Adrian Freedman inciting people to mock a police witness as mentally deranged and stupid to try and discredit him as a sick and evil liar. A Criminal Court ruled against his people.

    He wanted the authorities to believe he was stupid, a discreditable witness, making up lies about Santo Daime, police raids and other things. But the police took seriously the testimony about the matter of Mr Freedman giving Santo Daime to babies and children, Charlotte Walsh admitted the practice in a web post.

    For some reason Adrian Freedman was raided two times at his house in Huxhams Cross in Totnes back in 2010. In August 2010 the authorities went to his house and raided the Santo Daime. Then, three months later, he was raided again at the same place !?

    He did not learn the first time and instead increased the amount of the substance imported into his house, the very same house, to the tune of 54 litres, after he had already been raided once. A news archive featured this information about Adrian Freedman, the women arrested were Noriko Takahashi and Nancy Swinnen.

    A powerful hallucinogenic drug linked to a religious organisation has been seized in police raids across South Devon for the second time in three months.

    Police say they found 54 litres of Ayahuasca, a liquid which contains the powerful hallucinogenic dimethyltryptamine, a designated Class A drug, in a garage in Dartington.

    The haul, one of the biggest ever found in the UK, followed a drugs raid on a home at Huxham’s Cross, the same home police raided in August when they seized quantities of the same drug.

    A total of four people were arrested in the raids which also took place at homes in Staverton, Harbertonford and Kingskerswell.

    Police believe that all four people have links with the Sainte Daime church in which the drug is used as a ‘sacrament’.

    A blend of Christianity, South American and African religions, the church was founded in South America in the 1930s but has spread to the US and Europe where worshippers are believed to meet at each other’s homes or in local halls.

    A 48-year-old man was arrested at the Huxhams Cross address while three women aged 33, 31 and 37 were arrested following raids on the other addresses in Moreleigh Road, Harbertonford, West Hill Terrace, Kingskerswell and West Park, Staverton.

    The women were released on bail pending further inquiries while the man appeared in Torbay Magistrates accused of drug offences.

    Police said the raids were carried out as part of Operation Zephyr –– a South West-wide operation targeting organised crime and involving five forces –– Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorse, working closely with the Borders Agency and Revenue and Customs.

    DMT originates from South America, comes in the shape of a brown liquid and is prepared from a vine mixed with leaves of various shrubs containing DMT.

    The congregation of the Sainte Daime church are believed to use it as part of their ceremonies to allow members to get in touch with their inner selves.

    A police spokesman said: “Generally it is a very specialised area of the drugs market and not a street drug.”

    But she said police are concerned that it is likely to become more prevalent and said that there had already been one death from the use of the drug which was not linked to the group.

    Detective Inspector Andy Bevan said: “DMT is very dangerous which is why it has been graded a Class A drug. As such it is taken very seriously by police and border agencies. We will continue to take strong action against those who are involved in drug related criminality.”

    The latest raids took place on Wednesday.

    A similar raid took place at Huxhams Cross in August this year when a man and a woman were arrested and a quantity of the drug seized.

    Adrian Freedman, 48, of Huxhams Cross, Dartington, appeared before Torbay Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with others with conspiracy to evade the prohibition on DMT between January 1 and November 18.

    The case was sent to Plymouth Crown Court to be heard on February 28.

    Freedman was remanded on bail on condition of residence at Huxhams Cross and a 10pm to 6am curfew.

    He was ordered to surrender his passport before he was to be released from custody, barred from applying for travel documents and ordered not to have contact with five named people.

    That was all back in 2010.

    Adrian Freedman up until 2017 played the poor me persecution line. But the measures the police took are standard for a drug trafficking investigation. People's movements are monitored, sometimes they are curfewed to prevent night mischief, substances are taken as evidence and passports are taken to prevent people absconding.

    The case is made out that he defied the authorities on his own volition and brought about his own troubles.

    So the case is made out he had a record for a police raid and his friends that claimed the one threatened with murder was a sick liar is easy to disprove.

    Fast forward a year or so and the case is also made out that the Céu do Cruzeiro de Luz were also banned from using the sacrament in 2011 and 2012.

    The decline notice was given by the authorities in writing and there can be no doubt they understood they were told no. There can be no dispute that they were told no, and Adrian Freedman knew it was no. But in the same way he imported illegal substances 3 months later after the police already raided him once, he then did the substances in Portugal after being told no there as well.

    There can be no dispute of the proof of the obvious defiance against the authorities. He knew the law, and despite being subjected to tough pre-trial conditions in the UK, defied the law again in Portugal and other countries as well.

    ICEERS posted in 2017 that Adrian Freedman was persecuted in 2010.

    That claim is false, he was arrested and subjected to investigation for importing a substance into the United Kingdom.

    ICEERS also published via their associates or affiliated websites a series of various articles explaining how many people involved in Ayahuasca act in defiance of the law. They boldly admit and state as such, to a degree that is beyond any dispute.

    Some articles followed up and stated that ICEERS also help people being persecuted by the authorities (and that is for being in defiance of the authorities).

    The cause of the problem then with persecution of Ayahuasca has nothing to do with religious persecution, it is an inner child rebellion problem that makes its practitioners defiant (and thus not ethical). The ethical practitioners go to where it is legal and work there and there are no problems.

    The Santo Daime Church are basically playing out inner child defiance and rebellion on the state and then playing poor me when they do not get their way. The State can be seen as the grown ups that say no to enforce a sense of discipline. As the Church think the authorities are (censored) then they end up being self-victimized by their bad attitude toward the State.

    That is the plain unpalatable truth for ICEERS, Adrian Freedman, the plant medicine community and others to deal with.

    It is the truth that ICEERS supported Adrian and his stories of persecution for as long as it was possible to, once it became so obvious he was the cause of his troubles they quietly took him off.

    They also deleted the financial reports to hide who they invested money in to bail them out of criminal trouble.

    The Ayahuasca Defence Fund pretended to be lawyers but had to retract the statement, they are only users and importers of plant medicines and sometimes prohibited substances that tell victim stories to lawyers to help them out of trouble, with limited success.

    No amount of scapegoating others or threatening people into silence under threat of murder or being denounced as sick and evil changes anything. That same defiance played out toward the one threatened with murder because Adrian Freedman found people to stick their fingers up at him in defiance.

    It is his defiance that is the problem, other people follow him and become defiant also. The end result is a defiant army of substance traffickers on a mission to be at war with authority and the state. They lose because they have not learned the lessons of maturity and wisdom, to leave childhood rebellion behind where it belongs, in childhood.

    Rebellion and defiance equates to hubris which precedes nemesis and in this case the criminalization of the Santo Daime is the punishment for defiance of the law and hubris toward good standards.

    It points out to those who are claiming persecution to start growing up and facing the truth of their problems.

    A Criminal Court made findings of malicious defamation against friends of ICEERS claming a witness was a sick liar which proved embarrassing for ICEERS who tried to go along with the story the witness was a sick liar.

    Charlotte Walsh was the brainchild of the legal strategy as a member of the steering committee, her approach worsened the problems and ended in more of her psychedelic substance people being investigated by police.

    Complaints were filed with the UK Police and in Holland also as it transpired many friends of ICEERS were shamelessly flouting numerous Court bans on trafficking substances and were also supplying those involved in witness harassment.

    The UK Police are now investigating potential violations of the 2016 Psychoactives Act, which carries a maximum term of 7 years imprisonment, a spate of further police raids in the lives of Charlotte Walsh friends is inevitable.

    The naked truth is that ICEERS and the ADF help criminals and substance traffickers with authority-defiance issues that play poor me when the dawn raids come.

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  • To
      11th of Jan, 2019

    It is the truth that Charlotte Walsh of the Ayahuasca Defence Fund was given many opportunities during 2018 to correct the statement that implied a witness to the Courts was undermining the sanctity of the Ayahuasca movement in Portugal.

    It is the truth also no interest was ever shown in correcting the statement, that was posted to encourage other people to scapegoat an innocent individual for being a police informant, to label him sick, evil and mental.

    She as the leader of ICEERS policy could have done, but did not. She did not want to tell inconvenient truths and admit the mistakes of her people.

    A Criminal Court injuncted 4 people from Charlotte Walsh's plant medicine community with a history of trafficking in substances, witness mockery and making death threats.

    It was explained to Charlotte Walsh that the one blamed as an informant was not an informant on the cannabis in the picture. In February 2018 her Ayahuasca Defence Fund, steered under her leadership as an advisor, posted statements that implied the witness was discrediting a sacred cause.

    That apparently sacred cause involved law flouting, drug trafficking, witness harassment, threats of violence, abuse and a whole host of other troubles.

    In August 2018, just six months later poetic justice dealt Charlotte Walsh a tough lesson, her partner was arrested in the United States of America selling 6K worth of marijuana to undercover law enforcement after being tipped off by informants. So she wanted to go along with the story that someone should be wrongly maligned and mistreated as a police informant, and a police informanr caused her partner to be busted in the USA, then going 'on the lam'

    Teton Country Sheriffs Office have a warrant out for his arrest, name Casey Hardison, also with a history in the United Kingdom. He was jailed for 9 years for running a massive LSD factory in Brighton, after 9 years of a 20 year sentence he was deported to the USA.

    Just six months after Charlotte Walsh showed no interest in condemning the behaviour of labelling the wrong person sick and evil to blame them for a cannabis raid, a police informant in the United States caused law enforcement to go under cover and bust a cannabis transaction done by her partner, valued at $6, 000.

    Casey escaped, a wanted fugitive, bond posted at $500, 000, wanted for aggravated assault, marijuana dealing, the sheriffs note mentions a dangerous weapon also, no other details supplied.

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