Earth Connection Portugal Ayahuasca Retreats and Breathwork / Death threats against spiritual master / arrested with 14 kilos of cannabis / criminal activities / unsuited to lead holistic retreats
Johannes Maasland, of Earth Connection Portugal, was arrested on 11th November 2016 by the Portugal GNR with 14 kilos of cannabis (see screenshot)
On January 23rd 2017, a Spiritual Master was also threatened with being killed, crippled and put in a wheelchair or caused to be put in hospital by the same individual Johannes Maasland - the man pictured.
in front of witnesses (whilst on police bail), and whilst drunk (3 days before an Ayahuasca retreat when he was supposed to be observing dieta which includes abstinence from alcohol), because he wrongly thought that the Spiritual Master reported him to the police for his cannabis.
It is the opinion of the Spiritual Master in question that if people decide to do things that may be illegal and get them into trouble, that is their business, and is not his place to interfere or judge, unless of course, people threaten to kill him or cause serious bodily harm.
Those that take such risks (doing illegal things), are clearly solely responsible for any misfortunes that may arise later if they are caught and anyone making threats to kill invariably invokes police trouble of their own making. The police are currently investigating the matter.
Threatening to kill someone not responsible is not so wise, especially when done in front of witnesses and when drunk.
Making violent threats to kill a Spiritual Master is a serious offence against the Higher Power, with severe karmic consequences, one of them is to disqualify himself permanently as being suited for any kind of retreat leadership role.
Anyone making threats against life would be separated enough from the Higher Power to not be an effective gateway to inner awareness, as claimed on his website.
As Spiritual Masters are generally experts in matters of awareness, threatening to kill one is seriously injurious to one's own self-awareness.
In the opinion of the Spiritual Master, he is not ethically or energetically suited for hosting any retreat, and anyone attending any of his retreats may be at risk of serious harm or may pick up lower astral entities (presumably the prime cause of such aggressive and violently minded behaviour).
Johannes now faces anything up to 8 years in prison and is being investigated for making death threats whilst on police bail.
For those reasons people should avoid this retreat center as they clearly condone violence, and they are certainly unsuited to run retreats of any kind.
Extreme caution is advised.