Complaint / review text:
Retreat leader Johannes Maasland of Earth Connection Portugal threatens to kill a Spiritual Master or to cripple him and put him in a wheelchair
Caution is advised with this individual
Spiritual seekers looking to do alternative healing/holistic retreats at Earth Connection Portugal
Are advised to NOT use this retreat centre for ANY retreats featuring Johannes Maasland (pictured) as it is the honest opinion of the Spiritual Master who created this blog that he is unfit and unsuited for leading any kind of retreat, be it breathwork, shamanic or Ayahausca based.
This is for the reason that he is mentally unstable and prone to aggression. On the evening of Monday 23rd January 2017 he waited outside the doorstep of a Spiritual Master and his wife waiting for them to come home. He was under the influence of alcohol and had clearly driven a vehicle to the location and thus endangers others.
He then proceeded to make violent threats, insulting his as 'evil' and then threatening to put the Spiritual Master 'in a wheelchair' or 'in hospital' and then went on to say several times that he would kill him if he found out that he told the police about his cannabis (which he did not).
Those that take such risks, 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.
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 Maasland would be well advised to retire from his work and attend to his self-healing, and to take responsibility for his pain, fear and anger, seeking professional help if needed, rather than to try and project his fear and anger onto a Spiritual Master or to affirm life-destroying karmas such as threatening to kill people.
He or Earth Connection Portugal made no effort to apologize or make any amends for the behaviour and thus is considered an ongoing serious safety risk to others in any retreat.
There is also a lesson in the form of a salutary reminder in that wanting to be the number one in Portugal for Ayahuasca is not the be all and end all, especially if it comes at the expense of self-healing and personal integrity. Ayahuasca tends to want to be respected as it has power, and utilizing it for more personal ego-based aims is apt to end in disaster.
For the safety of potential participants in any retreat at Earth Connection Portugal, this warning is posted and people are advised to be cautious about doing retreats with this individual and to find alternative places to do retreats to avoid the potential for metaphysical trouble or disturbances.
Johannes Maasland, of Earth Connection Portugal, was arrested on 11th November 2016 by the Portugal GNR with 14 kilos of cannabis. Johannes Maasland now faces anything up to 8 years in prison and is being investigated for making death threats.