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4 years ago
liminal
A former member says Trinity and Marc patronized and shamed people. "They actively fostered secrecy and lack of transparency". Marc appointed himself chief medicine man and tried to tightly regulate workers. Marc claimed that he could judge a worker's "high or low vibration" and that he would restrict their behavior accordingly. Marc expected workers to follow his 6 or
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Dylan Guss now claims that the Lewis county prosecuter's office "gave their approval". before Ayahuasca Healings operations started up in Washington state. This is not true. What did happen is the prosecuter expressed his opinion to the media. Dylan is now using that quote and spinning it to claim the prosecuter directly approved AH. Dylan characterizes he, Trinity, and Marc
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
QuoteMy credit union is still processing my claim but the assistant manager states that I should have my funds returned ($3500.00) in a few days. I did the math on the 'retreats' and I figure that Trinity et al raked in at least $400,000.00 12 people per retreat at 1500 a piece is $18,000 per retreat. 4 retreats per month is 72,000. Retreats were booked from January through August. 8 mo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
QuoteThe irony of how-to-get-rich programs is that they tend to make the promoters rich rather than the students. This was allegedly the case with a Surrey father and his two sons who paid just over $74,000 for a program on how to become a millionaire offered by "financial freedom" guru T. Harv Eker and his North Vancouver company, Peak Potentials Training Inc. Raymond Roch and hi
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
4 years ago
liminal
The "4-day personal development retreat in the mountains" Trinity talks about here was a large group awareness training run by the scamster T. Harv Eker in Canada. Info on these manipulative trainings : QuoteYears ago, when I was 18, I realized that the old-fashioned college thing wasn’t for me. I could see that there was something so much greater waiting for me, even though I h
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
QuoteFrom the outside, it looks like a normal building, but inside it looks like an ashram—and most people, including employees, call it that. QuotePeople in the Terasem community upload details of their daily lives and thoughts in hopes of recreating themselves one day, or just leave a lasting legacy in the future digital world. A few hundred people have mindfiles, and their information is kep
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
At least for the moment, the ayahuascahealings.com site is down. Archives can be found here:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Quite the loaded language they use, lots of words redefined. Is there any news yet on whether this is just a case of odd (to me) beliefs, or a manipulative leader behaving badly?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Wow. They were notified in Feb., yet Trinity didn't make this public til nearly mid April. I wonder if their lawyer told Trinity that they would have an exemption in just a few weeks, or if Trinity continues to simply not listen to any reality. Apologists for Ayahuasca Healings are attempting to tone police critics on social media, perhaps in an attempt to shut us up. I encourage criti
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Dabcult, I agree with you, this is very dangerous. Christopher "Trinity" de Guzman, Dylan Guss, Mark Roland Shackman a.k.a Kumooja Banyan Tree are proven to be not trustworthy. To go to an isolated location with them amplifies the possible danger.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Marc Roland Shackman went bankrupt in August 2014
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
This is Dylan Guss' response to one of the 18 people who were ripped off: QuoteThank you for honestly sharing your thoughts and concerns. It's actually true that the expenses exceeded the contributions we've received - both Marc and Trinity, the founders of the church, have invested and lost money from their own savings. Although the contributions we've received were not
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
A compilation of some of the criticism of Ayahuasca Healings / Your Highest Truth Healings Inc.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Trinity is once again selling retreats in Peru, at the same establishment he worked with prior and has acted as exclusive booking agent all along. Dylan Guss is once again the program contact. Unfortunately they are including a tobacco tea ceremony, such purges can be fatal. Note that Trinity uses his business name in this marketing in a covert manner: Quote1 Year of Integration C
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
More criticism of Dylan Guss: QuoteDylan Guss is a fraud. QuoteDylan fooled me for awhile. He pretended to care about me personally but I eventually realized that he was cut from the same cloth as Trinity. They are bad people.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Cody has been at this for months at various online locations, advocating for Ayahuasca Healings. He claims that merely watching a Trinity video helped heal him of clinical depression. Cody is an apologist for AH. I've read that phone interviewers are trained to get as much money as possible out of people, even from those who can't afford it. Scholarships aren't free, people hav
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Along with Trinity de Guzman and Marc Roland Shackman, Dylan Guss is an important person to bring to light. Dylan Guss is Trinity's right hand man. He interacts with customers, interviews applicants, takes their money, then strings them along when customers want refunds. He is also known to message critics in order to chide and hassle them. QuoteI lost 3500.00 plus airfare for two peo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
jenann Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Paul H Dean aka Man Found Standing is holding > ceremonies in Ava, MO at his "Church", New > Haven/Sacred Way Lodge info can be found at > Meetup.com, which include peyote and ayahuasca. > This Weekend April 8-10. He along with Justin > Cluff aka Alphani Ryzon or Zerotize of the Rainbow &g
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Gayle, other than ONAC and its various branches, do you know of anyone else running commercial public ayahuasca operations in USA, similar to Trinity? Similar in New Age hustler marketer style?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
I appreciate the Daime discussion, gives us some larger context as we look at Trinity. Trinity's right hand man Dylan Guss is now looking for experienced guides to lead day hikes in Pisac, once a week, 18 people at a time. Also "sweat lodge facilitaters" who will do once a week ceremonies for 18 people. I imagine Trinity wants to bring in some $ through this next round of re
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
I wonder why Trinity and Marc initially chose Washington atate? Did they imagine that our marijuana laws somehow would apply to other drugs - because they don't. Maybe Trinity views Washington as in a gold rush, and he wants to benefit. Maybe customers are more likely to believe his false claims of legality, because they equate Washington with "legal". Trinity originally ha
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Gayle thank you for laying this out in detail. AH gets video testimonies from people who are in that afterglow and uses this to promote their business. Trinity may have a cultic hold on at least one of his inner circle already. gayle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'd like to add more about ayahuasca, especially > as it relates to cultis
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Christopher "Trinity" de Guzman, his "shaman" Marc Roland Shackman, and "medicine woman" Franziska Hoffman are unqualified to safely administer ayahuasca, especially in the large groups that Trinity plans. I hope many of us do as Gayle suggests in communicating our safety concerns to the DEA. I myself am not part of any ayahuasca communities so I am relatively
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
gayle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I just got word from a reliable source that AH has > not yet submitted their DEA petition. This is very good to know, thank you. Back on March 8 Trinity wrote "We are working closely with an amazing attorney who is helping us receive our DEA Exemption." This and other statements could incorrectly le
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tip form DEA (choose Seattle as field office) Send safety concerns to: Joseph P. Rannazzisi Deputy Assistant Administrator Office of Diversion Control Drug Enforcement Administration 8701 Morissette Drive Springfield, VA 22152
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Along with reading through what Gayle has written on this thread, including: QuoteSafety will be a key point in the DEA's decision. If people write to them about the reasons why they believe Ayahuasca Healings is unsafe, that could make the decisive difference in whether AH gets legal permission to operate (and to open 50 more centers around the country) or not. Communication on these
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Gayle, thank you for the correction and for all your work. I'll help spread the word about contacting the DEA and will write them also.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Thank you Henri! I just watched your video, well done. Your voice of experience is very important. Christopher "Trinity" de Guzman, Marc Roland Shackman, Franziska Hoffman, and the rest of the Ayahuasca Healings team are deceptively marketing ayahuasca ceremonies, greedily overcharging, and putting their customers at grave risk.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
I fully agree with Corboy. Trinity is an experienced persuasion marketer. This may be a form of a ponzi scheme. He rips people off, then gives back some money to people to keep them hooked, then collects even more money. This was just published, a thorough examination of Ayahuasca Healings. The author initially wondered if Trinity and crew were just naive, now she believes they are deli
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 years ago
liminal
Trinity now is adopting a somewhat chastened, subdued tone and says he will reimburse some money. But everyone has to contact him personally through email for details, email is how he markets and persuades, so whether any wrongs will actually fully be righted is yet to be seen. He no longer is talking about Mexico, now he promises a new retreat center in Peru. Trinity also still claims tha
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