Update added by user Jun 28
Statement of Truth
It should be known to the public that everything here is the truth and I stand by my claims that Power Places Tours are dishonest and have done so with Gregg Bradens support and blessing.
I am of high ethical purity and do not lie.Everything here posted was - and is true - shared in public interest, to assist others in those who were cheated as well as to defend myself properly in the matter.
The only exception was when I was bullied into retracting statements earlier in the suit.
I was threatened with detriment, crippling financial loss, being labelled as a man of bad integrity (via SEO companies employed by Power Places Tours) and various other degrading situations (including prison) if I did not lie to Pissed Consumer.
I now know better,and have proper self respect I would never lie - even if forced to lie.Thus all of the allegations raised are in fact true and based on facts - as well as my own experience, and that of talking to others who also suffered loss at the hands of Power Places Tours and Gregg Braden.
I must thank those who had the courage to come forward and produce evidence and to share their situations.
It all helped.It also serves as a salutary reminder of the importance of truth and integrity if one is world famous, for failings in those areas become greatly magnified and reversing the damage is difficult, if not impossible.
Update added by user Jan 06
The complaint(s) made about Power Places Tours Inc set out here are withdrawn in their entirety and no reliance should be placed on them.I have since discovered that the facts on which I based my reports may in fact not be true.
I was the complainant.
I have settled my differences with Power Places Tours.I am unable to remove my post from this site, but if there were any way to do so then I would.
I apologize for the number of postings and for any suffering that may have caused to Power Places Tours Inc.
I am unable to remove my posts from this site, but if there were any way to do so then I would.
Update added by user Dec 06, 2015
Free Spirit opts for 'Honourable Suicide' rather than to yield to control or to comply with Court Injunctions ordering him to post retractions on Rip Off Report or to remove Pissed Consumer Reports about Power Places Tours under threat of imprisonment
The core values of Source are inviolable and cannot be overridden by coercion, force or threat of any kind - whether sanctioned by the legal system or otherwise.
What this means is - that if Source is not happy - I will opt for death (or more accurately honourable suicide) rather than to comply under those conditions.Even under threat of jail, it would be morally and karmically wrong to yield to the control and if I am to be true to Source - an honourable death is the only remaining solution in the absence of something better.
As I have now been threatened with jail and serious degradation if I do not lie to Rip Off Report - I have now fully prepared myself for the procedure of refusing water at the first sign of imprisonment or curtailments of freedom.
I have decided to refuse to comply with the proposed Court Injunction in the face of such degradation.
It does not incur me negative karma to do such an act, for refusing to yield to intimidation IS the Higher Path in this matter and my values are so deeply valued that I would rather leave this reality rather than to lie to protect the unethical interests of these people.
I would like the record to show how far these people went to try and make me be quiet about the abuse they had caused to many good minded people.The record should show that Power Places Tours Inc and Gregg Braden were prepared to imprison people of integrity in order to save their unethical interests and even to be a party to their deaths - for to accept any degradation as a Being of Source is intolerable - and thus leaving this reality under protest is the only effective way to make my point and to leave a lasting salutary reminder on the psyche of the planet that such conduct by world famous speakers and their associated tour companies is totally unacceptable on every level.
Update added by user Dec 03, 2015
I can share as an update I have had many months to get clear on the deeper issues behind this dispute and now I am in a place of extreme Source Integration there is no longer any fear about this matter.
Several attempts to make me be quiet have only cost Power Places Tours heavily in terms of legal costs and a permanently ruined reputation - to the point where the truth is now self-evident and the 30 year history of unethical behaviour by Power Places Tours has ended in total karmic catastrophe as a result of trying to seriously mess with someone on the Master Path.
I tried to warn Power Places Tours about karma back in 2012 yet they decided to pursue a course of self-destruction amplified by the fact that they have ripped many people off worldwide and conspired with others in an attempt to do me very serious damage.
Power Places Tours have clearly passed the point of no return.
Lawyers for Power Places Tours tried to bully me into making perjerous statements to avoid more Court action but I do know that no Court will order anyone to commit an act of perjury.I stood up for myself and since then the lawyer appears to have 'run for the hills'.
I would like to thank David Smith who appears to represent Carolyn Myss (ripped off by Power Places Tours and who won a Court judgment against them) who inspired me to stand up for myself whilst I was in my dark night of the soul in this matter. He said (on my You Tube) PPT - the worst of the worst. I worked with them professionally and they ripped us off. I took them to court and won!!
But they were located outside the USA (Carbbean) We never got the judgment money from them and they continue to do business. Theresa, of PPT is like the walking DEAD. She is as bad as darkness gets. We are out $60,000 as I represented a very prominent speaker (Caroline Myss) Caroline preformed in Greece for PPT and RPT never paid her fee unless she would sign up for another rip off tour.
I have contacted Gregg Braydon personally and what ever he does is his prerogative. If you have been ripped off from PPT - STAND UP FOR YOURSELF!!!! His words of encouragement helped me to see the light and to make a stand for all those who have been so badly treated by Power Places Tours. I want to thank everyone who has sent me words of support and evidence to help me defeat Power Places Tours once and for all.
I can share that a lot of extreme things are happening. I feel the power and love of many Celestial Beings. My entire energy body is sparking and surging with masses of energy. Other times I am awake 20 hours out of every 24 feeling massively inspired and supercharged.
I know in the depths of my being I must defend the truth and make a stand against this behaviour. I also know now that I will win and that it is approaching the endgame of the endgame and it is checkmate for Power Places Tours. Abusing customers and suing them for speaking up causes big suffering. Threatening a Spiritual Master causes massive suffering and for those who help them to cause detriment to a Master.
Power Places Tours have been destroyed beyond repair. I had no choice in the face of such abuse. To not defend myself would be to ignore my duty to sentient beings, to Source and to all that is right and just. To give in would have been to have given the power to those who lie, cheat, steal and cause suffering to good people.
Several things are now in place in case this company (or Gregg Braden) is considering causing me any further suffering in this matter:- 1 - Files of all evidence have been hidden in various locations worldwide containing all the evidence should I ever become incapacitated in any way or have my freedom curtailed - including in remote mountainous locations. Instructions have been given to various people explaining where this information is. 2 - The aforementioned 'stashes' also contain USBs along with copies of E-Books which share in detail accounts of what happened with me and Power Places Tours. These E-Books also contain a massive body of transformational spiritual work including e-books and videos to be gifted to humanity en-masse should I be removed from the picture, jailed, subjected to injunction, have my freedom interfered with or if I should be disposed of in any way.
Full disclosures (and names) are included with the body of work because this was an instrumental part in my transformation. It would be impossible for humanity at large to not know about this and Gregg Braden would experience catastrophic embarrassment. 3 - In addition - I am in silence from 2016 for life. This would complicate any Court case as I would not be able to talk and would instead answer for myself in writing and thus I would have to write down my response to every question (after having meditated on the matter).
This would complicate a Court case by x 10 in terms of time and complexity especially with a jury involved. The costs to Power Places Tours of pushing this through would be extreme. 4 - Measures have been set up to arrange for impromptu free speech protests to be made outside of the Courts and the media have been informed and there are some journalists behind the scenes observing this matter. 5 - Numerous lawyers in the US have expressed an interest in suing Power Places Tours and Gregg Braden.
Gregg Braden has not made any comment after I asked him for one after presenting him with a body of evidence showing how his fans had been ripped off by Power Places Tours when they signed up to see him on tour. Lauri – The Executive Director of Gregg Braden’s office said there was no scandal but there clearly is. I would also point out that Power Places Tours earlier in the year only managed to make a superficial scrape on my defences. It probably cost them a five figure sum to make that ‘scrape’.
Six months of London lawyers cannot be cheap by any means. The negotiations broke down because I wanted my unconditional tour refund of US $7,392 Since then I now know that is far too little compensation for my trouble. A Spiritual Master is extremely well defended and has many layers of metaphysical defence and is set up to fight to the death - ie I leave this reality instead of yielding to this threat. Thus Power Places Tours could end up making me a martyr for my cause and post humously this could be extremely embarrassing indeed and leave a transformational mark on humanity for a long time.
In essence I am indestructible simply because I am not the body. My true nature is spiritual and non-material and thus even if I was incapacitated in this reality in any way - the dispute would move to the astral in which case Power Places Tours could be pushed deeply back into the karmic wheel and experience an unimaginable level of suffering.
There is nothing that any Court could actually do about it because I could simply leave the body at will at the first sign of trouble and because I am not afraid.What this means is that after all these years of Power Places Tours intimidating and bullying people - they have now found someone that cannot be controlled under any circumstances.
Update added by user Nov 20, 2015
I would like to update the figure for losses mentioned -originally $11,000.
After having 3 years to contemplate the matter and having spent much time and energy dealing with this matter - my losses are closer to around US $150,000
For an understanding of why that is, an invoice for GBP 100,000 (approx US $150,000) is attached - an invoice that Power Places Tours has now received.
Update added by user Oct 30, 2015
I - Free Spirit - can confirm that on 14th October 2015 I made my peace with Power Places Tours and offered the olive branch to them which would have involved resolving the outstanding matters with me privately.
It was proposed that they refunded the $11k of losses - referred to in this report, something which they had actually offered to do in the past, upon which I would work to give the company a second chance and to have all of these reviews removed from the internet from a place of good grace and forgiveness.
A second chance would then be warranted as this company will have learned an important lesson in not suing those who speak up about their unethical business practices.
So far, Power Places Tours appear to not be interested in this peace offering.
I also explained to them I would never remove any review or make perjurous statements to a notary (to have these reviews deleted) under threat of duress of any kind.
I would not be a good Spiritual Master if I allowed that kind of behaviour!
Update added by user Oct 20, 2015
I would like to formally apologize for unnecessary suffering caused to Power Places Tours and Theresa Weiss as a result of this ongoing dispute.Last night I came to some deeper understanding in a dream and in meditation.
As a result, I came to understand that the bad energy I felt toward me for the last few months was in fact coming from their lawyers.I saw how lawyers complicate the process and make money out of disputes.
In metaphysical terms, they are simply energy vampires living from the energy of dispute. Each time the lawyers threatened me, they simply made the matter worse.
It took me a while to move into a deeper understanding of the issues but now I know that the lawyers ARE the complication. I would like to say sorry for posting a series of updates of all kinds about Power Places Tours because this did not help to resolve the dispute. This was a product of being threatened by lawyers acting out of self-interest with little interest in dispute resolution.
I would like to formally apologize for unnecessary suffering caused to Power Places Tours as a result of this ongoing dispute.
In my dream and meditation experience, I made my peace with Power Places Tours.
I have been offered a 'goodwill payment' which equates to the $11,000 of losses mentioned.
I have explained to Power Places Tours that I am willing to resolve any outstanding issues with this dispute informally and privately so that this review can be permanently removed by me submitting a notarized letter to Pissed Consumer.Free Spirit 18.10.2015
Update added by user Apr 28, 2015
Update Here is a link to some more evidence about bad ethics at Power Places Tours.There is currently an ICANN related case where they will decide whether the websites I made about them to warn others can stay or not.
My defense is Free Speech and First Amendment as well as submitting over 50 screenshots of emails, commentaries, etc - that point to Power Places Tours being involved in serious unethical behaviour as well in deception and fraud. Suffice to say Power Places Tours has no integrity at all.
Once this is all sorted on May 4th or there abouts and if they rule in my favour I will make some more disclosures.Here is a link to a rip off report http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Power-Places-Tours-/Boulder-Colorado-80301/Power-Places-Tours-Power-Places-Tours-Ethics-Scandal-with-Gregg-Braden-Deposit-Payments-1214312
Original review posted by user Jan 29, 2015
Spiritual Master Free Spirit speaks out about unethical behaviour at Power Places Tours as well as the importance of giving karma back. Speaking the truth when we are intimidated, bullied or cheated by unethical outside forces. Spiritual Perspectives on self-love, self-respect and standing up for ourselves in order to live in Truth.
Many customers have been defrauded out of deposits under dubious contract, intimidation and bullying with Gregg Braden's blessing.
My wife and I lost our tour fees after being forced off tour because I discovered ethical issues in the company. They threatened us with defamation cases for writing true reviews and supported criminal behaviour - can be proven. I am also filing for damages for loss of income due to being unable to present. Be very careful with this company.
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