• Report: #1099887
Complaint Review:

Power Places Tours

  • Submitted: Sat, November 16, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, November 16, 2013

  • Reported By: Alexandra — Other
Power Places Tours
6755 Earl Dr Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Power Places Tours Blatant neglect of customer safety, appalling customer service - lost $3,600 Colorado Springs Colorado

*Consumer Comment: I withdraw my complaints against Power Places Tours Inc

*Consumer Comment: Power Places Tours withdraw UK High Court case against Free Spirit / Lawyer for Power Places Tours offered GBP 7,500 compensation to Free Spirit for losses incurred

*Consumer Comment: Power Places Tours seek UK High Court Injunction to prevent further disclosures of unethical behaviour

*Consumer Comment: Matter is in the process of being resolved

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My experience with Powerplaces Tours of Colorado Springs: blatant absence of customer service attitude and offensive rudeness from Mrs Theresa Weiss! My own repeated complaints and concerns about attending Maya 2012 (concerning my own personal safety and well-being) have not been taken seriously at all:

Instead, Theresa Weiss complained to ME about my husband on the phone, called him an unprofessional baby, threatening to remove him from the conference if he said anything inappropriate and sueing him if he wrote anything not to her liking! In the weeks to follow, Mrs. Weiss did not respond to my repeated wish to receive a formal written statement about the matter.

Instead, she chose to completely ignore my concerns. She also chose to ignore my reference to the tour conditions that supported the nature of my complaint. I never have been treated so disrespectfully before in my role as a customer – a customer who has paid 3 600 USD to Powerplaces tour, an amount they have yet to reimburse (because very obviously, I could not attend a conference where valid concerns with regard to my personal safety were blatently disregarded).

It is strikingly obvious that the management of Powerplaces Tours does not possess any metaphysical/spiritual knowledge to speak of. Otherwise, they would be familiar with rule number 1 in metaphysics: Don’t ‘screw’ with the good guys! In this case, the organizers of Maya 2012 have chosen to take the side of a criminal engaging in black magic – whew, according to LOA (Law of Attraction as most of us are familiar with these days), a very unfortunate choice, bound to create most unpleasant outcomes.

Such a choice is usually made out of two reasons only: a) the respective person is being mislead – indicating they are still in the baby shoes of their spiritual evolution, or b) the respective person is well aware of their actions – indicating they are up to a even far worse karmic boomerang hitting home eventually (and, given the imminent end of the current karmic cycle, that would be rather very soon). The Universe would be a strange place indeed if trying to sabotage a messenger from the worlds of Source (that would be my husband) would bring the respective party anything else than the experience of considerable unpleasantness. Maybe the management of Powerplaces Tours will feel inspired to take lessons in the basics of Law of Attraction some day? It might do them good.

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#1 Consumer Comment

I withdraw my complaints against Power Places Tours Inc

AUTHOR: Alexandra Dittmann - (USA)

The complaint(s) made about Power Places Tours Inc set out above are withdrawn in their entirety, as are my more recent comments, and no reliance should be placed on them. I have since discovered that the facts on which I based my reports were in fact not 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.

Alexandra Dittmann

15th October 2015


(I do not have the email address that I created this report with in November 2013)

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Power Places Tours withdraw UK High Court case against Free Spirit / Lawyer for Power Places Tours offered GBP 7,500 compensation to Free Spirit for losses incurred

AUTHOR: Fs1234 - (USA)

I can share that after five months of putting up with the detriment of a lawsuit, on October 8th 2015, Mr Edward Parkes of Harcus Sinclair formally withdrew the court filing against me in the London UK High Court. I can also share that another lawyer - David Hirst of 5RB , offered me a payment of GBP 7,500 in compensation for my losses (a forfeited tour payment, flights not taken as well as other expenses incurred in this matter).

As of 10th October 2015, I have not received the offered compensation.

I can also share that Power Places Tours spent approximately US $250,000 on legal fees and as per other court documents that I had the opportunity to see - incurred US $700,000 of losses in the US between 2012-2015 after another customer spoke up after being ripped off - so we are talking about $1million in losses.

They also wanted to place serious restrictions on my own freedom and have been threatened with jail, injunctions, hefty judgments, disruptions to my work and having websites made about me that portray me as a man of bad integrity.

There is a lot more I 'could disclose' but I will leave it there for now although if I was threatened in the future with litigation, then of course I would talk.

Anyone that thinks they can steal the money of a Spiritual Master and then make them be quiet about it are in my opinion - deluded. The heavy losses incurred by Power Places Tours speak for themselves.

I explained to the lawyers acting on behalf of Power Places Tours (and Gregg Braden it would seem) that to sue a Spiritual Master and to threaten to take more money from him though legal system intimidation was a grave offense against Source, something I would not continue to accept and thus I told them to go away and to never ever bother me again. I explained that future litigation would be viewed as a declaration of war on a Spiritual Master and would be an unwise course of action.

I explained to them that they could not win this by legal threat alone and that the only remaining option was  a solution that I am happy with.

It was also explained to them I had the right to have them investigated for knowingly presenting false statements to a Court as well as doing other things not congruent with ethical codes that regulate civil litigation. 

It was explained to them also that once I had received the payment already offered, I would personally redact and have removed any remaining reference to Power Places Tours because I do believe that businesses that have made mistakes deserve second chances when amends are made. It was also explained to their lawyers that a second chance cannot be taken by force or legal threat - it can only be given through my own good grace.

I also explained to them that ultimately I will have the last word in this matter - the final say - and that I will be the one that ends this dispute on terms satisfactory to me.


Free Spirit       10th October 2015

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#3 Consumer Comment

Power Places Tours seek UK High Court Injunction to prevent further disclosures of unethical behaviour

AUTHOR: Spiritual Master Free Spirit - (USA)

I - Free Spirit - as the husband of my wife who wrote this report - can share that I have seen a document where Theresa Weiss of Power Places Tours is seeking a UK High Court Injuction from the Queens bench Division in order to prevent me making further disclosures of unethical behaviour and to prevent me saying more about Gregg Braden's involvement, which Power Places Tours deny. Power Places Tours claimn Gregg Braden is just a speaker - but there is strong evidence in the report updates below on this page that Gregg Braden has a clear working interest in Power Places Tours (which contradicts the statement made by his press office) and thus it is very clear he is involved in Power Places Tours enough to know that he is supporting unethical behaviour beyond any doubt. His press office claimed he was not made aware, but in an ICANN Panel case I saw documents showing that some months before I contacted his press office, Gregg Braden knew because his press office wrote to Gregg Bradens personal email address containing a link to  avideo I made and implying there was a serious problem - to quote Lauri (The Executive Director) - this is very bad, very very bad.

I saw a 166 page document filled with all my statements that has been presented to the UK High Court and it is alleged that they are defamatory and Power Places Tours expect to claim between GBP 10K and 50K in damages, however - my official position as of today  31.7.2015 - is that my statements are true/honest opinion and were made in good faith with the intention of working for the greater good and exposing an unethical company. It was explained to the lawyer working for Power Places Tours - in this case Edward Parkes - that I would not voluntarily remove the material without some kind of apology / apologetic deed to myself because as a Spiritual Master I would not consider concealing information about unethical behaviour that involves customers and speakers for Power Places Tours incurring heavy losses/harassing lawsuits, etc - UNLESS I thought that they were prepared to return to integrity, in which instance a second chance would be warranted.

I did present private and confidential terms for resolving the matter fully to Mr Parkes and Mrs Weiss which I assume is being considered.

Anyone with information about Power Places Tours scams/other issues or who wants to submit evidence to me to assist in this case can contact me at (((redacted)))

In the same vein, I am happy to speak to the newspapers, radio and or TV about the matter candidly, as I would resist a Court Injunction because of free speech issues. I understand this case 'may' involve the EU Court of Human Rights as it involves whistleblowing, SLAPP like actions and attempts to stifle fair, honest and accurate documenting of the behvaiour of unethical companies. The press can also contact me via the email address above.

I confirm the above is completely true.

Spiritual Master Free Spirit    July 31st 2015

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#4 Consumer Comment

Matter is in the process of being resolved

AUTHOR: Free Spirit - (United Kingdom)

I Free Spirit - as the husband of the author of this report, on 3rd July 2015 - can state that this matter is in the process of being resolved privately between all the parties concerned/mentioned in this report.

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