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Complaint Review: ADRIAN FREEDMAN - Free Santo Daime Movement - Santo Daime Church - Internet

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  • ADRIAN FREEDMAN - Free Santo Daime Movement - Santo Daime Church Internet USA

ADRIAN FREEDMAN - Free Santo Daime Movement - Santo Daime Church JOHANNES MAASLAND, Cannabis in Portugal, Free Daime, Eternal Heart Centre, Santo Daime Church Portugal Abuse of Cannabis and Santo Daime / Administering Hallucinogenic Substances Irresponsibly Internet

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Adrian Freedman is a musician operating under the name ETERNAL HEART MUSIC and also is the senior of the Santo Daime Church in the UK and Portugal. Adrian Freedman was involved / and is involved - in importing DMT across borders and in my opinion, administering and distributing hallucinogenic substances irresponsibly, and promoting cannabis use at such events, despite cannabis being illegal in Portugal.


In 2010

Two church directors smuggled a powerful hallucinogenic drug which was used as ceremonial drink at psychedelic services, a court heard.

Adrian Freedman, 49, and Jane Liddell, 48, are said to have imported N, N-Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, between January and November 2010.

Freedman is a director of the Eternal Heart Centre in Totnes, South Devon, while Yorkshire-based Liddell is a director of the Church of The United Kingdom of Light.

The psychedelic drug DMT, thought to have come from South America, is classified a class A drug under UK law, and is drunk in a tea by members of the two churches.

Liddell and Freedman appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court for a brief plea and case management hearing. They are each charged individually with one count of fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods contrary to the Customs and Excise Management Act.

They are also jointly charged with a count of conspiracy to contravene section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979.

Liddell and Freedman, a renowned Japanese flautist, entered not guilty pleas to the charges and were ordered to stand trial on October 19, 2012.
Freedman, of Huxham's Cross, Dartington, Totnes, pleaded not guilty to being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods contrary to the Customs and Excise Management Act between January 1 and November 18, 2010.

Liddell, of Lee Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, also pleaded not guilty to the being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods contrary to the Customs and Excise Management Act between January 1 and September 1, 2010.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to contravene section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 between January 1 and September 1, 2010. They were remanded on bail ahead of their next appearance at the same court next year.



Adrian Freedman then went on to set up a Church in Portugal, with the help of associates, who would provide cannabis for the works (one was arrested last year with 14 kilos of it, and LSD) and who would take the risks importing it illegally across borders.

He arranges for people to make car runs to drive the Santo Daime through countries where it is illegal and uses cannabis in works, grown by others, doing it illegally in Portugal.



He does not do such himself because otherwise he would have to take responsibility, so his followers take the risks / do the dirty work, so he can advance the aims of his movement, which is to spread Santo Daime through the West.

But he has a poor ethical and moral awareness, and has admitted the matter reflects back lessons in such, yet he administers powerful hallucinogenic substances to anyone who attends, and then promotes cannabis use, despite the founding father Mestre Irineu being against it.

Then some of his attendees get into trouble and in one case, his associates were arrests with cannabis, cannabis grown to supply to people attending his ceremonies as well as elsewhere.

The cannabis the police found in the home of an associate of Adrian Freedman, was worth Euro 70, 000. It was confiscated, proof here


The same person arrested, was also importing concentrate Santo Daime in ways to avoid police detection.

His Church always play the victim card as the screenshots show, and they say nothing about taking responsibility for doing such activities.


Many of the problems in the Portugal Santo Daime Church (including arrests and busts for cannabis cultivation) can be attributed to the Santo Daime Church in Portugal having a lax attitude toward mixing cannabis and Santo Daime, even though that went against the teachings and wishes of the founding father of the Daime Church, Mestre Irineu.

Others in the movement have alluded to marijuana degenerates morals and ethics (as is self-evident in Portugal)


His associate threatened to put a spiritual mentor in a wheelchair, and also claimed that he would be killed before the police could do anything (see screenshot of death threat and here)



and thus this movement has serious moral lessons to learn about respecting the medicine and this serves as a lesson to Mr Freedman as to why administering and distributing hallucinogenic substances irresponsibly, with cannabis (illegal in Portugal), backfires and makes for big trouble.

Adrian Freedman has yet to properly apologize and take responsibility for his role in all of this, behaviours that over the years, he has blessed to varying degrees, and then failed to assume responsibility, despite being a senior leader of the Church.

He was more concerned about people finding out and the reputation of his music business rather than taking proper responsibility for what he has created through his actions.


See screenshots for proof of importations, police raids amongst associates, reports linked above for other proof and screenshots showing news websites about the importations of Class A substances and a statement by the police.


My partner was also made to fear for her safety because she is a witness to some of the behaviour, and Adrian Freedman totally ignored her concerns. Adrian's associate faces trial shortly for cannabis trafficking (see links above) which was grown to supply Ayahuasca ceremonies in Portugal, run by Adrian Freedman and the Santo Daime Church (aka the Eternal Heart Centre)

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