KPD aware of Love Has Won group

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department is aware of a group currently moving to Kaua‘i that residents have raised concerns about throughout the week.

However, KPD states there is no evidence of illegal activity.

Love Has Won, a religious nonprofit currently based out of Crestone, Colorado, is led by 44-year-old Amy Carlson, who arrived on Kaua‘i July 22. Over the course of the last month, Carlson, who goes by “Mother God,” has urged her followers to join her in Hawai‘i for a “portal to Lemuria,” of which she believes to have been the queen of in a past life.

KPD Chief Todd Raybuck acknowledged the community’s concerns, specifically regarding the group allegedly breaking the state-mandated 14-day quarantine.

“KPD is aware of the allegations involving the group and investigates all complaints regarding violations of the COVID quarantine requirements,” Raybuck said in a statement. “KPD appreciates the community’s on-going vigilance and reporting of COVID and quarantine violations.”

KPD cannot comment on any ongoing investigations, but did say the group’s activities have not escalated to a threatening level.

“We are not able to provide any further details on this group at this time,” a spokesperson for KPD said in a statement this week. “At this time, we do not have any evidence showing that they are doing anything more than practicing their own religious beliefs.”

“The partnership between KPD and our community has protected our island from widespread COVID infection rates seen in other communities. Together we will continue to make a difference,” Raybuck said.

But it’s not coronavirus threats residents are worried about.

“(I) feel so violated with them here,” North Shore resident Hoku Cabebe said in an email. “I’ve been on high alert while out now and have even spotted who I think to be members.” Cabebe advised proceeding with caution, “not knowing if you’re in danger just by going to the Hanalei Bay and being extra wary when you see shady people.”

In addition to hosting daily live streams sharing testimonials, Love Has Won also sells apparel, soaps, candles and over-the-phone healing sessions including “ascension sessions” and “etheric surgeries” to “prepare you entirely for the full Ascent to Divinity,” according to the group’s website.

On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Love Has Won associated group, Gaia’s Whole Healing Essentials, LLC, for “unapproved and misbranded products” including colloidal silver products which were advertised as effective COVID-19 treatments or preventions. This labeling has since been corrected.

The organization received a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization status in 2019, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

During a Facebook Live “Daily Event Energies Update” on Aug. 31, two members currently staying at the Kaua‘i Inn in Lihu‘e acknowledged community members calling quarantine violations on them.

“The trolls want to call on us that we’re breaking quarantine rules,” Ashley “Hope” Paluso said during the chat.

One member received a call during the live stream to check in on her quarantine.

“They called to check on us again,” member Lauryn Saurez said. “Literally told this lady, I’m like ‘You’re checking on us way too much, it’s actually irritating me.’”

Other members of the group, including Carlson, who have finished quarantine, are currently staying at a beach-front property in Wainiha.

During an August 20 YouTube video, Carlson sat on the beach, confirmed that the group will appear on a Dr. Phil episode later this month, as soon as Tuesday, and urged her followers to join her on Kaua‘i.

“I am calling everyone to Hawai‘i immediately,” she said.

Requests for comment from Love Has Won went unanswered.

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Sabrina Bodon, public safety and government reporter, can be reached at 245-0441 or sbodon@thegardenisland.com.

18 Comments
  1. Uncleaina September 4, 2020 6:56 am Reply

    Mainland people taking advantage of everything *we* take care of and preserve – all to get on Dr Phil. No aloha for these entitled clowns! Go home! Do your Portal to Lemuria in Santa Barbara or on Maui. Let’s practice our stink eye on these people, sounds like Mother God (that’s a pretty high opinion of yourself) should be easy to spot.


    1. Markis September 14, 2020 10:28 am Reply

      could you please not send them to Maui, we have enough lolo’s already


  2. LMat September 4, 2020 8:50 am Reply

    Wooooooow….
    “I’m calling everyone to Kauai immediately”…? For a “portal” to some make-believe place…?
    Sounds a little too much like Heaven’s Gate or Jonestown to me. I hope KPD is keeping a real close eye on this group.


  3. douglas henry September 4, 2020 9:33 am Reply

    Get them out of here; we don’t need more nutjobs.


  4. Moikeha A. September 4, 2020 11:30 am Reply

    From Amy Carlson’s (aka: “Mom,” “Mother God,” “Momma G,” “Your Prime Source Creator,” “Mother of All Creation,” “Mother Gaia,” “Great Spirit,” “White Buffalo Calf Woman,” “Founder of The Church Ministry of Mother of All Creation,” and more) website “About Mom” page:

    “Hello Loves, I am Mother GOD! For quite some time you had been praying that I come back to help you, because of that I decided I had enough of the Dark Forces kidnaping my Planet and my children, so HERE I AM IN THE FLESH!…

    …You are either with me or against me. The experiment of Free Will has been declared a failure!!! It is VOID, everything exists under Divine Will once more. THANK GOD LOL”

    Ok ohana, let’s keep our eyes open.

    In fact, it would be wise for us to take a moment to familiarize ourselves with other such groups in recent history: that had “divine-human” leaders, that started small, whose leader required the followers to move to a remote (from their perspective) geographical location, and tragically… well, you’ll find out when you look into them.

    To get started, here are three groups to check out:

    1. In the 1970’s, you can start your sobering journey with The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project (aka: Jonestown) a San Francisco-based group under the “divine” leadership of Jim Jones, who required his followers to move to Guayana Esequiba, a disputed territory in northwestern Guyana claimed by Venezuela… which ended tragically.

    2. In the 1980’s, look into The Branch Davidians, under the “divine” leadership Vernon Howell, later known as David Koresh, (aka: “The Lamb of God, “The Second Christ,” “The One Who Sits at The Right Hand of God,” “The Word of God Being Made Flesh,” “King of the Earth” who would “marry multiple wives and sire children who were destined to rule with him in Jerusalem,” who said of himself “no man can know Me nor my Father unless they open their Book,” who professed himself to be “the spiritual descendant of King David, a messianic figure carrying out a divinely commissioned errand,” etc.) who’s followers left everything and settled on a tract of land on the western outskirts of Waco, Texas, where they built a compound called the Mount Carmel Center and began preparing for the Second Coming… which ended tragically.

    3. In the 1990’s, check out the “Heaven’s Gate” group (aka: Human Individual Metamorphosis (HIM), “Higher Source”), which was a UFO religious group based near San Diego, California. It was founded in 1974 and led by Marshall Applewhite (who believed he was directly related to Jesus, meaning he was an “Evolutionary Kingdom Level Above Human” and was the ”Present Representative of Christ on Earth”) and Bonnie Nettles (aka: “God the Father”), whose goal it was to reach what they believed was an extraterrestrial spacecraft following the Comet Hale–Bopp. Of course, Applewhite and Nettles said “they had met in a past life,” and she told him their meeting had been “foretold to her by extraterrestrials, persuading him that he had a divine assignment,” they recruited disciples, whom they called “The Crew,” they purported to represent “beings from another planet, the ‘Next Level,’” and later convinced their followers to sell their earthly possessions, and disappear with them underground. Later, the group began renting a large home in California called “The Monastery” and purchased alien abduction insurance that would cover up to fifty members of the group, and if you wondering about how things ended with this group, you guessed it… it ended tragically.

    With open hearts of aloha and sharpened minds of na‘auao, let’s be watchful, ohana.


    1. LMat September 4, 2020 3:01 pm Reply

      Yea, but unlike Jonestown and the Heaven’s Gate group, there isn’t any credible (unbiased) evidence that the Branch Davidians committed suicide. The tragedy at Waco was a direct result of the military-grade assault on a “religious community” by the US government. The group had been practicing their religion for many years, before Koresh took over leadership, with no hint of any suicidal tendencies.
      While we can think these people crazy as much as we want, religious freedom is a right protected by the Constitution. We can’t kick them out or “practice our stink eye” on them. That would be prejudiced and unlawful. But based solely on the type of language this “Mother God” lady is using, I’d say that’s grounds for KPD to keep a close eye on them.


  5. Joe Public September 4, 2020 12:09 pm Reply

    Do us a favor, return to Colorado.


  6. Ronald Parsnip September 4, 2020 1:19 pm Reply

    These manipulative drug addicts need to be sent packing. They are crooks pushing insane conspiracies. The prey on the mentally ill and are dead set on bringing insecurity and division to our community. Left unchecked there presence here will not end well.


  7. Tony Bennett September 4, 2020 2:01 pm Reply

    This group is dangerous! They are preying on broken damaged souls! Take the time to read there website, scary. I’m pretty sure GOD is not going to charge you 88.88 to get right with him per session. Looks like the new virus on the island is this group. Time to Portal them somewhere else, ridiculousness at its finest.


  8. Sheeples September 4, 2020 2:18 pm Reply

    https://gurumag.com/crestone-cult-love-has-won-leaves-man-to-die-in-desert/

    all you need to know!


  9. Looo Ahhh September 4, 2020 3:00 pm Reply

    Kpd can’t even control Kauai’s cult, I mean Hawaiian cultural practice group.

    Well if members weren’t kpd officers, prison guards, and public officials with made up member names, maybe they would look into their rackets.

    Don’t drink the Lua syrup. Just breathe the person That is in front you air.


    1. questionMark September 5, 2020 7:50 pm Reply

      What are you even talking about?


  10. Yaki Tore September 4, 2020 3:03 pm Reply

    What about the Yakuza that is all over the state of Hawaii government?

    The Revenge for WWII.

    They surely have their presence on Kauai.

    I bet you. How much? Ask the Mayor how much.


  11. 24-46 wasmy# September 4, 2020 5:11 pm Reply

    Looks like locals gotta take this into our own hands. Kawakami is too confused trying to handle Covid. Our politicians are too worried about their reputations to do anything. They will drag their feet on this and before we know it will be too late.

    This is a chance to show other cults that this is not the place for them. Kahea!


  12. Kasia Deutsch September 5, 2020 8:01 am Reply

    Please correct me if I am wrong but wasn’t a cult leader and a follower arrested on the North Shore, recently?

    Kauai’s peaceful nature and aloha is so often abused.

    Praying.


  13. Janie Langley September 5, 2020 2:44 pm Reply

    Carlson, so called, Mother God, should be able to Energetically call her follower’s. She should Not need Internet, phones or the Pony Express to contact follower’s to join her. Authentic guru’s contact their audience telepathically, can’t believe I said that but this is True.
    Peace loving people are welcome to Kauai. The information on this cult, received from extended Ohana has Not been positive. Our community, Wainiha/Haena is full of Aloha(Many Local Families, other’s also) are always welcoming to Peaceful, Respectful new comer’s.


  14. David KTz September 5, 2020 8:47 pm Reply

    If they do anything illegal, KPD will deal with them. Meanwhile ho


  15. David Katz September 5, 2020 8:50 pm Reply

    If they do anything illegal KPD will deal with it. Meanwhile how about we all chill.


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