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AJ September 05, 2019
I had the same experience as the other reviewers. He cancelled my retreat in Bali a week before it was meant to start (I was already in Bali for the retreat!). I had already wired him about $1100 as requested to secure my spot (which cannot be refunded by the bank). He became extremely insulting when I tried to get my money back. He blocked me on WhatsApp and doesn't reply to emails. I have reached out to his ex wife, his ex assistant and will continue to hound this man to get my money back. This has been going on for 2 years now. I am finally going to look into reporting this to international authorities and getting my bank more involved. If anyone else has had this experience, please email me email@example.com so that we can join forces to take legal action.
Lisa D February 19, 2019
I contacted Thomas for an Ayahuasca retreat in Czech Republic. He offered a weekend to do so, answered my questions in detail and asked me to send the full payment straight away, and I did so. A week before the retreat we were planning to skype and have a preparation talk. When I had to cancel our first skype appointment, he was impossible to reach for the next days. Three days before the retreat I expressed my concern, he revealed I was the only signed up participant anyway and suggested we could cancel it and he would refund me. I agreed. After a week I asked about the money and he wrote me refunds take 2-8 weeks. After that time was over I asked again and he told me he forgot about it but will do it straight away. Another week later when I reminded him he got aggressive and insulting ("you cancelled as you didn't want to be alone in a retreat. What are you 5 years old?"). Do not do any business with this man!
Terence February 04, 2019
As with another review published by Tekjot Love dated Nov 12, 2017, Thomas 'White Eagle' cancelled the retreat 2 days before it was to take place without reason. He then offered to refund the airfare and suggested alternate dates but he never paid us back and his tone in his emails had become more condescending. We agreed on his suggested alternate dates for the retreat but he would come back with other dates. We had paid a considerable amount of money for 4 persons and have a record of all our email exchanges. Thomas is dishonest and we would advise others to AVOID him and not pay him a penny.
Tekjot Love November 12, 2017
Thomas “White Eagle” took my money and then canceled my retreat. As a single woman traveling alone, I asked him some precautionary suggestions regarding best way to deal with money (bringing or withdrawing at ATM), phone service options and a few other practical things when traveling to another country. He was pleasant enough until he got my money and then disregarded anything I had to say with, “I don’t know. Maybe.” He then decided to cancel the retreat and made it look like he was sincere and was refunding me, stringing me along, but he never intended to and hasn’t. He ignores phone calls and WhatsApp messages and only communicates by email, if he feels like it. The last emails I sent him were well over his ‘30-day refund policy period’. I inquired about the refund. He responded “sorry still pending”. I asked him what he meant and if he was referring to Paypal. I simply explained he needed to reissue the refund, because the first attempt with Paypal expired. He did not respond to this last email and I have not been refunded. I sent the last email October 26th. This all began Sept 5th when he cancelled the retreat two days before I was to fly out. He obviously knew Paypal’s policy that a transaction made as a personal gift could not be disputed (only payments for services or products can be disputed, but Paypal will not advertise this tiny, important detail). Yes, I sent the payment as a gift to avoid him having to pay fees for services. Dumb and trusting I was. When he issued the refund there was no money is his bank account, so it was in perpetual pending status with Paypal. After two weeks of lack of funds in Thomas’ bank account, Paypal “removed” the refund transaction. He needed to reissue the refund, but conveniently chose not to and kept the money.
anastasios tsirikos August 13, 2017
I joined an ayahuasca retreat for 2 nights, first night for a tobacco ceremony, second night for the ayahuasca ceremony, in Ikaria. The island is beautiful. The ceremony, on the other hand, did not have any effect at all on me, except throwing up and bowel movement. The shaman did not strike me as a knowledgeable one, as he steered away from any conversation about the effects of the plant chemicals on human biology, and only used vague concepts like <<cleansing energies>>.