A New Age-meets-QAnon cult — founded by a former McDonald’s employee whose mummified remains were found in a Colorado home earlier this year — continues to attract devoted followers and sell controversial products for hundreds of dollars.
Its followers – mostly Millennials – kept the suspected cult Love Has Won alive on YouTube with more than 500,000 million views and on Facebook with tens of thousands of likes.
The group has touted conspiracy theories such as COVID-19 was planned and that 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting and the Holocaust were hoaxes.
But their main focus is to push their beliefs of “spiritual healing” – or “alternative healing” – and the rejection of modern medicine and science.
It goes hand in hand with a so-called money-making plan after the creation of a “non-profit” to sell “alternative medicinal” products, such as “Plasma medicinal water”.
This product retails for $33.33 for a 2oz. bottle to $136.56 for a 32oz. bottle and claims to be the “ultimate 5D healing technology.”
Love Has Won followers believe that the “fifth dimension” is a heavenly place outside the “ordinary world.”
Another product listed on the website – ‘Plasma Gold and Silver Elixir Package’ – is a silver colloidal pack that claims to treat almost all known infections and viruses, including HIV and cancers.
Even though it has been slammed by the FDA, the pack retails for $66.66 for 4oz. bottles up to $400 for 32oz. bottles.
These products are still sold, but at the bottom of most products are warnings that they are not FDA-approved.
Their founder, Amy Carlson Stroud, herself pushed for colloidal silver as a cure, preventative and treatment for COVID-19 and sold it to her followers before she died.
Amy Carlson Stroud – a 45-year-old former McDonald’s employee who left her three children and husband in Texas – started a “spiritual” group Love Has Won
She was known as ‘Mother God’ or ‘Mother’ by her followers, who believed that she would lead 144,000 people to the ‘fifth dimension’, a heavenly place outside the ‘ordinary world’
This is Stroud in one of the last pictures of her alive. Her appearance is believed to have been caused by the ingestion of colloidal silver, which she touted as the preventative and cure for COVID-19
Seven members of Love Has Won (YouTube page above) were arrested after their leader’s mummified corpse was found in an apparent sanctuary in Colorado
Those are just two of hundreds of articles that include baby and child welfare products, animal and pet welfare, “higher consciousness transmutations.”
The Saguache County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office said in its report after discovering Stroud’s mummified remains that their office “has received many complaints from families in the US saying the group is brainwashing people and stealing their money.”
Love Has Won was found in 2018 under the assumption that Carlson was a divine being.
Carlson, 45, known to her followers as “Mother God” or “Mother,” was a Texas McDonald’s employee who left her three children and husband when she moved to Colorado.
Stroud told her followers that she lived in a mythical, ancient land of Lemuria, and that she recovered a “special, obscure technology” that had been stolen and eventually sank Atlantis.
Her followers believed she was 19 billion years old and was the reincarnation of Jesus, Joan of Arc, Marilyn Monroe, and Cleopatra, among others.
She also claimed to be the child of former President Donald Trump.
Pictured here is an example of what the cult had sold as a ‘cure’ for COVID-19 last year, with a warning from US regulators
They believed she existed as a “higher consciousness” than other humans and would lead a group of 144,000 people – a nod to Abrahamic beliefs – to the “fifth dimension,” a heavenly place outside the “ordinary world.”
But she had said that humanity was not ready to “ascend” and that she would continue to return to Earth until humanity is ready.
Unlike many well-known cults over the centuries, Love Has Won operated – and still does – in the open air on the internet and on social media.
It’s unclear how and when the hippie-looking, blonde woman died, but police found Stroud “lying on a bed wrapped in what appears to be a sleeping bag,” according to the April 28, Saguache County, Colorado police report.
The mummified remains have what looks like glittery makeup around the eyes. The mummified remains were decorated with Christmas tree lights. The mummified remains appeared to have been arranged in some sort of shrine.’
Carlson, middle, is considered by her followers to be a “divine being” who had been trying to “save humanity” for 19 billion years; another bizarre belief was that her father was Donald Trump
Carlson is carried by a cult follower on a YouTube video in December 2019. The cult was founded in 2018 on the assumption that Carlson was a divine being who spent 19 billion years trying to save humanity
According to the April 28 police report, two children – a teenager and a two-year-old boy – were in the house along with seven adults when police found Stroud’s decomposing body.
The children were handed over to child protection services and alleged cult members Ryan Kramer, John Robertson, Jason Castillo, Obdulia Franco Gonzalez, Karin Raymond, Christopher Royer and Sarah Raymone were arrested and charged with corpse and child abuse charges.
Castillo is said to be the cult’s current “Father God” and has a history of criminal behavior including drinking and driving, burglary and child neglect.
There have been several “Father Gods” since the cult’s inception.
The group, which settled in southern Colorado in 2018, offers “spiritual intuitive ascension sessions” and sells spiritual healing products online.
It has about 20 full-time followers in Colorado who post daily live streams on YouTube, as well as other followers around the world.
Former cult members accused Carlson of brainwashing and abusing them, forcing them to wait on her all fours while she lived with her at the cult headquarters.
They have also claimed that they are malnourished, are not allowed to sit and are never paid for their work.
The cult took center stage in a new Vice series False Gods earlier this year.
It showed videos of Carlson yelling obscenities, holding a cat by its fur, and allegedly having a young child put in a closet over a tantrum.
Unlike many well-known cults over the centuries, Love Has Won operated — and still operates — out in the open on Facebook and YouTube
The cult has not publicly announced the death of its leader.
However, a female follower posted a Facebook Live video to the group’s social media page stating that she had “ascensed.”
‘There’s a lot going on. And best of all, Mother of God has ascended,” said the woman who called herself Bobby.
She cheered and clapped her hands before adding, “She’s no longer in pain and that’s all that matters. She has taken off and is back in full force.
“And we’re celebrating because she fulfilled her contract. She did everything she came here to do, which was to wake people up, and she passed the torch to us.’
She continued: ‘She did not die. She rose.
Her essence left Amy Carlson’s body at 12:22 PM. She is indeed happy now.’
Bobby went on to describe Carlson’s “horrific” death, saying “she did it all for us.”
‘She has experienced that the elderly experience that they need to be cared for 24/7,’ she says.
“She experienced the most horrific death, like Lou Gehrig’s Parkinson’s, where her whole body was paralyzed, but her brain was fully functioning.”
Edited Police Report When Colorado Police Found Stroud’s Remains
WHAT IS THE ‘LOVE WON’ CULT?
Love Has Won was founded in Colorado in 2018 on the premise that Carlson was a divine being who spent 19 billion years trying to save humanity.
The cult believed that one day it would lead 144,000 elect to a new mystical fifth dimension.
They believed that she communicated with angels and led them to a grand awakening.
One of the cult’s other bizarre beliefs was that Donald Trump was the cult leader’s loving father in a past life.
Former cult members accused Carlson of brainwashing and abusing them, forcing them to wait on all fours while she lived with her at cult headquarters.
It is thought to have about 20 ‘full-time’ followers
Members posted daily live streams on YouTube.
Carlson founded the cult in 2018 after leaving her third marriage and job at McDonald’s.