In February 1999, Macias made contact with Shannon Labour, who was seeking enlightenment. He encouraged her to go out and meet people instead of meditating at home, and seemed enthusiastic when she mentioned she'd found a group to work with, even if they were "kinda floofy" by his standards. He was complimentary when she demonstrated her pyrokinetic abilities. Later, she came to his place and smoked with him and some friends.
The agent monitoring Macias accused him of "encouraging reckless behavior."