We have been following the criminal investigation into the deaths at a sweat lodge run by self-help guru James Ray. Ray has now been arrested Wednesday and charged with manslaughter in deaths of three people at the Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.
His temporary self-help zone will be the Camp Verde Detention Center.
There were roughly 65 people attending Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” program at the Angel Valley Retreat Center near Sedona in October. They spent two hours inside the sweat lodge — in addition to the three deaths there were 20 others who fell ill.
This may all be a bit of a distraction for Ray’s spiritual evolution. He tells followers that “[y]our gut instincts tell you life is not really meant to be a struggle, yet you’ve been brainwashed to think that only sweat and hard work will get you where you want to be. Here’s a better way…” He may have to struggle a bit longer with this one, though the Constitution allows for self-help through self-representation.
On a related subject, I will soon be offering self-help courses on spiritual awakening through the criminal process: “Use Criminal Charges to Take Charge of Your Life” and “It is not about the felonies but what the felon needs.” For just $50,,000 a person, I can put you in a segregation cell for your own path to self-realization and personal acquittal.
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