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James Arthur Ray Is Guilty: The Full Story Of The Sedona Sweat Box Deaths

JUSTICE has been served on James Arthur Ray. The motivational speaker was complicit in the deaths of three people at the Sedona Sweat Lodge on October 8, 2009. James Shore and Kirby Brown, died at the scene. Liz Neuman died on October 17 after being comatose for a week. Ray is guilty of “negligent homicide” at the Angel Valley Retreat Center, Arizona.

Anorak has followed the case for months. Here are a few highlights of the case:

October 2009:

AT a James Athur Ray spiritual retreat in Sedona, Arizona, for “harmonic minded individuals” two guests are dead and 19 more are hospitalised. Kirby Brown, 38, and 40-year-old James Shore died at the five-day “Spiritual Warrior Event” that would “accelerate the releasing of your limitations and push yourself past your self-imposed and conditioned borders.”

More than 60 warriors enter a makeshift structure at Angel Valley Retreat Center where hot stones create an intense heat. It’s a sweat box that looks more like a circus tent.

Christine Whelan notes:

Participants should leave when the heat becomes too intense. However, after a week of brainwashing about pushing past “self-imposed” borders, human instinct was overridden by orders from a so-called great leader…

They trusted a well-known, well-loved inspirational leader who had been given the popular culture seal of approval…

James Arthur Ray has been endorsed by the cult of Oprah Winfrey,on Larry King Live and the Today show.

After the horror, James Arthur Ray is at a seminar at a hotel in Marina del Rey, near Los Angeles. He’s not in Arizona. He’s not under arrest. Before a crowd of around 200, he cries. He says he’s hired investigators to look into what went wrong:

“This is the most difficult time I’ve ever faced. I don’t know how to deal with it really.”

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Posted: 23rd, June 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)


James Arthur Ray And The Cult Of Death Makes Martyrs Of The Sedona Three

james-arthur-rayJAMES Arthur Ray Watch:  Three poples die at a Sweat Lodge in Sedona, Ariziona. The leader of the group, James Arthur Ray, survives. But the talk is of death. Anorak’s Man in the heat of LA, looks on:

THERE’S a new piece at people.com about James Arthur Ray and the Sedona sweat lodge disaster. The apparent thesis is both chilling and fascinating.

Essentially, James Ray appears to be obsessed with death:

“If you review Ray’s writing and lectures, you will find many references such as: ‘If you’re not growing, you’re dying’ and ‘for anything new to live, something first must die,’” says the source. “He speaks a great deal about dying to limitations, dying to the old self, (dying to old) ways of thinking,” and breaking free.”

That source tells People that they don’t think Ray’s death references were meant literally… only in the context of killing off what holds you back.

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Posted: 30th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)