Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Men Can't Sweat Lodge: An Update

New Age guru and snake oil salesman extraordinaire James Arthur Ray was scheduled to be sentenced September 26, 2011 after a week-long hearing that would have had his supporters supplying testimony in a bid to lower his sentence.

According to what's being reported, one of the attorneys involved in the case had a medical emergency, and the hearing was cancelled. There's no word at this time on a new date for the hearing or sentencing.

On June 22, under the cross-hairs of the Cardinal Grand Cross, Ray was found guilty by jurors on three counts of negligent homicide after a four-month trial in Camp Verde, Arizona. He is currently out on bail and faces a sentence ranging from probation to nine years in prison.

From a previous post:

"Three people died ("ascended"? "transcended"?) and 19 were hospitalized - some with permanent health damage - after a botched sweat lodge at Ray's "Spiritual Warrior" seminar near Sedona, Arizona in October 2009. Participants paid up to $10,000 for the honour of attending Ray's five-day workshop where, according to accounts, they were encouraged to shave their heads, play death-related games with Ray and fast for 36 hours before entering a faulty sweat lodge. Ray reportedly goaded participants into staying in the sweat lodge longer than they wanted to, advising them to ignore physical discomfort and push past their boundaries.

According to the Huffington Post, participants were told by Ray:

"The true spiritual warrior has conquered death and therefore has no fear or enemies in this lifetime or the next, because the greatest fear you'll ever experience is the fear of what? Death. ... You will have to get a point to where you surrender and it's OK to die."

The dirty, pumped-up Neptunian bullshit of The Secret and its "creating your own reality/manifesting abundance" memes finally blew up after every New Ager and his/her dog dry humped the scheme for its very last penny. Unfortunately, people lost their lives in the process."

More background posts and the astrology involved in this case are available here: James Arthur Ray

I will post on Ray's sentencing when it's reported.

2 comments:

abluelily said...

I have a vocation which would be considered "new age" when in fact it is ancient. However, many jumped on the "new age" band wagon without the soul maturity to understand the consequences, including the huge Karmic ones. You muck around with those in need of spiritual service when you arent genuinely one and you bare not only the punishment dished out by human law, but divine lore also. No matter what sentence he recieves, from human law, the divine lore consequences are 100 time worse. I feel sorry for him and his deceptive choices, to those who suffered at his hands I send my eternal love and healing.

Anon and Ever said...

Finally New Age “ballsheet” has been sentenced even if partly, really too partly...

You are right: It is the under-score plumping up - plumping, not pumping, up... - Neptunian under-flavour over-illusionism narcissist Berlusconi-like taste that impest New Age-ism illusionist soft hard-core-ism that is falling...

Even this comment is very Meptunian though much ironically: Sorry for this but allow me to play with these false self-proclaimed “gurus” that teach and taught Neptunian illusion, in these times of rx-Neptune in Aquarius, an ex-“Rex”, an ex-Tyrannosaurus Rex, a King of a Passed Age self-proclaimed New...

No my friends, for reality knocked the Door like in Beethoven’s beginning of the Fifth Symphony. Destiny has knocked and his power is unlocked...

In this situation we need **real things**, no more illusions!

Setec Astronomy, No More Secrets...

You cannot “create” your reality but illusory! You can modifiy it but in terms it can be modified and not upheaveled...

What an irony! Attempting to overcome death many truly under-found it!