And the facts begin to come out, as predicted.
James Ray "exhibited a "godlike complex" at his seminars.
In 2005 someone else went unconscious.
QUOTE: "Verde Valley Fire Chief Jerry Doerksen said his department responded to a 911 call in October 2005 about a person who was unconscious after being in a sweat lodge.
Angel Valley resort owner Amayra Hamilton confirmed that Ray was leading the sweat ceremony during the 2005 event. Ray's spokesman declined to comment."
And there is still one person in a coma with damage to multiple organs, and 2 others still in the hospital.
What about the organ damage others sustained who have been released from hospital?
This was not an "accident" and those who lead the retreat are not "shocked".
That is a flagrant and blatant PR lie, saying what their PR expert has coached them to say.
They knew people were risking their lives.
They are just saying its a "shocking accident" to try and cover their own ass and assets.
The reality is their response is going to be to the families and those who got hurt...READ THE RELEASE OF LIABILITY and especially the DEATH CLAUSE. [forum.culteducation.com
That is reality, not the bullshit PR statements they are trying to feed people.
And these retreats, are about putting people into extreme situations of mental breakdown, as a part of their LGAT seminar "brainwashing" system.
Are they going to get away with it?
Family seek details in Ariz sweat lodge deaths
By FELICIA FONSECA (AP)
SEDONA, Ariz. — A spokesman for the family of one of two people who died after being overcome in an Arizona sweat lodge demanded more accountability Tuesday from the man in charge of the spiritual retreat that led to the deaths.
Self-help expert and author James Arthur Ray led a group of more than 50 people last week through a five-day program intended to push people beyond their limits. The course included a Thursday sweat lodge ceremony, which ended tragically in the deaths of Kirby Brown, 38, of Westtown, N.Y., and 40-year-old James Shore of Milwaukee.
Nineteen other people were hurt, and one remains in critical condition.
Tom McFeeley, Brown's cousin and family spokesman, called on Ray to assure that the participants "were not mistreated and not put in a reckless situation.
"He was someone people believed in, people paid good money to get his advice," McFeeley said. "It's a person we all wanted to believe had our best interest in mind. Quite simply, that didn't happen."
McFeeley also said he is concerned that Ray exhibited a "godlike complex" during the event that might have kept people from opting out of activities Ray acknowledged could cause "physical, emotional, financial or other injuries."
"We need to look at this way beyond the sweat lodge," McFeeley said. "If we could understand minute by minute what happened this week, I think we'll get a much greater view on what kind of event this was and the level of danger that existed."
Fire department reports released Tuesday show the incident wasn't the first involving a sweat lodge ceremony at the resort. Verde Valley Fire Chief Jerry Doerksen said his department responded to a 911 call in October 2005 about a person who was unconscious after being in a sweat lodge.
Angel Valley resort owner Amayra Hamilton confirmed that Ray was leading the sweat ceremony during the 2005 event. Ray's spokesman declined to comment.
No other details about the 2005 incident were immediately available.
Meanwhile, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office continued to investigate last week's ceremony to determine if criminal negligence played a role in the deaths or illnesses. Authorities said Ray has refused to speak with authorities. No charges have been filed.
The participants had fasted for 36 hours as part of a personal and spiritual quest in the wilderness, then ate a breakfast buffet before entering the sweat lodge around 3 p.m. A 911 call two hours later said two people, who authorities said were Shore and Brown, had no pulse and weren't breathing.
A statement released by the family of Liz Neuman, who remains in critical condition at the Flagstaff Medical Center, said she is in a coma and doctors are working to stabilize damage to multiple organs.
"Liz is fighting hard and her family asks for everyone to keep her in their thoughts and prayers," the statement said.
Two others remained hospitalized. Fire officials say the victims exhibited symptoms ranging from dehydration to kidney failure after sitting in the sweat lodge.
Officials say the sweat lodge, built specifically for the five-day retreat, lacked the necessary building permit.