The idea should get out into the public that what James Ray was doing was not a "sweat lodge" and has nothing to do with actual sweat lodges.
If anything, what he was doing is the precise opposite to a sweat lodge.
And its not because James Ray is stupid.
Its very obvious that he was using this "hot-house" as a method of doing extreme indoctrination on his followers. The fact is was an overheated hut, is somewhat arbitrary. He could have used a cave, or a closed barracks on a compound, a bunker, an island, a large yacht, a mountain climb, a Turnaround House, a remote hotel, anything.
He seems to have picked that place as it was CHEAP to RENT, which means more money in his pocket.
That thing was not a sweat lodge, and was not meant to be one.
The plastic was intentional, clearly to create oxygen deprivation, and extreme overheating. Maybe he got that idea from someone else who experimented with it, like MKP.
But its very unfortunate that the media, and public have focussed on the "sweat lodge" part of it, when in fact, its not even the real issue.
Its absolutely shocking to the trained-eye, that the public and media seems to be so utterly and completely blind to the methods and tactics of Thought Reform, extreme persuasion, mind-control, influence, and "brainwashing".
Its like there is a 900 pound gorilla in the room, and they are talking about the wallpaper.
Its scary, frankly, that a guy like James Ray can get caught doing this, and yet almost no one in the media sees what is going on.
He is not a self-help spiritual Guru. That is just a smokescreen.
There was no "sweat lodge".
All of that is mere "content". James Ray knows that, he's taken all the courses, he knows its just "content" and he could have changed the content to anything.
What matters is the META-PROCESSES of extreme and powerful coercive and permissive influence being used on people. Its all there in black and white, in his language patterns, and everything else he does in his seminars. There is literally NOTHING original in what James Ray does, just direct copies from other people.
What James Ray is, is a guy who went and studied all of the current LGAT group influence techniques from many sources, and just copied them, and applied them ruthessly without any conscience, to make millions of dollars very quickly, mainly through his appearances with Oprah, which he exploited like a goldmine.
To the trained-eye, seeing him on Oprah [forum.culteducation.com
] showed in seconds that he was a 3rd rate "covert influence" guy, of which there are hundreds around these days.
He wasn't awful in his persuasion technique, but not very convincing as he was just running standard patterns copied from others.
But unfortunately, the 99% of public seems to have NO IDEA AT ALL about ANY of these types of advanced covert influence methods.
James Ray's techniques, are quite similar to Byron Katie, and many others. There has not been time yet to go into it.
Their "content" is different, but the techniques are very similar, and many are identical.
That is the first thing you learn in covert influence, is that the "content" is really just a distraction. You need to DISTRACT people's conscious minds away from what is really going on.
So they blab about some "content" whether "spiritual" or non-dual, or shamanism, or stories, or "success" or Aliens, Enlightenment, or whatever. It can be anything at all, from the weird, to technical, to religious, to atheistic.
But it is scary, that the media and public seems to be so totally unaware of what they guys/gals do, and how they do it.
No wonder so many go into that area. In a few years of hard work, a smart and ruthless persuader can learn most of the techniques of powerful covert influence, and start up his seminar company, and start making millions.
The news media is almost useless in exposing what is going on, reporters have no experience in this area either.
The only hope is for experts in these areas to come forward and explain what is going on in ways the public can understand.
Otherwise, these ruthless manipulators like James Ray, are just going to keep doing it, and making millions.
Guys like Jame Ray deliberately pick "soft targets", people who have no training in these areas, like middle aged folks from the mid-west who don't know what happening to them.
Its like if James Ray were a blackbelt in Tae-Kwan-Do and put a civilian in the ring to combat.
Or like a trained military terrorist who attacks unarmed civilians.
LGAT persuaders like James Ray don't go up against other trained experts in this area, as they would not make a single sale. They target and pick people with no training, who are too trusting and have no idea they are having their minds reengineered and minds-crushed using these techniques.
That is one difference with James Ray, that he is literally willing to do anything to get what he wants. But he is not the only one, there are many many others doing the same things, but are less "reckless" than Ray, and have not gone as far as him in in certain ways.
But there are many of these LGAT seminar systems which are doing the exact same things, in terms of the financial and psychological exploitation and manipulation.