Well, here it is.
The deaths are being reported as being consistent with oxygen deprivation.
And the so-called sweat was about attaining a "higher level of consciousness", which these wilderness LGAT psychos are doing by using oxygen deprivation to create a false high and disoriented state of mind.
(notice the Leader sits right by the door to get fresh air, of course he knows exactly what is going on)
And they use the standard LGAT technique of SURPRISE which is about putting people off balance.
One has to hope the public clues in that the oxygen deprivation is DELIBERATE, and not an accident.
The wilderness LGAT Guru's have turned a sweat-lodge, into a modified type of overheated oxygen deprived brainwashing tent.
That lowers people's resistance, especially when they are starved, dehydrated, delirious from lack of sleep, overheated, and deprived of oxygen for proper brain functioning so they go into some euphoria.
They then hammer them repeatedly with their "suggestions" about the Guru and his seminar systems to create the deepest lifelong bond possible between the followers and the Guru.
That is how they do it.
Then those advanced students are supposed to become lifelong devotees, and go back to their home areas and spread the message, and bring in more business.
These wilderness LGAT guru's are extremely reckless, they must think they can get away with a few deaths a year at their seminars, due to their waivers.
This is somewhat a new area, the wilderness LGAT seminar. Take it out of the hotel, and into the wilderness.
Survivor's story offers look inside sweat lodge
First a 36-hour fast, then pressure in stifling heat
by JJ Hensley - Oct. 21, 2009 The Arizona Republic
The leader of a Sedona-area sweat-lodge ceremony that left three people dead had encouraged participants to fight through the pain brought on by the extreme heat in order to achieve a higher level of consciousness, said an attorney for a southern Arizona woman who survived the ordeal.
Before the ceremony, the leader, personal-development guru James Arthur Ray, had sent participants on a 36-hour outdoor fast in which they were denied food and water, the attorney said Tuesday.
Sidney Spencer passed out in the two-hour sweat-lodge ceremony that Ray ran at the culmination of the "Spiritual Warrior" retreat, said her attorney, Ted Schmidt. She spent four days in a Flagstaff hospital with multiple organ failure, he said.
Participants had each paid more than $9,000 to congregate with Ray and were isolated in the woods outside Sedona without food as part of a "vision quest" for about 36 hours before the sweat-lodge ceremony began, Schmidt said.
Representatives from Ray's organization picked up the participants the morning of Oct. 8 and returned them to the retreat center where they had a small meal and were brought into a lecture hall for the final day's events, Schmidt said.
"(Spencer) says that, in fact, when they were in the lecture that Thursday, they knew it was the last day, and they thought it was the conclusion of the program," Schmidt said. "At the end of the lecture, (Ray) says, 'I have one more surprise for you, we're going to go outdoors and we're going to have a sweat-lodge experience.' "
Late that afternoon, Spencer and the other participants were told to change into some light clothing and brought journals they'd been keeping to a fire pit set up outside the 415-square foot enclosure covered with blankets and tarps.
Spencer and the others burned the pages of their journals and waved burning sage around their bodies, among other rituals, Schmidt said, before they filed into the pitch-dark sweat lodge sitting in circles surrounding the middle of the structure's floor.
Rocks were brought in from a blaze set up outside the sweat lodge, Schmidt said, and placed into the middle of the large circle, with Ray calling out occasionally for assistants to bring more rocks in.
When Ray called for the fourth or fifth round of glowing rocks, Spencer realized she was having trouble breathing and decided to leave the next time the lodge's door was opened, Schmidt said.
Ray, sitting by the sweat-lodge door, encouraged his clients to fight through the urge to leave the sweltering structure, Schmidt said.
"There was certainly a level of intimidation, of humiliation," he said.
"There was a feeling among everybody that this was the end (of the retreat), and they really needed to obey him and stick it out."
Spencer never exited. She passed out instead and was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center in a helicopter.
She was sitting in the outer row of the circle and was among the farthest from the entrance to the sweat lodge. Participants on either side of Spencer were among the three who died.
"It appears the people in the back row experienced the most severe temperatures," Schmidt said. "There was no light inside this thing; no temperature gauge or monitor."
An attorney for Liz Neuman, 49, who died Saturday, said that the sweat lodge wasn't properly constructed and that Ray did not provide adequate medical care.
"This was a death trap," said Louis Diesel, a Flagstaff attorney. "Liz died of multiple organ failure, which is consistent with lack of oxygen and being held without appropriate oxygen."
Schmidt said most of the attendees at Ray's retreat had participated in other events with the spiritual-financial guru in the past; they had developed a sense of trust in Ray's teachings to fight through obstacles to achieve a higher realm of spirituality.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2009 10:40PM by The Anticult.