Gurus, self-help industry & deaths

Gurus, self-help industry & deaths - James Arthur Ray was convicted (and sentenced to two years prison) of three counts of negligent homicide but acquitted of manslaughter following his February 3, 2010, arrest in the deaths of participants at one of his sweat lodge ceremonies

Gurus, self-help industry & deaths – James Arthur Ray was convicted (and sentenced to two years prison) of three counts of negligent homicide but acquitted of manslaughter following his February 3, 2010, arrest in the deaths of participants at one of his sweat lodge ceremonies

From NPR (National Public Radio) “Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations”:

PATRICK WANIS: I’ve been called guru and stuff. And I say I’m not a guru. Please don’t place me on a pedestal. Just listen to my message follow your instinct if there’s something valuable here, use it.

LAUREL MORALES: Wanis says gurus manipulate and claim to know what’s best for you. They create a relationship where your unquestioned obedience is demanded.

PATRICK WANIS: Anytime we experience a major crisis, we are susceptible to seeking out spiritual healers, gurus and other people who claim they have the answer that will satisfy our sense of wanting to find an explanation for chronic suffering and mortality.

Listen to the NPR radio interview where Wanis talks about “Sweat lodge tragedy highlights lack of self-help industry regulations

Also read the article “Beware of gurus – the danger of cults

Also watch this video: “Death Dealer: James Arthur Ray’s ‘self-help’ killed three people. Now he’s back.” James Arthur Rays was given a supervised release on July 12, 2013. The 55-year-old author and entrepreneur left state prison near Phoenix on July 12, 2013.

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