Self Help Guru James Earl Ray Convicted in Ceremonial Deaths
James Earl Ray was known for his tactics in helping people breakthrough whatever was holding them back in life. In 2009, he had a seminar using a sweat lodge to do so for several people attending. James Arthur Ray told his seminar participants that
it would be “hellacious” and that they would feel like they were dying, but would do so only metaphorically.
Well known self-help guru, James Arthur Ray is on trial for the deaths of three people who were involved in a spiritual transformation retreat at the 2009, “Spiritual Warrior” sweat lodge. The motivational speaker was charged with three counts of manslaughter connected to the deaths at a Sedona, Ariz., sweat lodge in October.