James Arthur Ray Refuses to Shut Up; Offers "Self-Help" Once a Week Online
If you're compelled to seek advice on life from a guy who is about to stand trial for the "self-help" deaths of three people, you might as well jump in front of the next bus you see.
James Arthur Ray, the "self-help" stooge responsible for organizing a "spiritual warrior" sweat-lodge retreat in Sedona that left three people dead and dozens injured last October, doesn't seem to get that the person in need of the most "self-help," at this point, is him.
Ray has been charged with three counts of manslaughter and is about to be tried in Yavapai County for the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore, and Liz Neuman, but that's not stopping him from spewing his snake-oil at anyone who will listen.
Since his release from jail a few weeks ago, Ray has been using his Web site and his Twitter account to dispense his cosmic jargon, but yesterday he took it to a whole new level -- Ray now plans on hosting free "self-help" seminars online as "[his] gift to you."
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Ray plans to produce a weekly seminar for anyone to view on his Web site.
Check it out here.
"What I still have inside of me is a deep desire and passion to make a difference, to provide value, and help you in any way I can," Ray says in his intro to his series of seminars.
We called Ray's PR flak, Mark Fabiani, to find out why on earth Ray won't just pipe down until his trial's over, but he hasn't gotten back to us yet.
Depending on what Ray has planned for his new "self-help" seminars, he may be in violation of his bail agreement.
When Ray was released from the Yavapai County Jail, the judge in the case took his passport and told him no more dangerous "self-help" events like a sweat lodge.
We would argue that, everytime Ray opens his mouth during one of these seminars, it's dangerous to common sense.
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