James Arthur Ray is about to stand trial for the deaths of three people at a Sedona "self-help" retreat he organized last October, but that isn't stopping him from spewing snake-oil from his Web site.
As we reported last week, now that Ray lost his company and can no longer hold "self-help" workshops, he is using his Web site to post lectures for his followers because he claims to have a "wealth of information" people need to know about.
In his first Web-isode entitled "Purpose," released yesterday, Ray lays out seven principles that he says have "literally impacted his life." One of those principles is a retreat.
We're not sure how a retreat could be considered a "principle," but we agree, Ray's last retreat definitely "impacted his life." It also ended the lives of three other people, but Ray doesn't seem interested in that little snafu.
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According to Ray, to lead a "fulfilling life," one needs to have a purpose, a vision, a mentor, a practice, a coach, a group, and a retreat.
According to us, however, a person need only do one thing to have a fulfilling life: Stay away from James Ray.
If convicted of the three manslaughter charges, Ray may be going on a retreat that could keep him fulfilled for about 40 years -- each charge holds a possible 13 1/2 year prison sentence.
Check out Ray's rant here.