Nov 21 2011

Sweat Lodge Travesty: James Arthur Ray Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

James Arthur Ray, plastic shaman, is now a convicted felon held responsible for the sweat lodge deaths of three people in Arizona.

There are two organizations locally who sponsor sweat lodge experiences, The New Warrior Training Adventure and the Victories of the Heart Shadow weekend.

I have written about the Shadow weekend so called sweat lodge and do not recommend it.

The New Warrior’s sweat lodge has trained leaders and follows strict protocols and is likely to be the closest version of a Native American sweat lodge experience including the respect for the spiritual and cleansing purpose of the lodge.

While I believe the New Warrior training program’s sweat lodge to be better organized, my positive comments should not be seen as an endorsement.

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