Tragedy in Sedona: My Life in James Arthur Ray's Inner Circle

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Pen and Publish Inc, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 376 pages
"James Ray's debut in the film, The Secret, thrust him into the spotlight. . . appearances on Oprah and Larry King Live... 'Tragedy in Sedona' is a behind the scenes look at the rise and fall of the James Ray Empire, through the eyes of an ultimately disenchanted follower. Connie Joy takes you on her personal and authentic journey-from being a devoted member of James' inner circle andDream Team to...trying to warn others." ~From the Foreword by forensic psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman Follow Connie Joy inside the seminars and once-in-a-lifetime trips to Egypt and Peru for an up close look at the transformative work of a charismatic teacher-and the underlying danger of mixing up the message with the messenger! In 2007, Connie participated in Ray's sweat lodge, a Native American ceremonial sauna meant to be a place of spiritual renewal and mental and physical healing. It turned out to be only a test of endurance for Connie and many of the participants. Her prediction that someone could be seriously hurt came true in October 2009 when three people died and 18 participants were injured during a sweat lodge run by James Arthur Ray and his staff. After injuries at his previous events, why didn't Ray get the message he was literally playing with fire? Connie and her husband attended 27 events over three years presented by James Arthur Ray, "Rock Star of Personal Transformation." As this book is released, Ray is charged with three counts of manslaughter and faces a criminal trial in Arizona as well as numerous civil suits.
 

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Fascinating look at Joy's personal and peak experiences with James Ray and his events laced with insight about Ray's personality and tactics. "Tragedy in Sedona" delivers on both counts.

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Contents

The Sphinx
1
A Lifetime Learner Meets James Arthur Ray
13
Homeless in San Diego
33
Most Empowering Week of My Life
47
If I Can Do That I Can Do Anything
59
I Am NOT My Hair
79
Be Careful About Volunteering
99
Meet James Sweat Lodge
117
James Sweat Lodge Gets Even Hotter
175
The Mother Ship
183
What Happened to Being Spiritual?
199
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
223
But Its MY Goal
249
Were Done
281
The Tragedy
291
Did You Hear The Big Bang?
305

World Wealth Society Is Born
129
Magick Isnt What It Used to Be
141
Guiding Others Through Their Empowering Week
151
Epilogue
325
About the Author
345
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