Dr. Bunn said Mr. Ray told the more than 50 people jammed into the small structure — people who had just completed a 36-hour “vision quest” in which they fasted alone in the desert — that vomiting “was good for you, that you are purging what your body doesn’t want, what it doesn’t need.” But by the end of the ordeal on Oct. 8, emergency crews had taken 21 people to hospitals. Three have since died.Give me some of that old-time religion . . . mine, specifically. Sure, St. Joseph does not have air conditioning and it gets hotter than hell in the summer, but we're not dying, man . . .
Do you know what keeps people like Mr. Ray in the money? People who have lost their way and think some New Age karmic fix is gonna cure all of their woes. That's why I hate things like "psychic hotlines" - it's more than money it takes from people. It takes from them hope and hopelessness is the constant factor in things like suicide and depression. If only it were just a financial scam.
She also described a game — enacted again at the retreat this month — in which Mr. Ray wears white robes and plays God, ordering some participants to commit mock suicide.
The Devil knows where to hide, and he was there in Sedona.