New Age Tragedy in Sedona: Non-Indians in the Sweat Lodge
Johnny P. Flynn - October 12, 2009
Wealth creation guru James Arthur Ray is under investigation for criminal negligence in the deaths of two participants in a sweat lodge last week. Is this the inevitable result of outsider appropriation of a sacred ritual, or is the story more complex? Our writer, whose own tradition includes the sweat lodge ceremony, explains the nuances.