The sweat lodge isn't a sauna & Cherokees do not hold sweat lodges it is not in their ways. This is extreme negligence, He targets the American baby boomer dream mentality by appealing to their GREED & aspirations of assumption of lifelong prosperity and entitlement from the 1950's white privileged middle class suburban baby boomer desire to continually aspire to be the first kid on the block with the very latest and greatest,, these same baby boomers who rejected their very own elders traditional values regarding them as ignorantly old fashioned in favor of always adopting the newest fad, which now is to emulate Native American Spirituality and healing. Indians weren't privy to the latest and greatest we didn't grow up with brand new Ked's on our feet, Wonderbread on our tables, or two cars in garage, we ate government commodity food, WE lived on reservations hidden away from view in tar paper shacks then in the 1950's when we tried to move to the cities for assimilation and jobs & a better life the doors were seldom opened to us. We didn't get our freedom of religion until the 1970's How ironic it is to have these same people attempt to reap our way of healing ourselves, but Indians such as myself are the ELDERS now that pass our ways on for our youth that is still affected though our onslaughts of these atrocities which is no different than those type of people who never fought for our country that hang around the VFW collecting other people's war stories then claiming the honor & glory as their own. If you haven't been through the work and the war you can't claim the glory! Our 'boundaries' been disregarded<quoted text>I don't agree with any racial slur towards Native americans. however it appears some race baiters are also stirring the pot of a subject that really has nothing to do with racism at all. I am part cherokee as many Americans are. AND I love saunas. This does appear to be negligence on the part of this man holding the seminars
In James Arthur's website he states the following:
"This is the defining factor of real wealth... And, after all, isn't true Harmonic Wealth what you really want and deserve?...blending the latest and greatest findings....yet you've been brainwashed to think that only sweat and hard work will get you where you want to be. Here's a better way...Let the journey be your roadmap to an abundant, wealthy and fulfilled life.Yesterday's biggest nerd is today's richest man in the world (and he doesn't even have a college degree). You'll define and enforce your own boundaries—without someone else telling you what they should be...There is no sacrifice—only greater and more magnificent results, wealth, adventure and fulfillment."
In humanistic, relationship-based schools of therapy there are 'BOUNDARIES' in the therapeutic relationship, this however is not only being crossed by this organization but it is being EXPECTED of participants to be completely and grossly disregarded OF THE VERY PEOPLE OF WHOM IT HAS BEEN FALSELY APPROPRIATED!
realist I commend you!
Those of us who were somewhat successful were only successful because we had to be much brighter than the average American in order to succeed, we did not have the luxury of be being grandfathered into wealth with little intelligence or no education as James Arthur Ray peddles his wares on his site.