'Sweatboxes' borrow from long tradition
The people who died Thursday at a spiritual resort in Arizona had spent time in a "sweatbox" similar to what native-Americans and other cultures have used for prayer and purification rituals throughout history.
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#3 Oct 11, 2009
This is a dangerous practice unless the leader is trained in it's use. From the photo, it looks like there was very little if any ventilation.
I'm reminded of Jim Jones. Remember Jonestown, Guyana? Sure, he was an extremist, but I am still reminded of it by this occurrence.
People need to be aware of these gurus who just go with anything they can think of, borrowing from other cultures, religions, factions, without the knowledge to keep the people they are 'leading' safe.
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