Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The motivational speaker’s sweat lodge that killed three people

Fifty-six people paid $9,695 to flock to motivational speaker and self-help author James Arthur Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” program in October 2009 at the Angel Valley Spiritual Retreat near Sedona, Arizona. Under his instructions, they shaved their heads and then spent a night fasting alone in the desert. Early October 8, they ate breakfast and went [...]

Slideshow: Demotivators

They may claim to help you face your fear, find yourself and achieve inner peace, but they have problems of their own. A look in photos at some motivational speakers’ legal troubles.

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