James Arthur Ray - The Come-Back Kid
"Whatever you fear or love will come into your life," - James Ray
Self-help guru and star of "The Secret" James Ray was released from prison in July, 2013. He only served 18 months of a two-year sentence for negligent homicide in the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore, and Liz Neuman.
He is now busy orchestrating his come-back to the self-help world.
A promo for his next event:
Jean Brown, sister of negligent homicide victim Kirby Brown, has written an open letter to Oprah Winfrey, asking her to finally break her silence on the man she helped launch to fame. The man whose negligence, greed and arrogance caused the deaths of three, possibly four human beings:
AN OPEN LETTER TO OPRAH, REGARDING YOUR SILENCE ON JAMES RAY by Jean Brown
* On Twitter today, 6-12-14:
JamesARayFREE BOOK! Possible answers to your life questions.
http://t.co/fDzUUHHm0q #jamesarthurray #mentor #freebook
Just say no to promises of easy answers to life's questions.
The Brown family has created SEEK Safely in Kirby's honor, a nonprofit organization that helps educate consumers about the dangers of the unregulated, $11 billion self-help industry:
In response to our horrific loss, my family has created a non-profit organization, SEEK Safely, dedicated to protecting people who are looking to the self-help industry to improve their lives. We hope to educate consumers of self-help about how to empower and protect themselves, and work with the self-help industry to create standards of ethics and safety. -
We are a small organization, trying to share our message. From the beginning, my mother has said she wants to be Kirby’s voice.
Had she lived, I know Kirby would have been speaking up about what happened. She would have ranted about the fact that at an event that cost nearly $10,000 and involved tough physical challenges, there were no safety procedures in place. She would have discussed the tactics of control and humiliation that took away her sense of self-preservation. She would have spoken up about the insanity of putting people in the desert for 2 days without food or water, then putting them in a boiling hot tent and bringing them to the edge of death, and then bullying them over that edge. She would have been outraged that a man she trusted, a man who presented himself as professional and caring, could be so callous, empty, and self-serving. Kirby was a force, and she would be screaming right now. --Jean Brown