The Dark Side of Enlightenment
It was march. Two thousand nine, and in a big chain hotel in New Jersey a crowd milled around waiting. Once the doors opened everyone headed for the same place. It was launched auditory with a big stage in front. The event was called the harmonic wealth weekend, a rigorous two day seminar that promised to get participants on the fast track to personal and professional success. It wasn't the kind of thing ginny. Brown was normally into. A daughter Kirby had insisted that they go together. As they walked in, she had to admit the atmosphere was exciting. And we had to walk through a gauntlet I will say a cheerleaders who were jumping up and down reading up the energy in the room and. I remember saying to one woman man you. You girls really had your coffee this morning and she said to me Oh. We don't drink coffee like that's poison Oh. Okay well I do I love it. As everyone took their seats. The lights dimmed. James Arthur Ray stepped onto the stage and began a version of a speech. He often gave. Let's talk about what's changing right now? In your world, you see I firmly believe that you live in the most exciting time in our world history. Time where scientists spirituality are realizing that their sister studies. James was tanned with a bright white smile, wearing a bright white shirt. Pretty Trim Athletic Build. Daily good-looking just can't get going in the morning with on conflict. Give me a fricken break. Total Command of the audience people laughed. They nodded their heads. Like yeah, you know that higher energy kind of environment is just kind of fun you. You WanNa. Be Part of it. You WanNa belong. You don't WanNa. STAND DOWN AND BE! Kind of against what's going on? Because James Ray was a star. Law of attraction says like attracts like an as you lock your attention upon that then another particle, which is in harmony with is attracted and another attack. Another enough bang. You've got a Mercedes. onstage he talked about reflecting on yourself and your position in life. Then, he began to pull audience members onto the stage and ask them questions. And I'd like to have for two volunteers to help me out here. I need a couple of volunteers. Okay, come on, both come on up. Give him a hand. Give Up. First Jimmy was impressed I was fascinated by his ability to really read someone. Who Read people really well? But as she watched, something began to Nag at her. There are a couple of times where he brought people up on the stage, and had them reveal very deep, personal troubling. Things in their life. Ginny is a clinical social worker and I sat there thinking. was trained therapists. Those are the kinds of questions I would ask. If someone was sitting in my office, not in front of hundreds of people I was both fascinated and uncomfortable. She turned to her daughter, Kirby who was mesmerized. Just said you know that's you know that's. That's really not such. A great thing to do. But Kirby was focused on James, Kirby was in her late thirties and had bounced around careers and relationships. She wanted more success and stability in her life. Jennie knew that Kirby had been doing her own soul searching and the James Teachings had already helped, and she was going to stay there to get the most out of the experience whether she believed everything for not. But neither of US ever thought. He was dangerous.