Other New Age gurus still haven’t quite worked out what to do about James Arthur Ray.
While they are all looking at their shoes or mumbling about “letting the court decide” or “maybe he let his ego get in the way”, none of them are going to want look too carefully at the trial in August.
This is because Ray’s defense rests on the argument that he is not responsible for the events that he planned and executed, causing death and severe injuries as a direct result of his actions.
In other words, James Ray’s “tragic accident” gambit rests not only on denying the most basic levels of personal responsibility, it also rests on a categorical, unconditional, flat out denial of their dearly beloved Law of Attraction.
The “LoA” is one of the foundation stones of the ideology that has earned Ray and his mates, untold millions. It has served Ray well for many years, and was even the main reason why Oprah chose to make him a star.
But now he has no further need for it. In fact, any idea about taking responibility for ones actions is the last thing Ray will be wanting to hear about at his trial.
For his fellow scammers however, it is still one of the best money makers around. If it loses its popularity, who knows how long it will take them to find another invisible product that is so easy to sell, so resistant to attack from common sense, so amenable to being spread like a virus through the market place.