Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

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Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:46 pm

MONTREAL — Quebec police officers have completed their report into the bizarre death of Chantale Lavigne — who was “cooked to death” at a personal development seminar — and investigators are expected to meet with the Quebec prosecutor assigned to the case as early as next week.

It will be up to the prosecutor “to decide whether any charges will be filed, and, if so, what they would be,” Rene Verret, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, said Thursday.

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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby gad rgyangs » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:50 pm

"Lavigne died in hospital after she and eight others in a personal-development seminar called Dying in Consciousness were covered with mud, wrapped in plastic, put under blankets and immobilized with their heads in cardboard boxes for about nine hours, under instructions to hyperventilate."

how could you even be retarded enough to let someone do this to you?
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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:52 pm

    According to Radio-Canada, Frechette has been running self-improvement courses for about two decades, and claims to be channelling Melchisedech, a Biblical figure

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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby Tara » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:04 pm

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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby gad rgyangs » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:11 pm

Tara wrote:"The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell


or, as Yates put it:

The Second Coming

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.


Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby justsit » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:43 pm

That would be W.B. Yeats?
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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby Bhavana » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:27 pm

gad rgyangs wrote:
Tara wrote:"The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ Bertrand Russell


or, as Yates put it:

The Second Coming

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.


Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


I don't think there ever was a poem that filled me with more dread than this one. Downright creepy.
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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby MrDistracted » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby Jikan » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:59 pm

gad rgyangs wrote:
how could you even be retarded enough to let someone do this to you?


Samsara happens to smart people too. Look at the followers of James Arthur Ray: ordinary people with ordinary aspirations (a promotion at work, say... "increased life competence" &c) willing to take a chance on extraordinary means to get ahead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/us/23sweat.html

"Sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2wET1OlK4Q
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Re: Montreal Woman Dies of Hyperthermia at New Age Retreat

Postby gad rgyangs » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:36 pm

Jikan wrote:
gad rgyangs wrote:
how could you even be retarded enough to let someone do this to you?


Samsara happens to smart people too. Look at the followers of James Arthur Ray: ordinary people with ordinary aspirations (a promotion at work, say... "increased life competence" &c) willing to take a chance on extraordinary means to get ahead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/us/23sweat.html

"Sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2wET1OlK4Q


sweatlodge is a legit and pedigreed practice, you just have to know what you're doing. hyperventilating with your head in a box is not.
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