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Sweat-Lodge Deaths Won't Stop James Arthur Ray, No Mention of $9,000 Per Person Pricetag

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Despite the three deaths and numerous hospitalizations that took place after a Sedona, Ariz. retreat hosted by James Arthur Ray, the New Age guru wrote in his blog that he will continue to host seminars because "It's too important not to."

CBS' The Early Show last Friday that she felt abandoned by the spiritual sage.

"We never saw James Ray ever again and he's never contacted any one of us," Bunn said. "He doesn't know what some of us are going through."

Her statements also suggest that Ray pushed his followers to the limit, and maybe beyond.

"If the door was closed, you couldn't leave," she said of the sweat lodge ceremony. "If the door was open, you could leave. But the fifth round, a woman passed out and she was taken out. At the sixth round, they'd said that she passed out, she isn't breathing, but they yelled it out and stuff and by the time that they had actually said that and announced it, the door was closed. No one can leave when the door is closed."

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