Questions About 'Sweat Lodge' Rite Where 2 Died - 2009-10-10
The people, some of whom paid more than $9,000, were taking part in a program called "Spiritual Warrior, " which was being run by the self-help expert James Arthur Ray. They had been inside the lodge for more than two hours when emergency calls were made about 5 p.m. Friday, the Verde Valley Fire Department said.
Questions have also arisen about the length of time the people were in the lodge - about two hours. A ceremony usually lasts no more than an hour, Mr. Bruchac said.