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6,253. It’s bullshit! Breaking boards, walking on glass, psychology seminars and counter-groups, self-improvement books and videos, even walking on hot coals. (Self & Self-Help) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Self-Helpless s1e9
6,254. There are over thirty thousand self-help books in the US alone. (Self & Self-Help) ibid.
2,187. In reality life-coaching is bullshit. (Life’s Like That & Self-Help) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Life Coaching s3e4
2,188. There are over fifteen thousand life-coaches in America. (Life’s Like That & Self-Help) ibid.
69,937. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. (Development & Self-Help) Oscar Wilde
138,857. Jersey City, New Jersey 6th March 2009: Self-help guru and author James Arthur Ray takes to the stage to speak to a packed audience at his Harmonic Wealth weekend seminar … On the strength of his seminars, media appearances, and best-selling book, James Arthur Ray became a household name in the field of personal development. (Cults & Cults: Ray, James Arthur & Self-Help) The Unexplained with William Shatner, History 2021
138,858. As they spent many hours baking in the temperatures of the sweatbox, many people began slipping in and out of consciousness … ‘as much as 200 degrees’ … The inevitable finally and tragically happened … A third would die a week later. (Cults & Cults: Ray, James Arthur & Self-Help) ibid.
82,158. Kirby Brown is an adventurous artist striving for self-improvement. Self-help Guru James Ray guarantees a transformation that will unlock the life of your dreams. But Ray’s methods come at a high price and with great risk. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) Killer Clans, ID 2014
82,159. Kirby signs up for more of his seminars. But immersion into Ray’s world comes at a high price. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults & Murder) ibid.
82,160. Two deaths and twenty-one serious injuries. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults & Murder) ibid.
82,161. He is actually a junior college drop-out. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults & Murder) ibid.
82,162. James Ray is released in 2013. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid.
82,163. You will feel as though you are going to die. I guarantee that. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) James Arthur Ray
107,534. It was supposed to be a journey into spiritual discovery and wholeness … (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray, James Arthur Ray, news report, CNN 2016
107,535. A third person has died after being overcome by extreme heat … (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid.
107,536. James was one of the top speakers in his field. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid. Ferriter
107,537. The self-help industry is a huge industry. It’s ten billion dollars a year. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid. commentator
107,540. I still want to connect with you. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid. Ray
107,541. The work you get done here is the work you get done. (Murder & Self-Help & Con & Cults) ibid.
107,538. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. George Carlin
107,539. There are two reasons I see for disliking Self-Help. The first is that you dislike the substance of the philosophy backing Self-Help, the second is that you dislike the style in which this philosophy is delivered. Scott H Young, Here’s What’s Wrong With Self-Help, 2010
110,274. Las Vegas, Nevada, a showbusiness capital built in the desert. I’d heard about a new generation of entertainers who’ve been transforming people’s lives using the mysterious powers of hypnosis. They form part of a multi-billion-dollar personal growth industry. (Hypnosis & Self-Help) Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends s3e1: Hypnosis, BBC 2000
110,275. Is it a moral mission or is it about making money? (Hypnosis & Self-Help) ibid. Louis to hypnotist
110,276. [Marshall] Silver was selling two programmes: a weekend of personal growth called Turning Point and a millionaire mentorship programme – a ten-week course in becoming a millionaire. (Hypnosis & Self-Help) ibid.
135,853. Marshall Sylver: He’s still doing it, the same slick video packages with their cheesy effects and catch-phrases seemingly as successful as ever. Louis Theroux’s Life on the Edge, review of Marshall Sylver’s motivational seminars, BBC 2020
122,465. Nxivm Female sex ‘slaves’ allegedly branded with secretive group leader’s initials. (Cults & Self-Help) Cults and Extreme Belief s1e1: NXIVM, CI 2018, CBS News online 27 March 2018
122,466. ‘We take our shoes off at the door, we call Keith Raniere Vanguard – because Vanguard means leader of a philosophical movement – there’s a ranking system similar to martial arts using sashes, and all of it’s been preempted with, there is going to be things that happens in this module that will make you uncomfortable … it means that you’re doing it right …’ (Cults & Self-Help) ibid. Sarah, victim
122,467. During her 12 years in NXIVM, Sarah was responsible for the recruitment of over 2,000 members who each paid between $300 and $10,000 for NXIVM workshops and seminars. (Cults & Self-Help) ibid. caption
122,468. In 2017, NXIVM founder Keith Raniere released a series of one-on-one conversations on YouTube inviting the public into the secret world of NXIVM. (Cults & Self-Help) ibid.
122,469. ‘I actually think that the branding doesn’t compare to the other emotional abuses that have been going on for decades.’ (Cults & Self-Help) ibid. victim
122,470. Women who have had sex with Keith Raniere say it was billed as a spiritual experience, a transfer of his godlike energy. (Cults & Self-Help) ibid. Times Union online
122,471. Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico and extradited to the United States. News of his capture was broadcast nationwide. (Cults & Self-Help) ibid. caption
122,472. On April 13 2018 Keith Raniere was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. (Cults & Self-Help) ibid.
125,571. Who is here for self-improvement? (Methamphetamine & Gangs US: New Mexico & Self-Help) Breaking Bad s3e1: No Mas, mediator to Jesse at retreat