BY MICHAEL AND AMAYRA HAMILTON,
Angel Valley Sedona
We express our deepest feelings of sympathy, love and support for the families and friends of those who passed on and for those who are still recovering.
We want to thank all the many people who have sent us tokens of their love and who have offered their support. Many prayer circles have been created to pray for all involved.
We want to express our sincerest feelings towards the Native American Community for this having taken place on the sacred land that we are the stewards of. We have been offered assistance by Native American friends to heal the land, which we have accepted with gratitude. We also know that an initiative has been taken among those who lead sweat lodges in the authentic way, to get together and review how incidents like this can be avoided in the future. We feel the pain of the Native American Community.
You gotta love what the Hamiltons haven't said:
The press release continues:
We ask all who see this to send your prayers and love to all involved and affected.
We ask to help transform anger and judgment.
We ask to pray that something positive will come out of this.
Michael and Amayra Hamilton,
Co-founders of Angel Valley Spiritual Retreat Center and owners of the land.
If this tragedy helps put you out of business, something positive will have come out of it. We can only hope.
Alas. Despite their loving prayers and reassurances, the Hamiltons may be partly to blame:
Arizona sweat lodge did not have permit
County didn't OK structure where 2 died in ceremony
by Glen Creno and JJ Hensley
Judd said no inspection of the structure was conducted before it was dismantled.
For more on the subject, see Ray Speaks on Sweat Lodge Tragedy, Ray Retreats from Tweets, and How Sweat Lodges Can Kill.