Lavigne died in a 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 card-board boxes for about nine hours, under instructions to hyperventilate.Lavigne was removed, un-conscious and with a body temperature of 40.5 degrees Celsius
10:12 p.m. , John
Where does this [see above excerpt] rate on your list of Ways You Do Not Want to Die? Some people really need to relax, Sam.
10:17 p.m., Samantha
Relaxing to death. Listen the seminar had the word Death in it. I think that’s your own bad if, well, you actually die.
10:17 p.m. , John
I think it said, Dying.
10:18 p.m., Samantha
Really, you’re going to split that hair: death, die, dying, none of it ends well.
10:18 p.m. , John
Just let it be an End!
10:19 p.m., Samantha
That could be a seminar on its own: Just Let It Be an End. ..… At any rate, I’m not ranking this because one should know that this sounds ridiculous, and certainly more harmful than helpful. Ha!
10:19 p.m. , John
You ranked, Death by sea snail!
10:19 p.m., Samantha
On the off (off, off) chance it could happen. Not a shot in hell I would agree to this.
10:20 p.m. , John
So, it is No. 1? Or 6? Or what?
10:21 p.m., Samantha
Don’t push me. I’ll tell you what it is, though. It’s the most expensive thing on the list: “Lavigne apparently completed 85 sessions and paid more than $18,900.”
10:21 p.m. , John
This isn’t pushing; it’s science.
10:22 p.m., Samantha
You know how I feel about science, anything I can do to help.
11:11 p.m., Samantha
Let’s say you read all that other stuff, and yet, somehow, you’re still interested. How does this not make you think, you know what, maybe this could end badly: “under instructions to hyperventilate.”
11:11 p.m., John
You make a good point. A solid point. This is not advisable. But maybe you go to the spa for the wine cleanse, and then end up in the wrong line. Before you can say, Chardonnay, you are wrapped up to your whatsis in heavy blankets and Glad bags.
11:15 p.m., Samantha
See, that would be two different waiver claims, and then that is on the spa. But it would seem to me a wine cleanse would never be at the same spa as the death march. Never.
11:16 p.m., John
Perhaps. But it was worth asking.
- Quebec woman was ‘cooked to death’ at retreat, coroner says (news.nationalpost.com)
- Quebec woman ‘cooked to death’: report (canada.com)
- When Pseudoscience Kills (randi.org)