In Melbourne , Rowan Cooke died of heat induced dehydration during a ritual conducted by David Jarvis, a new age spitualist. The ritual included 8 days of fasting meditaiton and purification. On November 3rd 2004 Cooke and another man were dragged out of a steam tent and upon seeing the men unconcious the other people decided that they were on another plane of existance, astral projecting they said, to get the men back to their bodys they preformed a ritual where they beat drums, massaged their hands, buried feet in dirt and, chanting. the other man awoke after 40 minutes but Cooke remained unconcious and the alarm was not raised for at least 6 hours.Cooke died at the hospital.
a sad occurence showing just how harmful psudeoscience really is.
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