Hot Coals Burned 21 People Who walked Tony Robbins' Fire-Pit!
Light My Fire? Tony Robbins
You've probably seen motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, infomercials telling you that there nothing you can't do...if you will just plunk down your money, and buy his success courses or attend his, you can do anything including, walk across hot coals events, if you will just pay him for i events.
Well...something smells fishy in Boston and it ain't the fish!
Walking The Fire Pit:"Release The Power Within"
21 of Robbins" stouthearted believers suffered burns, while attempting to walk hot coals across a fire pit, at one of Robbins' fire pit walks, that was 10 feet long, and heated to between 1200 to 2000 degrees! This kinda puts a new spin on the saying "I got burnt" when you don't get what you've paid for, or getting your "audience all fired up" doesn't it?
This event was called "Release The Power Within" but instead some participants were burned by the power without!
The San Jose fire department, said most of the fire-walkers suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Robbins' website says that, fire-walking provides participants the opportunity to "understand that there's absolutely nothing you can't overcome" Oopsy!
I'm sure the fire-walkers who got the opposite results, would probably vehemently disagree with that view!
Screams Of Agony And Chaos!
Defending themselves, Robbins' company, Robbins Research International, released a statement stating that 6000 people walked the fire pit that day.
One witness, Jonathan Correll, said "I just heard these screams of agony!" " People were in pain! It sounded like people were being tortured!". He said he saw "three ambulances, and about 10 to 15 people on the ground, being treated by paramedics, and some people being wheeled away on stretchers" "It was really just chaos," he said.
The fire walkers were supposedly, warned that they might get burns or blisters, and that the intention of the event, was to get them to divert their attention away from the hot coals, and look to the power within, and be fully focused on walking the fire. (I can see how that might be kinda hard to do with hot coals burning under your feet!)
They Believed They Could Walk On Hot Coals
The fire-walkers must have believed they could walk the hot coals or they probably wouldn't have done it. What went wrong? Are all of these people just dupes? What about the 6000 others who supposedly walked the coals that day and didn't get burned? Maybe, because they were warned before hand they might get burned, some of them, didn't think their burns were bad enough, to be reported. Or...maybe, they just didn't report them, no matter how badly they were burned!
Interesting indeed! An enigma wrapped inside a conundrum!
A Pretty Penny Or And Ugly Dollar
Robbins' website says he "has written five books that are published in 14 languages, and has sold more than 40 million audiotapes of a professional development system dubbed "Personal Power" . His infomercials are reportely running every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day throughout North America, since April 1989. So he's making a pretty penny or an ugly dollar wouldn't you say?
If someone promises you, that you can do anything, including walking across a fire-pit of hot coals, for a price....please think twice....before you do it.
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