Mind over matter?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...al-connection/A Monday article in the Austin Chronicle describes the curious link between the Ricky Williams Foundation and a group called Access Consciousness, a connection that apparently arose after a California hedge fund yanked $32 million in funding for the foundation after Williams retired from football after playing for the Saints, Dolphins, and most recently the Ravens.
Per Dunlap, Gary Douglas of Access Consciousness believes he can “heal the wounded with his bare hands,” instruct others “how to read minds” and “speak with molecules.”
Some call it a cult. Whatever it is, it’s unconventional at best, downright bizarre at worst. And if their methods are being taught to underprivileged children, those children eventually could be persuaded to accept what seems to be a warped set of beliefs.
"It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
Mind over matter?
I miss Ricky! He keeps things interesting.
Let's see, don't teach underprivileged kids alternative methods for healing...b/c it might keep them from seeking out the stellar treatment available to them?
More people die in America from hospital errors than in automobile accidents. Perhaps RW's foundation is saving children's lives.
Ricky is one of my favorites of all time..... He does no harm
Ricky was my favorite player when he first came to Miami, but after hearing tidbits here and there about his life and the way he thinks, I've long become a fan of Ricky Williams the person.
I think the real connection here is money. Some super rich guy has it, and Ricky needs it now that he's retired. And I dont think Ricky cares what anyone makes of it.
Honestly, why is this a "controversial connection"? Christianity, if you look at it critically, would be equally bizarre, if not moreso. Afterall, didn't Jesus heal people with his touch? Heck, he even reportedly resurrected one. I never see anyone report a business's connection with a Christian group as "bizarre" or "controversial".
This quote from Mike Florio, a Christian, is really quite hypocritical. Christianity has been built upon providing care for the poor (well, after the violent forced conversions of the Middle Ages and Inquisition) while espousing their beliefs in order to convert them. That's how Christianity has spread throughout Africa, South America and other parts of the Third-World.Some call it a cult. Whatever it is, it’s unconventional at best, downright bizarre at worst. And if their methods are being taught to underprivileged children, those children eventually could be persuaded to accept what seems to be a warped set of beliefs.