Deepak Chopra descends: Hasn’t Detroit suffered enough?

Well, well, well, well, well.

Look who’s coming to blight my hometown, and look who’s doing it hot on the heels of my having directed some not-so-Respectful Insolence at him. Yes, it’s Deepak Chopra himself showing up on Saturday to bring his woo to one of the places that least needs it, downtown Detroit:

Excitement and diversity is coming to the Metropolitan Detroit community this Summer! Chene Park Amphitheater is bringing an entirely new experience to the City on Saturday, June 18th, 2011: The “Music & Mastery Holistic Festival”.

The “Music & Mastery Holistic Festival” is a full-day event consisting of healing, enlightenment and pure energy! Festival goers can embrace the art of live music, holistic products & services, nutrition, crystals/jewelry, Yoga, massage therapy, Thai Chi, free health screenings, and more.

This unique event will feature a special message by Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher: Deepak Chopra at 5:00pm. Chopra is a global leader in the field of mind-body medicine. Chopra is known as a prolific author of nearly sixty books with eighteen New York Times best sellers on mind-body health, spirituality, and peace. Deepak also serves as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post on Faith and contributes regularly to,, and Huffington Post.

In addition, The “Music & Mastery Holistic Festival” will feature an electrifying, live concert performance from Grammy Award winning recording artist: India.Arie at 8:00pm.

“Music & Mastery”? Mastery of what? It is interesting that Chopra chose that term, though. It’s emblematic of the search for control that his quackery seems to tell people they can have, as in humans being able to control their own evolution consciously.

Marvelous. The source of all Choprawoo is about to descend upon Detroit. I wonder if he can get his “universal quantum consciousness” to pull my town out of the doldrums. As a native Detroiter, I can only answer: Hasn’t my hometown suffered enough?