Anderson, K. – The False Teaching of the Secret

“The Secret”

“The Secret” is a brief one chapter article on Rhonda Byrne and her book, the Secret, which is a plan or method for health, wealth, and getting whatever you want by thinking it into reality.

The False Teaching of “The Secret”
Written by Kerby Anderson
AIM: Miscellanous, Probe.
CIM: Cults, Word of Faith Movement.

Rhonda Byrne's The Secret

Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret

“The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by esoteric writers, does not have an agreed-upon definition. However, the general consensus among New Age thinkers is that the Law of Attraction takes the principal “Like Attracts Like” and applies it to conscious desire. That is, a person’s thoughts (conscious and unconscious), emotions, and beliefs cause a change in the physical world that attracts positive or negative experiences that correspond to the aforementioned thoughts, with or without the person taking action to attain such experiences. This process has been described as “harmonious vibrations of the law of attraction”, or “you get what you think about; your thoughts determine your experience”. The phrase is closely associated with New Thought beliefs and practices, from which its most common definition arises, but it also has a long standing (and more complex development) in other esoteric fields such as Hermeticism and Theosophy. Recently, the New Thought version was popularized by the 2006 film The Secret. The more materialistic interpretations of The Law of Attraction have been criticized in the media, the scientific community, which cites what they believe to be the deliberate misuse of the scientific term law and the lack of any scientific evidence for the claims made by advocates for the Law of Attraction, and by some proponents of the New Age Movement and spirituality in general.” End of Wikipedia’s excerpt.

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