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The life transforming secret to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you.

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  • The Secret (Unabridged, 4-CD set)
    This audio book is a great source of inspiration and energy for supporters of positing thinking. Good quality, easy to follow, full of pratical advice....more info
  • The secret freakit
    Isn't it great when the cosmos not only gives you permission, but indeed helps you to manifest your innermost longings, no matter what they are. This book is actually about 20 years past it's time. It should have been released in the 80s for the yuppie generation. GREED IS GOOD, as long as you don't call it greed and mask the true nature of the endeavor. This book can work for someone who does not want to see the greed, jealousy, and selfishness connected to it. I'm not saying the book is all wrong, just it's primary emphasis. But why take my word for it, maybe this Buds for you....more info
  • NEVER RECEIVED
    Although you charged my account very quickly, this book was never received and my account was never credited. I am disappointed in Amazon and will hesitate to order again....more info
  • Abundance on Every Level
    This book is filled with insights into the nature of soul, and how, those who embrace who they are can find abundance on every level of living. This book has a series of authors known in the field of metaphysics who share how energy and the information we choose to focus on enables a lifestyle manifesting itself into physical form the moment emotion and thoughts begin to form within you.I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to live their life intentially and build the life of their dreams. Each page is filled with wisdom that each of us has and ours to use however we choose.

    The Path into Healing...more info
  • Save Your Money !!
    I generally like to keep my distance from overly hyped propaganda; however, there are indeed times when I break my resolve and ask myself, "What have you got to lose?" That's the question I asked myself prior to purchasing 'The Secret'. My answer really should have been, "Money and time."

    I truly believe that the graphic design and the paper stock used in the printing of this book was worth more than the content of the book itself. The mystique surrounding 'The Secret' made it seem as though the information that it contained was priceless and could not be found anywhere else.

    Sadly, that just is NOT the case. The primary premise behind 'The Secret' and its "Law of Attraction" is that you get what you give. It really is as simple as that. If you put negativity into the world, you're going to receive negativity in return. If you put positivity into the world, you're going to receive positivity in return.

    There is a secondary premise as well, and it is all about thinking in a positive manner. This involves changing your thoughts of "I cannot" to thoughts of "I can". In fact, there is a quote within the pages of 'The Secret' that sums this premise up brilliantly in about 14 words:

    "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." (Henry Ford)

    I was really hoping that this book would have something worthwhile between the front and back covers. Needless to say, that was so far beyond being the case [for me]. My money definitely could have been better spent on more beneficial reading materials.

    Oh, and on a side note - someone mentioned in a previous review that there are no religious biases within this book. Erm ... did I miss something? There are several references to 'God' throughout the chapters, which leads ME to believe that there are indeed SOME religious biases here. ...more info
  • a modern "mindset" classic
    This is one of the top "mindset" books of all time. The "Law of Attraction" is broken down to its most basic level, which makes it easy to understand and specific examples of how you can being more money into your life, create better health for yourself, and have the relationship you've always love are included here.

    This is a great companion to the Secret DVD, which I also highly recommend. It really gives you a feeling for what amazing people are behind this book.

    I realize that the Secret isn't as trendy as it was a couple of years ago, when it was all over Oprah, Larry King, and others, but it is as relevant today as it ever was. I also promise you that people like Oprah are still using it.

    If you get this book with a truly open mind and open heart, it will change your life.

    It is worth nothing that both the Secret DVD and book are based on Science of Getting Rich. This is the book which the main character, Rhonda, was handed at the beginning. It is worth looking at, since it was the book which inspired everything here....more info
  • Inspirational - But don't waste your time and money
    Too much hype... The book tells you do this do that you will be rich, happy go lucky. If you think positive, you attract positive things... It's all good but it fails drastically to explain why bad things happen to good people...

    It is a waste of time and money. Just like many other books, it is a bad attempt to copy the true master's book, the original; Florance Schovel Shinn's writings... Now, that is the book to buy......more info
  • Oh, So Naive...
    If anyone--and I do mean ANYONE--over the age of 12 and not under the influence of drugs finds this book even the least bit enlightening or entertaining...than you have a serious problem on your hands.

    And seeing as how the majority of ratings for this book are 5-star, and it's sales were anything but lackluster here in America, than I'd say that's a shining example of why the rest of the world deems us idiots.

    There is some common sense in this book, that if you didn't already know, proves you simply lack common sense. And then there are absurdities in this book that prove people will believe any rediculous web that's spun for them.

    What it comes down to is this: self-help books don't exist! How can someone else write a book to help you, and then call it self-help? That's bsurd. It's an author serving as a misinformed psychologist to the masses--nothing more....more info
  • NEVER RECEIVED!
    I have not received this item. I contacted the seller and I have not had a response. It's been over 1 month since I ordered it. ...more info
  • Rhonda's book changed my life . . .
    The Secret had a profound affect on me. I read through it quickly, and then read more slowly, hi-lighting as I went. When I was through the second time, I watched the video as well. At the end, Bob Proctor asks us to write down our desires, and I did. I never have thought about what I desired, for now and for my future - what a great thing to do!

    It is as if who I am expanded, and a thirst for knowledge and experience of things physical and spiritual emerged from me. I am grateful for Rhonda and the other teachers who shared some of what they know, and now the essence of who I am includes their thoughts and experiences too. If you want to possibly view life from a positive perspective, read this book!
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  • great book
    This is one of the best books i have read and think everyione
    should read it if they can.
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  • The Secret
    This book is a must for everyone. Great starter book to gain basic understanding of The Secret. I personally finished the book feeling like, "what now". So I also suggest after reading The Secret to follow up with "Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting" by Lynn Grabhorn. This gives more "meat" to the Secret concepts....more info
  • The Secret Shared
    This is a book that should be shared with everyone you know. The web site, thesecret.tv, is a great place to preview information regarding the substance of the book. If you are considering the book but unsure DO IT! You won't regret it. ...more info
  • The Secret
    This book is absolutely excellent. I would advise everyone to read it to learn a better way of thinking and living....more info
  • Excellent
    The book was in new condition and it arrived ahead of schedule. I am extremely satisified....more info
  • Must Read
    This book is wonderful. It is all mind power ~ Mind Over Matter. I hate that I waited so long to read The Secret. I had read the reviews and many readers do not agree with this book. This book has really helped me to turn my aspect around on myself, the world and other people around me. We effect everyone and ourseves ~ if you think negatively, about your own situation or you are involved with gossip, or if you speak ill of people you know of, you just bring all the vibes you send out back to yourself, over and over - a cycle. Kinda like, "You reap what you sow". I think everyone should read The Secret. This book helps you learn how to focus on what you DO want not what YOU DON'T want.

    When I was reading the first chapter of The Secret, the company my husband was working for closed and about two thousand people (including my husband) were laid off (March 2009), The Secret has kept me in good spirits. Very good self-help book.

    I let a co-worker borrow it as soon as I finished reading. She asked if she could read it after me when I was only half way through the book. She could already tell that The Secret had made an good impact on my life. ...more info
  • LOVE THIS BOOK!
    The book came on time and in good shape. I read it over and over. After reading the whole book, I just pick a part everyday. It might be a paragraph if I'm in a rush or more if I have time. I also love your web site, your gifts and your daily text inspiration.

    Many Thanks!...more info
  • There's no place like home, there's no place like home
    Save your money. This book has little or no value.
    Yes, thoughts do produce wealth, happiness and whatever you want out of life. But its not a straight line. The missing variable is action.
    You have to act in order for those things to happen. Its important to resist negative thoughts, as negative thoughts result in negative actions/positive thoughts result in positive actions. Negative thoughts=unhappiness. Positive thoughts=contentment. But the theory that you can think positive thoughts and magically things will come to you, is the same as clicking your heels together 3 times and saying: there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home and suddenly you're in Kansas.
    ...more info
  • The Secret Rocks
    This book is the greatest book that I have ever read! If you don't understand what the Law of attraction is, then the Secret breaks it down without bias to religions or politics for one to understand! It is awesome and sparked an interest in the Law of attraction for me to dig in and find more information.

    The message and "gist" of this book is merely to believe. It is based on the simple premise that you become what you think. This is very similar to the effects of prayer-- when people concentrate on one thing, and think positive thoughts-- good things can (and sometimes actually do) happen!

    All in all, once you drop your guard and accept what these people say as basic universal truths and not some feel-good marketing ploy, then you are all set. You don't need to go into reading this with your guard up-- it's not trying to undermine your religion or philosophies. It is trying to illustrate-- in a different way-- how powerful it is just to be positive in your life about everything. This is common to ALL religions I think.

    Everything you do is a feedback loop and is all connected. It makes sense to be positive, and if you are having trouble doing that this book might help you find a way to do just that. Life is what you make it, and that is what you should take away from reading this.

    The great part of this philosophy is that you don't need someone else (preacher, rabbi, priest or whatever) telling you how or what to think. If you make the Secret your own, you won't need them anymore (and I think God will understand and be happy for you!)...more info
  • It's a nice premise but...
    The idea that one can acquire ANYTHING they want is somewhat laughable. I mean, I want the ability to fly by jumping off a roof and flapping my arms. If I "believe" hard enough, will this happen? I wouldn't bet on it. Of course, I guess you could chalk it up to the fact that I have too much doubt. That's where the trickiness of the book comes into play. If something good happens, it's because of The Secret. If something bad happens, you just didn't believe in The Secret enough. Right. Also, the idea that everything bad that happens to you is a direct result from your thinking is just ridiculous. The book is essentially saying that people WANT bad things to happen to them. People WANT to be raped, murdered, kidnapped? What?!?
    On the other hand, I do believe in the power of positive thinking. I think the book is right in that your thoughts have a lot of influence over your life. As a psychology major, I definitely agree with this. There have been countless studies showing how thinking positively can influence your health, happiness, etc.
    Overall, the underlying premise of positive thinking is one that I can support. However, I think The Secret, and the dozen or so life coaches that provide quotes for it, takes this way too far. If you want to read the book, read it for it's general idea of thinking positively and how that can change your life. Please don't actually buy into the idea that the "universe" will give you every little wish your heart desires. Isn't that one of the first things we learn as a child? You don't always get exactly what you want so be happy with what you've got....more info
  • The Law of Attraction
    You hold in your hands a great secret. It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. This centuries-old Secret has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, Einstein-along with other inventors, theologians, scientists and great thinkers. Now, The Secret is being revealed to the world. As you learn The Secret, you will come to know how you can have, be, or do anything you want. You will come to know who you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence that awaits you in life. ...more info
  • conwalk
    Not worth the time it took to read this heaping pile of garbage for the gullable.
    ...more info
  • A breast cancer survivor perspective
    When I was first introduced to this concept by a former "good" friend of mine, I was intrigued. But I have discovered that this is a hateful book and philosophy. I am a breast cancer survivor, and have lost friends who believed this book TOTALLY. To think that people believe cancer or any other disease is like a common cold, only transferrable by thought or association, not deed, is deplorable in this day and age. My "once upon a time" friend truly believes that if I even say the word cancer, use my experience to help more recent cancer survivors, visit patients after surgery in the hospital, read up on new treatments and better nutrition and exercise, and share my knowledge and experience with others is detrimental to me and I think of more concern, to her. I believe her premise is that saying the word "cancer" is rather like the old pink elephant example, where just to think it brings it into your life. You know, if you think it, you will get it. "The Secret" recommends that you isolate yourself from illness in others, and let the medical field deal with it. How easy is a life like that, if you isolate yourself from the life trials of others. This book merely gives people who are fearful of dreadful diseases the crutch to blame others and isolate themselves from people going through difficult times in their lives. How can anyone believe this stuff? It is cruel and deplorable. She is not longer my friend because I am the sum of all my life's adventures, not the Typhoid Mary of breast cancer. If the section in the book on dealing with illness is the author's idea of positive thinking, let someone else read it. Then when they get a disease like cancer, AIDS, diabetes or other diseases which invoke superstitious fear in others, they can experience the rejection of their friends and loved ones too. So much for compassion....more info
  • Said Before in Many Ways
    The marketing on this book is so blatently not hidden I commend the author. At least the hypocrisy goes only so far. The content has been said in many other books through the century. There is a discrepency in my opinion when they focus on materialism and wealth. There are positives in most all books. The Secret also has some positive aspects, however the fluff and simplicity sugars down the practicality.

    Too many hurting souls will bury their heart into this book, only to find that getting through life crisis is not as simple as rubbing the cover of this book as a magic lamp.

    Dan Williams author of " Above His Shoulders"...more info
  • Negative Thinking and Skepticism
    For those of you actually opening your minds and utilizing the amazing teachings of The Secret, I applaud you! For those of you criticizing and talking trash about The Secret, I will continue to think good thoughts...and not focus on you. Use whatever you want (ie christianity, claims of inetellectual / scientific "know-it-all-ness", etc.) to compare this mind-changing miracle to....it has no bearing on those of us who truly believe we are in control of our destiny. I choose to focus on the good in people, things, etc...we already have enough strife and hatred in the world. The reasons you are adding to it are beyond my control or care. Are you spreading joy and love, or just so miserable in you're own life that you have to try to drag everyone else down to your level? Little harsh, I know...buck up. ...more info
  • Im still not sure..!
    I read this book, and as I was reading it, I couldn't help it wonder if it was a joke to make people have a good laugh, a conspiracy to fool people, or just something so deep that is beyond my perception. In fact I'm still not sure!
    First of all, let me tell you, the book is about 200 pages, when everything it has so say can be well explained in only 20 pages. Most of this book is just repetitive. Most sentences are repeated or rephrased over and over again. Almost 90% of is just redundant.
    And as far as the message it has to deliver, I just don't think it that literal. I can see how positive affirmations can help you have a better attitude, but I don't believe it can "create things" or "cure diseases".
    Funny thing is that the author tries to back up her "secret" with science (quantum physics) without establishing any real relationship between the two, which can be proven.
    All in all, if you are curious and just wanna read the book that's been a bestseller for over 100 weeks and you have some spare time with nothing better to do, read it. But I do not recommend buying it! Just get it from a public library and return it as soon as you get bored with it! Or just contact me and I'll send you my copy, since I'm already stuck with one. ...more info
  • helped me to create a new life!
    This easy-to-understand book makes understanding and implementing the Law of Attraction easy. Everything is simplified so anybody can understand it. It also gives specifics on how to use the Law of Attraction for better health, more money, happy relationships, and more. This is very helpful.

    The Secret plus Law of Attraction Workbook - A 6-Step Plan to Attract Money, Love, and Happiness will give you absolutely everything you need to quickly and easily make some amazing things happen. I have only been using this stuff a few days, but have already seen big chances in my life....more info
  • Concise, but genuine?
    The success of this book is its presentation of ideas that draw from quantum physics, visualization and positive thinking, the Chinese concept of "Qi," collective mental energies, and a host of other ideas. Bringing such diverse concepts together as a coherent and succinct thesis was an achievement, and I believe that is what explains much of the book's popularity; i.e., there's something for everybody. My German girlfriend already had several volumes on this topic, and much of this has already been covered in European publications. An English book on the subject was welcomed. Although I found the never-ending "feel good" text and quotes to be a bit much, I also noted just how thought-provoking the chapters were. Worth the money, but only you can decide if the authors techniques are legit....more info
  • Blah!
    I thought I would learn a lot from this book so many people raved about it, but I thought it was way too repetative. Very disappointing....more info
  • The Power of Positive Thinking--for Dummies
    I can't argue with those who have had their lives transformed, because even the blandest pablum will be transformative for some. All I can do here is plead with those in search of better karma, chi, destiny or what have you to turn to any the great thinkers she misquotes instead of this tripe.

    First of all, what bothers me is the vagueness of the assertions such as her claiming that "the greatest teachers who have ever lived have told us that the law of attraction is the most powerful law of the universe." (She also cites numerous world religions--many with conflicting beliefs--in support of this outlandish statement.) The only way one could accept such sweeping generalizations is gross ignorance of the thinkers in question--if this book had even been brought to a publisher in a more literate time period, it would've been laughed out of the room. That is, if Plato, Shakespeare, and the many other luminaries actually said these things, it wasn't in any of the works I read as an English and Philosophy double major.

    The rest of the book continues in much the same vein: feel-good assertions so nebulous as to defy argument, and positive-thinking principles so simplistic they defy parody. To wit: "If you can think about what you want in your mind, and make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life."

    I'm not saying this is the worst self-help book you could buy--I'm just saying you could do so much better....more info
  • If I could rate this less than one star I would
    This is pathetic rubish. Positive thinking is great and there are a lot of wonderful books and tapes with affirmations. but this book basically says if you wish for something with every fiber of your body it will magically become yours. Simply not so. That is not the law of attraction. The law of attraction is if you are expecting good and are happy, you will bring about good in your life through WORKING toward your GOALS. If you want to buy a book about changing your life through positive thoughts keep looking. The only real secret to this book is that the author and her sister want to get rich....more info
  • I prefer Positive
    I find it pretty funny that this book with its simple message that joy, love, and gratitude will create a better life for us than dwelling on the negative, is getting pages of lengthy negative rant reviews. Personally, it helped me through a dark day or two, so I recommend reading it. Take from it what you will. ...more info
  • & It Works Like Magic!
    Rhonda Byrne had developed a most interesting compilation of 'creation wisdom' in her book 'The Secret.'

    All that I can say is I've read this book a few times over. With each reading I understand the wisdom more completely.

    I highly recommend that you read 'The Secret' because it works like magic!

    Also read:

    'Nexus' by Deborah Morrison & Arvind Singh a fascinating New Age novel about people who are attempting to transform their lives & they are using some aspects of 'The Secret' to do so.

    Nexus: A Neo Novel
    ...more info
  • Secret Power!
    The secret about 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne is really all about knowing where your source of power is. Many mistakenly believe that your source of power is outside of yourself in accumulations of money, objects, or networks of people. Interestingly this is not so...and yet you can learn how to manifest more of what you want in your life.

    'The Secret' clarifies the reality that your real source of power is found within. 'The Secret' then goes on to explain in clear & simple terms how to tap into your inner power & transform your life.

    Easy & straight-forward, if you haven't read 'The Secret' yet, then now's the time!

    I especially like all of the professional contributors to 'The Secret'

    Even better read together with,

    'Nexus' a novel by Morrison & Singh a transformative, psychological/spiritual adventure.
    Nexus: A Neo Novel...more info
  • Worth every penny
    One of the most meaningful books I have ever read. It helped me understand many things that I have misunderstood my whole life. My plans are to re-read this book at least once a year....more info
  • Best i've ever seen
    I have know for sometime something of this nature existed. "THE SECERET' brought it all together....more info
  • didnot work
    The DVD did not work, said it would not work
    in my part of the wold???????...more info
  • The WORST BOOK I have ever read
    This is the worst book I have ever read. Thank God I borrowed it from a friend and didn't spend a cent on this money-making plot. Save yourself the money and the wasted time. Here is the secret: whatever you think about will happen to you. Think good things, get good things. Think bad things get bad things. The end. The book has no structure, no real chapters, just weird paragraph after weird paragraph saying the same thing over and over. Was there an editor involved? It doesn't appear that there was. It is completely incoherent. Does anyone quoted have a college degree? It sure doesn't seem like it.

    Law of Nature? What are you talking about?

    The sad thing is that people are buying this book and the author has become rich. Wait, maybe there is something to this "secret". All she had to do was think "I will write the world's worst book and people will buy it and I will become rich" and it happened!...more info
  • Inspiring
    This cd set is great if you believe in a higher power. It really reminds you how to think more positive. These cd's tell you things most people already know but a lot of us never really apply it to our everyday lives. I have the book, cd's and dvd. I bought it last year and a few things that I have focused on has happened. Read this if you want better health, more money, or just to remind you to be thankful for the little things in life....more info
  • It's a nice premise but...
    The idea that one can acquire ANYTHING they want is somewhat laughable. I mean, I want the ability to fly by jumping off a roof and flapping my arms. If I "believe" hard enough, will this happen? I wouldn't bet on it. Of course, I guess you could chalk it up to the fact that I have too much doubt. That's where the trickiness of the book comes into play. If something good happens, it's because of The Secret. If something bad happens, you just didn't believe in The Secret enough. Right. Also, the idea that everything bad that happens to you is a direct result from your thinking is just ridiculous. The book is essentially saying that people WANT bad things to happen to them. People WANT to be raped, murdered, kidnapped? What?!?
    On the other hand, I do believe in the power of positive thinking. I think the book is right in that your thoughts have a lot of influence over your life. As a psychology major, I definitely agree with this. There have been countless studies showing how thinking positively can influence your health, happiness, etc.
    Overall, the underlying premise of positive thinking is one that I can support. However, I think The Secret, and the dozen or so life coaches that provide quotes for it, takes this way too far. If you want to read the book, read it for it's general idea of thinking positively and how that can change your life. Please don't actually buy into the idea that the "universe" will give you every little wish your heart desires. Isn't that one of the first things we learn as a child? You don't always get exactly what you want so be happy with what you've got....more info
  • A powerful help
    Since being loaned a copy of this book, I've bought dozens for friends who were down and out, had lost their jobs, suffered sickness, financial troubles and all other sorts of problems life can throw. This is about positive thinking, but it carries it further with more detail and how-to than any book I'd ever seen. It is not your regular book in that many authors write all throughout, and their message, help and advice is powerful indeed.

    If you will read this and apply its principles in belief, the chances of your living a happier, more productive, fun, and fruitful life are increased many times. It makes you feel good about everything, and it puts you back in control.

    I can not place any book above this one. It goes right along with the Bible, and what many very smart men have to say on the subject of how we should think. It is so important to think correctly, and this book is a great help in that....more info
  • Nearly Unbearable Depiction of the Powers of Thought
    I am a firm believer in the significance of psychology regarding human achievement. My own experience has taught me that often what we focus our mind on we tend to bring about, a concept similar to the notion that repetition brings about skill. The Secret is perhaps the most horrendous depiction of these powers of thought that I have encountered as it focuses on the lowest common denominator, is filled with inconstancies, wreaks of arrogance, and advocates an approach that deems results more worthy than personal responsibility.

    LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
    The authors suggest that what you think about is what you attract; a reasonable suggestion on it own. However, they assert that this principle, by means of the "law of attraction" is an absolute, that what you think will always come to you. This line of reasoning would suggest that many noteworthy cult members should presently be riding a comet through the universe (are there any other groups as committed to one way of thinking?). Anyone who has ever successfully paid off debt, by the reasoning given by the law of attraction, would have only amassed more debt rather than having paid it off.

    The law of attraction as an absolute cheapens the notion that success also involves numerous attributes. To pay off debt, one often needs the discipline to change their spending habits, not just mere thoughts. To train for a marathon, one must be persistent in preparation. Success typically includes a strong work ethic, dedication, passion, all which stem from thought, yet all of which thought alone will not construct.

    The Secret is an attractive message to many because it is the easiest of all the traits to gain. One who otherwise might not have the inner discipline to utilize the other traits mentioned would immediately find the idea of only needing to think properly very attractive. It can be difficult to work hard, it is often demanding to persevere, it can be strenuous to remain dedicated to a goal, but it is not hard to think.

    This book caters to those seeking the easy route rather than the best route - which I expect significantly contributed to its sales figures. The Secret says little of action, resulting in a book for dreamers, not doers.

    INCONSISTANCIES
    The authors all insist on never focusing on the negative. Yes on page 135, they discuss how all diseases are curable by thought, noting that at some point in time, every so called incurable disease has been cured. To work on finding those cures, someone had to have focused on the disease. The irony was clearly lost on the authors as those who focused on curing those diseases, by the law of attraction, should have been expected to acquire the disease since this was their dominating thoughts. The authors suggest that a clear break from focusing on the negative is essential for success; yet preparation without consideration for all possible outcomes is reckless, and only is practical in fantasy.

    On page 13, Bob Doyle says, "The law of attraction doesn't care whether you perceive something to be good or bad. It's responding to your thoughts." On page 34, Bob Doyle then says, "You're getting exactly what you are feeling about, not so much what you are thinking about." It would seem one of the key authors cannot make up his mind regarding the importance of thoughts.

    On Page 9, Byrne says, "The law responds to your thoughts no matter what they may be." Yet on page 28, Byrne then says, "by the law of attraction, they (those with negative results) had to be on the same frequency as the event, it doesn't necessarily mean they thought of that exact event." Even Byrne cannot seem to make up her mind about what the law means.

    ARROGANCE
    The authors lump the law of attraction in with in nature's laws to imply it is science and an absolute. Although science is broad, there is a clear consensus among all scientists on the scope of most known laws of nature (those unknown being considered theory, not factual). Unless the authors purport to be scientists themselves (their biographies at the end of the book say otherwise), then speaking as though there is a scientific consensus regarding the law of attraction is nothing more than blatant propaganda intended to impress the na?ve.

    On page 21, Bob Proctor writes, "If you don't understand the law that doesn't mean you should reject it. You may not understand electricity, and yet you enjoy the benefits of it." This statement implies the veracity of the law of attraction is on the same basis as electricity, which discounts that electricity is actually fully understood by many, easily accessible for study by anyone curious, and verified with both mathematics and testing. The law of attraction offers nothing of the sort. Proctor's lack of ability to explain electricity has no relevance, yet his lack of understanding and background regarding the laws of nature are evident, leaving him with only circumstantial explanations; hardly anything to be equated with the known laws of nature.

    On page 9 John Assaraf asserts, "What most people don't understand is that thought has a frequency", which should leave one wondering what in fact John Assaraf understands, considering his bio in the rear of the book describes him as a business coach, not a scientist. If John Assaraf has an understanding of thought based on scientific studies that surpass the world's top scientists, perhaps he would be better served sharing his research, not his condescension.

    On page 59, Byrne states that, "Food cannot cause you to put on weight, unless you think it can." Is anyone honestly supposed to take such statements seriously? Is Byrne so confident in her beliefs to take up a challenge of eating 10 pounds of bacon for 30 straight days and not put on weight?

    RESULTS OVER PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
    The Secret speaks little of taking action, leaving one with the impression that thought is so all encompassing that one could just sit on their couch and think their way into all their desires. If such reasoning resonates with you, you may want to assess whether your belief system is set up to justify your laziness.

    It is human nature to desire instant gratification; yet the law of attraction takes this one step further to suggest not only can you have anything you want, but now you do not need to even do anything beyond thinking to get it. This mindset is not only unproductive, it is down right destructive. One need only look to those with significant credit card debt to discover the danger of focusing only on the means of acquiring material goods - the law of attraction would suggest the means are the only importance, but reality clearly shows that a blind eye to consequences is irresponsible.

    On page 105 Byrne suggests, "The only difference between you and them (the wealthy) is that they thought the thoughts to bring the wealth to them." I will not discount the value of proper thinking, however, the notion that any successful endeavor is a result of only thoughts, completely discounting action, risk, ingenuity, among many other attributes, will leave any enthusiast of the law of attraction seriously lacking and completely disillusioned.

    The entire book is based upon inconsistent and terribly faulty lines of reasoning, and caters to those seeking an easy answer in lieu of a practical and honest dose of reality. I highly recommend not wasting a moment with this book and adhering to a more sensible approach to success.
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  • U.S. Anderson's 3 Magic Words rehashed - read that instead
    This material is as old as the hills, though some of it IS very useful. I would suggest you read 3 Magic Words, (also available on Amazon) written in 1952 by U. S. Aunderson. Many of the passages in this book look suspiciously like exact extracts from his book with a slight rearrangement of the words.

    Again, let me stress, positive thinking IS a fine thing but when your health goes south in a serious way, go to a doctor or the only thing you're going to be attracting is an undertaker. I found that out the hard way!

    I recommend you buy 3 Magic Words instead. As a side bonus, that book gives you the only plausible explanation I've heard of what God may be like or doing with the Universe -- just a theoretical concept not a religion -- but it has the extra bonus of curing you of Christianity (if you need it, which I didn't) as he thoroughly and simply debunks the concepts of heaven and hell and a loving God overseeing a world full of misery and suffering.

    I suggest reading it when you need it, when you've bottomed out, and are willing to pay attention to his philosophy and trying his interesting 30-day mental diet-- an incredibly simple exercise that turns out to be extremely difficult to do....more info
  • Trust Me, I'm a Life Coach
    I beg to differ with the authors of this book. There is something called random bad luck, and it happens. Poop happens, so deal with it. The men and women who were raped and murdered in Nazi concentration camps did not attract their fate because they were thinking the wrong thoughts. If you are thrown from a horse and break your neck, or choke to death on a chicken bone, it`s not because you attracted this into your life. The Universe is not going to give you everything you want just because you want it. My advice is to focus on what you want, but remain detached from the result. You have control over your thinking, but you cannot control the results. Think good thoughts, but don't try to control future events by using the power of thought. The part I found most ridiculous was David Schirmer talking about how he visualized checks coming in the mail rather than bills, and within one month, according to his testimony, things changed. He makes it sound like people can sit home and amass fortunes by visualizing. Why work if I can attract checks worth millions of dollars? Child, please.
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  • Awesome Book
    I read this book in just a few days, I keep it around the house at easy access at all times.

    It has been repeatedly noted by those around me that since I read this book, something fundamental in me has changed, or emerged would be a better word.

    This book...or rather the Universe, showed me that while I am a realist, I am also an optimist.

    Read it...it changes things, because YOU remember that you are the creator of your reality....more info