Well, now sadly, they can watch the DVD 62 times, and voluntarily brainwash themselves with sales-propaganda.
Its a good point that the idea of "man is what he believes" is being twisted and over-simplified, simply to market and sell product.
Anton Chekhov said "Man is what he believes".
Shakespeare said...the fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.
The core of CBT is about modifying our destructive Beliefs.
so there is a grain of wisdom and truth there, that gets perverted into...I CAN HAVE EXPENSIVE GOLD NECKLASSES GIVEN TO ME BY PRINCE CHARMING, AND DRIVE A BIG CAR AND POLLUTE THE EARTH AND NOT GIVE A SHIT, AND IT CAN ALL COME TO BE BY MIND MAGIC.
Rhonda Byrne is really pandering to humans most base instincts, I guess that's why she is selling so much stuff!
She studied commercials for many years, so she knows how to sell junk.
Can anyone imagine an Olympic Athlete "attracting" a Gold-medal? That ain't how it works. They all train all day everyday, work hard, give up a normal life. They all Visualize all the time, as they are taught this in Sport Psychology.
And the reality is that literally ALL of them fail in their objective, most get injured, or quit, or get knocked out, except for ONE person every four years!
So that is not the Law Of Attraction. That sounds like Darwinian Natural Selection, if anything! Not very pretty.
So The Secret is a ludicrous pseudo-philosophy, that does not take into count the realities of life, which are not always so rosey. It also conditions people to avoid the kind of work that is needed to make things happen in this world.
Us humans can be very lazy, and hope that a lottery ticket is going to "change our life". And The Secret is marketed as the worlds biggest lottery ticket.
Here are Rhonda Byne's Advertising claims from her website. Its flat-out false advertising 101, and the reality is that most people fall for it, hook, line and sinker.
-A New Era For Humankind [/color:5bf6d4d692]
-This is The Secret to everything - the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted.[/color:5bf6d4d692]
-In this astonishing program are ALL the resources you will ever need to understand and live The Secret.[/color:5bf6d4d692] (then why are they selling so many other products?).
-For the first time in history, the world's leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret that utterly transformed the lives of every person who ever knew it... Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein.[/color:5bf6d4d692]
Its all hyperbole, exaggeration, and outright lies. Einstein had nothing to do with this type of gibberish. She is just using those names as "claims to authority" and its convenient they are all dead, so no one can ask them about it! This Rhonda Byrne is a real piece of work.
Sad but true! I went to an Abraham-Hicks/LoA meeting in my town and was shocked at the number of people there who were whining about how they hate to read, and how the A-H book, "Ask and it Shall Be Given" is "really thick", and "is there an easier way to get the information"?
Is it any wonder that the LoA teachings are getting twisted around and oversimplified?