The Secret

Made into a movie, the secret is a set of assumptions built around NLP and quantum thinking.

The basic assumption is that all things you create come from your thoughts and thought processes. Even though this may be partially true, what’s more powerful are the underlying belief systems and decisions that are part of the deep patterns already programmed in!
Any attempt to positive think your way out of these patterns is like trying to decide that dog poo is good if covered with icing 🙁

More about the movie ‘The Secret’

The Secret, described as a self-help film, uses a documentary format to present the “Law of Attraction.” This law is the “secret” that, according to the tagline, “has traveled through centuries to reach you.” The film features short dramatized experiences and interviews of a “dizzying dream team of personal transformation specialists, spiritual messengers, feng shui masters, and moneymaking experts”. As put forth in the film, the “Law of Attraction” principle posits that people’s feelings and thoughts attract real events in the world into their lives; from the workings of the cosmos to interactions among individuals in their physical, emotional, and professional affairs. The film also suggests that there has been a strong tendency by those in positions of power to keep this central principle hidden from the public. The previews or “clues” to the film, show men who “uncovered the Secret…”.

Teachers of the Law of Attraction

The film interviews professionals and authors in the fields of quantum physics, psychology, metaphysics, coaching, theology, philosophy, finance, feng shui, medicine, and personal development, which they refer to as “secret teachers”. Some of these individuals, at their Web sites, promote the film and their connection to it. A few of the individuals with only brief appearances do not specifically speak of the “Law of Attraction” in their interviews, so their support of the concepts is based on viewer assumption.

Individuals who focus on the “Law of Attraction”, are interviewed in the film, and have later been featured on prominent American TV shows, are: John Assaraf, Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith, Dr. John Demartini, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, James Arthur Ray, Dr. Joe Vitale, Lisa Nichols, Marie Diamond, and Dr. John Gray. Other teachers involved in the film, who have spoken of their strong belief in the Law of Attraction include Esther Hicks (original edition only), Mike Dooley, Bob Doyle, David Schirmer and Marci Shimoff. Others interviewed in the film, and who voice very similar views without actually using the phrase “Law of Attraction” include: Lee Brower, Hale Dwoskin, Cathy Goodman, Morris E. Goodman, Dr. John Hagelin, Bill Harris, Dr. Ben Johnson, Loral Langemeier, Dr. Denis Waitley, Neale Donald Walsch, and Dr. Fred Alan Wolf.

The film also includes quotes by historical figures with Rhonda Byrne, the producer, stating in a voice-over in the film, “I can’t believe all the people who knew this; they were the greatest people in history,” referring to them as “past secret teachers.” The people identified include: Hermes Trismegistus, Buddha, Aristotle, W. Clement Stone, Plato, Isaac Newton, Martin Luther King, Carl Jung, Victor Hugo, Henry Ford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Robert Collier, Winston Churchill, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Campbell, Alexander Graham Bell, and Ludvig Van Beethoven.

The Secret website cites the Emerald Tablet, purportedly by Hermes Trismegistus, “as one of the most important historical documents known to mankind”. Byrne posits that the earliest trace of “the secret” occurred in the Emerald Tablet,with the Rosicrucian order [later] espousing “many of the ideas of The Secret.” Mention is made of Victor Hugo and Ludwig van Beethoven’s supposed membership in the order as well as Isaac Newton’s work in translating the tablet.