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Who Gets Hooked on Law of Attraction

Who Gets Hooked on Law of Attraction

Who Gets Hooked on Law of Attraction Teachings? And Why? In many ways, it’s obvious why people find themselves wrapped up in Law of Attraction teachings. The formula of extraordinary promises + low-effort is appealing to people on a mass level, like a magic bullet or a get-rich-quick scheme. But I found myself wondering about the appeal on an individual level. What personal factors and life experiences lead one person to LOA and another person to a totally different worldview?…

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Lying with the Law of Attraction

Lying with the Law of Attraction

I didn’t realize how much I stretched the truth when I was an avid Law of Attraction follower, until this past weekend when I reviewed some of my old correspondence. Reading my own LOA-fueled words was a strange experience. I am thoroughly grateful my mind isn’t permeated with that dogma anymore. In one case, I told my Aber friends that my body changed. I had proof to back it up: I noticed this, then my boyfriend noticed that, and this…

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New article on the “Links” page

New article on the “Links” page

I’ve just added an excellent new article to the Links page. I highly recommend stopping by the Links page, by the way, and visiting some of the articles by David Stone, Kelly Martin, Spirituality is No Excuse and the other writers listed there who have boldly offered opinions other than what is trendy.  There are different perspectives represented, from skeptical to spiritual to a combination of both. Check out the latest article on the list, along with an excerpt below…

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No Law of Attraction Mindset Necessary

No Law of Attraction Mindset Necessary

I had been meaning to call my internet provider. The last deal I secured came to an end a couple months ago, and I didn’t like that my bill was back up to more than $70 a month for nearly the lowest internet package available.  I needed to call and re-negotiate a better deal.  But I was putting it off. Negotiating is not my comfortable place.  Quite the opposite.  But I finally called my provider, and after going back and…

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Abraham-Hicks: Cult, Scam, or Legitimate? A Reference Guide

Abraham-Hicks: Cult, Scam, or Legitimate? A Reference Guide

Abraham-Hicks, the popular Law of Attraction ideology, is touted as “The Secret Behind the Secret.” Their bestselling book on manifesting your desires currently has a nearly 4.2 star rating on Goodreads from over 17,000 ratings. But is this actually a legitimate way to unlock the heights of success and human potential? Or is it a cult or scam? The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) has a list of characteristics that are associated with cultic groups. Below, I have included the…

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Cult Parallels: Unquestioning Commitment to the Abraham-Hicks Leader and Ideology

Cult Parallels: Unquestioning Commitment to the Abraham-Hicks Leader and Ideology

I cringe to think back on the many past conversations I have had that were centered around the words: “Abraham says…” “Abraham says this about relationships… Abraham says that about money…” Like other devoted followers, I automatically stamped all of Abraham’s proclamations as valid.  Whatever came after “Abraham says” had to be wisdom and truth, in my eyes.  This leads me to the next characteristic I’d like to point out in this series where I compare Abraham-Hicks with known cult…

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