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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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Cult Parallels: Abraham-Hicks, Encouraging Laziness and Passivity

Cult Parallels: Abraham-Hicks, Encouraging Laziness and Passivity

Why is it that so many people who become disillusioned with Abraham-Hicks come away feeling like they were brainwashed or part of a cult?  In no particular order, I will be comparing components of Abraham-Hicks with known cult tactics in a series of blog posts.  First up: Encouraging and Reinforcing Laziness and Passivity

Wasting a Whole Lot of Time with Abraham-Hicks

Wasting a Whole Lot of Time with Abraham-Hicks

How I (mis)spent my time as an Aber When I was an Aber, I spent my time in foolish ways.  I was mainly concerned with feeling good, taking it easy, soothing negative emotions, and tending to my “vibration.”  I filled endless notebooks with feel-good exercies, “virtual reality” fantasies, gratitude lists, Abraham quotes to inspire me, and Abraham-recommended emotional and psychological exercises.

“Ultimately more harmful than helpful.” My Amazon Review of Abraham-Hicks

“Ultimately more harmful than helpful.” My Amazon Review of Abraham-Hicks

This blog was born after I wrote a long, one-star review of the Abraham-Hicks books on Amazon and realized I still had much more to say.  For you readers that did not find your way here from my review on Amazon, here is the review copied below.  Headings added. Screenshots of the discussion on Amazon are located here.