Abraham-Hicks & Shattered Lives: A guest post by Serena

Abraham-Hicks & Shattered Lives: A guest post by Serena

Ideas can be dangerous. One thing that has continued to surprise me is how often people will instantly reject the notion that a nice-sounding belief system could be harmful. Law of Attraction philosophies are ostensibly empowering and joyful. But in reality, well-intentioned followers will structure every aspect of their lives around these beliefs, which can insidiously lead to negative consequences. Reader Serena is in a position to know firsthand the destruction that can result from “just” an ideology. A big thank…

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The Lie of Attraction

The Lie of Attraction

Disillusionment from Law of Attraction takes a lot of mental, emotional, and spiritual sorting. I occasionally receive comments or emails from ex-followers who are de-stabilized after waking up. Another popular question I receive is how to help friends or family members wake up from their obsession. I am happy to say that there is a book that can serve as a powerful resource for these groups, and for anyone adhering to similar New Age beliefs.

Who Gets Addicted to Law of Attraction? 13 Characteristics of Devoted Followers

Who Gets Addicted to Law of Attraction? 13 Characteristics of Devoted Followers

I no longer follow Law of Attraction teachings (LOA), but I was a proponent for over 5 years.  In the years after leaving, I began to notice that the unintended consequences of those beliefs were more widespread than I first recognized, affecting many areas of my life.  But there was something else to analyze, and it took me longer to notice. 

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. I didn’t see the depth of it until I reviewed some of my old correspondence. Reading my own Law of Attraction fueled words was a strange experience. I am thoroughly grateful my mind is no longer permeated with that dogma. In one case, I told my Abraham-Hicks friends that my body changed. I had proof to back it up: I noticed this,…

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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.” At the time of this writing, Abraham-Hicks’s bestselling book on manifesting your desires, Ask and It Is Given, has a nearly 4.2 star rating on Goodreads from over 17,000 ratings. But is this system actually teaching a legitimate way to unlock the heights of success and human potential? Or is it a scam or a cult? The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) has a list of…

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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

Law of Attraction followers who faithfully follow Abraham-Hicks will be well-acquainted with the use of the following words: “Abraham says…” “Abraham says this about relationships… Abraham says that about money…” Devoted followers automatically mark anything that comes after “Abraham says” as truth and wisdom. What’s going on here, and how does it develop? This leads me to another installment where I compare known cult characteristics with the Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction teachings.