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Law of Attraction
Law of Attraction, General
Cri de Coeur: Why I hate the New Age – a tirade seven years too late - former psychiatrist has observed firsthand the abilities of the individual to transform their personal realities, but skillfully dissects the messages at the core of pseudo-spirituality, illuminates their ineffective and poisonous implications, and places these popular beliefs in cultural context.
Why the Self-Help “Law of Attraction” is Dangerous for Our Mental Health- writer shares his personal experience of Law of Attraction teachings and their potential impact on individuals with mental health difficulties.
Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy by Rose Rosetree - Using energy reading to investigate the consequences of belief systems and research Jerry & Esther Hicks, other prosperity teachers and Law of Attraction adherents.
Law of Attraction, Abraham-Hicks
The Abe Forum
Read this very mixed up approach to problem-solving with a sick cat, posted under Success Stories. It illustrates the long and winding subjective processes Law of Attraction leads to due to the belief that thoughts & feelings control reality. Does this result in being more effective when solving life's problems, or less?
In this archived post, a young woman asks about manifesting the impossible. Does the Abraham-Hicks ideology lead to unlimited, superhuman success on earth? Or does it create a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds following?
The Lie of Attraction: Detox from the Damage of Spiritual Deception, by Izabella Siodmak - Previously committed to the Law of Attraction for years, the author wakes up when she asks to be shown the truth. She perceptively uncovers 7 spiritual lies within LoA teachings, leading her readers back to reality, balance, and spiritual wholeness. "There are definitely certain types of people whom are drawn to the Law of Attraction and similar New Age practices. I know, because I was one of them ... until the day I asked to be shown the truth and the fallacies within this practice began to shockingly present themselves to me, one by one..."
Blogs and Articles
David Stone: Author, journalist, and the leading skeptical expert on Abraham-Hicks. This former follower reveals the fallacies within the teachings and the stories behind them. His writing is important for the spiritually-minded and skeptical alike, and a must-read for anyone questioning the Abraham-Hicks Teachings.
15 Reasons You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks or Abraham
Is Esther and Abraham-Hicks a Cult?
Teachings of Abraham Hicks, Are They Really Crazy?
Jerry, Esther and the Abraham-Hicks Scam
Who Are Jerry and Esther Hicks, Where Did They Come From?
Is Esther Hicks Faking?
When Esther Hicks Turns Mean
Mental Toughness and the Law of Attraction - "Mentally strong people will have none of this. A thinking mind doesn't rely on selected facts to justify a belief in magic. Mental toughness gets results or changes approaches. A strong, thinking mind doesn't rely on a guru who claims to get messages directly from God for truth. It seeks it independently, freely and openly."
Sharon Lee Giganti: If you think ideologies like Law of Attraction are harmless, Sharon Lee Giganti has firsthand experience with death and tragedy resulting from her previous new age beliefs. Her message is from a Catholic perspective.
Must-read interview with Sharon Lee Giganti illustrating the dangers of accepting a false worldview.
Looking Beyond the Teachings- "After following Abraham Hicks for around 4 years, and a more intensive following in my final year, I decided one day to stop watching Abraham Hicks, reading Abraham Hicks and talking about Abraham Hicks...Something began bothering me nearing the end of my decision making process..."
Are You Addicted to the Teachings? Youtube Video - Kelly Martin discusses the impact of the Abraham-Hicks teachings and her decision to stop following them.
Kyra Speaks and The Abraham Hicks Skeptic - Skeptical and critical thinking blogs, Kyra dissects the bogus predictions, contradictions, and hypocrisies in the Abraham-Hicks material. Features a guest post on "The Road I Travelled with Abraham Hicks" from a woman who worked for Jerry and Esther Hicks for 6 years.
Andrew Wilcox, Pure Evil Incarnate - former follower wakes up to the Abraham-Hicks Teachings as "psychic domination." Recommended reading: What Law of Attraction Teaches, Claw of Attraction (an amusing series of comics), Abraham's Lies, and Psychic Domination (psychic agreements that allow for domination of an individual's reality).
Post-Abe - Not currently publicly accessible, but perhaps one day.