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 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 characteristics that are associated…
Law of Attraction followers who believe in Abraham-Hicks will be well-acquainted with using the following words frequently: “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 my next installment where I compare known cult characteristics with the Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction teachings.
Is the Law of Attraction philosophy known as Abraham-Hicks a cult? I would like readers to decide for themselves, so I have begun a series comparing components of Abraham-Hicks with known cult tactics. You can read the first post on laziness and passivity here. Next up: Loading the Language.
Why is it that so many people who become disillusioned with Abraham-Hicks and other Law of Attraction teachings 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
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.
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.