The Secret is a 2006 film consisting of a series of interviews designed to demonstrate the New Thought claim that everything one wants or needs can be satisfied by believing in an outcome, repeatedly thinking about the secret to attracting money pdf, and maintaining positive emotional states to “attract” the desired outcome. It has also received a great deal of controversy and criticism for its claims, and has been parodied in TV shows. The Secret, described as a self-help film, uses a documentary format to present a concept titled “law of attraction”.
As described in the film, the “Law of Attraction” hypothesis posits that feelings and thoughts can attract events, feelings, and experiences, from the workings of the cosmos to interactions among individuals in their physical, emotional, and professional affairs. The film also suggests that there has been a strong tendency by those in positions of power to keep this central principle hidden from the public. The film includes interviews with individuals who describe themselves as professionals and authors in the fields of quantum physics, psychology, metaphysics, coaching, theology, philosophy, finance, feng shui, medicine, and personal development, who are called “secret teachers”.
Some of them, on their Web sites, promote the film and their connection to it. A few of the persons wonly brief appearances do not speak of the “law of attraction” in their interviews, so their support of the concepts is assumed by viewers. Persons who focus on the law of attraction who are interviewed in the film and have later been featured on prominent American TV shows are John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith, John Demartini, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, James Arthur Ray, Joe Vitale, Lisa Nichols, Marie Diamond, and John Gray. Mike Dooley, David Schirmer, and Marci Shimoff.
Hale Dwoskin, Bob Doyle, Cathy Goodman, Morris E. Goodman, John Hagelin, Bill Harris, Ben Johnson, Loral Langemeier, Denis Waitley, Neale Donald Walsch, John Gray and Fred Alan Wolf.
The authors of The Secret cite the New Thought movement which began in the late 18th century as the historical basis for their ideas. Unity circuit for years — now more “prosperous” than ever. The New Thought book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, the source Rhonda Byrne cites as inspiration for the film, was preceded by numerous other New Thought books, including the 1906 book Thought Vibration or the law of attraction in the Thought World by William Walker Atkinson, editor of New Thought magazine.