April 9, 2007

Ever heard of the “Law of Attraction?” If not, your friends and neighbors probably have. It is the central message of Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret—now the top selling book in America.

Byrne’s book centers on her teaching that every object and mind in the universe operates at a certain frequency. Tune your mind to the object you desire, and it will be attracted to you.

Why? Because you are the center of the universe. "You are God in a physical body,” she writes. “You are spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all wisdom.  You are all intelligence. You are perfection. You are magnificence.”

Americans seem to have a particular attraction to these positive thinking philosophies. Does anyone actually believe this stuff? Well someone is buying the book. 

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