Friday, March 16, 2007


"You are God in a physical body.
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.
You are the creator,
and you are creating the creation of You on this planet" (p. 164).

A best selling book (DVD) The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne and is spreading like crazy in the USA, especially after making it to the Oprah Winfrey Show. More than 16 million copies sold (BTW, any book selling more than 4000 Copies in the Arab World, makes it to the best selling list among arabic publication- sadly)
I did not read the book; i read reviews about it and would like to share this review with you

"The essence of The Secret is "the law of attraction." According to Byrne and the twenty-nine co-contributors whom she quotes extensively, everything in the Universe (which is always capitalized and usually synonymous for "God") vibrates on a particular frequency. When you think in harmony with the frequency of something, you attract it to you. If you think about wealth, you will receive wealth. If you think instead about your debt, you will receive more debt. You attract what you think about; your thoughts determine your destiny. Byrne restates the law of attraction in various ways: "Nothing [good or bad] can come into your experience unless you summon it through persistent thoughts" (p. 28). "Your thoughts are the primary cause of everything" (p. 33). "Your current reality or your current life is a result of the thoughts you have been thinking" (p. 71). According to the product description on the DVD, "This is The Secret to everything—the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted."

from my background in physics , we learned that when things vibrate in harmonious frequencies , they resonate but not Attract. Therefore, i am not sure that the essence of this book has any scientific support. Additionally, the Likes repel and do not attract. If i want to say that if i think about wealth a generate Positive charges and that wealth itself is positively charged, then no attraction should take place (With the exception of semiconductors, where positive charges can flow against the flow of positive charge - or the electrical field- due to changes in energy level and minority carriers having enough energy to cross the energy field barrier. A theory in solid state physics that made diodes and transistors become realities)

It is a controversial book, not only scientifically, but also religiously ..Not only is this evident from the starting paragraph of this post, but also in the following

The earth turns on its orbit for You.
The oceans ebb and flow for You.
The birds sing for You.
The sun rises and it sets for You.
The stars come out for You.
Every beautiful thing you see,
every wondrous thing you experience,
is all there for You.
Take a look around.
None of it can exist, without You.
No matter who you thought you were, now you know the Truth of Who You Really Are.
You are the master of the Universe.
You are the heir to the kingdom.
You are the perfection of Life.
And now you know The Secret (p. 183).

ammar sajdi

1 comment:

Ramma said...

"It is a controversial book, not only scientifically, but also religiously ", I think this is mainly because the book seems to be a spiritual more than scientific or religious book.
I wish this new law of attraction is true "When you think in harmony with the frequency of something, you attract it to you" but how can I know the frequency of what I like??. BTW, one of the best selling books on USA b4 this one and came on Operah Show also is Million Little Pieces. I've been thinking about getting it since months!! Here I need 2 buy two :)

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