Sunday, June 01, 2008

Book Review ~ Ask and It is Given , Hicks

Before I purchased "Ask and it is given" I was looking forward to an in depth study on the Law of Attraction. This book was recommended as a great starting point. Much to my disappointment, I failed to realize that the book was supposedly written from beyond grave or from the Ether. I say Kudos to Jerry and Esther Hicks for manifesting a cash cow called Abraham. Esther's performances in character as "Abraham" starts out fascinating until she starts to break character and starts to talk like the incarnated Esther again.

Am I supposed to believe Esther and Jerry's version of LoA simply because a supposed "channeled spirit" told me? And they go so far as to say that the spiritual collective (sounds like the Borg from Star Trek) actually wrote this book through Esther's hands at the keyboards. I feel Jerry is actually the "Wizard" behind the curtain. Jerry openly admits that before he got into spirituality, he was into "Think and Grow Rich". I think Jerry did some excellent thinking. He knew the original teachings of the Law of Attraction and taught them to Esther. Esther has an uncanny ability to quote writings verbatim.

Since I've started investing in books and resources on the Law of attraction, I've discovered that everybody has a "me-too" piggy back version of the "secret”. Usually it's called the "Missing Secret" (aka why the secret is not working for you) There’s thousands of dollars that can be spent on these back up books.

But all you need is the material that inspired all of the above.

1. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Both were written in the early 1900's. Both explain the what and why behind the Law of Attraction. They give you their formulas based on 2500 case studies and give you analysis as to why one group failed and others succeeded. What is more fascinating than "Abraham" is that these two books are as accurate today as they were in the early 1900's. They teach the "secret" from the mouths of Thomas Edison, Charles Schwab,J.P.Morgan and a multitude of America's wealth pioneers.

I say don't waste your money on the abracadabra or hocus pocus. Don't spend your money on the cruise lectures. Do yourself a favor; buy the original teachings of Hill and Wattles and THEN branch out into the after market teachings of people like Joe Vitale or Carnelian Sage. And if you still want to purchase "Ask and it is given", you'll be better prepared to discern the fact from fantasy.


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