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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Rhonda Byrne

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Title:The Secret
Authors:Rhonda Byrne
Info:Atria Books/Beyond Words (2006), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 198 pages
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OMG! This REALLY works! While I was listening I thought I would win the solitaire game I was playing – and I DID. Then I thought of chocolate, and I ate some! Then I thought of Coffee Ice Cream, and I remembered I had some in the freezer, so I had some of that!

Okay … all kidding aside …. Not only did I NOT learn anything, but I think part of my brain has atrophied from listening to this.

The Audio book is narrated by the author, and several other contributors. First it starts out with this “eastern” meditation music and a deep-voiced male (ala the voice of God). Really? I know this is supposed to be inspirational and motivating, but I really do not understand the immense popularity of this drivel. There’s nothing new here, nothing that most of us (if we paid attention in school or life) wouldn’t have come across on our own. All Byrne is doing is regurgitating the thoughts and philosophies of many others … over and over and over and over again, ad nauseum. Kudos to her for making a living at this. Still, it just gave me a headache.

Here are a couple of my “favorite” quotes: “We used The Secret to create The Secret.” “The Secret has been used to attract all manner of things, from a specific feather to ten million dollars.” Like I said … absolute drivel.

Okay … I’m off to “change my frequency” and transmit only good thoughts. The next book I read will be FANTASTIC! (Repeat to self, until it comes true.)
  BookConcierge | Feb 2, 2016 |
I had to put this one in as one of my favorites. I read it a while back, but continue to listen to parts of it every day. I filter the content through my own faith and beliefs, but I think this "power of attraction", call it whatever you will, is a real thing.

I also wanted to add, though, that I believe the gospel contains the more complete and unadulterated version of this, and it comes down to faith, hope, charity, and gratitude. And the fact that God really does want our lives to be abundant, even though we will have real trials. ( )
  KR_Patterson | Apr 28, 2015 |
The law of attraction - when you want something the whole universe conspires to help you have it. As in you can REALLY control what you get. ( )
  ecoprob | Apr 25, 2015 |
This is the biggest case of "don't judge a book by its cover" you will ever come across. From the cover, it looks like a pretty damn good fantasy novel, or perhaps a nice bit of historical fiction. But no. It's some self-help bollocks that is some of the most pretentious self-loving twaddle I've ever encountered. There are self-help books for everything, and only 1 in 10000 are worth anything. This is not one of them. The Secret is to not read this. ( )
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
I remember reading this book, back when I was in sales. It was a fascinating read. It made a lot of sense, at the time. Did a good job at lighting a fire under my ass, to get myself motivated.

But, just like going to some stupid Tony Robbins seminar, this book too fades away after a short time. All this motivational stuff falls flat. After a couple weeks, you realise that it's all just bullshit. What the ideas in this book are trying to teach you, is yes, it is all bullshit. It's all in your head. Whether you believe yourself a failure, or believe yourself a success, you're right.

You don't need this book, or anything else, to succeed. You just need yourself to want to succeed, and have the drive to fulfill that dream. Holy shit! I should write one of these stupid motivational books. But, why... I mean, Baywatch is on. And, I'm hungry. Fuck that noise. People can motivate their own damn selves. ( )
  gecizzle | Mar 5, 2015 |
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“The Secret” is not really a book but a series of misquotations from historical figures and fraudulent maxims from no-count hucksters. And yet something in that gooey red waxy seal on the front of “The Secret,” and the book’s believe-in-magic glitter, takes me to a happy place.
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Als boven, zo beneden
Als binnen, zo buiten.

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Opgedragen aan jou

Moge het geheim je hele bestaan vullen
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Dat is mijn intentie voor jou,
en voor de wereld.
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tr bestaat een eeuwenoud Geheim: The Secret. Het werd gezocht, gevonden en weer verloren, het is gestolen en voor vee] geld doorverkocht. Tot nu tot-was kennis van dit Geheim voorbehouden aan een kleine kring van ingewijden, Plato, Galiieo en Einstein kenden The Secret, net als de succesvolste uitvinders, denkers en ondernemers in de geschiedenis. Dat juist zij de wereld konden veranderen is geen toeval... ; '.->" '. ''':. ":"?" •• -/f./*.*
Zij begrepen dat, net zoals er atoomkracht schuilt in een korrel zand, er " ook in ieder van ons een ontzagwekkend vermogen schuilt - een verborgen; kracht waarmee je wensen werkelijkheid kunnen worden. Oude en moderne meesters onthullen in dit boek hoe zij The Secret hebben ontvangen en toegepast in hun leven. Hoe zij alle tegenslagen konden overwinnen en rijkdom en succes verwerven die ze niet voor mogelijk hadden gehouden.
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Zij willen dit Geheim nu delen met jou.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074356619X, Audio CD)


It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. It has been understood by some of the most prominent people in history: Plato, Galileo, Beethoven, Edison, Carnegie, and Einstein, along with other renowned inventors, theologians, scientists, and great thinkers.

For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life transforming for all who experience it.

In this audiobook you will discover The Secret . . . and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want. You will learn how to use The Secret in every single area of your life. You will hear from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used The Secret to achieve health, prosperity, relationships and happiness. They share their incredible stories of using The Secret to eradicate disease, acquire massive wealth, overcome obstacles, and achieve what many would regard as impossible. Through them, you will begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that is within you, and the true magnificence that awaits you in life.

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Argues that The Secret, a way of thinking, has been found in oral traditions throughout history and that by understanding it and using it in every aspect of life, money, health, and happiness will follow.

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