Thursday, February 8, 2007

Update on "The Secret"

I was able to get the book on eBay this evening.  I'm sure it would also be available at your local library.  I can't wait to get mine in the mail.

"The Secret"  by Rhonda Byrne

8 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sure it'd be another one of those books for me that I half read and put down! I've bought so many of this type before, got them all in my bookcase, all half read! I hope you manage to get to the end of it and it helps you. Jeannette xx  

jeadie05 said...

And another nice thing about retirment is you have more time to read   .love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda enjoy your book ~ let us know what you think of it ~ Ally

aimer said...

Thank you so much for posting info on how to get this book.  I only saw a few minutes of the Oprah show but I was intrigued by what I heard.  I'm going to buy a copy of the book!--Sheria
http://journals.aol.com/aimer/on-my-mind/

nana0014 said...

I'll have to look at the library for it. I didn't see the show.
Take care, Chrissie
http://journals.aol.com/nana0014/ALMOSTParadise/

sonensmilinmon said...

This is the first I've heard of it - now I'm curious to learn more.  That Oprah was just a tease clip.  I'm off to find out more information!  Thanks for meeting me and getting the Avon to me ... I've been out of that cream for 3 days and I was noticing a HUGE difference without it. It wasn't good without!

Monica

kaydeejay5449 said...

Woooo, do tell~!  What is The Secret?  I didn't see Oprah because I was out of town.  I'm facinated and my ears are perked.  LOL
Hugs,  Kathy

dhal9000 said...

Rhonda Byrne seems to believe that the meaning of life revolves around the aquisition of as many material things as possible, and that the Great-Creator-Of-All-Things exists soley to refill our overflowing cup of cornicopia on demand. What a small vision. And a dangerous one.
The Earth could not sustain the assault on its resources that Rhonda envisions. At a time when the future of our world and its ecosystems strain to the breaking point under the weight of our demands, Ms. Byrne emerges as the High Priestess of Consumerism, telling us we can and should have every gadget and trinket and status symbol we can imagine.
If you buy into Rhonda's view, then we need no longer empathize with the poor, the ill, the infirm or victims of crime or genocide. It is their fault for attracting all that tragedy into their lives. Wipe the slate of conscience clean, then chalk one up for Social Darwinism. This attitude was best personified by Barbara Bush when, asked about the casualties from her sons war of choice, said "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" ...
Byrne's hypothesis is almost totally unsupported by empirical observation. Her claims can't be verified or duplicated under objective, quantifiable testing, but that doesn't trouble Byrne when she makes her sweeping proclamations about What-Really-Is. I suppose facts are unwelcome things when you're peddling snake oil. "The Secret" is, at best, a placebo effect, and at worst a dangerous delusion that can lead chronic gamblers into bankruptcy, or cause cancer patients to discontinue the chemotherapy treatments they now believe are only "validating" their desease.
Rather than being a doorway to a new paradise, "The Secret" is a gate to a kind of hell in which compassion is obsolete and greed is highest aspiration.