Rhonda Byrne book clearly promotes a magical/occult doctrine sourced from the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosicrucian’s. Similar to Freemasons, Scientologists, Kabalistic, Theosophical, Illuminist and similar occult organizations.
"The Secret", the movie is not overt about its promotion of occult thought, but its stance is evident in the beginning of the film, which suggests the transmission of some secret, preserved since ancient times, and alludes to involvement in this conspiracy by the Templars and the Rosicrucians, and elite leaders in our time.
The Secret is associated with the New Thought movement started in the nineteenth century by the occult philosopher Dr. Quimbys. One of Quimbys student was Mary Baker Eddy who founded the Christian Science Monitor. New Thought considered Hinduism to be essentially the same as primitive Christianity. According to a recent survey most of the followers of the New Thought movement including about 74 percent of its leaders, believe in reincarnation...
New Thought metaphysics in its various forms combines Hindu-like, world-denying pantheism and Western, largely Christian, recognition of the reality of the world as divine creation, with matter a name for certain mental experiences.
The Secret allude to the emerald tablets, a work attributed to the," an ancient Hellenistic god known as Hermes Trismegistus. Hermes is the Egyptian god Thoth.. Thoth was regarded even in the most primitive period as the moon-god; and from this lunar association arose many of his most distinctive functions. Just as the moon is illuminated by the sun, so Hermes (Thoth) derived much of his authority from being secretary and counselor to the solar divinity Re. ( The Sun god). He presided over almost every aspect of the temple cults, law and the civil year, and in particular over the sacred rituals, texts and formulas, and the magic arts that were so closely related. To him, as divine scribe, inventor of writing and lord of wisdom, the priesthood attributed much of its sacred literature, including, for example, parts of the Book of the Dead. Of occult powers latent in all aspects of the cult of the gods, Hermes (Thoth ) was the acknowledged source. By extension he became regarded as the lord of knowledge, language and all science-even as Understanding or Reason personified and most of all The Reveler of Secrets and Esoteric Wisdom was his special preserve, and he was called 'the Mysterious,' 'the Unknown. Hermes is a mortal who received revelations from the divine world and eventually he achieves immortality through self-purification, but remains among men in order to unveil to them the secrets of the divine world These secrets were preserved through Kabballah and passed down through Jewish, pagan and pseudo - Christian priest, philosophers and secret societies.
Albert Pike who wrote the book on Morals and Dogma for the Masons said of the Kabballah “All the truely dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabbalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of the Illuminati, Jacob Boehme, Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, and others, is borrowed from Kabbalah, all the Masonic associations owe to it their secrets and their symbols.” Pike was a practicing Luciferian
New Thought religions generally share a core belief in monism, the universal presence of a creative energy, or God, within the world and within all people. Some take literally the Christian teaching that "the kingdom of heaven is within."
The Secret" is the power of positive thinking on spiritual steroids. It is a new hybrid religion that joins the self-indulgent materialism of the West with the Hindu/Buddhist spirituality of the East. It takes principles and quotations from all religions and claims ..
that guilt is passé, that the "law of attraction" is neither good nor evil, and that you deserve whatever you desire and attract to yourself. The Secret is one more proof that the "Christian" theistic West has, since the 1960s, adopted the old beliefs of pagan, pantheistic monism. Perennial philosophy – the belief that mystical metaphysics forms the core of all religious teachings – is now served up to the masses. Consider these "Secret" claims: "We are the creators of the Universe"; "You are God in a physical body. Note what is happening. Such teachings arrogantly conflate human potential and divine potential, granting to creatures the powers unique only to God. This is the classic worship of self-creating and self-sustaining nature, necessarily eliminating God as its transcendent and sovereign creator. It is more than just consumer-oriented narcissism; it is a variant of the serpent's temptation in Genesis.
Scholars of religion identify two types of spirituality: (1) esoteric (inner) religion – the God within; finding truth within the human heart, since humanity is divine. This is the air breathed in "The Secret"; (2) exoteric (outer) religion that finds truth beyond the sphere of nature and humanity in the person of God, distinct from created things. Paul identified this spiritual confusion with remarkable clarity two millenniums ago in the first chapter of Romans: "Professing to be wise, they became fools ... who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator...." (New King James Version).
Other notable practitioners of the secret and new thought movement are some of the biggest ministers in the protestant world, Robert Schuller, Norman Vincent Peale, and Oral Roberts are all 33° Masonic brothers of 33° Freemason Billy Graham. (See Roberts, Oral. Miracle of Seed Faith, p.9.) Billy Graham has helped each of these brothers with their ministries. Robert Schuller taught principles of church growth to
The Secret is a mixture of half-truths and easily discernable error. It contributes to the ongoing legacy of opportunistic New Ager’s who steal the mystical teachings of various religions and appropriate them to suit their materialistic passion.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Matt.16: 24-26 (KJV) states “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me. Who so ever shall save his life shall lose it and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall save it. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
1John 2:14-16 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world..
In summery The Secret is not anything new nor is it a secret.. Its roots can be trace back to the Garden of Eden and Lucifer deceiving Eve by telling her that if she eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil she will be like God and immortal. The secret is in info commercial for the Kaballah, and its branches of gnostism, pantheism, Scientology, Mormonism, Masonry, Hinduism/Buddhism for the but rather a collections of sayings and writing focusing on self-actualization, metaphysic, . It doesn’t take a lawyer to figure out the source of Rhonda Byrne inspiration. God’s word tells 1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. How do we try the spirits? · Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. The law of attraction is not from the God who created all things. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;