Donald Whitney has reviewed the popular book and related DVD wonderfully entitled "The Secret" - This best selling novel and internet deliverable movie is sweeping the planet with the help of America's self-realization prophetess of day time television. Apparently the product description for the DVD reads: This is The Secret to everything—the secret to unlimited joy, health, money, relationships, love, youth: everything you have ever wanted.
A few more wonderful ditties that Dr. Whitney highlighted from the book:
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)
And one more gem for the road...
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)
This is apparently what educated people in western culture now believe. What happens when you do not get everything you want? Someone needs to tell this secret to all the people in poverty worldwide. Get the word out today in Dafur! This is a bit sickening that we digest this sort of thing. Interesting to see on the web site that all but one of the "teachers" look like good old wealthy self-actualized white dudes. Give me a break.
This does show me that people desire hope and they are frustrated with life under the sun. And it appears that they will pay good money to find the secret - it is sad that they are only being sold ancient lies which say "you shall be as gods."