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The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  14,107 Ratings  ·  320 Reviews
This book presents the powerful basics of the original Teachings of Abraham. Within these pages, you’ll learn how all things, wanted and unwanted, are brought to you by this most powerful law of the universe, the Law of Attraction. (that which is like unto itself is drawn). You’ve most likely heard the saying “Like attracts like,” “Birds of a feather flock together,” or “I ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hay House (first published September 25th 2006)
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Jan 23, 2008 Lou rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Clear thinking people
Recommended to Lou by: My mentor
Shelves: self-improvement
EDIT, January, 2014:

Today, I stumbled on this:

The writer, Ms. Trespicio, goes a lot farther condemning the book than I did or should have and she makes it clear that if you want something in life, you have to DO something to get it. Or to get rid of it as the case may be. True, actions start with thoughts and I think that's where I should have been more clear in my prior write-up.

So, a couple of things of note:

- Reducing my rating for the book from three
Sharon Stakofsky-Davis
Aug 04, 2012 Sharon Stakofsky-Davis rated it it was amazing
This book literally changed my life. The first part was a little "airy-fariy" to me but after getting into the bulk of the book, you learn how to re-think of what you want to attract into your life. Thoughts are powerful and just as easily as you can attract prosperity, happiness, and love, you can attract just the opposite into you life as well.

It's not a book that just tells you to think "happy thoughts" and all will be well, it goes deeper than that, and I go back and read sections of it over
May 02, 2012 Gregg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: metaphysics
The fact that this book ended up in my hands it a testament to the law of attraction. I was wanting a source that out lined the major laws of the universe. From what I understand there are only a few. All the other laws are overtones and sub-harmonics to these three, the trilogy. As to the source of this information, it comes from a group of individuals who exist at a slightly higher vibrational rate. This group collectively calls itself Abraham. One of the Co authors (Esther Hicks) goes into a ...more
Jan 15, 2013 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Ignore any negative reviews about this book and its message. If you don't like Ouija boards then pass over that section like I did. For the rest of the information contained in this material, your doing yourself a major disservice for not reading and comprehending this knowledge.

Once you read it, you'll know the truth it contains. Think about all those experiences you've had in life that YOU attracted into it. Did you not think you were magnetic in nature? I remember those little tiny messages I
Len Feder
May 20, 2013 Len Feder rated it did not like it
Did you know that if you want to become rich all you have to do is believe you will and you will. If you do not it's because you didn't believe you would. Oh this is such a pile of crap. It's nice to think positively but Esther Hicks is an outright liar and scam artist.

This is one of the few books I immediately threw in the garbage after giving it a fair chance. It is utter garbage.

I have seen that phony Esther Hicks on You Tube doing her "Abraham" act. She nods her head once or twice and then p
Alex Wilson
Jan 09, 2013 Alex Wilson rated it it was amazing
If you liked the movie The Secret, this book will take you deeper into understanding how to really make this powerful law work in your own life. I recommend this book frequently to clients and use it in my coaching and speaking work to emphasize how each of us really do create our reality. Now that I know how the Law works, I have become able to stay much more positive and trusting. It amazes me how things fall into place as they never have before. The principles within the book are ageless and ...more
Sep 28, 2007 Erin rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people seeking personal/spiritual growth
I ran out of time to finish this book, but I did get about halfway through before it became overdue. Once you get past the initial weirdness & into the Q&A part, it does get interesting, if repetitive. I completely believe in the power of thought and attitude to alter our perception of reality. Under certain conditions, I somewhat believe in their assertion that thought can actually alter reality. I have a very hard time believing their assertion that absolutely everything in your life w ...more
DNF with Jack Mack
Aug 13, 2015 DNF with Jack Mack rated it did not like it
The seeking movement of the ego (wanting, dukkha, desire) is the root of suffering in several spiritual traditions. Here it's celebrated as the source by which we can manifest desired things. I couldn't handle the disappointment of doing the visualizations with zero payoff. I was just feeding the mind monster, being lost in thought instead of being present. I listened to several of these CD's before I gave up. Channeled works tends to be bologna, but I must admit this was entertaining.
Bobby 1
Jan 15, 2013 Bobby 1 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to 'self-help' type books, I have read 'em all. Over the years I have scoured book stores and market stalls seeking that one book that would answer all my questions AND motivate me to get things happening in my life. 'The Law of Attraction' is truly the first book I have read, that encompasses everything that is required for success and inner peace. I read the entire book within 3 days, put it down and realised I had found THE book! Since then I have been applying these new princip ...more
Nader Alfie
Oct 08, 2012 Nader Alfie rated it liked it
Read this on a recommendation. While I did not buy it wholesale (and some parts struck me as weird), I took two helpful points from a quick read:

1. You are going to attract the (good and bad) things you think about most.

2. It is better to think positively in terms of what you want rather than negatively in terms of what you don't want.
Jun 12, 2015 Ana rated it it was amazing
6 years ago I tried reading this book and hated its guts! Then I rated it 1*. Today I'm giving it 5*. Same book, different me. Embrace change! Change is good, change is normal. Do I feel bad for originally giving it 1*? No, the old me would feel that way, the new me is just happy she loves the book now. All is good!
Jan 09, 2013 Roma rated it really liked it
I don't know why the authors of this book bothered to tell us the material was channeled from non-physical entities, other than, I presume, to claim authority beyond their own selves (or just to tell the truth as they see it, perhaps). I'm not a believer in channeling and that's why I was reluctant to buy and read it, but I persevered, and I have to say that the material stands on its own. If the authors had just written the book as a work of fiction (which it may well be, in reality), it would ...more
Oct 29, 2010 Kyra rated it did not like it
Shelves: must-read-woo
Love, validation, the secret of eternal life will all be found in this book. What is the cost? Only your critical thinking skills. You must completely surrender yourself to your emotional guidance and let it show you the secrets of the universe. Esther Hicks channels this book (or as she would say, "receives" from a nonphysical perspective) from the group of entities collectively known as Abraham. They know what you want, everything that you desire, and they will tell you everything that will ma ...more
Feb 13, 2012 Alexis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read "Ask and It Is Given," another book by these authors, & while there is some overlap in content, the two books bring up a lot of different ideas and practices. "Ask and It Is Given" devotes a large section to processes that move you up the emotional scale. "The Law of Attraction" focuses on the Universal Laws which govern everyone, whether we are aware of them or not, and how to increase our awareness to co-create a more deliberate life of what we DO WANT.

The format of the book i
Jun 13, 2014 Melina rated it did not like it
Wasn't sure how to rate this book...Personally I wasn't a fan. While I do believe from my own experience of it that we do attract based on our vibrations (to some extent- not necessarily exactly the specific thing we've been dreaming about), I did not appreciate this presentation of the LoA. There are a tonne of run-on sentences and strange ways of explaining things that made this easy enough concept a bit of a drag to read. Here's an example from pg. 79:

"But as you recognize that this Guidance
I'm reading this book right now. It was given to me by someone who enjoyed it. I do find it a bit creepy. I've read in many health magazines that positive thoughts make us feel better.
Do I think the people I've cared for in Homes wouldn't of had a stroke, or a heart attack or MS and so on if they had though positive...I know some of those people are very positive and up people with good careers, good family and so on...and they still had a stroke and ended up in a wheelchair at a early age...

I h
Jan 15, 2013 Anya rated it it was amazing
Ok, I'm into this sort of thing, of believing that there's a all knowing collective consciousness. Ester Hicks seems to be able to tap into this through an entity she calls Abraham. She is a conduit or channel into this knowledge.

Kind-a scary at first, then comforting and inspirational thoroughout, Jerry asks great questions of this all knowing entity, it has fantastic answers that are guiding principals for how we should live our lives.

Makes you really watch what you're thinking about. Proves o
Kandake of Mars
Jan 19, 2016 Kandake of Mars rated it really liked it
edit: reworded for clarity

I've read this book a few times and it is undeniably useful. I know it will help anyone who reads it just by itself, but if people follow-up by reading complimentary books on the subject to go along with it, someone new to this forward way of thinking may grasp the concept and be able to use it! The only book that comes to mind is Awareness by Anthony de Mello which helps you learn how to... wait for it... be aware. It can teach you how to live in the moment which will
Feb 07, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
I think I should have read this book prior to Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. This book is a sort of primer to the Law of Attraction concepts outlined in the other book, but it does not have the detailed exercises that help you "make it work."

It is, however, an excellent explanation of how the Law of Attraction works, as well as things like "segment intending" (what you plan for a particular part of your day from an emotional perspective, such as planning to wake up refre
Jun 22, 2008 Kimbra rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: only the VERY grounded.
Recommended to Kimbra by: curiosity, after seeing/reading The Secret.
Interesting, selfish, and from a shady source. One of the most detailed and specific texts on the Law of Attraction I've read anywhere... heavily blended with lies and half-truths about our eternal identity and a complete neglect of our responsibilities in what we do with this knowledge. I give it one star, because unless you have a REALLY good handle on the plan of salvation and are pretty darn expert at discerning truth from error, you will have a tremendous difficulty in sifting through this ...more
Heidi The Hippie Reader
The most powerful part of this for me was "segment intention." The rest of it I've read in the Secret or from other New Age authors. The "channeled" element of this book is interesting. Has anyone else listened to recordings of Ester Hicks/Abraham from the 80's? She had a much thicker "channeled" accent then, I wonder what changed it with time...
George Araman
Sep 09, 2014 George Araman rated it it was amazing
A classic from Esther & Jerry Hicks
May 09, 2011 Arminius rated it liked it
It is a good collection of stories that I will summarize as simply "You are what you think you are."
Jan 30, 2017 Lindsay rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-improvement
I keep reading these books because I believe it's a must read but...the writing style is SO dry. Very repetitive. Actually I think you could merge all the books together in 1 book. The content deserves a 5 stars, in any LOA book really because everyone should read it! But I feel I must give this 2 stars because of the writing style - there are better books out there about the same content which are more enjoyable to read.
Jan 07, 2017 Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: inspiration
The basic message of this book is powerful and inspirational. Although I have read other books with a similar message, it was still good. This book found me and its timing was perfect. Thank you JoAnn.
Nov 02, 2014 Mai rated it really liked it
This is Law of attraction 101 ,it's about the basics of the law of attraction and it covers everything you need to know about it.I read before their book "Ask and it's given" which is more about how to apply the law of attraction in your life ,now i guess I should have started with this one as it is about the law of attraction as a concept and it's one of the most important laws in the universe
The law of attraction is about how to deliberately create your life by directing your thoughts,feeling
Dec 02, 2012 Shane rated it really liked it
I only picked this book up because it was on sale for 75% off at a university booksale, but upon reading it I am beginning to understand that there was much more involved on my part. In this quick read, Abraham gives three Universal, Eternal Laws of how we create our experience. To you, this may sound like some kind of attempt at a pyramid scheme. I would have to agree. But Ester and Jerry Hicks have compiled this information for your own benefit, that each person may have a fuller creative expe ...more
Feb 22, 2010 Victoria rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A powerful book, with a lot of great insight and material that speaks to me. Unfortunately, most of the "meat" has already been explained by about halfway through the book, so it does start to seem repetitive - though mostly in a good way, in that "yes, I get it now" sense.

The section at the end on Segment Intending is really not calling to me, so I think I'll have to come back to it at a later date (what is it with me and the aversion to micromovements/segments?? Food for thought?) but the rest
May 01, 2008 Laurie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laurie by: Greenfield!!!
Shelves: spiritual
Not sure what to make of this book just yet. It seems like it has good insights to offer, but the way it is presented is rather strange. The book was supposedly "channeled" through a sort of spiritual guide and not "written" by the authors. While I am not denying that this was the case, so far I have read books that were MORE enlightening and were NOT channeled. But I will update again when I am done with the book.

I liked this book more as I read it....has some very insightful views on how our w
Katie Glanz
Mar 29, 2011 Katie Glanz rated it it was ok
Shelves: occult
This book was pretty wacky. It made a few good points, but in general the idea that everyone has complete free will, and all misfortune is self-induced is a very dangerous one. This kind of thinking contributes to scary modes of thought including rational self-interest and individualism, ideologies that actively deny the existence of social structures and cultural contexts. This justification of existing systems of inequality can only contribute to more human suffering.
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Esther Hicks is an American inspirational speaker and best-selling author. She has co-authored nine books with her husband Jerry Hicks, presents workshops on the Law of Attraction and appeared in the first release of the film The Secret. The Hickses' books, including the best-selling series The Law of Attraction, are — according to Esther Hicks — Channelled from a group of non-physical entities ca ...more
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