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The Magic

(The Secret #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  19,724 ratings  ·  1,215 reviews
One word changes everything... No matter who you are or where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!

For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a ridd
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Atria Books
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Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading this book. I am on day 9.
I think the first remarkable change in me - is that I am really grateful for a lot of things... Its a nice feeling. Take this book and go diligently with the recommendation..
It is a not a rapid read... :)

Updated review. Now I am on day 18. Its working. Am smiling most of the times

Well, I did read it through 24 days. I some how lost it on the 24 day & I really regret it. I might start all over again.

Highly recommended by me. Loved it & the exercise
Erin Latimer
May 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
So far this book is a painful slog through a torturous marsh of tangled words. If I wasn't already annoyed that the book is basically rehashing all the same messages from "The Secret" but replacing the "law of attraction" with "being thankful" , then I would still be tearing out my hair from the repetitiveness of it all. Not only that, but the author throws out ridiculous claims about studies that were done without any proof, and tells you to "rub your magic rock" without telling me how it works ...more
The Magic formula:

1. Deliberately think and say ‘Thank You’.
2. More deliberate ‘Thank You’, more gratitude feeling.
3. More gratitude feeling, more abundance.

This book relates to the law of attraction (both spiritual and scientific perspectives). There are 28 practices to be followed for 28 days. Out of 28 days of Gratitude Practice, 1st 12 days are for gratitude for what you have now and in the past. The next ten days are desires & dreams. The last six are for higher-level (help others, disso
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rhonda Byrne is the lady who created the popular film and bestselling book, The Secret and her sequel book The Power. Her experiences in life led her to discover the Law of Attraction which then turned her life around. Her amazing ability to see the best in everything, to feel love for everyone and everything and to help so many people across the world has given her a wonderful insight into how we can all change our lives for the better. Rhonda opens her book with a stunning revelation. After ex ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
This was the dumbest book I've skimmed in a long time. They could have summed it up in 4 words. Be Grateful for Everything. ...more
Sasitharani Jagadeshprabu
must read for all, everyone must not only read but also strictly follow this until it becomes a habit, my life is changing and i am sure it will change if i follow it throughout my life........
Daniel Taylor
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Secret taught the world the law of attraction. The Power unleashed the law of love. In Byrne's latest book she drills down into something mentioned in the earlier two works: the law of gratitude.

Practice gratitude every day, Byrne teaches, and your life will transform. Studies done in the field of positive psychology advocate the life-transforming power of keeping a gratitude journal. Byrne walks you through how gratitude affects each area of life, health, wealth and relationships. But this
Saadia  B.
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Gratitude is not just giving thanks. It is more of a feeling.

Rhonda list down some steps which one can use to practice gratitude:

1. Count your blessings
2. Find a magic rock (any rock) and put it by your bedside, hold it and count your blessings for the day before sleeping
3. Choose three of your closest relationships and write five things you are most grateful about for each person
4. On a piece of paper or card write down: The Gift of Health is Keeping Me Alive
5. Take a dollar bill (any curren
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Whether you agree with its principles or not, this book accomplishes to put you in a state of mind of being happy and grateful for all that you have and I believe that is a trait we should always carry we us. In general it did help me just feel more joy about my days and situations. It was almost like a warm mothering blanket that told you everything is going to be ok. I myself, once I shifted my energies to be more grateful and happy, saw myself attracting better things and opportunities in my ...more
Christine Jean
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so GLAD I bought this book!

The Magic, by Rhonda Byrne (creator of the popular film and best selling book, The Secret), is not a book to just read. It is an interactive journey designed to help you experience gratitude on a very deep level. I will be forever grateful to Rhonda Byrne for showing me how to express my gratitude. EXPERIENCING the MAGIC of gratitude through EXPRESSING gratitude is exactly what this book is all about. Only halfway through the book I began experiencing a magnificen
Mar 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
She's BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK, with a new hocus-pocus mixed bag of new/old age wisdoms and aphorism. She's paced herself out this time around - 28 chapters labelled as "Days" - I smell a magical seminar just around the corner.

Quote on the first page of the book reads "By this means you will acquire the glory of the whole world" THE EMERALD TABLET (CIRCA 3,)))-5,000 BC) - Huh?

Why do I feel like Dorothy going to see the Wizard of Oz after reading this?

Resist. Resist.
Jen Marin
I found this book to be incredibly hokey. Really, it was repetitive, and cheesy, and I had to force myself to finish it.

Nevertheless, Byrne is on to something important in this book, and I found that making myself slog through it helped me to get in touch with the power of gratitude to transform my experience of life.

I gave up on the exercises early on as they were time consuming and difficult to fit into my already packed life. However, just reading a chapter or three every day or so had a stro
Dannii Elle
This is the third and final book in Rhonda Byrne's self-help series. I had assumed this to continuation and repetition of all that had been previously relayed to the reader and, so, was pleasantly surprised to find that this instalment was in quite a different vein to its predecessors.

This book invites the reader to put all their previously gathered information to the test with 28 simple practises and activities to be performed over 28 consecutive days. The focus of these was gratitude: gratitud
A.E. Shaw
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012

I very much subscribe to this stuff. I like it a lot, and it has completely changed my life. That's the disclaimer here. If it's not your thing and you've tried The Secret or The Power then this is more than likely to inspire the same feelings those gave you. However, if, like me, you've read those and gained plenty from them, but found yourself sliding into the less positive in recent times, then The Magic, essentially a much more straightforward, plain-speaking, less mystic, more direct instru
Pamela S
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book gave you the secrets on how to "improve" your life in 28 days. If you want this magic to work, surely you should read this book slowly and read each sentence until you understand what does it mean. I am absolutely stunned on how much gratitude can bring to you. I've completed the book and i still continue to put gratitude in each day i live. It's wonderful. ...more
Louise Cusack
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
My favourite of Rhonda Byrne's books so far. Easy to read and apply, and so profound. This book has literally changed the way I live my life. So very grateful to her for writing it!

Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So after seeing many of the reviews here. i thought i might as well leave my story.PLEASE READ!

well before reading this book, i never thought about gratitude much. and life was okay. things were good.
but i saw this book one day at barnes n noble. and thought hey the cover looks neat. so i took it home and began the journey. i did the practices and felt gratitude everyday as much as i could. well a funny thing started to happen. after about a month. all kinds of things happened in my life. i got
Sunny Sodday
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Rhonda Byrne's first book 'The Secret' was one of the life changing books I've read in my entire lifetime so far. And my expectations from 'The Magic' was huge. The book is mainly about the attitude of gratitude and sadly it is only about that. The book's language is very simple and very impactful and I totally agree with the concept. I think this is great read of you haven't read 'The Secret.'But if you who already read 'The Secret' this may feel a bit stretched out. The idea is good but elonga ...more
Michele Harrod
Apr 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I loved 'The Secret' movie when it first came out, and I do believe we all have the power to manifest our life (and are in fact doing so every minute of the day, whether we are conscious of the fact, or not). So this is a good reminder to do it consciously. This book is all about Gratitude - and offers 28 daily practices to ingrain gratitude into your thinking. And that can't be bad for anyone!! In this day and age, when people seem to spend more time focussing on what they don't have, than appr ...more
Ding Ong
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well, one word sums up this book. Gratitude.

However, this author managed to write an entire book on this seemingly simple word. It does get repetitive after a few chapters as it explores the same value over and over again while reiterating its importance. Its written as a 'guidebook' in which over 28 days of practising gratitude can change your life. Well, it seemed rather absurd as i was reading it. It appears to be more of self-denial from my point of view.

Still i believe strongly in gratitude
Renee Amberg
Aug 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is such a shame to write.

If you are looking for an in depth gratitude journal, this book is for you. If you are looking for a 28 day life changing journey (as stated on the back of the book), don't waste your time.

This was extremely hard for me to get through, I almost didn't finish. The writing was written in 'hokey' language that was very repetitive and cheesy. I had a hard time even practicing the exercises due to the outdated style. This is more of a gratitude journal with 28 days wort
Mar 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
28 days of learning how to be grateful. I can deal with that :)
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a blessing.

I do admit the practices are very concentrated and are a little time-consuming, but in the end, it made my heart feel as light as a feather. This book just added to the amount of gratitude I practice daily. The book offers quotes, lessons, tips, and facts all concerning gratitude. Any problem's solution is gratitude; it's true. It just makes me see how I am infinitely blessed and I take it all for granted. (This books goes so deep you're going to end being thankful for th
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
The overall message is good - be more grateful for everything - even the lousy parts of life. Changing one's mindset is beneficial to overall emotional, physical and social health. But the book is very redundant. As in it says the same things over and over. It keeps repeating itself. That gets tiresome. Skimming is a sufficient way to read it. Also, Byrne goes waaaaay out there claiming that you can even change your eyesight by being grateful enough for your sight. And if a terrible th
Nivedha Velmurugan
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-reads
Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing the magic in my life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the magic practices which has become a part of me, now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever reading this/not reading. Let your life be abundant and filled with miracles. Let magic just creep into you and everyone that you're surrounded with.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the magic itself.
Bshayer Alkuwari
Jan 06, 2022 rated it it was ok
don't get me wrong, the main idea of this book are really helpful, but the author kept repeating herself all the time, like yeah I get it after a few chapters, now I need something new! why I have to read more than 200 pages for just one idea with a repetitive practices and explanation? ...more
Aqua Rius
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The magic by Rhonda Byrne can be summed up in two words "Be Grateful" .
This book is all about gratitude, Byrne gives us a magical way to change our lives through her different experiences and examples in 28 days.
After reading this book I've to admit that I'm not living but I'm surviving because still I dont know what life is.
When we were kids, we had no responsibilities and we were the most happiest persons in the world. When we grow we put ourselves in huddle, take life so difficult and it make
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Magic - By Rhonda Bryne

Very helpful and a very smooth read.
Easy to understand and fluid language.
Lets hope this brings MAGIC to my life..

I completed the 28 days exercise and it's working like magic. I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to bring magic to their life.

Be grateful and thank every thing around you, air, water, atmosphere, weather, health, arms, legs, bike, car, mobile, internet, computer, family, friends and each any everything that's around you.

This book really brought MAG
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Today,I came across this book "The Magic" which I read last year and felt an urge to write a review for the same because this book actually disappointed me.
I'm not much into books of this genre that is "Self Help".

Now,talking about this book, I really liked the first few pages, but then everything became repetitive which actually irritated me and I had to force myself to finish this book.

The idea behind the book is good, that is we should show gratitude and should be grateful for the simple thin
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Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works, The Secret—a book and a film by the same name. By the Spring of 2007 the book had sold almost 4 million copies, and the DVD had sold more than 2 million copies. She has also been a producer for Sensing Murder. According to an article published by Australia's Herald Sun, Byrne has also worked on the ...more

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