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

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    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
Audio CD, 13 pages
Published September 25th 2006 by Hay House
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Jan 23, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
This book is written in the dialectic style of Socrates. From the peaceful slumber of a meditative state, Esther becomes in touch with (I dare say possessed by) the numinous figure of Abraham, the shepherd of her soul. Her husband Jerry is ecstatic. He uses his possessed wife as a channel through which Abraham shall answer the riddles of the universe. Quite the arrangement for a book about the main tenet of New Thought philosophy: the Law of Attraction.

The Socratic method presupposes an argument
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Len Feder
May 20, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Alex Wilson
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
**NOTE, this is an abbreviated version of my too-lengthy original review. In the original, I get very specific about the negative consequences of this material. So if you’re struggling with this ideology or starting to question things, please go to my blog for the full version: Responsible Spirituality (there’s a link on my profile or just google it). The original review is posted there, plus great comments from other ex-followers.**

These teachings do seem great and feel great at first, but even
Sep 28, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jakk Makk
Aug 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nader Alfie
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.
Oct 29, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Bobby 1
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 13, 2012 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
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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!
Ili Pika
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There are several very good reviews here that discuss problems with the Abraham philosophy. I would like to add this review as a caution for those who have suffered from abusive adult relationships or from child abuse. Many of Abraham's instructions for manifesting desired change are disturbingly similar to messages abusers give to their victims. If you have suffered abuse, please read the Abraham books with caution. Abraham's teachings can be very seductive for abuse victims because they feel f ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Hermetic Kitten
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting perspective on how the Universe works and how our thoughts manifest in our reality. Most people think the Law of Attraction has everything to do with the paranormal world, but I think it is quite a simple, tangible rule of life: if you want to be negative and you choose to face life in a pessimistic way, you are going to attract events, people and experiences that match your frequency.
Life is full of events we dislike, sometimes horrendous and hard to deal with. Despite that,
Annette Summerfield
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
ϟ☕"it's that kandake ℬtch."♔❥
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katie Glanz
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic from Esther & Jerry Hicks
It is a good collection of stories that I will summarize as simply "You are what you think you are."
Farah Mehboob
The book had an interesting view point on existence and the interplay of mind, body and soul. One very impressive thing about the book is its consistency and seamless flow from one topic to another without repetition.
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Downloaded the audio book because Jess from The Lively Show recommended it. Completely changed the way I think about life and I wish I'd read it yeeeears before. It is that good. It is pretty much the foundation that "The Secret" was built on, but (luckily) nothing like it. Although I'd say it's beneficial if you're open to the transrational.
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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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