Exposing "The Secret"


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  1. Thom Rutledge says:

    Most definitely, read Karen Kelly’s new book. Well researched, intelligent, thorough, and a great read. (I always wanted to say that: “a great read.”)

    I have been in touch with Karen, and now with you via our common interest in exposing this poor excuse for self-help. I am a self-help author, and it is this sort of thing gives us the reputation of being over-simplifying, inane hucksters.

    In the name of shameless self-promotion, I will say that my book, Embracing Fear, is quite different from The Secret. Mine is a guide for readers to face and move through life’s lessons, while The Secret is an erroneous guide for readers to avoid life’s lessons by attempting to wish them away.

    I’m glad to know about the new book, The Secret Source, and will help spread the word on that one as well.

    My thoughts on The Secret can be found on a new web site I created for this very purpose. I have written “The Antidote” for what I believe is poisonous about The Secret. “The Antidote” is on line — http://www.thesecretantidote.com — and it is free. Please help me distribute “The Antidote.” Many people have been poisoned.

    Thank you. TR

  2. karen kelly says:

    Hi everyone,

    I would like to share with you my new book, which has worked its way out of the printers and into a bookstore near you called THE SECRET OF THE SECRET by Karen Kelly (http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Unlocking-Mysteries-Runaway-Bestseller/dp/0312377908/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-2659887-4136641?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1188510580&sr=8-1). St. Martins published it, after asking me to write it. I interviewed more than 40 experts, including scientists, historians, psychologists, and many participants in The Secret, and I did a lot of original research – meaning reading a lot of stuff from Wattles’ era, including newspaper accounts and socialist party member lists (Wattles and daughter Flo were members of the party, despite their failed quest to be rich). He was very low on the totem pole in the new thought movement, which is where the Secret really comes from. I found also that physicists, including those in the Secret do not believe that physics proves that the LOA is “true.”
    Thank you everyone!
    Karen Kelly

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