I have heard it a few times already – – I heard that Oprah Winfrey noticed and when she notices something, it has to be good. It’s all about ‘The Secret’! What is ‘The Secret’? I saw this movie trailer about this secret that has been suppressed for centuries. How would something like this be allowed to occur?
Are you wondering about your purpose? Are you in this rut? What if ‘The Secret’ can free you from all of these? What if the secret to your success is hidden in these pages to make more money, to lose weight, to shape your life exactly what you want it to be…. Let’s examine it..
According to Wikipedia:
The Secret is a film produced by Prime Time Productions. It consists of a series of interviews and dramatisations related to the “The Law of Attraction.” It is distributed through DVD, books, and online (through streaming media). The film has attracted considerable interest and acclaim from primetime media figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Larry King, Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist Maureen Dowd, as well as some criticism in the mainstream press.
The Secret, described as a self-help film, uses a documentary format to present the “Law of Attraction.” This law is the “secret” that, according to the tagline, “has traveled through centuries to reach you.” The film features interviews of professionals in the business of promoting, teaching, or writing about the concept of the “Law of Attraction.”
As put forth in the film, the “Law of Attraction” principle posits that our feelings and thoughts attract real events in the world into our lives; from the workings of the cosmos to interactions among individuals in their physical, emotional, and professional affairs. The film also suggests that there has been a strong tendency by those in positions of power to keep this central principle hidden from the public. The previews or “clues” to the film, show men who “uncovered the Secret….” On the DVD, Rhonda Byrne, creator, explains that she was inspired to create The Secret after reading the 1910 classic The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. This title was preceded by numerous other books, including the 1906 book Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World by William Walker Atkinson, editor of New Thought magazine.
The film also includes quotes by historical figures with Rhonda Byrne, the producer, stating in a voice-over in the film, “I can’t believe all the people who knew this; they were the greatest people in history,” referring to them as “past secret teachers.” The people mentioned include Aristotle, W. Clement Stone, Plato, Isaac Newton, Martin Luther King, Carl Jung, Victor Hugo, Henry Ford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Robert Collier, Winston Churchill, Prophet Muhammad, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Campbell, Alexander Graham Bell, Ludvig Van Beethoven, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Thomas Troward, and Charles F. Haanel.
The Secret premiere was broadcast through the Internet on March 23, 2006 using Vividas technology. It is still available either on a pay-per-view basis via streaming media (or on DVD at theSecret.tv, the official site for the film). A new extended edition of The Secret was released to the public on October 1, 2006. The Australian television premiere was on Nine Network on Saturday, February 3, 2007.