The purpose of this article is to explain some of the ideas used by people who have read The Secret. You may find it hard to understand some of what everyone is saying. People thought and talked in a different way back then, and often you have to give them credit that when they said for example 'men' what they really meant was 'humanity'.
This was really an exciting time. The discoveries of quantum physics were forcing people to re-evaluate their relationship with life, the universe and everything. Charles and Myrtle Filmore were creating study groups that eventually became Unity Church; Ernest Holmes founded Religious Science and Edgar Cayce was giving psychic readings that were eerily accurate.
The old ways were being swept away. Key to this process were the advances of science. People were being told that they had a power over the world around them.
Based on this information people began to consider the nature of the universe as something pliable; something we could shape with the power of the human will. Many of the areas we take for granted today like Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, Positive Mental Attitude and the areas of literature, art and music show the influence of this new way of thinking.
Many people may think the view of the New Age culture sounds like The Force of Star Wars fame, which 'surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.' This view of a universal substance that is omnipresent is echoed in many of the world's great religions and is described by Wallace Wattles as 'a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.'
The 'new idea' that occurred 100 years ago was that we could directly impress our will upon this 'formless substance' and shape our experience of life. No more pleading for the mercy of something higher than ourselves! Needless to say, this was a very liberating concept for people to consider.
One thing is for sure: it's good to have choices. How can we know the unknowable? It makes sense to this writer that if we are made in the image of a Supreme Being then we would be co-creators of our lives.
Do you believe in past lives? Whether you do or not, it should not dictate the way you live your present life! I would not like to find out in the end that my ultimate fate depended on whether I mumbled certain chants or rubbed magic beads in a certain order.
The big secret behind The Secret is the Law of Attraction; another way of saying this is 'like attracts like.'. This is something we've heard for years and sometimes never see the meaning. The Secret is a secret because we don't see it right in front of us!
Would you like to learn more about this? The name of the book is titled The Science of Getting Rich. This book is in the public domain now since it was published over 100 years ago Look for more information in the Resource Box.