The Secret



The Secret is an infomercial of feature length and is set to broadcast on television in Australia and New Zealand. In other countries, it is available streamed on a pay per view basis, and available on DVD. It is produced by the company Prime Time Productions and promoted as "a Worldwide Television Event".

People that stem from self help business are presented in this film as well as their views which have as common ground a principle they call the Law of Attraction. This principle is more or less summed up on that wishful or positive thinking affects the outcome of everything (i.e. among others, the entire cosmos, individual persons fiscal, emotional and professional affairs). It is also claimed that there was a consipracy in ordet to keep that law of attraction principle hidden from the public. The previews or "clues" to the film show Charles F. Haanel having "uncovered The Secret... Like the great men before him...", and his book, The Master Key System focuses heavily on this Law which is one of the book's key themes. Esther Hicks who also contributed to the film and is a spiritual medium and a motivational / metaphysical writer uses as well extensively this term in her work.

The members of the cast, who are styled by the film as "The Secret Teachers", explain and attempt to support thisLaw of Attraction. Most of these "Secret Teachers" are in the spiritual, self help or motivational speaking industry, amongst these are also two Physicists, Fred Alan Wolf and John Hagelin, who nevertheless are distanced from the scientific community and are deeply involved with the new age self-help industry.

The movie also includes quotes of persons styled as the "Past Secret Teachers" who were presented in the movie as believers of this Law of Attraction. The following are called Past Secret Teachers:

1. Hermes Trismegistos
2. W. Clement Stone
3. Plato
4. Isaac Newton
5. Martin Luther King
6. Carl Jung
7. Victor Hugo
8. Henry Ford
9. Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. Thomas Edison
11. Albert Einstein
12. Robert Collier
13. Winston Churchill
14. Andrew Carnegie
15. Joseph Campbell
16. Gautama Buddha
17. Alexander Graham Bell
18. Ludvig Van Beethoven
19. Charles Fillmore

Quotes

What we think about and thank about, we bring about.

—Dr John DeMartini

When you're visualizing, when you've got that picture playing out in your mind always and only dwell upon the end result.

—Mike Dooley

So we are the creators, not only of our own destiny but ultimately we are the creators of universal destiny, we are the creators of the universe.

—John Hagelin

The universe ...is like a grand djinni which traditions have called with so many names like the holy guardian angel, your higher self ... and it says only one thing : "your wish is my command".

—James Arthur Ray

The Secret premier was broadcast through the Internet on March 23, 2006 using Vividas technology. It is still available by pay per view through streaming media, and available on DVD at The Secret.

The movie is advertised on the Internet using tease advertising and viral marketing techniques in which "The Secret" and the specific details of the film are not revealed. Preview videos on the official site describe "The Secret" as being passed down through millennia and hidden from the general public and say that the movie will reveal it to the world. Trailers were released as clues as to what the plot of the movie was.

The movie is produced by people involved with the new age, self help/spiritual help industry and is clearly used as a vehicle to promote themselves, their claims and their products.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
Virtual Magic is a human knowledge database blog. Text Based On Information From Wikipedia, Under The GNU Free Documentation License. Copyright (c) 2007 Virtual Magic. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

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