THE 29 LAW OF ATTRACTION "TEACHERS" WHO CONTRIBUTED TO "THE SECRET" BOOK AND DVD, AUTHORED BY RHONDA BYRNE… and others who were given special acknowledgement, and/or specialize in teaching "The Law of Attraction" and other New Age "manifesting techniques".
A list compiled by Sharon Lee Giganti, www.NewAgeDeception.com
Listed below, are the names of well-known teachers and leaders of the New Age and "Human Potential" movements, who teach the "manifesting technique" known as, "The Law of Attraction", and other modern versions of ancient, occult methods of magic and sorcery --even though many don't realize that, this is indeed, what they are; practices which have been forbidden by God according to Holy Scripture, Apostolic Tradition, and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
While many non-Christian spiritualities and "Human Potential" teachings contain some true statements, (even some that are helpful, as per "common sense!") the materials of the following speakers and authors have also been known to contain tenets, principles, and supposed "truths" and/or "universal laws" that contradict the Christian Truths of God's Word and our subsequent Catholic Faith.
The counter-Christian New Age principle most often taught by those listed below, is "The Law of Attraction"—the erroneous claim that you are attracting everything that happens to you by virtue of the "vibration", or "creative property" of your thoughts and feelings and "mental picturing". That you can control all that happens to you, by adjusting your thoughts and emotions to "better feeling vibrations"—or by virtue of more constructive "visualizing"-- is the false conclusion too often drawn, by those who embrace this theory. And too often, it is the false promise held out to those studying these supposed "Universal Laws".
Belief in the validity of the Law of Attraction is not compatible with the Catholic Faith. In fact, the 2003 Vatican Document, entitled, "Jesus Christ, the Bearer of the Water of Life"-- which was "A Christian Reflection on the New Age"—stated on page 85, that, "The widespread New Age conviction that one creates one's own reality is appealing, but illusory." This document reaffirms that, "Our limitations are a fact of life and part of being a creature."
"The Secret" teachers listed in the book as, "featured co-authors": (in alphabetical order)
Michael Bernard Beckwith
The writings of Genevieve Behrend (1881-1960)
The writings of Robert Collier (1885 - 1950)
Dr. John F. Demartini
John Gray, PH.D.
The writings of Charles Haanel (1866 - 1949)
John Hagelin, PH.D.
Dr. Ben Johnson
The writings of Prentice Mulford (1834 – 1891)
James Arthur Ray
Dr. Joe Vitale
Dr. Denis Waitley, PH.D.
Neale Donald Walsch
The writings of Wallace Wattles (1860 – 1911)
Fred Alan Wolf, PH.D.
Others who have been associated with, or apparently share a worldview similar to "The Secret" and it's (occult) "Law of Attraction" belief system, and who were thanked and acknowledged in "The Secret":
Dr. Robert Anthony
Jerry and Esther Hicks, and the teachings of "Abraham" (the spirit entity that Esther channels, whom the press dubbed, "The Secret Behind The Secret")
David Cameron Gikandi
Gay and Katie Hendricks
Stephen MR Covey (He edited "Quest; The Spiritual Path to Success" which included Marianne Williamson as one of the experts, and has also appeared with Deepak Chopra)
The Transformational Leaders Council
The Spiritual Cinema Circle
Agape Spiritual Center
Note: Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, and Deepak Chopra are three other celebrated authors and teachers, who have taught "The Law of Attraction" as a supposed "Universal Truth" for decades.