Excerpts from

The Secret: A New Era for Humankind

Reviewed by Lighthouse Trails

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Update from Lighthouse Trails  (February 16, 2007):

Today, Oprah Winfrey will be doing a follow up on last week's show on the film, The Secret, due to overwhelming public response....

On Oprah's website, it states: "One week later ... the reaction to 'The Secret'... The secret to making more money, losing weight, falling in love, landing your dream job ... and you want more!"

...Rhonda Byrne, the author of The Secret, is a disciple of a couple named Jerry and Esther Hicks. In the Acknowledgements of The Secret, Byrne thanked Jerry and Esther Hicks and the teachings of Abraham... a group of spirit guides that Esther Hicks channels for guidance on spiritual issues. On the Hicks website, they state:

"Abraham, a group of obviously evolved teachers, speak their broader Non-physical perspective through the physical body of Esther [Hicks]. Speaking to our level of comprehension, from their present moment to our now, through a series of loving, allowing, brilliant yet comprehensively simple, recordings in print, in video, and in sound -- they guide us to a clear connection with our Inner Being -- they guide us to self-upliftment from our total self [god-self]."

... this could potentially accelerate the paradigm shift we are going through, which is racing the world into such deception as never seen before and what the Bible predicts will take place before Jesus Christ returns.... The Secret is pure undisguised metaphysics and is the total manifestation of what the apostle Paul describes as seducing spirits (Abraham) and doctrines of devils (The Secret).

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"...in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."  1 Timothy 4:1

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among  those who perish, because they did not receive  the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12


Last year's film release, The Secret, makes no secret about it's intentions: to let the world know that humanity is on the brink of a new era. This new era will open up to humanity unleashed power, riches, creativity and all that we ever dreamed of. A "secret" that has been locked away for centuries is now available to all.

"In the film, viewers learn to ask for what they want. And, if they believe it, they will receive it.

"It sounds simple enough, but here's the catch: If you're cynical, sad, depressed and resigned that nothing will change, nothing will. Thoughts are so powerful, the teachers insist, that you attract what you think about, even if you don't want it. Get it?"

It's these "teachers," both ones from the past and present day ones, that The Secret uses to reveal this hidden knowledge. Present day teachers include Jack Canfield... and an assortment of philosophers, writers, and visionaries who share their insights on the "Secret":
"We have a magnificent inner calling, vision, mission, power inside us that we are not honoring and harnessing," says philosopher and "Secret" teacher John Demartini.... "This movie brings it to the forefront that we can [harness that power]."2
Larry King calls the DVD the "most profound information he has run across in 40 years."

In the trailer of the movie, it begins by showing a genie from a lamp, who tells the beholder "your wish is my command." Research analyst Ray Yungen (click on the picture of his book on the right side above) explains this concept:
"[T]the genie represent[s] the Higher Self, who was reached through meditation by staring at the flame of an oil lamp. It was believed that a person could have whatever he or she wanted, once in touch with it. Our word genius comes from this Latin word for spirit guide and now means a person with great creative power.3
The premise of this is that we all have a divine essence within us, and we just need to get in touch with it. In other words, as panentheists teach, God is in all of creation, including all human beings, and once a person becomes aware of this, there are no limits to what he can achieve. Yungen elaborates:
"Once a person merges with the Higher Self, he is on his way to empowerment, meaning he is capable of creating his own reality. Basically, all power is within the Higher Self, so when one is in tune with it, he can run his own show....

"Metaphysicians believe that we all create our own circumstances anyway, so when we are guided and empowered by our Higher Self, we can consciously co-create with it."
What is so alarming about The Secret is that it shares the same mystical view as the contemplative prayer movement, which is that all is one. The Secret film constantly makes reference to "the universal mind." ... Thomas Merton said he believed that all religions share "the experience of divine light."6

...meditation is becoming an integral part of our society, in every facet: education, business, government, entertainment, health and religion. And with most Christian leaders promoting contemplative spirituality to at least some degree, Christendom is being affected dramatically....

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons." 1 Timothy 4:1

The endnote references are listed at www.fromthelighthouse.com/blog/index.php?p=500&more=1&c=1


For more information read: “The Secret” - Christianity or New Age &  An Ancient Secret wears a New Mask

Comments: "The article on the Secret film says Christian women make up a huge segment of Oprah's audience. This is very disturbing given the fact Oprah has made it abundantly clear she is not a Christian, she is very far leftwing, and she endorses all kinds of things (like this Secret Film for example) that are anti pretty much everything any Christian should be in favor of. If someone is an Oprah fan, and also a Christian, they need to rethink who she really is and what her agenda actually is." Jeff Wallace