It’s no secret that I despise The Secret (2006); a book and DVD by Rhonda Byrne and a cadre of self-proclaimed gurus that promotes the Law of Attraction (LOA). In essence, the LOA posits that our thoughts are vibrations and create our reality: like attracts like, so for example, if…


Most manifestation gurus tout their wares by appealing to our desire for material gain: they purport to instruct us how to attract lots more money into our lives, as if ‘abundance’ (a trendy and overused term) exists solely in monetary terms. To boot, they often charge crazy prices for their…


‘bollocks’

/ˈbɒləks/

noun

VULGAR SLANG. BRITISH

1. the testicles.

2. nonsense; rubbish (used to express contempt or disagreement, or as an exclamation of annoyance).

‘The Secret’ (2006) is a movie and a book by charlatan-extraordinaire Rhonda Byrne. In it, she enlists a number of fellow money-grabbing ‘gurus’ to explain how…


Proponents of the Law of Attraction (LOA for short) have the gall and the naivety to call it a scientific ‘law’.

What is the difference between a ‘law’ and a ‘theory’? A law describes a natural force or phenomenon but does attempt to explain how that force or phenomenon works…


It was announced on 2nd December 2020 that the UK is the first country in the world to have a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the regulating authorities. …


When it comes to logical flaws, contradictions, and downright hypocrisy, the Law of Attraction (LOA) is the gift that keeps on giving. My latest critique centres on the age-old battle between free will versus predestination.

I am not a believer in the LOA. But in its defence, I will say…


If you ‘believe’ in the Law of Attraction, which is far more make believe than it is ‘science’, then its central premise goes something like this: the Universe is impartial — neither inherently ‘good’ or inherently ‘bad’ — and manifests our desires based on our energetic frequency, so that if…


Throughout recorded history, spiritual people — from whatever walk of life — have foretold some sort of great awakening, whether it’s the ‘revelation’ of St. John in the New Testament, the arrival of the Age of Aquarius amongst new agers, or the ‘moksha’ of Buddhism. But since the outbreak of…


Some of you may know Esther Hicks as the Law of Attraction (LOA for short) guru who professes to channel messages from multiple beings from other dimensions, collectively known as ‘Abraham’. Others may be familiar with Hicks from the controversy over the documentary (and subsequent book) called ‘The Secret’ (2006)…


The Universe: what is it?

It is unfathomable to the imagination. It is only fractionally comprehended by science. …

Michael Farrell

PhD in English Lit. I am an author and Personal Transformation Coach in the field of Spirituality. I also dabble in writing poetry and music.

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