mercredi 6 août 2008

Investigating "The Secret" (by Rhonda Byrne)

Enquête sur Le Secret ("Investigating The Secret") is a French-language book written by Jean-Charles Condo and Natacha Condo-Dinucci.


"Investigating The Secret" is the result of a meticulous investigation that debunks the theory put forward in the bestselling "The Secret", which has sold over 10 million copies in 35 languages around the world. Far more than a book and a successful DVD, Rhonda Byrne’s "The Secret" has become a societal phenomenon unto itself. Millions of practitioners staunchly believe that the “law of attraction,” which is the heart of the message, is supported by scientific principles.

But the authors of "Investigating The Secret" have dared to appeal to the public’s intelligence. After questioning a number of specialists, they present their findings: under examination, the supposedly scientific basis of "The Secret" crumbles. According to the authors, the foundation of "The Secret" comes from a religious and metaphysical movement that became popular in the United States in the early twentieth century. Closely related to magical thinking and sorcery, "The Secret’s" method also shares several points in common with sectarian thought. This book provides an antidote to "The Secret"… and sheds some interesting light on a few other secrets behind the phenomenon.

Jean-Charles Condo and Natacha Condo-Dinucci, Enquête sur Le Secret ("Investigating The Secret"), Montreal, Amérik Média, 2008, 200 p., $16.95, ISBN: 978-2-923543-03-1

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