Some call The Secret a “transformative” message movie. Mixing the ancient conspiracy hoodoo of The Da Vinci Code with the psychic science of 2004’s cult hit What the Bleep Do We Know!?, it interweaves computer graphics, historical recreations and interviews with “experts” into a study of “intention-manifestation” – the philosophy that contends our emotions and thoughts can actually influence real-word events. In other words: if you really, truly believe you can beat the lottery and visualize scratching off a winning ticket, you can do exactly that.
It’s a message that has resonated throughout history, from Proverbs 23:7 (“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”) to Norman Vincent Peale’s 1952 self-help bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. The Secret – created by Australian reality show producer Rhonda Byrne – is so hokey at times you have to roll your eyes. But to a lot of enthusiasts, it makes perfect sense. Click here to read this entire article from Time Online Magazine by Jeffrey Ressner