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I started writing about Abraham-Hicks, the family operation made famous by promoting the Law of Attraction, nearly three years ago, early in my days of writing online. The subjects followed the trajectory of my own experiences with the subject.
Like many of friends, I was enthusiastic at first. After all, Esther and Jerry Hicks had been enthusiastically recommended by one of my heroes, Wayne Dyer. Still, my ability to suspend disbelief lasted only so long. Eventually, my brain kicked back in and all the shortcomings, flaws, contradictions and, worse, tone-deaf narcissism began to be more apparent.
So, started writing articles like, Is Abraham Hicks A Fake and Fifteen Reasons You Can't Trust Esther Hicks, and several curious things happened.
First, a number of Facebook friends made from chatting on Abraham-Hicks forums, instantly made me persona non grata, just like Mormons do with their dropouts. On the other hand, I heard from a group of new friends who also became disappointed in Abraham-Hicks after increased exposure. A few were actually former intimates of Esther and Jerry Hicks who had become enchanted or believed they'd be screwed by them, especially by Jerry.
The result: more critical articles.
Then came the deluge. The passionate supporters of Abraham-Hicks came flying off the walls, often swollen with anger. A commenter on one of my Squidoo lenses said he loved me and hoped I would "die soon." Another pointed out that I was too ugly to be paid attention to.
I got an email from the administrator at Seekyt, a great writers' site where I post dozens of articles. He wanted to let me know that he was getting nasty calls from Abraham-Hicks enthusiasts and that he'd suggested that they log in and register their complaints online in response to my articles. Few ever did. In fact, only somewhat less than one in a hundred readers ever comment pro or con.
Which brings me to the oddest circumstance of all. Although the disagree, the Abraham-Hicks contingent attacking my articles and lenses almost never mount a counter argument to anything I publish. Often, they counter an argument never made. For example, they take me to task for condemning Esther and Jerry for getting rich. I don't care that they got rich. Jerry has died, but if Esther is wealthy enough to bathe in liquified cash, I don't care. What does interest me is how they got rich. Have they been frauds? Are they milking a cult?
Nobody ever debates a specific point, but would be nice if they did with accurate information. In the beginning, I had enough regret about my disillusion with Esther and Jerry that I hoped someone would show me that I was wrong and clearly show me why. Never happened.
You can check out more of my online work, including most of the Abraham-Hicks material, by clicking here. If anyone is serious about defending them with rational arguments based on fact, I'd welcome those comments here or anywhere else.