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The Secret:
#41
RE: The Secret:
(6th July 2009, 07:01)padraic Wrote: I first came across the "Law of Attraction" in 1969 in a book called "Bing Out the Magic Of Your Mind' by Al Koran,a stage magician.

Quote:Latterly "You'll See It When You Believe it" by Dr Wayne Dyer"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Dyer

I've actually read both of those books...which I find to be semi-worrying (or rather, "Sad" lol), meh, any information is still information tho. You can learn from bullshit too (in other words you learn to be more skeptical of such shit, because it's bullshit. But as I always think "You can learn from anything").

EvF
(Yesterday, 00:06)Jesster Wrote: You can't force peace. Both sides have to want it. A good way to start is to listen.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]being at peace with our imperfections is ultimately the key to enhancing our connections with others.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]I will enjoy any and all opportunities to try and contribute toward making the atmosphere of AF more positive (naturally in an unimposing and non-judgemental way).
George Carlin Wrote:I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
Alan Watts Wrote:There are no wrong feelings.

There may be wrong actions in the sense of actions contrary to the rules of human communication. But the way you feel towards other people: loving, hating, et cetera, et cetera; there aren’t any wrong feelings.
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#42
RE: The Secret:
@KYU

Quote:Are there any? Serious question.

Yes,a few. I think Laura Huxley's "YOU Are Not The Target" falls into that category.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Huxley

The book does not contain any theory. Rather,it is divided into sections of instructions for a series of Gestalt exercises. I've tried most of them and found they work.


Gestalt psychology is not exactly mainstream,so I post the information below in case you are not familiar.


Quote:Gestalt psychology or gestaltism (German: Gestalt - "shape" or "figure") of the Berlin School is a theory of mind and brain positing that the operational principle of the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies, or that the whole is different from the sum of its parts. The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves. In psychology, gestaltism is often opposed to structuralism and Wundt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_psychology



Quote:Gestalt therapy is an existential and experiential psychotherapy that focuses on the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts in which these things take place, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of the overall situation. It emphasizes personal responsibility. Gestalt therapy was co-founded by Fritz Perls, Laura Perls and Paul Goodman in the 1940s–1950s.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_therapy
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#43
RE: The Secret:
Quote:Gestalt psychology or gestaltism (German: Gestalt - "shape" or "figure") of the Berlin School is a theory of mind and brain positing that the operational principle of the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies, or that the whole is different from the sum of its parts. The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves. In psychology, gestaltism is often opposed to structuralism and Wundt.

That doesn't mean anything, the entire fucking sentence, it doesn't mean anything at all!

Psychobabble fucking quacks.
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#44
RE: The Secret:
Quote:That doesn't mean anything, the entire fucking sentence, it doesn't mean anything at all!


Argument from personal incredulity (a form of argument from ignorance): " I don't understand it so it's bullshit"

It makes sense to me. But then I've actually tried some Gestalt techniques.They work.
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#45
RE: The Secret:
(13th August 2009, 20:31)padraic Wrote:
Quote:That doesn't mean anything, the entire fucking sentence, it doesn't mean anything at all!


Argument from personal incredulity (a form of argument from ignorance): " I don't understand it so it's bullshit"

It makes sense to me. But then I've actually tried some Gestalt techniques.They work.

I didn't say it didn't make sense. I said it doesn't mean anything.
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#46
RE: The Secret:
You mean...it doesn't mean anything to you? (as opposed to not at all and to no one).

EvF
(Yesterday, 00:06)Jesster Wrote: You can't force peace. Both sides have to want it. A good way to start is to listen.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]being at peace with our imperfections is ultimately the key to enhancing our connections with others.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]I will enjoy any and all opportunities to try and contribute toward making the atmosphere of AF more positive (naturally in an unimposing and non-judgemental way).
George Carlin Wrote:I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
Alan Watts Wrote:There are no wrong feelings.

There may be wrong actions in the sense of actions contrary to the rules of human communication. But the way you feel towards other people: loving, hating, et cetera, et cetera; there aren’t any wrong feelings.
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#47
RE: The Secret:
I had a look at the video and I gotta say, while very intriguing, the whole concept of the law of attraction, I still firmly believe that if you want success financially, career and relationship-wise, you have to work your ass off. Big Grin
The dark side awaits YOU...AngryAtheism
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#48
RE: The Secret:
It's a load of bollocks because:
1. It has no evidence 2.
I've tried it, it's a load of shite, and it fucked me over.

'2.' is personal experience I just wanted to share. '1.' is the reason why there's no reason to believe it, IOW - the important bit.

EvF
(Yesterday, 00:06)Jesster Wrote: You can't force peace. Both sides have to want it. A good way to start is to listen.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]being at peace with our imperfections is ultimately the key to enhancing our connections with others.
Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:[...]I will enjoy any and all opportunities to try and contribute toward making the atmosphere of AF more positive (naturally in an unimposing and non-judgemental way).
George Carlin Wrote:I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
Alan Watts Wrote:There are no wrong feelings.

There may be wrong actions in the sense of actions contrary to the rules of human communication. But the way you feel towards other people: loving, hating, et cetera, et cetera; there aren’t any wrong feelings.
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