History Literature / TheSecret

30th Nov '16 7:29:05 PM Anddrix
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* {{Plagiarism}}: Some commentators have suggested that the intellectual content of the work, such as it is, is lifted directly from Wallace D. Wattles' [[OlderThanTheyThink much older]] work ''The Science of Getting Rich'' (which, of course, contains no actual science). Since Wattles was long dead and his work was in the public domain, his heirs couldn't sue.
30th Nov '16 7:25:51 PM Anddrix
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->''Smile, darn ya, smile! You know this old world is a great world after all!''
->''Smile, darn ya, smile! And right away watch Lady Luck pay you a call!''
->''Things are never black as they are painted!''
->''Time for you and joy to get acquainted!''
-->--'''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Foxy]]''', professional MickeyMouse rip-off.
30th Nov '16 7:11:18 PM SantosLHalper
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: No copy of the Emerald Tablet other than this book has ever featured the phrase "As within, so without" after "as above, so below". Furthermore, there is no evidence that it pre-dates the Abbasid Caliphate from around the 8th century.



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2nd Feb '16 11:01:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DocumentaryOfLies: A particularly insidious example.
12th May '15 12:46:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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Optical engineer and Sci-Fi author, TravisSTaylor, recently put out a book titled ''The Science Behind The Secret'' attempting to support The Secret with appeals to authority, noting a long history of similar beliefs, and a terribly butchered reading of quantum physics.

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Optical engineer and Sci-Fi author, TravisSTaylor, Creator/TravisSTaylor, recently put out a book titled ''The Science Behind The Secret'' attempting to support The Secret with appeals to authority, noting a long history of similar beliefs, and a terribly butchered reading of quantum physics.
25th Feb '15 7:48:08 PM CassandraLeo
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%%* IWishItWereReal

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%%* IWishItWereReal* IWishItWereReal: Contends that doing so will actually ''make'' a desired object real.


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* RewritingReality: This is effectively what the book claims you can do by wishing hard enough. A cynical observer could comment that the trope name is also an accurate description of the book's ArtisticLicenseHistory, QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything, and QuoteMining.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: Another contention of the film/book.
25th Feb '15 7:41:56 PM CassandraLeo
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* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything: A particularly {{egregious}} offender.
25th Feb '15 7:39:50 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Plagiarism}}: Some commentators have suggested that the intellectual content of the work, such as it is, is lifted directly from Wallace D. Wattles' [[OlderThanTheyThink much older]] work ''The Science of Getting Rich'' (which, of course, contains no actual science). Since Wattles was long dead and his work was in the public domain, his heirs couldn't sue.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Obviously, lies on the "idealism" end of the scale.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Obviously, lies on the "idealism" end of the scale. At least theoretically. A cynical person could [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation speculate]] that the author is in fact a deeply cynical individual who wants to make money off of gullible people.
20th Oct '14 4:18:15 PM SolipSchism
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%% NOTE: ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.



* IWishItWereReal

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre

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* %%* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre
1st Sep '14 8:45:23 PM intersection786
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* GoodFortuneFromGod: Perhaps the best-known non-theistic example.
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