The Magic

The Magic

Book - 2012
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Jun 10, 2019

Rec by Sarah Fishleder
June 2019

Dec 27, 2017

This book is extremely repetitive & after reading the first three chapters I had a clear understanding on what this book is about. Love the message but feel this book could’ve been wrapped up in one sentence.

aduckie88 Jul 02, 2017

This book has changed my life forever!

Jun 22, 2017

Highly recommend!

Jan 29, 2016

Amazing book. I recommend!!
Changed a lot of my perspectives, and I feel in control of myself. Controlling what I think about and how I think about things is something that makes me feel great!

Jun 06, 2015

Thankfulness works in different ways for different people. For the one who was born with very good health it may prolong their life (may be even by seven years). while who are born with a genetic diseases - as some families have married for centuries close relatives - may have (not all) - then the baby born with a brain tumor or enzyme deficiency - still the parents can thank for the experience which will make them kinder and gentler people towards others.
It is wise to refrain projecting ones own personal experiences and psychological view points into any book of wisdom. We say - in my family - "Alhamdulillah Kulla Haga" - daily. means - Thank you God no matter what.
Otherwise how can the Muslims survive this huge carnage in this century? that is how we survive - By The Grace of God's Mercy to be humble and hope for a better life in the Afterlife. Thank you for reading.

Feb 23, 2015

The 13th century philosopher Meister Eckhart said in one sentence what Ms. Byrne takes a whole book to say, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." Of course, he didn't promise rewards for being thankful as Ms. Byrne does, nor did he suggest any bad things in your life were caused by your lack of gratitude.
Ms. Byrne started to lose me when she directed readers to find a Magic Rock, hold it in their hands before going to sleep, say thank you for the best thing that happened to you that day, and then put the Magic Rock beside your bed.
Ms. Byrne then totally lost me with her assertion that "the degree you're not grateful is the exact degree that your health will decrease". Who knew that the cure for all our physical ailments was simply being grateful.
She refers to research studies to justify the claims she makes; for example, "Studies have also revealed that people who practise gratitude heal faster, and are likely to live seven years longer!" However, she does not cite the specific studies that prove these claims.
I do believe a positive and thankful attitude impacts your life; I just find Ms. Byrne's concept of "magic" rather distasteful.

xnatashax Dec 29, 2014

This book definitely opens your eyes/mind to being thankful and grateful for what is around you.

May 03, 2014

This book begins where "The Secret" left off. It's just as simple yet powerful. The author indicates that being grateful for what we have will help what we seek flow towards us. She explains her credo in a very believable fashion. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying out her suggestions. I for one am going to.

Jun 01, 2013

This is one of the most pretentious, boring and misleading books I have ever read. It's definitely NOT about a "secret" as it has been openly written about for centuries, and practiced for a long time, especially in competitive sports and business practices. There have also been hundreds of books written about this, at least since the 1970's (I even own one from that period). The book can be reduced to one statement: "Whatever you believe in, you can manifest". And this concept is repeated, in various boring forms, without exaggeration, about a thousand times throughout the book. I was disappointed because I though she would reveal the source and contents of some of her mysterious ancient sources. However, she barely mentions them, and the main old source appears to be - the Bible. Don't waste your time with this nonsense - it is only the author's scheme to gain riches through her sales and speaking engagements.

Apr 17, 2013

The magic is about making your dreams comes true. Its a book that was written to help people realize that they need to change their way of thinking in order to change their life. There are tasks that we must do every day to get the maximum amount of magic in our lives. We learn to use gratitude in our everyday lives and immediately we see a change. To fix broken relationships we have to be thankful for the people in our lives. I had to read this book for school and I really liked it. Some parts might have sounded a little cheesy, but I really do believe that we are the ones who make our lives the way they are. Every one of our thoughts, our actions has lead us to the life we live. The author uses her own experiences to show us that our lives can change for the better. The layout of the book is cool because at the beginning of each chapter there is a picture and a quote. At the end of the chapter, she makes us a magic to do list. This is to help keep us on the right track to an improved life. The main audience is adults because they have more in their lives to change. The author also uses scientific references to prove her point. She believes in the law of the law of the universe. If we imagine something we want, and we see ourselves with it, the universe will move to closer to us. This book is good for negative people because it will help them learn that they are the ones who need to change before their life changes.

Mar 11, 2013

Great book for people who want to learn more about their thoughts and become more aware of the thoughts they are having.

Dec 23, 2012

I agree with LauraO18

LauraO18 Aug 02, 2012

As a Christian, I know that the Law of Attraction is not true. There are many valuable principles presented in this book, but they must be toned down and taken with a grain of salt. I believe that faith and belief are very powerful...but unfortunately, the grains of truth or so scattered in with untruths that I couldn't recommend this book. I would instead recommend you read "The Secret Things of God" and anything by Norman Vincent Peale, especially "The Power of Positive Thinking" for a truthful, balanced view on belief and its power.

Francesmae97 Jun 29, 2012

This book helped me bring joy and riches into my life. It's just great to know how powerful our minds are.

Jun 25, 2012

This book is so so so awesome because it say that positive thinking is the key to a happy life. It is true, if you want to win the soccer tournament and you have to think positive and you can win. Think guys when it somes to soccer games we all think positive so that we can win the game. i am going to apply this into my life.

I loved The Secret and The Power...The Magic is another great expansion on the law of attraction story!! It has 28 day by day instructions for bringing magic into your life...but since you can only keep it for 2 weeks...I would suggest putting another copy on hold when you have under a week to go on the first check out. Or just buy it=)...It's REALLY good=)

Jun 15, 2012

I sincerely hope that no one is deterred from reading this book based on the randoms listed on this site. Much like everything else in life, there are varying degrees of belief & skepticism. Take what you will but do give this book a shot.

Personally, I believe in much of what The Secret proclaims as it puts out the basic principles of positive energy and good karma only in a nicely gift-wrapped way to make it sound "new" and "revolutionary".

Based on my experience, The Secret does work, however its not as easy as it seems either. It requires people to follow a daily regiment of positive thinking, inward reflection and active mindfulness; easier said than done on most days.

After a couple years hiatus (hey, I'm lazy, too). I've decided to give another serious chance at this way of living (that is what it ultimately).

- Keep at it.
- Do it daily.
- Don't chase results, those will come eventually.
- Be strong because it takes will power to do this (well, anything really).

xXxAlexanderxXx Jun 14, 2012

Honestly, I'm going through a tough time at the moment so despratly I ran to methods on teaching me how to be self confident, this book gave me alot of hope and as I conintued reading I was expecting so much from the way the Author is speaking to you.. but I was really disappointed. It does not work.. the whole universe and manfusting thoughts into reality isn't true. I'd say the fact of positive brings postive might be true other than that nothing lol.

Feb 14, 2012

this book is soo amazing. it puts your mind into great detail about achieving things that u never thrwt u could. take it all in and push ur self to turn the next page! because life is all about gratitude

Sep 21, 2011

it is an excellent read. goes into detail over a lot of things

Aug 27, 2011

Very similar to "The Secret". A bit more insightful but very repetitive. I skimmed a lot of parts... Still a very powerful and useful book however.

alys2630 May 14, 2011

i may have not read it from the library but i do know the book and it is an excellent book to read

Dec 28, 2010

i vewed the secret for the first time over a year ago. it took a while to understand it all through everything i was going through. with faith i was able to utilize this secret and it is working for me everyday of my life. i have found myself in acompletely different place in my life, my dreams coming true, all because of the secret. i would say that not everyone will agree it works but that because they don't have what it takes spiritually and mentaly to achieve this awareness. The ones who do will feel abundant in all areas of life, very soon if they choose to feel it.

Anon A. Rashid
Aug 20, 2010

The marketing team did a great job packaging this, however, the Secret is more like an open secret. The book offers secret to life, money, and health advice with a spin on positivity in a Da Vinci Code mannerism.

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