The Secret (Extended Edition)

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The self-actualization phenomenon known as The Secret pivots on the time-honored new age notion of the Laws of Attraction: That is, think positively, and positive things will come to you. This film, originally broadcast over the Internet, has been enhanced and extended for this DVD edition; but it retains the essential elements that have captivated millions. Over the course of its 92 minutes, The Secret introduces a parade of "teachers" hailing from various fields, including ...
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The self-actualization phenomenon known as The Secret pivots on the time-honored new age notion of the Laws of Attraction: That is, think positively, and positive things will come to you. This film, originally broadcast over the Internet, has been enhanced and extended for this DVD edition; but it retains the essential elements that have captivated millions. Over the course of its 92 minutes, The Secret introduces a parade of "teachers" hailing from various fields, including psychology, metaphysics, quantum physics, theology, spirit channeling, and personal motivation. Familiar faces and thoughts include those of John Gray (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus), Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations with God), and What the Bleep Do We Know? veteran Fred Alan Wolf. Like What the Bleep…?, this film mingles in among its talking heads vignettes underscoring its principles, although here the stories are varied, in contrast to the earlier film's single, Marlee Matlin-focused narrative. Produced and narrated by Australian television veteran Rhonda Byrne, The Secret's ultimate goal for viewers is, as Johnny Mercer put it, to "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative," and "don't mess with Mr. In-Between." For many, that's an eye-opener.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/2007
  • UPC: 094922638960
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Alliance Entertainment Corp.
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,939

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Performance Credits
Rhonda Byrne Primary Artist
Fred Alan Wolf Actor
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is what started it all for me!

    When I found this I finally started my journey to a happier me. I was lost before in the routine of my terribly boring everyday life. All I wanted to do was sleep, to provide me with some sort of stimulation compared to the monotiny of the same ?!&% everyday! I was stuck in a big way and this is the door that I opened and stepped through and have not looked back. This is a wonderful starting point for those who are lost or stuck. I have a bunch of wonderful recommendations to watch and rad as well. Good Luck and God Bless!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Anything is Possible!

    It never occurred to me til a friend introduced me to this movie, and book that people just do not realize what a vicious negative spiral they can get themselves into. Rhonda's inspirational reaction to her discovery of "The law of attraction" was to share it with the world! Luckily my mother was a collector of old books, so I had access to these books as a child.
    I must admit though that it has been difficult at times for me to explain to others how I got "the part" or how "I won" that vacation, other than my retorting that "Anything is possible just believe!" Which means ENTERING contests instead of thinking "I'll never win" If you don't enter You will not! Rhonda has found a way of being politically correct by saying make your request to the universe, where I would say make your request to God, which as far as I'm concerned is one and the same. I am thrilled to finally have a tool to use to help people to open their eyes to certain facts, so I can continue to gently remind them we all need to reprogram ourselves from time to time if we find we are not happy. As the key is to "feel good," and if you hear your mind coming up with all the "Buts" those are the negatives that are holding you back! We are taught that things don't come easy. Why not? Again my motto! Anything is possible only believe! I have even given "The Secret" Calendars to people for Christmas. And I recommend seeing the movie on a regular basis, until your life becomes what you wish it, because I'm sure you'll get a new insight each time. And oh yes that means you CAN have a dream life so instead of flowing with the tides of life, sit and think of what that dream is. Dust those cobwebs out! Was there something you wanted to become when you were a child? Continued Education? Dream Job? Financial security?
    Another book to read is "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale As he had to get a psychology degree to be "allowed" to write a book on positive thinking. So he also was inspired to share his discovered inspiration to the world. He was a pioneer writer, as today you don't need a psychology degree to write a book on positive thought!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    "The Secret" is amazing and has truly helped transform my life for the better!

    "The Secret" was shared with me by my mother, who had discovered it only a few weeks prior, when I was approximately 10 days into sobriety from a Meth addiction. It helped me to stay focused on the success of my recovery and to this day continues to enrich my life. In the past 2+ years that I've been drug-free, I can't begin to count how many times I have watched this. I have shared it with friends and loved ones as well. And when I seem to "loose my focus", I just pop it into my dvd player and press play to become rejuvenated once again! Thank you to everyone who assisted with The Secret ... I have my life back because of you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Introduction to the Law of Attraction

    Great way to introduce people to the Law of Attraction and how it affects their lives.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    It can change your life!

    This is a good video to keep for those times when you feel down or depressed. Not only does it lift your spirits, but it also inspires you to get out there and start doing something about the things you don't like about your life. If you like self help books or videos, then you will definitely enjoy this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Life Changing !

    Positive and powerful message. Athletes have used visualization as part of their training. Many Christians have loved Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's book The Power of Positive Thinking. The Secret takes it to the next level and makes it relevent to a wider audience and for today.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truths diluted by mystical, new age crap. Good, but could have been great.

    This mystical, new-age crap about "the Universe" flooding you with money and power, or whatever else your heart desires, is silly. How can you believe in some nameless, faceless, mystical power, when there is so much evidence to point to an actual God, who created this world, who is our Father in Heaven, and who wants what is best, in the long term, for his spirit children here on Earth? Why is it easier to believe that crystals give you mystical energy, that "the Universe" gives you what you want, regardless of how righteous or evil, and that sin doesn't exist? Now for the actual footage - the beginning is overly melodramatic, quite nerdy, if you ask me. The Good: There is a lot of truth "Golden Rule, disguised in mystical terminology" in this infomercial. It will inspire many to be more focused, and to accomplish more. The Bad: Again, the new-age mysticism is irritating, as well as misleading to those who don't know better, so make sure you watch this with a healthy sense of skepticism for the more fantastic claims, and do your best to enjoy this very slick media production. Other than the cheesy introduction, the rest exhibits high production standards, and while some of the content is suspect, it contains a lot of good information, so it's worth the watch if you can get past the mystical new-age vocabulary "and some of the false claims".

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wake up call

    I live my life by this DVD, I listen to the audio when I'm doing my chores or just lying around. I love this DVD and the audio version is just as great. I purchased this for my niece, my boyfriend and I listen to it everyday. This has been one of the best things that has happened to me after having my three girls. I am a 42 year old, a cancer survivor, a proud, positive beautiful dominican woman. I recommend this DVD, Book and Audio CD to everyone..... I am so grateful for being introduced to this spectacular uplifting experience. I thank my friend for giving it to me..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    I got what I ordered when it was promised. Excellent! Thanks!

    I got what I ordered when it was promised. Excellent! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    It's work and I believe...

    It's work and I believe...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Much of what she describes is "common sense" but what

    Much of what she describes is "common sense" but what is best about this book is the presentation. My answer to the Christian folks who seem to have such a problem with it, Don't read it, and Don't pretend you did, just so you can chime in about how awful it is, and how your Religion is so much better. For those of you that want to improve your lives, you owe it to yourself to check out this book, and the others by Rhonda Byrne, The Power, and The Magic. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    wow! i've learned as much from reading these reviews and peoples

    wow! i've learned as much from reading these reviews and peoples' thoughts as i did from watching the secret. i'm cracking up though, at the responses, because all of you are proving the premise of the documentary/book. you've spoken! you've drawn your conclusions, taken a stand, and have invested your energy and focus - whether that be positive or negative, good or bad. AND YOU'RE RIGHT!! and your powerful brain will find you evidence everywhere to prove your position. thank you for bringing the tenets of the work to life so obviously to me. we each are the authors of our lives and i truly hope for the best from and for us all. (btw, as a reminder "In the beginning was the Word". that is the take home message i was reminded of after this dvd.). good on ya!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    If you want to watch cheesy historical re-enactments, goofy spec

    If you want to watch cheesy historical re-enactments, goofy special effects of magical thoughts bursting out of poorly paid actors' heads, and gurus like Bob Proctor claiming that the law of attraction is like electricity because, I quote, "I don't know how it works. Do you? But that doesn't mean it isn't real", then by all means plunk down $25 for this. Rhonda Byrne will be more than happy to attract more of your money into her bank account.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Very highly recommended

    It is great!!!!

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    The secret is there IS no secret!

    I had an ex-roommate who was into this bull. However, neither Allah nor the universe he rules ares our personal genies nor should be. Often the creator will not give us what we want because what we want is wrong! WE might not know it, but the rest of the universe does. As for like attracting like, sometimes; but often opposites attract too. Also, some of this DVD is medically irresponsible; letting people think ANYTHING can be cured just with mind power. The point of life is not to get everything we want. I live in inner-city Philadelphia. Right now sneakers on telephone wires and stuffed animal monuments abound(people have been murdered) because somebody couldn't take no and accept not getting what they wanted. Allah doesn't need us, after all-it's us who need him. Stop worrying about what you WANT; and be grateful you have anything you NEED.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

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    Believable

    My life started to change when I was first spoken to about the secret by my mother Helen Ortiz. I heard her but didn't actually go out and rent or buy the Secret Book or Dvd like she recommended me to. I want to say about 2 yrs later I was at work and a very nice gentlemen, complete stranger I might add, said to me, " something about you is mysterious in good way, he said, "I can't point it out but its good, you must watch this movie/documentary the Secret, and immediately I pictured my mom telling me. Then again I didn't go out to buy it or seek it... Well a week later the customer bought it for me on Christmas then I watched and said to myself, "Wow The Secret found me!" ever since I have struggled here and there in my life. But today after being a hardcore drug attic, homeless, almost losing my life I never stopped trying and insisting on matching my emotions to what I want in life! I have it... its coming and continues to appear the way I vision MY LIFE! Believe in it. It is everything that you want to make you happy!

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

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    Highly Recommended!

    This is great to watch if you are in need of help in your life. It is an awesome documentary.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I READ THE BOOK!

    I READ THE BOOK AND WOW, THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT CAN COME IF YOU CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING. THE QUOTE " REMEMBER TO REMEMBER" IS VERY POWERFUL I HAVE USED THIS TECHNIQUE NOW FOR JUST OVER 2 WEEKS AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT HAS ALREADY CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER. I HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, I HAVE GAINED FINANCIALLY IN A BIG WAY. I USED THE LAWS OF ATTRACTION AND HAVE I EVER ATTRACTED. I HAVE ALMOST TRIPPLED IN TWO WEEKS WHAT I MAKE IN 3 MONTHS. SERIOUSLY, I HAVE. IT IS AMAZEING. I HAVE TOLD EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY ABOUT THE BOOK AND EVERYONE I KNOW JUST ABOUT.
    I AM READING THE BOOK AGAIN AND PURCHACEING THE MOVIE ALSO. EVERYONE THAT GETS THE CHANCE MUST SEE THE MOVIE AND READ THE BOOK. IT IS ABSOLUTLY AMAZEING. THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE LAWS OF ATTRACTION REALLY AND TRUELY WORK TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IF YOU JUST LEARN HOW TO PUT THEM TOGETHER TO WORK FOR YOU.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Shout it out!

    I recomend the Secret to everyone, especially to children and teens. I think you should have an early start on the secret. If I had known about it years ago it would have changed the course of my life. Even today I have witnessed tremendous changes in my life just knowing the secret. If you don't like reading purchase the video, get it any way you can. You have got to get it. It's something you have been told all your life, but you never put much thought to it. Try it right now. Get up out of that chair. Move. Take action. Start living a wonderful life instantly.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspiring thoughts on positive thinking.

    I found this book to be very mentally stimulating as to how the thought process can affect real life, as thoughts become things. If you can train your self to think differently this book tells you how all things are possible. You have the ability to change your life without having to do much of anything except realize that you are what you think and you can have what you think if you think of it in the now. Amazing. Once you read what the interviewers are saying you will realize that you have heard the same thing over and over from very successful people. They have all been trying to tell us the same thing, change your thoughts and you can change your life.

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