Guruphiliac: The Secret Is On Oprah

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Secret Is On Oprah

File under: Gurubusting and Satscams

While it's not really within the ambit of this blog, our attention fell on an article about the newest New Age™ craze to sweep the population of needy morons who fall for the claptrap termed "prosperity consciousness." Apparently, the back story is one filled with avarice and greed. Who da' thunk that?
Ms. Byrne had promised Ms. Hicks 10 percent of DVD revenues to appear in “The Secret,” both parties said. But they had a falling out, and Ms. Hicks could not even bring herself to watch Ms. Byrne this month on “Oprah,” the movement’s moment of triumph.
Which brings us to this interesting tie-in to something more down our alley. From a recently emailed tip:
Tilak's latest fling is the woman who produced "The Secret". Ronda [Byrne] bought him a fancy watch and gave him about $15,000 (so he does have a price!) He couldn'’t make a move without calling her. He even went with her to the Oprah filming like a little puppy. His "students" got the shaft during this time along with his now ex-girlfriend, the Doctor from Austria. And now the chick in San Diego is haunting him on the news.

I guess he will be packing up and leaving town again.

His #1 sidekick, who he calls "lovebird," [who] was planning to stop being his personal assistant and take up a new life, is now being treated for cancer. Being around [Tilak's] "light" may not be good for your health!
Or your bank account, by all accounts.

While our pal Cosmic Connie has been on the Tilak/"The Secret" connection for a while now, we wonder if Oprah has any idea who her new protegé has been making time with. Given his status as a suspected satscammer, the stink of the investigation on Tilak may waft right up into the offices of America's most beloved saint, perhaps even making her stink a little bit, too. That would be a significant event in the culturescape of the States, and perhaps the realization of Tilak's dreams to finally hit the big-time, even if it is as a big-time phony.

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At 2/26/2007 7:29 PM, Blogger jacflash said...

I admit I've been really busy and haven't paid much attention to this kerfuffle over the last few weeks, but... "The Secret" is just a crystals-and-unicorns rehash of _Think and Grow Rich_, right?

At 2/26/2007 10:44 PM, Blogger cw said...

It's a self-help book by the same idiots from What the Bleep.

At 2/26/2007 10:45 PM, Blogger cw said...

Oops, I meant DVD, not book.

At 2/27/2007 9:46 AM, Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Christopher, "The Secret" is not from the same people who did "What The Bleep," but it *is* from the same mindset. Also, I have a candid photo on my blog of Rhonda and Tilak at his b.d. bash last November.

At 2/27/2007 9:51 AM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

Actually, What the Bleep was produced by JZ Knight, the wackadoo blonde who whores herself out as "Ramtha." "The Secret" is by Rhonda Byrnes. They may be allied, as many New Age™ scamsters are, but they are two separate projects with separate authorship.


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