Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cosmic Connie Kicks 'Em In The Can

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Guruphiliac pal Cosmic Connie writes for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry about that disc full of half-baked, lame-brained, superstitious claptrap, The Secret:
Although The Secret producers advertised the DVD as revealing the ultimate wisdom of the ages – everything anyone needs to know to put LOA to work – it seems that there are still more “secrets” in the offing. In addition to the new and improved version of the original DVD, an upcoming sequel will take people to “the next level.” Yes, there is always a “next level,” and yet another “next level,” and there always will be until a new “ancient secret” comes along. For now there’s the book, a companion workbook, an audio CD featuring music from the DVD…and on and on.
C.C.'s got your number, Byrne & Company. Please click on over to read her excellent analysis and debunking of yet another in that very long line of New Age™ scams which reflect the exceedingly greedy (and still, utterly ignorant) age in which we live today.

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At 8/25/2007 7:26 PM, Blogger Sunfell said...

Ah, cosmic multilevel marketing. Don't you love it? The only people it benefits are the ones marketing this claptrap.

 
At 8/26/2007 3:34 PM, Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Hey, Jody, thanks for the mention. Not surprisingly, several of the big "stars" in "The Secret" are busily churning out products that purport to tell the REAL secret(s) to unlimited wealth and happiness, i.e., all of the things that "The Secret" left out. Never mind that "The Secret" was originally advertised as having all of the info needed to create all that wealth and happiness. Inspired by the success of "The Secret," we are now seeing a slew of new hustledork moviemercials, such as "The Opus," "Try This On Everything" and "Pass It On" -- all of which feature "Secret" stars and other New-Wage hustlers who swear that THIS "movie" is the absolute ultimate whatever.

Oh, well, it gives me something to blog about!

 
At 8/27/2007 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schirmer the squirmer, the Australian on the secret is also unraveling at the moment. He has been found out to be nothing but a conman www.schirmerexposed.co.nr and check out the videos. And he too is trying to sell the must have DVD's that explains everything that the secret left out. (http://www.thesecret.com.au/howtoapply.html)

 
At 8/28/2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous Betty said...

Anonymous said...
Schirmer the squirmer, the Australian on the secret is also unraveling at the moment.
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That was the guy I liked the best of all of them because he said he got the best parking spots using "The Secret". The one I liked least was the black woman who smiled, as Chuck would say, "like a jackass eating cactus".

 
At 11/20/2007 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEFINITION OF DELUSION
"A false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary"

David Schirmer must surely be suffering this.

 

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