The Power (book)
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|Country||Australia, United States|
|17 August 2010|
|Media type||Print (hardcover, paperback), audio cassette|
|Pages||272 (first edition, hardcover)|
|ISBN||978-1439181782 (first edition, hardcover)|
|Preceded by||The Secret|
|Followed by||The Magic|
The book focuses heavily on what Rhonda Byrne terms the 'law of love' and on the idea that the things we want will come to us through our love and enthusiasm for them, as opposed to simply envisioning the things we desire.
In a harshly critical review, The New York Times states: ""The Power" and "The Secret" are larded with references to magnets, energy and quantum mechanics. This last is a dead giveaway: whenever you hear someone appeal to impenetrable physics to explain the workings of the mind, run away - we already have disciplines called "psychology" and "neuroscience" to deal with those questions. Byrne's onslaught of pseudoscientific jargon serves mostly to establish an "illusion of knowledge," as social scientists call our tendency to believe we understand something much better than we really do."
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