The Power (book)

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The Power
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Author Rhonda Byrne
Country Australia, United States
Genre Self-help, Spiritual
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date
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 Power is a 2010 self-help and spirituality book written by Rhonda Byrne. It is a sequel to the 2006 book The Secret. The book was released on 17 August 2010 along with an audiobook based on it.

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.

Criticism[edit]

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."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CHRISTOPHER F. CHABRIS and DANIEL J. SIMONS, Fight 'The Power', The New York Times 24 September 2010.

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