na svom 4sharedu sam postavio prilično lijepu kolekciju knjiga koje su diktirane izravno kroz Esther Hicks
od Nefizičkih učitelja koji sebe nazivaju Abraham.
Nego čak 70 godina poslije cenzuriranja Napoleona Hilla ništa se nije promjenilo, naime iz originalne verzije "The Secret"
riječ vibration je izbačena 37 puta, plus ključni dio intervjua sa Esther Hicks.
Predgovor Jerrya Hicksa za knjigu "The Astonishing Power Of Emotions"
u kojem je dosta toga objašnjeno:
„This is a great book! . . . For anyone who wants to know how to make their life work better—this
is a great book!” That was Esther’s exclamation a moment ago while she was evaluating the
finishing touches on this, our latest Abraham book, The Astonishing Power of Emotions. Esther and
I have been writing and publishing books as a husband-and-wife team for two decades, and this is
the first time she has told me that “this is a great book!” instead of asking me, “What do you think
In my opinion, this is the most innovative and powerful of the series of Abraham books that we
have published up to this date. And so, perhaps there will be some readers who will feel that this
work is overly complicated, or too Leading Edge for them to grasp. But on the other hand, there
will likely be those who will feel that the information is overly simplified or maybe even
My intent in writing this Preface is to guide you around any feeling of It’s too complicated or It’s
too simple to an awareness that This is practical, Leading Edge information that you can
immediately put to use in order to create more of what you want, or in order for you to be of more
value to others.
Now, what if someone told you that you do have a purpose in this life, and that your purpose is that
of allowing more joy? And what if someone told you that the true measure of your success in life is
What if you were told that the inherent basis of your life is freedom, and that not only were you
born free, but because you have the freedom to choose your own thoughts, you always are free?
What if it was explained to you that every time you reach for a thought that makes you feel better,
you are, in that moment, achieving your purpose? You are adding to the improvement, to the
evolution, of the Well-Being of All-That-Is.
What if you were informed that your seemingly solid beliefs are merely the coagulation of a series
of individual thoughts that you had at one time thought and then continued to think?
What if you were told that from the moment of your birth (and even before), your thoughts, and
therefore the formation of your beliefs, were largely influenced by those who came before you?
And what if you were also told that the experiences of your life are, in essence, the result of your
dominant thoughts, and that the essence of the thoughts that you focus your attention on long
enough becomes manifested into your reality? In other words, “That which I feared has befallen
me”; “It is done unto you as you believe”; “Think and grow rich”; “Birds of a feather flock
together”; “As ye sow, so shall ye reap. . . .”
So now, consider this: If you had somehow been made aware of the preceding concepts, wouldn’t
you now want to personally test their validity? Wouldn’t there be some points that you would want
to clarify for yourself? Would you not, perhaps, feel inspired to take some form of practical action?
Some of you, as you just now read those words, felt them reach back into a place within you where
you, at one time, remembered all of this. And if that was the case for you, you may be one who is
ready to immediately begin to use this book to refresh your mind regarding not only who-youreally-
are, but also regarding the value and purpose of your life experience in this current time and
That which you call your conscience is your imbued belief (fostered upon you by those who came
before you) in that which is right versus that which is wrong for you to be, do, or have. And
because this belief system has been imposed upon you from the outside, it can also be modified by
the decree of whoever is currently influencing your thoughts.
In other words, our diverse and flexible consciences have been molded by the fears, praise,
admonitions, and promised rewards or threatened punishments to be administered (either now or
later) by those generations who have come before us. And so, in order to attempt to soothe the
consciences of those who, in their fear, seek to control others, each new generation is instructed
(even by the famous cartoon character Jiminy Cricket) to “let your conscience be your guide.”
Because millions of previous cultures, societies, religions, rulers, leaders, and teachers (and parents,
too) have been attempting to pass most of their belief systems on to each newest generation, we find
ourselves sharing a world in which there is a wide range of conflicting opinions—as well as violent
warfare—relative to whose conscience we should allow ourselves to be guided by. In other words,
which thoughts, beliefs, or conscience should be your guide as to that which is right or wrong for
So, would this not be an appropriate question to ask yourself: Whose thoughts, beliefs, or ingrained
conscience should be my guide as to what is right for me? Well, this book—with its subtitle, Let
Your Feelings Be Your Guide—is being given to you in answer to that specific question. If my
purpose is to discover ways to improve the way I feel . . . and if my thoughts equal my beliefs,
equal my feelings, and thereby equal my experience . . . and if I can, by the Law of Attraction (the
essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn) change my experience by changing my thoughts...
then how can I ascertain which of my thoughts/beliefs will ultimately attract that which will
ultimately please me?
This book is unique in many respects, but mainly in that it was written to answer that very question.
And the answer, in brief, is: I’ll let my feelings be my guide.
This work has been written in answer to your asking for more. It’s not about trying to fix or save a
world that doesn’t want or need to be fixed or saved (it isn’t broken). These Teachings of Abraham
are simply about you continuing to create the joyous, fulfilling life that you have intended to create,
while allowing all others to create as they intend.
You, no matter how wonderful you now feel, you want more. Regardless of how good you feel, you
want to feel better. That’s the mantra of the ever-expanding Universe: More! More! More! More
expansion. More expression. More exposure. More desire. More life!
Our planet Earth is populated by billions of us, each asking for an improved life, each asking for a
way to feel better than we are now feeling. You and I, individually, have the option in every
moment to allow ourselves to receive the Well-Being that is natural to us—or to resist it. And, in
like manner, the billions of others who are also asking for more have that same option. And while
there is nothing that we can desire that our abundant, unlimited Universe doesn’t have the capacity
to give, we cannot receive that which we do not allow.
This book is meant to stand on its own as another comprehensive volume of the Teachings of
Abraham. However, it does rest firmly on the shoulders of the accumulated answers to the
thousands of questions that so many of us have been asking of Abraham since they began
communication with us in 1985.
So, who is Abraham? I would describe them as an ineffable Non-Physical phenomenon. I
experience them as a “group” of extremely wise and unconditionally loving teachers of practical
uses of the natural Laws of the Universe. . . . I have described them as the purest form of love I have
Abraham, in some manner, projects blocks of thought (not words) that Esther, my wife, somehow
receives (similar to a radio receiver) in answer to our questions. (They never impose themselves on
us—they only come when asked for.)
Much as an interpreter might translate a Spanish conversation into English (thought for thought, but
not word for word), Esther instantly converts the nonverbal thoughts projected by Abraham into
English, Esther’s native language. And while I don’t understand precisely how Esther is able to do
that, I do know that for more than 20 years, I have loved every minute of it . . . because not only has
it been personally fulfilling, but I have also had the ongoing pleasure of witnessing Abraham’s
value to the thousands of you who have been asking the questions that they have been answering.
At the heart of these teachings, from the beginning of our interaction with them, was Abraham’s
discussion of the Universal Law of Attraction. (If you would like a wealth of free information
regarding the Law of Attraction or the Teachings of Abraham, visit our interactive Website atwww.abraham-hicks.com
In 1985, as this phenomenon began, I asked Abraham for the Laws of the Universe by which we
could most naturally live our lives (as opposed to the unnatural laws that have been invented by
humans as a means to control or inhibit other humans). The first Law that Abraham gave us was the
Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn). I don’t recall having been
aware of the term before Abraham (although as I write this today, there seem to be very few in the
English-speaking world who have not recently heard of the Law of Attraction). But with the clarity
that Abraham focused on it back then, it was new and exciting to me. And so, in 1985, I began to
create a series of 20 Special Subjects cassette recordings of me asking questions of Abraham
regarding ways to improve various aspects of our lives.
Our first recording was entitled The Law of Attraction, and that information has now been available
for about 20 years—initially in the form of a free introductory recording, and then, also, as a free
download on our Website. (Recently we transcribed the first 5 of those 20 recordings and converted
them into the first [Hay House, 2006] of what is to be a series of four Law of Attraction books): The
Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham; Relationships, and the Law of
Attraction; Money, and the Law of Attraction; and Spirituality, and the Law of Attraction.
During the subsequent two decades, many authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers (often they
belonged to our Weekly Subscription Program), sensing the uniqueness, power, and value of
Abraham’s perspective of life and of the natural Laws of the Universe—especially the term Law of
Attraction—began utilizing the Abraham materials in their many projects. They changed the words
slightly and published this information under their own names (occasionally with a reference to
where they found the information), until today, the term Law of Attraction is in the minds and on
the tongues of millions of people around the world. And yet, because Abraham’s words were
always changed (probably to avoid infringement of intellectual-property-rights laws), although
many millions have now heard some version of the Law of Attraction, most have not received
sufficient clear information from those abbreviated versions to truly understand this innovative
concept well enough to deliberately utilize it. However, many authors do credit the Teachings of
Abraham for their inspiration, and Esther and I are most appreciative of those creative individuals
who do point others back to the source where they first learned the depth and power of these
principles, as they have been presented to us through Esther by Abraham.
You may find this of interest: In 1965, I discovered Napoleon Hill’s classic book Think and Grow
Rich (and I utilized it deliberately, and it worked for me gloriously!). Hill’s principles worked so
well for me that, using Think and Grow Rich as a textbook, and in conjunction with my business, I
began teaching the principles I had been learning to others.
My mission statement was at that time the same as it is today: It is my intention that the lives of all
people I interact with will either be elevated as a result of our interaction, or they will be left where
they are, but that no one will be diminished as a result of their association with me.
After a few years of teaching Hill’s principles of success, I came to realize that only a handful of
those who were studying with me had achieved the magnitude of success that I was anticipating for
all of them. And although there were many who did experience significant growth, there were also
those who appeared to have no significant financial growth no matter how many success courses
In the first nine pages of Hill’s book, he instructs the readers to look for the secret. (He mentions
“the hidden secret” 24 times.) Well, I probably read that book over a thousand times between 1965
and 1982, but I was never certain that I never really knew what “the secret” actually was. I sensed
that something was missing. Somehow I sensed that there was another factor in the financialsuccess
equation . . . and so I began to search for the missing link.
During my continued search, even though I read through many books regarding many philosophies,
Think and Grow Rich was still as close to what I had been asking for as I had been able to find, but
much of what Hill knew he didn’t include in the book (because it wouldn’t have been accepted by
the mass market). And much of the secret that he did put in the book was edited out!
About three years ago, I discovered an unabridged Think and Grow Rich manuscript. It had been
republished by Melvin Powers’s Wilshire Book Company; and as I compared it, word for word,
with the version that I had been using for over 40 years, I was amazed to discover that the “secret”
had actually been skillfully edited out. It’s no wonder that I was not able to discover Hill’s secret: It
wasn’t there! I won’t use the space here to go into much further detail, except to tell you that among
many other potent omissions, the word vibration was edited out of the book 37 times. (Remember
that point—I’ll be referring to it later.) And so it turned out that many of the “secrets to success”
Napoleon Hill had discovered he didn’t even try to publish, and much of the “truth” he did try to
publish in his first edition was edited out.
And now, let’s move forward 70 years to where Esther and I find ourselves amusingly enlightened
regarding our experience of a publication of a “truth.”
A television producer asked Esther and me to allow her to build a television show around our work.
She brought her film crew onboard one of our Well-Being Adventure Cruises and filmed the heart
of her production around our workshop there on the ship.
However, because of a series of fortuitous events, the movie evolved into a DVD format before its
Australian network-television airing, and as a result, the project became an enormous success.
Millions of people around the world have viewed it. And although the show was named The Secret
and its advertised intention was to reveal to the world the previously hidden “secret to success,”
little did the enthusiastic viewers know that the real “secret” that they had been seeking had, once
again, been suppressed. . . . In other words, before the show was allowed to be aired, we were
informed that The Powers That Be had demanded that, among other things, Abraham’s use of the
key word vibration be edited out of the project.
Esther and I were astonished! Here, seven decades later, the public is again being “protected” from
the word vibration! And so, it turned out that the real secret behind The Secret was that “the secret”
was still being kept a secret. When you’re on the inside of an event like this, doesn’t it make you
wonder how much “truth” ever gets past the censors? However, I’ve come to believe that the reason
why most of those innovative philosophical concepts are edited out by the media is not to try to hide
the “truth” from the masses, but rather to be able to sell what the marketers believe the people will
buy. Also, well-meaning people, in their desire to make innovative ideas more acceptable, often
water down or reword new ideas to weaken or buffer the impact of their purity. Abraham has
informed us that there is never a crowd on the Leading Edge of thought. However, in this new age
of instant Internet connection, we have learned that there are always, among the crowd, Leading
Esther and I received the delightful news from our publisher this past week (in March 2007) that
our book The Law of Attraction (transcribed from our 1985 recordings) has moved up the charts to
arrive at the number-two position on the New York Times bestseller list. Also, of the millions of
books listed on Amazon.com, our first Hay House book, Ask and It Is Given, has remained among
the top 100 books purchased for nearly every day since it came out three years ago. We were told
last week that our CD audio book The Law of Attraction is at the number-three position of all those
available on iTunes; and that beginning this month, the Teachings of Abraham are now on display
in Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Target, and Costco—in other words, they are now available at each of
more than 10,000 mass retail outlets and regular bookstores—and the list goes on.
(We even had the pleasure and honor, this month, of creating three radio shows with the brilliant—
and fun-loving—television host Oprah Winfrey.)
Why am I pointing this out here? Well, now that this information is so readily accessible to
mainstream audiences, we’re beginning to hear a wide variety of mainstream responses—via
various book reviews—and now I’ve begun reading the online reviews.
And, oh, how sweet it is to read of how much pleasure these books are bringing to so many of those
who now have the opportunity to learn from them. But ouch! The sting of one bee in a bouquet of
fragrant flowers! For instance, there are critics who denounce the message because they believe
Esther is profiting by “faking” her means of reception of these teachings—in other words, “she says
she’s channeling” so that readers will buy the books. And then there are those opposite critics who
would denounce the information because they do believe that Esther is receiving these teachings
directly from Abraham, but they have been told by the programmers of their conscience that there is
something wrong with allowing a book to be written in that manner. . . . How would you please
Well, we learned long ago that no one can please everyone, so we decided early in 1985 to selfpublish
our material so that we could make available whatever practical information we would
receive from Abraham (uncensored) in its purity to those who are asking the questions that are
being answered by Abraham.
When Louise Hay requested that we ask Abraham to write a comprehensive book and allow Hay
House to publish it (Ask and It Is Given, 2004), she stated to her executives: “We will inform our
entire staff that Abraham’s words are not to be changed during the editing process. We are going to
allow Abraham’s teachings to reach out, in their purity, into the entire world.”
Esther and I are indescribably pleased that Louise and her publishing company are in the process of
fulfilling that intention of providing this magnificent material, in its pure form, to those people of
the world who are asking for it—and we also appreciate those people of the world who are asking
for it. We do adore facilitating the publication of yet another magnificent book that will continue
the dissemination of the Teachings of Abraham, but our greatest joy is in the translation—the
creation—of the information.
There is nothing that pleases Esther or me more than providing a forum where people from diverse
environments can gather, lending their unique perspectives, asking Abraham their important
questions. To actually feel the evolution and expansion of this message—as it is honed and finely
tuned by the never-ending questions of those like you—must surely be what Esther and I have been
born to do. And the reason we know that is because it feels so very, very good to do it.
— From my heart, Jerry Hicks"