Law of Attraction Authors

 

On our website, we are trying to present everything related to the Law of Attraction, from the core LoA concepts and main tools used to help in manifesting, such as hypnosis, visualization, subliminal messages, meditation, positive affirmations – to the authors who wrote about the LoA and helped in popularizing it, and their most important books.

The authors presented on our website are, in alphabetical order:

Bill Harris is the creator of Holosync audio technology and President and Director of Centerpointe Research Institute and a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council, started by Jack Canfield. He teaches that there’s more to the law of attraction than just putting something out to the universe and hoping to get something back – you have to take action, which will be, in some way, of value to other people in the world.  To get value, you have to give value.

Bob Doyle is mostly known to the wider audience as one of the law of attraction teachers from The Secret (2006), but his coaching program Wealth Beyond Reason  has been around since 2002 and described as one of the most complete and usable online coaching programs on the Law of Attraction. He is also a music composer, photographer, author… who believes that “no matter WHAT you’re up to in your life, the more boldly you share it with the world, the more success you’re going to experience…”

Bob Proctor, the author of You Were Born Richis also the author and co-author of numerous multimedia training courses teaching people wealth. He is one of the most sought-after speakers and business consultants on the topic of prosperity in the world. Proctor is living proof that the Law of attraction works: only a year after reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and applying the basic principles of self-motivation, he moved from a young man drifting from one dead-end job to another with a future clouded in debt, to someone who was earning over $100,000 per year. He’s not only teaching the Law of attraction – he has mastered it.

brennan smith thumbnailBrennan Smith is the owner of Natural Hypnosis and a law of attraction advocate. While Brennan Smith’s books are primarily focused on helping entrepreneurs and executives become visionary leaders, the main method he uses is the activation of the Law of Inspired Action (one of the primary laws of the Universe, according to Law of Attraction theory). Simultaneously, Smith’s education as a neurophysiologist and his career as a therapeutic hypnotist gave him insights into the use of visualization and guided imagery to activate these universal laws and motivate the mind to achieve. For that reason, his law of attraction hypnosis audio programs have been effective and popular around the world.

Charles Fillmore is, along with his wife Myrtle, the founder of the Unity movement, or Unity church, a movement within the New Thought movement. It was back in the 1880s, and he became known as an American mystic for his contributions to spiritualist interpretations of Biblical scripture. Their beliefs are centered around two basic propositions: that God is good, and that God is available; in fact, God is in you. They studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind’s evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. The 12 spiritual abilities that he described in one of his books are the abilities that everyone possesses, and the Unity relies on them to this day to help their members feel more fulfilled, centered and in charge of their life.

Dale Carnegie was a pioneer in self-improvement, salesmanship, and corporate training programs. His most famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, is a self-help classic that holds the same value today as the day it was written, more than 75 years ago, and the Dale Carnegie Institute continues his work of teaching the effective public speaking techniques and social and communication skills to the people in 75 countries.

Debbie Ford  was an American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, best known for her best seller The Dark Side of the Light Chasers. Her work is based on modern psychology and spiritual practices that aim to help the readers overcome their “shadow side”. “The shadow” is anything we try to hide, deny or suppress, anything that we do not integrate or accept in ourselves, and we should become conscious of our dark side if we want to become enlightened.

Deepak Chopra is a physician, a holistic health/New Age guru, and alternative medicine practitioner who focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. He is the author of more than 70 books, including one of his most well known, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, in which he says that if we want to lead a successful (and happy) life, it is important follow one’s true path in life (dharma) with an attitude of detachment and self giving.

Denis Waitley is one of the most famous American motivational speakers, authors, keynote lecturers and productivity consultants, and probably the most-listened-to-voice on personal and career achievement. He believes that we have to be able to use our ability to visualize before we actually perform what we are about to do, and he used creative visualization with Olympic athletes in the 1980s to improve their performance. He talks about the important things for achieving success in his book Seeds of Greatness: The Ten Best-kept Secrets of Total Success.

Eckhart Tolle was listed by the Watkins Review as the second most spiritually influential person in the world in 2012, right after the Dalai Lama. His most famous books, The Power of Now and A New Earth have been guiding thousands of people toward spiritual awakening since the end of the 1990s, including the celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Gillian Anderson (The X Files), Cher, Annie Lenox, Jim Carrey and Meg Ryan. Although Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, his teachings encompass the Law of attraction uniting it with Zen Buddhism and established religion.

Esther and Jerry Hicks  are American LoA authors whose teachings are referred to as “the teachings of Abraham”. Abraham is Esther’s spiritual guide, a group entity from the non-physical dimension that contacted Esther back in 1985 and has been guiding her ever since. Their books (six of them made it to the New York Times list of bestsellers) are inspired by Abraham’s teachings, and the most successful was Ask and It Is Given, 2004. Esther Hicks appeared in the first edition of the famous documentary dedicated to the Law of attraction, “The Secret”, 2006.

Fred Alan Wolf, AKA Dr. Quantum, is an American theoretical physicist featured in The Secret and What the BLEEP Do We Know? thanks to his interest in quantum physics and the relationship between physics and consciousness. He doesn’t agree with everything presented in the law of attraction movies he was featured in – he believes that the really big secret is not the LoA in the sense of “your thoughts attract things to you”, but in the sense of taking action – the secret is the action that people who realize their purpose take in their lives.

George Samuel Clason is the author of the success classic The Richest Man in Babylon. This soldier, businessman and writer started publishing his famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success in 1926, which the banks and insurance companies began to distribute in large quantities, to teach the benefits of saving and hard work. George S. Clason is also credited for publishing the first road atlas of the United States and Canada.

Hale Dwoskin, the bestselling author of The Sedona Method,  is the CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute – and one of the law of attraction teachers from The Secret. The Sedona Method is a a program for teaching you how to let go of any emotion or belief started by Lester Levenson, whose work Dwoskin continued after Levinson’s death in 1994.

James Allen, the unrewarded genius and pioneer of self help movement, is the British author best known for his book As a Man ThinkethHe was among the first ones who wrote about how our thoughts influence our circumstances, and how we can change our life by removing the bad desires and bad thoughts from our mind.

Jack Canfield is one of the leading experts on developing self esteem and peak performance. Affectionately known as “America’s #1 Success Coach,” he holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List, and has been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide including Oprah, Montel, Larry King Live, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Today Show, Fox and Friends. Apart from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books containing short stories, he is also famous for his book The Success Principles that teaches people how to realize their goals, and the coaching program based on it.

Joe Vitale  is the President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc, a Law of attraction teacher, Internet marketing specialist, best-selling author, hypnotist, musician… Known to the wider audience thanks to his appearance in The Secret 2006, he made his name through his marketing books and consulting after a life of poverty and struggle. His best known Law of attraction book is The Attractor Factor.

John Assaraf, one of the teachers of the law of attraction from The Secret, is an international best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur made a decision that he wanted to become a multi-millionaire when he was 22 – and he now is: he has grown 5 multi-million dollar companies in the last 25 years. His most famous book is The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom and Live an Extraordinary Life.

John Demartini, another law of attraction expert from The Secret, is an American human behavior specialist, educator and internationally published author. The Demartini Method® that he developed is a scientific process used professionally by many psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educators, consultants and health professionals. It teaches the importance of empowering each of the seven areas of our life: spiritual, mental, vocational, financial, familial, social and physical, for achieving success in our life, which he explains in his book The Breakthrough Experience: A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Transformation.

John Gray, another one of the teachers from The Secret, is much better known as a relationship counselor and the author of the international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, which aim to assist men and women to understand, respect and appreciate their differences.

 

John Hagelin is a scientist – a particle physicist, as well as educator, author, and public policy expert, whose work connects consciousness and quantum physics, and the application of “the laws of nature” to every area of our lives, including crime reduction and creating a practical foundation for permanent world peace. He believes that our mind can directly access the “unified field” that lays at the basis of mind and matter, using highly refined meditation techniques derived from the ancient Vedic wisdom.

Lee Brower is the man you may remember from The Secret as the one who talked about the gratitude rock. He’s an international wealth and business consultant, who teaches people how to pass their money, but also their knowledge, expertise and wisdom to future generations, ensuring the continuation of family wealth, history, values and know-how. He explains his principles in the book The Brower Quadrant.

Lisa Nichols, the author of No Matter What!: Nine Steps to Living the Life You Lovebecame known to the wider audience as one of the law of attraction teachers from The Secret, but she’s also a best-selling author and a charismatic teacher  whose transformational workshops have impacted the lives of over 210 thousand teens and over 1 million adults.

Loral Langemeier is being featured on our website as one of the law of attraction teachers from The Secret. Her principles for wealth creation are based on the works of the New Thought authors such as George S. Clason and Napoleon Hill. Her system is not a “get rich quick” scheme – just like George Clason, she believes in the “pay yourself first” mantra, and one of the first steps to her system is to get rid of bad debt.

Louise Hay is one of the pioneers of the self help movement – her best selling book, You Can Heal Your Life, was published in 1976, when almost no one was talking about the connection between the mind and the body. She teaches the Law of attraction perhaps a bit simplistically, but it comes from her own life experience: she claims that she has managed to beat cancer using the power of positive thinking and forgiveness. Her publishing house is today the primary publisher of books and audio books by many of the Law of attraction and other New Age authors.

Marci Shimoff is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time, a speaker, a transformational leader, and one of the leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She bases her coaching on the principles of the law of attraction, for which it’s very important to find a way to be in a state of constant “happiness for no reason” and to feel unconditional love, for ourselves and for the entire world. Apart from her very successful books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, her best known book is Happy for No Reason, published in 2008.

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual author and lecturer whose four books have been #1 New York Times best sellers – one of them, A Return to Love is considered a must-read of the modern spirituality. She is teacher of the channeled text A Course in Miracleswhich is is a contemporary expression of New Thought. She describes the course as “a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy”: everything we do is motivated either by love or by fear, and it takes diligent internal work, for us to actively transform our fearful thoughts into loving intent.

Marie Diamond is a Feng Shui consultant, author, radio personality, motivational speaker, personal and corporate consultant who works with large corporations and celebrities to help them to create a better environment that will contribute to their success. Some of her clients were her fellow teachers of the law of attraction from The Secret, Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield, who both had her do Feng Shui consultation or work for them.

Mike Dooley is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who lives by the premise that he teaches – that our thoughts become things. He worked as an international tax specialist for Price Waterhouse before he founded TUT Enterprises, Inc., which later transformed to the “Adventurers Club” it is today, to celebrate the adventure of life. One of his best known books about the law of attraction is Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier.

Michael Beckwith is the American New Thought minister and the founder of Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community which today counts a membership of 9,000 people who study and practice “New Thought–Ancient Wisdom”. He is an author, a minister, a teacher of meditation, life visioning and affirmative prayer, and is the co-author of 120 songs performed in many parts of the world, popularly known as the Sound of Agape.

Morris E. Goodman, or “The Miracle Man” as they call him, is an American motivational speaker and author who shared his incredible life story in his only book, The Miracle Man: An Inspiring Story of Motivation and Courage: in March 1981, as one of the most successful insurance agents in the country, Goodman had a plane crash which left him paralyzed from the neck down. Thanks to the power of his mind, he is now breathing, eating, walking and doing all the things his doctors thought he would never again be able to do – and today he shares that story through the motivational seminars where he teaches people that everybody has the power to overcome the adversity and challenges in their life.

Napoleon Hill is the first Law of Attraction author whose books were sold in millions of copies around the world – the most successful of which is Think and Grow Rich!. He has interviewed many successful people of his time, which led him to form his “Philosophy of success” exposed in his work. Although his main focus is on getting rich, the “secret” behind it all is that the thoughts and the energy they have are the main weapon we can use to shape our life of success. Napoleon Hill spend most of his life working as a success coach and a motivational speaker, but he is best known by his work with the Law of Attraction, which he has helped shape into the movement it is today.

Neale Donald Walsch is the author whose ideas are very similar to other writers in the New Thought movement, best known for his book series Conversations with God. He believes that civilization is in crisis, and that we are years, not decades, from collapse. The solution lays in the change in our consciousness, and his books, which he claims are channelled from God, are revealing a new spirituality – God is life, and we are God. As we achieve the higher state of awareness, we will realize that what we do for another, you do for self and vice versa, losing our selfishness as someone else’s interests are now seen as our own interests.

Oprah Winfrey  isn’t strictly a law of attraction author, but she surely deserves to have a page on our website: the law of attraction was pretty much discovered by the wider audience thanks to her shows dedicated to The Secret, her endorsement of the LoA authors such as Eckhart Tolle and the entire law of attraction concept.

Paul McKenna is a British hypnotherapist best known by his self-help books, CDs and DVDs that help people lose weight, quit smoking, overcome insomnia, eliminate stress, and increase self-confidence. McKenna is presented on our website because he’s the author of the book and CD I Can Make You Rich on creating wealth in every aspect of your life.

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian writer who became world famous thanks to his third book, The AlchemistHe promotes a worldview based on initiative, action, and personal responsibility, in a light and easy to read format. He doesn’t think of himself as a self-help writer, but nevertheless millions of people relate to “the personal myth” he accentuates in his work, many of them without even knowing about the Law of Attraction.

Rhonda Byrne is the author of The Secret, movie and book that appeared in 2006, and are now considered to be the classic works of the self-help movement. She worked as a radio and TV producer when she “discovered the secret” – the Law of Attraction, and, fascinated by the changes that the use of it has made to her life, she decided that she had to share “the secret” with the world. For the movie, she interviewed 55 authors, philosophers, scientists and others who are in some way related to the Law of attraction concept, and the books gives the similar presentation of what the Law of attraction is and how it works, only in more detail and with more of Rhonda Byrne’s personal experience and stories. She is the author of two more bestsellers, The Power and The Magicand her latest book Hero is also on its way to becoming a global bestseller.

Robert Anthony is a best selling author, master hypnotist, international trainer and personal performance consultant and the creator of program The Secret of Deliberate Creation, which made him a title of “an undercover secret for some of the most successful people on the planet”. One of his recent books is Advanced Formula for Total Success, an updated edition of the book he published in 1988 that offers workable, step-by-step methods and visualization techniques to help readers personalize goals, transcend limitations, and transform positive thinking into action.

Steven Aitchison is the No.1 personal development blogger in the UK (his blog Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life has over 21,000 subscribers), the author of several personal development books and firm believer in the principle that our thoughts create our reality. In his early 20s he discovered that our thoughts, beliefs and actions that bring good or bad things to our life are a result of the images and movies we play in our mind day in and day out, and that the best way to change these images and movies is guided meditation. He soon mastered the art of guided meditation, and is now sharing his knowledge and helping others through the guided meditation recordings that he presents at his website Guided Mind.

Wallace Wattles was one of the leading authors of the New Thought movement. His most popular book, The Science of Getting Rich has inspired and influenced many people, including the Law of Attraction authors of today, like Rhonda Byrne and Bob Proctor. Wattles wrote several “guides” in which he had laid out the principles and exact steps to live a full, healthy and wealthy life, that he himself was practicing regularly.

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