At last: The Sequel?
Well, Dear Ones, it's the weekend already, and I have a couple of half-finished blog posts in the pipeline, at least one of which I hope to get up today or tomorrow, as I have been promising some of my inner circle of snarky pals for the past few days. Meanwhile, however, I felt compelled to share a couple of quick "secrets"...
The other day I celebrated the birth of another sequel to The Secret (fourth item down, "Scientist Bob is at it again!"). That one, Beyond The Secret, seems to be little more than another Bob Proctor Ponzi-like scheme, but never mind; it's for the good of humanity. Now comes word of – who would have ever imagined we would have witnessed such a thing in our lifetime? – yet another Secret sequel.
Behold The Meta Secret, which will feature some of the "stars" of the original New-Wage moviemercial, such as Scientist Bob Proctor and "Dr." Joe Vitale (who spent part of his time in San Diego the other day being filmed for his bit. He says it's the eighth "movie" he's been in.).
The site for this latest master work has the look and feel of the official site of The Secret, so if Rhonda Byrne's lawyers aren't on this one like maggots on a festering sore, we'll have to either assume that she and her cohorts are "secretly" involved, or that her attorneys are just too busy with all of those other lawsuits (more on that in a moment). So far, the actual official sequel to The Secret, which was announced a couple of years ago, has not seen the light of day. As one of my readers suggested the other day, it might have something to do with all of those little legal issues.
So just what is The Meta Secret about? Well...hold on to your hats, because this is going to come as a huge surprise... but The Meta Secret takes up where The Secret left off! Who would have ever guessed? Here's the scoop:
The Meta Secret takes off where the original Secret movie left viewers. It delves deeper into the Law of Attraction, featuring Step-by-Step, "How-To" Techniques of Manifestation which will enhance your levels of Abundance, Love, Health and Happiness.
Some of the original Secret Teachers return to delve deeper into the Law of Attraction and the mysterious workings of the Universe. In addition, various authentic Metaphysical Teachers and Enlightened Wisemen of the East add a further dimension to the movie.
For the first time ever, the secret wisdom of the East and the latest technological and philosophical discoveries are synthesized and brought to the consciousness of the layman.
The movie has been shot directly into High Definition DVD format, as in the original Secret Movie.
Now You Can Get A First Hand Look And Discover Where NO Man Has Gone Before!
"This movie is a Rapid Step-By-Step
Approach To Unleashing 'The Secret'
Law of Attraction to Help You Manifest
Massive Abundance, Love, Health and Happiness
In YOUR LIFE!"
Here's the Meta Secret cast so far, as listed on the web site (the quotation marks are theirs, not mine):
- Dr. Mel Gill: "Psychologist"
- Bob Proctor: "Philosopher"
- Dr. Joe Vitale: "Metaphysician"
- Jack Canfield: "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
- Dr. Masaru Emoto: "Messages From Water"
- Charlie Jones: "Tremendous Jones"
- T. Harv Eker: "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind"
- W. Mitchell: "Miracle Survivor"
- Ajahn Brahm: "Meditation Master"
- David Riklan: "SelfGrowth.com"
- Vikas Malkani: "The Enlightenment Specialist"
As most of us know, according to The Secret mindset, the Law Of Attraction is an immutable law of the Universe, and if you just follow the advice of the Secret teachers you, too, can have unlimited wealth, health and happiness. Even so, the Meta-Secret people still saw fit to add the obligatory Disclaimer and Legal Notice:
The author and publisher make no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the contents of this website...
...They disclaim any warranties (expressed or implied), merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. The authors and publisher shall in no event be held liable for any loss or other damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. As always, the advice of a competent legal, tax, accounting or other professional should be sought...
...We cannot guarantee your success, in any particular endeavor. What works for us, or our associates, may not work well for you. This is a fact of life, and one that you should be fully aware of when you act upon our advice.
As for the Secret lawsuits alluded to above, don't say I didn't warn you about this one last December, though I wasn't at liberty at the time to do anything more than hint about it. By now just about everyone knows about the lawsuit filed by Drew Heriot, the original Secret director and co-writer. I told his story in my December blog post. Well, now the other shoe has dropped, and the original Web strategist, Dan Hollings, whose story I also told, has now filed a lawsuit as well. Seems that Gollum... er...Rhonda and company stiffed both of these gentlemen, and is now being called to account for it. And no telling who else Rhonda may have Byrne'd, and what other lawsuits will develop as time goes by. That's truly the Law Of Attraction in action!
PS added on Monday, 25 August ~
Kids! Order your decoder rings today!
Just in case you are not quite sure about the true nature of The Meta-Secret, take a look at some of the planned Meta-Secret merchandise, from the "Meta-Secret Store" page:
The Meta Secret Posters
Created with NeuroActive Technologies, the Meta Secret Posters are psychrtronically [sic] charged, enhancing your energy levels and manifestation ability.**
Each poster is beautifully crafted and designed with corresponding Meta Secret quotes.
Perfect for turbocharging your room with the Power of the Meta Secret!
The Meta Secret Cards
Created with NeuroActive Technologies, the Meta Secret Cards are psychrtronically [sic] charged, enhancing your energy levels and manifestation ability.
Each card is beautifully crafted and designed with corresponding Meta Secret quotes.
"Perfect for turbocharging your room?" Not "your home," not "your office," not "any room in your home"... but your room? Are they marketing to kids (or to grown-up slackers who still live with their parents)? More importantly, when is the Meta-Secret Crunchy-Chewy Cereal coming out? And Meta-Secret Barbie? The marketing possibilities are so exciting that my hands are shaking...
** All I can say is that it's simply amazing what technology can do these days. Not only do we have "psychrtronically" charged posters and cards, but we have web sites that are specially designed to "clean" you while you're browsing...
PS added February 2009: The Meta-Secret links above no longer work. Apparently the site has been moved and revamped; it's now at http://themetasecret.org/.
PS added January 2010: Once again the links have changed (and several of the links above no longer work, so you'll just have to trust my quotations. I swear I didn't make them up). Anyway, it seems the main site is once again http://www.themetasecret.com. I wish they'd make up their minds.