The Very Dangerous Mind of Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is very dangerous to the emotional health of the Democratic party. She believes that sex and spirituality should be a part of everyday life.
Really? Wow. That’s a revelation, especially since 99.5% of the gurus who have ever guru-ed guru against sexuality.
Williamson is a personal growth guru who has written FOUR New York Times number one bestsellers, has published the following books during her career as a self-help author:
- A Return to Love
- Imagine What America Could Be in the 21st Century: Visions of a Better Future from Leading American Thinkers
- Emma & Mommy Talk to God
- Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens
- A Woman’s Worth
- Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships
- Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, And Making Miracles
- Illuminata: A Return to Prayer
- The Gift of Change
- The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles
- A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
- Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
- A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution
I don’t want to be picky or anything, but do you see ANYTHING on this list of twaddle-de-dum bullshit that qualifies this woman to sit in the Oval Office. Williamson’s shtick is the adaptation of the Law of Attraction to different life challenging circumstances.
Does any of this sound familiar?
To you remember “The Secret?”
Did you read it? Did it change your life?
If it had, you wouldn’t be sitting there reading this. You would out there somewhere living your amazing life.
If that doesn’t ring a bell, how about the best con-job of the 20th Century, “A Course in Miracles,” because that’s where Williamson, a born-again Jew for Jesus, gets a lot of her material.
The way that con artists, er, gurus operate is that they make blanket statements claiming that if you do certain things, you will gain control over your life, improve your relationships, lose weight, become rich, and live longer, happier and more meaningful lives.
A certain number of people actually do get those results. The vast majority of the guru’s victims don’t get anything of value in return for their devotions. You know the old saying: “A stopped clock is right twice a day.”
Now, I will proudly admit that I have never read a word this woman has written, and never heard a word that she has uttered. This is not unusual. I don’t watch television, or listen to the radio, or go online and view Youtubes…because I know it’s all bullshit and what the candidates say about themselves and each other doesn’t actually matter.
But when a candidate who has based her life on the Law of Attraction bullshits her way into a presidential campaign, it’s time to stop the presses and figure out what the fuck is going on here. Coyuld this be the law of attraction at work?
The Law Of Attraction:
The law of attraction is the attractive, magnetic power of the Universe that draws similar energies together. It manifests through the power of creation, everywhere and in many ways. Even the law of gravity is part of the law of attraction. This law attracts thoughts, ideas, people, situations and circumstances.
Here are some applications of the Law of Attraction in Williamson’s work:
If you want to find love, vlsualize yourself finding love again and it will be so..
Imagine the future you want and you get the future you imagine.
If you want to reclaim your voice as a spiritual citizen, imagine yourself as a spiritual citizen and behave accordingly.
If you want enchanted love, be enchanting.
And so on and so forth.
This from a woman who does not appear to be able to hold a relationship together, there being very few signs of such love relationships in her Wikipedia biography, although she markets herself as a relationship and sex guru, a sort of Dr Phil + Rajneesh/Dr. Ruth menagerie.
I am qualified to speak on this issue because I am a fully qualified guru. I could hypnotize you right now – and I mean right now – and from right here in Florida and change your life forever. In fact, I’m doing it right now and you didn’t even notice. In fact, you might never noticed that you were hypnotized and instructed to vote Republican…but that could happen, if the guru was good enough at hypnosis. Marianne isn’t.
Rule number one for gurus: If you can’t walk the walk, do not talk the talk.
You can tell that Ms. Williamson can’t walk the walk because she doesn’t give her books away nor does she give free lectures. On the contrary, she makes her living telling other people how to live their lives while not being able to do herself the things she recommends to other people. (She is generous with her wealth, according to some reports, but I haven’t seen her tax returns. Have you?)
As good as the Law of Attraction sounds in its many different forms, the Law of Attraction is not nearly as powerful or effective as The Law of Repulsion:
The Law of Repulsion teaches you to stop visualizing bad things happening to you because visualizing bad things causes them to happen. It also teaches you not to visualize good things happening to you because when you visualize good things happening you to, you simply don’t do the work required to make those things happen and so they never do. In fact, it teaches you to stop visualizing because while you are busy visualizing, you can’t see what is actually going on around you, which results in walking into walls, or stepping in front of moving vehicles or falling into open manholes.
The Law of Repulsion is an adaptation of the Ancient Kabbalistic Teaching called The Law of Dafka:
The Law of Dafka can be summarized as being the force of irony operating on the universe. More mundanely, it is often expressed thusly: “If it’s bad and you talk about it, it happens to you. If it’s good and you talk about it, it goes away.”
I learned this rule back in the early 1970s from Isabelle Hickey, who was my own first guru, and was a very good guru to have if you were having only one. (She gave me permission to practice guruism. I have the signed permission slip somewhere in my files.)
I have been giving this knowledge away free for decades. So far, not one person has asked for his or her money back.
Marianne Williamson got into the debates because she met the minimum for the first debate, which was:
- Get at least one percent in three specific popularity polls, or,
- Racking up 65,000 donations from 65,000 DIFFERENT donors, with at least 200 donors in 20 different states.
Getting one percent in three different polls is pretty easy if you have 13 best sellers on your rack at Barnes and Nobel. Getting 65,000 donations is easy, if you ask for the minimum donation, and you have a popular website on which you can post a link to your campaign’s website. Talk about double-dipping. Come for the New Age bullshit, and stay for the political bullshit. (Full Disclosure: I am a charter member of the New Age Foundation Committee but my name has been expunged from the board of directors because I refuse to pay the annual dues.)
All gurus are con artists. Don’t trust them. (Advise against self-interest should always be taken seriously.) I realize that’s an amazing over-generalization, but I’ve known enough of them to make such a generalization.
That Marianne Williamson is even in the debates is a travesty foisted upon us by the Democratic National Committee, which is making up its own rules as they go along, aided and abetted by the media, which is making huge sums of money off the very cheaply produced debates.
The good news is that she will soon be heading toward the ash heap of presidential candidates because, at present, she doesn’t meet the requirements for the third debate.
So long, Marianne.
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