Manifestation Books: The Good, the Bad... and the Ugly Truth About LOA, Channeling, and the Dark Side
There are many books about manifestation out there that you can read. Now, the question is, which ones SHOULD you read?
Just like the quality of what you think will determine what kind of person you become, the quality of what you read and believe will determine what kind of manifestor you become.
You see, I believe the meaning of life is to grow spiritually, develop a closer relationship with God, and gain wisdom; you could call it “soul evolution.”
Note that wisdom is not the same as knowledge. Knowledge in itself is cold and lifeless. Knowledge + spiritual growth = wisdom.
You can learn manifestation from all kinds of sources, but in my personal opinion, not all of them are wholesome and good for you.
For that reason, I would recommend to stay away from two types of Law of Attraction books:
I’ve had many supernatural and paranormal experiences throughout my life, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that what I call the “Dark Side” is real. I’m talking about the evil entities that Christians call the Devil, demons, etc.
Among my personal run-ins with these entities were two hauntings, astral attacks, and several encounters with the human minions of the Dark Side who are doing its bidding. At least one of them was visibly possessed, and the possessing demon offered me “a small commitment” that, if I were to accept it, “will give you anything you want.”
(If you ever hear that line, “Do <fill in the blank> and you can have anything you want,” turn around and run in the other direction, as fast as you can! I don’t care who that line comes from, you can be sure it’s a trap.)
Even though it’s mostly invisible, the war between Good and Evil is an actual thing. The vast majority of ordinary folk will never know. To some degree, that ignorance forms a protective shield for the innocent (though they can still fall prey to the minions).
But once you start dabbling in what some people call “vibrational matters” and strive to learn more about what the world is really like, including the world of the unseen, you become a beacon in the night for the Dark Side. You’ll also be held more accountable by the Divine. As Spiderman’s uncle said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Spiritual warfare is real, and there’s no neutral zone. A lot of people serve the Dark Side, whether they know it or not.
That includes channelers like LOA author Esther Hicks (the Abraham books) and authors who purport to speak with and for God, like Neale Donald Walsch of Conversations with God fame.
I used to believe that some spirits out there who talked to humans were indeed advanced masters and “wisdom keepers.” But decades of research and personal experience have convinced me that there aren’t any good channeled entities.
They’re all demonic entities pretending to be spiritually evolved and benevolent. No exceptions.
Many years ago, I used to be utterly fascinated and enthralled with channelers and their invisible friends. I wanted nothing more than be one of them and convey messages of world-changing importance to mankind.
I read everything I could get my hands on, from Jane Roberts’s Seth books to Barbara Marciniak’s Pleiadian series. Conversations with God practically became my bible at some point.
It took me decades to start realizing what was really going on because I just didn’t want to believe it.
At one time, I bought a ticket to a J.Z. Knight appearance in Germany and was very excited to attend.
The room was packed. J.Z. Knight came on stage and launched into an introductory speech about who she was, who her channeled friend Ramtha was, and so on.
Then she started to channel and Ramtha came through, speaking in a gravelly voice, almost a growl. Instantly, the atmosphere in the room thickened.
Within a few minutes, I felt sick to my stomach and recognized the sensation from when I had endured a haunting in my own apartment. It was the agonizing feeling of being in the presence of pure evil.
I got up and left the room. As soon as I was outside, I immediately felt better.
Years later, I read the book, The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts, by the late Joe Fisher, who quite likely was driven to suicide by the spirits he exposed. I highly recommend it.
I developed a certain suspicion toward channeling, but I still believed that there were good and bad entities, and that you just have to find the good ones to listen to. It took me another decade or so until I realized that they’re all the same.
I always thought Christians were party poopers who didn’t want the New Agers and pagans to have any fun. But the more I dug into the matter, the more it became clear that they were right.
For example, it is very strange that every single “advanced master” and “disembodied spiritual teacher” (and many LOA books) promotes one or more of the following ideas:
You might say, “Well, that’s because they’re right. Christianity is this old-fashioned, ridiculous belief system, and it has no validity in today's modern world."
That’s what I thought for the longest time.
But consider this: Any evil entity—even down to alien abduction scenarios—can be stopped by rebuking the entity in the name of Jesus Christ. (Any exorcist will tell you this, and I experienced it myself.)
If it were all just a myth, why would his name have any power?
If you think I’m some kind of religious wacko, I can’t blame you. I would have thought the same thing just a few years ago.
I was a hardcore New Ager with all the fixings, i.e., the full belief system that comes with it. It was incredibly tough to make the turnaround and realize that I had been deceived.
What LOA authors would I recommend? The ones who base their teachings on Christian principles.
My personal favorites are:
And of course, you can also check out my blog posts and join my mailing list to learn the art of “Sustainable Manifestation.”
What struck me most reading this quote was the sentence, "May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be."
Acceptance of what is, is a major factor in successful manifestation.
"But how do I accept a situation that I'm desperate to change?" you ask.
Exactly. As long as you are desperate to change it, it will be very hard to do so. Only when you practice surrender to what is and accept your current situation instead of fighting against it, can you start to change it.
How do you accept a situation that is less than ideal?
To many people, "surrender" sounds like giving up, but that's not it—not at all. On the contrary, it can bring an enormous feeling of relief, especially if there's something you've been trying to hold onto or to achieve for too long.
And often, as soon as you stop struggling, the very thing you've been so desperately trying to get will fall into your lap... just like that.
There are five pillars of manifestation:
Make sure you know what you want. You’d be amazed how many people have no real clue what they want; they only know what they don’t want. You can start from there, for sure, and find out what you want through a process of elimination.
Focus your attention of what you want to achieve. I find that writing a manifestation list can often help to provide clarity and let you focus in on what exactly you are looking for.
Visualizing your outcome (not how you’ll get there!) is vital for your manifestation success. Make your visualization so vivid that it feels like you’re really there, right now... not at some point in the future, but now. Involve all of your five senses and make it as real as possible. Do this every day.
One major part of the visualization is emotion. Put as much feeling into it as you can; conjure up an overwhelming feeling of joy and gratitude. If you can do it to a degree that makes you burst into tears, you’re at the right level.
Believe that what you want is already yours; all it takes to see it in your world is the physical manifestation. It’s like a short story already forms and exists in your head before you put the words down on paper, so does your manifested desire already exist in your reality—you just can’t see it yet. Play make-believe and prepare your space for the fulfillment: If you want a new car, declutter your garage or buy some nice accessory for the car. If you want to travel, get a tourist guide book of the place you want to go to.
Other tips: Don’t phrase your affirmations negatively. Don’t use words like “not,” “never,” “don’t,” if possible. Don’t use future tense, but present tense, as if it were already here. Don’t tell anyone about your wish until it has manifested.
Also, one Quora commenter mentioned “subconscious programming” that keeps people from manifesting successfully. I could write a whole book on that (and might). But these are good first steps to take.
An easy way to manifest and circumvent that programming is using the “Goodwill Manifestation,” which I describe in this free report. It’s a technique that doesn’t specifically ask for anything, but instead spreads blessings to you and everyone around you… and the most amazing things can happen when you use it.
Brand-new manifestation movie—as far as I know, the first one since The Secret—and I was asked by Douglas Vermeeren, the producer, to help promote it. So I went on the website and watched the trailer, and it looked pretty decent, from what I could tell.
The website states,
"Many of us were featured in the hit movie The Secret and became very good friends. We saw a need to expand on a few of the concepts that were heavily holding many entrepreneurs back from destined success. One of those concepts was the power of thought and what to do with that thought. We noticed a large success division between those that understood that power and those that did not. That is how the movie began..."
Note: Douglas Vermeeren is an entrepreneur, influencer, and author of the book, Guerrilla Millionaire—Unlock the Secrets of the Self-Made Millionaire. For the full cast and trailer, check out the website.
Most people think manifestation is all about willpower and focus. But the opposite—surrender—is also a hugely important factor. Psychiatrist and lifelong psychic Judith Orloff talks about the value of surrender and "going with the flow" in our lives, and how learning this valuable skill is the secret to a happy life.