November 1, 2013
“Worrying is using your imagination to create something that you don’t want.”
Esther (neé Weaver) Hicks (1948- )
A Utah native, Hicks is a motivational speaker and the author, with her husband Jerry, now deceased, of nine books including the Law of Attraction series, which she says was inspired by a group of “non-physical entities called Abraham.” Hicks maintains that her connection to Abraham has taught her that the purpose of life is to seek joy, and that individuals are the extension of their thoughts. Many of the concepts Hicks expounds were first written about by William Walker Atkinson in the early twentieth century. Hicks has disavowed The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, a movie about her teachings and Abraham, because of her disagreements with Byrne over marketing and contractual issues. Her publishing house includes books, DVD’s, a speaker series, cruises, a YouTube channel, and phone apps.