What is the Law of Attraction?

What is the Law of AttractionIf you have heard about a book called ‘The Secret”, then you might already have an idea of what the Law of Attraction is about. To put it simply, the Law of Attraction is an idea that the thoughts you focus on will shape your future reality. In short, whatever you think- you attract.

New Thought History

From a historical American standpoint, the Law of Attraction came from the New Thought Movement. The movement came from the teachings of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. As a young man, he lived in a small American town of Lebanon, New Hampshire. He suffered from tuberculosis. And to look for a cure, he experimented with his ideas.

Eventually, he came upon a strange phenomenon. Whenever he rode on his horse and experienced feelings of excitement, the pain from his illness would briefly disappear. Thus, his interest in the mind-body relationship began. What came out of it was the New Thought Movement.

The New Thought Movement consisted of people made up of authors, philosophers, and small religious groups. They believed and practiced ancient philosophy. That is to say, ancient wisdom from the early Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, Buddhists, Romans, and so on. They believed in metaphysics, personal power, positive healing, and of course, the law of attraction.


But as we are all aware and have heard of at some point, the Law of Attraction existed centuries before Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was born. Many ancient cultures have, in one way or another, expressed and practiced the same idea that encapsulates the Law of Attraction.

From the Buddhists to the Ancient Greeks, to the Hindus- each culture has mentioned the concept of the Law of Attraction. Learning their ancient philosophy can give you a deeper meaning about the Law of Attraction.

Popular Law of Manifestation Books

There are Law of Manifestation books available for easier reading references. You can find them in your nearest bookstore or buy an electronic copy online.

One popular book during the 19th century is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Published in 1937, Think and Grow Rich became a best-selling book and is still considered a classic to this day. The book teaches Law of Attraction techniques which Napoleon Hill used on himself. He shared his own experiences and how he was able to overcome them through the Law of Attraction.

Another great book about the Law of Manifestation is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Published in 2006, it immediately garnered worldwide attention. Its popularity rocketed to instant fame after receiving praise from celebrities for how effective it was.

In 2020, Rhonda Byrne published another book called The Greatest Secret. It is a continuation of The Secret. The book offers more revelations and ancient techniques that can help you be completely free from negativity, and live in perpetual peace.

More books talk about the Law of Attraction. But these three are the most popular as well as beginner-friendly ones you can easily find in your nearest bookstore.