Esther Hicks turned mean months before her husband and partner Jerry Hicks shocked the Abraham-Hicks universe. He was undergoing chemotherapy, he said. But first, Esther showed a different version of Abraham, mean, disparaging and angry. Was there a connection?
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes
Following is an excerpt from An Abraham Hicks Digest: Skeptic’s Notebook
Analysis by David Stone
Table of contents
- Intro: An Angry Esther Hicks Smacks Down Paying Customers
- Rehabilitated by Hay House and Wayne Dyer
- What Does An Objective Review Tell Us About Abraham-Hicks?
- Compassion Vacuum: Esther Hicks’s New Meanness
- Some Quick Background on Esther Hicks, Abraham & The Hot Seat
- The New and Mean Esther Hicks Scam
- More from Assorted Ideas, Large & Small
Intro: An Angry Esther Hicks Smacks Down Paying Customers
Would an all-knowing, all-loving Source, acting through Esther Hicks, abuse audience members? Kicking them out of Abraham-Hicks workshops without letting them finish a sentence?
Or course not, and yet, that’s what happened.
Each paid at least $195 to watch Esther do her thing, allegedly channeling Abraham.
Claiming to be in a trance, as Abraham, she shouted, “Get out!”
Since, her grip on followers has loosened, her audiences shrinking.
Decline accelerated with poor public handling of Jerry Hicks’ illness and death from leukemia.
Promotional blurbs turned lifeless, as if failure had already set in. A contemporary email blast, in full:
We’ll be in San Francisco (Millbrae), CA this coming Saturday for the continuation of our expanding conversation with friends and Abraham.
With love and thanks,
(and Abraham and Jerry)
(Note: Esther Hicks now claims to channel, not just Abraham, but also her dead husband. He chimes in with quips.)
The remainder of the message was boilerplate contact information for attending the workshop online or in person. Following email blasts became even more lifeless.
Rehabilitated by Hay House and Wayne Dyer
But, with the help of Hay House, worried about a drop in book sales, Esther has shaped up communications recently. And her publisher has even arranged to get her a Wayne Dyer blessing at an event.
Jerry Hicks, the master marketer who took Abraham-Hicks to some fame, never allowed Esther to share the stage with anyone. But with the business in trouble, things are different.
Dyer, an otherwise admirable guy, shows up as a shill for any crackpot Hay House throws his way, including Gary Renard.
Renard claimed that Jesus’s disciples appeared at his house when he took naps.
What first made Esther’s aggressively bad behavior even weirder was that she’d always claimed, acting out as Abraham, that she knew every question audience members would ask before singling them out, meaning she picked these unlucky victims, knowing she’d attack and humiliate them in public.
Now, followers on the Abe Forum were debating her new “tough love” approach…
Jerry and Esther nurtured a warm, sometimes witty image for twenty-five years. Now, followers on the Abe Forum were debating her new “tough love” approach.
Antagonistic behavior, uncharacteristic of this normally gentle channel proved that the entity called “Abraham Hicks” had more to do with the performers who presented them than with the supposed “nonphysical teachers” Esther claims were controlling her.
What caused the Esther Hicks’ act to implode?
Maybe it was worry about having to explain statements about illness like this one, made publicly before Jerry began wasting away with leukemia:
“But it does take the determination that you’re going to put your thoughts upon something that does feel good. And so, here we’re going to make a very bold statement: any disease could be healed in a matter of days, any disease, if distraction from it could occur and a different vibration dominate — and the healing time is about how much mix-up there is in all of that.”
Esther made this fantastic claim in 2002. Before her elderly soul mate Jerry’s cancer diagnosis. Instead of following the crazy “Teachings of Abraham” that made them rich, sought conventional medical therapies.
Jerry Hicks died, but even before that, Esther tried winging the workshops solo. The results were less polished, sometimes mean and routinely not as bright as they were under Jerry’s control.
Esther Hicks and her handlers seem worried about keeping the scam alive in this new context, especially with Jerry, the real wizard behind Abraham Hicks, no longer around.
So far, she has done her best to make followers think she can, in part, resurrect him. But workshop crowds are dwindling and her promotional emails deflated and dull.
What Does An Objective Review Tell Us About Abraham-Hicks?
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