The Jerry Hicks cancer scam took root in the spring of 2011. Abraham-Hicks followers got a surprising email blast from Jerry saying he was being treated with “the big guns,” that is, “heavy chemotherapy.”
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By David Stone
Table of contents
- Jerry Hicks Cancer Scam Evolves
- Esther took on some sizzle.
- What’s Up With Jerry Hicks’s Cancer?
- A Story Unfolds
- Jerry Hicks Cancer Scam Hide and Seek
- Where Will Jerry Hicks Cancer Lead Them?
But not only did his rambling missive dodge the word “cancer,” it artfully implied he was being treated for the aftereffects of a spider bite.
Six months later, at the age of 84, in November of 2011, Jerry Hicks died.
The cause was leukemia, admitted like some sort of crime only after his death.
But strangely, the Abraham-Hicks website acted for years as if he were still alive, romping around the country with Esther, two joy-seekers, on their monster bus.
He signs off on daily email blasts, along with Esther and Abraham.
The way Jerry and Esther Hicks worked to retain and delude followers over the course of his illness is a story in itself.
Jerry Hicks Cancer Scam Evolves
When I wrote this article, I wondered, with Jerry Hicks still alive and battling cancer, where the marketing team would go next in dealing with all the confusion and evasion.
The message grew muddled and a bit startling. Unable or unwilling to deal with the facts, they buried Jerry alive. Figuratively.
(It became even more startling after Jerry Hicks died in November 2011.)
They wanted to disappear Jerry, it seemed, after his first round of chemotherapy failed.
The term “we” was in communications, but Jerry’s name came up much less. But something more radical happened.
Friends knew that Esther Hicks was not the dull, black and white, androgynous character Jerry Hicks designed her to be onstage, stepping barefoot into Abraham mode. But that was private.
Now, she looked a little strange and exhausted, but at least, she finally had some color.
Esther took on some sizzle.
When they pushed Jerry farther into the background, the intelligence that informed workshops went with him.
As a spiritual guide, Jerry Hicks was flat and far from “the leading edge of thought,” but Esther alone sometimes resembled the most tone-deaf big mouth at any dinner party.
Example: At a seminar, Jerry absent, a concerned mother asked Esther what to do about her young son who refused to share toys.
Nothing, Esther advised.
The child was “in alignment,” tuned into his toys by the law of attraction.
She went on to compare the kid to Jesus who didn’t get all worked up over his friends’ “toylessness.”
No joke. She really invented that word and invoked Jesus.
The mother also worried because her son kicked their cat. No problem, says Esther, don’t interfere. The cat is teaching him.
Attendees paid $200 a head to listen to this “spiritual insight” on “the leading edge of thought.” Online attendees got to pay $75 to stare at their screens for a couple of hours of Esther Hicks’s wisdom.
It seemed unlikely that Esther’s entourage expected Jerry to recover and return. What we saw, in the “news bulletins” they sent out, was a gradual erasure of Jerry and, in Esther’s change of appearance, the overthrow of Jerry Hicks and the reinvention of Abraham.
An Abraham with very little of the old wisdom, humor or learning.
What’s Up With Jerry Hicks’s Cancer?
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