Abraham Hicks Skeptic

15 Reasons Why You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks Now


The 2012 harmonic convergence predictions. At first, Abraham shrugged these speculations off as useless because, according to the Law of Attraction, we will get what we attract at the time, and nothing can be predicted in advance. 

Later, pressured by true believers in their New Age audiences, they fell into the harmonic convergence line and talked about new knowledge and awareness in the world today that would lead to great change in 2012. Popular demand engendered new truths, it seems.

By the way, none of the big changes ever occurred. Wrong again, Abe.

Twelve: Wisdom

Wisdom, if viable, doesn’t need all the marketing and image control used by Abraham-Hicks. It’s getting to be as if Jesus were pitching pricey sandals and offering to lead pilgrimages for a fee.

In a nearly ghoulish twirling of Jerry’s cancer into a marketing tool, Abraham Hicks on July 7th, 2011, sent out an email blast with this exact wording:

“We so much appreciate all the inquiries and love that you have been sending our way and we wanted to give you a quick update.

“We’re going to fly to Del Mar on Monday for the next phase of our rebalancing act in getting Jerry back on his feet and feeling frisky. Every day we’re experiencing the relief that we can only receive from Abraham as they remind us about the power of the Vortex. We are enjoying the comfort when we are able to ignore the temporary what-is.

“Abraham recorded a wonderful segment for Jerry last night guiding him toward complete comfort and ease, and that is exactly what he is focusing on now. We’ll continue our city-to-city workshop schedule as posted, which means that we’ll be enjoying the company of our friends in San Francisco on Saturday, July 9th. If you’d like to join the generally frisky Frisco workshop group, you can call the office before 4 p.m. CDT on Friday (830-755-2299). The last San Francisco workshop was filled to capacity, so a phone reservation would ensure that we won’t run out of chairs.”

They didn’t even enter a paragraph break between the news of Abraham recording a segment, whatever that might be, probably a workshop rehearsal tape, for Jerry and the pitch for tickets. This isn’t illiterate as much as it is Freudian. 


In twenty-five years, wouldn’t these “eternal beings”with direct access to the “Source,” or supreme being, have come up with one original, really useful idea? I’d have been happy with a simple cure for the common cold.

(Nathan again, commenting below, implies that Abraham did provide a cure for the common cold. Right. My mistake. Here it is: Don’t think about colds and you won’t get one. How did we all miss that for so long!)

“Move over, Jerry, we’ve got tickets to sell.”

Abraham has never come up with a new idea. Esther and Jerry just took techniques developed by Seth and Theo, with both of whom Jerry and Esther were very familiar before Abraham arrived, and blended in ideas from the “New Thought Movement.” 

Abraham’s “hot seat” conversations with attendees are entertaining and sometimes enlightening, but they never break new ground.

I’m not saying they don’t occasionally come up with something fantastic, but something useful and objectively observable would be nice. Most of us would love to have what Esther preaches be true. Well, not the animal abuse stuff, but a lot of it.

How about telling us how radiation or toxins cause cells to become cancerous? Gold star for Esther, if she can peg that one.

Fourteen: Abraham’s teachings are simple. There has been nothing new in decades, except for exercises and concepts like “the Vortex.”

But like a jalopy without brakes, the machine keeps rolling from seminar to seminar as long as cash is available. 

Is this what one who professes to be as wise and all knowing as Abraham would do? Why not give it away?

So, why keep pumping out new products and cruises when there is nothing more to say?

It’s only fair to assume that an entity with the wisdom and access Esther and Jerry Hicks claim for Abraham would be thrilling. For many of us, they once were, but here’s a recent entry from their Vortex writings:

Fifteen: Thudding boredom and marginal literacy have entered the realm of Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks.

I Can Attract Relationships That Agree with My Desires… People are not finding it difficult to find the mate of their dreams because that person is not out there, but because of their own contradiction to their own desire in the thoughts they offer about the subject every day.

When you consistently offer thoughts about your future relationship that feel good while you think them, that means you are consistently matching the desires that you have discovered as you have lived life. And under those conditions, only someone in agreement with your desires could come to you. Under those conditions, no need for control is necessary.

Through each exposure to interacting with others, you launch continuous rockets of desires of what you prefer. And only when you are a Vibrational Match to the culmination of those desires will you allow your rendezvous with someone who matches those intentions that you have gathered along your physical trail.”

— Abraham
Excerpted from the book, The Vortex, Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships # 80

Anyone who can read that through without dozing off has my admiration. Who thought anyone claiming so much wisdom could be such an infinite bore?

Sixteen: Abraham-Hicks baffled by string theory…

You’d think an entity claiming access to all the wisdom the world has ever known would be able to comment on a popular scientific thread that might bolster some of their claims, but no. According to a recording supplied by a friend who prefers to remain anonymous, Abraham doesn’t even know what the best known theory for explaining the existence of the universe is.

Simply, Superstring (commonly known as just “string”) theory tries to explain some of the peculiarities of quantum physics and how it fails to match up with relativity by proposing extra dimensions and constituents of matter that make the quantum world appear as it does. 

Abraham, after hearing a man describe himself as a “recovering physicist” and make a simple explanation of what string theory was supposed to do, politely listened as Esther explained that going back in time was a waste, seeming to see string theory as something to do with evolution, which, of course, we already know she hasn’t a clue about.

If Esther Hicks is going to continue faking Abraham, she’d do well to read some newer books and stop looking at herself in the mirror while counting ticket sales.

In Conclusion: Why You Can’t Trust Esther Hicks

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      • Why Esther taking or not is not the point. The point is the core of her teaching is proven by other teachers. They are actually saying the same things in different ways.

        Just like the jesus story. Who knows if it is true ? But the teachings are good for us. They work.

        That’s the only thing that matters. Take what works, that’s all.

        Is she is faking it, so be it.

      • The streak continues. Not a single relevant comment related to the content, just a squishy rationale for hanging on, even if “she is faking.” Tiresome doesn’t begin to describe it.

      • Hi David. I’m sorry that you don’t like Esther Hicks. I’m sure you have others on your “don’t like” list as we all meet people who don’t resonate with us. But why so much hate? She has the same opportunity as you in life and she chose a positive way to help people and earn a living. Whether it resonates with you or not, she’s doing it. I’m guessing you came across her while looking for hope? I hope you found it. Now go live your best life and for your sake, stop whining 😘

      • Oh, boy. Here we go again, one more A-H follower incapable of addressing a single issue raised. Funny thing is, as a writer, I post critical articles all the time, but none get the kind of thought-free responses Esther Hicks gets. People are free to show me where they think I’m wrong and why, but with Esther’s troops, never. Fact remains, nobody reads such an article if they don’t already have doubts, and the comments are ultimately reactive, subject and lacking in any genuine critical content.

      • My hope really is that one of you might be clearheaded enough to make an objective comment of the content, but veering off the subject is all that ever comes across. It consistently resembles cult behavior.

      • You are a sad little man if you have to spend your time tearing others down to make yourself big. But that’s what insecure people do!

      • Really? Doesn’t it just make you nuts when you try name-calling and insults and it doesn’t work at all?

        Now, wait, didn’t your guru say something about non-judgment? Did you play hooky when she gave that speech?

      • Hello David Stone. I am the director of a research institute and I haven’t found one single phrase said by Abraham that is contrary to observation, I just read a few lines of your diatribe and I did not found at least one of your assumptions to be correct. The problem that you have is you lack any training or any kind of education other than watching too much tv, And the fact that you write every sentence with irony or sarcasm is the first clue that you are clueless. If you really want to have a real debate I am the only one that can explain to you the ABC of how things work. I have a few questions first.
        1. How many years you studied the material?
        2. How many of the exercises have you tried and for how long?
        3. How many hours have you heard the material?
        4. What is your current religion? a) Atheism b) Scientism c) Materialism d) Other.
        5. Have you heard about the genome project?
        6. How many years have you trained in applied mathematics?
        7. How many years have you studied religions or theology or any of that?
        8. Were you raised as christian or catholic?
        9. Do you think you know more than anyone?
        10. Do you think no one has the answer?
        11. What is your stand in ufos?
        12. Have you ever studied the subject of “the matrix”?


        ps. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that I run a research institute and I am an expert in everything relevant, I’m just a dude like you.

      • My, my, you have a high opinion of yourself, but of course, you don’t really run a research institute.

        But you make the same basic mistake. While unable to mount a single contrary argument, you try to make the author the issue, more or less changing the subject.

        As always, we’d be delighted to see a single objective argument, but alas, not yet.

        Nice try, though.

      • I gave you a chance to learn. Yes I run a research institute. You did not answer one single question. You lost the debate.

      • Btwwww I didn’t know where to reply so I just clicked reply on any answer, anyways, before u write something ATLEAST do your research. I heard esther/Abraham say manyyyyyyy times “jerry croaked” “jerry croaked” ‘aahh jerry, he croaked” like in soo many videos so I just thought to tell u.

      • AT LEAST, try to practice what you preach. I don’t know if what you say is true or not because I haven’t listened to anything new from Esther in over ten years, around the time this was written. But I can assure you that she never took that attitude at the time. If she changed, it merely shows that, like most, she eventually returns to a set point. In her case, it’s crude indifference to the suffering of others.

        This is a minor point, in any case. It doesn’t change the fact of her lack of empathy.

    • You can debunk anyone! Some of her teachings are helpful to a lot of people. Is she truly channeling the spirit of Abraham? Tell me how many Christian TV evangelists sell a crock of BS to a congregation and get away with it? My point is that some people need inspirational speakers in whatever form they come and Esther Hicks can be very inspiring! Authors like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Jack Canfield are all following a pretty similar philosophy and they all have a following including famous personalities like Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith. New Age teachings are in alignment with authors like Joseph Campbell. Why be so critical of it?

      • irony and sarcasm. You are one of those.

        I was a “genius child”, I started my research at 7 years old, when I was 12 I was debating and destroying people like you, parrots I call y’all, you repeat the ideas in the books, you defend your ideas with concepts as “prestigious” or “published” but you are unable to discern if they are true beyond that. I research the validity of ideas, for that I had to read thousands of books, studied many religions, ways of thinking, travel around the world, hammer philosophies in my mind until I went outside of the matrix and found truth. It took me decades. Now I am qualified to discern ideas. You are on the base level of knowledge, 101 of semantics and on the 0 level of intelligence, that means you have zero mental tools to qualify ideas, that means if I say a few ideas you can’t tell me which is true much less ideas that are out of your matrix. And I can tell you flat out, Abraham has never ever utter a sentence that is not 100% congruent with reality.

        Your condition is called Cynicism and it has a cure, the use of the phrase “I don’t know”.
        Try it. Really try it today. When you are faced with a concept that is out of your mental reach say I don’t know, don’t say no one knows, say I don’t know. Do that for a month and write down the things you don’t know and make the goal to find the information. You have been trained to say “No one knows this” or “everyone knows this” but you will resist that training with your pure will and say I will find out. Then you are on your way out of ignorance, when you finally reach an answer you will notice that you are not bitter any more and you are not using irony or sarcasm to mask the fear of rejection that you got in school when everyone laughed at your stupidity, you will be a step closer to be a man and to have a spouse that is not with you to avoid working.

        Good luck.

      • I am, of course, deeply impressed. Who wouldn’t be?

        Now, in all your wisdom and vast insight, can ya just once try to address any item in the content with which you disagree? Any one? You’d be the first. That must count for something, and you can add it to your already amazing list of achievements.

        And just to be fair and show I can also brag on myself, I want you to know that I pitched a no hitter when I was only fifteen. I bet you never did that, amazing though you may be.

    • I find it ironic that this dude writes this article bashing someone else about their wealth To sell his book!!!!! Does no one else see the irony? I didn’t see any proof backing up his statements either. All I saw was an Unenlightened individual and all I felt was hate radiating from his words. Makes you wonder why he’s so bitter?

      • Read agin, Tammy. You missed some things, like direct quotes, for example, and saw other stuff that wasn’t there.

        PS: This is a very old tactic used when you can’t come up with any convincing counter arguments and are so defensive you just have to say something. You could try actually making your case with facts and thoughtful analysis, if that’s too much.


        Unenlightened Individual

      • I completely agree with you Tammy. Those who are awaken can see and feel the ugly in this article. Sad he wasted his time and talent on a hate article. He could have easily used his energy on being empowering others. If we could each just work out our own salvation and study to show our own self approve then more people would be having a happier, healthier, and more productive human experience. If we all just tune in to our higher self, intuition will let each individual know who to listen to and who to avoid. Each person has their OWN inner guidance. There needs to be more teaching around tuning in to your higher self and less focus on letting “man” tell you what to do. In fact, that’s the same thing that Abraham teaches. Get tuned in, tapped in, and turned on to your inner being. All the answers are within!

      • Here we go again, another flighty sing song without a single word about the facts reported. This is cult-like behavior, unthinking and self-satisfied without introspection.

      • I think Tammy and Shira are on to something. I noticed he only replies to the portions of the comments he wants to. He still did not address the fact that he is profiting off of bashing someone else. What a tasteless way to make a living. If you agree with him then you’re an intelligent individual validating his claims. If you disagree with him then you are a flightily individual that drank the kool-aid. Just like the rest of the world today, true journalism at its best. SMH

      • Here again, some old tune, you seem unable to respond to the actual content in anyway, but try protecting your belief system by attacking the messenger. I could be Satan. It doesn’t matter. Deal with the issues or don’t waste your time. This article is not about me or how I make a living. It’s about 16 reasons why Esther Hicks has given people reason to doubt her reliability, based on facts. That’s what you need to wrap your mind around. The rest is just window dressing.

      • Explaining anything to you It is like explaining calculus to a new born. I understand your point of view. I know exactly how you got where you are. American people have it really tough when it comes to knowledge, given the institutionalized ignorance, forced stupidity and systematic depression. Yes, you are depressed but I think you already knew that.

        You have been thought through shame and ridicule to agree to a number of assumptions about reality. You have been force feed a religion that is a mixture of absurdities and misconceptions, that religion you practice every day is called The Matrix. An array of ideas and opinions that are congruent among them called “what everyone knows” but that are not consistent with reality. That inconsistency is called “what no one knows” and “theories and hypothesis”. You can find evidence of this in your writing for example when you say “every high school science student knows”.

        One simple idea that they have been hiding to you is that happiness and intelligence are the same thing, so if you are depressed you are also incapable of comprehending. You can listen to some material and you can understand its meaning but you are not able to comprehend. For example, you say Abraham says humans and apes are a different idea, you understand the meaning of the words but instead of comprehending that animal and human are two different things you say we share DNA, so the idea just flew above your head. So in the end it’s completely natural that you can’t trust something that you are incapable of understanding. Ironically, Abraham is trying to teach you how to overcome depression and be able to comprehend but you can’t even comprehend that.

        I have heard people say something expensive is ugly, it is less painful to say I don’t like it than to say I can’t afford it. So it is just natural that you say I think its a hoax instead of saying This thing that contradicts all my assumptions is too difficult to understand.

        For me it is important to leave a comment here for posterity, the time will come when you find out who I am.

        Hugs and kisses.

      • Geez, you didn’t say anything about my baseball prowess. That was thoughtless. Just for that, just to get even, I’m not going to say one word about your being a pretentious windbag. See how you like it.

      • I know what you mean. But I just think he should at least give the teachings of Abraham a try. What Esther teaches can really change your life if you’d just judge the tree by its fruit…

      • I did, for several years, and I found them stimulating. But I also found a lot of hypocrisy and contradiction, and that led to research and the material this post is based on. By the way, I’ve known a couple of people who worked directly and intimately with Esther and with Jerry. They’ve vetted whatever I wrote for accuracy.

        It’s important, isn’t it, for people to have a critical voice for contrast, rather than let Esther’s fabulous claims go unchallenged? Then, people can chose for themselves, fully informed, not indoctrinated.

  1. David Stone Youve made quite a living off “debunking” . I guess a bigger fish will come along and debunk you soon.

    • Less than you think, but since this post has been kicking around for more than ten years, I’ve approved a large number of comments from, mostly, people who disagree. That’s fine. Their points of view are as valid as mine or anyone else. I believe a diversity of opinion serves everyone best.

      Thank you.

      • Then why list 15 reasons (opinions) towards one person, if you meant that last sentence

      • There is no substance in your work. Much of what you quote is out of context.
        The teachings (not preachings or sermons as you describe them) have saved my life. I have put it all into practice and my life transformed.
        It’s odd how people who believe in the “story” of Jesus and the “virgin Mary’ so far fetched it beggars belief so many still believe it. Yet dismiss the idea we have a higher source and full control of creating our lives which is essentially all Abraham tells us.
        It is not just this work but many leaders in Science now promote the same ideas and question much of Darwin’s Theory. Perhaps you should broaden you reading into the advances in Science published in the past twenty years. Look up Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief. Read any work by Deepak Chopra.
        Darwin’s survival of the fittest theory implies we are all (as you seem to rather we believe) doomed by the genes we inherit at birth. No control, pre programmed. This is what most people have been taught and like you believe. How tragic. Yet this has almost certainly been proven to be false. It is not The Survival of the Lucky fittest genes (humans) it is the Demise of only the weakest. How fit you are how well you strive and succeed is proven to be scientifically proven to be down to your belief system (aka your thoughts) which equates to how you feel (aka you emotions aka your energy/ vibrations).
        Bruce also talks about the power of the placebo effect. Something allocated only a tiny fraction of medical training when it is proven absolutely proven if people “believe” something it has a powerful effect on their heeling. Yet doctors prescribe anti-depressants to numb all thoughts and dull down pain and suffering caused by those thoughts rather than teach patients the key is to turn their thoughts around and empower themselves.
        Abraham, has a might challenge indeed. As sadly most people like you are brain washed into thinking we’ll all be saved or doomed by some all powerful judgemental “god” and are doomed by the circumstances or our birth and our circumstances.. you see this misery driven belief system everywhere you go.

      • Oh, I must’ve made a mistake. Didn’t you notice this was about Esther Hicks, not Darwin, Deepak Chopra, epigenetics, Christianity or me? I must’ve forgotten to mention her. My bad.

      • You’ve approved them? So if I’m understanding this correctly your saying if you have a rebuttal and want to bash someone else with some type of witty banter then its ok? But if you don’t like what they say it doesn’t get published? How does doing such a thing keep you honest as a writer? Because I had a comment, but after reading that you’ve approved a large number of comments I figured why waste my time to maybe have my opinion heard

      • Unless your opinion is actually about the contents of the article, which almost all of Esther’s followers find too high a hurdle, you’re not contributing anything to the conversation and may not get approved. Your opinions about the writer are generally irrelevant, especially when not accompanied by any comment about the content. The endless efforts of A-H followers to avoid facts by deflecting to motives is tedious and has been for a long time, and when they’re especially thickheaded, it’s hard to resist deleting them. I mean, why waste the space for defensive whining?

        Smart, objective disagreement is always welcome, but this stuff’s just boring. Witty banter is fun too, but you guys are basically humorless.

      • This is for David Stone. I, like you, are a cynic and love your debunking. I have read a bit about Esther Hicks – why Abraham? – and would find it too mentally exhausting to try to follow some of the convoluted things she says. Apparently, she is big on the law of attraction: this concept is not new but she is turning it into something almost alien in the terms she uses. Clarity of speech is a valuable tool; it forces the speaker to understand their subject and makes it easier, more bearable for the listener who may learn from it. I read a bit about Esther/Abraham and her law of attraction. I hate to think I misread it but a few of her comments made me feel she is potentially dangerous and, as you said,doesn’t really give a damn about people. She indicated that very young girls who are raped somehow attracted it, brought it on themselves. She indicated that slaves attracted slavery, brought it on themselves and somehow their world, the world, is better because of it; she indicated that Martin Luther King Jr. attracted his assassination/wanted it. These statements must come from her new world view. She seems to be rewriting history. I wonder what she has to say about the Holocaust. I guess she will leave order up to law enforcement to make sure society moves along in a non barbaric way. Batting around the term “quantum physics” seems to be a popular thing lately as well. What is that all about? They seem to take a little bit of knowledge, mix in ancient philosophies, a bunch of other things, toss in the word universe, the divine, and you have a recipe for success. Wasn’t this done in the 60’s when people were looking for the dawning of the age of Aquarius – great song. One thing Hicks seems to go on about is to not judge other people. Why? Thank heaven Hitler was judged; thank heaven exploitation of children, women, one’s sexuality is being judged so abuse stops. Thinking kind thoughts – and this may be diminishing what these new age people are all about – really will not do much except to potentially have people distance themselves from what is going on around them and, in their new found passivity, do they assume it will all go away OR will they just not give a damn about it. We need cynics, people who will continue to question. I need something more than a group encounter – that was big in the 70’s – where people hugged a lot. Personally, I think feeling angry about things is very good. Anger is not necessarily a self destructive thing. When you are angry, are reacting to something that is wrong, abusive to someone or something – yourself – you can be moved to do something about it NOT just think, “I don’t like that; it is negative so I must brush it away by thinking positive thoughts.” Venting is very healthy, writing down your angry thoughts about a person is a very good way at getting your feelings in perspective. Isn’t that what these new age people are attempting to do? Get you in tune with yourself? We have not lived in a void. Life, our lives, have given us skills that have worked, at least they have for me. Perhaps others don’t have great coping skills, are looking for some magic but then, aren’t we all looking for magic, beauty? Art, music – specifically jazz – sooth me, calm me. I have gone at great length. I hope that at least you, Mr. Stonel, will find some sense and logic in what I have said.. I hope this reaches you since my computer skills are often lacking. Have a fine day.