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What is the Law of attraction? (New Thought)

The Law of Attraction is a pseudoscience promoted by the New Thought spiritual movement. It is based on the concept that positive or negative thoughts attract positive or negative situations into a person’s life. The theory is founded on the notion that people and their thoughts are composed of “pure energy” and that a process of like energy attracting like energy exists via which an individual can enhance their health, fortune, and personal relationships. No empirical scientific evidence exists to support the law of attraction, and it is largely regarded as pseudoscience. Cognitive reframing techniques are frequently combined with affirmations and creative visualisation to replace limiting or self-destructive (“negative”) thoughts with more empowered, adaptive (“positive”) thoughts. A central tenet of the philosophy is the notion that in order to change one’s negative thinking patterns effectively, one must also “feel” (via creative visualisation) that the desired changes have already occurred. By attaining resonance with the hypothesised energetic law, this combination of positive thought and emotion is claimed to enable one to attract pleasant experiences and possibilities. Supporters of the Law of Attraction make reference to scientific theories in order to bolster their case. However, it lacks a scientific basis. Numerous researchers have criticised its proponents for misusing scientific concepts.


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