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Garden Links

Have you found any interesting, informative, or useful links to websites related to F. H. Burnett or The Secret Garden?  Please feel free to share them here.
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Re: Garden Links


ConnieK wrote:
Have you found any interesting, informative, or useful links to websites related to F. H. Burnett or The Secret Garden? Please feel free to share them here.





I read the introduction in the B&N Classics and it said that FHB was greatly influenced by New Thought and Theosophy and that The Secret Garden reflected these two schools of thought. Some links I found on these two schools of thought:

New Thought
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Thought

Theosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophy

I have not read The Secret, that seems to have an immense popularity right, but it does not seem too different from what I'm seeing in New Thought and I gather is pretty much the premise of The Secret Garden. I haven't started reading The Secret Garden yet but from I've read in the Introduction in the B&N Classics, I guess FHB knew "the secret"!

Here is what Publisher's Weekly said about The Secret for a very brief statement of the basic "Secret" premise:

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From Publishers Weekly
Supporters will hail this New Age self-help book on the law of attraction as a groundbreaking and life-changing work, finding validation in its thesis that one's positive thoughts are powerful magnets that attract wealth, health, happiness... and did we mention wealth? Detractors will be appalled by this as well as when the book argues that fleeting negative thoughts are powerful enough to create terminal illness, poverty and even widespread disasters.
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:smileywink: So I think we might find this 100 year old children's book may be as modern, adult, and current as the latest blockbuster best seller! This may be fun!
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I guess I should have read The Secret first! Seems I accidentally did hit upon the connection. It is based on New Thought! And I thought I was only joking! Here are some other link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_(2006_film)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/2007-06-23-thesecret_n.htm
http://altreligion.about.com/od/religionsaz/p/NewThought.htm



niki wrote:

ConnieK wrote:
Have you found any interesting, informative, or useful links to websites related to F. H. Burnett or The Secret Garden? Please feel free to share them here.





I read the introduction in the B&N Classics and it said that FHB was greatly influenced by New Thought and Theosophy and that The Secret Garden reflected these two schools of thought. Some links I found on these two schools of thought:

New Thought
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Thought

Theosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophy

I have not read The Secret, that seems to have an immense popularity right now, but it does not seem too different from what I'm seeing in New Thought and I gather is pretty much the premise of The Secret Garden. I haven't started reading The Secret Garden yet but from I've read in the Introduction in the B&N Classics, I guess FHB knew "the secret"!

Here is what Publisher's Weekly said about The Secret for a very brief statement of the basic "Secret" premise:

=====================================
From Publishers Weekly
Supporters will hail this New Age self-help book on the law of attraction as a groundbreaking and life-changing work, finding validation in its thesis that one's positive thoughts are powerful magnets that attract wealth, health, happiness... and did we mention wealth? Detractors will be appalled by this as well as when the book argues that fleeting negative thoughts are powerful enough to create terminal illness, poverty and even widespread disasters.
=====================================

:smileywink: So I think we might find this 100 year old children's book may be as modern, adult, and current as the latest blockbuster best seller! This may be fun!



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