I live in California, United States. A few days ago I heard a few radio stations talk about "THE SECRET". I never cared and just switch stations and today I watch CNN showing a short trailer and pretty much went in-depth about what this 'secret' is. I thought it was funny and a great marketing tool like Dan Brown's book "Da vinci code", since the book also traces things back to ancient times from egypt to Rosicrucion movement that invented the masonic cult.
I have no idea where they are going with this book but some have interpreted the book and the dvd as another "religion", dealing with signals that you transfer from your mind and activate it to the universe and the universe gives you whatever the thought is or was. In fact I heard some people call in the radio station and talk about how they have faith in this so called "THE SECRET" book and that its been working for them.
The book although contains a lot more information then what I put above. The above is not my own views these are views I picked up from others.
Check it out:
The original Trailer: http://thesecret.tv/movie/trailer.html
If you have more knowledge about what these people are preaching here let me know!!!