Who Is Esther Hicks?

Esther Hicks is a New York Times best-selling author who claims to communicate for a group of nonphysical beings. These beings, through Esther, give workshops and write books, offering people advice on how to improve their health, wealth, and relationships using various metaphysical laws.

Abraham Hicks Files

Here, I am collecting various bits and pieces of evidence against Esther's claim of channeling. This LOA stuff must work, because I have gathered more than I thought I'd have by now. And still reviewing claims! Exhibit Z, here I come!

If you have any evidence in the form of transcripts, audio, video, etc, feel free to email me at abrahamhicksfraud (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks, Kyra

EXHIBIT A: Surprise exhibit
This is a special that I'm saving in my bag of tricks ; ) Note to self: "It's Almost Tomorrow"

EXHIBIT B: Abraham's impatience
In a HayHouse radio On Demand event called Getting in the Vortex, one of the first callers was listening to her radio so static could be heard in the background. Abraham immediately instructed Jerry, the host, or some producer/intern to move onto the next caller. Abraham was not going to stand for this interference. I guess they were more concerned about Jerry and Esther's recordings than any of us ever knew. I just wish Abraham would not call their gatherings a "perfect unfolding" if they don't think it's gonna be perfect. http://www.hayhouseradio.com/hosts.php?author_id=292. Hint: It's near the beginning, after Abraham's monologue.
EXHIBIT C: Abraham does a poor cold read.
ABRAHAM: …so…we’re going to give you some words that are coming directly forth from your partner. She has some things she would like to say to you. The most significant is, “No worries.” But there is something underlying that is very strong that sounds something like, "Buck up"…

EXHIBIT D: John Edward
QUESTIONER: There's a fellow on TV called John Edwards...and he speaks to...uh...immediately, when somebody raises their hand, he talks to somebody who is related to them or a friend or whatever and so forth and so on. What is he really speaking to when he is doing that?

ABRAHAM: Well it's a big question because, when you are talking about vibrational interpretation. There's all kind of vibration. In other words, the vibration that Esther is interpreting here is a vibration of Abraham, which is the label that we've given her. It is a Source Energy vibration. And some of what he is interpreting is exactly that. But every thought that everyone thinks, still exists. And so...and by law of attraction, the thoughts coalesce, and so sometimes what he is picking up on is...you see, as you are in your physical body, and you perceive your world through your physical body, there is a vortex of vibration that becomes you. In other words, it is like your vibrational personality.

[QUESTIONER: Like a large field around...]

ABRAHAM: That's a good way of saying it, and as you look out from it, it causes it to congeal and as others perceive you, it causes a further amplification of it. In other words, around all, you are like energy vortexes. You are points of focus. When you make your transition where you withdrawal your physical consciousness from this vessel, that consciousness, st-st-still remains. In other words, every thought that has ever been thought still exists. And to the degree that people continue to think about that thought, that consciousness can still remain too. So, when someone sits before someone who is a superb reader of energy, as he is, and they focus upon... 

EXHIBIT E: Bad Prediction: The Handbook for Joyous Survival - Any takers?
*Abraham quotes cited between A New Beginning and Special Subjects tape: Joyous Survival.

Anyone remember when Abraham was warning of the great earth changes? Abraham told Jerry in the recording called Joyous Survival (you can find this in the special subject series), that we were “very near this realignment” and that the “realignment is in progress already” and would happen in his lifetime (Special). These conversations were in 1989. It's nearly 2011 now.

Regarding the great earth changes, Abraham said, “These changes will be very abrupt…” (Special) and "…volcanic ash will be experienced in all parts of your world, as the volcanoes around your earth are simultaneously activated. Face masks and goggles will be of great value" (Hicks 79). They give great specifics about earthquakes across the U.S. and enormous water damage on the east coast (Hicks 74). Afterward, they said, “your transportation will be severed, so will your economic lines, so will your government” (Special). And “In any event, when the great realignment is upon you, you will not question it, because it will be far beyond anything you've experienced before” (Special).

In case you were doubting them, they wanted you to remember they are nonphysical. "We are aware that you may have difficulty accepting the reality of this physical event, but we encourage you to acknowledge our broader perspective" (Hicks 79). Not exactly the you-discern-truth-for-yourself campaign they've been on recently.

Some Abraham followers now rationalize this prediction away, saying that we must have changed our consciousness enough to change the earth. But in the Joyous Survival tape, Abraham likened stopping this change as being like trying to gather people together to stop the sun from coming up in the morning. Abraham told a story of Esther realizing that “There are those things that have been set into motion, agreements that have been entered into that are outside of her [Esther’s] creative alteration here through this conscious thinking wanting” (Special). In other words, this wasn’t something she or anyone was going to be able to stop from happening, because we “agreed” upon being here during a time of great disaster.

In 1994, Esther and Jerry revised their prediction. Evidently something happened "in the fall of 1988 and then that Energy dispersed" and "In the early part of 1990 we felt you reach another peak and again no realignment but a releasing of the Energy through a series of earthquake and volcanic activities" (Hicks 81). There was some of that, but let me remind you that Esther and Jerry were well aware of those, as this was 1994 when they were speaking this. And volcanic ash has not been experienced in all parts of my world.

Here is a bit of their revision: "When that is, we don't know" (Hicks 81). I am surprised, considering there were many who were willing to “acknowledge” their “broader perspective.”

Anyone hear Abe harping on climate changes now? Nope. No need. Guess I have to put away my face mask and goggles.

Hicks, Esther and Jerry. 2002. A New Beginning. Texas: Abraham Hicks Publications.

----. Special Subjects Tapes Vol. 1: Joyous Survival. Abraham Hicks Publications, 1998.

EXHIBIT H: Esther and Jerry: Get Your Story Straight!
There are interesting inconsistencies in Jerry and Esther's memories of their first encounters with Abraham. Let's just take a gander at A New Beginning I (published in 1988) and Ask and it is Given (published in 2005)

Excerpted from A New Beginning I (page 5):

JERRY: Esther's head was rolling gently, but erratically, as I looked up in response to her squeal of delight, "They are spelling the alphabet with my nose!" That was November of 1985 and the "they" was a group of Non-physical beings who call themselves Abraham.

Excerpted from Ask and it is Given:

ESTHER: I realized that my head was not randomly moving about, but it was as if my nose was spelling letters in the air. “M-N-O-P” is what I realized it was. “Jerry,” I shouted, “I’m spelling letters with my nose!”  [A few lines later.] “Jerry quickly took out his notebook and began writing down the letters, as my nose wrote them in the air: “I AM ABRAHAM. I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL GUIDE.”

Esther tells it the same way in the Introductory CD.

This may seem trite, but tell me, who’s right? Did she say “I’m spelling letters” or “they are spelling letters”, cause Jerry, if she is saying they, that would be very odd, considering she didn’t even know in this first sitting that there was a they to Abraham. She thought it was an I. She states this in every interview she does. It is also emphasized in both A New Beginning and Ask and it is Given.

Here is another example.

From A New Beginning I (page 6):

JERRY: And it was two months later, as we were driving on a Phoenix freeway, that Esther said, "I think they are going to speak through me," and Abraham's first words were, "This freeway is too dangerous...Take the next exit" and we did.

From Ask and it is Given:

ESTHER: And in that very moment, the first words that Abraham spoke through my mouth burst out, “Take the next exit!”

Esther says the ladder quote in the Introductory CD.

Obviously Abraham's first words were not all that memorable. Either "Take the next exit" burst out, or "This freeway is too dangerous" burst out. I find it interesting that nearly 10 years later, the story is revised to exclude Abraham calling the freeway dangerous. You see, when A New Beginning I was published, it was discussing the looming dangers of earth changes, so it made sense that Abraham would warn people of things. 17 years later, in Ask and it is Given, Abraham is just leading us to good things and not warning us of the bad, so the warning is omitted.

In another instance, Esther struggles to remember their early encounters with Sheila, a channeler who allegedly helped lead them to their Abraham experience:

From Ask and it is Given:

ESTHER: Theo said with a tone of finality, “God’s love unto you!” and Sheila opened her eyes and sat up. Our extraordinary conversation with Theo had ended. After Jerry and I left the house, we drove to a lookout point on the side of one of the Phoenix mountains and leaned against the
car, staring off into the distance watching the sunset. We had no idea of the transformation that had taken place within us that day. We only knew that we felt wonderful…

From Peter Beamish’s interview The Secret Behind the Secret [after meeting with Sheila]:

ESTHER: So we left that meeting, and we--I don’t ever remember ever feeling better. It was more of a feeling thing that happened to me than an intellectual thing that happened because it all happened so fast. And so, we left, and I remember we wentwe went directly home, closed the drapes…

They agree with the second one, from the Peter Beamish interview, in their Introductory CD. 

EXHIBIT I: Abe Fail: Idiots Guide to Neurology 
This one will make neurologists livid!

10/26/2007 -- Asheville, North Carolina. In this workshop, Abraham demonstrate a clear lack of knowledge about the mind. They are responding to a guest’s question about the nature of Schizophrenia. Abraham gives the guest an explanation about how things like “these multiple personalities” occur, as if the man had asked about that. What Abraham may not know is that Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder (now referred to as Dissociative Identity Disorder) are two very different things.

Here, I have provided a link from Google Health to explain what Schizophrenia is. (https://health.google.com/health/ref/Schizophrenia). They define Schizophrenia as “a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations.”

Medicinenet.com defines Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) here (http://www.medicinenet.com/dissociative_identity_disorder/article.htm). They say that “some professionals continue to be of the opinion that DID does not exist” and that it is “a mental illness that involves the sufferer experiencing at least two clear identities or personality states, also called alters, each of which has a fairly consistent way of viewing and relating to the world.”

To summarize: Professionals do not doubt the existence of Schizophrenia. DID is questioned. DID deals with an alternative personality. Schizophrenia does not. They don’t have anything to do with each other. Yet it makes sense why Abraham would blend the two, as there are popular misconceptions about these two very different mental illnesses.

Here is Abraham’s words on how multiple personalities crop up in people with a lot of resistance. Again, they are responding a guest who begins with “I have a friend who’s Schizophrenic and locked up in prison for something he had done….”

ABRAHAM: ….and often, a sort of other perspective is born in this. It’s like who-you-are keeps calling forth, calling you forth. And if there is a very resistant personality that won’t allow you to go, often another personality emerges to go….That desire to be free just keeps spurting out in another way and another way and another way….Some who have very fast moving energy just find other ways of getting around that, and these multiple personalities is often one of those ways….And, if you know him well enough, tell him you have a good friend named Abraham who is also Schizophrenic. Meaning we have many perspectives that are emerging. In other words, we are not one mind. We are not one thinker. We are a cumulative, collection, culmination of consciousness.

Really Abraham? What would you being Schizophrenic have to do with you having multiple perspectives? Sounds like you need to get Esther to pick up some books on psychology. Your lack of all-knowingness is starting to show.

Exhibit J: Abe's Junk Science (aka Abe's Peculiar View of Science)

I gave neurologists a chance to cringe. Now here's one for all scientists.

ABRAHAM: That's how the scientist's discover new science. They start out with a hypothesis--an idea--and then others believe enough in the idea that they make it true. You see?

We know that people were not floating around, then gravity was discovered, and we all got pulled down to the earth. It always has been, and we can test it as many times as we want, and it will still be there. Science doesn't create things. It analyzes them to see how they work. And when we discover something new, the effects of that science are not new. They have been around far before their discovery and continue to exist long after. The only thing that changes is our awareness of how the science works.

Is Abraham asking us to believe that things like gravity, evolution, and quantum mechanics didn't exist till we knew what they were? That Newton, Einstein, and Darwin were just powerful creators that managed to effect the past and present so powerfully that they made the world in the image that they fancied?

Thank you Abraham for the junk science.

You can listen to the audio here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9REx5_1S2R0 
Exhibit K: A Delicious Contradiction

It's humorous to see how Abraham's answers have evolved over the years. Take a look at these conflicting responses. In a 1990 workshop (09/23/1990), a guest asked Abraham about crop circles. Abraham said that extraterrestrial beings were coming to earth and that "their intent is to interact with your planet in a way that they can glean some information. In other words, they are sensing from the very core of your planet as they sit upon it. They have chosen to set down in areas where they are not disruptive. And so their mission has many intentions all of it information gleaning and none of it intending to interfere or hinder your life experience whatsoever."

This answer was given in 1990, before Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came forward in 1991 and took credit for starting the crop circle hoax. Regardless of the validity of crop circles, Abraham has backed off their statement regarding alien visitors. In a 2004 workshop (07/03/2004 Alaska), they were asked again about crop circles. They made it perfectly clear that they were all "man made," without exception.

Almost as amusing as listening to Abraham's conflicting answers about things like crop circles, is listening to the excuses Abers use to justify these contradictions. They usually just blame the listener or questioner, as is appropriate in their victim-blaming philosophy. Because, of course, Abraham is infallible.

Exhibit L: Reincarnation Contradictions

JERRY: Would their reincarnation then be back into the same mess?

ABRAHAM: Their reincarnation occurs from the position that they hold from broader perspective. If their broader perspective is similar to their physcial perspective--and very often it is. Very often it is one in the same. In other words, if suddenly in an instant, POOF, there you go. It's not going to happen, but if you went this moment, you would not find yourself strangers to yourself. In other words, your nonphysical you would be very familiar to you. The desires--the desire--for freedom and growth and upliftment and joy that you feel fleetingly here, you would feel powerfully and you would recognize if you were to make that transition instantly. And so, for the most part, what you are living in this life experience, would not be so far from who you are from broader perspective. Which means very likely, if that is the way that they are approaching physical experience, that--you see the law of attraction is constant. It is the same in the physical or nonphysical--and so they would have that experience again.

North Los Angeles, CA, 3/22/03
ABRAHAM: Well, there is that. In other words, what you sow you do reap because Law of Attraction says that which you offer vibrationally is that which you bring back. But it does not pass on from lifetime to lifetime to lifetime in the negative sense that people mean because when you re-emerge into nonphysical, you re-emerge into pure positive energy, and when you come forth into your next incarnation, you come forth from that place of pure positive energy.

(I am in the process of verifying these)
As of now, things in this category are in the form that I found them. This will change once I have researched them. Please be patient. There is so much sh*t of the Hicks' to go through. They've been talking nonstop since I was born.

EXHIBIT F: "We're done with you!" No really. Leave.
Orlando, FL 05/23/2009 workshop. Check out the section called “He knew Abraham would call him again” in http://www.abraham-hickslawofattraction.com/lawofattractionstore/product/F0915.html. In it, a man is very proud that he’s been called to ask is question first. He’s so lucky! This is like the ninth time Abe’s picked him! Upon his revealing this, Abraham says, “We’re done with you!” and despite this man's begging and pleading to ask his question, Abraham shoos him till he returns to his seat. In my day, we walked fifteen miles in the snow to get to the hot seat, and by then, it didn't matter what Abraham said, we needed the warmth. Also, in my day, Abraham could read people's energy, or so they said, so there was no need to send people away.

A special thanks to Barbara from http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message591690/pg2 for helping me find this gem. She was at the workshop and said that she was “shocked” by the incident. It just made me mad. So much for the infinite love of Abraham.

These are just things that I've heard/read/seen that are suspicious.

I'm not even sure if this is admissible as evidence against the Hickses, but it was weird when I was listening to their explanation of the octopus 'creating' the World Cup Winner. I let this one speak for itself. You can find the audio here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xG70YsnZF4. From Abraham Hicks 2010 Portland.

ABRAHAM: And enough people were focused upon that outcome that the expectation became that and did tip the balance of the expectation.


ABRAHAM: So the octopus did not predict it, the octopus created it.


I'm pretty sure this one is unusable, too, but it made me suspicious of this all being an act. Why does Esther keep having the same revelations in separate interviews? Makes them seem rehearsed.

From The Secret Behind the Secret:

BEAMISH: What could you say to someone who finds this all spooky?

ESTHER: I understand. And, and if it were not happening--if it had not happened to me, I'm not sure that I would--um--it's hard to say. Because before it was happening to me, I was willing to go hear sheila...

From Oprah's XM show:

OPRAH: Now you must admit that this sounds strange.

ESTHER: It has to. It has to. I know how I felt about it. I know how I felt about it in the beginning and I have to say if it hadn't happened to me, I probably. Well, I can't say that because I was listening to Jerry read Seth to me and I was captivated by what I heard from Theo.


I am pleased that this clip comes from Abraham Hicks' youtube channel. In it, Abraham mentions Esther and Jerry's upcoming book, The Astonishing Power of Emotions. Then, after they've called a guest up, they give it another plug. They are nice enough to mention the month it will be released. Thanks for the soft-sell, Abe.