Sound Health, Sound Wealth: The Biology of Hope and Manifestation By Luanne Oakes, Ph. D. ISBN-10: 1424323916 ISBN-13: 978-1424323913 Hardcover, 260 pages April 15, 2007 Nightingale Conant Corporation Reviewed by Sabrina Williams
If you haven’t burned out on the potential of the Law of Attraction yet, put your dogeared copy of The Secret aside and pick up Luanne Oakes’ Sound Health, Sound Wealth. Oakes’ guide for manifesting abundance provides easy exercises for focusing intention and welcoming prosperity. Based on the premise that we create our own reality through thoughts, whether they be positive or negative, Sound Health steers those thoughts in the right direction.
It begins with an explanation of the law, examples of the law in action, and a little glimpse into quantum physics. Oakes puts a great deal of effort into convincing the reader of the authenticity of the law. There are quite a few anecdotes of people putting the law into action and reaping the benefits. The problem is the people involved are not identified by anything other than their first names, which doesn’t lend much credibility to the stories.
I tried to do a little Googling to put my own mind at ease, using the story of George and Helen, married creators of a popular daytime drama. According to Oakes, the couple moved to Hollywood with little more than a handful of dreams and brought a television show to fruition. I couldn’t find anything about a show created by a George or Helen. I’m not saying they don’t exist. However, the remaining stories are even more vague and unidentifiable, and as a natural skeptic, I’d like to see some evidence to corroborate these fantastic experiences.
The one thing that sets the book apart from the hordes of Law of Attraction books already in circulation is the focus on physical health and nutrition. While readers may shy away from the idea that a person can survive on light alone, Oakes provides some important information regarding nutrition and avoiding toxins.
The book is accompanied by a frequency treatment CD for relaxation and meditation, described as a “cutting-edge sound-frequency CD.” This is definitely an added bonus. I welcome any tool for relaxation. It doesn’t sound very different from your average nature sounds CD, but if it does the job, you’re one step ahead. Meditate into some of Oakes’ journaling exercises, such as an “inner inventory,” to properly focus intention.
Overall, Sound Health, Sound Wealth is a very positive book with a pain-free guide for incorporating the Law of Attraction into daily life. If you’re looking for guidance or a little push in the right direction, it can come in handy. Let Oakes assist you in identifying some major roadblocks to ultimate happiness.