Is Abraham-Hicks Dead?
No one announced it, but the spiritual teachers invented by Esther and Jerry Hicks have flown the coup. Probably for good. Or maybe they’re just under new management.
Jerry Hicks died, after a long battle with leukemia, on November 18, 2011, according to Esther Hicks. Within days, she took steps to revive the franchise, implying that she might even bring back her dead husband as part of the act.
She actually did that and worse. Keeping up the lucrative front, the website for the operation Esther Hicks now manages alone claims, three and a half years after his death, that Jerry Hicks is still alive. And not just alive. He’s riding around the country on the monster bus with Esther.
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The Death of Abraham Hicks
Everyone knew it was coming. The true believers scrambled to find creative explanations about why it was happening. But everyone really saw it coming. In reality, when the lid came off, Jerry Hicks was Abraham, Esther a puppet.
Sadly, Esther Hicks and the team she assembled to help while Jerry Hicks fought cancer stuck with effort to shroud the internal workings from even the most ardent followers. First, they let Jerry speak in his usual upbeat, peppy manner. Then, when the happy talk updates on his health became inappropriate because he was not recovering and demands for truth-telling rose, they made like Jerry Hicks and his inconvenient illness didnt exist.
The happy talk fluttered along, but in the background and without explanation, event after event was canceled.
Note: the other shoe has dropped. Jerry Hicks died. For all practical purposes, Jerry Hicks was Abraham. Esther says that he died on November 18, although she waited until November 23 to send a marketing-tinged email blast and post on her blog. Not one to let an opportunity pass, Esther resurrected a December workshop that had been canceled. She moved to get the sales campaigns rolling again while followers were still wondering if Jerry really died and where the obituary was.
Ending The Abraham Hicks Workshop Road Show
The first event to go was an Abraham Hicks Workshop cruise, more than six months in advance. The cancellation of one of the top moneymakers so far in advance seemed ominous at the time, and it was.
Next, Esther Hicks canceled all workshop appearances that did not fall on weekends. Her explanation was that she and Jerry wanted to ‘play’ on weekdays during his recovery from what they then claimed was a fire ant bite.
Then, weekend events were canceled without explanation or announcement. They simply vanished from the schedule. The heavily promoted and hyped LIVE online events were scrubbed.
Finally, the last remaining Abraham Hicks workshop, once on the schedule for early December had vanished. Again, no notice.
An Online Skeleton At Abraham Hicks
It was a little strange The tabs for workshops and marketing come-ons remained on their website, which looked for all the world as it did a year ago, except that when you clicked the tab for upcoming workshops, nothing was there.
It seemed a shabby way to end an era in which thousands claim they have been helped by Jerry and Esther Hicks, and just as it exposes the fact that, in reality, Abraham Hicks wasnt much more than Jerrys inspired echo flowing from Esther Hicks, it didnt do enough to honor his legacy, a legacy that has been tarnished by the desperate attempt to maintain the validity of the teachings of Abraham.
They might as well have been called the teachings of Jerry Hicks, because thats what they were. He was a bright man and well-versed in the New Age marketplace in which they ptiched their products. His charismatic wife was deft and utterly convincing in claiming they were the teachings of otherworldly nonphysical teachers, who had access to Source (what most people call God) as well as all the wisdom accumulated in the history of mankind.
All that, it seems, in another bit of irony, was not enough to keep the boat afloat. But, anyone should be happy with a profitable twenty-five year run and a vast inventory of products to sell to a sea of remaining followers.
Can’t Keep a Profitable Channeler Down
Showing her resources as a solo act, Esther Hicks re-energized the franchise with weekly workshops which, although not nearly as well attended, have kept Abraham Hicks from disappearing. Three years down the road, they are shorter and the live streams had to be cancelled, but Esther goes on.
Although she claimed to co-author all the books with Abraham who dictated, an announced publishing schedule of new titles was abandoned and no new work has emerged. In case anyone needed more evidence that Jerry Hicks was Abrahamh.
She claims that he dead husband now attends all the workshops, just as he did when alive. As a quirky little twist, she claims to channel him along with Abraham. Jerry gets credit for occasional quips, if not any really insight.