Rhonda Byrne (The Secret) is an Australian television writer and producer, who produced the secret film and wrote the book the secret. The film begins with Rhonda Byrne explaining the predicament she was in, and how she came to find out about the secret. Although she doesn’t explain in detail, she gives a glimpse on what was happening in her life at that time.
In September, 2004, Rhonda Byrne discovered a great secret, known only by a few people throughout history. Almost immediately her life was transformed, as she began to put into practice what she had learned. Then, Rhonda decided to undertake the biggest mission of her life: to share the secret with the world.
In the book Rhonda Byrne writes:
A year ago, my life had collapsed around me. I’d worked myself into exhaustion, my father died suddenly, and my relationships with my work colleagues and loved ones were in turmoil. Little did I know at the time, out of my greatest despair was to come the greatest gift.
I’d been given a glimpse of a Great Secret—The Secret to life. The glimpse came in a hundred-year-old book, given to me by my daughter Hayley. I began tracing The Secret back through history. I couldn’t believe all the people who knew this. They were the greatest people in history: Plato, Shakespeare, Newton, Hugo, Beethoven, Lincoln, Emerson, Edison, Einstein.
Incredulous, I asked, “Why doesn’t everyone know this?” A burning desire to share The Secret with the world consumed me, and I began searching for people alive today who knew The Secret.
One by one they began to emerge. I became a magnet: as I began to search, one great living master after another was drawn to me.
That is how Rhonda Byrne began to think of producing a film about the secret, the law of attraction.
Rhonda Byrne began her journey with The Secret film, viewed by millions across the planet. She followed with The Secret book, a worldwide best seller available in 46 languages with over 20 million copies in print.
Since its release in November 2006, The Secret book has remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 190 weeks and was recently named by USA Today as one of the top 20-bestselling books of the past 15 years.
In 2010, Rhonda Byrne continued her groundbreaking work with the book The Power, which immediately became another New York Times bestseller. The Power is now available in 43 languages.
In her latest book, The Magic, Rhonda discloses knowledge hidden within a two thousand year old sacred text. On an incredible, 28-day journey, she then teaches the reader how to apply this life-changing knowledge in their everyday life, completely transforming every part of their life into joy.