Jerry Hicks died, but in a stunning reversal, Esther Hicks returned him to life. Sort of. Just as she used his critical illness as a marketing tool, she is doing it again, adding her dead husband to the list of “nonphysical entities” she claims
to hear send her "blacks of thought."
Jerry Hicks Brought Back To Life
It took Esther Hicks less than a week, after becoming a widow, to reschedule a canceled workshop and get back on stage. Although she never explained the cancellation of strings of workshops and webcasts, indications were that she accompanied Jerry, her longtime partner and marketing guru, on a search for alternative treatments for his leukemia, after
the teachings of Abraham conventional chemotherapy failed.
As previously noted, they seemed to try everything but the simple, easy cures they’d been pitching to everyone else for decades.
Abraham Hicks skeptic, Kyra, suggested that, whatever the result of Jerry Hicks’ Illness, Esther and her team would make it “adorable.” I wrote that I expected her to use him in marketing, as she had during his illness, now by claiming to channel his spirit. Both things happened.
Photo credit for "Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks" Rational Wiki.
Jerry Hicks Sings Backup For Abraham
After using her husband’s final illness as a marketing pivot, starting email blasts with cheery updates and, then, rolling them into pitches for workshop and product sales, Esther Hicks went with the flow. When “heavy chemotherapy” was unsuccessful and a chorus rose, demanding that she explain why Jerry had eschewed practices she (posing as Abraham) recommended for decades and instead went with the conventional medical practices she’d discounted, she went silent.
Then, something hard to believe happened. She brought Jerry out, just weeks before his death, and posed him with a clan of happy-face family members on a balloon ride. Gimmicks were used to disguise how really ill he was. But here’s what stunned: She commented on how crowded the ride was as a lead in for writing that there was a lot more room available for her next workshop. (Which she ended up canceling.) She then thoughtfully supplied registration links and telephone numbers.
(The latest: Esther Hicks Crashes With Abraham Hicks.)
While Jerry Hicks was, by all accounts, a decent man with as many faults and virtues as anyone else, his death presented a dilemma. Unable to provide a rational explanation about why his illness seemed to contradict her teachings, Esther Hicks simply chose to ignore the topic.
Instead, she sent out a brave, but grieving widow message – in an email blast, more "all about me and my pain" than obituary, in which she hinted at Jerry’s return. She’d already taken action to get the workshops back on the road, starting in less than a month.
First up, in a brilliant performance, she channeled him. Sort of.
Jerry Hicks Dead And Alive In Person
Kicking off her first workshop as a widow, Esther Hicks, performing as Abraham, announced early on that Jerry would be appearing. While this was deft marketing that should keep followers in thrall for years ahead, what followed was weird on a couple of counts.
The first weirdness is simply that she’d claim to channel Jerry Hicks, only weeks after his death, and have his contribution restricted to a funny comment, here and there (adorably): “That was Jerry.”
If that doesn’t seem weird to you, you’ve been hanging around Esther Hicks too long.
The second weirdness is that Esther trusted the ongoing gullibility of her followers to, again, baldly contradict something she’d built her reputation on. For decades, Esther claimed that she received “blocks of thought” that she interpreted. (Abraham selected her because of her innocent lack of convictions, according to her.) The blocks now became clever quips.
Abraham was never a single individual, but an aggregation of approximately one-hundred entities, including Jesus, whose joint wisdom emerged as those “blocks of thought.” There was never an individual voice. Even Jesus didn’t get to speak independently.
And here we had (and undoubtedly will have) Jerry Hicks cracking wise.
A member of Esther Hicks flock of followers referred to this performance as “awesome” in an online forum. Of course, resurrecting a dead loved one would be, wouldn’t it? Now, she’s faced with keeping him going.
(An ex-Aber comments on viewing this workshop.)
Jerry Hicks’ next appearance is not predictable, since no future workshops are on the schedule and months are needed make all the arrangements. My guess is that pricey online workshops will appear on the calendar, saving Esther the rigors of travel and the risk of exposure to disillusioned followers. Stay tuned. (For those who stayed tuned, I was wrong. She resumed weekly workshops along with Abraham Live over the net.)
Now, nine months later, she continues to give Jerry life after death in her workshops. She even gives him equal billing with Abraham in her email blasts. No word on whether or not Jesus feels slighted so far.