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What Is New Thought?
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Center for Spiritual Living
- Mary L. Kupferle
- an early request from a Unity leader somewhere in the Northwest was accompanied by synchronicity of having the requested work in the library.
- Christian Larson
- "To ignore the welfare of others is to place ourselves out of harmony with human life. And we can gain nothing of value from life when we are at variance with human life, because we are all dependent upon each other for what we receive in this world." Larson has remained one of the most popular New Thought Masters because he teaches a simple understandable path devoid of nonsense. The art of Concentration leads us to deeper richer, happier lives while enjoying the latest tech even more! Mental Cure supports the adherent to find and maintain harmony within. Despite having no "church" of his own, Larson remains the most well read New Thought author to date!
- Maude Allison Lathem
- One of Ernest Holmes writing partners. Maude Lathem also ran Holmes' Religious Science Institute for many years and along with Alberta Smith helped define the final form of Holmes' Religious Science. Read It's Up to You! written with E.S. Holmes
- Morris Lichtenstein
- An essential Abrahamic author in the field of Jewish Science. Along with Alfred Moses Lichtenstein shared this form of New Thought which is based upon the Tanakh.
- Jack London
- Was one of the first writers in the world to achieve international fame due to his truly superb writing. London was a deeply spiritual soul who believed in fair play, fair wages and safe working conditions for all Americans and indeed all people around the world. London's work explores lives upon the ocean as a merchant sailor and more. London is often considered whose writing is quintessentially American in his understanding of human nature and portrayal of higher truth. He was prolific, professional and progressive in his life while illuminating the human soul though his work. One cannot help but be impressed by the prodigious amount of great novels and other works he produced before dying at the young age of 40.
- In 2007, we republished Bruce MacLelland's Prosperity Through Thought Force for its 100th Anniversary. We have upgraded the presentation book and added another book to his collection. Read them for free and share the pdf's with anyone you wish.
- Nobel Prize Winning Symbolist Poet and Playwright Maurice Maeterlinck deeply influenced early New Thought Leaders such as Ernest Holmes with his powerful imagery and deep mystic understanding.
- Mildred Mann
- Mildred Mann was a controversial figure in her day who annoyed some New Thought colleagues people through her adamant espousing that New Thought must be practical and should not be drowned in nonsense teachings which characterized New Age understandings that at times ignore the challenges and misery faced by many people. She cautioned her students against investment in beliefs that lead to a lack of compassionate wisdom.
- Orison Swett Marden
- Essential New Thought reading. - Marden is considered the first success writer. Many of his books utilized "Horatio Alger" concepts and were marketed to young folks.
- Harmon McQuilkin
- McQuilkin explores the Evolution of Psychic Healing and elucidates 6 methods of this type of healing. from the ancient greeks through the 20th Century. McQuilkin is not a fan but his historical insights provide context for the 19th and 20th Century New Thought development and other movements such as the Emmanuel Movement, spiritualism and Theosophy.
- Annie Rix Militz
- While San Francisco burned, Oakland was the chosen haven of the Rix sisters where they built their Home of Truth on Alameda Island where it still stands today. Under the leadership of Annie, Harriet worked on Master Mind magazine. When Annie died, her sister Harriet changed the name to Christ Mind magazine.
- Christopher Morley wrote a bunch of New Thought Children's stories in the 20th Century.
- An essential Abrahamic author in the field of Jewish Science, Moses, along with Lichtenstein shared Jewish Science New Thought which was quite influential upon Ernest Holmes and other early 20th Century New Thought sharers.
- Prentice Mulford
- Essential New Thought Author. Prentice Mulford was one of the first practical New Thought teachers.
wrote The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ which documents the journey of Jesus to Tibet where he lived during the missing years from 13 to 29 where he mastered the healing arts and more.
Initially skeptical, Vedic New Thought Master Swami Abhedananda tells of a visit to the Himis gonpa and includes a Bengali translation of two hundred twenty-four verses essentially the same as the Notovitch text. This convinced Abhedananda of the authenticity of Notovitch's work. There are at least three independent verifications of Jesus's travels in Tibet and Kashmir, additional details of Jesus life during this time are provided by Yogananda Paramahansa and later by Nicholas Roerich
Phineas P. Quimby
- For much of the 20th Century, Quimby was considered the father of New Thought. This is because Quimby the clockmaker mastered hypnosis, then discovered distance healing through the medium of a companion. "Quimbilism" is the term used to describe a joyful obsession with Phineas' work. Are you a Quimbilist?
John Bascom Prophet of
Science of Mind documents the amazing life and philosophy of John Bascom. Bascom was the progentitor of Science of Mind whose books New Theology and Natural Theology teach many of the principles that are part of New Thought today.
- Described by her students as "intense," this Religious Scientist pioneered the Holmes brother's philosophy in Africa. Demonstrating brilliant insight, Sackheim registered into the NewThoughtSolutions.com program, got her first laptop at 76 and learned computing. Taking advantage of New Thought Library's archiving services, Norma mailed in a request for her book to be placed in the library along with a copy of the book and a number of typed talks to be OCR'd ensuring her lasting legacy within the history of New Thought.
- Margaret Sanger
- Margaret Sanger brought a new understanding of the importance of women's reproductive rights to civil society. Sanger counted many of the early New Thought progressives among her friends and colleagues. Sanger has been accused of many things, we have not been able to substantiate any of the negatives, so we invite you to explore her work for yourself and form your own conclusions.
- Florence Scovel Shinn
- With her book, the Game of Life, Shinn entered into the consciousness of the 20th Century. Rejected by traditional publishers, Florence self-published her works which became instant classics. Millions of people throughout the world have read Shinn's work and been inspired to deeper happiness and greater prosperity..
- Samuel Smiles
was New Thought before New Thought got the name. Smiles' work preceded Mary Baker Eddy's creation of Christian Science and was contemporary with Emerson. Samuel Smiles was a member of the Chartist movement which called for six reforms to make the British political system more democratic; one of these reforms was the right of the regular working man to vote. Angry Royalists under the leadership of Disreali struggled to suppress democratic desires of regular british citizens which they felt were due to the "negative influence of Yankee Democracy." Only the landed gentry were allowed to vote. After working for years to secure the rights of the common man to vote and run for election to parliament, Smiles realized that this was out of his hands and turned his energies to uplift regular folks through other means, writing Self Help in 1859.. Englishmen did not gain the right to vote until 1867, thus Smiles made a wise decision, albeit this decision was forced upon him by circumstances. Although his book Self Help has sometimes been called a "eulogy of selfishness," Smiles work would be despised by Corporate Anarchists (Libertarians) because his observations of unregulated markets led him to the understanding that regulations are essential to the protection of regular people. His sound teachings regarding thrift and prosperity would also upset adherents to old New Thought ideas of the late 20th Century.
- The ancient greeks believed in the mysteries and understood the true meaning of loyalty. It was felt that drama was the vehicle by which humanity could understand itself, the forces of life and thereby discern the truth of the Divine. Sophocles illuminated the way to deeper understanding and higher wisdom. We present Antigone which explores the themes of Human Rights / Divine Law versus tyranny. What decides fate? Genetics? Fate?
- A major figure in Human Rights and the Open Access movement. Aaron still inspires.
We include Aaron's Guerilla Open Access Manifesto to support your spiritual journey.
referenced by many Abrahamic New Thought writers
Swedenborg was both a scientist and spiritualist who believed deeply that unseen energies permeate every aspect of existence.
"At this day nothing but the self-evidenced reason
of love will re-establish the Church." -- Canons,
The only faith that endures with man
springs from heavenly love. Those without
love have knowledge merely, or persuasion.
Just to believe in truth and in the Word is not
faith. Faith is to love truth, and to will and do
it from inward affection for it." -- Heaven and Hell, n. 482 "Not only is the individual man the neighbor, but the collective man, too. A society, smaller or larger, is the neighbor ... to whom good is to be done from love. These are also the ascending degrees of the neighbor; for a society consisting of many is the neighbor in a higher degree than is the individual; one's country in a still higher degree ... like the steps in a ladder, at the top of which is the Lord." -- Heavenly Doctrine, n. 91 ""Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel
of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor
sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in
the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate
day and night."
Jane Grey Syme
- A New Thought poet who created some delightful poems that speakers love to use in their talks.
- Henry David Thoreau
was a powerful progressive who was a member of the Transcendental Movement. Along with Emerson, Thoreau is often considered one of the father's of New Thought depending on which of the widely divergent schools of thought on that subject one is a member of.
Thoreau'sWalden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience was profoundly annoying to Conservatives who prefer folks to be obedient and simply wait on God to manifest necessary changes in life. We bring this quintessential work to your fingertips so that you can decide if he is an important contributor to creating a better life and a better world or someone pushing us to do "terrible" work such as changing your thinking, changing your life and lovingly working to create a better world.
was the first publisher to focus almost exclusively on New Thought texts. Towne writes: "the Christian Science manner of saying 'All is Good,' will avail you nothing permanent in the
way of growth." "Believe only the wisdom which God gives you in the sanctuary of your own heart and mind....Nobody is any closer to God than you are...Trust no authority but the authority of your own heart and mind, which is the heart and mind of God....Call no man Master, call no teacher Master, call no Mahatma Master, call no Lord Master. Only One is your Master, the One within you." Elizabeth's powerful voice brings clarity to confusion helping the reader understand there are many New Thought forms, thus we choose the form which best suits us individually . Despite the tendency of some New Thought writers to conflate terms, Mental Science is the choice of agnostics & athiests. Others choose Christian New Thought which does not go to the Christian Science extreme which purports the world is an illusion. Although Towne admonishes us to think, some prefer "cults of personality". However erroneous the path, it is easier for some people to practice a "quasi-worship" of a dead author turning old texts into new gospels, memorizing and parroting words and ideas. This is simply the province of a weak mind. The New Millennial New Thought adherents believe in science, evolution, philosophy, progressive thought, and a non-motive higher power with which you can co-create. New arrivals to New Thought today are more often choosing the new Science of Mind and Spirit which restores Bascom's Science of Mind (while absorbing Holmes' Religious Science).
- William Towne
- Husband of Elizabeth Towne. William offers Way to Perfect Healing.
- Ralph Waldo Trine
- An early New Thought self-improvement and success writer. Trine was a proponent of progressivism in New Thought outlining the importance of international institutions such as the League of Nations in promoting peace and prosperity. Trine was disgusted that the conservative congress opposing U.S. President Wilson's good works failed to ratify the treaty founding the League of Nations. He felt this might have prevented the second world war. Only after the second world war was the United Nations created through the support of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. President Einsenhower's 90% income tax on the super rich was part of a deeper New Thought understanding of the importance of all people to contribute to a shared concept of American Society as a place where veterans were respected, students could get an excellent free education at State Universities, Health Care recognized as a Human Right and all Americans would have wages that support a "standard of living" eliminating the need for a poverty index. Trine believed that one day we will see such a nation. Trine's metaphysical teachings continue to be the greatest and most widely read works of New Thought in the world.
- Thomas Troward
- An essential "Roots of Religious Science" author, Troward was deeply influenced by Thomson Hudson using his concepts of Objective and Subject thought extensively in his book Edinburgh Lectures as well as concepts from John Bascom's Science of Mind and New Theology. Troward's work had a deep effect on Ernest Holmes who is best known for his synthesis of various New Thought Concepts in his Religious Science form of Bascom's Science of Mind.
- Mark Twain
- is considered one of world's greatest authors. Twain was also a skilled archeologist. During his archeological endeavors, Mark Twain uncovered a box of correspondence from Satan to God. This discovery was both controversial and shocking! Ancient History and Alien enthusiasts often cite Twain's letters as essential reading.
Are they real? Or are they forgeries by ISIL/Daesh? We present them here for you to decide.
- Helen Van-Anderson - championed a unique form of New Thought which evolved into the first New Thought society or organization.
Wallace D. Wattles
- One of the early free thinkers whose Mental Science books celebrate the humanistic form of New Thought which is often embraced by those who are more inclined toward an aethiestic understanding. "Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich... getting rich is the result of doing things in a Certain Way ... in order to do so, men must become able to think in a certain way.
YOU must get rid of the last vestige of the old idea that there is a Deity whose will ... or whose purposes may be served by keeping you in poverty.... The universe desires you to have everything you want to have. Nature is friendly to your plans. Make up your mind that this is true.... You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now. If it is a new thought to you that gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
* More texts! - With the precision of a wordsmith, Wilcox can conjure thunder or evoke starlight as she shares the deeper spiritual vibrations that inspire higher wisdom. A powerful spiritual progressive, Wilcox was a nationally syndicated writer. Wilcox's The Heart of New Thought conveys the vibrancy of early New Thought "Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, then get out of your ego and help create a more compassionate world that works for everyone" approach. Perhaps because of her strong views about the importance of compassionate action as part the New Thought spiritual path, Wilcox is not a favorite of ministers teaching New Thought Stoicism which advocates a "suck it up, sit back and watch" approach.
- Helen Wilmans
"Now, the object of Mental Science, as I teach it, is to rescue man from his beliefs in his own limitations by showing him his true relations to the Universal Law; thus demonstrating to him the unlimited possibilities of his being ... There is but one substance. This substance is both seen and unseen. On its unseen side, it is the Universal Spirit of Life, or the Law of Attraction, which is love. Man is feeling his slow way from animalhood to divinity. What is his guide? I answer, the hope of happiness... there is a positive and a negative pole to everything ... Negative corresponds to ignorance--it is the not knowing. Positive corresponds to intelligence--it is the knowing...
I am aware that Christian Scientists say there is no power in drugs but that drugs possess only that power conferred upon them by the belief of persons--by the belief of the world. But this is not so. The peculiar quality of almost all medicinal herbs was discovered accidentally. The true character of the herb created the belief; the belief never created the character of the herb. We might as well say that belief created the quality of cold in ice or of heat in fire."
- One of the first New Thought M.D.'s discusses several schools of New Thought and compares them with Christian Science. Christian Science is not generally considered part of New Thought but if it is a "branch of New Thought" as Elizabeth Towne calls it in her book: Lessons in Living, then it must be considered an extreme form of New Thought since Eddy believed she was 'the final prophet', advocated that 'the world is an illusion' and was against using modern medicine.
- Henry Wood
writes "The simplest and most concise definition of God is a Biblical one: 'God is love.' It is not, God has love, but God is love." This contrasts with Ernest Holmes who writes: "Let us not think of God as Love, or even as Conscious Intelligence, but let us say It is that Source from which our life springs.... we like the word SOURCE." Wood goes on to write..."no one can sit down and think money into his pocket... If so, success would be so cheap as to have little value... legitimate New Thought ... law is: Seek first the highest, and that which is lower in rank will be "added," and "fear may well be called the New Thought devil". Wood's offers a seven step daily spiritual practice.
- Jane Yarnall
- Another teacher rejected by Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science / Eddyism) writes: "This philosophy of healing by understanding divine law, is based on man's sonship to God as Mind, Spirit, First Cause, which are all names of Deity." In 1891, Yarnall drew attention to a number of existing branches of New Thought: "Metaphysical Science, Divine Science, Christian Science, Mental Science, Mind Cure ... and while we do not hold to the name "Christian Science" (because of the assumed exclusive right to that name by a certain class of Scientists) we still hold most firmly to the Christ Science as the 'Science of Mind.'"
- Paramahansa Yogananda
- Essential Spiritual Reading. Yogananda was a key figure in the life of Roy Eugene Davis -- RED -- the founder of Spiritual Awareness Centers which teach his unique form of Vedic New Thought.