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Some Of The Early Writers in the History of the New Thought Movement
(All of the following information regarding these writers who form the History of the New Thought Movement is from Wikipedia)
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802 – 1866)
According to Wikipedia, “The earliest identifiable proponent (in the history of the New Thought Movement) was Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, an American philosopher, mesmerist, healer, and inventor. Quimby developed a belief system that included the tenet that illness originated in the mind as a consequence of erroneous beliefs and that a mind open to God’s wisdom could overcome any illness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)
One of the Best Known writers in the History of the New Thought Movement, Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century… [According to Emerson,] “Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul.”… When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was “the infinitude of the private man.”
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Mary Baker Eddy (1821 – 1910)
Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science, a new religious movement that emerged in New England in the late 19th century. Eddy is the author of the movement’s textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (first published 1875), and founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (1879). She also founded the Christian Science Publishing Society (1898), which continues to publish a number of periodicals, including The Christian Science Monitor (1908).
Thomas Troward (1847 – 1916)
Thomas Troward was an English author… (who) set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and effect… In the opening of the 2006 film The Secret (2006 film), introductory remarks credit Troward’s philosophy with inspiring the movie and its production…
Emma Curtis Hopkins (1849 – 1925)
Emma Curtis Hopkins was an American spiritual author and leader. She was called the “teacher of teachers”, because a number of her students went on to found their own churches or to become prominent in the New Thought Movement.
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Wallace D. Wattles (1860 – 1911)
Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author… he remains somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements. Wattles’ best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy.
Charles Francis Haanel (1866 –1949)
Charles Francis Haanel was a noted American author and a businessman. He is best known for his contributions to the New Thought Movement through his book The Master Key System.
New Thought Books I Recommend
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- Getting in the Gap by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- Manifest Your Destiny by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- Real Magic by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- Your Sacred Self by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- Wisdom of the Ages by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- Sermon on the Mount by Emmet Fox
- The Master Key System by Charles Francis Haanel
- You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
- Getting Into the Vortex by Esther Hicks
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- Self Treatments: including The Radiant I AM by Emma Curtis Hopkins
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
- The Edinburgh Lectures by Thomas Troward
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
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