New Thought is a popular application of practical spiritual idealism, optimistic mental discipline and the practice of the presence of God in healing and daily living. The New Thought movement called the “Religion of healthy mindness by William James originated in 19th century New England.
Several individuals influenced the early philosophy including Phineas Quimby, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horatio Dresser and Swami Vivekananda. From its earlier writing to its current use of process co-creation, it consciously incorporates the universal spiritual truths found in Eastern and Western spiritual practices.
New Thought has influenced much of contemporary religion and success literature, and the mind body, spirit connection in the healing arts.
The dominant New Thought religions are Unity School of Christianity, Divine Science, Religious Science and Seicho-No-Ie (Japan).
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