Mildred Mann ( 1904 - 1971 ) was active in the New Thought Movement and taught metaphysics in New York City . She founded the Society of Religious Pragmatism , which was later reorganized as the Society of Pragmatic Mysticism in Vermont.
Mann's books include:
- Become What You Believe
- The Bible - The Seven Days of Creation
- The Family of Adam and Eve
- How to Find Your Real Self (textbook)
- Learn To Live
- Pragmatic Mysticism
Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4,
Volume 5, Volume 6, Volume 7, Volume 8,
Volume 9, Volume 10, Volume 11, Volume 12
- This I Believe
- What is Pragmatic Mysticism?
Mildred Mann had a gift for putting things simply. She defined treatment as nothing more than a change in your thoughts, at any given moment, from negative ideas to positive ones. [By turning one's attention to a favorite affirmation, a Bible text, or whatever] the conscious mind is forced to think in a new way. And according to the degree of concentrative ability the person has, it will begin to impress the subconscious mind and change the emotion from fear to . . . peace. And then the outer picture, no matter what it is, will begin to change for the better. Elsewhere in the book: The way is extremely simple, but definitely not easy. Still, it is no more difficult than learning to speak a foreign language, studying a new subject, or learning to do anything new.
Her book Become What You Believe remains influential among non-denominational New Thought pratitioners and adherents, especially the section in which she defines the "Seven Steps in Demonstration":