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- Abrahamic New Thought Any New Thought teaching rooted within one of the four
Abrahamic religions is considered Abrahamic New Thought. Christian New Thought, Jewish Science, and Unity
are all considered to be Abrahamic New Thought forms.
- Buddhist New Thought
Buddhist New Thought has many strong adherents.
Tian of Siam manifests a wonderful Buddhist Path which is greatly informed by the deeper stillness of her being. There are also the Lotus Sutra New Thought Buddhists.
Lotus Sutra New Thought Buddhists
share a common mantra called the Daimoku,
which is combined with recitations of chapters of the Lotus Sutra.
New Thought Buddhists propound that the Lotus Sutra is Buddha's highest teaching. This sutra explores the powers of the mind along with the transmogrification of the soul through the higher dharma.
They often use the rose as a symbol.
- Northern Bucks
read Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Bucke and combine this with Prosperity Principles rooted within Noblesse Oblige.Cosmic Conscious is essential metaphysical reading.
- Christian New Thought is a form of Abrahamic New Thought Toward the end of the 20th Century the four Abrahamic Religions exercisef a strong influence on a substantial portion of humanity.
- !!! Robert Collier's Secret of the Ages has inspired millions around the planet to deeper insights and thus joy and success. Collier was blessed that his works came into the public domain enabling a resurgence of their use.
- Divine Science
Malinda Cramer originated this ancient New Thought path.
After the 1906 Earthquake, the Brooks Sisters in Denver began to lead.
Ancient Celtic Culture spanned the European continent from the Dnieper river to the Sami of the Far North, Celtic Culture included all the Nordic Kingdoms, through Central Europe, including Spain and France.
A culture that was not limited by language, Celtic Culture was united through customs and beliefs, such as the journey of the dead across the River Styx to the afterworld to be prepared for rebirth again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Along with Thoreau, Emerson is another writer who has earned the single name to describe his cannon of work.
Unity style New Thought
In the late 19th Century a New Thought group known as Unity was formed. Unity village still exists today, but Unity has spawned numerous other organizations, some lean heavily on Fillmorean traditon which is inspired by the works of Charles Fillmore, in particular his Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
Emmet Fox - Divine Science Minister Emmet Fox was a New Thought minister whose teachings have echoed across the globe. His books are a staple of reading for AA.
- Best known for his book: The Prophet, Khalil Gibran's way of writing in multiple languages has inspired
millions across the globe.
Home of Truth
Annie Rix Militz
Militz was considered one of the early matriarchs of New Thought.
INDY New Thought
Essential New Thought reading,
It all begins when a bunch of metaphysicians gather together and present papers and talks. Their insights reveal that the challenges being faced today were faced by this set of leaders over 100 years ago.
20th Century New Thought organization
A 20th Century New Thought Organization which holds annual conferences up to this day!
New Thought Day was created by one of the early presidents of the International New Thought Alliance.
The 100th anniversaary of New Thought Day was in 2015.
- William James - One of the early validators of New Thought as a major New Religion, William James was a compelling leader in the field of psychology. James describes New Thought as the Healthy Minded Religion, or religion of the healthy minded. We present an expanding collection of James works along with works by his colleagues.
- Jewish Science Lichtenstein, Alfred Moses and a half a dozen others pioneered
this New Thought.
- Christian Larson - A major figure in New Thought, Christian Larsons work is excellent.
Mental Science attracts a lot of sophisticated young people.
- Prentice Mulford - Essential New Thought Author. Prentice Mulford was one of the first practical New Thought teachers.
Nnoyed One of the latest of the emerging New Thought paths is Nnoyed - Like many of the other New Millennial New Thought Paths, Nnoyedians share common beliefs and valued that are rooted within the Universal New Thought principles which is quite different from the old New Thought organizations which normally avoid shared beliefs. Nnoyedians, as they call themselves say that to be "a" Nnoyed is to be without God. Nnoyedians claim Taoist roots, but also weave Confucian andd Buddhist beliefs in their teachings. They place a strong emphasis upon agreeableness.
19th Century Science of Mind took a great leap forward when the Holmes brothers contributed
Religious Science in the 20th Century.
The handsome Fenwicke Holmes strode onto the early speaking circuit with style while publishing successful books such as The Law of Mind in Action. Brother Ernest Holmes founded the Religious Science Institute in Los Angeles. Holmes' Religious Science Institute became a staple for the Hollywood movie folks of IATSE and SAG. Today most of the early churches have faded away. Some say the land Ernest Holmes acquired was lost due to incompetence, others say there was never any land at all.
Religious Science had its heyday in the late 20th Century but still survives today
albeit with new "branding": A Religious Science Church is now called a Center for Spiritual Living. It has been a long time since the Science of Mind teaching symbol entered the public domain. Perhaps because of this and due to the fact that it came to be recognized as a major symbol similar to the cross, the star of David and other major symbols to such an extent that it is used on grave stones in national cemeteries.
In the late 20th Century a group of "pastopreneurs" or "spiritual entrepeneurs" felt that the evoluton of the Religious Science form of Science of Mind into an international religion might interfere with their fund raising activities and that to generate more cashflow they would need to monopolize the teaching of their Religious Science form of Science of Mind. Obviously they didn't have Edgar Cayce's prescient abilities, otherwise they could have anticipated the results of their efforts.
In a major departure from the traditional evolution of symbols such as the Christian cross which evolved generically symbolizing a movement, they engaged a branding firm and set about creating their new version of Holmes' Religious Science. Was this desire to supplant the Science of Mind teaching symbol with patented logo simply a misguided attempt to find a way to create a profit?
Can this be understood in the context of the relationship between 20th Century New Thought and the Prosperity Gospels? The new name was a welcome change for many, yet angered those who felt that science was an essential part of their spiritual path. One religious scientist quipped with a half smile: "A new name will reduce the confusion. Some people hear Religious Science and think Scientology."
The early UCSL was inflused with the energy of Michael Beckwith who created a thriving Ministry of Prayer. With his absence from the final amalgamation of the UCRS / UCSL and the RSI / ICSL there was a loss of energy. Beckwith moved on to form his own organization and soon had a thriving ministry of over 5000 congregants. Beckwith is one of many people who benefited by the promotion and largesse of Oprah.
Beckwith's New Thought "Transdenomination" is called Agape and is rapidly expanding around the globe.
Science of Mind
John Bascom, one of America's greatest philosophers wrote the first Science of Mind text book in 1881. Along with Natural Theology and New Theology, Bascom presented key concepts that have been thoroughly
absorbed into the New Thought movement. Bascom's 19th Century Science of Mind was frequently read
by many of the early luminaries. Bascom is a key generator of essential Science of Mind New Thought memes.
The Twentieth Century brought us the Holmes brothers Religious Science version of Science of Mind.
Focusing on the "HOW" and eschewing the need for a "WHY", the Holmes Brothers not only pushed New Thought forward with their energy but also transformed all of Metaphysics.
Holmes' 1926 version of Science of Mind includes his thoughts on Psychic Phenomena. Ernest Holmes' works, in particular his version and Maude Lathem's revised version of Holmes' version of Science of Mind have become staples in New Thought, Spiritualism, Wicca and more.
The popularity of Ernest's books were due to his definite and concise explorations of HOW to manifest devoid of constraints. His amalgamations of early New Thought ideas were essential to the outward expansion of his Religious Science form of the Science of Mind branch of New Thought through the closing decades of the 20th Century.
- Science of Unified Life -
- Helen Van-Anderson - Powerful New Thought teacher who championed a unique form of New Thought which evolved into the first New Thought society or organization.
- Vedic New Thoughtincludes Abedananda, Yogananda, and Vivikananda. Roy Eugene Davis -- RED -- the founder of Spiritual Awareness Centers which teach his unique form of Vedic New Thought.