Claude M. Bristol and the Metaphysics of Success

BY MITCH HOROWITZ The American metaphysical scene has produced no other figure quite like Claude M. Bristol. Born in 1891, in Portland, Oregon, Bristol had a background as varied as the nation itself: a veteran, a spiritual seeker, a sometime journalist, a sometime businessman, and an enthusiast of the possibilities and powers of the mind. […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Are there exceptions to the Law of Attraction?

By HARV BISHOP Do your thoughts create your reality without exception? Many New Thought adherents believe so. Yet did Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Science of Mind philosophy, believe that to be true? Some parts of his writing suggest so. Other passages, where Holmes speaks in more qualified and nuanced terms, suggest that he […]

5 Steps to Honor our Oneness with the Animal Kingdom

Opening our Hearts to All Life

BY TIM BOTTA Many New Thought adherents believe that animals are a part of the “everyone” in “a world that works for everyone,” but what are some practical steps we can take to make those beliefs real? Here are five steps we can take to honor our Oneness with the animal kingdom. Educate Yourself We […]

Why Spiritual People Need to Vote

Sounds True founder Tami Simon calls for us to 'serve the needs of our times'

BY TAMI SIMON, Founder & Publisher, Sounds True Are you a United States citizen, and if so, are you registered and planning to vote in the upcoming Presidential election? I am asking this question because I care deeply about people voting on November 8th. I am writing this note specifically to you—to someone who is […]

The Man Who Gave Us the Law of Attraction

Positive Thinking’s Most Alluring Phrase Doesn’t Mean Quite What You Think

By MITCH HOROWITZ America in the 1840s was awash in liberal spiritual and social ideas – particularly the principle that the everyday person could forge his own relationship and communication with the Divine. Many Americans saw the young nation as a place provided by God – an “American Israel” where a new people was entitled […]

Taming Astrology’s Bad Boy with Positivity

The Hidden Gifts of Mercury Retrograde

BY MITCH HOROWITZ This July Fourth my family traveled to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for a vacation. Getting there was no easy trip. We traveled during the astrological period called Mercury Retrograde: a thrice-yearly phase when the planet Mercury appears to move backwards – and travel, communication, and commerce (all things associated with […]

Are Animals a Part of “Everyone”?

BY TIM BOTTA Every day, a horror story about cruelty to animals trends on social media. While too many still respond to such stories by stating, “It’s just an animal,” more and more people are demonstrating a growing awareness of human treatment of animals. The universal perspective of New Thought in the progressive era was […]

Dancing in the Glory of All that God Is

Lessons in New Thought, Social Justice, and Mysticism with Dr. Nirvana Gayle

BY HARV BISHOP Gandhi famously said be the change that you want see in the world. Rev. Dr. Nirvana Gayle, a Religious Science minister and one of New Thought’s greatest prophetic voices, says that doesn’t go far enough. Oneness demands that we see that we literally are the world and everyone and everything in it. […]