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. […]

The Road Before You

A onetime protégé to Science of Mind founder Ernest Holmes, Obadiah Harris has lived a life deeply interwoven with the history of New Thought. An accomplished university administrator and now president of the University of Philosophical Research, Dr. Harris is a living link between the Pentecostal tradition of his youth and Science of Mind, which […]

When Our Prayers Go Unanswered

Why Affirmations Aren't Always Enough

  BY MARYJANE OSA The world is full of people who expect to have every point cleared up intellectually before they begin to live . . . who are in search of the book they never will find, namely, one which shall reveal every step of the way so that no thinking will thereafter be […]

New Thought’s Blind Spot

The Triumph and Tragedy of Helen Wilmans

BY HARV BISHOP How does a New Thought icon go from writing and living “the conquest of poverty” to wanting to die? The story of Helen Wilmans, the author of the 1899 New Thought classic “The Conquest of Poverty,” is at once one of the most inspiring and tragic stories in our movement. It also […]

What Death Tells Us About The Law Of Attraction

Scroll Down for Your Chance to Win a Free Ernest Holmes Print for Our First Blogiversary!

BY HARV BISHOP Editor’s note: We are revisiting our inaugural post to celebrate our first anniversary. Mitch Horowitz’s call for New Thought reform drew more than 1,000 social media shares and 2,000 views. Thanks also to the 23,000  people who visited this blog over the last year.  New Thought is in need of a reformation, says […]