The Lost Wisdom of a New Thought Pioneer

Prosperity Comes From Serving the Highest Good of All

BY MARYJANE OSA Annie Rix Militz, like Napoleon Hill and Norman Vincent Peale, believed in the power of thought to bring a person’s dreams of material success into reality. Her vision diverged from later positive thinking, however, in its embrace of a collective good as an important part of an individual’s prosperity. Happy are the […]

3 Reasons the Alt-Right is Using Positive Thinking to Reshape Your World (and 3 big reasons to say Hell No)

BY HARV BISHOP How did the racist Alt-Right morph the truism “Change your thinking, change your life” into “Change your thinking, change your country, persecute your neighbor?” Elements of the Alt-Right believe that the power of positive thinking helped to elect Donald Trump and make no mistake: they are pursuing mind power to shape the […]

Shine a Light to Eclipse Darkness

BY STEVE WALLING Harv Bishop’s blog, “New Thought’s Darth Vader Move”, about the far right appropriating New Thought practices shows that these people mistake the tool — the power of thought — for the larger philosophy that guides the use of the tool such as a hammer. However just having a hammer — in this […]

Can God Work through Corrupt Spiritual Teachers?

BY HARV BISHOP There is no shortage of teachers with profound messages who have stumbled or worse. What do we do with the teachings that come through flawed vessels? “The teacher is inseparable from the teachings,” a respected esoteric thinker recently wrote on Facebook. If their lives don’t match their ideals, the teachings are worthless. […]

Fight Trumpism with Love as the Weapon

What to do on V-Day

On Valentine’s Day an interfaith movement is rising up across the USA and around the world and declaring that revolutionary love is the call of our times. Moral resistance, they say, must be grounded in love. Adyashanti once told me activism needs to based on what we love, not what we fear. This is a […]

No Separation

What does Oneness Mean in a Time of Political Division

BY TIM BOTTA The idea that we are becoming more and more divided and polarized is in the air as the differences between us seem to grow and we are alienated from each other. Some, perhaps alarmists, speculate that worldwide civil conflict is imminent. Is it the destiny of our species to become further divided? […]

Celebrating Ultimate Spiritual Books and Art in 2016

BY HARV BISHOP What does it mean to be a lightworker in our politically divided country? The mystic David Spangler has some ideas. In other ultimate spiritual reads of 2016 a gifted writer famed for encounters with “aliens” joins with a comparative religion professor to find meaning in difficult transcendent experiences. In the second read, […]

From Farting as a Spiritual Practice to Pizzagate: How Wild Theories Gain Traction

BY HARV BISHOP “Since one’s idea of God is always a projection of their human consciousness, one needs to develop that consciousness to high levels to have any useful sense of God.” -Rev. Dr. Jim Lockard Farting was once considered a spiritual practice. Shocking as it may seem now, some spiritual traditions used to wrestle […]

Why Florence Scovel Shinn Matters

The Pioneering Author Left a Defining Mark on New Thought Culture

BY MITCH HOROWITZ The following is the author’s introduction to a new Condensed Classics edition of Florence Scovel Shinn’s final book, The Secret Door to Success, forthcoming in audio and digital from Gildan Media. This book almost never saw publication. It appeared in 1940, the year that Florence Scovel Shinn died. The work of the […]