The History of New Thought
From Mind Cure to Positive Thinking and the Prosperity Gospel
by John S. Haller, Jr.
"This book, more than any other in this genre, provides valuable insights into what the New Thought movement has become as it has both shaped and been shaped by the American psyche."
—Rev. David F. Alexander, senior minister, New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
Anyone interested in psychology, popular culture, or history will be fascinated by this exploration of a little-known facet of modern culture: New Thought.
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"Haller artfully and persuasively pulls together a complex history and shines a much needed light on a seductive and popular religious movement." - Publishers Weekly
"New Thought represents an amorphous set of ideas and practices that, to this day, remain at the forefront of America’s contemporary religious and secular scene."
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John S. Haller, Jr.
These recently discovered “keys,” “laws,” “steps,” and “secrets” to health and happiness are little more than plagiarisms of ideas first identified in the nineteenth and early twentieth century works of New Thought celebrities.
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Laura Paskell Brown
To be satisfied only with personal health and prosperity is to miss the real potential of the teachings of Jesus, the Buddha, and all metaphysical teachings that New Thought draws upon.
Those who affirm the power of the mind to shape reality should remember that issues of justice and Earth-care are neither incidental nor accidental to the soul's journey.
Why go to an inferior secondary source to search for meaning and enlightenment, when you can access the real thing?