What is New Thought?
New Thought is a spiritual movement which coalesced in the United States in the early 19th century. It draws from the accumulated wisdom and philosophy found in Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Taoist, Vedic, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures and their belief systems, primarily regarding the interaction between thought, belief, consciousness, and their effects beyond the human mind.
Although there have been many leaders and offshoots of the New Thought philosophy, the origins of New Thought have often been traced back to Phineas Quimby. The contemporary New Thought movement is a loosely allied group of religious denominations, authors, philosophers and individuals who share a set of beliefs concerning metaphysics, positive thinking, healing, creative visualization and personal power.