New Thought Movement
New Thought is not a religion
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, the law of attraction, healing, life force, creative visualization, and personal power.
New Thought is mind-healing movement, often associated with religious and metaphysical presuppositions. It originated in the United States in the 19th century. The great diversity of views and styles of life represented in various New Thought groups makes it virtually impossible to determine the number of the movement’s members or adherents.
The influence of the various New Thought groups has been spread by its leaders through lectures, journals, and books not only in the United States but also in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.