New Thought History
New Thought Origins
New Thought History, like all history is comprised of the articulation of ideas,
their flow and the events they precipitate.
Where did New Thought come from?
There are a number of different New Thought histories ranging from folklore
But what is the actual history of New Thought?
That depends on how real you want to get? If we look at the history of
the United States, we find a woman named Anne Hutchinson. She was an
autodidact meaning that she learned everything on her own. This was a
time when women were not allowed to go to University, but Anne's family had
a large library and Anne was the kind of person who was curious, creative
These three qualities were not exactly encouraged in English women in 1638.
In fact, the combination was probably quite frightening to the feeble minded
Abrahamics of her time. At this time, even European Abrahamics were
quite primitive and like the middle eastern Abrahamics of today, they were
both frightened of women and like males who have been raised in decadent
Mohammedan homes today, could fly into paroxyms at the site of a woman's
ankle. You can imagine what the site of her breasts could prompt?
Anyway, Anne Hutchinson had radical ideas for the Abrahamic community she
was ensconced within. These were 2nd quadrant Abrahamics
(Christianism). Anne was a member of a group of Puritans who had
chosen to migrate to the "Americas" in order to create their own Zion where
they could practice the freedom to dominate all the members of their
Christianist sect and force them to live according to the devout (mentally
ill) dictates of their cult. Kind of like a Christianist Caliphate
which displaced the indigenous people of Massachussets without any media to
expose their abuses. Thus while ISIS murders Yazids, Christians,
Druze, Jews and any form of Mohammedanists that do not agree when them,
the Puritans simply murdered any natives they encountered and of course had
It should be noted that the Puritans did not actually burn witches until
over 50 years later. Of course this should not be mistaken for an
acceptance of female spirituality. The Puritans were by no means
feminists. Puritanism was a patriarchal path that adhered to the
dominator model. Thus when Anne Hutchinson began teaching the
“Covenant of Grace” in which moral conduct and piety are necessary to
salvation, charges of "heresy" were brought against her. The overall
charge was antinominianism which is a conflation of the rejection of
established morality with the understanding that whatever a person believes
is of no consequence to the Divine.
While her teachings seem quite logical and insightful today. Devout
Abrahamics of her time, in particular those practicing Christianism, were
increasingly falling into deep patterns of mental illness that are less
acceptable today, except among members of the 3rd Abrahamic quadrant.
Anne Hutchinson's teachings can be distilled into four basic principles
which are quite shocking to fundamentalist adherents to any of the four
quadrants of Abrahamic Thought:
- Life is meant to be lived as a celebration, not as a perpetual state
- It is not appropriate to push anyone to convert to any form on
Abrahamic faith including Christianism because each person is on an
inevitable journey to Divine Awakening.
- That every person, regardless of what he or she looks like is a
- That being born a woman is a blessing, not a curse.
Anne Hutchinson's ideas represent an awakening from the deep delusions that
characterised the decadent Abrahamics of her time and place. One of
the great challenges for all adherents to Abrahamic Thought is the tendency
for "devout" believers to fall into delusions which precipitate decadent
behavior patterns. This is one of the main reason that societies
which are rooted within the soil of Abrahamic culture do not thrive until a
firm separation is established so that Civil Society can flourish.
When societies awaken from the delusions which characterize Abrahamic
Decadence, this is often called a divine rebirth. European culture
thrived in Ancient Greece with a high degree of technological breakthroughs
in hydraulics and mechanical technology which was spread through Alexander
the Great's conquests. While the Romans were reknowned for
genocide and dramatic violations of abuse, the competition between the
Romans and other European cultures, including the Nordo-Celtic Culture
pushed these cultures to higher artistic expression.
Roman cultural encounters with Abrahamic Thought ultimately resulted in the
eventual decline and destruction of first the Western Empire and later the
Eastern Empire. Technology, both social, intellectual and
mechanical went through a drastic decline until the European Rebirth which
is called the Rennassiance.
Anne Hutchinson's ideas are embodied within certain forms of late 19th
Century New Thought which were heavily influenced by Christianism such as
Unity, and early Divine Science. Today Anne Hutchinson's ideas are
best reflected by the teachings of the UFBL.
While the ideas of Anne Hutchinson came to be embodied within late 19th
Century New Thought "transdenominations" and later within the Universal
Foundation for Better Living, there are other patterns of New Thought
history accepted by the various groups within New Thought.
One suggested history of the emergence of New Thought traces its beginning
to Thomas Paine and the Deists.
Another suggests that New Thought began with the Transcendentalists, in
particular Emerson and Thoreau.
The classic history of New Thought is that it began with Phineas Quimby, but
this story is fraught with problems primarily due to a failure to understand
the nature of the Animal Magnetism and Mesmerist movements.
In fact, while the ideas of New Thought can certainly be traced back at
least as far as Anne Hutchinson, the actual history of New Thought as
it is today begins with a bunch of Suffragettes and some Abolitionists
who were tired of the shit they were constantly dealing with.
"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, wakens." ~ Carl Jung
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