Bibliography – The Spirit of The New Thought

The Spirit of The New Thought
Edited by Horatio W. Dresser



Evans, Warren F.: The Mental Cure, Boston, 1869; Mental Medicine, 1872; Soul and Body, 1876; The Divine Law of Cure, 1881; Primitive Mind Cure, 1885; Esoteric Christianity, 1886.

Dresser, Julius A.: True History of Mental Science (Quimby’s discovery), Boston, 1887.

Root, Julia A.: Healing Power of Mind, San Francisco, 1884.

Grimke, S. S.: Personified Unthinkables, 1884. (Mental pictures; idealism.)

Titcomb, Sarah E.; Mind-cure on a Material Basis, Boston, 1885.

Merriman. Helen B.: What Shall Make Us Whole? Boston, 1887.

Barrows, Charles M.: Facts and Fictions of Mental Healing, Boston, 1887.

Marston, L. M.; Essentials of Mental Healing. Boston, 1887.

Gill, Wm. I.: Christian Pneumatopathy, Boston, 1887.

Colville, W. J.: The Spiritual Science of Health and Healing, 1887, etc.

Barnett, M. J.: Practical Metaphysics, 1889, etc. (Mental science and theosophy.)

Cramer, Malinda E: Lessons in Science and Healing, etc. (Pioneer in divine-science phase, San Francisco.)

Van Anderson, Helen: The Right Knock, 1889; Journal of a Live Woman, etc. (Established Church of the Higher Life, Boston.)

Dewey, John Hamlin: Pathway of the Spirit, 1890; The Way, the Truth and the Life, etc.

Mental Healing Monthly (first mental science periodical published in Boston).

Mental Science Magazine, edited by A. J. Swartz, Chicago.

Christian Metaphysician, edited by Geo. B. Charles, Chicago, 1887-1897.

Wayside Lights, edited by L C Graham and other pioneers, Hartford, Ct.

Harmony, edited by M. E. Cramer, San Francisco, 1889-1906

Thought, forerunner of Unity, edited by Chas. Fillmore, Kansas City.(Practical Christianity phase.)


Wood, Henry: Edward Burton, Boston, 1890 (New Thought novel); Ideal Suggestion through Mental Photography, 1894; God’s Image in Man; The New Thought Simplified; The Symphony of Life; New Old Healing, etc.

Cady, Emilie: Lessons in Truth; Finding the Christ in Ourselves, etc, Kansas City.

Gesterfeld, Ursula: The Builder and the Plan, etc; editor of Exodus.

Whiting, Lillian: The World Beautiful, etc., Boston

Wilmans, Helen: The Blossom of the Century, etc.; Wilmans’s Express.

Kohaus, Hannah M.: Between the Lines, Chicago.

Mulford, Prentice: White Cross Library (“Thoughts Are Things.”)

Mills, Anna W.: Practical Metaphysics, Chicago, 1896.

Dresser, Annetta G.: The Philosophy of P. P. Quimby, Boston, 1895.

Yarnall, Jane: Practical Healing for Mind and Body, Chicago.

Whipple, Leander E.: The Philosophy of Mental Healing, 1893; The Metaphysical Magazine, New York. (Specific image treatment. School of metaphysics.)

Patterson, Chas. B.: New Thought Essays, etc.; Mind, monthly, New York, 1898-1906.

New Thought, The, monthly, Melrose, Mass., 1894-1898. (First publication using name New Thought.)

Journal of Practical Metaphysics, organ of Boston Metaphysical Club, edited by H. W. Dresser, 1896-1898; merged in The Arena.

Life, The, monthly, edited by A. P. Barton, Kansas City, 1897-1908.

Universal Truth, monthly, edited by Fanny M. Harley, Chicago.

Eleanor Kirk’s Idea, monthly, edited by Mrs. E. Ames, author of Perpetual Youth, etc., Brooklyn.

Trine, Ralph Waldo: What All the World’s a-Seeking, New York, 1899; In Tune With the Infinite, etc.

Newcomb, Chas. B.: All’s Right With the World, Boston, 1898.

Winkley, J. W.: First Lessons in New Thought; Practical Ideals, monthly, Boston, 1900-1912.

Dresser, H. W.: The Power of Silence, 1895 (based on the Quimby philosophy); The higher Law, monthly, Boston, 1899-1902; etc.

Sprague, Frank H.: Spiritual Consciousness, Boston, 1898.

Seward, F. J.: Spiritual Knowing, 1901.


Wilcox, Ella Wheeler: Heart of New Thought; Faith; Hope, etc. (New Thought poet.)

Towne, Elizabeth: Experiences in Self-Healing; Lessons in Living; How to Use New Thought in Home Life, etc.; Nautilus, monthly, Holyoke, Mass., 1902-.

New Thought, monthly, Chicago, 1902-1910.

Power, monthly, edited by Chas. E. Prather, Denver, 1911-.

Now, monthly, edited by H. H. Brown, San Francisco, 1902-.

Troward, Judge: Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science, Dore Lectures; Creative Process in the Individual. (English pioneer and leader.)

Allen, J. L.: As a Man Thinketh, etc.

Allen, Able L.: Message of New Thought.

Militz, A. R.: The Sermon on the Mount; Primary Lessons in Christian Living and Healing, etc; editor, The Master Mind, monthly, Los Angeles. (Founder “Homes of Truth.”)

Rix, Harriet Hale: Christian Mind Healing, Los Angeles.

Douglass, R. C: Spiritual Evolution or Regeneration, Boston, 1905.

Ellsworth, Paul: Direct Healing, Gist of New Thought, etc., Holyoke, Mass.

Marden, O. S.: The Miracle of Right Thought; Peace, Power and Plenty, etc., New York.

Mills, Jas. P.: Illumination Spiritual Healing, New York.

Spinney, William A.: Health Through Self-Control, Boston.

Atkinson, W. W.: Mind and Body; New Thought: Its History and Principles (attributes New Thought to the liberal movement, not to the mental healing pioneers); Advanced Thought, monthly, Chicago.

Crane, Aaron M.: Right and Wrong Thinking, etc.

Wilson, Floyd B.: Paths to Power, etc., 1901.

Brown, Grace M. : Think Right; Mental Harmony, New York, 1916; The Essene, monthly, Denver.

Bradbury, Harriet B.: The New Philosophy; The Light That Is in Thee, etc, Boston.

Fillmore, Chas.: Christian Healing etc.; Unity, monthly, Kansas City.

Gleaner, The, edited by W. John Murray, New York.

Dresser, H. W.: Health and the Inner Life, 1906 (historical); Handbook of the New Thought, New York, 1917 (exposition; definition; estimate; allied lines of thought).


Tuke, Daniel H.: The Influence of the Mind on the Body, London, 1884 (medical).

Carpenter, W. B.: Mental Physiology, New York, 1876. (Unconscious cerebration.)

Fletcher, Horace: Menticulture, 1899, etc. (Power of thought)

Hudson, Thos. J.: The Law of Psychic Phenomena, Chicago, 1894; Scientific Demonstration of the Future Life; The Law of Mental Medicine, etc. (The author overemphasiies the contrast between the objective and subjective, as if we had two minds; b not guided by actual experience in mental healing.)

Buckley, J. M.: Faith Healing, Christian Science, and Kindred Phenomena, 1892. (Historical, critical.)

Besant, Annie; Thought Power: Its Control and Culture, (Theosophy,)

Schofield, A. T.: The Force of Mind; The Unconscious Mind, etc.(Psychotherapy.)

DuBois, P.: The Psychic Treatment of Nervous Disorders. (Based on physiological psychology and determinism.)

Milmine, Georgine: The Life of M. B. G. Eddy. (Historical, accurate.)

Worcester, Ellwood: Religion and Medicine, New York, 1908 (first book on the Emmanuel Movement); The Christian Religion as a Healing Power, 1909.

Powell, Lyman: The Emmanuel Movement in a New England Town.

MacDonald, R.: Mind, Religion, and Health, 1908

Brown, Chas. R.: Faith and Health, 1910; The Healing Power of Suggestion, 1916.

Fallows, S.: Health and Happiness, 1908.

HuckelL, Oliver: Mental Medicine, 1909.

Sadler, W. S.: The Physiology of Faith and Fear, Chicago, 1912. (A physician’s correction of mental healing.)

Munsterberg, Hugo: Psychotherapy, 1909. (A materialistic interpretation; denies the existence of the subconscious.)

Severn, Elizabeth: Psychotherapy, Philadelphia, 1914. (An intelligent study by a physician who has successfully applied mental healing.)

Cobb, Rev. W. F.: Spiritual Healing, London, 1914. (Partly historical, regards the subject from the outside.)

Bruce, H. Addington: Scientific Mental Healing, Boston, 1911. (Traces the history with a view to showing superiority of psychotherapy, overlooks inner values of New Thought.)

Ernest, Jones: Papers on Psycho-Analysis, New York, 1916. (A typical work by a devotee of Dr. Sigmund Freud of the psycho-analytic school.)

Randall, Rev. J. Hermann: A New Philosophy of Life, etc. (Excellent and sympathetic.)

Cutten, Geo B.: The Psychological Phenomena of Christianity, New York, 1908; Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing, 1911. (Fails to see the inner connection between Christianity and spiritual healing.)

Purinton, E. E.: Efficient Living. (Popular study of mental efficiency.)

Mason, Dr. Osgood: Telepathy and the Subliminal Self.

James, William: Varieties of Religious Experience (estimates the New Thought as “The Religion of Healthy-mindedness”); Pragmatism (method of testing ideas by reference to experience); Psychology, Briefer Course (shows dependence of mind on body); The Will to Believe (shows power and freedom of the will).

Mann, Rev. Chas.: Psychiasis (interprets mental healing from Swedenborg’s point of view).

Hepher, Rev. Cyril: The Fellowship of Silence; The Fruits of Silence, London, 1916. (A high churchman’s appeal for silence, with practical emphasis on inner experience.)

Courtenay, Rev. Chas: The Empire of Silence, New York, 1916. (Comprehensive study of silence in all its bearings save thee intimate relation to healing; overlooks practical values of mysticism.)

Riley, Woodridge: American Thought from Puritanism to Pragmatism, New York, 1915. (Gives the background of transcendentalism, etc, but overlooks the inner meaning of the healing movement.)

Coe, Geo. A: The Spiritual Life, New York. 1900 (contains study of divine healing); The Psychology of Religion, Chicago, 1916 (misses the interior values of spiritual experience; chiefly valuable for its comprehensive bibliography).

Leuba, James H.: New York, 1912. (Regards mental healing movement sympathetically as a recent form of religion.)

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