List of New Thought writers

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This is a list of New Thought writers, who have written significant primary works related to New Thought. New Thought is also commonly referred to as the "Law of Attraction."

This list does not include secondary scholarly works concerning the New Thought movement. Those books are listed in the secondary section, listed at the bottom of this article.

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  • James Allen -- As A Man Thinketh (1903); Above Life's Turmoil (1910); Byways to Blessedness.[1]
  • U.S. Andersen[2] - Three Magic Words (1954); The Secret of Secrets: Your Key to Subconscious Power (1958); The Magic in Your Mind (1961); The Key to Power and Personal Peace (1972); The Greatest Power in the Universe (1976); Happiness is the Secret of Secrets
  • William Walker Atkinson[3][4] -- Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life (1900); The Law of the New Thought: A Study of Fundamental Principles & Their Application (1902); Nuggets of the New Thought (1902); Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World (1906); The Secret of Mental Magic: A Course of Seven Lessons (1907); Self-Healing by Thought Force (1907); The Secret of Success (1908); Practical Mental Influence (1908); The Mastery of Being: A Study of the Ultimate Principle of Reality & the Practical Application Thereof (1911); Your Mind and How to Use It: A Manual of Practical Psychology (1911); Practical New Thought: Several Things that Have Helped People (1911); Mental Pictures (article in "The Nautilus" magazine) (November 1912); Mind Power: The Secret of Mental Magic (1912); New Thought: Its History and Principles or The Message of the New Thought, A Condensed History of Its Real Origin with Statement of Its Basic Principles and True Aims (1915); The Seven Cosmic Laws (March 1931).



  • H. Emilie Cady[11] - Lessons in Truth (1896); Finding The Christ in Ourselves (1891); How I Used the Truth; God A Present Help
  • Robert Collier[12] -- The God in You; The Magic Word; The Book of Life (1925); The Secret of the Ages (1926); The Secret Power; Riches Within Your Reach: The Law of the Higher Potential; The Science of Getting What You Want; The Life Magnet
  • Malinda Cramer[13] - Divine Science & Healing.
  • Terry Cole-Whittaker[14] - Live Your Bliss, What You Think of Me is None of My Business
  • Russell Conwell[15]


  • David Friedman (2012) - "The Thought Exchange"
  • Mike Dooley - Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams, Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic, Manifesting Change: It Couldn't Be Easier, The Top 10 Things Dead People Want to Tell You
  • Horatio Dresser[16] - The Quimby Manuscripts, The Power of Silence, Spiritual Health and Healing
  • Henry Drummond[17] - Natural Law in the Spiritual World (1883); The Greatest Thing in the World (1890); The Ascent of Man (1894)
  • Dr Wayne Dyer [18] - Power of Intention, You'll See It When You Believe It


  • Mary Baker Eddy -- Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (1875)
  • Warren Felt Evans[19] - The Mental-Cure, Illustrating the Influence of the Mind on the Body, The Divine Law of Cure


  • Charles Fillmore[20] - Christian Healing (1909); Talks on Truth (1922); The Twelve Powers of Man (1930); Prosperity (1936); Jesus Christ Heals (1939); Teach Us to Pray with Cora Fillmore (1941); Atom-Smashing Power of Mind (1949)
  • Myrtle Fillmore[20] - Healing Letters; How to Let God Help You (1956)
  • Emmet Fox[21] -- Power Through Constructive Thinking (1932); The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life (1934); Find and Use Your Inner Power (1941)
  • James Dillet Freeman[22] - Be!, The Story of Unity



  • Charles F. Haanel[27] - The Master Key System (1917); Mental Chemistry (1922); The New Psychology (1924); The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi (1937); A Book About You (1928)
  • Frank Channing Haddock[28] - Power of Will: A Practical Companion Book for the Unfoldment of the Powers of Mind
  • Henry Thomas Hamblin[29] - Dynamic Thought: Harmony, Health, Success, Achievement; Within You is the Power; Science of Thought; The Message of a Flower; The Open Door
  • Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks[30] -- Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires (2005); The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing (2005); The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham Esther and Jerry Hicks (2006); The Astonishing Power of Emotions (2008); Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness (2008).
  • Louise Hay[31] - You Can Heal Your Life (1984)
  • Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich (1937); Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (with W. Clement Stone) (1960)
  • Ernest Holmes[32] - The Science of Mind (1926)
  • Fenwicke Holmes[21][33] - The Science of Faith, The Law of Mind in Action, Ernest Holmes: His Life and Times
  • Emma Curtis Hopkins[34] -- Spiritual Law in the Natural World (1894); The Key to Power (1895); Studies in High Mysticism (1924); Scientific Christian Mental Practice
  • William Hornaday[35] -- My Prayer For You; Life Everlasting; Success Unlimited; Help For Today (with Ernest Holmes); and Your Aladdin's Lamp
  • Mitch Horowitz -- One Simple Idea: How the Lessons of Positive Thinking Can Transform Your Life (2014); Miracle: The Ideas of Neville Goddard (2017); The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality (2018); The Power of the Master Mind (2018); Awakened Mind: How Thoughts Create Reality; The Secret of Think and Grow Rich: The Inner Dimensions of the Greatest Success Program of All Time; Think Your Way to Wealth: Action Plan; The Mastery of Good Luck (2019); Million Dollar Mind: The High Road to Success and Power (2019); The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and How to Use It (2020); The Miracle Habits: The Secret of Turning Your Moments into Miracles (2020)
  • Jean Houston[citation needed]





  • Mildred Mann[32] - Become What You Believe
  • Orison Swett Marden[42] - Peace, Power, and Plenty, Every Man A King, or, Might in Mind-Mastery
  • Annie Rix Militz[11] - Concentration
  • Kenneth G. Mills[citation needed] - The Key: Identity; Change Your Standpoint, Change Your World
  • Edward Morrissey[citation needed]
  • Mary Manin Morrissey[citation needed]
  • Alfred G. Moses[citation needed] - Jewish Science: Divine Healing in Judaism (Main text)
  • A. K. Mozumdar[citation needed]
  • Prentice Mulford - Thoughts Are Things (1889); Your Forces and How to Use Them (1888); Prentice Mulford's Story: Life By Land and Sea (1889); Thought Forces Essays (1913); The God in You (1918)
  • Joseph Murphy - The Miracles of Your Mind (1953); Magic of Faith (1954); Believe in Yourself (1955); How to Attract Money (1955); Prayer Is the Answer (1956); How to Use Your Healing Power (1957); The Healing Power of Love (1958); Stay Young Forever (1958); Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes (1958); Techniques in Prayer Therapy (1960); The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind (1963); The Miracle of Mind Dynamics (1964); The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power (1965); Your Infinite Power to Be Rich (1966); The Cosmic Power Within You (1968); Infinite Power for Richer Living (1969); Miracle Power for Infinite Riches (1972); The Miracle of Mind Dynamics: Use Your Subconscious Mind to Obtain Complete Control Over Your Destiny (1972); The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe (1974); Within You Is the Power (1977); How to Use the Laws of Mind (1980)
  • Michael Murphy[citation needed] - Powerful Attitudes
  • Caroline Myss[citation needed]




  • Charles Brodie Patterson[20] - New Thought: A 21st Century Awakening
  • Norman Vincent Peale - The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
  • Catherine Ponder -- The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (1962); The Prosperity Secrets of the Ages (1964); The Dynamic Laws of Healing (1966); The Healing Secrets of the Ages (1967); Pray and Grow Rich (1968); Open Your Mind To Prosperity (1971); Open Your Mind To Receive (1983); Secret of Unlimited Prosperity (1983); The Prospering Power of Prayer (1983); The Dynamic Laws of Prayer (1987); The Prospering Power of Love (2006)




  • Masaharu Taniguchi[43] - The Science of Faith
  • Elizabeth Towne[42] - Experiences in Self-Healing
  • Ralph Waldo Trine[21] - In Tune With the Infinite (1897), The Greatest Thing Ever Known (1898); Character-Building Thought Power (1899); This Mystical Life of Ours (1907); Thoughts From the Highway (1912); The Higher Powers of Mind & Spirit (1917); Character Building Thought Power; Power That Wins (with Henry Ford) (1928); The Man Who Knew (1934)
  • Thomas Troward[11] - The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science (1904); The Dore Lectures on Mental Science (1909); The Hidden Power; The Creative Process in the Individual (1915); The Hidden Power and Other Papers on Mental Science (1921)
  • Three Initiates[citation needed] - The Kybalion





See also[edit]


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