Definitions for "New Thought"
Any form of belief in mental healing, other than (1) Christian Science and (2) hypnotism or psychotherapy. It was practised in the 19th century, and its central principle was affirmative thought, or suggestion, employed with the conviction that man produces changes in his health, his finances, and his life by the adoption of a favorable mental attitude. As a therapeutic doctrine it stands for silent and absent mental treatment, and the theory that all diseases are mental in origin. As a cult it has its unifying idea the inculcation of workable optimism in contrast with the "old thought" of sin, evil, predestination, and pessimistic resignation. The term is essentially synonymous with the term High Thought, used in England.
A group of metaphysical Christian faith groups including Unity, Religious Science, Science of Mind, Divine Science, Christian Science, etc.
Mind development movement founded by Phineas Quimby, 19th century. The potential of the human brain being limitless one has the ability to use the mind to control his or her physical body and their entire lifestyle; one has a consciousness that one creates one self, which can be changed and elevated to better one's affairs in each incarnation.