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Affiliated New Thought Network

The Affiliated New Thought Network is a cooperative fellowship of independent New Thought centers, many with a previous association with Religious Science and the teachings of Ernest Holmes, that originated in the mid-1990s in California. New Thought is that spiritual metaphysical perspective that originated in the late nineteenth century as a religious expression of the Emersonian tradition. Many of its early proponents had been members of the Church of Christ, Scientist. It has been characterized as a very loosely organized movement in contrast to the tight organization of Christian Science. Ernest Holmes was the last student of Emma Curtis Hopkins, generally regarded as the founder of New Thought. Prominent in the formation of the network was Harry Morgan Moses of the New Thought Center of San Diego. The network's goal is the promotion of New Thought as a practical philosophy and instructing people on its day-to-day application. It is the members' belief that New Thought can foster global transformation and healing.

Associated with the network as its educational arm is Emerson Institute, located in Oakhurst, California. The institute provides a full curriculum of classes that includes not only an emphasis on the metaphysical teachings of the first generation of New Thought from Emma Curtis Hopkins to Ernest Holmes, but also the insights from a spectrum of contemporary teachers such as Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.

Since its founding, the network has grown from five affiliated centers, all in California, in 1997 to more than 40, scattered across the United States and Canada, in 2000. The network may be contacted c/o Dr. Harry Morgan Moses at the New Thought Center, 8798 Complex Dr., San Diego, CA 92123. Its webpage can be found at http://www.newthought.org/.

Sources:

Affiliated New Thought Network. http://www.newthought.org/. May 16, 2000.

Emerson Institute. http://emersoninstitute.edu/. May 16, 2000.