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
Affiliated New Thought Network. http:// May 16, 2000.
Emerson Institute. May 16,

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