Definition of New Thought in English:

New Thought


  • A theory of therapeutic practice advocating healing through hypnosis, positive suggestion, and prayer, and hence the realization of an essential spiritual reality (formulated by Phineas P. Quimby (1802–66) of Portland, Maine, United States). Also: a religious movement founded by Emma Curtis Hopkins (1849–1925), believing in the guidance of an inner presence according to the principles of Quimby.


Late 19th century. From new + thought.


New Thought

/ˌnjuː ˈθɔːt/