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Film offers insights into New Thought movement

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From page A4 | April 10, 2013 |

Would you like to know more about the history of New Thought and how it relates to our world today?

On Sunday at noon, the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis will screen Jon Miller’s film, “What is New Thought?” at 1715 Anderson Road. Davis. The film runs 90 minutes and the screening is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted with gratitude.

Although the influence of New Thought has been widespread throughout our culture, most people have little knowledge about this far-reaching spiritual movement.

New Thought messages are being spoken by leaders and teachers every day, including the self-help industry, Alcoholics Anonymous, Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen, Deepak Chopra, Iyanla Van Zant and Wayne Dyer. The principles of this New Thought movement have been instrumental in transforming the lives of millions of people.

This film gives a closer look at the history of New Thought philosophy and provides information about its founding figures and movement leaders such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Phineas P. Quimby, Franz Anton Mesmer, Mary Baker Eddy, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, Thomas Troward and Ernest Holmes.

Viewers will learn how motivational influencers like Dale Carnegie (“How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”), Norman Vincent Peale (“The Power of Positive Thinking”) and Stephen Covey (“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”) embraced this philosophy and empowered others with New Thought principles.

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