New Thought Genealogy
New Thought is not a religion or denomination in itself. It is an ancient wisdom which is expressed in a new way but not to be confused with the "New Age" movement.  New Thought is more of a perennial philosophy whose principals have been shaped by various religious traditions and spiritual philosophies throughout the world. New Thought influenced the growing movement of "Mental Sciences" of the mid-19th century, which would later become known as the New Thought Movement. The mental-healing movement was a protest against old beliefs and methods, particularly the old-school medical practice and the old theology of the time.