Law of Attraction

Literature, 1877

The more you think about something, it will magically appear. And make you a lot of money.

Popularized by Oprah advertising Rhonda Byrne’s 2006 book “The Secret” (which she wrote after reading Wallace Wattles“The Science of Getting Rich”), the New Thought concept of thinking oneself into wealth is derived from Phileas Quimby’s “mental healing” movement from 1865, which he embarked on creating after being obsessed with Mesmerism. The term was first coined by theosophist Helena Blavatsky in an 1877 book of the same name.