Words Create Reality¶
Think about receiving lots of something enough and it will magically appear.
Currently toted by “Word of Faith” prosperity gospel preachers like Joel Osteen and Benny Hinn, the idea thoughts can affect the material world goes all the way back to Phileas Quimby’s origination of the New Thought movement and the Mesmerism-inspired tenets of Mental Science. Among them were Emma Curtis Hopkins, Prentice Mulford, and Mary Baker Eddy. Mulford’s 1886 essay “Your Forces and How to Use Them” is regarded as the movement’s seminal publication.