“New Thought is not new and is based on ancient wisdom and underlies the teaching of Divine Science, Religious Science, and Unity.”

Rev. Christie Hardwick

In this introductory course, learn about the major authors and thought leaders who shaped Ernest Holmes (Science of Mind) and Myrtle and Charles Fillmore (Unity), and other influencers who were illuminating similar ideas at the same time in the past century. An overview of New Thought history including Divine Science, Science of Mind, and Unity that highlights the similarities and differences underlying each.

Where it All Began

Learn more about the founders and their religious and philosophical influences that created the New Thought movement over 100 years ago.

  • Spiritual Heritage

    Explore and understand your own spiritual heritage including your cultural and familial influences.

  • Historical Legacy

    Delve more deeply into the historical beginnings of the Founders of New Thought.

  • Lasting Relevance

    Learn how the New Thought movement today is still influenced by the the original thought leaders.


Rev. Christie Hardwick

Rev. Christie is an ordained Religious Science Minister, a leadership development expert and master facilitator. She spent 30 years in High Tech ending as an executive and has had her own executive coaching practice for over 15 years. She received her Masters Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from University of San Francisco and was a member of the executive committee of the Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Founder of Inspiration Gatherings, Christie creates music and spoken word events to invite us to walk our path with a more open heart. She lives between St. Petersburg, Florida and Umbertide, Italy. She and her wife Jane have four children and five grandchildren between them. They travel extensively and love their life of adventure. https://www.inspirationgatherings.org

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter One: Spiritual Heritage

    • Chapter One, Part I

    • Chapter One, Part II

    • Spiritual Heritage Study Guide

  • 2

    Chapter Two: Historical Founders & Influences

    • Chapter Two: Part I

    • Chapter Two: Part III

    • Chapter Two: Part II

    • Chapter Two: Part IV

    • Historical Founders & Influences Study Guide

  • 3

    Chapter Three: Divine Science

    • Chapter Three: Part I

    • Chapter Three: Part II

    • Divine Science Study Guide

  • 4

    Chapter Four: Unity

    • Chapter Four

    • Unity Study Guide

  • 5

    Chapter Five: Religious Science

    • Chapter Five

    • Religious Science Study Guide

  • 6

    Chapter Six: New Thought Movement Today

    • Chapter Six

    • New Thought Movement Today Study Guide