A form of philosophy based on the progressive ability of mankind, which its adherents have collected into a more or less definite system, though they deny the applicability of that term.
Its fundamental ideas are:
New Thought denies all idea of atonement, regarding evil "as only misdirected energy."
Its purpose is, through thought, to direct that energy properly.
It recognizes no authority save the voice of the soul speaking to each individual, hence each man's actions are determined solely by and for himself.
- that God is omnipresent and immanent in all created things
- that man is a divine soul "a microcosm of God"
- that he is under the domination of universal law
New Catholic Dictionary