What is the History of the Law of Attraction?
The Law of Attraction is not something that is new – despite the new popularity that books and movies have gained it. In fact, the Law of Attraction has been around for a long time, and has even been documented. This is part of the proof positive that the Law really works – it has been doing so for many years.
The concept can first be found in Hinduism. Also, due to the fact that Hinduism had a huge influence on Theosophy, you can also find mentions of the Law of Attraction in the Theosophical texts.
The first real mention of the actual term “Law of Attraction” other than Hinduism, is in a book on esoteric mysteries, written by Helena Blavatsky, in 1877. In 1902, the book As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen, mentioned an idea that is similar to the Law of Attraction, though not called so by name. Allen got the name for the book, as well as the general concept for the idea, came from the ancient Jewish Book of Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7, which states “As a man Thinketh in his heart, so he is”.
In the 1900s, the Law of Attraction began to gain popularity. It was used in William Walker Atikinson’s 1906 book, Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World. The principal that he talked about was summarized as “You are what you think, not what you think you are”. The phrase “Law of Attraction” also appeared in the writings of Theosophical writers William Quan Judge in 1915 and Annie Besant in 1919.
From that day, and continuing into the present age, the Law of Attraction has been addressed by many people and under many different topics. It has been called positive thinking, mental science, pragmatic Christianity, New Thought, Science of Mind, Practical Metaphysics, Divine Science, and many other terms. However, the underlying concepts have been the same.
In the year 2000, a movie called “The Secret” was put out, and a book followed soon after. The movie and book, and the whole host of books that came after it, all proclaimed the same message – that the key to your wants, needs, and desires, all rested within yourself.
Although the Law of Attraction has been called many things by many different people, it has always been the same general idea. Positive thoughts and attitudes bring positive things towards a person. Focusing on positive energies and ideas allows positive things to be brought to you.
Hope you guys enjoyed the Law of attraction History. Did you not? Well, i still feel, Law of attraction History is just a misnomer, we all have been using it scince we ae born. Let the topic be the concern for historians and all of us, lets use the wonderful and mystical powers of Law of attraction. Its works like Crazy.
Over to you now. ?