Charisma School and the New Thought Movement
The New Thought was a movement at the beginning of the 19th century that consisted of the belief in a Higher Power (call it God or Universal Intelligence) and its divine manifestation in all of us. They also believed in the power of mind over body, and as such, in the ability of our mind to heal our physical body. It’s a mental, spiritual system that holds man as being one with God through the power of constructive thinking. They are Christian, and many different traditions of religious New Thought exist.
New Thought was deeply associated with Self-help. Mainly with the teachings of controlling your thoughts and how your thoughts create reality. The famous book “The Secret” is nothing more than these New Thought teachings presented modernly. Above all, this New Thought Mind Science has its roots in ancient mysticism and Hermeticism.
You might recognize several authors: Napoleon Hill, William Walter Atkinson, Edmund Shaftesbury, Charles Haanel, and Thomas Troward. More recently, you can probably remember Rhonda Byrne (author of the secret), Wayne Dyer, Joel Goldsmith, Neal Donald Walsh, and Joseph Murphy, among others.
There’s also a tradition where a minority of the authors of the New Thought Movement studied and wrote about Will Power, Personal Magnetism, Concentration, and Energy, among other Personal Power characteristics. They used some New Thought Mind Science tools and techniques from different disciplines to increase the Power and Magnetism of the individual. In addition, they studied the mental and spiritual aspects of maximum achievement in life. Some examples are William Walker Atkinson, Shaftesbury, Haddock, and others.
The problem with these teachings was always a lack of structure and integration. If you have read some of their books, you understand that they share some techniques, but it’s pretty hard to get objective results without the proper road map. One technique alone means very little, if not inserted in the bigger context. Not to mention that specific techniques were impossible to accomplish without a complete kind of training. If you happen to have tried it, you know this first hand.
The early teachers who taught the founders of Charisma School were contemporaries with these authors; from our records, we know that they even met some of them. But, unlike them, our early teachers always preferred to remain anonymous in this quest due to their high position in society. Therefore, they didn’t write books, and all the knowledge was only transmitted by oral tradition.
Their knowledge in other areas, like the French Magnetic Tradition, Hermeticism, Indian Yoga, and Psychology, went much further than the original New Thought authors. They integrated all these teachings into a coherent whole with the proper preparations that could increase Magnetism and Personal Power step by step.
For them, it was their life mission to create this complete system. They believed – as do I – that the development of Personal Magnetism and Mind Control was the key to their success.
The goal of Charisma School is to continue their legacy and finally share the knowledge they left behind more openly so that more people can benefit from it. We are currently the only school that integrates the teachings of Personal Power and Magnetism into a complete system that anyone can follow.