Prentice Mulford (1834-1891) was an American writer and lecturer, best known for his work on New Thought.
Prentice Mulford was an American humorist and writer from California. He was also instrumental in the development of thought within the New Thought movement. Many of the principles that were to become standard in the movement, including the Law of Attractionwere clearly stated in Your Forces and How to Use Them, published as a series of essays during 1886-1892.
The Prentice Mulford Books
Among Prentice Mulford's most famous books is that of THOUGHTS ARE THINGS, a betseller where he breaks down the functioning of the thoughts in our heads, and which follows with OUR MENTAL FORCES, where deeper into the ins and outs and functioning of thoughts.
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The Life of Prentice Mulford
Early Life and Education of Prentice Mulford
Prentice Mulford was born in Sag Harbor, New York, on October 3, 1834. S
Prentice Mulford was born in Sag Harbor, New York, in 1834, and in 1856 sailed for California, where he would spend the next 16 years. His father was a sea captain and his mother died when he was young. He was educated at home by his father and at the local school. During this time, Mulford spent several years in mining towns, trying to find his fortune in gold, copper, or silver. After leaving mining life, Mulford ran for the California State Assembly in Sacramento. Although he was nominated, he ultimately lost the election. He returned to San Francisco and began writing for a weekly newspaper, The Golden Era. Mulford spent five years as a writer and editor for various newspapers and magazines.
Professional Career of Prentice Mulford
Mulford began his career as a journalist, working for several New York City newspapers. In 1858 he moved to California, where he worked as a prospector during the Gold Rush. He also wrote articles for the San Francisco Examiner and other newspapers.
In the early 1860s, Mulford became interested in the ideas of Phineas Quimby, a healer who believed that all disease was caused by the mind. Mulford began practicing Quimby's methods and, in 1866, published his first book, The Power of the Will.
In the 1870s, Mulford began lecturing on his ideas, which he called "New Thought." He also wrote several other books, including Thoughts are things (1875) and Your Forces and How to Use Them (1887).
Later Life and Death of Prentice Mulford
In 1891, Mulford suffered a stroke and died. His ideas continued to be popular and, in the early 20th century, were developed by people like Ernest Holmes and Emma Curtis Hopkins.