Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
Healer and New Thought Founder
Feb. 16, 1802 - Jan. 16, 1866
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby developed a philosophy of mental healing that laid some of the foundation for the New Thought movement. At first a hypnotist, he turned to mental healing in the belief that he had rediscovered the secret of Jesus' healing ministry. He held that all disease is an error of the mind and could be cured by a proper understanding of the relation between the divine and the human. One of Quimby's patients was Mary Baker Eddy, who may have derived from him the inspiration for Christian Science; she denied this, however. The New Thought movement grew out of the "mental science" of another Quimby patient, Warren Felt Evans and the work of Emma Curtis Hopkins.
The Divine Science Ministers Association acknowledges the Truth and Light in all and we give thanks to our Father-Mother God for the light that shined through Phineas Parkhurst Quimby.