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Periodical: New Thought (Moses Hull)

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

New Thought, The.
Devoted to Spiritualism and General Religious and Political Reform / A Journal of Spiritualism.
1885--1889 Weekly, semimonthly
Maquoketa, then Des Moines, IA, then Chicago, IL. Publisher: Moses Hull & Co., then Organization of Mississippi Valley Association of Spiritualists. Editor: Moses Hull (1835- 1907), assisted by Mattie E. Hull (1840- ).
Succeeded by: New Thought (Chicago)
Corporate author: Organ of the Mississippi Valley Association of Spiritualists
1/1, 1885-1889. 8-24 pp. $1.50 a year.

Advertisements and notices in Banner of Light, June 19, 1886, September 29, 1888, December 15, 1888; Carrier Dove, January 1887 (which describes it as "radical"); and in The Gnostic, 1885 and 1888. Regular excerpts from this appeared in E.C. Walker and Lillian Harman's radical Fair Play. On the Hulls, see the note under Hull's Crucible. The journal was for a time the organ of the Clinton, Iowa, spiritualists' camp run by the Mississippi Valley Association of Spiritualists. Hull sold the journal to The Better Way of Cincinnati, which in turn became Light of Truth of Chicago, and then was merged into the Journal of Man. Hull restarted the journal under the title The New Thought in Chicago in 1892. LOC.

New Thought.
A Journal of Spiritualism / A Journal of Spiritualism in its Higher Aspects.
1892--1906 Monthly
Chicago, IL. Publisher: Moses Hull & Co.. Editor: Moses Hull.
Succeeds: New Thought (Maquoketa)
1/1, July 1892-1906. $1.00 a year, 48 pp. Illustrated intermittently with plates of leading spiritualists and reformers as frontispieces.

On Hull, see the notes under Hull's Crucible. He had ceased publishing the predecessor to this journal (New Thought 1885) in 1889, selling the subscription list to the Better Way and the type to Summerland, only to realize, he said, how beloved and necessary the journal was to spiritualists, which induced him to start the present journal. It consisted largely of articles by Hull that had originally been delivered as "sermons" and talks on the lecture tour ("The Spiritual Alps and How to Ascend Them"), supplemented with regular contributions by the second of the two "Ms," his wife Mattie, and various unknowns like Laura M. Heath, U.G. Figley, and Alice Lyndsay Lynch. It featured irregularly short biographies of leading figures like Nettie Coleman Maynard, Julia H. Severance and John Brown, complete with photographs. The journal carried Hull's exchange of letters with Hazlett Park spiritualist camp in which he attempted to explain away (unsuccessfully) his incautious statements on practicing "free love" 20 years before. It was in the forefront of the move from old-fashioned spiritualism, focused on the "spirits" of the dead, to "higher spiritualism," which was focused on the spirit within man here and now and on the development of man's innate spiritual possibilities. LOC (vol. 1).

Issues:New Thought V1 Index 1892-3
New Thought V1 N1 Jul 1892
New Thought V1 N2 Aug 1892
New Thought V1 N3 Sep 1892
New Thought V1 N4 Oct 1892
New Thought V1 N5 Nov 1892
New Thought V1 N6 Dec 1892
New Thought V1 N7 Jan 1893
New Thought V1 N8 Feb 1893
New Thought V1 N9 Mar 1893
New Thought V1 N10 Apr 1893
New Thought V1 N11 May 1893
New Thought V1 N12 Jun 1893

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