William Walker Atkinson, Theron Q. Dumont
William Walker Atkinson (December 5, 1862 – November 22, 1932) was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement. He is the author of the pseudonymous works attributed to Theron Q. Dumont and Yogi Ramacharaka. He wrote an estimated 100 books, all in the last 30 years of his life.
Atkinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 5, 1862, to Emma and William Atkinson. He began his working life as a grocer at 15 years old. He married Margret Foster Black of Beverly, New Jersey, in October 1889, and they had two children. Their first child died young. The second later married and had two daughters. Atkinson pursued a business career from 1882 onwards and in 1894 he was admitted as an attorney to the Bar of Pennsylvania.
In 1900, Atkinson founded the Yogi Publishing Society, which published his books and those of other New Thought authors. He also founded the magazine New Thought, which was published from 1901 to 1905.
Atkinson's books were very popular in the early 20th century. They were translated into many languages and sold millions of copies. His books were often used as self-help guides, and they helped to popularize the New Thought movement.
Atkinson died in Los Angeles, California on November 22, 1932. He was 69 years old.
Atkinson's work continues to be influential today. His books are still read by people interested in self-help, New Thought, and occultism. His work has also been cited by other authors, including Napoleon Hill and James Allen.
Here are some of the key principles that Atkinson lived his life by:
- The power of the mind: Atkinson believed that the mind is the most powerful force in the universe. He said that "thoughts are things" and that they can be used to create reality.
- The law of attraction: Atkinson believed in the law of attraction, which is the belief that like attracts like. He said that by focusing on positive thoughts, we can attract positive experiences into our lives.
- The power of visualization: Atkinson believed in the power of visualization, which is the act of creating a mental picture of what you want to achieve. He said that by visualizing our goals, we can make them more likely to happen.
Atkinson's work has had a lasting impact on the world. His books have helped to popularize the New Thought movement and his principles continue to be used by people all over the world.
Books by William Walker Atkinson, Theron Q. Dumont
The Power of Concentration
It aims to provide readers with techniques and strategies for improving their ability to concentrate, with the belief that a heightened focus can lead to success in all areas of life. The book offers practical exercises and mental disciplines that ca...
Memory: How to Develop, Train, and Use It
"Memory: How to Develop, Train, and Use It" is a book that provides strategies and techniques for improving and optimizing memory function. It is written by Francis A. Wood and was first published in 1915.
Your Mind and How to Use It
William Walker Atkinson was one of the most prominent contributors to the literature of the New Thought movement, a non-denomination spiritual philosophy which developed in the late Nineteenth Century. Although he achieved eminence in a number of pro...
Thought Vibration, or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World
William Walker Atkinson was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement.
The Hindu Yogi Science of Breath
Increase your awareness about the forgotten art of breathing as researched, practiced and written by our Eastern brothers. Inside you will find how our Western society has perhaps forgotten the proper way to breath, hence leaving us more susceptible...
This book looks at the Followers of the New Thought movement of the early 20th century who believed in the concept of "mind over matter," It introduces us to the mental fascination among animals . the rationale of fascination . experimental fascinati...
A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga
The Book talks on the internal world of the self. The real nature of the subconscious mind, the way to control it, how ego comes into play and most frequently asked questions like "Who am I" are attempted to answer.