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Topic: Quimby Wisdom
Section: 47 - Bibliography
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The most important Quimby source was not yet
published at the time this book was edited:
This is the three-volume set compiled by
Dr. Ervin Seale and published by DeVorss:
The Complete Writings of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
edited by Dr. Ervin Seale; 1988
ISBN 0-87516-600-8 Trade Cloth; Vols. 1,2,3 -- $25.00 each
Published and distributed by:
DeVorss & Company
P.O. Box 550; Marina del Rey, CA 90294
(800) 331-4719 in California -- (800) 843-5743 elsewhere
Revisions have been made in the book's Bibliography
to bring it up to date -- see parenthetic notes.
THE QUIMBY MANUSCRIPTS; SHOWING THE DIS-
COVERY OF SPIRITUAL HEALING AND THE ORIGIN
OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. Edited by Horatio W. Dresser;
1921, Thomas Y. Crowell; New York.
The primary source for the book you hold. This is
the original publication of Quimby's notes, edited by the
son of Julius and Annetta dresser, patients and students
of Dr. Quimby. It is long out of print, but found in some
libraries. This large book contains 125,000 words in selec-
tions from the manuscripts, with editorial comments and
THE QUIMBY MANUSCRIPTS. Edited by Horatio W.
Dresser with an introduction by Ervin Seale; 1961, Citadel
Press, Lyle Stuart; Secaucus, New Jersey.
This edition is a photographic reprint of the 1921 book,
but omits the fourteen letters from Mary Baker Patterson
(Eddy) to Dr. Quimby. The excellent introduction by
Dr. Ervin Seale summarizes the history and contribution of
Quimby. This edition of the manuscripts may be pur-
chased through a book store or found in many libraries.
(NOTE: A concordance is available, but not in Internet format.)
THE UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS OF PHINEAS PARK-
HURST QUIMBY. Compiled by Erroll S. Collie from the
original manuscripts in the Library of congress; 1943,
reprinted in 1981.
This closely typed, mimeographed transcription contains
200,000 words from the manuscripts not included in the
(In 1997 I do not know a source for this publication and
suggest instead the three-volume complete writings.
Less than twenty lines were drawn from this source, which
may be an indication of the redundancy in Quimby's
The Quimby manuscripts are now in the Library of Congress.
Some libraries have microfilm copies.
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(The following two were not sources of quotations of
Quimby but were supporting literature. I do not find
them listed in the DeVorss catalog in 1997.)
QUIMBY'S SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS; A NON-MEDICAL
SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION OF THE CAUSE AND
CURE OF DISEASE. By Erroll Stafford Collie; 1980,
An explanation of Dr. Quimby's teachings by the man who
transcribed and made available so much of Quimby's
manuscripts. Includes information of newer discoveries in
the science of healing.
PHINEAS PARKHURST QUIMBY, REVEALER OF
SPIRITUAL HEALING TO HIS AGE; HIS LIFE AND
WHAT HE TAUGHT. By Ann Ballew Hawkins; 1951,
Many biblical references in support of Doctor Quimby's wisdom.
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THE TRUE HISTORY OF MENTAL SCIENCE;
A LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE CHURCH
OF DIVINE UNITY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS,
ON SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1887.
By Julius Dresser. Copies may be available from
An eyewitness report by a patient of Doctor Quimby, who
was also a student and assistant to the doctor. Dresser gives
the history of the development of Quimby's science,
describes the man and his work, and quotes the testimonials
written by Mary Baker Eddy as well as brief excerpts
from Quimby's notes, which were then safeguarded by
Doctor Quimby's son.
SPIRITS IN REBELLION; THE RISE OF DEVELOPMENT
OF NEW THOUGHT, By Charles S.Braden; 1963,
Southern Methodist University Press; Dallas, Texas
Gives the history of the New Thought movement, from
Park Quimby to 1963. this is a detailed and unbiased
("Bias" is in the eye of the beholder.
The history of New Thought is complex and diverse.
From Quimby and other historical sources
-- some of them ancient -- various threads of thought
THE POSITIVE THINKERS; A STUDY OF THE AMERICAN
QUEST FOR HEALTH, WEALTH AND PERSONAL POWER
FROM MARY BAKER EDDY TO NORMAN VINCENT PEALE.
By Donald Meyer; 1965, Doubleday and Company, Garden City,
Briefly describes the origination by Quimby, then follows
the development, not toward New Thought and healing,
but toward the more self-centered positive thinking and
get-rich popular publications and leaders. This is a compre-
hensive commentary only within that bound -- and tinged
( It was when looking for the source of "get-rich
positive thinking" that the I stumbled upon this book
on the library shelves and opened it to the first page
to find the origin: P. P. Quimby. The publisher
apparently chose to use "Mary Baker Eddy" in the title
as a more saleable product than the unknown Quimby.
That "brief encounter" led to the self-publication of
this book -- a labor of love -- when I could find no well-
organized, readable publication of Quimby's wisdom. )
THE SEARCH encompasses the entire library. Only a trace
of that search is given here, especially the sources of
the quotations in the "Search" pages..
MEDITATIONS; notes of a Roman Emperor.
Einstein, Albert OUT OF MY LATER YEARS
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Especially the Harvard Divinity School address of July 1838.
THE AWAKENING OF INTELLIGENCE and many
THE REPUBLIC, Book VII
This is the shadows-in-the-cave story.
A WAY OF BEING; ON BECOMING A PERSON;
CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY; and other books.
A modern healer tells how his theories and practice
changed while sitting with patients.
OUT OF MY LIFE AND THOUGHT, written at his hospital
in Lambarene, French Equatorial Africa (now the Republic
Spinoza, Benedict de
ETHICS and A THEOLOGICO-POLITICO TREATISE.
Lengthy, detailed, but with many pages that are eminently
readable and important.
Teilhard de Chardin
THE PHENOMENON OF MAN is his masterwork, but
numerous smaller books have been published since
the death of this long-silenced Jesuit priest-scientist.