"a darling old bird whose hobby was the Higher Thought"
Thomas Troward
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Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
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Information on the Internet indicates that in 1902 there existed a place called the Kensington Higher Thought Centre. The implication of the article is that the Higher Thought movement is concerned with spiritual and philosophical ideas.

The Higher Thought is another name for the New Thought. The New Thought movement is a mind-healing organisation based on religious and metaphysical concepts which was founded in America in the 19th century. Two important figures in the field of New Thought are Thomas Troward (1847-1916) and Phineas P. Quimby (1802-1866).