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Harriet Emilie Cady

(July 12, 1848 – January 3, 1941)

New Thought Author H. Emilie Cady

About New Thought Author Harriet Emilie Cady

Harriet Emilie Cady was an American homeopathic physician and an author of many popular New Thought spiritual writings. Her 1896 book Lessons in Truth, A Course of Twelve Lessons in Practical Christianity is now considered one of the core texts on teachings, and is the most widely read book in that movement.

Harriet Emilie was born in Dryden, New York, to Oliver Barlow Cady and Cornelia A. Philips. Her first job was as a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse in her hometown of Dryden. In the late 1860's, Cady decided to pursue a career in the field of medicine, and enrolled in the Homeopathic Medical College of the State of New York Harriet Cady graduated in 1871, becoming one of the first woman physicians in America.

Dr. Cady also became deeply involved in spiritual and metaphysical studies after being introduced to the teachings of Albert Benjamin Simpson. She was also inspired and influenced byBiblical teachings, and also the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. H. Emilie Cady was personally taught by Emma Curtis Hopkins, considered at the time, the New Thought "teacher of teachers". She was also a student of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science.

Hariet Emilie became associated with other several prominent figures in the New Thought movement during her time, including: Divine Science minister Emmet Fox, Ernest Holmes (Founder of Religious Science), as well as Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore who were the co-founders of Unity Church. A pamphlet that Hariet Cady had written and sent unsolicited to Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, titled "Finding The Christ in Ourselves, was later published by them in the October 1891 issue of Thought. In 1892, a series of articles titled Lessons in Truth by Dr. Cady were published in Unity Magazine. This material was later complied into a book and became the first book that Unity published.

Hariet Emilie Cady died on January 3, 1941, in Manhattan, New York.

Published writings by H. Emilie Cady:


Quotes by H. Emilie Cady

Lessons in Truth - Unity Worldwide Ministries

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