History of New Thought and Unity


History of New Thought and Unity Class

Just as one’s previous life experiences underlie one’s current expression, so the history of a tradition underlies that tradition’s current expression.  The foundations of Unity as a contemporary movement are explored in its roots in Transcendentalism, Christian Science and New Thought.  Students explore Unity’s History and original cultural milieu. They have the opportunity to consider the possibilities of Unity as an evolving cultural phenomenon.  This historical exploration includes exposure to ides, beliefs, and philosophies of the main “architects” of this stream of spiritual thought that in some ways has connection back to antiquity.


May10—June 7
7 pm—9 pm
Gratitude and Prosperity Room

About the Instructors:

Susan Dimaline, L.U.T. --  In the ‘70’s Susan discovered the Fillmores and countless others who came before and after them.  From then on she immersed herself in groups and studies and inner work.  She studied Eschatology, a breakaway form of Christian Science, for 3 years in Mexico City and Toronto. In London she studied and worked with a spiritual teacher for 5 years and then worked with a Unitarian community there for another 5 years.   Her hands-on work with Unity started in 2001 at Unity of San Marcos, where she joined the church, became a Prayer Chaplain and then a Prayer Chaplain Coordinator and Trainer.  Six years later she moved to Unity of Southeast Texas where she was active as Church Administrator and Prayer Chaplain Coordinator/Trainer.  After a time of co-teaching with Rev Sondra von Gyllenband, making trips to the Unity Village and taking classes in the field, she completed her Licensed Unity Teacher training in 2014.


Linda Gillispie, L.U.T.  --  As well as being a Licensed Unity Teacher, Linda serves as the Pastoral and Education Associate at Unity of New Braunfels. Linda has taught many Unity classes in Austin, San Marcos and New Braunfels and served as guest speaker in Austin, San Marcos, Victoria, New Braunfels and Bourne. She is the mother of two children and has five grandchildren. Linda has a deep love for Unity Principles based on the teachings of Jesus and sharing these teachings is her greatest joy.





Materials Needed:

New Thought Religion: A Philosophy for Health, Happiness and Prosperity by Martin A. Larson
The Principles of New Thought: Tracing Spiritual Truth from The Source to The Soul by April Moncrieff
The Unity Movement: It’s Evolution and Spiritual Teachings by Neal Vahle


Non-credit—Love offering at each class   
Credit— $45 + love offering at each class
Registration usually opens 2-3 weeks prior to the class start date.  Check back here for registration link at that time.