About the Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resource Center

The Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resource Center is an out–growth of my own research into the life and Science of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802–1866). Preceding Divine Science, Unity, Religious Science, and the other variations of the New Thought movement; preceding Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science movement; Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, the clockmaker from Belfast, Maine was performing seeming miracles in the restoration of good health in the physical bodies of the sick and suffering.

Phineas Parkhurst QuimbyWithout the use of any medications, physical applications, Spirit Guides, homeopathic remedies, gemstone crystals, Aura Bath Soaks, massage therapy, magnetic bracelets, acupuncture, or any of the accoutrements usually associated with the New Age movement, Dr. Quimby was facilitating the healing of his patients by using the Wisdom that is available to everyone of us at anytime and anywhere. In an advertising circular he distributed from 1860 thru 1865 titled To The Sick, Quimby wrote in part:

There are many who pretend to practice as he does, but when a person while in “a trance” claims any power from the spirits of the departed and recommends any kind of medicine to be taken internally or applied externally, beware! Believe them not. “For by their fruits ye shall know them.”1

In a supplemental article also titled To The Sick, and written by Dr. Quimby in 1864, he further explains:

My mode of treating the sick is entirely new and original with myself. I have no similarity or affinity with any other mode of practice. Therefore, when others undertake to identify my practice with any other, they not only misrepresent me but show their weakness by so doing. For everyone that I treat that can understand me at all see that I am entirely different from any other person. Those that have some selfish motive to identify me with mesmeric [hypnotic] practice use this argument: it is nothing but mesmerism, [hypnosis] etc. Others that wish to class me with the spiritualist say it is spiritualism, but I won’t own it.

Now this mode of misrepresenting me I, of course, can’t help, only as I make my patients understand.2

On March 7th, 2002, I uploaded the original Quimby web site to the Internet with the sole intention of sharing the Wisdom I had found in P. P. Quimby's writings. Since that time, I have experienced the pleasure of meeting a variety of many loving, caring, seekers and teachers of Truth. I am staunchly dedicated to Phineas Parkhurst Quimby's right to Freedom of Speech; very specifically, his right to have his unedited words and writings placed before the public and readily available to everyone.

Ronald A. Hughes.This Resource Center is produced, maintained and is operated independently of any other individual, group, or organization.

I would like to express my appreciation to the authors, historians and scholars, past and present, who have so graciously shared their time and materials with us here.

Together through the generosity of sharing, we have assembled this Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resource Center.

Fresh research of the original handwritten documents produced by Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and his clerical assistants via microfilms and photocopies has now been completed. The work is published as: Phineas Parkhurst Quimby: His Complete Writings and Beyond. The subtitle is: Including the Missing Works of P. P. Quimby, as 37 new, never-before-published articles or “pieces” by Dr. Quimby have been rediscovered and included in print for the very first time. You may follow this link to see expanded information. This is the ultimate reference source for historically accurate information of this nineteenth-century clockmaker who became a metaphysical teacher and healer.

An Internet version of the Phineas Parkhurst Quimby — Concordance on CD Rom, has been added to this web site and may be used free of charge. To access the Internet Concordance System, please click here.

If you are a new visitor to this web site and don't know where to begin your reading, you could start by tracing Quimby’s spiritual progression and his earliest writings, identified as his Lecture Notes.

Alternately, in preparation of writing a book, Quimby wrote at least a dozen different introductions of his ideas:

  1. Introduction [I]
  2. Introduction, An [II]
  3. Introduction [III]
  4. Introduction [IV]*
  5. The New Truth
  6. To the Reader [I]
  7. To the Reader [II]
  8. To the Sick
  9. To The Sick—[A Printed Circular]
  10. To the Sick in Body and Mind
  11. To the Sick: The Conflicting Elements in Man
  12. To Those Seeking the Truth

Quimby’s writings are listed on our web site in Alphabetical and Chronological order.

— Updated January 19, 2018