Articles - Alan
Mostly philosophy: Process New Thought

When medieval philosophers referred to The Philosopher, they meant Aristotle.  When we refer to The Philosopher, we mean Alan.  Here are some of his choicest comments, mostly metaphysical in the original sense.

Serial Selfhood
This pre-Internet article dated 1/89 may have been prepared as a talk.  It is one of Alan's most important works.  Clipped to it in his files was a hand-written note from Center for Process Studies co-founder John Cobb, postmarked May 30, 1989 and reading, "I did not know before of your strong interest in New Thought. . . . 'Serial Selfhood' seems to be a very succesful introduction to process thinking.  Is it published? . . . Would it be appropriate to offer 'Serial Selfhood' to our Newsletter readers?"  This seems to have happened, but the article was not available to the general public until here and now.

Experience: All There Is
This article first appeared in the Summer 1998 issue of New Thought.

Universal What?
This article, which first appeared in the Summer 1996 issue of New Thought, is Alan rampant.  He was attacking the mindless, watered-down slogan universal spirituality.  His success can be measured by its subsequent disappearance from New Thought literature.  The article ends with what became the title of our second jointly-authored book,  Practicing the Presence of God for Practical Purposes.  

New Thought in Theory
This article first appeared in the Summer 1990 issue of New Thought.

Remembering SSMR
Alan, one of the founders of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion, here writes its epitaph.  It was first published in the Summer 2012 issue of New Thought.

Observations on Robert Winterhalter's The Healing Christ
This paper was written for the Society of the Study of Metaphysical Religion session of the July 2010 International New Thought Alliance Annual Congress.  It was read aloud by the Reverend Sam Bowman.

Quimby, Seale, and Whitehead:
This article first appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of New Thought.

Uniting Monism and Pluralism
This article first appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of New Thought.

New Thought: Under Construction
This article first appeared in the Summer 1997 issue of New Thought magazine.

What Kind of Monist Are You?
This article first appeared in New Thought in the Autumn 2005 issue, under Alan's and my joint byline.  I did the actual writing, but Alan's fingerprints are all over it.

A Practical Spirituality: Process New Thought
How process thought can provide a better metaphysical foundation for New Thought.

Process Philosophy and the New Thought Movement
The most outstanding twentieth-century development in philosophy—now recognized as an indispensable resource for New Thought.

Metaphysics: Multiple Meanings
A simple, clear explanation of the use and misuse of the term metaphysics in philosophy and in common parlance.

What Is Mind?
This article first appeared in the Summer 2004 issue of New Thought.  A quotation somehow deleted from the magazine has been restored here.

An Interview with Alan Anderson
Alan was interviewed by the editor of New Thought, Mrs. Alan Anderson (moi), for the Spring 2004 issue.

Under-Standing Reincarnation
This article first appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of New Thought.

Intuition and Then Some
This article was first published in New Thought in the Fall 1999 issue.

Our Great Companion in Co-Creation
This article was first published in the Winter 2000 issue of New Thought magazine.

A Baker's Dozen Truths
This article was first published in the Spring 1999 issue of New Thought magazine.

New Thought and Postmodernism
This article was first given as a talk at the annual International New Thought Alliance Congress held in Washington, DC in 1988.  The footnotes are still on Alan's computer but did not come across in copying.  Anyone with a question about a specific footnote can email me and I will try to find them.