Emma Curtis






Emma Curtis Hopkins (September 2, 1849 – April 8, 1925 age 75) was an American spiritual teacher and leader. She was involved in organizing the New Thought movement and was a primary theologian, teacher, writer, feminist, mystic, and healer, who ordained hundreds of people, including women, at what she named (with no tie to the Christian Science church in Boston) the Christian Science Theological Seminary of Chicago.

Emma Curtis Hopkins was called the “teacher of teachers” because a number of her students went on to found their own churches or to become prominent in the New Thought Movement. These included the founders of Divine Science (Malinda Cramer, Nona Brooks and Fannie Brooks); Unity (Charles and Myrtle Fillmore); and Religious Science (Ernest Holmes).

Hopkins originally trained with Mary Baker Eddy who founded Christian Science. She worked with Eddy editing her magazine for one year before being let got by Ms. Eddy and then going on to forming her Chicago seminary.





Other Online Biographies:

Resurrecting Emma Website  (best resource for a full bio!)


New Thought Wisdom

WWW Hubs

TruthUnity.net website

Print Biographies:

Emma Curtis Hopkins : Forgotten Founder of New Thought by Gail M Harley

Books & Audiobooks 

Some of Hopkins’ books can be found in the public domain for free and are listed below.  However, all of her books are still in print and offered for purchase by Wise Woman Press. In addition, you can also find various audio recordings done by individuals of her books that they offer for a cost.


 The Radiant I Am

High Mysticism



Scientific Christian Mental Practice

Spiritual Law in the Natural World

The Radiant I Am

12 Lessons in Spiritual Healing



NOTE: One can find a lot of other material online about Hopkins with some simple searches.  The following seemed to be more complete and useful than others leading me to listing them here:

The Mysticism of Emma Curtis Hopkins  –This is a 6 part audio recording of a lecture series by John Rankin on Hopkins.  Includes a multipage PDF handout.  Available by TruthUnity.Net website.

Essential Emma Curtis Hopkins Class  — This 9 part video presentation of an in persons class was done in 2016 by Center for Spiritual Living Asheville.  [Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three] [Part Four] [Part Five] [Part Six] [Part Seven] [Part Eight] [Part Nine]

Emma Curtis Hopkins Class by Ruth Miller –This 12 part class is by the author of the book Unveiling Your Hidden Power about the lessons of Emma Curtis Hopkins.  [Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three] [Part Four] [Part Five] [Part Six] [Part Seven] [Part Eight] [Part Nine] [Part Ten] [Part Eleven] [Part Twelve]