William Walker Atkinson (AKA Theron Q. Dumont, Yogi Ramacharaka).
Mental Science and New Thought
William Walker Atkinson was born in Baltimore, a beautiful city in Maryland on December 5, 1862, to Emma and William Atkinson. Surprisingly, he was only 15 when he began his working life as a grocer, helping his father. He eventually got married Margret Foster Black of Beverly, New Jersey, in October 1889, and had two children afterwards. William Atkinson is ranked in the list of most popular celebrities. Nonetheless, he is ranked on the list with those people born on December 5, having a Position among the list of the most popular writers. William Walker Atkinson is one of the celebrities with the age, 69 at death.
Atkinson pursued a business career from 1882 onwards and he was admitted as an attorney to the Bar of Pennsylvania in 1894. He wrote about 100 books in the last 30 years of his life and became recognized in past editions of Who’s Who America, in Religious Leaders of America, as well as several similar publications. In 1900 Atkinson worked as an editor of Suggestion, a New Thought Journal, and wrote his first book, Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life.
In December 1901, he was an editor of Flower’s popular New Thought magazine. He held this post until 1905. During these years, he built himself an enduring place in the hearts of its readers. Meanwhile, he also founded his own Psychic Club and the as well as the Atkinson School of Mental Science. Throughout his subsequent career, Atkinson was thought to have written under many pseudonyms, although we are not certain whether he ever confirmed or denied authorship of these pseudonymous works.
During the 1910s, Atkinson focused on another pseudonym, that of Theron Q. Dumont. He co-authored with Edward Beals, which may have been another pseudonym, Atkinson wrote the “Personal Power Books” that was a group of 12 titles on humanity’s internal powers and how to use them. Moreover, several others believe this is also a pseudonym. The amount of time Atkinson devoted to his law practice is unknown, but unlikely to have been a full-time career, given his amazing output during the next 15 years of his personal success.
The peak of his prodigious capacity for production was reached in the late 1910s. In addition to writing and publishing of books, Atkinson started writing articles for Nautilus, it was Elizabeth Towne’s New Thought magazine and he simultaneously edited his own journal, Advanced Thought. Within this period, he also found time to assume the role of the honorary president of the International New Thought Alliance.
Atkinson collaborated with the mentalist C, Alexander, “The Crystal Seer,” whose New Thought booklet of affirmative prayer, “Personal Lessons, Codes, and Instructions for Members of the Crystal Silence League”, published in Los Angeles during the 1920s. Atkinson died in Los Angeles, California on November 22, 1932 at age 69.
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