Malinda Cramer is the Founder of Divine Science and the Author of: Lessons in Science and Healing. Basic Statements and Health Treatment of Truth. The Divine Science Movement has two roots, each considered a separate work, that later combined. The first root began in by Malinda E. Cramer of San. Often overlooked Malinda Cramer was one of the most important early leaders of the New Thought movement. She is frequently described as ahead of her time.

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Malinda Cramer – Basic Statements and Health Treatment of Truth – New Thought Archives

Malinda Elliott Cramer was the main founder of the Church of Divine Sciencea healer, and an important figure in the early New Thought movement. Melinda had 10 siblings and her parents were Quakers. When Malinda was fifteen, she developed a disease which doctors declared was incurable. InMalinda and her family later moved to San Francisco hoping that the good weather would relieve Malinda of her persistant health problems. Soon afterwards she met Charles Lake Cramer, a photographer whom she married Inand together they had 3 sons.


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Despite the move, Melinda continue to suffer from health problems and soon became invalid. In cramef, Cramer had what she described as a divine revelation after spending an hour in earnest meditation and prayer over her condition. She later said that that hour was the beginning of her realization of the oneness of life. This illuminated realization of Omnipresence freed her from the belief that her medical condition controlled her, and within 2 years she was miraculously healed from her condition.

Inshe began taking classes with Emma Curtis Hopkinsan important teacher in the New Thought movement. She soon began to dedicate herself to the practice of faith-healing. In the process of sharing her healing experiences with others, she soon began to hold crame classes mmalinda became a teacher of the New Thought.

InCramer began her monthly journal titled Harmonya magazine which is still considered one of the earliest and most signifcant New Thought publications.

InMalinda E. Cramer helped form the International Divine Science Associationa forerunner of the International New Thought Alliancewhich would interconnect the various New Thought centers together.


Inshe also helped open the second Divine Science College, in Oakland, and began traveling crxmer the country on missionary trips. InCramer began training Nona L.

Brooks and ordained her as a minister in the Church of Divine Science.

Brooks returned to Denver, and along with her two sisters, Fannie Brooks James and Alethea Brooks Smallformed a church there; this church would eventually become the home church of the Divine Science denomination after Cramer’s death. Malinda Cramer passed away August 2, due to injuries she received in the great San Francisco earthquake. Malinda Cramer was an inspiration to many of the great early New Thought leaders whose ministries and books are still held in high esteem.

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