For the first time, there was a mentioning about Law of Attraction in 1879 in New York Times. After that, famous scientist John Fleming mentioned about it in 1902.

Indeed, several books released in the 1900s contributed to the recognition that this concept has attained, in particular William Walker Atkinson’s (Yogi Ramacharaka) 1906 manuscript entitled “Through Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World”. In this tome, he talked at length about the theory and how it works.

Other notable mentions of the exact term “law of attraction” go to the Theosophical writers William Q. Judge and Annie Besant in 1915 and 1919, respectively.The theory has actually been around for a long time.

According to the 1910 book “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles:”This theory [of the Law of Attraction] is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for three hundred years…

“God lies in every thing according to Hindu religion. The theory of law of attraction is based on the belief that when concentrated on a thing, God will give it”, says Wallace.

Still in the 1900s, the ‘new thought movement’ claimed it to be their discovery. Yet, they were very honest in mentioning all earlier sources. Alas, not so with the modern advocates of the law, they choose to forget the history. God bless them!