Theron Q. Dumont (William Walker Atkinson) (1862-1932)The name Theron Q. Dumont was one of many pseudonyms used by William Walker Atkinson, the author, publisher, and hugely influential member of the New Thought Movement. Atkinson remains an extremely mysterious figure due to his personal secrecy and his widespread use of pseudonyms, which include Theodore Sheldon, Theron Q. Dumont, The Three Initiates, Yogi Ramacharaka, and Magus Incognitus, among many others. In Chicago—a major center for the New Thought Movement—Atkinson wrote his first book, Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life (1900), wrote articles for Elizabeth Towne's magazine The Nautilis, and was temporarily honorary president of the International New Thought Alliance. Atkinson ultimately published over one hundred books.
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