An influential figure in the early New Thought movement, Ralph Waldo Trine was born in 1866, in Mount Morris, Illinois. The author of more than a dozen books, he started off as a correspondent for the Boston Daily Evening Transcript before writing his widely popular In Tune with the Infinite. Informed by the ideas of thinkers as varied as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Johann Gottlieb, and Henry Drummond, In Tune with the Infinite went on to sell more than 2 million copies. Trine died in 1958, in Claremont, California.