Ernest Shurtleff Holmes

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes the author of “The Science of Mind” was the founder of the Religious Science movement and the Church of Religious Science.

Dr. Ernest Holmes was a mystic who found God in the silence. Going within and experiencing God in the deepest part of himself was his spiritual practice.

His spirituality was reflected in his living; he believed he was one with God, and he experienced that oneness in all that he did.

As important as the mystical experience was to Dr. Holmes, he also believed that religion had to be applied to everyday life problems, as an integral part of the walk of faith. Wholeness involved the Presence, yes, but also the Power — the two faces of the dual nature of God.

Dr. Holmes developed the Science of Mind philosophy to reflect his twin beliefs that the inner experience of God gave entry to the Power of God and that changing the way we think about our conditions causes the Power of the Universe to change those conditions to make our lives better. Science of Mind identifies the spiritual principles that apply equally to everyone in every situation, and it teaches us how to use them for our advantage.

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