An American writer and spiritual teacher. He was the founder of a movement
known as Religious Science, also known as "Science of Mind", a part of the
New Thought movement. He was the author of The Science of Mind and numerous
other metaphysical books, and the founder of Science of Mind magazine, in
continuous publication since 1927. His books remain in print, and the principles
he taught as "Science of Mind" have inspired and influenced many generations
of metaphysical students and teachers. Holmes had previously studied another
New Thought teaching, Divine Science. Holmes was an ordained Divine Science
Minister. His influence beyond New Thought can be seen in the self-help
In the 1920s, Holmes
published the following statement of beliefs:
I believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute
and self-existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation,
but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of
God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness
I believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in all, and that we are all
incarnations of the One Spirit.
I believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the
individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
I believe that the Kingdom of Heaven is within me and that I experience
this Kingdom to the degree that I become conscious of it.
I believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from
all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by
I believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost
God is one God.
I believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling Presence.
I believe in the direct revelation of Truth through my intuitive and spiritual
nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close
contact with the Indwelling God.
I believe that the Universal Spirit which is God, operates through a Universal
Mind, which is the Law of God; and that I am surrounded by this Creative
Mind which receives the direct impress of my thought and acts upon it.
I believe in the healing of the sick through the power of the Mind.
I believe in the control of conditions through the power of the Mind.
I believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness and the
eternal Givingness of Life to all.
I believe in my own soul, my own spirit, and my own destiny; for I understand
that the life I live is God.
Through his research, Holmes created a "structure of concepts" based on
the religions and philosophies of human history , sometimes correlating his
findings with the then-emerging "new" physics. He named the teaching a science
because he believed that its principles were scientifically provable in practice.
He wrote, "I would rather see a student of this Science prove its Principle
than to have him repeat all the words of wisdom that have ever been uttered
DR. ERNEST HOLMES known to millions as a great leader and teacher;
and to even more as the author of many inspirational books and tapes, such
as CREATIVE MIND, THIS THING CALLED LIFE, and THE SCIENCE OF MIND.
`A teacher, writer, and lecturer; Dr. Holmes founded the Science of Mind
philosophy in 1927, and regularly appeared on television and radio. His
signature saying, There is a power greater than you in the universe, and
you can use it, became well known over the years. By taking a clear and
simple approach in researching the wisdom of the ages from many disciplines,
Ernest Holmes developed a practical, spiritual approach to living an abundant
life and created the Science of Mind. Since early 1900's, the Science of
Mind Textbook has been the cornerstone to Religious Science churches around