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Product Details

  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: DeVorss & Company; 2012 edition (May 20, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087516627X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875166278
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As we look back, we can take pride that the writings and persona of Dr. Ernest Holmes put him in the forefront of the inspired spiritual leaders of the 20th Century." - CATHERINE PONDER, author of The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity --Catherine Ponder

About the Author

DR. ERNEST HOLMES (1887-1960) is 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 the world.

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Ernest Shurtleff Holmes (1887-1960) was an avid student of the world's spiritual systems. He found in these a common denominator he called the Science Mind, a practical philosophy for abundant living. Beginning as self-educated lecturer, Holmes developed a large following of students and went on to formalize his work by founding Science of Mind magazine, an educational institute, and the United Church Religious Science. His writings have inspired the work of countless clergy, business leaders, physicians, and psychologists and have helped to shape the guiding principles of the modern human potential movement, both spiritual and secular. Born and raised in Maine, Holmes spent much of his adult life in California.

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I highly recommend this book for anyone on a spiritual path.
Donna N. Smith
It is so wonderful to know that each one of us is equipped to create a life filled with happiness and accomplishments, and this book consistently points the way.
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Very good book, when I need a pick me up, I just flip it open and can find a good chapter/essay that is totally relevant to where I am.
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106 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Richard McLaughlin on May 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn about Science of Mind. Dr. Holmes essays are a concise, easily read, coverage of Religious Science. The essays cover all aspects of Dr. Holmes philosophy, from what is Science of mind to the history and development of SOM. He explains clearly what he means by "change your mind, change your life" and how to accomplish this. He covers almost any question that might arise: Religion, Spirituality, New Thought, Religious Science p(28-106); God p(107-150); Man p(151-167); Law p(196-223); Your Word p(266-276); Happiness & Fulfillment p(393-434). This is a book that you can read in selected topics and discover who you are, how powerful you are, and can go back to reread time and again while getting new insights each time. The use of the Law to manifest your highest and best good is spelled out - and it works.
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104 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Robert H. Nunnally Jr. on December 16, 2000
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Ernest Holmes' message differed somewhat from other founders of new churches. He did not claim to have the "sole and exclusive" revelation of the One Truth about matters spiritual. He did not assert that he had a "new" revelation, or that he had founded a movement freed from the influences of others. Instead, he asserted that his movement was a synthesis of ideas from a variety of faiths and traditions, and that his ideas would be improved over time.
Living the Science of Mind sets out Mr. Holmes' new-thought-derived ideas in a very readable, straightforward book. This book is not laden with endless jargon, nor does it have that "self help book for the soul" feel that some popular religion books can have. Instead, it tries in intelligent but accessible language to explain Science of Mind beliefs, and to illustrate how those beliefs might be applied in everyday thought.
New thought is built in large measure on positive thinking and the belief, to a great or lesser extent, that spiritual practice can lead to changes in the physicial universe. Mr. Holmes explains in some detail how he conceives this works in everyday life. This is not intended as a complex defense of his faith, and the reader from a different tradition will see many questions in the explanations which have not been fully resolved. Still, this is that rare work of religious material which is both practical and filled with ideas. Some other new thought works seem more like sales pieces than books of faith. Living the Science of Mind is instead a useful guide to a faith, which does not require the suspension of disbelief to enjoy. I don't find myself a "new thought" practitioner, but I think the book is both interesting and useful.
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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful By John P. Morgan VINE VOICE on April 30, 2006
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This is a great book. It is a lot less technical than the Science of Mind textbook. It is comprised of several essays that are all written in a very "down-to-earth" style and each essay can probably be read in about 10-15 minutes. Now, just because you read the essay, don't think for a minute that now you know what Ernest Holmes is talking about because it will take you the rest of this life to apply his incredible ideas and magnificent insights. I'm sorry to disillusion you about the spiritual path.
The Spiritual path is not a path of words; it is a path of dedicated application and every day presents its opportunities as well as challenges and that is a very good thing.

I believe that the Living Spirit of God is everywhere present; that everything I see in the world of form is a creation of the Divine. Now I can say this with relative ease and for the most part I really do feel with all my heart that this is True and in my times of prayer and meditation I really KNOW that this is True and then I blow out the candles, roll up the meditation mat and go out into the world of effect and BAM! Before you know it I am bombarded with the world...

Oh, crap...you mean I have to live this spirituality stuff out?

All the sudden I am presented with the challenge/the opportunity to live out my ideals or give in to what is right in front of me. Do I judge righteously...in other words use my mind in the "right" way and see behind the appearances or do I allow myself to get sucked up in the world of effect. Bare in mind(and heart) that nothing upset God...Heaven is still very present within me but am I willing to rise up in consciousness or am I going to descend into the depths of hell? Hell is any situation where we feel separated from Spirit.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Infinite Mind VINE VOICE on May 16, 2007
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I agree with one of the other reviewers tthe book is the most practical way apply the Science of Mind priniciples to your life. One of the greatest concepts and ideas about Ernest Holmes and Science of Mind is that the principles and ideas are nothing new. Ernest Holmes did not claim to have any special revelation. He merely took the best of many different revelations and through persuasion decided to find the Church of Religious Science. CORS never claimed to be the one religion but a way in which one may be completely free from the bondages of fear, doubt, worry, poverty, sickness/disease and limination.

Each chapter is broken down in laymen's terms. The book is a great companion to Science of Mind . Its all about realizing our Oneness with God/Universal and ultimately each other, and how the Oneness with the Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient one manifest prosperity, abundance, and wholeness. Spirit is the one and ONLY source now and forever.
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