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Thoughts Are Things Paperback – May 1, 1999
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Ernest Holmes (1887-1960) was the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy and movement. Ernest Holmes's teachings are based on both Eastern and Western traditions, and the empirical laws of science and metaphysics. Science of Mind is a spiritual philosophy that people throughout the world have come to know as a positive, supportive approach to life. These ancient truths have kept pace with and proven their relevancy in today's global village and its expanding technology and warp-speed changes.
Author of The Science of Mind, the seminal book on his teachings, Holmes also founded the monthly periodical, Science of Mind magazine, which has been in continuous monthly publication since 1927.
Through lectures, radio, television programs, tape recordings, books and magazines, Ernest Holmes has introduced millions of people to the simple principles of successful living that he called 'the Science of Mind.' His other works include Creative Mind, This Thing Called You, Thoughts Are Things, La Ciencia de la Mente, Effective Prayer and This Thing Called Life.
Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith was ordained as a minister of Religious Science in 1985. He is founder and minister of the Agape International Center of Truth, home of the Agape Church of Religious Science, one of the nation's largest multi-cultural, multi-racial, trans-denominational spiritual communities. Rev. Beckwith is a distinguished humanitarian, teacher, mentor, songwriter and producer. He is in demand the world over as a speaker and facilitator. He is regularly heard on the 'Life Is Good!' radio program every Sunday evening in Los Angeles and the Agape Television Ministry nationwide on Sunday afternoons.
Rev. Michael Beckwith and the Agape Church were awarded the Samata Karma Award in the field of community Service by the Samata Yoga & Health Institute. He was awarded the first Angel of the Year Award from the Children's Life-Saving Foundation. Rev. Michael is the recipient of the State of California Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service to the community and for dynamic religious leadership as well as a commendation from the mayor of Santa Monica for Excellence in Spiritual Leadership and Community Development. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Hollywood and Vine Recovery Center and Stops for Recovery. He was honored by the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) as one of the top ten ministers in Los Angeles. At the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Celebration in Los Angeles, he was presented the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.
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Why? It's because of the top-notch organization, editing and brilliance of the selected Holmes passages coupled with additional material by Willis Kinnear. The book's four main parts are The World Around You, The Life You Live, Your Mental and Spiritual Health, and the Future Is Yours. Each Challenge is on the left page of the book and written in one easy-to-understand page by Kinnear. Each one-page (spiritual) Solution is on the book's right page, next to the Challenge, and it is culled from Holmes' extensive writings with an explanation plus an affirmation.
How is this useful? Thoughts Are Things not only outlines a problem but gives you the answer -- and a superb affirmation/prayer for immediate use. If you use it as prayer, there are a wide variety of topics. If you're not into prayer but are into affirmations, this book is also for you.
Holme's basic philosophy is that "there is a God-Power at the center of everyone's being, a Power that knows neither lack, limitation, nor fear, sickness, disquiet nor imperfection." But bad experiences, negative thinking and fear can checkmate a person's greater good....in other words, Thoughts Are Things so when negative thinking arises "you must of necessity change the basic pattern of your thought." The reason: negative thinking has mental, physical and spiritual consequences: it can lead to a downward, negative spiral, while focusing instead on the reality (that positive God-center and its total power) can generate many good things.
Thoughts Are Things is a manual to combat negative thinking, an antidote for hopelessness, and a roadmap for hope and fulfilling goals. PERSONAL NOTE: I'm not a member of the Church of Religious Science (but admire what it does). I started reading Holmes' more complex works in a time of crisis -- and this book was recommended to me by someone during a more recent crisis where I almost lost hope. I have read it, underlined it...and each day I refer to it.
And it TRULY helps. Believe me: Thoughts ARE Things.
It is considerably thinner book compared to the 'Science Of Mind', and it is concise, easy to understand, and it drives home the solutions to your everyday challenges. On the left pages are the Challenges or 'problems' people face, and the right page will show you the solution- how to adjust your attitude and mind to respond to such a challenge, and bring results.
it is amazing how such a thin book can be so inspiring. THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS BOOK. No rituals, no dogma. Only wisdoms of the ages that works.
Ernest Holmes' philosophy are derived from Christian and Eastern (ancient Hindu, Taoist, etc) thought. His view on religion is wise, a deeply spiritual man. In fact, unlike most religious/wpiritual writers, he is one of the very few authors that can talk about religion and philosophy without any dogma, rituals, nor bias against any other religion/philosophy.