Thursday, 17 January 2013, 19:00
How a 20th Century Mystic’s Vision Can Change Your Life
Ernest Holmes was a curious non-conformist who was hungry for spiritual truth. He studied, searched, sampled and practiced. His many books express the conclusions he came to and proved to himself: there is a vein of Truth running through science, philosophy, psychology and religion where these powerful traditions do not contradict each other, but tell the same story. To find this vein of Truth, Holmes looked into the mystic traditions, the then-emerging field of psychology, the new discoveries of physics, and the thought of ancient and modern philosophers. What emerged was an astonishing Truth about the nature of creation and humanity, and their relationship to the Mystery many call God. In his long career, Holmes had radio and television programs, and spoke weekly to overflowing crowds in a huge auditorium in Los Angeles, California. He was the spiritual consultant to movie stars, journalists and poets. Among those whose work influenced him were Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Troward, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and Sri Aurobindo.
Rev. Mary Murray Shelton will be talking about what Holmes discovered in his thirst for spiritual knowledge and experience, and how the practical application of his ideas can be as powerful and transformative for us today as it was when he was alive.
Rev. Mary Murray Shelton is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and author with a theatre background. An ordained minister, she’s pastored large and small churches, and served as a Director of one of the campuses of Holmes Institute School of Ministry. A published author, she also facilitates retreats and workshops, performs sacred ceremonies, and speaks at meetings, conferences, and conventions. Rev. Mary is a recipient of the Beverly O’Neill Women’s Empowerment Award. (starfishian)