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Joel S. Goldsmith (1892–1964)

Author of The Art of Meditation

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About the Author

Joel S. Goldsmith (1892-1964), a monumental teacher of practical mysticism, devoted most of his life to the discovery and teaching of spiritual principles which he founded and called The infinite Way. After the publication of his seminal book, the Infinite Way, in 1947, Joel traveled throughout the show more world as a teacher and a healer. Although Goldsmith's message was neither organized nor advertised, students of the Infinite Way increased as people from around the world shared his spiritual wisdom. show less

Works by Joel S. Goldsmith

The Art of Meditation (1956) 157 copies
The Infinite Way (1947) 110 copies
The Thunder of Silence (1961) 92 copies
Living the Infinite Way (1954) 49 copies
The Contemplative Life (1963) 47 copies
Conscious Union With God (1962) 36 copies
Beyond Words and Thoughts (1968) 35 copies
Consciousness Unfolding (1959) 32 copies
The Mystical I (1971) 27 copies
Living Between Two Worlds. (1974) 26 copies
Our Spiritual Resources (1963) 24 copies
The Master Speaks (1960) 24 copies
Man Was Not Born to Cry (1980) 16 copies
Living Now (1965) 16 copies
Leave Your Nets (1953) 16 copies
Consciousness Is What I Am (1976) 15 copies
The Altitude of Prayer (1975) 14 copies
Spiritual Power of Truth (1998) 11 copies
The gift of love (1975) 11 copies
The world is new (1962) 10 copies
The Joel Goldsmith Reader (1987) 9 copies
Love Gratitude (1972) 5 copies
The Only Freedom (2002) 3 copies
I Stand on Holy Ground (2013) 3 copies
A Message for the Ages (2003) 2 copies
Infinite Way Letters 1956 (1957) 2 copies
Letters (Mandala Bks.) (1980) 2 copies
Meditation and Prayer (2011) 2 copies
Metaphysical Healing (2022) 1 copy
Supply (2017) 1 copy
A Lesson to Sam (1959) 1 copy
I am the vine (1972) 1 copy
La Voie infinie (1999) 1 copy
The Christmas Letters (2017) 1 copy


Common Knowledge



Joel Goldsmith's principles of spiritual development, which he calls 'The Infinite Way,' have inspired millions of people around the world. In Invisible Supply, Goldsmith outlines ten principles of 'The Infinite Way' that will not only bring about inner peace and the growth of consciousness, but wil also provide for material needs.

'We need principles from which to work and upon which to stand if we are to rise above blind faith as we must,' writes Goldsmith. 'There are principles in every business, in every art, every profession, and every line of work. Those who abide by these principles, even though they may have many struggles, eventually achieve success.'

'Joel Goldsmith writes with a confidence of experience....His style is simple, colloquial, and serious.'-chicago Tribune

Joel S. Goldsmith (1892-1964) is the author of more than thirty books, including The Art of Meditation, Practicing the Presence, The Thunder of Silence, and Parenthesis in Eternity.


Chapter 1 The principle of supply
Why we experience lack; Invisible supply; Supply is spirit; Tangibles and intangibles-the visible and invisible; Supply is embodied in us; Casting bread upon the water; Forgiving and praying for our enemies; Sharing; Gratitude; Tithing; Demonstrating supply
Chapter 2 Secrecy, the primal mystical principle
Spiritual secrecy; What we may share and with whom; Pray in secret; Give alms in secret; Virtues are shouted from the housetops
Chapter 3 The principle of contemplative meditation
God-realization; Spiritual consciousness; Developing spiritual consciousness; Spiritual consciousness through meditaton; Principle of prayer; Constant cinscious abiding in truth; Proper use of scriptural passages
Chapter 4 Overcoming our sense of separation from god
Erroneous concepts of god; God neither punishes nor reqards; God does not withhold; The nature of god; God does not hold us in bondage; God cannot be deceived; Acknowledge the presence of god; 'I am god is all-inclusive; Your living is provided by grace; Realize omnipresence
Chapter 5 The fruitage of knowing god araight
The nature of god as fulfillment; God is the creator; God, the only love; God is the only power; God, the only source of truth; God, the only supply; God, the only life; God, the law and the substance; God, the harmony in all things; Rest in god; Spiritual wisdom; Getting spiritual understanding
Chapter 6 The armor of oneness
In god we have our bing; Spiritual discernment; Putting on the armor of oneness
Chapter 7 Practicing spiritual truth
Nurturing seeds of truth in secrecy; Truth can be uncomfortable; Practice truth in every activity; Truth is hard work
Chapter 8 Three principles of healing
God uses us to heal; God is the only power; Evil is not personal; Resist not evil; Judge not by appearances; Healing is a manifestation of truth; Wrong thinking; expressing your consciousness
Chapter 9 Principle of treatment
Dominion over mind and body; Asuming dominion through meditation; Treatment as a form of prayer; Treatment on supply; Treatment for a phsyical claim
Chapter 10 Temporal power is not power
The principle of no-power; The power of evil is not real; My kingdom; God is not a pwer to be used; World peace; the burdens will be lighter; From nothingness to allness
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AikiBib | May 29, 2022 |
Joel Goldsmith is one of the truly great spiritual authors.

At first I found this book to be slightly less impressive than others I’ve read by this author. But on re-reading it for purposes of this review I realized that I couldn’t give it less than 5 stars, and particularly when Goldsmith was writing about divine love, the most important thing in the Universe, that which we all contain, that which we all are, this book could not be of lesser value than others dealing with a lesser subject.

Goldsmith tells us that we must begin to see the Christ in everyone we meet, and “the world will begin to present a different picture to us”. People will act in a different way.

We are all “the holy one of Israel”. “Every saint and every devil is that holy one”.

We do not claim that a person’s human form and characteristics are the Christ. But we disregard the appearance of his humanhood and “behold the Christ looking out of his eyes silently, sacredly, secretly”.

“Love is not a sentimental attachment to mankind: love is a law; love is a mode of conduct, an attitude”. “Love is within ourselves … love is something that we let flow out from us”.

When I look at a person “I must look through him and realize that in the midst of him God is, and that God is living his life. I see in him the image and likeness of God, the presence of God, the glory of God”.

We are told that no matter how evil the person appears to be, we should look through that to the divinity which is at the centre of his being and say to ourselves “I love you as I love my Self, because my Self is your Self. God’s Self is my Self and God’s Self is your Self. There is only one spiritual Self”.

As we go about our day we should carry this message silently and secretly, “My peace I give unto you”, the Christ-peace. And in a few days people will begin to change their attitude to us.

The most sacred experience we can ever know is “the love of God flowing without limit or hindrance, the love we feel for God, which is God’s love flowing through us”.

“Love is the ability of the Christ in me to speak to the Christ in you.”

There is a chapter about spiritual marriage, how to express love to your family and upholding your loved ones spiritually.

We should take a five-minute period every day in which we meditate for a different member of our family. Go through the entire family. “Peace comes only when every member of your household is recognized as the son of God.”

“Divine love is that outpouring that asks no return, and seeks no reward.”

The author informs us that his entire aim has been to remove sin, disease and death from the earth.

Most of the things people hate and fear have no real power so the first thing to do is to stop hating and fearing what the world calls evil things.

Love will remove troubles from the world, not the kind of love that seeks a personal return, but the kind of love “that seeks to express its own integrity”.

We must learn to forgive injustice quickly and to forget offenses, realizing that God neither judges nor condemns, and that neither must we.

“Through my consciousness of love, God enters my home, my business, my nation, and this whole Universe”.

We should repeat the following prayer two or three times a day:

“In the name of the Father, peace; be still.
I bring no condemnation into this world. Because of my love for God and for my neighbour, may love flow through my consciousness and bless and forgive and uplift and free mankind – my enemy and my friend, that they may be free of lust and greed and hate and fear and doubt. May God’s love touch their consciousness and awaken their souls.”

As you will see, this book is divinely inspiring and reading it will raise our consciousness.
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IonaS | Feb 7, 2019 |
A Christian guide to meditation and prayer.
CenterPointMN | 2 other reviews | Jun 13, 2018 |
" This is Joel Goldsmith's finest work, a fulfillment of his years of meditation. . . . The message of the book is (that) . . . there is an inner Grace available to all men [sic]. Grace operates when men are willing to relinquish faith in anything and everything less than God . . . . It is a call to freedom . . . ."
strawberrycreekmtg | 1 other review | Nov 6, 2013 |

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