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A brilliant speaker, gifted thinker, and inspired writer, Dr. Ernest S. Holmes founded the United Church of Religious Science. His message is simple: The universe has intelligence, purpose, and order. By understanding its principles and applying them to ourselves, we can see who we are and what we truly want in life. Creative Mind was written as a simple guide for the many thousands who came to hear his words and wished to know more.

Ernest S. Holmes
Author Bio

Ernest S. Holmes

published his first book, Creative Mind, in 1919. In 1926, he published his seminal work, The Science of Mind. He also founded the Institute of Religious Science and School of Philosophy, which later became the United Church of Religious Science.

Table of contents




Part One  Principles

In the Beginning 

A Principle That Can Be Proven 

The Word Going Forth 

Why and What Is Man? 

The Law of Our Lives 

Man’s Part 

Bondage and Freedom 

The Word 

The Man Who Has Arrived 

The Power We Have Within Us 

Individual Ideas 

The Reason for the Universe 

Mind in Action 

Action and Reaction 

Arriving at a High Consciousness 

Outer Suggestions

The Use of the Greater Consciousness 

The Greater Consciousness 

The Perfect Universe 

About Struggle—Karma 

Part Two  Practice


The Same Power Used in Two Ways 

Healing the Sick 


The Use of Affirmations

The Highest Attitude of Mind 


Be Alive 

Be Happy 

Live in the Present 

See the Good in All Things 

Be Expectant 

Expanding Our Thought 

The Power of a Treatment 

Repeating the Treatment 

Impersonal Healing


What Is the Spiritual Mind? 

The Church of God 

The Path to Prosperity 

The Way of the Spirit 

The Level of Consciousness 

Practice for Prosperity 


Questions and Answers 


About the Author 

Introduction or preface


The hand of eternal progress is brushing the cobwebs from the corridors of time and is again ­revealing to the human race the mysteries of being. As there is “nothing new under the sun,” the searchlight of Truth is bringing to light only what has been known to the few in all generations. The time has now come when the few must become the many. The whole world, from the least to the greatest, must know the Truth, so that man may understand the great laws that govern his life. He must learn to control his own destiny, to heal his own body and bring happiness to his own soul. Ignorance must vanish and understanding must be ushered in. Man is no longer to be governed by anything outside himself. Creeds, doctrines, churches, institutions, organizations, governments are all being changed to give place to the ­realization of the individual. There is a power in and through all that is working this great transformation. All that will not measure up to the standard must fall by its own weight; all that is in line with the Truth must still prosper. The time is at hand; we are in the greatest age of all history; we are in the age of the unifying of all people and all things into the “Ever Present One.” “The temple not made with hands” is now being silently built by the emancipated souls of this planet.

This little book is an attempt to explain what each soul must discover for himself, that he stands in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around his own thought, and casts back to him glorified all that he thinks. If it awakens within the consciousness of one single individual the realization that the mind of the Universe (which is the only mind that there is) is his own mind; that the creative power of this mind is his also; that the manifestation of this mind is his own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this mind is within himself, it will not be written in vain. May it then do much in simplifying and bringing to light some of the deeper mysteries and meanings of life.