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Ernest Holmes is the founder of Religious Science whose spiritual philosophy is known as “The Science of Mind.”

Born in 1887 in Lincoln, Maine, Ernest Holmes left his school and family at the age of 15 to move to Boston, Massachusetts, where he discovered Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health as well as Christian Science. In 1912, he relocated to Venice, California, joining his brother Fenwicke and immersing himself in the study of various influential writers such as Thomas Troward, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Walker Atkinson, and Christian D. Larson. Holmes married Hazel Durkee Foster in 1927, and following years of touring and speaking engagements, he settled in Los Angeles to complete his seminal work, The Science of Mind, which was published in 1926. Holmes founded the Institute of Religious Science and School of Philosophy, published Science of Mind magazine, and continually expanded his speaking venues. Over time, his organization underwent several name changes and is now known as The Centers for Spiritual Living. Holmes' teachings and philosophy continue to resonate, offering a profound spiritual path, insights into our connection with the Universe, and a joyful approach to daily living.

Ernest Holmes' Beliefs

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"I believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God."

Dr. Ernest Holmes - Founder of Religious Science

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