Ernest Holmes Shurtleff (1887 -1960), was an American-born writer. Ernest Holmes died on April 7, 1960, in Los Angeles, California, United States and was married to Hazel Foster (1927-1957).
He was the creator of the movement known as Religious Sciences, also known as "Science of Mind", which is part of the New Thought movement.
The Ernest Holmes Books
Ernest Holmes He is well known for being the author of the book of The science of the mind and many other writings by metaphysicsas well as the founder of the magazine the Science of MindThe publication began in 1927.
The books of Ernest HolmesThe radio broadcasts and recordings of them were followed by thousands of people in their day and have reached an audience of many hundreds of thousands around the world today.
The principles it teaches Ernest Holmes, like his science of mind, have inspired and influenced many generations of enthusiasts or followers as well as teachers and students of metaphysics.
Its influence beyond the 'New Thought' movement can be seen in the self-help movement.
Some of the Ernest Holmes most famous books are:
The Science of Mind (1926)
The Art of Living (1938)
This Thing Called You (1948)
The Creative Mind and Success (1952)
The Life of Ernest Holmes
Early life of Ernest Holmes:
Ernest Holmes was born on January 21, 1887 in Lincoln, Maine. His father, William Henry Holmes, was a farmer and carpenter. His mother, Fannie (née Perkins) Holmes, was a homemaker. He had two older sisters, Bessie and Florence, and a younger brother, Fenwick. When he was seven years old, his family moved to Boston, Massachusetts.
Ernest Holmes Education:
Holmes attended the Boston Latino Public School. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Tufts College, where he studied biology and psychology. He graduated from Tufts in 1909.
Ernest Holmes Career:
Ernest Holmes was a happy man. He had many, many friends to count on, hobbies such as cooking, gardening and poetry, and his passion for the science of mind, treatment and all spiritual matters.
He was always expanding the horizons of his mind and the contents of his brain. He was always "open at the top" always learning about Spirit and sharing that knowledge through books, sermons, classes, radio and television.
But Ernest Holmes He had only two women he loved deeply in his life: his mother, Anna Holmes, and the woman he was married to for nearly 30 years, Hazel Durkee Gillan Foster, a woman Ernest had glimpsed when he first arrived at Fenwicke. , in Venice, California, in 1912.
He would not formally meet her until 1927. A few months later they would marry and remain beloved companions for the rest of Hazel's life.
Upon graduation, Holmes began working as a journalist for the Boston Herald. He also wrote articles for magazines like The Atlantic Monthly and The Christian Science Monitor. In 1912, he published his first book, The Science of Mind, which became a bestseller.
In 1915 Holmes founded the Institute for Religious Science and Philosophy in Boston. The following year, he moved the institute to Los Angeles, California. In 1926, he founded the Church of Religious Science.
Later years of Ernest Holmes:
In his later years, Holmes wrote several books, including The Art of Living (1938), This Thing Called You (1948), and Creative Mind and Success (1952). He also gave many lectures and appeared on radio and television.
Holmes died of a heart attack on April 7, 1960, at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Ernest Holmes Personal Life:
In 1911 Holmes married Maude Foster. The couple had two children: David (born 1912) and Kate (born 1915). The marriage ended in divorce in 1928.
In 1929 Holmes married Hazel Durfee. The couple had no children.
Ernest Holmes Legacy:
Holmes's work has been influential in the fields of religion, science, and philosophy. His ideas have been adopted by many New Thought organizations, including the Unity School of Christianity and the Church of Divine Science.
Quotes from Ernest Holmes:
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the whole ocean in one drop.
«There is no coincidence; and what seems like luck to us is often the result of our own actions.”
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so utterly free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
"The more you see the good in others, the more you will find the good in yourself."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."