Joel Goldsmith (1892 1964) is an
internationally recognized spiritual
teacher, author, and healer. He taught a mystical message
spiritual principles revealed to him and called his message
As a young man apprenticed to his father, who was in the import
business, Joel Goldsmith traveled the world. He repeatedly
instances of mans inhumanity to man. He saw the
poverty and injustice
that plagued the world. He wondered where God was in this
scene, and from then on, he was on a continuous search for truth.
One day later in life, Joel became ill and sought help from a
Science practitioner. He was healed of the physical
problem, and he had
a complete change of consciousness. His lifestyle was
changed, and he received the healing gift. Within days,
were calling him for help.
He joined the Christian Science Church, and for years he worked
healing practitioner and spiritual advisor. In 1945,
Goldsmith left the
Christian Science organization because he was receiving
truth from within that could not be expressed inside the
structure of an
organized religion. Once he became independent, Goldsmith
first book, The Infinite Way, in 1946. He thought
that he would then retire
to a life of contemplation.
But the message in this book prompted people to seek Goldsmith
a spiritual teacher. Reluctantly, he held private classes
on the mystical
interpretation of the Bible. Later, some of these classes
as the book Spiritual Interpretation of Scripture.
Soon his writings
brought invitations for lecture tours and classes. He
traveled widely in
the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and
Africa, teaching his message of the Infinite Way.
Joel had a unique teaching style. He did not prepare
his class preparation was deep meditation over the days preceding
class. When he took the platform, he opened his
consciousness to Spirit.
He said that the spiritual impartations that came through in
often new to him. He was hearing them for the first time
along with the
students. Although Goldsmith gave many, many classes, he
taught that the real work of spiritual development is done in the
silence. Throughout his life as a spiritual teacher, Joel
said he was
always under orders from the Spirit within that
The principles Joel Goldsmith taught in the Infinite Way are
that were also revealed in the teaching of Jesus in the New
Goldsmith had received many revelations on these truths that
him to restate them in the language of his day and disclose their
secrets. The premise of his teaching as he described it is:
There is a transcendental consciousness available to man
and now, which, when attained, results in the dying
daily of the old
man and the rebirth of the new man, the son of God. This
transcendental or spiritual consciousness is the power of Grace
the experience of man, freeing him from the law and
his life under Grace.
words, the Infinite Way is an experience and a way of life, and
the purpose of the Infinite Way teaching is to lead the seeker to
As the student body grew, Joel became adamant that the Infinite
should never be organized. He believed that historically,
had put the veil on messages of spiritual truth and
obscured the original
teaching. He wanted no memberships, obligations, dogmatic
structured leadership for the Infinite Way message.
To this day, there is no organization, membership, obligation, or
leadership associated with the teaching. Spiritual seekers
been drawn to the message of the Infinite Way somehow find the
message on their own. They may enjoy meeting with others on
in classes or in tape groups, but their core practice is
meditation, and practice of the principles.
As Joel Goldsmiths teaching ministry unfolded, he published
books, which were largely based on his ever-growing class work.
of his books have been translated into multiple language
Millions of Goldsmith's books have been sold, and more than 25
still in active circulation.
In the early 1950s, some forward-thinking students asked Joel
to record his classes on a tape recorder. During his
more than 1300 hours of his class work were recorded. These
recordings have been preserved through the loving efforts of many
dedicated people. They are available in current formats for
Although Joel Goldsmith passed on in 1964, his teachings have
continued to grow in popularity. His work has inspired many
spiritual teachers, who consider Goldsmith a key influence in
Tolle: "A new generation of mature seekers,
spiritual truth, is now discovering Joel Goldsmith's teachings,
have lost none of their relevance, aliveness and power. I
that those teachings will reach and impact even more people in
21st century than during his lifetime. Joel Goldsmith's
profoundly inspiring books represent a vital contribution to the
spiritual awakening of humanity."
Dr. Wayne Dyer: "I have an 8x10 picture of Joel
Goldsmith on my
writing table. I feel his presence with me every day - I
to be one of my most important teachers. His wisdom guides
all of my work."
Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.: "Joel Goldsmith is
teacher of spiritual wisdom.
Marianne Williamson: "Joel Goldsmith has opened
a door in my
soul. He has helped me immeasurably in my search for
We invite you to explore the message of The Infinite Way through
Online Tape Group and through Joel Goldsmith's books and