Joel Goldsmith (1892 – 1964) is an internationally recognized spiritual
teacher, author, and healer.  He taught a mystical message based on
spiritual principles revealed to him and called his message “The Infinite
Way.”

As a young man apprenticed to his father, who was in the import
business, Joel Goldsmith traveled the world.  He repeatedly saw
instances of man’s inhumanity to man.  He saw the poverty and injustice
that plagued the world.  He wondered where God was in this human
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 Christian
Science practitioner.  He was healed of the physical problem, and he had
a complete change of consciousness.  His lifestyle was permanently
changed, and he received the healing gift.  Within days, many people
were calling him for help.  

He joined the Christian Science Church, and for years he worked as a
healing practitioner and spiritual advisor.  In 1945, Goldsmith left the
Christian Science organization because he was receiving revelations of
truth from within that could not be expressed inside the structure of an
organized religion.  Once he became independent, Goldsmith wrote his
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 out as
a spiritual teacher.  Reluctantly, he held private classes on the mystical
interpretation of the Bible.  Later, some of these classes were published
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 South
Africa, teaching his message of the Infinite Way.  

Joel had a unique teaching style.  He did not prepare “lessons.”  Instead,
his class preparation was deep meditation over the days preceding a
class.  When he took the platform, he opened his consciousness to Spirit.  
He said that the spiritual impartations that came through in classes were
often new to him.  He was hearing them for the first time along with the
students.  Although Goldsmith gave many, many classes, he always
taught that the real work of spiritual development is done in the inner
silence.  Throughout his life as a spiritual teacher, Joel said he was
always “under orders” from the Spirit within that guided him.  

The principles Joel Goldsmith taught in the Infinite Way are principles
that were also revealed in the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament.  
Goldsmith had received many revelations on these truths that enabled
him to restate them in the language of his day and disclose their inner
secrets. The premise of his teaching as he described it is:


There is a transcendental consciousness available to man here
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 in
the experience of man, freeing him from the “law” and establishing
his life under Grace.
”  

In other 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 that
experience.  

As the student body grew, Joel became adamant that the Infinite Way
should never be organized.  He believed that historically, organization
had “put the veil” on messages of spiritual truth and obscured the original
teaching.  He wanted no memberships, obligations, dogmatic codes, or
structured leadership for the Infinite Way message.  

To this day, there is no organization, membership, obligation, or formal
leadership associated with the teaching.  Spiritual seekers who have
been drawn to the message of the Infinite Way somehow find the
message on their own.  They may enjoy meeting with others on the path
in classes or in tape groups, but their core practice is individual study,
meditation, and practice of the principles.  

As Joel Goldsmith’s teaching ministry unfolded, he published more
books, which were largely based on his ever-growing class work.  Many
of his books have been translated into multiple language editions.  
Millions of Goldsmith's books have been sold, and more than 25 titles are
still in active circulation.  

In the early 1950s, some forward-thinking students asked Joel Goldsmith
to record his classes on a tape recorder.  During his teaching ministry,
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 listening and
study.     

Although Joel Goldsmith passed on in 1964, his teachings have
continued to grow in popularity.  His work has inspired many of today’s
spiritual teachers, who consider Goldsmith a key influence in their
spiritual development.  

Eckhart Tolle:  "A new generation of mature seekers, receptive to
spiritual truth, is now discovering Joel Goldsmith's teachings, which
have lost none of their relevance, aliveness and power.  I foresee
that those teachings will reach and impact even more people in the
21st century than during his lifetime.  Joel Goldsmith's inspired and
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 consider Joel
to be one of my most important teachers.  His wisdom guides me in
all of my work."

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.:  "Joel Goldsmith is the ultimate
teacher of spiritual wisdom.”         

Marianne Williamson:  "Joel Goldsmith has opened a door in my
soul.  He has helped me immeasurably in my search for peace."  


We invite you to explore the message of The Infinite Way through this
Online Tape Group and through Joel Goldsmith's books and recordings.