Joel S. Goldsmith stressed stillness..meditation, to listen to the still small voice of intuitive guidance.
He had no religious training since his parents were non-practicing Jews. In 1928 strangers began to approach him asking for prayers and healing. “Joel, I don’t know what your religion is, but I do know that if you pray for me, I could get well.” To seek answers about this phenomenon, Goldsmith entered the Christian Science Church and worked at Rikers Island prison as a First Reader. After 11 years, he left the Christian Science Church and moved to Boston, where he set up his own office.
“Illumination dissolves all material ties and binds men together with the golden chains of spiritual understanding; it acknowledges only the leadership of the Christ; it has no ritual or rule but the divine, impersonal universal Love; no other worship than the inner Flame that is ever lit at the shrine of Spirit. This union is the free state of spiritual brotherhood. The only restraint is the discipline of Soul.”