Joel S. Goldsmith, Mystic and Writer

The New York Times
Dateline: June 18, 1964, Page 35

From the 1964 Archives.

Joel S. Goldsmith of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, a writer and lecturer on mysticism, died yesterday in London, where he had gone recently on a lecture tour. His age was 72.

Mr. Goldsmith, who was born in New York, started his career as a partner in an import business owned by his father. In 1929, according to a statement he once made in reply to a librarian’s request for biographical material, he was “re‐born into a new state of consciousness.”

Among the many books he wrote, published by the Julian Press and Harper & Brothers (now Harper & Row), were “The Art of Meditation,” “Practicing the Presence,” “The Art of Spiritual Healing,” “The Master Speaks” and “God the Substance of All Form.”

Others were “A Parenthesis in Eternity,” “The Contemplative Life,” “The Thunder of Silence,” “The World Is New,”I “Our Spiritual Resources” and “Living the Infinite Way.”

His most recent book, announced for publication last month, was “Man Was Not Born to Cry.”

Mr. Goldsmith called his message “The Infinite Way.” His works had been translated into several languages and he had toured many countries as a lecturer.

Survivors include his widow, Emma.

With gratitude, in memory of my Teacher . . .
Photograph of modern-day mystic Joel S. Goldsmith.

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1 Response to Joel S. Goldsmith, Mystic and Writer

  1. Joel was and is a powerful spiritual presence and teacher. Thank you, Marc, for your remembrance of this great gift of a man.


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