Many books have been written about inward prayer, or meditation, but Joel Goldsmith’s classic, The Art of Meditation, presents meditation not as a theory, but as a joyous and rewarding experience.
Goldsmith says that on the whole, the world has no knowledge of God as the living Power and Presence with Whom we are one. The Art of Meditation gives the reader careful instructions about how to undertake the beautiful spiritual practice of daily meditation. One of the best known volumes of Goldsmith’s work, The Art of Meditation is one of the four foundational books in the Infinite Way teachings. All of Joel Goldsmith’s recordings can be ordered in tape, CD, or MP3 format at The Infinite Way website. In 1959, Joel asked me to arrange for a class and lectures he was soon to give in New York. The first time I made the arrangements, I had the schedule and location of each of the lectures and classes printed.
Frankly, I was “shaken up” and scared, and I wondered how I had ever allowed this to happen to me!
The first lecture that Joel gave during this visit took place at the Carnegie Recital Hall. When Joel’s work for that particular visit was completed, I went to the airport to see Joel and Emma off.
I began to conduct Tape Meetings at which, after a time, I offered suggestions for the application and practice of the principles of The Infinite Way. During this time, in addition to my work on the Piano Course, I was having a startling revelation concerning the Garden of Eden, as well as a realization of the absolute necessity for love and forgiveness. Then in 1963, I went to Hawaii to attend a class of Joel’s and to spend some time with him and Emma.


After Joel had seen the Assignments, I showed him the part of the Piano Course that I had completed and had brought with me. I returned to New York, and in a few days, I went to the airport to see Joel and Emma off to England.
Your quote from Joel Goldsmith, placed there on May 11, 2002, was taken from our web site, under Meditation on God's Presence. I, personally, transcribed this quote from a cassette tape - IT IS NOT TAKEN FROM ANY WRITTEN WORD OR BOOK as you indicate.
You have properly placed another link going to the audio of our web site where we placed a talk by Joel Goldsmith. At some moment in that quietude, when human thought is stilled and the noise of human living is hushed, the God-experience comes in. Conducting a Tape Meeting involved beginning with a meditation, then playing a recording of one of Joel’s lectures or classes, and then concluding the meeting with another meditation.
From then on, when he came to New York, I always took care of the arrangements, including the selection of the lecture halls, and the student reservations for his classes.
I realized that this was going to mean a total change in my life, and I didn’t know how I could deal with it. Out of this work with the students evolved a series of fifteen lessons, which were later called Assignments for Infinite Way Study. As each aspect of this work unfolded, I presented it to the students in the classes that I gave. I took with me the lessons for Infinite Way study that I had written and the work I had — up to that time — completed on the Piano Course. A few months later I checked the link to Gail's site and found out that Joel's audio had been removed.


After having read, studied and practiced the principles of many other teachings, I felt immediately that The Infinite Way was the Path for me. I was very busy writing my Piano Course and I had just co-founded the New York City Opera Guild. Before the lecture was to begin, Joel and I were sitting backstage meditating, and I was far more nervous than I had ever been before I was to give a piano concert. The Course provides guidance on how to study and practice the principles of The Infinite Way. I continued to work on the Piano Course in spite of the fact that Joel wanted me to abandon it and travel around the world and give Infinite Way classes.
The students in New York had found the lessons to be enormously helpful, but I had no further plan concerning them. I attended Joel’s classes and worked with him as a student both by correspondence and in person. Furthermore, I certainly didn’t feel qualified to do healing work — and I told him so.
I was disappointed and distressed that Joel just didn’t seem to understand how important the Piano Course was.



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