The founder of the worldwide Religious Science movement, Ernest Holmes was born on a small farm in Lincoln, Maine, in 1887. As a young man, he moved to California, where he spent most of his career writing, speaking, starting a seminary, and founding a successful network of metaphysical churches. Largely self-educated, Holmes was a uniquely gifted scholar with a vast command of the world's spiritual philosophies. His many inspirational books include the classic textbook of his ideas, The Science of Mind, and a wide range of shorter work such as Creative Mind, This Thing Called You, The Art of Life, Creative Mind and Success, and The Hidden Power of the Bible. He died in California in 1960.