Joel S. Goldsmith

        Authentic Writings

For Doctors, Nurses, Alternative Healers in The Infinite Way

If you are interested in maintaining your practice in the material world while studying The Infinite Way, please get the following two tapes and work with them until you have an experience of Truth to help guide you:

513 side B

549 side B 

 For further help, I am happy to work with you individually on this understanding. 

The True Physician


Theophrastus Paracelsus, (1493 –1541) the greater reformer of Medicine of the sixteenth century, who is properly regarded as the father of modern Medicine, said in his work Paragranum (i.4): 

“He who can cure disease is a physician. Neither emperors nor popes, neither colleges nor high schools can create physicians. They can confer privileges and cause a person who is not a physician to appear as if he were one; they can give him a permission to kill, but they can not give him the power to cure; they cannot make him a real physician if he has not already been ordained by God. The true physician does not brag about his cleverness or praise his medicines or seek to monopolize the right of robbing the patient; for he knows that the work must praise the master, and not the master the work.  There is a knowledge, which is derived from man, and another knowledge, which is derived from God through the light of nature. He who was not been born to be a physician will never succeed. A physician should be faithful and charitable. He who loves only himself and his own pocket will be of a little benefit to the sick. Medicine is much more an art than a science. To know the experience of other is useful to a physician; but all the learning of books cannot make a man a physician, unless he is one by nature. Medical wisdom is only given by God.”


The time has come for us to address the Error of health, our belief in health. Health is a divine state of being. The more divine we become though meditation and illumined consciousness, the more our true nature is revealed and outpictured in our human body.

If you are in the healing profession and would like help in using Infinite Way principles in your medical practice, we would be happy to help you.

The lessons for those in medicine and the healing arts are challenging. If you are having trouble working on the principles alone, please let us help.

Please read the section on this site "New Unfoldments". For questions or classes on understanding the Infinite Way in the healing arts, please contact Jasha: [email protected]

Joel's Comments About Doctors and Using Medicine

November 27, 1963

Dear Friend:

Do you have a doctor? If so, follow his instructions.  Your husband is right if he gets the best medical help-and neither you nor he need to make any apologies or excuses to anyone else.  I have learned in my long years of study that it is wiser to let the best human help be God's instrument, when we are already hypnotized with something.

We can kid ourselves and say, "It is nothingness."  That is the tragedy of the metaphysical world.  We are all trying to evolve higher, but it is a matter of grace and states of consciousness, and no one can walk on the water before his time.  Therefore, I learned from inner resources that it would be wiser to take the best method right at the moment, get our peace of mind, and keep on pursuing.

You don't know how many times I have had to assure students that it would make no difference to God whether we go to a doctor or dentist.  We do not hesitate to see a dentist, but somehow most of us seem to fight body attention.  In this way, they are resisting evil to the extent that they deeply subliminate their fear of something physical within themselves and try to get spiritual help.  But in hanging on to the fear, the healing never comes.  I think that each one of us has to rely on inner intuition and make a move from that level.

There was time when I had a physical problem, and inner intuition told me that I had better see a physician, because it was not yielding to spiritual treatment from one who does great healing work.  I had accepted a condition as being real to myself, so I took the steps of seeing a doctor and he stopped it for me in one day's time.  Now with the imminent fear taken care of, the prayers penetrated and brought about the healing.

I have seen too many people kidding themselves by hiding their fears under metaphysical treatment, and in this day of changing times, words and thoughts are not becoming effective.  The only power is Spirit, and it is better to get our peace and keep on pursuing the Light!




"More and more we are getting mail from doctors of the materia medica field asking questions about The Infinite Way and studying The Infinite Way.
"Why?  Not because The Infinite Way is competition for materia medica, it isn't and can't ever be.  It doesn't operate on the level of materia medica.  But because it brings to the medical thought the one thing that has always been needed in medicine and that is the healing influence of the presence of God. 
"What difference whether a doctor carries it into a sick room or a minister carries into a sick room, as long as the spirit of God is being carried. 
"Eventually it can do away with all of our medicines.  I don't even think the doctors would object to that."
Joel 357/2


In our endeavor to understand the fullness of God, each one of us has come up through some particular form of study.  Some have come through New Thought, some through Unity, and many of us have come through Christian Science.  Whatever religious organization it was, it acted as a steppingstone for us to go up higher in the understanding  of the teaching of the Master, and so we can have no judgment for any of these, but only love and honor for all of them.  The same is true of materia medica.  We must have only love and respect for it, too.  Doctors and nurses are devoting their lives to helping humanity as they see it, and on the path of the physical they are making progress, as we on the spiritual are making progress, and so we have only love and respect for them.

Joel S. Goldsmith
God, The Substance Of All Form
p. (6) original unedited edition