1. Who is Joel S. Goldsmith?

2. What is the Infinite Way®?

3. Are there any other Infinite Way® offices?

4. I see others representing themselves as The Infinite Way® or as an Infinite Way® activity. They even use the trademark symbol "®". Are they associated with Joel's office of The Infinite Way®?

5. Are there any other Infinite Way® sources?

6. Who is Emma A. Goldsmith?

7. Who is Thelma G. McDonald?

8. Who is Sue Ropac?

9. What is meant by the "pure" message of The Infinite Way®?

10. Can I pay for my Infinite Way® materials with a credit card?

11. Can I call and order over the phone?

12. Whom can I contact when I need help from a Practitioner?

13. What is healing work or practitioner work

14. When I place an order, how long is it before my order is shipped?

15. Do you still conduct lectures or classes?


Q1: Who is Joel S. Goldsmith?

A: Joel S. Goldsmith was born in New York City in 1892. He was a great spiritual teacher, author, healer and mystic. In 1947, he gained recognition with the publication of his book The Infinite Way®. This book was written by Joel after thirty years of study and meditation, revealing healing principles and the spiritual unfoldments that came to him throughout the course of his lifetime. Joel was literate in Greek, Aramaic and Sanskrit and he sought out those places in the world to study original scriptures. He came to recognized specific spiritual principles in scripture where an individual could study them to raise their spiritual consciousness and receive illumination. In time, Joel wrote numerous books on mysticism and spiritual living. He lectured on these revelations widely throughout the world. He also maintained a correspondence with over five thousand individuals at a time. Those recorded lectures from 1950 to 1964 later became the source of many of Joel’s books. His teaching has been a source of inspiration worldwide and has helped millions. Joel quietly made his transition on June 17, 1964. His work continues to be studied on five continents.

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Q2: What is The Infinite Way®?

A: The Infinite Way is the name of the first book published by Joel S. Goldsmith. While he continued to write books, Mr. Goldsmith also carried on with his healing and practitioner work, and conducted lecture classes. Subsequently, Joel received many more requests to lecture across the country and in many parts of the world. Early on, students came to Joel and asked if he would audio record his lectures. In 1951, Joel established an office and called it ‘The Infinite Way’, and therein deposited all of his original writings and book manuscripts, and all of his original recordings. Students refer to Joel's work as The Infinite Way message. It is a blueprint for the attainment of God realization.

The Infinite Way message was brought to this world through the spiritual revelations of Joel S. Goldsmith. It is a mystical message by which students are taught spiritual Principles to live by and practice for God realization and harmonious living. Joel’s healing and practitioner work was a demonstration of the spiritual Principles of this message. He traveled the world and lectured extensively by invitation. Joel did not advertise. The Infinite Way remains a world-recognized name by the sheer momentum of its spiritual application.

This message is an individual experience. We have thousands of stories from students who found this message in a wonderfully timely and mystical way. Infinite Way students are all around the world. One tenet of The Infinite Way instructs us to seek God aright in the secret, sacred silence of our inner Kingdom. There are many of us in the world, yet we are not a congregation. Our bond comes from the shared desire to seek God aright, to live in this world harmoniously, but not be subject to it.

The Infinite Way remains the same office that Joel S. Goldsmith established in his lifetime, and where all of his original materials continue to be preserved and maintained. Interested students are invited to contact us for more information on The Infinite Way materials.

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Q3: Are there any other Infinite Way® offices?

A: Joel S. Goldsmith created only one office of The Infinite Way. It remains the sole source of his original presentations of The Infinite Way message. This is where he deposited all of his work.

The Infinite Way name was trademarked ® to insure students that they were in contact with Joel's original presentations of the message.

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Q4: I see others representing themselves as The Infinite Way® or an Infinite Way® activity. They even use the trademark symbol "®". Are they associated with Joel's office of The Infinite Way®?

A: No. Joel Goldsmith established and authorized only this office to distribute his original presentations, other than the book publishers who work in cooperation with us. Joel’s purpose was to insure that students would always have one reliable source for the original message. Joel remains the best teacher of the Infinite Way message.

During his lifetime, Joel was very concerned about over editing and changes, revisions, to the message. He knew that in time attempts would be made to change the message to make it more commercially appealing, even abridge and reconstruct the text for other purposes. In changing just a few words, Joel knew that the entire meaning of the message could become obsolete. So Joel carefully supervised and reviewed all publications before they were sent to the publishers, and set forth specific instructions for the audio recording procedures. He also left further instructions, which are followed to this day, regarding the fundamental emphasis on preserving the original text and audio presentations.

The Infinite Way has no organization, no congregations, and this was an instruction Joel made very clear in all his tapes and publications. We have no fees or dues. We do not advertise or solicit for donations or participants. We have no mailing lists of student’s names. We do not have fees for healing or practitioner work. We are not involved in chat rooms, and other such social activities. Joel felt that all of these interfered with meaningful spiritual development.

We do offer the original presentations of The Infinite Way message. Joel’s work came from divine inspiration. Joel often mentioned that many times in his lecture work that revelations would come through in a Class and they would be the first time he heard it as well. We also provide support for students with practitioner work, Class work, healing work. We have a dedicated staff at The Infinite Way to help students in any way we can.

We have Infinite Way practitioners with whom we work in loving cooperation. For any further information we advise you to contact The Infinite Way office.

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Q5: Are there any other Infinite Way® sources?

A: Other than legitimate book publications, this office remains the sole source for Joel's original presentations. Only the works of Joel S. Goldsmith should be considered Infinite Way materials.

All of Joel’s handwritten manuscripts are here, all his original recordings, hundreds of letters he wrote over the years are deposited here, and numerous essays and papers. This office has recordings and writings that the world has not yet heard or seen, and no other source has these original archives. We are making every effort to bring these to the world.

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Q6: Who is Emma A. Goldsmith?

A: Emma Goldsmith was the wife of Joel S. Goldsmith. She was born in Arizona in 1904. In late 1950, Joel wanted to establish a Tape Department for his recorded lectures. Emma helped Joel establish this Tape Department in The Infinite Way® and she ran the business work while Joel traveled the world and lectured during the years between 1950 and 1957.  In 1957, Emma joined Joel on his travels as he acquired assistance with the number of students he was encountering. Emma was also a practitioner and healer. After Joel made his transition in 1964, Emma continued with the work with The Infinite Way, keeping in touch with all the students worldwide and traveling to help support teachers in their lecture work. Emma herself maintained a three thousand letter a month correspondence and did healing work. In 1977, through a legal conveyance of business, Emma directed her daughter, Geri McDonald to take on all the responsibilities of The Infinite Way® Office and lecture work.  The Tape Department of The Infinite Way® remains the greatest source of Joel’s work where we have the recorded voice of the master who first revealed this message to the modern world. It is Emma Goldsmith who worked with the recording industry of that time and often made suggestions to manufacturers that enhanced the recording quality on their machines. She made her transition in 1986.

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Q7: Who is Thelma McDonald or Geri McDonald?

A: Thelma G. McDonald (Geri) is the daughter of Emma A. Goldsmith. She was born in 1923. She became an Infinite Way student in 1948 due to her mother, Emma, giving her a book by Joel S. Goldsmith called, The Infinite Way®.  Geri was Emma’s daughter and Joel’s step-daughter. As a family member, Geri received special instructions from Joel and Emma for many years on The Infinite Way® message and instructions on maintaining the integrity of the books and the content of the recordings. Often private conversations took place right at the Sunday dinner table where Joel spoke of his most private experiences during his life in search of spiritual enlightenment. In 1964, Joel spoke these words to Geri just moments before he boarded the plane, “I’ve ripped the veil, don’t ever let them put it back!”. Joel made his transition a few weeks later in London. In 1960, Geri began working full time for Joel and Emma in The Infinite Way® and its office. In 1977, there was a legal conveyance of business whereby Emma directed Geri to take on the full responsibilities of The Infinite Way® work. Geri dedicated her life and made every effort to keep The Infinite Way® message available and unaltered so that those who come after us will have the same resources we had in the search to know God aright. She made her transition in 2012.

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Q8: Who is Sue Ropac?

A: Lindsay Ropac, also known as Sue, was raised as a student of The Infinite Way®. Joel and Emma Goldsmith were her grandparents, and Geri McDonald was her mother. Having been raised from a baby with Joel’s and Emma’s influence throughout her growing years, Sue represents that first generation of students raised in this consciousness of The Infinite Way® message. She and Joel shared a love for animal life and nature, and Joel often used this shared interest as a tool for instruction in the early years of her life. Sue began working fulltime for The Infinite Way® in 1988, taking over the responsibility for The Monthly Letter, and providing healing and teaching work. Today, Sue and her husband, Vic Ropac, continue to work and maintain the responsibilities at The Infinite Way® and its office. Vic is an Infinite Way student himself. Sue is a practitioner and teacher and conducts Classes in California and other locations .

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Q9: What is meant by the "pure" message of The Infinite Way®?

A: As with every spiritual master who has walked upon this earth and left a spiritual message, people with good intentions think to add to a completed work. In time, with subtle alterations from other’s interpretations done to a body of spiritual work, the message becomes diluted and then it is lost. Joel Goldsmith could read Greek, Aramaic, and Sanskrit. He went to places in the world to read original scriptures. He readily discovered how wonderful spiritual passages had become so diluted with the advent of subtle changes done to the original content over time. The Infinite Way® office remains the only source of all of Joel’s original recordings, writings, essays, journals and private writings.

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Q10: Can I pay for my Infinite Way materials with a credit card?

A: Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard for all purchases of Infinite Way materials. All materials can be purchased online with our website or directly through our office, except that MP3 recordings and transcript copies can only be obtained through the website itself. We are sorry but we are unable to accept any foreign currency for payment.

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Q11: Can I call and order over the phone?

A: Yes, The Infinite Way® office is generally open Monday through Friday, unless we are conducting a Class out of town or are meeting with students in general. We always check our message lines. You can call 1-800-922-3195 or 951-656-1215 and leave a message and we will return your call. Please leave your name and phone number. Your call is important to us. Please see our ‘Contact Us’ page for more information on contacting The Infinite Way® .

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Q12: Who can I call for help from a practitioner?

A: If you call The Infinite Way® Office at 1-800-922-3195 or 951-656-1215 and ask for Sue Ropac and she will help you. If we are out of the office, leave a message with your name and phone number so we can call you back at a later time. There are no fees for healing or practitioner work.

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Q13: What is healing work or practitioner work?

A: Healing work is done by a practitioner. This is spiritual work done in meditation based upon the healing Principles of The Infinite Way® message. A person calls and only needs to give their name to the practitioner for healing work. If you wish to  speak with someone, leave a message and your phone number and we will return the call as soon as possible. However, even when we are out of town, we check the phone calls for help and will begin the healing work right away.

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Q14: When I place an order, how long is it before my order is shipped?

A: The fastest way to receive your order is to place your order on our website. Most all orders are shipped within 10 working days, and often mailed out within the week. Orders to other countries may take longer to receive them, based upon that country’s mailing procedures. Most orders are received within 10 to 15 days in most parts of the world. The United States Post Office mailing costs change frequently but we use whatever is the current mailing rate. When ordering through the website, it gives you what your mailing rate charges will be before your order check out is completed. All orders are sent by either First Class or Priority Mail through the U.S. Post Office. We use airmail for those orders outside of the United States. Lost mail can occur at any time.  Just call us if you think your order may have been lost.

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Q15: Do you still conduct lectures or classes?

A: Yes, we are still actively involved in Class work. We make announcements of upcoming classes in The Monthly Letter and on our West CoastEast Coast and Hawaii class pages of this website.

We conduct classes and lectures in those cities where we are invited. We are not able to conduct these classes in all cities where we are invited, so we must choose those cities that students have indicated the greatest amount of interest.

If you would like to have a class in your community please contact us to give us your request for upcoming classes.

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Joel in his audio recordings and writings is the teacher of this message. He left us a wide variety of wonderful recording and written works as he traveled the world to bring this message to the students. Joel said that the spiritual impartations given by him in the classes, were often the first time he heard them as well.



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