Creative Mind and Success is a guide to mental wellness and success. Like Science of the Mind, this book focuses on how the power of positive thinking can better your life, but it has more of a focus on financial well-being. This book is clearly a precursor to Think and Grow Rich and The Secret. Earnest Shurtleff Holmes was the founder of the Church of Religious Science. Religious Science, like many New Thought faiths, emphasizes positive thinking, influence of circumstances through mental processes, recognition of a creative energy source and of natural law. Holmes had an immense influence on New Age beliefs, particularly his core philosophy that we create our own reality.