presents the principles of A Course in Miracles with simplicity
and clarity. The
Course, a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy
contained in three books, claims no monopoly on God. It
is a statement of a universal spiritual curriculum.
only one truth, spoken different ways, and the Course is
just one path to it out of many. If it's your path, however,
you know it. For me, the Course was a break-through experience
intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically.
it's your path, however, you know it. For me, the Course
was a break-through experience intellectually, emotionally,
and psychologically. It freed me from terrible emotional
over a million copies in print, A Course in Miracles has
become one of the most popular and provocative teachings
in contemporary spirituality. In
the Complete Story of The Course, veteran journalist
D. Patrick Miller combines thorough reportage and experienced
insight in his accurate account of the important and controversial
matters surrounding A Course in Miracles. A few of the questions
answered in the book:
exactly is A Course in Miracles and where did it come
it really a message from Jesus Christ for the modern
the Course Christian, Buddhist, New Age, or something
the Bible, it says Adam fell asleep—and nowhere does
it say that he woke up. It’s
as though the human race has been asleep for ages, not metaphorically
but in a certain way literally. In our sleep, we have begun
to dream. And some of our dreams have turned into nightmares.
have been asleep without knowing it, taking part in a great
forgetting—of who we are, what our power is, where
we come from, and what we truly need. It’s no accident
that enlightened masters are called the “awakened
core practices of A Course in Miracles are forgiveness and
listening to the Holy Spirit, our inner teacher, the voice
for God within us. This
book is offered as a simple sharing from my heart, to give
readers new to the Course some feeling for what this path
of healing is like, and readers already working with the
Course some feeling of companionship on the journey.
What has been sustaining
me and giving me the courage to travel through the darkness
toward light, through fear and pain toward love, is the
foundation of faith I've developed to this point on my journey.
And through this experience, I continue to learn, in an
ever deeper way, that Love does answer us—Love always
his insightful look into humanity's
ego-based thinking, Eckhart Tolle provides
practical teachings for waking up to
a new, enlightened mind-set.
essential part of the awakening is the
recognition of the unawakened you, the
ego as it thinks, speaks, and acts,
as well as the recognition of the collectively
conditioned mental processes that perpetuate
the unawakened state. That
is why this book shows the main aspects
of the ego and how they operate in the
individual as well as in the collective.
This is important for two related reasons:
first is that unless you know the basic
mechanics behind the workings of the
ego, you won’t recognize it, and
it will trick you into identifying with
it again and again. This means it takes
you over, an imposter pretending to
second reason is that the act of recognition
itself is one of the ways in which awakening
happens. When you recognize the unconsciousness
in you, that which makes the recognition
possible is the arising consciousness,
is awakening. You cannot fight against
the ego and win, just as you cannot
fight against darkness. The light of
consciousness is all that is necessary.
You are that light.
book can be seen as a restatement for our time of that one
timeless spiritual teaching, the essence of all religions.
speak from inner experience, and if at times I speak forcefully,
it is to cut through heavy layers of mental resistance and
to reach that place within you where you already know, just
as I know, and where the truth is recognized when it is
heard. There is then a feeling of exaltation and heightened
aliveness, as something within you says: "Yes. I know
this is true."
I look back, I realize that my life has been one of intense
seeking without knowing what it was I was looking for. At
times I sought after such things as health, self-esteem,
money, material possessions, prestige, social status, professional
recognition, security for the future, and friends I could
trust and love. Despite
my success in pursuing most of these, I never experienced
the happiness they were supposed to bring. It never occurred
to me that I had the wrong goal, and that by searching for
happiness outside myself, I was looking in the wrong place.
I had absolutely no conscious awareness that I was suffering
from a self-imposed state of spiritual deprivation.
began to change my way of looking at the world in l975.
Until then I had considered myself a militant atheist, and
the last thing I was consciously interested in was being
on a spiritual pathway that would lead to God. In that year
I was introduced to a set of three books, a self-taught
course in spiritual transformation, titled A Course in Miracles.
the age of twenty, George Ritchie died in an army hospital.
Nine minutes later, he returned to life. What happened to
him during those nine minutes was so compelling it changed
his life forever. This is one of the most startling and
hopeful descriptions of the realm beyond ever written.
Fox was one of the outstanding spiritual teachers of his
time. He is considered the most influential New Thought
author of the 20th Century. While he lived he addressed
some of the largest audiences ever gathered to hear one
man's thoughts on the spiritual meaning of life.
Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that
pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses,
external power, into a species that pursues authentic power—power
that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit.
his scientist's eye and philosopher's heart, Zukav illustrates
how the emerging values of the spirit are changing marriages
into spiritual partnerships, psychology into spiritual psychology,
and transforming our everyday lives.
1988, at the height of his career as a journalist
and co-author of a #1 bestseller Donald Trump’s,
The Art of the Deal, Tony Shwartz hit an unexpected
did the success he’d sought for so long suddenly
feel empty? What was a truly meaningful and complete
life? His search for answers took him from a meditation
retreat in the mountains of Utah to a biofeedback
laboratory in Kansas.
normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness,
as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness,
whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest
of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness
entirely different." -William
is because we don't know Who we are, because we
are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within
us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often
insane, the sometimes criminal ways that are so
Weiss's bestseller, Many Lives, Many Masters, nearly one and a half
million readers met Catherine. In a hypnotic trance, Dr. Weiss's
young patient summoned memories of many past lifetimes and demonstrated
an astonishing ability to transmit messages from the Masters. Now, drawing
on the wisdom of the Masters, the spirit guides who shape our destinies,
bestselling author Brian Weiss gives us his most outstanding achievement
to date. He reveals the essential life force in the universe and
the ultimate healing energy. Its name is love.
the voice said. "Remember that you are always loved. You are
always protected, and you are never alone . . .You also are a being
of light, of wisdom, of love. And you can never be forgotten. You
can never be overlooked or ignored. You are not your body; you are
not your brain, not even your mind. You are spirit. All you have
to do is reawaken to the memory, to remember. Spirit has no limits,
not the limit of the physical body nor of the reaches of the intellect
or the mind."
Christ left behind a riddle that two thousand years
of worship haven't solved. The riddle can be stated
in one sentence: Why are Jesus's teachings impossible
to live by?"
this book, a man shaped by the religions of the
East introduces the West to a Jesus we have either
lost or have never known. He
explores what he calls the 'Christ Consciousness,'
which can be identified neither with the Jesus of
history nor with the Jesus of the creeds, the doctrines
and the dogmas of the ecclesiastical institution.
This 'Third Jesus' can be seen only when we move
into a new human awareness that will carry us beyond
tribe, prejudice and even beyond our religious systems."
Shelby Spong, Retired Bishop of the Episcopal
Diocese of Newark, Author, Jesus for the Non-Religious
actually taught is more radical and at the same time mystical
than commonly believed by millions of Christians
was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a
blood vessel exploded in her brain. Jill Bolte Taylor talks
about how she watched her own mind completely deteriorate,
and about the spiritual and medical metamorphosis she experienced
Holy Spirit is nothing more than your own right mind."
than sex!" That's how Ajahn Brahm describes meditation,
and his enthusiasm is contagious. A self-described meditation
junkie, Brahm, shares
his recipe for inconceivable bliss in his practical, energizing
is the way of letting go. In meditation you let go of the
complex world outside in order to reach a powerful peace
within. In all types of mysticism and in many spiritual
traditions, meditation is the path to a pure and empowered
mind. The experience of this pure mind, released from the
world, is incredibly blissful. It is a bliss better than
sex. In practicing meditation there will be some hard work,
especially at the beginning, but if you are persistent,
meditation will lead you to some very beautiful and meaningful
deepest and most elusive insight is into who you really
are. This insight is gained not through belief or thinking
but only by meditation, by becoming absolutely still, releasing
the mind, and then knowing the mind. The Buddha compared
the mind to the full moon at night hidden behind clouds.
The clouds stand for the activity of the five senses and
thought. In deep meditation, the five senses recede to reveal
the pure radiant mind."
Course in Miracles has emerged within our lifetime as an
authoritative spiritual text. Yet what does it really say?
In the Course' brief history, two comprehensive visions
have been offered, each by respected teachers and organizations,
each based on many years of personal dedication and scholarly
investigation. One vision comes from Ken Wapnick and the
Foundation for A Course in Miracles. The other comes from
Robert Perry and his colleagues at the Circle of Atonement.
might assume that these visions would differ only in the
details, yet in fact they diverge dramatically, leading
to different ways of approaching, understanding, and living
the Course. These differences have naturally led to confusion
for Course students. The purpose of this book is to clear
up that confusion. It addresses how the two visions relate
to each other, delineating both their similarities and their
differences. It then goes on to explore the key differences,
and how they impact the Course student's life.
is collection of writings that bridges the gap between science and
religion. Quantum Questions collects the mystical writings of each
of the major physicists involved in the discovery of quantum physics
and relativity, including Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and
Max Planck. The selections are written in nontechnical language
and will be of interest to scientists and nonscientists alike.
Thetford describes this book, "Wilber points out that all of
these remarkable scientists developed a transcendental or mystical
view of the world. While modern physics does not prove that mysticism
is true, it does remove any major theoretical blocks to the possibility
of spiritual reality. In effect, the solid material universe has
dissolved into a series of abstract mathematical equations.
here is that many physicists view the material world in the same
way that the Course does; that this world is illusory since physical
matter is no longer understandable in terms of our sensory awareness.
Somehow we are perceiving something that isn’t there, and
it is our perception of it which gives it reality."
Course in Miracles
is the first edit of ACIM as originally dictated to Helen Schucman,
and edited in collaboration with Bill Thetford.
read all the edits of ACIM and find this edition easier
to read and understand than the Foundation for Inner
Peace's (FIP) version, especially the first five chapters.
In the FIP edition, 1/5 of the material dictated to
Helen Schucman was edited out, which makes these early
chapters very choppy to read with several large sections
of material missing. I spent years trying to make sense
of them before I finally got a copy of this version.
Original Edition also preserves the dictation to Helen
of Chapters 17-22 on the Holy Relationship, which were
addressed to both Helen and Bill. Later editing changed
the focus to a solitary reader, removing the mutuality
that is explicit in the original dictated material,
and an important element of the Course's teachings on
the power of Holy Relationships.
pocket edition is small enough to go anywhere, so
you always have today's lesson at hand.
purpose of these workbook exercises is to train
your mind to a different perception of everything
in the world.
exercises are very simple.
of the ideas you will find hard to believe, and
others will seem quite startling. It does not matter.
You are merely
asked to apply them to what you see.
are not asked to judge them nor even to believe
are asked only to use them.
is their use which will give them meaning to you
and show you they are true
theoretical foundation, such as the text, is
necessary as a background to make the evercises
meaningful. Yet it is the exercises which will
make the goal possible."
manual is not intended to answer all questions.
It covers a brief summary of some of the major concepts
in the text and workbook.
is a manual for the teachers of God. They are not perfect
or they would not be here. Yet it is their mission to
become perfect here, and so they teach perfection over
and over in many, many ways until they have learned