This book was rather mind blowing. It gives the reader a lot to think about. I agree with a prior review that Gary's voice initially can be a little hard on the ears, but I got used to it, and honestly, I didn't love the other voices used either.
It really doesn't matter, however. For those on a spiritually inclined path, this book with give them a lot to think about, as well as a vision of how they want to proceed going forward. I definitely recommend it.
Modern day usage of "awesome" has diluted it's honest and true meaning to an adjective about on the same par as "cool." As serious students of A Course in Miracles probably know, it is actually meant to convey that which cannot be put in words, the experience of direct communication with God Almighty Himself. In that context, the possibility of using the word correctly in connection with The Disappearance of the Universe is nothing short of inevitable. The information and guidance this book brings into focus is, for me, riveting revelation regarding the loving, kind and necessary implementation of forgiveness as taught in ACIM.
I have no words in any known language to describe what I feel as I complete this book. I highly recommend it to all spiritual student yearning to understand and return to their Divine Source.
Necessary aid to A Course in Miracles. Love & forgiveness are the requirements for salvation. We have no choice... It's already done.
Thank you Gary/Thomas.
My spiritual side loves the message, but the cynic in me finds it hard to get over questioning the source of the material, as the "automatic writing" concept is not a new one. Some previous examples: "The Book of the Law" (Aleister Crowley), "Seth Speaks," (Jane Roberts), "the Law of Attraction" (Esther and Jerry Hicks).In all of these works an entity appears, and it explains a version of Buddhist mysticism, and repackages it for a western audience.
The audience, generally unfamiliar with this line of thinking, finds it liberating, empowering, and life-changing, since this is the first time they have heard this information. In this case, the audience is for practicing Christians specifically.
Don't let my cynicism stop you. In fact, I do agree with the philosophy being taught in this book, and I do believe we can be conduits for messages, it's just hard to take it seriously when this idea has already been done so many times before.
Another book I did find life changing was Living Buddha, Living Christ. Yoga and meditation are also ways of practicing the message and daily life. Theosophy, Carl Jung, and Madame Blavatsky are also good places to research as well.
Best wishes on your spiritual journey.
A Course in Miracles is difficult of approach. My copy gathered dust on my shelf for more than 20 years. Then I read The Disappearance of the Universe, and the Course in Miracles opened lika a flower.
anyone who has ever wanted to understand and be at peace with yourself and those around you. listen a few times to really take in all that there is ....highly recommend it!
I listen to this book so many times and as I go I am changing and always understanding something else thats new for me. I will always use this book as my base (bible) for my new way of thinking.
It answered so many questions for me, that I was amazed, and it all made sense. It is a lot of information and it answers things like, why are there wars, addiction,love, hate and so many others. it tells us about God and Jesus in a real way that has nothing to do with religeon, but how there are so many ways to God and yours is your way and mine is my way and its all the right way if it works for you...... but my way is the real right way..., just kidding!
this was the first book for Gary R. he is just a regular guy and talks and acts that way and I find it so refreshing. there is such a need now in this time for common sense and I really respond to that.
I can identify with Gary so much about his life before DU. he has other books out there and of course i bought them all He talks to us like we talk to each other. He is really funny and gets right into all the... ya but what about this?.....kind of stuff
DU a new and easey introduction to A course in Miracles
this made so much sense to me thats why it changed my life. I would not pass this up for anything.thanks Gary because you came out of your shell and so I should be able to do it also.I am just a regular guy from Cambridge Massachusetts!
It's unusual message.
How it is told in a simple way, without trying to convince or prove an idea through intellectualism.
Do not apply
It's just that it changed my perspective about life.
No need. Go check for yourself.