The Text is Book 1 of 4 (three books and one supplement) of the A Course in Miracles series. A Course in Miracles, also known as "the Course" or ACIM, was scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman. It is a self-study course that aims to assist listeners, readers, and students in achieving spiritual transformation. ACIM presents a purely non-dualistic philosophy of forgiveness and includes practical lessons and applications for the practice of forgiveness in one's daily life.
As its title implies, A Course in Miracles is arranged throughout as a teaching device. It consists of three books: Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers. The order in which students choose to use the books, and the ways in which they study them, depends on their particular needs and preferences. Two supplements to the Course: "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, Practice" and "The Song of Prayer", are also included as part of ACIM.
The curriculum the Course presents is carefully conceived and is explained, step by step, at both the theoretical and practical levels. It emphasizes application rather than theory, and experience rather than theology. Although Christian in statement, the Course deals with universal spiritual themes. It emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum. There are many others, this one differing from them only in form. They all lead to God in the end.
Book 1: Text is largely theoretical, and sets forth the concepts on which the Course's thought system is based. Its ideas contain the foundation for the lessons in Book 2, the Workbook for Students. Without the practical application the Workbook provides, the Text would remain largely a series of abstractions which would hardly suffice to bring about the thought reversal at which the Course aims.
Book 2: Workbook for Students includes 365 lessons, one for each day of the year. It is not necessary, however, to do the lessons at that tempo, and one might want to remain with a particularly appealing lesson for more than one day. The practical nature of the Workbook is underscored by the introduction to its lessons, which emphasizes experience through application rather than a prior commitment to a spiritual goal. Some of the ideas the Workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.
Book 3: Manual for Teachers is written in question and answer form, and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student might ask. It also includes a clarification of a number of the terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text. The Course makes no claim to finality, nor are the lessons in its Workbook intended to bring the student's learning to completion. At the end, the reader is left in the hands of his or her own Internal Teacher, Who will direct all subsequent learning as He sees fit.
Supplements to ACIM, "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, Practice" and "The Song of Prayer", were scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman, as was A Course in Miracles, and are extensions of its principles.
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The narrator is awesome, his voice is very relaxing and it adds to what the course is saying.
The subject matter of this book has really changed my perspective of life. I've had the experience this book talks about. The first part of the book is essential in understanding the practice lessons in the workbook. I've listened to this section of the book about 4 times now, and every time i catch something I hadnt before. Im also reading the hard coppy. I find that re-reading/listening reminds me to make of it a habbit to always forgive and let go.
Greatly recomend this book for anyome who is tired of searching for happiness and not being able to find it. It takes practice and love, but you will find it ^_^
A Course in Miracles is my primary spiritual practice and this audiobook is an excellent supplement to the physical and ebooks that I use as my primary guides. I don't recommend it for people who are not Course students already because the material is demanding, even though the message is straightforward and simple. The shift in thinking the book suggests is comprehensive, and I think it is best taken at a very personal pace, likely much slower than listening.I think the reader does a fine job, and I listen from time to time in order to immerse myself in the
teaching and for solace when I feel a need.
Knowledge is a beautiful thing!
I waited too long to listen to this book, so I couldn't return it.
I have listened to Abraham (Hicks), but this book seems devoid of Spirituality.
I didn't like it. If I had to listen to this in Church, I would be crazy with bordom.
This book is suited for religious listeners, not spiritual seekers.
I'm just a girl Who became a mother I'm still just a girl but, now I'm fifty five and counting : )
feeling love... divine silent direction... miracles are in the air about me... my little willingness is accepting it all...
yes, changed my life, I look at life and people differently. All in a good way, a change I appreciate
nothing one of a kind
buy this book now
The best self help care book I've ever read. (I've read a lot of them). ACIM answered about every question I had and even some I didn't have. Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Why did we want to come here? Why do I feel sad or angry or fearful or special or indignant or sorrowful or guilty or shameful or ecstatic or vengeful or non-forgiving or driven or weak or gutless or victimized or used or a million other forms of emotions that I/we live with? (Ego) This book leaves NO STONE UNTURNED. I will admit I was outrageously mad...angry...hurt... when I first started reading this book... thinking that the author had a lot of nerve. However, I continued reading and as I did I began to understand all the horrors and sadnesses and other emotions I had encountered within myself while living on this planet. (Again...Ego) There is/was a lot of truth in what this book had dared to write and I had to honestly take a good hard look at myself and my decisions throughout my life and look at what forgiveness, love, power, grace, will, joy, peace and truth... truly meant for myself towards others and towards myself...how to let go and be...how to move forward through grace and through the love extended to all of us by the grace of Divinity...God...Creator...call it what ever you want. I NOW know we really are loved.... We are love....And....
Thank you Jim Stewart...your reading was well done.
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