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  • A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1

  • By: Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)
  • Narrated by: Jim Stewart
  • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

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. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a way out of the mind created labyrinth

  • By sirjulianmontague on 05-17-13

Surprised by joy

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Reviewed: 07-25-16

Truly, a required course for all brothers and sisters of this one, new Earth. Live, love, laugh, forgive. and be grateful. In this gratitude, "I thank You, Father, for Your perfect Son, and in his glory will I see my own." ACIM, p. 640

  • Radical Acceptance

  • Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime Guidance

  • By Rich on 11-21-15

The epitome of entitlement

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Reviewed: 07-21-16

I imagine princess Tara serving her minions cake. I can hardly imagine such a prima donna as an enlightened teacher; but, then again, I am sure her divorvcee following are willing to dig deep into their alimony to support this insult to to anyone who had ever earned an honest dollar.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Pathways to Possibility

  • Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World
  • By: Rosamund Stone Zander
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Stone Zander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
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    5 out of 5 stars 17

As children we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered, and fear-driven, these "child stories" are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, we can do remarkable, even magical things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely magnificent.

  • By Adina on 08-01-16

A true work of organic guidance

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Reviewed: 06-25-16

In her newest book, Ms. Zander provides an inspired life-map for resonating with all things under the sun and beyond.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tears to Triumph

  • The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we - as a culture and as individuals - have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE IT!

  • By Carolina Villamizar on 06-25-16

A capstone gift of illumination

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Reviewed: 06-15-16

In my spiritual journey, I now more fully comprehend what it means to be "awakened"... to be awake to endless possibility and expansive joy.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful