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A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 Audiobook

A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1

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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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    Niki 08-21-17
    Niki 08-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Book of life"

    This is the best book I've ever learnt. It is straight forward and not contradictory at all. To everyone who wants to find true happiness in reality and not in illusions as we see the world, hold it close to your mind and heart for it will through true belief set us all free. Thank you with all gratitude in my heart for the blessed ones who choose to share it's never changing truth!

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    Toni 08-11-17
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    "Has some good insight if you can stay awake for it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I tried to get through this but I just can't. It is not for me.


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    Tess 06-28-17
    Tess 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "listen with an open mind"

    it is worth the read though this was hard to understand at times. the text can be hard to follow and seems a bit unrelatable at times. it will open you view so to speak. I listened at a higher talking speed as the narrative is slow and calm.
    I complimented this with "I am the Word" channeled by Paul Selig

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    The Chief 06-13-17
    The Chief 06-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "I will listen to this book forever."
    Where does A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I started studying this book about 5 years ago, and recently bought the audio book to reinforce what I need to learn.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The lesson "The love in me salutes the love in you." has been the most valuable lesson to me. It reminds me to take a step back from judgement.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Stewart?

    Anyone who has a voice that doesn't put me to sleep! This voice is tedious - not much expression.


    Any additional comments?

    Every time I pick up the book or listen to the audiobook I learn something new. It is possible to live in a kinder, gentler world.

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    Opus Quark 06-09-17
    Opus Quark 06-09-17
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    "A path to Peace"
    Would you listen to A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1 again? Why?

    Yes. It`s a practice book too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How to understand synchronicity


    What does Jim Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    How to be sane during insane times at our planet.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from A Course in Miracles: Text, Vol. 1?

    Miracles can happen.


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    Amazon Customer 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Removed all doubt"

    ACIM is SO dense that I had serious doubts about the usefulness of an Audiobook version.... after all, I use Audiobooks while driving, at the gym and walking the dog.... scenarios where I knew I would frequently not be able to listen with enough fucus to absorb the material. We're brainwashed about the world from birth...having the course playing in the background even when it doesn't have your undivided attention is a great tool for reprogramming your thought patterns. It's also great to listen as a reenforcement either before or after reading the text.

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    Paul Olson Fairfax Station, VA, US 04-10-17
    Paul Olson Fairfax Station, VA, US 04-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "essential understanding"

    amazingly inspirational, challenging the beliefs that have created our world of suffering and leading to the path for healing grace

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    John M. Sonntag 04-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing but empty"

    While listening, 2x, straight through back to back, I felt it would be utterly life changing. It also sounded like the most whole and sensible philosophy on Christian spirituality I had found in 50+ years of searching. I couldn't disagree with a single thing.
    Unfortunately it proved to be utterly empty and un-impactful in my life. I so wish it was otherwise.

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    Kelley Vandiver San Miguel 03-31-17
    Kelley Vandiver San Miguel 03-31-17
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    "Profoundly important!"

    At first, the Christian terminology was distracting but I really grew to appreciate it. This is an amazing book filled with solutions to life's problems. Sure the narrator has a monotonous voice but he is very competent. Highly recommended!

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    Noah 03-29-17
    Noah 03-29-17 Member Since 2014
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    "You don't have to die to be with God"

    Best thing I've ever heard! Makes the only choice there is very easy! Thank you Holy Spirit!

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