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A Course in Miracles
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The Course thus focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. A Course in Miracles also emphasizes that it is but one version of the universal curriculum, of which there are "many thousands." Consequently, even though the language of the Course is that of traditional Christianity, it expresses a non-sectarian, non-denominational spirituality. A Course in Miracles therefore is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion.
The "Text" presents the theory of the Course and has built into its study the development of the experience of forgiveness that is the Course's goal for the student. In this regard, A Course in Miracles states that "its goal for you is happiness and peace." (Text, p. 241) (T-13.II.7:1) The Text also explains the basis for fear and guilt, and how they can be overcome through miracles, which are defined as maximal "expressions of love." Miracles are also defined as the shift in perception from fear to love.
The "Workbook for Students" consists of 365 lessons, an exercise for each day of the year. This one-year training program begins the process of changing the student's mind and perception, though it is not intended to bring one's learning to completion. As stated in the Preface to the Course, "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." (Preface: ix)
The "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 clarification of a number of terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text and for their practical application through the Workbook.
A Course in Miracles was "scribed" by Dr. Helen Schucman through a process of inner dictation she identified as coming from Jesus. A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, she was assisted by Dr. William Thetford, her department head, who was also a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at the Medical Center where they both worked.
A Course in Miracles was first published in 1975, the year Dr. Schucman assigned copyright of the Course to the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). Since the beginning and as designated, this Foundation has been its publisher, disseminator, and copyright/trademark holder, although in 1999 it assigned the copyright and trademark to the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (FACIM).
There are currently about one and a half million copies of the Course in circulation worldwide. Translations in Chinese, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish are also available, with twelve other translations now in progress.
A Course in Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace was published by Foundation for Inner Peace in May 2008 and is our 46402nd best seller. The ISBN for A Course in Miracles is 9781883360269.
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Table of Contents
Ch. 1 The Meaning of Miracles
Ch. 2 The Separation and the Atonement
Ch. 3 The Innocent Perception
Ch. 4 The Illusions of the Ego
Ch. 5 Healing and Wholeness
Ch. 6 The Lessons of Love
Ch. 7 The Gifts of the Kingdom
Ch. 8 The Journey Back
Ch. 9 The Acceptance of the Atonement
Ch. 10 The Idols of Sickness
Ch. 11 God or the Ego
Ch. 12 The Holy Spirit's Curriculum
Ch. 13 The Guiltless World
Ch. 14 Teaching for Truth
Ch. 15 The Holy Instant
Ch. 16 The Forgiveness of Illusions
Ch. 17 Forgiveness and the Holy Relationship
Ch. 18 The Passing of the Dream
Ch. 19 The Attainment of Peace
Ch. 20 The Vision of Holiness
Ch. 21 Reason and Perception
Ch. 22 Salvation and the Holy Relationship
Ch. 23 The War Against Yourself
Ch. 24 The Goal of Specialness
Ch. 25 The Justice of God
Ch. 26 The Transition
Ch. 27 The Healing of the Dream
Ch. 28 The Undoing of Fear
Ch. 29 The Awakening
Ch. 30 The New Beginning
Ch. 31 The Final Vision
What exactly, then, is A Course in Miracles? The summary introduction, which appears in its Text, is quite succinct and brief. It reads:
"This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God."
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|Page last updated||30th August 2016|
|Author / Artist||Foundation for Inner Peace|
|Publisher||Foundation for Inner Peace (May 2008)|