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A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume

A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume

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by Dr. Helen Schucman
     
 
A Course in Miracles begins...
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.

As its title implies, the Course 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

Overview

A Course in Miracles begins...
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.

As its title implies, the Course 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, depend on their particular needs and preferences.

The curriculum the Course proposes 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.

The 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 Workbook's lessons. 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.

The Workbook 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.

Finally, the Manual for Teachers, which is written in question and answer form, 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 Workbook lessons 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014302173
Publisher:
Foundation for Inner Peace
Publication date:
03/09/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1333
Sales rank:
36,922
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

From the Preface of the Course:
[A Course in Miracles] began with the sudden decision of two people to join in a common goal. Their names were Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. It does not matter who they were, except that the story shows that with God all things are possible. They were anything but spiritual. Their relationship with each other was difficult and often strained, and they were concerned with personal and professional acceptance and status. In general, they had considerable investment in the values of the world. Their lives were hardly in accord with anything that the Course advocates. Helen, the one who received the material, describes herself:

"Psychologist, educator, conservative in theory and atheistic in belief, I was working in a prestigious and highly academic setting. And then something happened that triggered a chain of events I could never have predicted. The head of my department unexpectedly announced that he was tired of the angry and aggressive feelings our attitudes reflected, and concluded that "there must be another way." As if on cue, I agreed to help him find it. Apparently this Course is the other way."
Although their intention was serious, they had great difficulty in starting out on their joint venture. But they had given the Holy Spirit the "little willingness" that, as the Course itself was to emphasize again and again, is sufficient to enable Him to use any situation for His purposes and provide it with His power.

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A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
GarryW18 More than 1 year ago
Life changing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From my perspective, and I attended a class of The Course for over 10 years, this is my meditation for every day. It gives the old adage "Food for thought" a whole new meaning. I love the message!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books that I value so much, and love to read different parts over and over in stretches of time. However, if you are not spiritual and cannot get into reading books of that nature it may not be for you. But, I love my Miracles books, I am so happy to see Dr. Schucman's name on this book, the contents of this book was given to this lovely lady from the Spirit of Jesus, and it was I believe published after her death as I am sure many of her colleagues would have ridiculed her. But, people have a way of tearing people whom they perceive as a threat, don't we all see that throughout our history. I will treasure this book my entire life. Dr. Schucman was a professor at Columbia University and my utmost gratitude to her talent and love, and sharing this with everyone who is willing to read and to have an open mind about the spirits we are, whether in body or not. Enjoy
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There are parts of passages missing and I now wonder if most of what I'm reading is correct. I hope the publisher will correct these soon as it does no one any good to read the wrong text.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It does not make sence and the therory contradicts itself saying that there is no such thing as sin and yet it keeps talking about forgiveness. If there is no sin what do you need forgiveness for?