Bringing the Course to Life: How to Unlock the Meaning of A Course in Miracles for Yourself

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For thousands of seekers, "A Course in Miracles" carries a depth of truth. Yet these same words have also proven to be a stumbling block, seeming convoluted, rambling, and hard to understand. This book is designed to teach the student, through instruction, example, and exercises, how to read the Course. It is designed to instill new reading habits, which can turn the reading of the Course from a dry, frustrating experience into a living, personal encounter with truth. In short, you will learn how to unlock the ...
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Overview

For thousands of seekers, "A Course in Miracles" carries a depth of truth. Yet these same words have also proven to be a stumbling block, seeming convoluted, rambling, and hard to understand. This book is designed to teach the student, through instruction, example, and exercises, how to read the Course. It is designed to instill new reading habits, which can turn the reading of the Course from a dry, frustrating experience into a living, personal encounter with truth. In short, you will learn how to unlock the meaning of "A Course in Miracles" for yourself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886602144
  • Publisher: Circle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reading and Study are Fundamental 1
Chapter 2 The Course's Unique Style of Writing 9
Chapter 3 Guidance for the Beginning or Bewildered 33
Chapter 4 An Overview of the Techniques 45
Step I Observation
Chapter 5 Observation Techniques A-G 51
Chapter 6 Observation Techniques H-K 65
Step II Interpretation
Chapter 7 A. Being Context-Sensitive 79
Chapter 8 B. Plugging in the Meaning of Terms, Phrases and Pronouns 93
Chapter 9 C. Getting the Meaning of the Sentence 107
Chapter 10 D. Following the Logic 113
Chapter 11 E. Recognizing When Passages Address Specific Situations, Issues or Beliefs 127
Chapter 12 F. Identifying Irony and Statements of False Arguments 141
Chapter 13 G. Understanding and Appreciating Biblical References 149
Chapter 14 H. Summarizing the Message 165
Step III Application
Chapter 15 A. Experiencing and Visualizing the Passage 179
Chapter 16 B. Reading the Passage as Personally Addressing You 193
Chapter 17 C. Identifying in Yourself Thoughts or States of Mind the Course Speaks About 211
Chapter 18 D. Applying What You Are Reading to the Specifics of Your Life 221
Conclusion 235
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