Reality & Illusion: An Overview of Course Metaphysics

Overview

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path that focuses on the forgiveness of others and the release from guilt and fear. Its focus is practical, yet the entire path rests on a lofty vision of ultimate reality that is both liberating and life-affirming. In expressing this vision, the Course answers age-old questions, such as, What is real? Does God exist? What is our true nature? Why am I here? The Course's answers are profound, but often hard to understand, and the goal of Reality & Illusion is to organize and...
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Overview

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path that focuses on the forgiveness of others and the release from guilt and fear. Its focus is practical, yet the entire path rests on a lofty vision of ultimate reality that is both liberating and life-affirming. In expressing this vision, the Course answers age-old questions, such as, What is real? Does God exist? What is our true nature? Why am I here? The Course's answers are profound, but often hard to understand, and the goal of Reality & Illusion is to organize and present the Course's metaphysics in a way that is coherent and understandable to anyone, including those new to the Course. It will also help clarify things for long-time students.Topics include:
• Time and space vs. infinity and eternity
• The nature of God; the nature of Christ
• The criteria for what is real
• Common sense reality
• Heaven
• Reflections on the nature of the world
• The message of A Course in Miracles
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Meet the Author

Robert Perry is an internationally respected author and teacher of A Course in Miracles, and founder of the Circle of Atonement Teaching and Healing Center. His materials help readers appreciate, understand, and practice the teachings of the Course.

Robert's goal has always been to provide a complete picture of what the Course is -- as a thought system and as a path meant to be lived in the world on a daily basis -- and to support students in walking along that path.

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Table of Contents

Introduction i
Part I
Chapter 1 Common Sense Reality 1
Chapter 2 Reality 7
Chapter 3 Heaven 13
Chapter 4 The Criteria for What Is Real 33
Chapter 5 The Goal of Goals 51
Part II
Chapter 6 The Separation 61
Chapter 7 The Dreaming of the World 75
Chapter 8 Reflections on the Nature of the World 91
Chapter 9 Nothing Has Happened 103
Chapter 10 The Central Paradox 115
Chapter 11 The Message of A Course in Miracles 125
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