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Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Course in Miracles

I recently found out about a book that was dictated to a Professor of Psychology in Columbia University in the 1970s. I started to read it and it makes a lot of sense to me. Intuitively, I believe every word it says. I also believe that if everyone read the book and applied the principles offered there by following the workbook with 365 exercises for each day of a year, there would be no fear and we would love and respect each other.

Recently, A Course in Miracles gained much more attention in popular media. Oprah Radio translated 365 lessons by Marianne Williamson
There is a very good documentary about how the book was created on Youtube. Here is a link to part 1 out of 16: Although the documentary is long, it is worth watching and very well made. There is also a movie "A Course in Miracles Unleashed" that I haven't seen yet, but that has very positive reviews. The trailer can be found here:

When I was thinking about the material in the book, which is dictated (presumably) by Jesus Christ, I thought that there is a lot in common among all channeled or prophesized books. As a research, it would be interesting to compare all of them and unite somehow. Not sure what it means yet. I guess my thought is that if people see that all these sacred texts are saying the same things, they will be more likely to follow these common prescriptions or advices.
Besides the sacred texts that we all know, like the Bible, the Qu'ran, the Tora, the Bhagavat Gita, Taoist texts by Lao Tsu and others, there are less known modern prophecies, or channeled texts that deserve attention and contain useful information for us. Here is a list of channeled books that I know of:
  1. "The Law of One" or (The Ra Material) channeled by Carla L. Rueckert and written with the help of Don Elkins, and James McCarty. The book can be downloaded here:
  2. "The Law of Attraction", "The Astonishing Power of Emotions", "The Vortex" and other books writen by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Esther channels Abraham, "a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension". More information and introductory videos are available here:
  3. Kryon books channeled by Lee Carroll. Free audio files of his channelling can be found here:
The material in the "The Law of One" resembles that in "A Course in Miracles" the most because of its comprehensiveness and multiple layers of information. When you read both books, sometimes you feel that if you come back to this particular idea topic later you will understand something new and equally useful. The Bible has many layers too.

These are just a few thoughts about it...I'm only on page 61 of 1049 page of "A Course in Miracles", but I am determined to graduate. I also have found a group of people, who are studying the course here in Atlanta. It would be nice to meet like-minded people. One question that I had is whether I should finish reading it first and do the exercises later, or do both simultaneously. I'm thinking about starting the exercises that are supposed to help your mind to get rid of old destructive pattern that are based on fear and replace them with love and connection to everything else and the Creator. That would be nice to have in every moment!

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