[Free Reading] A Course in Miracles, Combined Volume: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, 2nd EditionAuthor Helen Shucman – Bilb-weil.de

Original Manuscript of A Course in Miracles Includes the Text, Workbook, and Manual for Teachers, with the Aramaic Gospels of Matthew and John


10 thoughts on “A Course in Miracles, Combined Volume: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, 2nd Edition

  1. Robin Berry Robin Berry says:

    I live by this book I ve read it a couple dozen times over the last 25 years and still read it daily It s not for everyone If you are drawn to it, please begin by reading the Clarification of Terms in the back of the book so that when you begin, you ll know how certain words are being used It s important The language stopped me several times at the beginning Then a friend told me to begin with the Workbook Part II This is a day to day reading and meditation It s weird at first but befo I live by this book I ve read it a couple dozen times over the last 25 years and still read it daily It s not for everyone If you are drawn to it, please begin by reading the Clarification of Terms in the back of the book so that when you begin, you ll know how certain words are being used It s important The language stopped me several times at the beginning Then a friend told me to begin with the Workbook Part II This is a day to day reading and meditation It s weird at first but before long you may find it very compelling Once you do, it s time to begin at the beginning of the book.I can t think of a book I recommendhighly


  2. Alesa Alesa says:

    You don t read this book You live it I studied it for several years back in 1980, and it transformed my life then Now I am re studying it, slowly so as to not miss a single insight, and it is transforming me yet again This is not a philosophy It is a new way of actually perceiving the world, a course in practical Christian mysticism If asked to select only one book to have with me for the rest of my life, this would be it.


  3. David Hoffmeister David Hoffmeister says:

    You can live by the beautiful Introduction in A Course In Miracles 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 in You can live by the beautiful Introduction in A Course In Miracles 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 ACIM is the book that Helped change my perception of everyone and everything to a happy Perspective David Hoffmeister Author of Awakening through A Course In Miracles


  4. Alex Wilson Alex Wilson says:

    This spiritual work is a miracle in itself It is probably the most challenging book I ve ever read It is also my most treasured book Many years ago I read it and underlined every page and the top of each page I wrote one sentence that stood out to me from that page The whole book was written on and marked all over I got involved with A Course In Miracles ACIM group in town and found that there was a good deal of skimming over whatever seemed most impactful in the book When you realize wh This spiritual work is a miracle in itself It is probably the most challenging book I ve ever read It is also my most treasured book Many years ago I read it and underlined every page and the top of each page I wrote one sentence that stood out to me from that page The whole book was written on and marked all over I got involved with A Course In Miracles ACIM group in town and found that there was a good deal of skimming over whatever seemed most impactful in the book When you realize what is really being said, it can take you back abit I ve put is aside several times, but have found myself irresistably drawn back to it In fact, I find this the most difficult review I ve ever tried to write ACIM is a masterwork of language, thought, spirit and is written from a perspective that seems as if it comes someone who views this human world from such an objective such clarity and depth that it jars one from the hypnosis of being involved in all the details of worldly existence Basically, it shows this world as created to prove that division and separation really happened and is still happening ACIM turns this around and shows how there can be no real separation or division at all And the miracle is that it succeeds in demonstrating this in such brilliance and radiance of love that all your previous beliefs about the real ness of conflict and pain are demolished And it does so in a most exquisitely poetic, sensitive and yet piercing manner My goal with this review is simply to hopefully raise your curiosity and to pick up the book and see if it draws you into, anything but a typical new age book I hope I succeeded


  5. Charlie Charlie says:

    What if the words of Jesus were expanded upon and instead of taking up a few dozen pages as they do in the first four books of the Bible they went on for 669 pages What if the thees and thous were replaced with normal straight talk What if the words were suddenly believable andconsistent with the non dualistic philosophy of One Would you think this impossible because it is a channeled text Most Christians I speak with about it hate this book Thephilosophically open minded peop What if the words of Jesus were expanded upon and instead of taking up a few dozen pages as they do in the first four books of the Bible they went on for 669 pages What if the thees and thous were replaced with normal straight talk What if the words were suddenly believable andconsistent with the non dualistic philosophy of One Would you think this impossible because it is a channeled text Most Christians I speak with about it hate this book Thephilosophically open minded people I speak with about it say it is too difficult to take in the simple but profound prescriptions offered All people are brothers and the only path to salvation is forgiveness Despite some of the triple negatives the grammar is flawless and the philosophy is not your typical new age type


  6. Christine Christine says:

    This book really laid out for me the differences between the ego and the true Self and allowed me to see which was operating when in my life, mostly in myself but sometimes in others The concepts in this book are amazingly powerful and the kind of simple that is not easy But the writing is pretty stilted and gender biased Christian y I had to really force myself to focus on meaning rather than form which is part of the point It took me a year to read the text part, a little each day I co This book really laid out for me the differences between the ego and the true Self and allowed me to see which was operating when in my life, mostly in myself but sometimes in others The concepts in this book are amazingly powerful and the kind of simple that is not easy But the writing is pretty stilted and gender biased Christian y I had to really force myself to focus on meaning rather than form which is part of the point It took me a year to read the text part, a little each day I continue to try to do a lesson each day I sometimes revisit the text with study groups I found the following helpful for practical strategies to help live principles from the Course _Heartmath_ by Doc Childre Howard Martin _Nonviolent Communication_ by Marshall Rosenberg _Loving What Is_ by Byron Katie various kirtan cds for calling God s name calling your own _Teach Only Love_ by Gerry Jampolsky


  7. Stacey M Stacey M says:

    This is my new scripture I findlove and peace than in any bible or other religious writings I have ever read I truly believe these words come from our Guardian and have wayguidance in these words than anything I feel at complete peace and although I didn t completely understand on a human level, I felt something happening on a spiritual level energetically I recommend it to EVERYONE Very deep, but so worth it


  8. Debbie Debbie says:

    This book is not at all what I thought it would be First, it is difficult to wade through the cumbersome prose, and I consider myself well read and educated I read, and understand, difficult things But wouldn t a spiritual self help book try to be , well, accessible A subject is not madeweighty or philosophically worthy because of circuitous prose.Second, I also found too many tenets to be contrary to everything I believe Everything is an illusion Really Sickness is my own fabr This book is not at all what I thought it would be First, it is difficult to wade through the cumbersome prose, and I consider myself well read and educated I read, and understand, difficult things But wouldn t a spiritual self help book try to be , well, accessible A subject is not madeweighty or philosophically worthy because of circuitous prose.Second, I also found too many tenets to be contrary to everything I believe Everything is an illusion Really Sickness is my own fabrication How damaging a tenet to hold The course s extreme focus on self, on ME isn t this contrary to becoming spiritual wouldn t the emphasis be on the divine, on God Wouldn t I be urged to be grateful, to be in awe at God s miracles No I am told that is completely unnecessary, if not wrong As a Christian, I am not totally shut off from other spiritual books I do not consider myself so dogmatic as to not consider other ways to growspiritual But I found the book s redefinition of Christ disturbing, and when the writer author narrator told me I am pathetic for believing in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross, I was offended I am told I can overcome the cross Why would I want to If the writer is the voice of Christ, then I wonder why He doesn t preface the volume with this statement Your Bible is completely wrong and misguided, and your perception of Me is skewed Let Me redirect your thinking Instead, the writer quotes liberally from the Bible when it seems to be useful but then contradicts the Bible s messages in the very next paragraph if not the very next sentence I realize Christians are not the book s intended audience, and because of that, an editor should have inserted quotation marks every time the Bible is quoted as well as given Scripture references in case a reader would like to search out these words in the Bible for him herself Reading those passages in context might help a reader understand the volume and or the Bible better or, perhaps, see the inconsistency and contradiction


  9. Donald Donald says:

    This spiritual work is a miracle in itself It is probably the most challenging book I ve ever read It is also my most treasured book Many years ago I read it and underlined every page and the top of each page I wrote one sentence that stood out to me from that page The whole book was written on and marked all over I got involved with A Course In Miracles ACIM group in town and found that there was a good deal of skimming over whatever seemed most impactful in the book When you realize wh This spiritual work is a miracle in itself It is probably the most challenging book I ve ever read It is also my most treasured book Many years ago I read it and underlined every page and the top of each page I wrote one sentence that stood out to me from that page The whole book was written on and marked all over I got involved with A Course In Miracles ACIM group in town and found that there was a good deal of skimming over whatever seemed most impactful in the book When you realize what is really being said, it can take you back abit I ve put is aside several times, but have found myself irresistably drawn back to it In fact, I find this the most difficult review I ve ever tried to write ACIM is a masterwork of language, thought, spirit and is written from a perspective that seems as if it comes someone who views this human world from such an objective such clarity and depth that it jars one from the hypnosis of being involved in all the details of worldly existence Basically, it shows this world as created to prove that division and separation really happened and is still happening ACIM turns this around and shows how there can be no real separation or division at all And the miracle is that it succeeds in demonstrating this in such brilliance and radiance of love that all your previous beliefs about the real ness of conflict and pain are demolished And it does so in a most exquisitely poetic, sensitive and yet piercing manner My goal with this review is simply to hopefully raise your curiosity and to pick up the book and see if it draws you into, anything but a typical new age book I hope I succeeded


  10. Ryan Davis Ryan Davis says:

    This is perhaps the most bizarre and challenging book that I have ever read It is said to have been given to the author in the form of a silent voice that would speak in her head, and she would then dictate the voice to a partner who would take it down While the content is given in the mode of Christianity, the underlying concepts are universal in nature The scope of the concepts is enormous, where ideas are presented in an amazing array of variation, yet somehow these variations all illumi This is perhaps the most bizarre and challenging book that I have ever read It is said to have been given to the author in the form of a silent voice that would speak in her head, and she would then dictate the voice to a partner who would take it down While the content is given in the mode of Christianity, the underlying concepts are universal in nature The scope of the concepts is enormous, where ideas are presented in an amazing array of variation, yet somehow these variations all illuminate the central messages The degree of internal logical consistency is amazing, creating a framework that at times delivers thoroughly mindblowing content But the framework is not one of a definitive position or thesis It s as if the proofs of the ideas comes from beyond what any mind could conjure up, so varied are they in their approach So the framework is rather elusive and hidden, creating the anchor for the ideas in some uncreated depth.This book is indescribable It is tempting to call it spiritual writing, although going into it thoroughly dispels this as being too quaint a term It is otherworldly, extremely frustrating at times, sublime, churchy or preachy, and lucid It has been listed by a compiler trying to define propagandistic or tyrannical literature It s crazy you should check it out