Altering Lives Via A Course in Miracles5357116
As the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a teaching device. It teaches us what is real and what is unreal, and leads us to the direct experience of our own Inner Teacher.
The Course is arranged in three parts: a text, a workbook for students and a manual for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course. The workbook consists of 365 daily lessons that give students the chance to apply and experience the ideas on a practical level. The teacher's manual is presented in a question and answer format, addressing common questions that a student may ask it also provides a clarification of terms used all through the Course.
On How it All Started
The Course was written by Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, two highly educated and effective Professors of Psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Helen was the scribe for the Course, writing down in shorthand the internal messages she received. Bill typed what Helen wrote. It took a total of seven years to total A Course in Miracles, which was first published in 1976 in the United States. Helen wrote extra pamphlets. Her Song of Prayer was published in 1977 and The Present of God in 1978.
Over the previous 34 years, the popularity of A Course in Miracles has grown and spread worldwide. It has been translated into 18 various languages and more translations are in the functions. Throughout the globe, people collect with other like-minded students to read the Course with each other in order to better understand the Course's message. In this era of electronic and social media, A Course in Miracles can be obtained in e-book format, on CD, and via iPhone Apps. You can interact with other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.
Experiencing the Course
The Course is designed to be a self-study tool. Nevertheless, many students find that their first interaction with the material is tough and overwhelming - the alter in perspective that it provides is contrary to traditional considering. Taking an introductory class with a educated facilitator or teacher enables for a gentler opening to these new ideas and a much more fulfilling encounter.
There are many classes and courses of study based upon the philosophy of A Course in Miracles, and even specific classes on key Course concepts, such as True Forgiveness or Trigger and Impact. Such classes give students the chance to encounter the theory and application of specific material more deeply. Via such deep experience, many students find the reassurance of inner peace and the joy of knowing the Inner Teacher.