Introduction To A Course In Miracles

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Joined: 2001/09/14


This is a course in miracles. 2 It is a required course. 3 Only the time you take it is voluntary. 4 Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. 5 It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. 6 The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. 7 It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. 8 The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

In-2. This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

2 Nothing real can be threatened.
3 Nothing unreal exists.

4 Herein lies the peace of God.


Footnote: Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford were faculty members at

Columbia Presbyterian who fought constantly. One day Helen exclaimed to herself "There's got to be a better way!." Suddenly she heard a voice .. she dictated the introduction above. For 7 years an hour before work and an hour

after she wrote what the voice dictated. As time passed she and Bill began

to get along better. One day he volunteered to type up her shorthand notes.

He told her that after the first few lines, there wa an iambic pentameter

rhythm to the lines. Helen was a Jewish American whose nanny was Catholic.

Bill Thetford had Christian Scientist parents. He became an atheist at age 7

when his sister died.

The full 1500 page text of A Course In Miracles is free and online on several sites.



saiom's picture
Joined: 2001/09/14
 Everyone has his or her own


Everyone has his or her own story.

The woman who gave me a second copy of it when I had given away the first (they were $40 at that time) .. remains an extremely generous woman.

She was walking on a bridge over the Potomac and reading.. when she came

to 'Giving and receiving are the same.'  She resisted the message and threw

her book into the water.


I resisted the teaching that there are no special relationships.



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Joined: 2016/02/29

Herein lies the Peace of God_()_