Because the title implies, A Course in Miracles is a training device. It teaches us what’s real and what’s 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 guide for teachers. The Text presents the concepts underlying the Course. The workbook contains 365 daily lessons that provide un curso de milagros videos the ability to use and experience the concepts on a practical level. The teacher’s manual is presented in a concern and answer format, addressing typical questions that a student may ask; additionally, it supplies a clarification of terms used through the Course.
On How it All Began
The Course was published by Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, two highly trained and successful 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 interior messages she received. Bill typed what Helen wrote. It took a complete of seven years to perform A Course in Miracles, which was first published in 1976 in the United States. Helen wrote additional pamphlets. Her Song of Prayer was published in 1977 and The Gift of God in 1978.
In the last 34 years, the popularity of A Course in Miracles has grown and spread worldwide. It has been translated into 18 different languages and more translations have been in the works. Across the world, people gather with other like-minded students to read the Course together to be able to better understand the Course’s message. In this era of electronic and social media marketing, A Course in Miracles could be obtained in e-book format, on CD, and through iPhone Apps. You can connect to other Course students on Facebook, Yahoo Groups, Twitter, and numerous other websites.
Experiencing the Course
The Course is made to be described as a self-study tool. However, many students see that their first interaction with the material is difficult and overwhelming – the change in perspective that it offers is despite traditional thinking. Taking an introductory class with a qualified facilitator or teacher permits a gentler opening to these new ideas and an even more fulfilling experience.
There are many classes and courses of study based on the philosophy of A Course in Miracles, and even specific classes on key Course concepts, such as for example True Forgiveness or Cause and Effect. Such classes give students the opportunity to experience the idea and application of specific material more deeply. Through such deep experience, many students find the reassurance of inner peace and the joy of knowing the Inner Teacher.
« This Course is really a beginning, not an end… No more specific lessons are assigned, for there is no longer need of them. Henceforth, hear but the Voice for God… He’ll direct your efforts, suggesting exactly what to do, how to direct your mind, and when to come quickly to Him in silence, asking for His sure direction and His certain Word