7 June 2017 – A Course in Miracles Now website provides free online access to A Course in Miracles (ACIM), a volume of written materials arranged as a self-study course designed to bring the student into a consistent state of peace and happiness. A Course in Miracles is a unique system of thinking change, which gradually helps us to remember our true nature and learn to hear the voice of our Inner Teacher. This is a spiritual thought system designed for self-study. Its essence is that the path to universal love and peace, or the memory of God, lies through the eradication of guilt by forgiving ourselves and others.
The rights to publish A Course in Miracles were received in 1975, and it was published on 26 June 1976 by the Foundation for Inner Peace with the help of Ken Wapnick, Robert Skutch, Judith Skutch Whitson, and philanthropist Reed Erickson. It was recorded (through the inner dictation) by Dr. Helen Schucman (1909-1981). Helen wrote the Course by hand. Then she read the notes to Dr. Bill Tetford (1923-1988), who printed what she received. This process began in October 1965 and ended in September 1972. Helen and Bill both were professors at the School of Therapy and Surgery at Columbia University in New York. The Course consists of a Text, a Workbook for Students and a Manual for Teachers, plus two pamphlets received from the same source as the Course. This is Psychotherapy: Purpose, process and practice, and the Song of Prayer.
More than 2.5 million copies of the Course were distributed in English. It was translated into twenty-two languages, and a few more translations are in the process. Having combined various translation publications, the total sales of the Course now exceed 3 million copies. Respect for the Course has been consistently increasing since its publication. It passed the test of time and is now considered by many modern spiritual classics.
As practice shows, the consistent application of the principles of A Course in Miracles in practice opens the way to perfect Love, Unity, Joy, Freedom and Happiness, reminding us about who we really are. A Course in Miracles includes a fairly voluminous text and 365 lessons or exercises, one for each day of the year. Lessons and text gradually help to change thinking, to re-learn and return our natural attitude to ourselves and others, based on Love, and not on fear.
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