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A Course in Miracles


‘…let the Miracles begin….’

This self-study metaphysical thought system is unique in teaching forgiveness as the road to inner peace and the remembrance of the unconditional love of God.’


How It Came into Being



In 1977 in response to many requests for a brief introduction to A Course in Miracles, Helen Schucman wrote the following, which appears as the Preface to the Course. The first two parts: “How It Came” and “What It Is,” Helen wrote herself. The final part, “What It Says,” she scribed through the process of inner dictation.

A Course in Miracles began with the sudden decision of two people to join in a common goal. Their names were Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. They were anything but spiritual. Their relationship with each other was difficult and often strained, and they were concerned with personal and professional acceptance and status. In general, they had considerable investment in the values of the world. Their lives were hardly in accord with anything that the Course advocates. Helen, the one who received the material, describes herself:

 “Psychologist, educator, conservative in theory and atheistic in belief, I was working in a prestigious and highly academic setting. And then something happened that triggered a chain of events I could never have predicted. The head of my department unexpectedly announced that he was tired of the angry and aggressive feelings our attitudes reflected, and concluded that, ‘there must be another way.’ As if on cue I agreed to help him find it. Apparently this Course is the other way.”

Although their intention was serious, they had great difficulty in starting out on their joint venture. But they had given the Holy Spirit the “little willingness” that, as the Course itself was to emphasize again and again, is sufficient to enable Him to use any situation for His purposes and provide it with His power.

So what is A Course In Miracles?

It’s a miracle that you even heard about it. It is a miracle in all its ways it came about. It is about miracles. It is about a miracle of conversion of your mind that lets you see you are not a body, but free, and still as God created you. It teaches you, being not of this world, to let go of all your ideas and find the peace of God instead.


  • Yes, but, what is a miracle?

  • Can the doubting, questioning mind know?

  • Can it be part of truth, without rendering truth meaningless?

  • What is it that you really want?



It is a miracle…


The Course “is a course in how to know yourself” (Chapter 16, A Course In Miracles). It is “a course in mind training“, its purpose is “the escape from fear“.

When you do not know yourself, this then is obviously a “required course“.

You cannot not know yourself. It is the only thing you can and have to know. It is the only thing there is. Awakening will not change that. Yet this course is a required course, since are in a condition of not knowing yourself. You are dreaming, and waking up is possible only, if it is your dream alone. Therefore, self-responsibility is key in this course.

“I am responsible for what I see.
I choose the feelings I experience,
and I decide upon the goal I would achieve.
And everything that seems to happen to me
I ask for, and receive as I have asked.”

(A Course In Miracles, Chapter 21.II)




“I am determined to see things differently.” (Lesson 21)


God did not create a meaningless world, where you are left with nothing but getting old and sick and dying in the end. It is an illusion of your own projected self-identity. That is the fundamental difference between A Course In Miracles and any other school of thought or religious teaching of this world. God is not associated with the fear of this world.

“God is but Love, and therefore so are you.”

(ACIM, Review Lesson 171-180)


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