I recommend the following web sites and search engines:
Search Engine for ACIM
Sites, Definitions and Articles by Joe Jesseph
Kenneth Wapnick .................... Biographical information and excerpts from his writings
"The Most Commonly asked Questions about
A Course in Miracles"
Index of Links to Miracle Studies
..................... A rich resource of materials
on A Course in Miracles by an ex-staff
member of the Foundation
For A Course In Miracles.
miraclestudies.net .................................. A Course in Miracles Resource Web Site for ACIM Students
Inclusion of the following links does not imply that I
am necessarily in agreement with the views of the authors.
Three A Course in Miracles films
A Course in Miracles The Movie: Special Edition
This updated version blends the original interviews of Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, Gary Renard, Nouk Sanchez, Tomas Vieira and others with new footage of David Hoffmeister and Jon Mundy. Run Time: 75 minutes
Understanding Special Relationships
Discover how students and teachers in the A Course in Miracles community have encountered relationship challenges in their own lives and applied the lessons from ACIM to remember the truth of who they really are. Run Time: 60 minutes
Embracing True Forgiveness
Often, we look to blame others and practice a form of forgiveness that secretly allows us to continue to live our lives as victims. Discover how students and teachers in the A Course in Miracles community have been challenged to embrace True Forgiveness in their own lives by applying the lessons from A Course in Miracles to remember the truth of who they really are. Run Time: 55 minutes
information service for students of_A
Course in Miracles. Operates a mail-order service,
organises events and publishes Miracle Worker - a bi-monthly
FAQ from the Miracle Network.....................Frequently asked questions on_A Course in Miracles
Miracle Distribution Center.............................Worldwide course group listings, on-line mail order, workshops and newsletter. California
Miracle Link .............................................Contains all the lead articles from Bill and Pam McDonald's Miracle Link Newsletters plus full editions of the 1996 to 1999 Newsletters. Not to be missed is Bill's summary of the Course in the form of a letter from the prodigal son to his Father.
daan dehn...............................................Contains an introduction and essays on A Course in Miracles, transcripts of talks,'zingers' (ACIM one liners that stimulate enquiry), links to other ACIM sites and ACIM study guides consisting of excerpts from A Course in Miracles on one particular subject.
Miracle Studies Australia ...........................Provides access to information about Australian resources for ACIM. Contains newsletters, articles and transcripts as well as a list of Australian and New Zealand ACIM study groups.
The Circle of Atonement .......................... This is ACIM teaching and healing organization based in Sedona, Arizona. The website offers a wealth of information about the Circle and the Course, including a schedule of the Circle’s classes and workshops, a wide selection of online articles, Allen Watson’s Workbook commentaries, Robert Perry’s Course glossary, Greg Mackie’s Course Q & A, and a catalog of the Circle’s books and tapes.
Take Me to Truth
Take Me to Truth: Undoing the Ego boldly addresses the fundamental problem that all Spiritual seekers face; the ego. A six-step navigational guide to Undoing the Ego. Foreword by Gary R. Renard, author of The Disappearance of the Universe.
I (Michael) recently reviewed this book:
Readers who are serious about awakening to their spiritual reality will find much to assist and inspire them in this illuminating and thought-provoking book. The authors' inspiration is mainly drawn from A Course in Miracles, resulting in a work that is both profound and practical.
The path of awakening, with its many traps, is clearly explained and much help and encouragement is given the reader.
Poetry in Motions Films
Closer Than Close (80 min, DVD) examines the spiritual search – the search for the essential questions of human life: Is there an eternal part of ourselves? What has lasting meaning? Where do we find certainty? Rather than philosophical discussion, it explores living a life devoted to a search for answers, and the radical possibility that answers exist, closer than we can imagine, within our selves.
Ben Gilberti's web site hosts a collection over 50 articles and playable talks by teachers. It includes a comprehensive links page. His talk on awareness is clear and helpful and contains many small exercises - see Spiritual Resonance II.
Pathways of Light
Pathways of Light offers ministerial training based on A Course in Miracles and a Miracles Practitioner Program for practical application of ACIM in daily life. Free online resources include 365 Daily ACIM Lesson insights and "A Course in Miracles Text Made Simple."
Stella has recently translated my articles into French.
She just wrote an ebook in French entitled "Le miracle qui m'a délivrée de la dépression et de la souffrance". It is a testimony of her journey where she overcame suffering and depression through the teachings of "A Course in Miracles". You can download at this link. Hopefully this book will be translated into English in the near future.
Peace with God by Pauline Edward
Pauline's book charts her dedicated journey to find a spiritual teaching that would serve to heal and awaken her. For Pauline, finding 'A Course in Miracles' is the culmination of her journey. In the later part of her book she clearly explains many aspect of the Course's teachings (with examples from her own life), which will be of help to students new to the Course. An inspiring and enjoyable book which will encourage others on their spiritual journey.
Currently Linda is personal assistant to Gary R. Renard, and presents workshops on the Wisdom of True Forgiveness.
She has recently published her book, ‘One Again: A True Story of a Different Kind of Forgiveness,'
A Course in Miracles explained by Kenneth Bok - seeks to be a clear and accessible guide to ACIM, especially for new students.
Roy's site contains many Q and As on discarding the sense of separateness from the essential unity of existence.
ONE The Magazine
ONE is a quarterly online magazine featuring deeply personal accounts of non-dual realization and newsworthy events that exemplify and celebrate our true nature as one.
A second website is dedicated to kundalini awakening.
These websites, created by a transpersonal psychologist and non-dual teacher Bonnie Greenwell are designed to provide essential information to people in a spiritual awakening process. They include essays on the experiences and challenges that can arise when kundalini activates or spiritual awakening produces non-ordinary or mystical experiences. The sites also have annotated book lists related to spiritual awakening, descriptions of Bonnie's new books "The Kundalini Guide" and "The Awakening Guide", and offer services she provides through the web and at Shanti River Center in Ashland, Oregon. They also link to her awakened living blog at shantiriver.wordpress.com and kundaliniguide.blogspot.com.
Jesus: My Autobiography
Channelled by Tina Louise Spalding
I first discovered A Course in Miracles at the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland where I lived for 20 years. Later I started to give workshops on it, publish books and start a website on A Course in Miracles. From time to time I came across channeled books that purported to come from Jesus. They often contained helpful practical teachings but their metaphysics was different from A Course in Miracles and often opposite and the teachings on forgiveness lacked the power of the Course.
This is the first book I have discovered that feels truly authentic and teaches forgiveness and the metaphysics as the Course does.
Reading about Jesus's life made perfect sense and the teachings in the second half of the book reminded me of the power and purpose of forgiveness. What a powerful, compassionate and loving book Tina has brought through.
I find many people find A Course in Miracles a hard read. Now I can direct them to this book as a bridge to A Course in Miracles.
Resta Burnham has taken many of the important themes of A Course in Miracles and poetically rendered them into songs which she accompanies with guitar. The result is calming, healing and inspiring.
You can listen to many sample tracks by clicking on the album covers.
Songs From the Heart by Susan McCullen. A beautiful tape of music and songs based on the Course's teachings. To hear samples click on the link above.
LINKS TO NON-DUALISTIC AND
OTHER RELATED SITES
These sites are not directly concerned with_A Course in Miracles but can contain related and helpful ideas.
Author of 'Born to be
Free'. Teaches from her own deep awakening with humility
Go here to listen and view her satsangs. A good interview on Conscious TV can be seen here.
For a diagram illustration the two spiritual paths Jac refers to go here and here.
.......................... A very clear teacher who
conveys his non-dual wisdom with humour and compassion. Author
of many books. Many talks available to download,
some free. An interview with Adya is available here.
Until the summer of
her fiftieth year, Jan Frazier lived a life typical for a
well-educated, middle-class American woman. Then, in August
2003, she experienced a radical transformation of
consciousness. Fear fell away from her, and she was immersed
in a state of causeless joy that has never left her. While she
has continued her life as writer, teacher, and mother, she has
discovered it is possible to live a richly human life free of
suffering. Her wish now is to communicate the truth that
within every person is a pool of calm well-being that waits
patiently to be stirred to life.
When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening (Weiser Books, 2007) is Jan’s day-by-day account of the shift in consciousness and its alteration of her life.
The Freedom of Being At Ease with What Is. The Freedom of Being invites the earnest seeker to take an honest look at what motivates the spiritual life. Is the deepest longing to become radically free, to directly encounter the truth, to live in the real world without the limitation of mind-generated identity? Or is the longed-for thing simply to live a happier life, to feel better, to suffer less? This book helps the reader to sort out one from the other, and then offers clear, life-changing guidance toward each end.
Opening the Door-Jan Frazier Teachings on Awakening. (eBook only) An eBook collection of essay teachings originally on Jan’s website. The book opens the reader’s awareness to the possibility of a richly human life, beyond what appears possible to the ego and the mind. The teachings point to unresisting present-moment attention, where the truth of existence is known. Jan Frazier’s teachings are drawn from direct experience, relying on no particular tradition or set of beliefs.
Conscious TV. ....................... Contains many interviews of leading teachers including Jac O'Keeffe.
...................... Contains many interviews of leading
teachers including Jac O'Keeffe.
Buddha at the
Gas Pump............. Rick Archer conducts in depth
interviews of people who have had a spiritual awakening. Videos
and a podcast.
Also on YouTube.
Namaste Publishing.................Publishes "THE POWER OF NOW" by Eckhart Tolle. The author explains from personal experience the power of living in the now moment.
"Having access to that formless realm is truly
liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification
with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its
fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the
Unmanifested, the invisible Source of all things, the Being
within all beings. It is a realm of deep stillness and peace,
but also of joy and intense aliveness. Whenever you are present,
you become "transparent" to some extent to the light, the pure
consciousness that emanates from this Source. You also realize
that the light is not separate from who you are but constitutes
your very essence."
Eckhart Tolle Information ..................The site includes quotes, excerpts and reviews of his books. It also features interviews with Eckhart, and articles about him.
The Work Foundation................Publishes the teaching materials of Byron Katie. After experiencing a powerful inner transformation Byron teaches people that what disturbs them in the world is a mirror to what is unhealed in themselves.
"I have simply stopped arguing with reality. How do I know the wind should blow? It's blowing. How do I know this is the highest order? It's happening. Arguing with 'what is' is like teaching a cat to bark. It’s not very fulfilling. I am my friend and no longer confused. The way I know that reality is good is that when I argue the point I experience tension, fear and frustration. I lose - not sometimes, but 100% of the time. It just doesn't feel natural inside: no balance, no connection. I want reality to change? Hopeless. Let me change my thinking. Some of us mentally argue with 'what is.' Others of us attempt to control and change 'what is,' and then tell ourselves and others that we actually had something to do with any apparent change that took place. This leaves no connection or room for God in my life. In the peaceful experience of no opposition to God, I remain aware of my nature: clear, vibrant, a friend, a listener."
Ramana Maharshi..............................Official web site of a teacher of non-duality.
"What is called 'mind' is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all thoughts to arise. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind. Therefore, thought is the nature of mind. Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world. In deep sleep there are no thoughts, and there is no world. In the states of waking and dream, there are thoughts, and there is a world also. Just as the spider emits the thread (of the web) out of itself and again withdraws it into itself, likewise the mind projects the world out of itself and again resolves it into itself. When the mind comes out of the Self, the world appears. Therefore, when the world appears (to be real), the Self does not appear; and when the Self appears (shines) the world does not appear. When one persistently inquires into the nature of the mind, the mind will end leaving the Self (as the residue). What is referred to as the Self is the Atman. The mind always exists only in dependence on something gross; it cannot stay alone. It is the mind that is called the subtle body or the soul (jiva)." From "Who Am I?"
J. Krishnamurti .................................Contains excerpts from his teachings.
"I claim that the truth is a pathless territory. And one cannot approach it by any path, by any religion or sect. This is my point of view, and I hold it absolutely and unconditionally ... Once you have understood this, you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you still do it, it dies, it crystallizes itself and becomes a belief system, a sect, a religion, which will be forced onto others. Everybody throughout the world tries to do that. The truth becomes narrowed and a toy for those who are weak, who are only temporarily dissatisfied. The truth cannot be lowered, but each one has to come up to it. You cannot take the top of the mountain into the valley ..."
from his speech when he dissolved the "Order of the Star"
Nisargadatta Maharaj .........................Comprehensive quotations from 'I Am That'
Discover all you are not. Body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, time, space, being and not-being, this or that - nothing concrete or abstract you can point out to is you. A mere verbal statement will not do - you may repeat a formula endlessly without any result whatsoever. You must watch yourself continuously - particularly your mind - moment by moment, missing nothing. This witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the not-self.
Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment. Co-operate with your destiny, don't go against it, don't thwart it. Allow it to fulfil itself. All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.
'I Am That'
This comprehensive web site on Nisargadatta Maharaj is full of well presented information containing much material on Nisargadatta Maharaj, lists of books and videos, free downloads, quotes and a large collection of photos.
InnerQuest ..........distributes books and videos on authentic self-knowledge
teachings. In the video catalogue is included a remarkable collection of
recordings of Anandamayi Ma, Ammachi, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta
Maharaj, H.W.L. Poonja, J. Krishnamurti, Ramesh Balsekar, Ramakrishna,
Vivekananda, Yogi Ramsuratkumar and many more.[Description from InnerQuest]
Gina has channelled a series of books from Jesus and one from Mother Mary. The practical teachings in these books are closely aligned with A Course in Miracles but the metaphysical teachings are quite different. I particularly valued In the World but Not of It and Ten Teachings for One World - Michael Dawson
Gina Lake is the author of over twenty books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, All Grace, In the World but Not of It, The Jesus Trilogy, A Heroic Life, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, and Choosing Love. She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty-five years’ experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her most recent books were received from Jesus in the same way that Helen Shucman received A Course in Miracles. Gina’s website offers information about her books, online courses, and spiritual mentoring as well as free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.RadicalHappiness.com
Inner Directions Foundation..................An independent and high quality journal committed to presenting articles, profiles, dialogues and reviews underlying the truth at the heart of authentic spiritual and philosophical teachings. Focuses mainly on non-dualistic teachings.
into Awareness (AIA) ezine.............This is an
electronic newsletter dedicated to exploring the nature of
Reality and the experience of Realization. All AIA ezine issues
are distributed free of charge, on an occasional basis (every
8-12 weeks), and include:
* Reflections on Reality and the experience of Realization,
* Wisdom and insight from Awakening-related texts, and
* Q&A exchanges about the experience of Awakening.
Ezine Subscriptions Please send all AIA ezine subscription requests to the following address:
Awakening into Awareness (AIA) is a website, ezine (electronic newsletter), and an online mentoring program
dedicated to exploring the nature of Reality and the experience of Realization. It contains an excellent set of links to relateded web sites