A Course in Miracles (ACIM)is one of the most renowned and influential books within the area of spiritual development. It is about how we through training can learn to see through our ego-conditioned perception of reality and to attain our natural state of being, unconditional love.
This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.
The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
There are hundreds of courses on ACIM, so why another one ?
Hundreds of books, courses and web sites about ACIM have been published over the years. As ACIM is quite extensive (the three books have in total 1200 pages), and can by many be experienced as difficult, theoretical and philosophical, many of these books and courses are offered in order to help "ACIM students" to understand and be able to practice the message of ACIM.
So why has this course, A PS Perspective on ACIM, been added to the long list of already existing ones?
In addition to four sections introducing the view of reality presented in ACIM, A PS Perspective on ACIM also presents all 365 ACIM lessons in text and streaming audio, and after many of the lessons I have commented the lesson from a psychological perspective. There are also many exercises from Cognitive Psychosynthesis, that can enhance and deepen the inner change ACIM strives to accomplish.
In my work as a Psychosynthesis Therapist I often use material from old spiritual traditions and sources, as this has always been a part of the history of Psychosynthesis. I have therefore added material of this kind in many of my comments and clarifications.
The extensive study material that is used in the coaching group A PS Perspective on ACIM has also been made available as a self-study
e-course, which you can buy here and immediately download after the purchase.
The e-course has 85 sections, 76 of which presents ACIMs 365 lessons in text and streaming audio together with my comments, the "psychological perspective".
The other 9 sections are about the message and the world view of ACIM and include 6 Psychosynthesis Visualizations on mp3 files. You can listen to these streaming
on-line or download them to you computer or mp3 player.
In the course material 10 meditations will also be presented, where you will be asked to reflect on your level of progress in your spiritual awakening, by meditating on an image, and on three short poems.
James Twyman has composed a song for each lesson, and YouTube links to these have been included in this course, at each lesson.
Click on the video to the left, to listen to one of James' other songs.
Many of the lessons of ACIM have also been used by Alisa Amor as the lyrics for the music album "In Every Heartbeat".
You can listen on-line to these songs in connection to a number of the lessons. You can also buy or download the CD from http://miraclesong.org.
Click on the video here to the left, to listen to a sample.
Watch a short video about the e-course A PS Perspective on ACIM:
PS Therapist Lars Gimstedt, 7 min (The video is on YouTube as well. Look at our other videos.)
Look at an excerpt of the course! __ (The first section of 85.)
After purchase, you will immediately come to the on-line e-course. Save the page as a bookmark. You will also get an
e-mail with a link to the course.
Sign up for newsletters specifically about A PS Perspective on ACIM, and become continually informed about updates of the course, based on feed-back / recurring questions from those taking the course.
Immediately after sign-up, you will receive an e-mail with a link to a movie from 2010 about A Course in Miracles.
( Note: This sign-up form is not the same as the one on the page Newsletters, which has a similar form, for the general newsletters fromPsykosyntesForum. If you sign up there as well, you will get access to free bonus material worth $ 600+ ! )
ACIM speaks repeatedly of the Choice, the choice between letting fear reign or letting love reign. The choice between ego-thoughts and "True Thinking", or "Right-mindedness". ACIM came about as a book from such a choice, when Helen Schucman, the scribe, exclaimed to her colleague Bill Thetford, as a reaction of frustration over work place conflicts that had become entrenched, "There must be another way!" and both of them answered with choosing to try to see the situation in a new way.
The board game Miracle Choice focuses on this Choice - watch a video about the philosophy around this:
About the philosophy around The Choice, 10 minutes.
(Right-click here to down-load thevideo,
right-click here to down-load apdf print-out,)
"This is a manual for a special curriculum, intended for teachers of a special form of the universal course. There are many thousands of other forms, all with the same outcome. They merely save time." (M1.4)
Eckard Tolle, in his teachings, also offers "a special curriculum", which works well as a complement to ACIM. Watch for example this video:
Another "special curriculum", that I personally believe originates from the same Source as ACIM,
is A Course of Love.
The version shown here is a combined volume of the three books A Course of Love, The Treaties of A Course of Love and The Dialogues of A Course of Love.
I am a student of ACIM and have been involved with the course for many years. I also have a diploma in Psychosynthesis.
Over time I have incorporated both when leading groups.
But, in the last four years I haven't found the time to experience my deep connection with both, and by enrolling in your on line course I already found the first visualization extremely beneficial. Looking forward to more insightful journeys.