20 May Reading the ACIM Urtext There is considerable debate in the ACIM community about which version of the text and workbook students. 13 Jan The Urtext Manuscripts predate all other editions of the . a “definitive edition” of A Course in Miracles with a dedication to accuracy being a. Later in that same year, an even earlier version, called the Urtext, also became available on the Internet. Both versions showed that the Course as we knew it.

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The Course began with: It talks, for example, about sex and encourages miracle workers to get this right.

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As part of the proceedings, I was deposed by Endeavor’s attorney, who asked me, among other things, about the manuscripts. Hi Tony, Thanks for all your hard work — and your persistence! And, of course, sex between bodies is no more real than the bodies themselves. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The early chapters of the first edition are sort of. The Endeavor group has also included Matthew’s gospel in the Wcim, because they have always held thatt the Course and the Bible are the same.

ACIM Urtext – Sean Reagan

So that is why there are fifty principles. I would also like to ask you a favor: Wapnick did a good job. I sincerely believe that the FIP edition of the Course, which has proven to be aicm effective for forty years, will continue to help countless people find the peace of God and salvation.

For example, every student has to take a foreign language, math, or science, or history — whatever. For a number of reasons, none of this material belonged in the published version. So she wrote down things that are frankly wrong.

Wapnick claims that it needed further editing with chapter titles and such. The latest one, called “A Course of Love,” is being promoted as a “continuation” of the Course. In fact, in a vision the stranger appears, and after a while Helen recognizes him as Jesus. I’ll do that now. I think it was not so much about what she was taking down, although that certainly made her uncomfortable, but rather it was about the very process of all of this coming from Jesus.


In this sense — over and above the personal material — some editing was called for. Helen Schucman with Jesus was always the editor, and the only one. Not far afield from what was helpful to Helen, but certainly far afield from the teaching. It has also been falsely stated and believed by many that Ken Wapnick edited the final version of the Course.

I am most familiar with the urtext manuscripts that are edited with added appendices by Doug Thompson. This “stranger” said to her, “Don’t do anything with this yet. The Cayce material, for those of you who do not know it, contains some rather brilliant teachings, but written in a very archaic, awkward style. This is not the case in the first four chapters, however.

And, again, the discussion could sometimes go a little far afield. While the overarching conflict is not so important, the version that you choose does in fact matter largely because you want to be sure that you are using one that works for you.

Your comment is healthy and fine and welcome! She was incredibly accurate when her ego was not in the way, however, and that is why the pure teaching of the Course is what it is. That, then, is how all this material got out. That is also completely false. The wording in it makes it easier for him to try to advance his wish to turn A Course in Miracles into a religion, which it is not.

In urtest, I find it curious at the least, and also very interesting, that people have harped so much about editing that was done mostly in the first five chapters of the Course, when the Text alone has wcim one chapters!

So there is still a kind of a treasure field here for us to mine, but Helen would just like me to apologize to everyone if the writing is not up to what is found later. And Helen was always very ashamed of them. In the end, it always comes back to forgiveness.


He then had Helen read Cayce, and actually took her, in spite of her objections and protests — almost literally yelling and screaming — to Virginia Beach to meet Hugh Lynn Cayce, who acjm Edgar Cayce’s son. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver.

Also, most Course students have the experience at one aci or another of realizing that they have to go beyond the text and workbook. In one of her visions that antedated the Courseshe saw herself come upon a piece of machinery in a rowboat that was beached on shore.

Other people got involved in the editing and publishing — Kenneth Wapnick, Judith Skutch. And then there are other courses that are elective — that a student can elect to take.

ACIM Urtext

The ideas don’t flow nicely one from the other, as one finds later, but the ideas and statements here are incredible in terms of containing the entirety of the thought system of the Courseeven if it is not necessarily expressed nicely, and at times even obtusely. First of all, I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know two of the original members of FIP, Ken who made his transition a year and a half ago and Judy. Thank you again for your loving presence in our lives. Gently and respectfully, I stand by belief that the differences pale before the similarities.

His one contribution to editing the Course was to combine two of the miracles principles found at the beginning of the Course into one, so there would be 50 of them axim of There also was material that was an attempt to help them bridge the gap between the very conservative, psychoanalytic psychology that they both believed and the psychology xcim the Course.