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What is ACIM?

What is ACIM?

What it is.ACIM Book Cover

Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or "the Course") is a self-study curriculum for achieving spiritual enlightenment.

It is considered by some to be a short cut to the fast lane for spiritual awakening... it is not a religion, although it does use Christian terminology to teach a totally non-compromising thought system some refer to as non-dualism.

There is now an app for the iPhone for ACIM and also electronic versions of it available here.

A Course in Miracles has been translated into nineteen different languages with many more translations underway.

One of the unique things about the Course is that you do not need to believe anything is says to benefit from doing the workbook lessons.

Background

A Course in Miracles was scribed by Helen Schucman with assistance from Bill Thetford. In the beginning, the Voice (Jesus) described them as scribes.

In 1983, control of the copyright was transferred to the FACIM as headed by Ken Wapnick.

The Text contains the largest volume of material--containing 31 chapters--and discusses the theory upon which A Course in Miracles is based.

The Workbook contains 365 lessons, which are designed to be used daily to help a student practice applying the principles set forth in the text.

You don't have to believe it!

One of the unique things about the Course is that you do not need to believe anything is says to benefit from doing the workbook lessons.

Here is a quote from the Course that discusses this:

"Some of the ideas the workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.

"Remember only this; you need not believe the ideas, you need not accept them, and you need not even welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter, or decrease their efficacy. But do not allow yourself to make exceptions in applying the ideas the workbook contains, and whatever your reactions to the ideas may be, use them. Nothing more than that is required." (Workbook, p. 2)

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