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_A Course in Miracles

Foundation for Inner Peace. Tiburon, California
The
FIP are the publishers of _A Course in Miracles
and are responsible for the translation programme.
On-line mail order.
- The list below is a selection from their on-line catalogue -

BOOKS:

*A Course in Miracles Set
Three volume set:: Volume I, Text, 622 pages; Volume II, Workbook for Students, 478 pages; and Volume III, Manual for Teachers, 88 pages.
*Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, and Practice
An Extension of the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Taken down by Helen Schucman in the same manner as A Course in Miracles, this twenty-three page pamphlet discusses the Course's principles of healing and forgiveness in the context of psychotherapy. Written for professional therapists, the pamphlet nonetheless will be of help to anyone interested in how the Course's theoretical principle of healing˝joining with another through the Holy Spirit˝is applied to the field of psychotherapy.
*The Song of Prayer: Prayer, Forgiveness, Healing
An Extension of the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Taken down by Helen Schucman in the same manner as A Course in Miracles, this twenty-two page pamphlet discusses forgiveness and healing in the context of prayer, contrasting the meaning of true prayer, forgiveness, and healing with their opposites. The process of prayer is described in the pamphlet as "growth in forgiveness," with healing seen as the effect of the mind's undoing of the belief in separation.
*The Gifts of God
The inspired poetry of Dr. Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles. One hundred and fourteen poems written over a ten-year period that share the spiritual content of the Course. Hardcover, 144 pages.
*Concordance for A Course in Miracles
Nearly a decade in preparation, the authorized Concordance of A Course in Miracles is a 1,108-page hardcover volume that contains the location of every major word in the three-volume Course, as well as the two supplements to the Course, "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process, and Practice" and "The Song of Prayer." Each word is shown in context. References are identified by book, chapter, section, paragraph, and sentence numbers.

AUDIO TAPES:

*A Course in Miracles on Audio Tape
Forty-two ninety-minute audio cassettes, approximately 63 hours, containing the complete Course; read by Mr. Jim Stewart, a student of the Course since 1977. Packaged in an attractive blue and gold carrying case.
*Audio Tape: What It Says
A forty minute summary of the principal themes in the Course by Dr. Kenneth Wapnick. Identical to the sound track of the video version of What it Says.

VIDEO TAPES:

*Video Tape: The Story of A Course in Miracles
A 2 1/4-hour documentary film available on video cassette. The first half of this memorable film is the inspiring story of how the Course came to be. Features Dr. William Thetford, and spans a 70-year period in the life of Dr. Helen Schucman, "scribe" of the Course. The second half of the film contains first-hand accounts of various psychologists, business people, educators, physicians, prison inmates, and others who relate how the Course has affected their lives. 
VHS or PAL
*Video Tape: What It Says
A summary of the principal themes in A Course in Miracles by Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, the associate of Dr. Helen Schucman, who has studied the Course since before it was published, and who currently leads workshops and seminars on the content of the Course at the
Foundation for A Course in Miracles.
VHS

RELATED MATERIAL:

*Electronic Version of A Course in Miracles
An electronic version of the Course bundled with a search program. Searches the three volumes of A Course in Miracles and two pamphlets. Allows you to print results and write to a disk file.  CD for Windows, Diskettes for DOS or Macintosh.
*Workbook Lesson Cards
All 365 Workbook (Vol. II) lessons reproduced on heavy-duty 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" cards enabling you to carry your current lesson with you for easy reference throughout the day.




Foundation for_A Course in Miracles«, Temecula, California.
FACIM is the official teaching organisation of the Foundation for Inner Peace
and the copyright-holder of
_A Course in Miracles and all related materials.
Publishes the quarterly Lighthouse newsletter.
On-line mail order.
- The list below is a selection from their on-line catalogue -Kenneth Wapnick

Kenneth Wapnick received his Ph.D. in psychology from Adelphi University. He worked closely with Helen Schucman and William Thetford, the two scribes of A Course in Miracles, and has been writing, teaching and integrating the Course's principles with his practice of psychotherapy since 1973. Ken and his wife Gloria are founders of the "Foundation for A Course in Miracles" in Temecula, California, which is a teaching center for the Course. Both are writers and lecturers.

LINKS to biographical information and excerpted writings of Ken Wapnick

BOOKS:

*Glossary-Index for A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
Study of the Course is facilitated by understanding its vocabulary. Therefore this Glossary-Index was prepared as a study guide for students.
Originally published in 1982, the Glossary-Index first presents a summary of the theory of A Course in Miracles with a listing of all major terms in the Course and the two scribed pamphlets, Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice and The Song of Prayer. This is followed by a glossary of 135 terms along with their most important references in the Course, and an index of more than 800 scriptural references found in the Course, cross-referenced to the Bible.
paperback, 349 pages

*A Talk Given on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
An Introduction

Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.

This book provides an in-depth introduction to the principles of A Course in Miracles. It first explains the central ideas in the ego's thought system of sin, guilt, and fear, and its defenses of denial and projection. Next, the Holy Spirit's thought system of forgiveness is explained, showing specifically how it and the miracle undo the ego's chief defense against the Love of God: special relationships. Included also are chapters on the purpose of Jesus' life, and the story of how the Course came to be written.

*Forgiveness and Jesus
The Meeting Place of A COURSE IN MIRACLES and Christianity

Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.

Many students and would-be students of A Course in Miracles have found the Course's Christian context and emphasis on Jesus problematic, regardless of their own religious background. These problems have interfered with many students' study and understanding of the Course. In response to these difficulties, Forgiveness and Jesus addresses the misunderstandings of traditional Christianity, separating these out from the teachings of the Course, and emphasizes the importance of correcting these errors in the context of the two-thousand-year-old tradition.
Forgiveness and Jesus first discusses in depth the principles of A Course in Miracles, specifically focusing on the dynamics of the ego and the meaning of forgiveness. The book next presents the teachings of Christianity in the light of the principles of the Course, highlighting the similarities and differences. Throughout the book, special attention is given to the application of the Course's principles to important areas in our lives such as injustice, anger, sickness, sexuality, and money. The person of Jesus is also discussed in depth. The Appendix includes an index of names, a subject index, an index of examples, and a scriptural index.

*Awaken from the Dream
Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.

This presentation of the basic ideas of A Course in Miracles serves both as an introduction to those new to the Course, as well as offering its long-time students a unique approach to the Course's teaching of "not making the error real." This important principle cautions the student against using psuedo-problems as a defense against the true problem: separation. Beginning with an original cosmological myth, Awaken from the Dream emphasizes the application of this central teaching˝the foundation of forgiveness˝to our everyday lives, in a spirit of non-opposition and love.

*Absence from Felicity
The Story of HELEN SCHUCMAN and Her Scribing of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This biography of Helen Schucman -- the scribe of A Course in Miracles, dictated by Jesus -- focuses on the lifetime conflict between her spiritual nature and her ego, and the relationship of this conflict to her scribing of the Course. The book includes extensive excerpts from Helen's own recollections, the personal messages she received from Jesus, and her dreams and letters -- all never before in print. Presented here as well is some of the personal instructional material from Jesus. This material constituted an integral part of the original dictation of the Course, which was later removed as directed by Jesus.
Absence from Felicity highlights the process of the Course's scribing, Helen's personal experiences of Jesus, and her relationship with William Thetford, her close friend and psychologist-colleague at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, as well as her collaborator in the scribing of A Course in Miracles. The last part of the book contains reminiscences of Helen by Kenneth Wapnick, the author, which draw upon his intimate relationship with the scribe that spanned the last eight years of her life. Finally, in the context of Helen's experiences, there is a discussion of Jesus which focuses on the appearance and the reality of our relationship with him.

*The Most Commonly Asked Questions about
A COURSE IN MIRACLES

Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
Our purpose in writing this book is to answer the most frequently asked questions that students of A COURSE IN MIRACLES have been asking ever since its publication in 1976. Over the many years we have been teaching the Course, it has become apparent that its radical message has often been a source of much confusion, misunderstanding, and distortion. It is our aim in this book to help clarify -- through this question-and-answer format -- many of the Course's principles in order to facilitate greater understanding and application of its thought system.
(From the Preface)

The questions discussed in this book cover a wide range of topics, among which are the following: the metaphysics of Heaven; the metaphysics of separation; the applications of A Course in Miracles; Jesus; and the form, language, and curriculum of the Course. In addition to concise, yet comprehensive answers, suggested readings in the Course are listed for students interested in further study of the issues.

*The Message of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The Message of A COURSE IN MIRACLES is a two-part work, the purpose of which is to provide a comprehensive overview of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, with discussion and guidelines on how to avoid some common misconceptions of these teachings. Volume One, All Are Called, could indeed carry the subtitle, "What A Course in Miracles Says," while Volume Two, Few Choose to Listen, could be subtitled "What A Course in Miracles Does Not Say." The focus of the first volume is therefore on what the Course actually teaches, while the sequel focuses on the ways in which students have misunderstood A Course in Miracles, not only believing it is teaching something it is not, but also denying what its message truly is.
The first book provides students somewhat acquainted with the teachings of A Course in Miracles with a summary which will help meet their needs for an in-depth presentation of the Course's principles, including a discussion of the practical implications of these principles with regard to religious and spiritual practice, and ethical, moral, and behavioral issues.
The purpose of Few Choose to Listen, as stated in the Introduction is "to guide students in how to avoid certain potential mistakes or confusions as they read, study, and implement into their daily lives the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Such sidestepping of errors will, it is hoped, be of help in clearing the way for the student to be more accessible to the Holy Spirit's 'particular care and guidance' (M-29.2:6)."
Volume One: 380 pages, Volume Two: 239 pages

AUDIO TAPES:

*The Meaning of Forgiveness
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
Forgiveness is the central teaching of A Course in Miracles and has almost universally been misunderstood. In this workshop, its true meaning is explained in contrast to the distortions coming from the world's version, which has made forgiveness into a scourge rather than the path home to God. Through readings and discussion of examples, all forms of victimization are shown to be rooted in the projection of responsibility for our belief that we are separate from God's Love. Forgiveness, therefore, begins with looking at our experiences of victimization with Jesus, who then helps us see both their cause and their healing. These lie only in our mind's decision, either to be joined with his love or to remain separate from it.
One tapes

*The Simplicity of Salvation
An Intensive Overview of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This workshop presents an in-depth summary of the principles of A Course in Miracles, with special emphasis placed on the two levels of the Course's presentation. It also includes a comparison of the Course and Christianity, and the story of how the Course was written.
Eight 90-min. tapes

*Healing the Unhealed Healer
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The discussion in this workshop centers on the characteristics of the unhealed healer, specifically: the investment in seeing differences and separation, making the error real, and depreciating the power of the mind. The healing of the unhealed healer's mind is seen as the willingness to join with Jesus in understanding all forms of sickness and problems to be calls for love mirroring one's own call for love, and then in accepting the Holy Spirit's loving answer to those calls.
Eight 90-min. tapes

*Love Does Not Oppose
Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This workshop discusses the important Course principle of not making the error of our belief in separation real by opposing the many forms of separation encountered in the world. The non-dualistic metaphysics of A Course in Miracles is presented in the context of the myth from Awaken from the Dream. The Course's views of time and special relationships are discussed as well.
Eight 90-min. tapes

*What It Means to Be a Teacher of God
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The discussion in this workshop is in three parts. The first discusses the ten characteristics of a teacher of God that are presented in the manual for teachers. The second discusses the teacher of God's temptation to use magic, which solves problems where they are not -- that is, in the body or the world -- and thus provides a false sense of healing. Finally, true healing is explained as the undoing of our only problem, which is the decision in our minds to be guilty.
Six 90-min. tapes

*The Workbook of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Its Place in the Curriculum - Theory and Practice
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The nature of the workbook and its place in the curriculum of A Course in Miracles are discussed, with specific focus on the metaphysics underlying the lessons. The early lessons are examined to illustrate how Jesus develops his theme of the illusory nature of the external world. The mind-training aspect of the workbook is also explained. While helpful to beginning students, this album will be of particular interest to long-term students.
Eight 90-min. tapes

*THE SONG OF PRAYER: Prayer, Forgiveness, Healing
Workshop on the Pamphlet
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This workshop presents a line-by-line commentary on "The Song of Prayer," the companion pamphlet to A Course in Miracles scribed by Helen Schucman from Jesus. The role of prayer is seen as reflecting the process of our acceptance of the true meaning of Jesus' presence in our lives. Jesus' relationship with Helen is presented as the model for understanding the nature and meaning of prayer.
Ten 90-min. tapes

*The Origin of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This is a presentation of the story of the scribing of A Course in Miracles. It consists of introductory comments, a portion of Tape 8 from "The Simplicity of Salvation," and reflections on Helen Schucman (the scribe) and William Thetford (her collaborator, colleague, and friend)..
One tape

*I Will Be Still an Instant and Go Home
Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This is a collection of a meditation and two talks by Kenneth, and one talk by Gloria and Kenneth -- all given at various Sunday services. They include: a meditation on Jesus; "I Will Be Still an Instant and Go Home"; "Do You Prefer that You Be Right or Happy?"; and "The Treasure of God."
One tape

*Sickness and Healing
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The discussion in this workshop focuses on the mind's decision to be guilty as the cause of all sickness, and the purpose sickness serves in the ego thought system as a defense against God's Love. Healing thus is seen as taking place in the mind rather than the body, and undoes our belief in the reality of guilt. This is accomplished by turning to the Holy Spirit, correcting our original mistake of having turned to the ego, and joining His healing thoughts of forgiveness.
One 30, seven 90-min. tapes

*The Web of Specialness
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
In this workshop, specialness is explained as an attack on God and as a defense against our true Identity as His Son. There is a detailed discussion of the pervasive and insidious patterns of specialness in our lives, and the process of forgiving our specialness through willingness to join with Jesus in looking at it honestly and without judgment.
Twelve 90-min. tapes

*Duality as Metaphor in A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This workshop is a comprehensive study of what is to be taken literally and what is to be taken metaphorically in A Course in Miracles, and the distortions that result from not recognizing this difference between symbol and fact. This is explained in the context of the metaphysics of duality and separation, and what Jesus teaches about the world, joining, forgiveness, prayer, the Holy Spirit, himself, and the only reality: the non-dualistic oneness of God and Christ.
Eight 90-min. tapes

*I Want the Peace of God
Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This commentary on passages from the workbook and the manual focuses on the idea that wanting the peace of God is meaningful only when the decision includes the willingness to look openly with Jesus at our secret wish not to be peaceful, and then with his help choosing against this wish.
One 100-min. tape

*The Experience of A COURSE IN MIRACLES
A Commentary on "Development of Trust"
(Manual for Teachers)
Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
The theme of this workshop, held in September 1998, is the exploration of the six stages in the development of trust discussed in the section, "What Are the Characteristics of God's Teachers?" These stages represent the transitions experienced in the process of shifting one's trust in the ego's offerings to total trust in the offerings of Jesus or the Holy Spirit, culminating in the attainment of the real world. The emphasis throughout the workshop is on students' experience of this process of the Course, rather than on the simple intellectual mastery of its principles.
Seven 90-min and one 60-min tapes

VIDEO TAPES:

*The Real World
A Two-Hour Edited Workshop on A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This workshop focuses on the process of attaining the real world. Beginning with a basic explanation of the metaphysics of A Course in Miracles, Gloria and Kenneth Wapnick discuss the ego's wrong-minded correction through the Holy Spirit's forgiveness. The culmination of this process is the real world -- the state of mind in which both the problem and the answer disappear, leaving only the memory of God's Love, exemplified in our world by Jesus.
This video is a two-hour edited version of V-3. Interspersed throughout the workshop are excerpts of an interview with Gloria and Kenneth. Audience questions have not been included in this version.
This workshop was held at the Foundation's Academy and Retreat Center in June 1994.
VHS &PAL (non-US)

*Seek Not to Change the Course
Reflections on A COURSE IN MIRACLESGloria and Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.
This seminar presents some of the more common misunderstandings of A Course in Miracles. Among the topics covered are the centrality of the Course's non-dualistic metaphysics in understanding its practical teachings on forgiveness, and the importance of students allowing themselves to expand to the Course's level, rather than scaling it down to theirs, which can only lead to a distortion of the Course's teachings.
The program on this video tape consists of a 75-minute discussion of some common misunderstandings about the Course, followed by a 60-minute session of questions and answers. Among the more important themes covered is the centrality of the Course's teaching that God did not create the world, and the application of this principle to the Course's teaching on forgiveness.
This presentation took place in La Mirada, California, on June 10, 1986.
(Audio tapes of the video available.)
VHS &PAL (non-US)


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