In 1965, Dr. Helen Schucman heard an inner voice that would spark the writing of a modern spiritual classic: “This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.” Officially published in 1976, A Course in Miracles has profoundly impacted the lives of millions of students around the globe and continues to grow in popularity each year.
What many students don’t know, however, is that Helen’s original handwritten notes for the Course – which have remained hidden for decades – contain approximately 45,000 words that are not included in the original book. For almost ten years, Course scholar Robert Perry and his colleagues at the Circle of Atonement have worked to carefully transcribe these notes and the result is a new version of A Course in Miracles that – for the first time – contains the source material in its entirety.
Within this Complete and Annotated (CE) edition, readers will not only experience the Course’s wisdom exactly as Dr. Schucman recorded it, but students will also find extensive footnotes that clarify challenging passages plus an appendix of 33 cameo essays that outline ways to apply these teachings in everyday life. An important milestone in the history of A Course in Miracles, the CE edition is a valuable resource for generations of current and future students of this true spiritual masterpiece.
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- Video 1: The Teaching of A Course in Miracles (1 hour)
- Video 2: The Program of A Course in Miracles (75 minutes)
- Video 3: The Need for a New Edition of the Course and How it Was Made (45 minutes)
- A total of six handouts that walk you through the content of each video.
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“Among the most important spiritual writings in the history of humankind.”
“With each turn of the page you will find a treasure trove of insights and inspiration. The remarkable and life-enhancing wisdom in this edition is a gift beyond price. It is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended.”
If you already own A Course in Miracles, why would you need a new edition?
So much of what draws us to A Course in Miracles and grants it such authority in the eyes of students is its apparent otherworldly origin, the fact that it was received, word for word, by a self-professed atheist. What we typically don’t realize, however, is the amount of editing that went into the Course as we have known it, especially in its early chapters.
The Course went through several editing processes before being published in 1976, resulting in the removal of 45,000 words. This editing also meant that only 20% of the sentences remaining in the first four chapters retained their original wording.
What was edited out? It appears the editing targeted references to specific things in the world. As a result, Jesus’ attempts to clarify his new ideas with illustrations, analogies, real-life examples, and comparisons to existing ideas were largely removed. Thus, a vital bridge into his new and unfamiliar world of thought was lost.
In the Complete Edition (CE), we have restored the vast majority of both the missing words and the original wording.
This brings you into much more direct contact with the pristine inspiration that gave birth to the Course. It also restores that bridge into Jesus’ thought system, allowing you greater practical grasp of what is being said.
In addition, we have also added other key elements to the CE. We have included extensive footnotes to aid comprehension and appreciation. We have included an appendix of 33 cameo essays that feature personal instruction Jesus gave to scribes Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford to help apply his teachings in daily life.
The goal of the CE, then, is to be both more true to the original dictation and more practical, understandable, and user-friendly. And these qualities seem to be behind the enthusiastic and heartwarming feedback we have been receiving since its release.
Selections from the Complete and Annotated Edition
You are invited to view and download this sample content from the Complete and Annotated (CE) Edition of A Course in Miracles.
What Is A Course in Miracles?
Workbook Lessons 221-228
Cameo Essay 28
Introduction to the Complete and Annotated Edition
Manual Sections 1-3
Text Chapter 4 sample
Cameo Essay 9