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A Course in Miracles with Allen Watson
Study the Text; Share YOUR Experiences
Times: Tuesday morning, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
No meetings during June, July, or August
Place: Unity of Portland Church, Teen Room (downstairs), 4525 SE Stark Street
Cost: Love offering; suggested donation $10, or whatever seems appropriate
A Course in Miracles is a set of three books, sold in a single volume, first published in 1976. The Course as a whole sets forth a curriculum for mind training. It emphasizes application rather than theory. Its preface states, "Although Christian in statement, the Course deals with universal spiritual themes." It presents a carefully planned spiritual training program, intended to help us remember our true Identity as God's perfect creation, through the means of forgiveness practiced in our daily relationships. Some have called it a course in spiritual psychology, since the Course makes free use of many psychological concepts and terms such as denial, projection, and dissociation.
These study groups are suitable both for people unfamiliar with the Course, and for current Course students seeking a deeper connection with the Course's thought system. You can "jump in" at any point; there is no need to wait to begin at Chapter 1, since at the leisurely pace of these groups you'd be waiting for up to 7 years! Allen welcomes basic questions from new students at any class.
Allen Watson has been a student of the Course since 1985. He has been a teacher of the Course since 1987. Allen was a principle teacher with the Circle of Atonement, Sedona, Arizona, from 1993 to June, 2006. He has led workshops on the Course around the country, and in England. He has authored, or co-authored, more than a dozen books derived from the teachings of the Course (listed below). He has been leading a study group based on ACIM in Portland since 1999.
Course books are required for the class. Since 2017, the group has been using the Complete and Annotated Edition of the Course, published by the Circle of Atonement. Students support the class on a love offering basis.
Text: A Course in Miracles, of course! Allen will supply written commentary on the Text passages being studied.
Allen's books, including those written with Robert Perry, are available through http://www.circlepublishing.org):
A Healed Mind Does Not Plan: How to let go of self-instigated plans and decisions and leave our lives in God's Hands.
Through Fear to Love: Healing our perception of the world that results from our fearful self-perception.
The Journey Home: A sequential description of the spiritual journey as seen in the Course.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About JUDGMENT But Were Too Busy Doing It To Notice
The Certainty of Salvation: An antidote to feelings of discouragement, impatience, despair and doubt.
What Is Death? The nature of death as seen in the Course, and how to apply its insights to our lives.
I Need Do Nothing: Finding the Quiet Center
Seeing the Bible Differently: How A Course in Miracles Views the Bible
A Workbook Companion, Volumes I and II: Commentaries on the daily lessons from ACIM.
The Answer is a Miracle: Clears up the confusion about what a miracle really is, and how all of us can perform them
Let Me Remember You: God in A Course in Miracles: Regaining a sense of God's relevance and immediacy
Bringing the Course to Life: How to Unlock the Meaning of A Course in Miracles for Yourself
Website of the Circle of Atonement: http://www.circleofa.org