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A Course in Miracles | Book

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.

Author: Helen Schucman


Chapter 1

The Meaning of Miracles

I. Principles of Miracles II. Revelation, Time & Miracles III. Atonement & Miracles IV. The Escape from Darkness V. Wholeness & Spirit VI. The Illusion of Needs VII. Distortions of Miracle Impulses

Chapter 2

The Separation & the Atonement

I. The Origins of Separation II. The Atonement as Defense III. The Altar of God IV. Healing as Release from Fear V. The Function of the Miracle Worker

A. Special Principles of Miracle Workers VI. Fear & Conflict VII. Cause & Effect VIII. The Meaning of the Last Judgement

Chapter 3

Innocent Perception

I. Atonement without Sacrifice II. Miracles as True Perception III. Perception versus Knowledge IV. Error & the Ego V. Beyond Perception VI. Judgement & the Authority Problem VII. Creating versus the Self-Image

Chapter 4

The Illusions of the Ego


I. Right Teaching & Right Learning II. The Ego & False Autonomy III. Love without Conflict IV. This Need Not Be V. The Ego-Body Illusion VI. The Rewards of God VII. Creation & Communication

Chapter 5

Healing & Wholeness


I. The Invitation to the Holy Spirit II. The Voice for God III. The Guide to Salvation IV. Teaching & Healing V. The Ego's Use of Guilt VI. Time & Eternity VII. The Decision for God

Chapter 6

The Lessons of Love


I. The Message of the Crucifixion II. The Alternative to Projection III. The Relinquishment of Attack IV. The Only Answer V. The Lessons of the Holy Spirit A. To Have, Give All to All

B. To Have Peace, Teach Peace to Learn It

C. Be Vigilant Only for God & His Kingdom

Chapter 7

The Gifts of the Kingdom

I. The Last Step II. The Law of the Kingdom III. The Reality of the Kingdom IV. Healing as the Recognition of Truth V. Healing & the Changelessness of Mind VI. From Vigilance to Peace VII. The Totality of the Kingdom VIII. The Unbelievable Belief IX. The Extension of the Kingdom X. The Confusion of Pain & Joy

XI. The State of Grace

Chapter 8

The Journey Back

I. The Direction of the Curriculum II. The Difference between Imprisonment & Freedom III. The Holy Encounter IV. The Gift of Freedom V. The Undivided Will of the Sonship VI. The Treasure of God VII. The Body as a Means of Communication VIII. The Body as Means or End IX. Healing as Corrected Perception

Chapter 9

The Acceptance of the Atonement

I. The Acceptance of Reality II. The Answer to Prayer III. The Correction of Error IV. The Holy Spirit's Plan of Forgiveness V. The Unhealed Healer VI. The Acceptance of Your Brother VII. The Two Evaluations VIII. Grandeur versus Grandiosity

Chapter 10

The Idols of Sickness


I. At Home in God II. The Decision to Forget III. The God of Sickness IV. The End of Sickness V. The Denial of God

Chapter 11

God or the Ego


I. The Gifts of Fatherhood II. The Invitation to Healing III. From Darkness to Light IV. The Inheritance of God's Son V. The "Dynamics" of the Ego VI. Waking to Redemption VII. The Condition of Reality VIII. The Problem & the Answer

Chapter 12

The Holy Spirits Curriculum

I. The Judgement of the Holy Spirit II. The Way to Remember God III. The Investment in Reality IV. Seeking & Finding V. The Sane Curriculum VI. The Vision of Christ VII. Looking Within VIII. The Attraction of Love for Love

Chapter 13

The Guiltless World


I. Guiltlessness & Invulnerability II. The Guiltless Son of God III. The Fear of Redemption IV. The Function of Time V. The Two Emotions VI. Finding the Present VII. Attainment of the Real World VIII. From Perception to Knowledge IX. The Cloud of Guilt X. Release from Guilt

XI. The Peace of Heaven

Chapter 14

Teaching for Truth


I. The Conditions of Learning II. The Happy Learner III. The Decision for Guiltlessness IV. Your Function in the Atonement V. The Circle of Atonement VI. The Light of Communication VII. Sharing Perception with the Holy Spirit VIII. The Holy Meeting Place IX. The Reflection of Holiness X. The Equality of Miracles

XI. The Test of Truth

Chapter 15

The Holy Instant

I. The Two Uses of Time II. The End of Doubt III. Littleness versus Magnitude IV. Practicing the Holy Instant V. The Holy Instant & Special Relationships VI. The Holy Instant & the Laws of God VII. The Needless Sacrifice VIII. The Only Real Relationship IX. The Holy Instant & the Attraction of God X. The Time of Rebirth

XI. Christmas as the End of Sacrifice

Chapter 16

The Forgiveness of Illusions

I. True Empathy II. The Power of Holiness III. The Reward of Teaching IV. The Illusion and the Reality of Love V. The Choice for Completion VI. The Bridge to the Real World VII. The End of Illusions

Chapter 17

Forgiveness & the Holy Relationship

I. Bringing Fantasy to Truth II. The Forgiven World III. Shadows of the Past IV. The Two Pictures V. The Healed Relationship VI. Setting the Goal VII. The Call for Faith VIII. The Conditions of Peace

Chapter 18

The Passing of the Dream

I. The Substitute Reality II. The Basis of the Dream III. Light in the Dream IV. The Little Willingness V. The Happy Dream VI. Beyond the Body VII. I Need Do Nothing VIII. The Little Garden IX. The Two Worlds

Chapter 19

The Attainment of Peace

I. Healing & Faith II. Sin versus Error III. The Unreality of Sin IV. The Obstacles to Peace A. The First Obstacle:

The Desire to Get Rid of It

i. The Attraction of Guild

B. The Second Obstacle:

The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers

i. The Attraction of Pain

C. The Third Obstacle:

The Attraction of Death

i. The Incorruptible Body

D. The Fourth Obstacle:

The Fear of God

i. The Lifting of the Veil

Chapter 20

The Vision of Holiness

I. Holy Week II. The Gift of Lilies III. Sin as an Adjustment IV. Entering the Ark V. Heralds of Eternity VI. The Temple of the Holy Spirit VII. The Consistency of Means & End VIII. The Vision of Sinlessness

Chapter 21

Reason & Perception


I. The Forgotten Song II. The Responsibility for Sight III. Faith, Belief, & Vision IV. The Fear to Look Within V. The Function of Reason VI. Reason versus Madness VII. The Last Unanswered Questions VIII. The Inner Shift

Chapter 22

Salvation & the Holy Relationship


I. The Message of the Holy Relationship II. Your Brother's Sinlessness III. Reason & the Forms of Error IV. The Branching of the Road V. Weakness & Defensiveness VI. The Light of the Holy Relationship

Chapter 23

The War Against Yourself


I. The Irreconcilable Beliefs II. The Laws of Chaos III. Salvation without Compromise IV. Above the Battleground

Chapter 24

The Goal of Specialness


I. Specialness as a Substitute for Love II. The Treachery of Specialness III. The Forgiveness of Specialness IV. Specialness versus Sinlessness V. The Christ in You VI. Salvation from Fear VII. The Meeting Place

Chapter 25

The Justice of God


I. The Link to Truth II. The Savior from the Dark III. Perception and Choice IV. The Light You Bring V. The State of Sinlessness VI. The Special Function VII. The Rock of Salvation VIII. Justice Returned to Love IX. The Justice of Heaven

Chapter 26

The Transition

I. The "Sacrifice" of Oneness II. Many Forms; One Correction III. The Borderland IV. Where Sin Has Left V. The Little Hindrance VI. The Appointed Friend VII. The Laws of Healing VIII. The Immediacy of Salvation IX. For They Have Come X. The End of Injustice

Chapter 27

The Healing of the Dream

I. The Picture of Crucifixion II. The Fear of Healing III. Beyond All Symbols IV. The Quiet Answer V. The Healing Example VI. The Witnesses to Sin VII. The Dreamer of the Dream VIII. The "Hero" of the Dream

Chapter 28

The Undoing of Fear

I. The Present Memory II. Reversing Effect & Cause III. The Agreement to Join IV. The Greater Joining V. The Alternate to Dreams of Fear VI. The Secret Vows VII. The Ark of Safety

Chapter 29

The Awakening

I. The Closing of the Gap II. The Coming of the Guest III. God's Witnesses IV. Dream Roles V. The Changeless Dwelling Place VI. Forgiveness & the End of Time VII. Seek Not Outside Yourself VIII. The Anti-Christ IX. The Forgiving Dream

Chapter 30

The New Beginning


I. Rules for Decision II. Freedom of Will III. Beyond All Idols IV. The Truth behind Illusions V. The Only Purpose VI. The Justification for Forgiveness VII. The New Interpretation VIII. Changeless Reality

Chapter 31

The Final Vision

I. The Simplicity of Salvation

II. Walking with Christ

III. The Self-Accused

IV. The Real Alternative

V. Self-Concept versus Self

VI. Recognizing the Spirit

VII. The Savior's Vision

VIII. Choose Once Again


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