Foundation for A Course in Miracles

MARCH THEME
"The World Is Too Much with Us"
25% OFF

Dr. Kenneth Wapnick was prolific in his teaching and writing. In light of this, the Foundation is grouping selections from Kenneth’s teachings by theme, to be offered in our monthly sales.

Kenneth was fond of quoting the line, “The world is too much with us” (the title of a sonnet by William Wordsworth), to emphasize how we live our lives from a place of mindlessness in reaction to the events of our world. Kenneth sought to help students understand the Course’s radical perspective on the world. The world—made to keep us apart from God—must be understood in terms of the two purposes it can serve. We are all familiar with the first purpose: the ego’s use of the world, which can seem to lead to both highs and lows in reaction to life’s events and circumstances. However, we find very challenging the Course’s radical second purpose: the Holy Spirit’s use of the world as “the royal road to the unconscious,” another line Kenneth was fond of quoting (from Sigmund Freud). In other words, viewed with the Holy Spirit, the world can become our means for making conscious our unconscious choice for the ego thought system, the world, and mindlessness. Only then can we make a different choice, for the Holy Spirit as our Teacher and Guide.

To assist students in their journey through the world, the Foundation offers the following titles for our March sale:

Love Does Not Condemn:
The World, the Flesh and the Devil according to Platonism, Christianity, Gnosticism, and A Course in Miracles

This book is an in-depth exploration of the non-dualistic metaphysics of A Course in Miracles, and its integration with living in this fundamentally illusory world. It discusses how the Course resolves the God-world paradox that has existed in the Western world since the time of Plato—namely, how an imperfect material universe could result from a perfect immaterial Creator. Thus, the context of this exploration is the Platonic and Gnostic themes that have run through Western intellectual and religious history, and the similarities and contrasts between these and the Course.

Book

Regular: $25.00
Sale: $18.75

PDF Book

Regular: $19.00
Sale: $14.25

The World: A Bad Idea

The workshop centers on three ways of looking at the world: as a bad idea—a maladaptive solution to a nonexistent problem; as a better idea—an outside picture of an inward condition; and as the best idea—the real world. The workshop thus begins with an examination of the place the world holds in the ego’s strategy of protecting the mind’s illusory thought of separation by keeping us mindless (i.e., as bodies). It then moves to the Holy Spirit’s correction of forgiveness, which is to see the world as a mere projection of a nonexistent thought system from which we can withdraw our belief. The process of correction culminates in the attainment of the real world, the state beyond the dream that lasts but an instant before we remember God and disappear into the heart of creation.

DVD Video

Regular: $31.00
Sale: $23.25

MP4  Video

Regular: $22.00
Sale: $16.50

Audio CD

Regular: $25.00
Sale: $18.75

MP3 Audio

Regular: $17.00
Sale: $12.75

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The Ego’s World: The Thunder of the Meaningless

PLEASE NOTE: This program also includes The Transformed World (CD/3m175dl).
 
This set includes the previously released seminar, “The Transformed World,” which preceded this Academy class held at the Foundation in 2011. The class contrasts the ego’s meaningless world of separation (mind and body) with the Holy Spirit’s meaningful world of forgiveness. As the ego’s seemingly ferocious thought system of illusion is as ludicrous as a tiny mouse roaring at the universe (T-22.V), its world is indeed the thunder of the meaningless. Its dark clouds are easily dispersed by the gentle smile of the Atonement that teaches nothing happened but an errant thought that had no effect upon reality.

Audio CD

Regular: $47.00
Sale: $35.25

MP3 Audio

Regular: $33.00
Sale: $24.75

The Transformed World

PLEASE NOTE: This program is also included in the larger set The Ego's World: "The Thunder of the Meaningless" (CD/3m177dl).

This 2011 seminar highlights the healing process from the perspective of transforming our perceptions. The Holy Spirit, the great Transformer of perception, teaches us to see the world through the eyes of His all-inclusive vision. He compares for us the two worlds that arise from the mind’s decision for guilt or guiltlessness, asking us to be honest in our fears of losing the guilt-laden world that preserves our separated, special, and exclusive identity. Yet the attraction of the real world is ultimately stronger than our resistance, and its beauty calls us to exchange vision for judgment, forgiveness for attack, love for fear.

DVD Video

Regular: $19.00
Sale: $14.25

MP4  Video

Regular: $13.00
Sale: $9.75

Audio CD

Regular: $15.00
Sale: $11.25

MP3 Audio

Regular: $11.00
Sale: $8.25

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​Living in the World: Prison or Classroom?

At the heart of this week-end workshop, held in Atlanta in July 2003, living in the world according to A Course in Miracles' principle of forgiveness is discussed in the context of our teaching and learning, with special emphasis given to the idea that teaching is demonstration, and we learn what we teach. We demonstrate either the ego's thought system of separation and individuality through the cycles of guilt-attack and attack-defense; or the Holy Spirit's thought system of innocence and defenselessness. The former leads to a perception of the world as a prison, while the latter reflects the shift to perceiving the world as a classroom. The workshop's format integrated lecture, various readings from A Course in Miracles, and questions.

Audio CD

Regular: $50.00
Sale: $37.50

MP3 Audio

Regular: $35.00
Sale: $26.25

​​How Will the World End?

The title of this workshop is taken from the section of the same name in the manual for teachers. This class focuses first on the nature of the world and its purpose in the ego's plan to replace God and His Kingdom, with its crowning achievement being the involvement of God, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus in the solution of problems in the world. In the second part of this workshop, the "ending" of this world is shown to rest on the recognition that it is but the illusion of separation from God and Heaven and that its ending therefore will occur when the need to believe in this illusion is withdrawn through acceptance of the Holy Spirit's forgiveness.

Audio CD

Regular: $13.00
Sale: $9.75

MP3 Audio

Regular: $9.00
Sale: $6.75

The Real World: Our Home Away from Home

This workshop is presented as a journey, beginning with our true home in Heaven, then proceeding to our seeming separation from God into the world, made by the ego as a substitute for Heaven. Following the Course's path of joining with the Holy Spirit or Jesus— through forgiveness—we are then led into the real world. This state of mind, in which all thoughts of separation are gone, is our home away from home, the goal of A Course in Miracles.

Audio CD

Regular: $55.00
Sale: $41.25

MP3 Audio

Regular: $39.00
Sale: $29.25

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