From a reader….
St Joe’s has announced that they will be offering a course in Attitudinal Healing this month. Attitudinal Healing and “A Course in Miracles (ACIM)” are essentially the same – (see Women of Grace link)The St Joe’s announcement references Gerald Jampolsky. This is Gerald.He founded the first International Center for Attitudinal Healing“Fr. Groeschel stated that he believed that ACIM founder Helen Shucman’s experience with the channeled “spirit” was possibly a true diabolic manifestation. According to Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s point of view, “A Course In Miracles served to undermine authentic Christianity more effectively than just about any other work he could recall.”
- ACIM/AH link
- ACIM info
- ACIM info
- “The teachings of A Course in Miracles [claims] that: Jesus was NOT God, the devil does not exist, and there’s no such thing as evil, or “sin” especially original sin, that man’s fall from Grace in the Garden of Eden never happened- (preface, pg. xiii) and that Holy Scripture cannot be trusted, as Christ’s apostles misinterpreted his message and taught in error. (text pgs. 94 & 95) Everything you see around you is an illusion,(lesson #14 and throughout) that sin and guilt are not real but, “solely an invention in your own mind”(lesson #70) that, you can neither hurt others, nor be hurt (text pg. 96 and throughout). that “you can and should deny any belief that error can hurt you”. the false promise that: if you see your neighbor as sinless, “you will be released entirely from all effects of sin” (text pg. 474) that “the reality of everything is total harmlessness” (text pg. 158) . that you alone are the sole cause of anything hurtful that’s ever happened to you (lesson #23, #304, and throughout) . that, “The world you see has nothing to do with reality. It is of your own making, and it does not exist.”(lesson #14 and throughout) ”  One of the more startling teachings within the course as “the 14th lesson, which is to be accepted as true by the student, reads as follows: “With eyes closed, think of all the horrors in the world that cross your mind. Name each one as it occurs to you, and then deny its’ reality. God did not create it, and so it is not real. Say for example: God did not create that war, and so it is not real. God did not create that airplane crash, and so it is not real. God did not create that disaster, and so it is not real. Suitable subjects for the application of today’s idea also include: Anything you are afraid might happen to you, or to anyone about whom you are concerned.” Another startling teaching for anyone familiar with the gospel of Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30 is the teaching included in the teachers manual that states, “helpers are given you in many forms. their names are LEGION.”