Helen's Notes~Dialogues with Jesus
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Subtitle: The Scribing of the First Eight Chapters of A Course in Miracles
We are blessed with the ability and direction to make the first 8 chapters of the unabridged notes of Helen Schucman available in printed form. It will stand alone in its significance and will also serve as a companion to any edition of A Course In Miracles.
The notes show us, the loving and corrective nature of Jesus in his relationship with Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course In Miracles and Bill Thetford, who helped Helen make ACIM available to the world. They demonstrate not only that a very real and personal relationship with both Jesus and the Holy Spirit, is available to us but that no matter what state of mind we seem to be in, upon our invitation, HE and his love for us is always at hand.
For those not familiar with A Course In Miracles, in 1965 two Columbia University, NY, research psychologists, Dr’s Bill Thetford and Helen Schucman, tired of the dysfunction which permeated their personal and professional relationships, agreed there must be “a better way.”
Approximately four months later, an “inner Voice” heard by and identified by Helen as the voice of Jesus, said, "This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.” Helen, shaken by this event, asked Bill for advice. To his credit, Bill counseled her to do just that, suggesting they both review and discuss the material given together.
The notes began with the promise, “You will see miracles through your hands through Me.”
As Helen received the dictation she wrote it down… some in longhand and some in her own personalized version of shorthand. Helen would read Bill her notes, often being given further dictation as she read to Bill. Bill would type out the notes including the extra verbal dictation given.
This dictation given through Helen by Jesus and including Helen’s responses and reactions to his thought, were included in Bill’s original typed text which came to be known as the Urtext.
Throughout the period of time it took for Jesus to complete his discourse and instructions which became the published version of A Course In Miracles, the communication between Jesus and Helen contained not only direction for the generalized Course but also clarification and very personal information, guidance and instruction.
The nature of this personal communication and direction is seen in these notes.
Jesus offers Helen constant reassurance as he gently addresses and corrects her own personal perceptual disorders, fears and guilt while also addressing those of man and mankind in general.By As Received by Helen Schucman Through the Christ Mind of Jesus of Nazareth