T-22.III commentary has been uploaded, for study in a couple of weeks. Please download and print your own copy, if you can..
I have uploaded the commentary on Chapter 22, Sections I & II: "The Undoing of Differences" and "Christ Reborn into His Ancient Home." This will be our subject of study in a week or two. This coming Tuesday, February 7, we will be studying the final sections of Chapter 21.
I have uploaded the commentary for Chapter 21, Section VII, "The Last Unanswered Question. This is an unusually long section in the Complete Edition, because it combines what was two sections (VII and VIII) in the FIP edition. We will certainly spend two or maybe even three weeks covering it.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 17, at 10:30 to 12:30. We will be covering Section VI, "What Reason Tells You."
Latest news on the shipment of the Complete Edition of ACIM is that it has finished printing and has been shipped to Amazon.com for distribution. Amazon will split it out to their various distribution centers, and then the individual deliveries wlll begin. This could be as little as a few days from now to a week or more. We don't know for sure. Robert Perry had a single copy FedExed to himself from the printer, and posted a picture of it:
I have uploaded the commentary on T-21.VI, "What Reason Tells You" ("Reason versus Madness" in the FIP edition). Meetings resume tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3. We will be studying this section.
I've uploaded a new commentary on T-21.V. This will be for future use; this coming Tuesday, we'll be studying T-21.IV.
There will be NO STUDY GROUP MEETINGS on December 20 or 27, due to the holidays. After the meeting on Dec 13, our next meeting will be on January 3.
Please note that starting with last week's commentary, I have begun using the recently announced "Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles," to be released in January by the Circle of Atonement. See http://acim.circleofa.org for more information about this edition, and to pre-order. (Study group members: We should pre-order as a group to save considerably on shipping costs.)
I am still working things out as to referencing within the commentary, because the CE (Complete Edition) has chosen different breaking points between paragraphs from the standard edition by the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP). For now, I've chosen to give references in both formats, following each with (CE) or (FIP) as appropriate. I will try to be consistent in this as long as anyone is using the FIP edition in our group. I do encourage everyone in the study group to purchase a copy of the new edition.
I’d like to recommend the New, Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles, based on original handwritten notes, from the Circle of Atonement: http://www.acim.circleofa.org
I helped in a small way with the proof-reading of this new edition, and I’m excited to recommend it to anyone interested in A Course in Miracles. I wrote this endorsement, which appears on the website:
The definitive edition of the CourseRobert Perry has done students of ACIM an invaluable service. This is the edition of the Course I have wanted for years—ever since I realized that the words of Jesus given to Helen Schucman had been edited. I wanted to know what he said, not what someone else thought he should have said. It turns out it makes an incredible difference. Not that it changes the central message of A Course in Miracles—no, not that. But it makes it much clearer. It changes the emphasis in many places (the emphasis Jesus’ voice had, which Helen and Bill recorded in ALL CAPS in their typescript, is here preserved with subtle underlining) and in a few instances completely flips the sense of a sentence. This is the original stuff! To Course students, opening this edition is like a Bible scholar finding a first-century Greek manuscript of one of the gospels.
Add to that all the material from the original notes that was totally left out of the popular edition of the Course, cross references, Bible references, explanatory footnotes, and Robert Perry’s illuminating cameo essays about that extra material, and you have a book that Course students will treasure and study passionately. This is the definitive edition of A Course in Miracles. I intend to use the Circle Edition in all my study groups from now on.
— Allen Watson, author of A Workbook Companion: Commentaries on the Workbook for Students from ‘A Course in Miracles’
I've uploaded the commentary on T-21.III, "Faith, Belief, and Vision." We'll be studying this section in a week or two. Next Tuesday morning, November 8, we will be studying T-21.II. The commentary for that was uploaded a while ago. Please print out your own copies, if you can.
I've uploaded the commentary on T-21.II, "The Responsibility for Sight." We'll be studying this section in a week or two. Next Tuesday morning, October 18, we will begin Chapter 21 with the Introduction and Section I. The commentary for that was uploaded a while ago. Please print out your own copies, if you can.
Author: allen watson
I lead a weekly study group in A Course in Miracles at Unity Church of Portland. I formerly worked with Robert Perry in The Circle of Atonement, a teaching and healing organization focused on A Course in Miracles and based in Sedona, Arizona. Prior to that I worked as a computer programmer, trainer, system manager, and consultant on VAX/VMS computers. I'm now retired, still writing, and living in Portland with my wife, Peggy Baldwin, enjoying genealogy and Bible study as hobbies.