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Journey Without Distance: The Story Behind a Course in Miracles Paperback – September 1, 2004

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About the Author

ROBERT SKUTCH is cofounder and director of the Foundation for Inner Peace in Mill Valley, California, and publisher of A Course in Miracles. His children'¬?s book, WHO'S IN A FAMILY?, has sold over 30,000 copies. He has also written for television, radio, and the stage. He lives in Northern California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Foundation for Inner Peace (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883360021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883360023
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #862,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Having used A Course in Miracles for close to two years, I was glad to find a book which detailed the story of how it was written. If you find the Course any where near as life changing as I have, you wonder how it came about. This book, by one close to the people who actually wrote it down, takes the process out of the realm of fantasy and puts real flesh and blood into the mix. It also makes the Course even more credible. I highly recommend this as a companion to A Course in Miracles.
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I had heard vague information about "A Course in Miracles" some 18 years ago. I was curious but never really followed up on it. Then, I came across this book a few years ago and it is an amazing miraculous story. The odd thing is that Dr. Helen Schucman experienced a life long struggle with faith in God and never truly believed in what she had received from this inner voice. Yet The Course has changed countless lives. If you are at all curious about The Course, I suggest you read this book before starting any study. It is not only inspiring but it gives so much credibility to the whole thing.
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This is the story behind A Course in Miracles; how it came about. Anyone struggling with this impressive and often confusing work might benefit from a reading of its "birth". There are numerous interpretations of the meaning of the Course in print. All of them personal, and, in my opinion should be avoided. The Course does its own work on the reader provided they stay with it. "Journey Without Distance" is the best introduction to the Course a future student should need. Only my own experience.
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Robert Skutch and his wife Judith in 1972 founded the Foundation for Inner Peace, to promote Helen Schucman's text, A Course in Miracles. Robert was a businessman and writer, and Judith was a teacher and lecturer at New York University on the science of the study of consciousness and parapsychology.

Skutch begins this 1984 book, "The manuscript for A Course In Miracles was completed in 1973, but to understand how it came to be, one must go back to the mid-1960s and meet two doctors of psychology---William N. Thetford, 42, Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City as well as Director of the Psychology Department at the Presbyterian Hospital, and Helen Schucman, 56, a psychologist in the department..." (Pg. 1) In 1965, “before a weekly research meeting which neither of them looked forward to attending because of the savage competition which usually surfaced during these sessions… [Bill] had concluded that their approach was wrong. ‘There must… be another way. Our attitudes are so negative that we can’t work anything out.’ He went on to say that he had therefore decided to try to look at things differently.” (Pg. 33-34)

Helen's father was Jewish, although non-observant (Pg. 14), while her mother was a Theosophist (Pg. 16). Skutch notes, "As [Thetford's] reading of parapsychological literature continued, he became more and more interested in the [Edgar] Cayce material. What he considered both impressive and important ... was the evidence which suggested that minds can communicate with each other by some paranormal means as yet unknown to science, and he frequently discussed this with Helen... she did, finally, ask him for a book on the subject...
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I had heard about A Course in Miracles, so I bought it. When I started to read it, I found that I could only understand about every fourth sentence. I wondered, "What is this?" My engineer's mind needed some help in understanding just what it was. I bought Journey Without Distance to find out what A Course in Miracles (ACIM) was all about. I found the account to be credible as well as an enjoyable read. I was not put off by the notion of "channeled" material, because I was in the process of learning how to do it myself. I suppose there are many who discount the validity of it. So I became convinced that ACIM is legitimate, and I persevered and subsequently joined a study group to help me adapt to a new way of thinking. It's been over two years since. I want to give credit where it is due. I strongly urge anyone new to ACIM to become familiar with its background. Journey Without Distance is an excellent aid.
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This is a very informative story on the creation of A Course In Miracles. The details about the personalities and the events are quite amazing, but then the fact that the Course is in our hands is a miracle in itself. What stands out for me is the dedication that Helen and Bill gave to this work. This book brings out the history quite well and I found the reading of it captivating. I could hardly put it down until I finished it.
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When I first began to read A Course In Miracles.....I was turned off by subtle hidden doubt regarding it's authenticity.
MY HISTORY:
I heard about then attended a music concert in Seattle that introduced a new Symphoney entitled: Journey Without Distance.
I bought the book w/same name....it changed my attitude and understanding and belief in ACIM.
The integrity and believable nature of each key participant (especially Helen Schucman) was immediate and irrevocable.
SERIOUS READERS, I do believe:
JOURNEY WITHOUT DISTANCE is a required reading for ANYONE interested in seriously reading ACIM.
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