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Journey Without Distance: The Story Behind a Course in Miracles Paperback – September 1, 2004
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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...Read more ›
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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A wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the Course in Miracles. I read this 20 years ago and became interested in the Course. Read morePublished 22 months ago by marg@mac
Having been a student of ACIM for 4 years, and after reading biographies of the scribes, I found this book delightfully inspirational. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Brento
Very interesting story about one woman's journey to find meaning during a period of awakening. An important work that sets the reader on a journey of his/her own. Read morePublished on February 12, 2014 by Dee Silverstein
This is an AMAZING account of the true story of how the Course in Miracles came about, and how it has helped so many.Published on November 24, 2013 by Bet
Journey without Distance is a comprehensive history of A Course in Miracles. It is well written and factual. Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by N. White