The list author says: "ACIM is a non-dualistic self-study mind training system designed to convert the ego-centered thought system to a spirit-centered thought system. It includes an affirmation workbook with one lesson for each day of the year. The core thesis is that a massive accumulation of buried guilt (judgment) needs to be undone via the systematic practice of forgiveness. Once accomplished with the very active assistance of your inner resources you will reach a state of joy where you have a very neutral peaceful view of life similar to the Byron Katie ÂLoving what isÂ outlook. Your inner guidance will smooth your way in life by counseling you where to go, what to do, what to say to assure your comfort and safety. It may be viewed as the uncensored teachings of Jesus, a sort of Christian Vedanta that is in some ways closer to Buddhism than to organized Christianity in its approach to enlightenment. The purposely obtuse style slows the rate at which you read the material so that it will be absorbed more completely. These speed bumps can discourage some students who might prefer a more vernacular and engaging style of teaching such as that offered by Gary Renard.
Forgiveness in the course is upside down from its conventional form of gracious pardoning of a guilty party who has sinned. It is rather an acknowledgement of that the ÂguiltyÂ party has done nothing in a projected world of illusion with a request to spirit to help you see things in their true light and correct your perception. Forgiveness is called for any time you are not at peace for any reason, even if you stub your toe. ÂForgiveness Â clears your memory of all dead [unpeaceful past] thoughtsÂ Â As your sense of personal peace enhances itself, Âthe mind becomes increasingly sensitive to what it would once have regarded as very minor intrusions of discomfort.Â ÂTo learn this course requires willingness to question every value that you hold.Â The resulting peace can provoke a spiritual awakening and mystical experiences."
"A masterpiece of spiritual insight combined with practical methodology to achieve oneness with spirit by transformation of the ego with miracles (corrections) to its perception. The three volume self-study course teaches how to integrate forgiveness into daily livingÂÂforgiveness is the key to happinessÂ and how to bring this about with the fifty principles of miracles initially presented."
"In this three volume sequel to ACIM received by Mari Perron of Minneapolis Jesus provides an extended course, ACOL. ACIM gently begins by asking only Âa little willingnessÂ, ACOL presumes we have almost finished with the ego and have Âgreat willingnessÂ. It then strongly encourages us to completely release the ego and to begin to manifest our true enlightened Self, the Christ Self."
"In this TWOM material delivered to live audiences of ACIM students from Jeshua, Jayem presents four teachings. The first three-The Way of The Heart, The Way of Transformation and The Way of Knowing are contained in this book-the fourth is available only as audio. Each section takes you deeper into a new way of being called Mastery--from birthing the mind of Christ to living as a Sovereign Master."
"A teaching of oneness as the only truth, and surrender as the practice that leads to spiritual enlightenment. NTI stresses the importance of willingness, acceptance, gratitude, mind-watching and trust on the path by letting go of separation-based thinking of unworthiness, fear and guilt by building a spirit-based teaching of love. It was scribed by Regina Dawn Akers."
"In this highly popular and purposely plainspoken book the author [and popular workshop speaker] relays the contents of conversations he had with two spiritual beings named Arten and Pursah who appear one day on his couch and give discourses on ACIM. The conversations are lively and provocative and a sequel called Your Immortal Reality has also appeared."
"In this exceptional scribed book from Jesus, we more clearly see there is a choice between what we ourselves have made and experience as this often painful world and what we would experience on awakening to the remembrance of our innate, eternal Spirit. In these dialogues, Jesus, helps clarify many ACIM concepts for students that want simpler explanations."
"In this sequel to an earlier work, The Journey that Never Was, the authors continue to scribe development of what may be the single most important aspect of the course, the cultivation of the Voice for God as a source of internal guidance for daily living and direct spiritual revelation of GodÂs will for personal conduct. DonÂt miss this important work in your quest for connection with spirit."
"By coalescing half a dozen related lessons into a single chapter this book and its companion book The Other Voice condense and sharpen the focus on core principles of the course down to their purest essences. Both are scribed by the author from Jesus in phrases that are simpler to understand than those found in ACIM. It is not intended as a substitute but as a review and adjunct to understanding."
"It was suggested in this scribed book by Jesus that we read this book and its companion Mirror on Still Water meditatively. This is his book to help us with our experience in the world we live in today. It is not meant to offer a lofty and theoretical approach to living our lives. It is his guidance for active and proper decision making in real life."
"Assembled in a workbook format that chronicles the intuitive guidance received by a woman seeking the answers to lifeÂs eternal questions, this book responds in a way that is accessible, timely and absent of religious doctrine and dogma. Spirit's voice is persistent here, teaching all that indeed everyone can easily access and remember the inner wisdom of God's love."
"This work recorded by a course student and twelve step author contains fifty-three letters dictated by a loving, inner voice identifying itself as God which describes how we were created as perfect, spiritual energy beings made of Pure Love. It encourages readers to call forth the Infinite Love of God, which still resides within every one of us to bring peace to ourselves and our world."
"In this and a companion work Healing in Mind, the author presents in question and answer format many guided replies he received in his traveling ACIM ministry. In a small group setting his best teachings are presented and have been recorded here for our growth."
"Whenever Bill Thetford was asked about whether he had ever seen anything like ACIM that pre-dated it he would reach onto his bookshelf and pull down this slender volume as the only one. It was scribed anonymously in 1910 by a British mystic named Alice Mortley and remains in print and available in many bookstores to this day. It contains citations added later to sample Bible passages."
"In this channeled work dozens of questions are answered on concepts such as, "creation is current, not historical" or "all loving thoughts/feelings are Direct Revelation" are explained in every-day language. Topics include, hearing God's Voice directly, fear, guilt, sex, relationships, death, anxiety attacks, depression, conflict with others, making choices, money, and many others."
"Both in this work and another titled The Keys of Jeshua, noted artist Professor Glenda Green recounts how Jesus appeared to her and asked her to paint his portrait which can be seen on her website. The conversations she had with him were recorded and have been an inspiration to course students who find them congruent with ACIM."