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A Course in Miracles

The Original Dictation

Text Chapters 1-8

 

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Updated 20 April 2013

 


Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 – Introduction to Miracles. 5

T 1 A. Introduction. 5

T 1 B. Principles of Miracles 8

T 1 B 22c. [FIP T-1.IV. Escape from Darkness] 301

T 1 B 23e. [FIP T-1.III. Atonement and Miracles] 496

T 1 B 24e. Instructions on Sex (Part I) – The Relationship of Miracles and Revelations. 567

T 1 B 25b. [FIP T-1.II. Revelation, Time and Miracles] 603

T 1 B 37n. Instructions on Sex (Part II )– Sex and mioracles are both ways of relating. 947

T 1 B 38. The Miraculous State of Mind. 1083

T 1 B 40b. Instructions on Sex (Part III) 1105

T 1 B 40l. The Miracle Worker’s Prayer 1151

T 1 B 40v. Revelations,  Miracles and Time. 1179

T 1 B 41e. [FIP T-1.IV. Wholeness and Spirit] 1245

T 1 B 41q. Instructions on Sex (Part IV) – Fantasy Distortions. 1298

T 1 B 41aa. The Scribal Function. 1354

T 1 B 41ae. [FIP T-1.VI. The Illusion of Needs] 1376

T 1 B 41ag.  Scarcity Thinking – the Lack Fallacy. 1383

T 1 B 41at. Instructions on Sex (Part V) – The Perfect Partner Illusion. 1422

T 1 C. Distortions of Miracle Impulses 1494

Chapter 2 – The Illusion of Separation.. 1626

T 2 A. Introduction. 1626

T 2 A 4. [FIP T-2.I. The Origins of Separation] 1654

T 2 A 29. The Possession Fallacy. 1788

T 2 B. The Reinterpretation of Defenses 1812

T 2 B. [FIP T-2.II. The Atonement as Defense] 1812

T 2 B 14. Denial of Error as a Defense of Truth. 1870

T 2 B 19. Freud and Defense Mechanisms. 1890

T 2 B 35. Means and Ends. 1918

T 2 B 41. The Atonement “Defense” 1934

T 2 B 49. Personal Asides: Helen’s fear of Atonement and the “Demon Lover” 1983

T 2 B 60. Defense Disruptions and Disorientation. 2039

T 2 B 63. [FIP T-2.III. The Altar of God] 2055

T 2 C. Healing as Release from Fear. 2132

T 2 C 11. [FIP T-2.V. The Function of the Miracle Worker] 2191

T 2 D. Fear as Lack of Love. 2312

[FIP T-2.VI. Fear and Conflict] 2313

T 2 E. The Correction for Lack of Love. 2374

T 2 E 16. [FIP T-2.VII. Cause and Effect] 2449

T 2 E 22. Basic Conflict Theory. 2481

T 2 E 32. The Psychic Energy of Creation. 2538

T 2 E 47. The Mastery of Love is the Correction of Error 2620

T 2 E 55. Readiness and Accomplishment 2674

T 2 E 57. [FIP T-2.VIII. The Meaning of the Last Judgment] 2691

T 2 F. The Meaning of the Last Judgment 2702

T 2 F 1. The Doorway to Life. 2703

Chapter 3 – Retraining the Mind.. 2745

T 3 A. Introduction. 2745

T 3 A 1. Attention and Study is required. 2745

T 3 A 15. How Error Interferes with Preparation. 2802

T 3 B. Special Principles for Miracle Workers 2957

[FIP T-2.V.A.11 Special Principles for Miracle Workers] 2957

T 3 C. Atonement without Sacrifice. 2986

[FIP T-3.I.1 Atonement without Sacrifice] 2986

T 3 C 23. Cayce and the Misunderstanding of Sacrifice. 3090

T 3 D. Miracles as Accurate Perception. 3192

[FIP T-3.II.1] 3193

T 3 E. Perception versus Knowledge. 3238

T 3 E 2 [FIP T-3.III. Perception versus Knowledge] 3245

T 3 F. Conflict and the Ego. 3328

T 3 F 1[FIP T-3.IV. Error and the Ego] 3328

T 3 G. The Loss of Certainty. 3474

[FIP T-3.V. Beyond Perception] 3474

T 3 H. Judgment and the Authority Problem. 3738

[FIP T-3.VI.] 3738

T 3 I. Creating versus the Self-Image. 3838

[FIP T-3.VII.] 3838

Chapter 4 – The Root of All Evil.. 3918

T 4 A. Introduction. 3918

T 4 B. Right Teaching and Right Learning. 3974

T 4 B. The Mind is Split Between Ego and Soul 3974

[FIP T-4.I.] 3974

T 4 C. The Ego and False Autonomy. 4148

[FIP T-4.II.] 4148

T 4 D. Love without Conflict 4335

[FIP T-4.III.] 4335

T 4 E. The Escape from Fear. 4442

[FIP T-4.IV. This Need Not Be] 4442

T 4 F. The Ego-Body Illusion. 4538

[FIP T-4.V.] 4538

T 4 G. The Constant State. 4649

T 4 G 6. [FIP T-4.VI. The Rewards of God] 4673

T 4 H. Creation and Communication. 4856

[FIP T-4.VII.] 4856

T 4 I. True Rehabilitation. 4933

Chapter 5 – Healing and Wholeness. 4975

T 5 A. Introduction. 4975

[FIP T-5.in.] 4975

T 5 B. Healing as Joining. 4999

[FIP T-5.I. The Invitation to the Holy Spirit] 4999

T 5 C. The Mind of the Atonement 5044

[FIP T-5.I.6] 5044

T 5 C 2. Holy Spirit: The Corrector of Perceptions. 5047

T 5 C 8. [FIP T-5.II. The Voice for God] 5064

T 5 D. The Voice for God. 5085

[FIP T-5.II.3.9] 5086

T 5 E. The Guide to Salvation. 5170

[FIP T-5.III.] 5170

T 5 F. Therapy and Teaching. 5274

[FIP not present] 5274

T 5 F 2. [FIP T-5.IV. Teaching and Healing] 5283

T 5 F 10. If You Will to Learn, You Must Will to Teach. 5333

T 5 G. The Two Decisions 5392

[FIP T-5.V. The Ego's Use of Guilt] 5392

T 5 H. Time and Eternity. 5476

[FIP T-5.V.8.] 5476

T 5 H 1. Your Mind DOES Create Your Future. 5476

T 5 H 2. [FIP T-5.VI. Time and Eternity] 5484

T 5 I. The Eternal Fixation. 5571

[FIP not present] 5571

T 5 I 11. [FIP T-5.VII. The Decision for God] 5633

Chapter 6 – Attack and Fear [FIP T-6 The Lessons of Love] 5699

T 6 A. Introduction. 5699

[FIP T-6.in.] 5699

T 6 B. The Message of the Crucifixion. 5724

[FIP T-6.I.] 5724

T 6 C. The Uses of Projection. 5874

[FIP T-6.II. The Alternative to Projection] 5875

T 6 D. The Relinquishment of Attack. 5982

[FIP T-6.III.] 5982

T 6 E. The Only Answer. 6025

[FIP T-6.IV.] 6025

T 6 F. “To Have, Give All to All”. 6118

[FIP T-6.V. The Lessons of the Holy Spirit] 6118

T 6 F 7. [FIP T-6.V.A. To Have, Give All to All] 6149

T 6 G. “To Have Peace, Teach Peace to Learn It”. 6209

[FIP T-6.V.B.] 6209

T 6 H. “Be Vigilant Only for God and His Kingdom”. 6291

[FIP T-6.V.C.] 6292

Chapter 7 – The Consistency of the Kingdom... 6397

T 7 A. Introduction. 6397

[FIP T-7.I. The Gifts of the Kingdom] 6397

T 7 B. Bargaining versus Healing. 6420

[FIP not present] 6421

[FIP T-7.II The Law of the Kingdom] 6456

T 7 C. The Laws of Mind. 6463

[FIP T-7.II.] 6463

T 7 D. The Unified Curriculum.. 6539

[FIP T-7.III. The Reality of the Kingdom] 6540

T 7 E. The Recognition of Truth. 6594

[FIP T-7.III.2.] 6594

T 7 E 8. [FIP T-7.IV Healing as the Recognition of Truth] 6651

T 7 F. Healing and the Changelessness of Mind. 6706

[FIP T-7.V.] 6706

T 7 G. From Vigilance to Peace. 6818

[FIP T-7.VI.] 6818

T 7 H. The Total Commitment 6940

[FIP T-7.VII. The Totality of the Kingdom] 6940

T 7 I. The Defense of Conflict 7029

[FIP T-7.VIII. The Unbelievable Belief] 7029

T 7 J. The Extension of the Kingdom.. 7096

[FIP T-7.IX.] 7096

T 7 K. The Confusion of Strength and Weakness 7179

[FIP T-7.X. The Confusion of Pain and Joy] 7180

T 7 L. The State of Grace. 7231

[FIP T-7.XI.] 7231

Chapter 8 – The Journey Back.. 7289

T 8 A. Introduction. 7289

[FIP T-8.I. The Direction of the Curriculum] 7289

T 8 B. The Direction of the Curriculum.. 7311

[FIP T-8.I.4.] 7312

T 8 C. The Rationale for Choice. 7340

[FIP T-8.II. The Difference Between Imprisonment and Freedom] 7340

T 8 D. The Holy Encounter. 7398

[FIP T-8.III.] 7398

T 8 E. The Light of the World. 7464

[FIP T-8.IV. The Gift of Freedom] 7464

[FIP T-8.V. The Undivided Will of the Sonship] 7550

T 8 F. The Power of Joint Decision. 7602

[FIP T-8.VI. The Treasure of God] 7602

T 8 G. Communication and the Ego-Body Equation. 7680

[FIP T-8.VII. The Body as A Means of Communication]