A Course in Miracles

Original Edition

Text Section Index


Introduction to Miracles


  Principles of Miracles

  Distortions of Miracle Impulses



The Illusion of Separation

  The Illusion of Separation Introduction

  The Reinterpretation of Defenses

  Healing As Release From Fear

  Fear as Lack of Love

  The Correction for Lack of Love

  The Meaning of the Last Judgment


Retraining The Mind

  Special Principles for Miracle Workers

  Atonement without Sacrifice

  Miracles as Accurate Perception

  Perception versus Knowledge

  Conflict and the Ego

  The Loss of Certainty

  Judgment and the Authority Problem

  Creating versus the Self-Image


The Root of All Evil

   Right Teaching and Right Learning

   The Ego and False Autonomy

   Love Without Conflict

   The Escape From Fear

   The Ego-Body Illusion

   The Constant State

   Creation and Communication

   True Rehabilitation


Healing and Wholeness

   Healing as Joining

   Mind of the Atonement

   Voice for God

   Guide to Salvation

   Therapy and Teaching

   Two Decisions

   Time and Eternity

   Eternal Fixation


Attack and Fear

  Message of the Crucifixion

  Uses of Projection

  Relinquishment of Attack

  The Only Answer

  "To Have, Give All to All"

  "To Have Peace, Teach Peace to Learn it"

  "Be Vigilant Only For God and His Kingdom"


Consistency of the Kingdom

  Bargaining versus Healing

  The Laws of Mind

  The Unified Curriculum

  The Recognition of Truth

  Healing and the Changelessness of Mind

  From Vigilance to Peace

  The Total Commitment

  The Defense of Conflict

  The Extension of the Kingdom

  The Confusion of Strength and Weakness

  The State of Grace


The Journey Back

  The Direction of the Curriculum

  The Rationale for Choice

  The Holy Encounter

  The Light of the World

  The Power of Joint Decision

  Communication & Ego-Body Equation

  The Body as Means or End

  Healing as Corrected Perception

  The Acceptance of Reality

  The Answer to Prayer


The Correction of Error

  Sanity and Perception

  Atonement as a Lesson in Sharing

  Unhealed Healer

  Awareness of the Holy Spirit

  Salvation and God’s Will

  Grandeur versus Grandiosity

  Inclusiveness of Creation

  The Decision to Forget

  Magic versus Miracles

  The Denial of God


God and the Ego

  Projection versus Extension

  The Willingness for Healing

  From Darkness to Light

  The Inheritance of God's Son

  The "Dynamics" of the Ego

  Experience and Perception

  The Problem and the Answer


God's Plan For Salvation

  The Judgment of the Holy Spirit

  The Mechanism of Miracles

  The Investment in Reality

  Seeking and Finding

  The Sane Curriculum

  The Vision of Christ

  The Guide For Miracles

  Reality and Redemption

  Guiltlessness and Invulnerability


The Problem of Guilt

  Crucifixion by Guilt

  The Fear of Redemption

  Healing and Time

  The Two Emotions

  Finding the Present

  Attainment of the Real World


From Perception to Knowledge

  Role of Healing

  Shadow of Guilt

  Release and Restoration

  Guarantee of Heaven

  Testimony of Miracles

  Happy Learner

  Decision For Guiltlessness

  Way of Salvation


Bringing Illusions to Truth

  Guilt and Guiltlessness

  Out of the Darkness

  Perception without Deceit

  Recognition of Holiness

  Shift to Miracles

  Test of Truth


The Purpose of Time

  The Uses of Time

  Time and Eternity

  Littleness vs Magnitude

  Practicing the Holy Instant

  Holy Instant and Special Relationships

  Holy Instant and the Laws of God

  Holy Instant and Communication

  Holy Instant and Real Relationships

  Time of Christ

  End of Sacrifice


  Forgiveness of Illusions

  True Empathy

  Magnitude of Holiness

  Reward of Teaching

  Illusion and Reality of Love

  Specialness and Guilt

  Bridge to the Real World

  End of Illusions


  Forgiveness and Healing

  Fantasy and Distorted Perception

  The Forgiven World

  Shadows of the Past

  Perception and the Two World

  The Healed Relationship

  Practical Forgiveness

  The Need For Faith

  Conditions of Forgiveness


The Dream and The Reality

  Substitution as a Defense

  Basis of the Dream

  Light in the Dream

  The Little Willingness

  The Happy Dream

  Dreams and the Body

  "I Need Do Nothing"

  The Purpose of the Body

  The Delusional Thought System

  The Passing of the Dream


Beyond The Body

  Healing and the Mind

  Sin Versus Error

  Unreality of Sin


Obstacles To Peace - 1) Desire to Get Rid of It (Attraction of Guilt)

  Obstacles To Peace - 2) Belief the Body Is Valuable For What It offers

  Obstacles To Peace - 3) Attraction of Death

  Obstacles To Peace - 4) Fear of God

  Lifting of the Veil


Promise of the Resurrection

  Holy Week

  Thorns and Lilies

  Sin as an Adjustment

  Entering the Ark

  Heralds of Eternity

  The Temple of the Holy Spirit

  The Consistency of Means and End

  The Vision of Sinlessness


The Inner Picture

  The Imagined World

  The Responsibility for Sight

  Faith, Belief and Vision

  The Fear to Look Within

  Reason and Perception

  Reason and Correction

  Perception and Wishes

  The Inner Shift


Salvation & Holy Relationship

  The Message of the Holy Relationship

  Your Brother's Sinlessness

  Reason and the Holy Relationship

  The Branching of the Road

  Weakness and Defensiveness

  Freedom and the Holy Relationship


The War Against Yourself

  Irreconcilable Beliefs

  The "Laws" of Chaos

  Salvation Without Compromise

  Fear of Life or Above the Battleground


Specialness and Separation

  Specialness as a Substitute for Love

  Treachery of Specialness

  Forgiveness of Specialness

  Specialness and Salvation

  Resolution of the Dream

  Salvation From Fear

  The Meeting Place


The Remedy

  The Appointed Task

  The Savior from the Dark

  The Fundamental Law of Perception

  Joining of Minds

  State of Sinlessness

  Special Function

  Commuting the Sentence

  Principle of Salvation

  Justice of Heaven


The Transition

  The "Sacrifice" of Oneness

  The Forms of Error

  The Borderland

  Where Sin Has Left

  The Little Hindrance

  The Appointed Friend

  Review of Principles or Laws of Healing

  The Immediacy of Salvation

  For They Have Come

  Remaining Task or End of Injustice


The Body and the Dream

  The Picture of Crucifixion

  The Fear of Healing

  The Symbol of the Impossible

  The Quiet Answer

  The Healing Example

  Purpose of Pain or Witnesses of Sin

  Illusion of Suffering or Dreamer of the Dream

  The "Hero" of the Dream


The Undoing of Fear

  The Present Memory

  Reversing Effect and Cause

  The Agreement to Join

  The Greater Joining

  The Alternative to Dreams of Fear

  The Secret Vows

  Ark of Safety or Beautiful Relationship


The Awakening

  The Closing of the Gap

  The Coming of the Guest

  God's Witnesses

  Dream Roles

  The Changeless Dwelling-Place

  Forgiveness and Peace (End of Illusion)

  Lingering Illusion (Seek Not Outside Yourself)

  Christ and the Anti-Christ

  The Forgiving Dream


The New Beginning

  Rules for Decision

  Freedom of Will

  Beyond all Idols

  The Truth Behind Illusions

  The Only Purpose

  The Justification for Forgiveness

  The New Interpretation

  Changeless Reality


The Simplicity of Salvation


  The Illusion of an Enemy

  The Self-Accused

  The Real Alternative

  Self-Concept versus Self

  Recognizing the Spirit

  The Savior's Vision

  Choose Once Again

This Edit of A Course in Miracles is the original transcript as dictated to Helen Schucman and edited in collaboration with Bill Thetford.











1 Who God's Teachers?
2 Who are their pupils?
3 Levels of teaching?
4 Characteristics of God's Teachters?
10 How is Judgment Relinquished?
11 How Is Peace Possible in This World?
13 Meaning of Sacrifice?
14 Will World End?
15 Judged in the End?
23 Does Jesus have a special place in healing?
25 Psychic Powers Desirable?
26 God Be Reached Directly?
27 What is Death?



1 Nothing I see means anything
2 I have given everything I see all the meaning it has
4 These thoughts do no mean anthing
5 I am never upset for the reason I think
10 My thoughts do not mean anything
11 My meaningless thoughts show me a meaningless world
12 I am upset because I see a meaningless world
14 God did not create a meaningless world
21 I am determined to see things differently
23 I can escape by giving up attack thoughts
50 I am sustained by the love of God
61 I am the light of the world
62 Forgiveness is my function
79 Let me recognize the problem
91 Miracles are seen in light
93 Light & Joy & peace abide in me
94 I am as God created me
100 My part is essential to God's plan..
101 God's Will is perfect happiness
102 I Share God's Will
108 To give & receive are one in truth
110 I am as God created me
121 Forgiveness is the key to happiness
126 All that I give is given to myself
134 Let me perceive forgiveness as it is
136 Sickness is a defense against the truth
137 When I am healed I am not healed alone
139 I will accept atonement for myself
153 In my defenselessness my safety lies
155 I will step back and let him lead the way
162 I am as God created me
163 There is no death
193 All things are lessons God would have me learn
199 I am not a body
294 My body is a wholly neutral thing
309 I will not fear to look within today


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