This Kindle Edition of THE COURSE IN MIRACLES [original edition], is the kindle edition of the book published by “The Course in Miracles Society – CIMS” a non-profit organization. The first printing was in 2006. There have now been four printings.
This ‘original edition’ is the previously unpublished manuscript completed in 1972 by Helen Schucman and William Thetford. The manuscript contains approximately 6000 words which do not appear in the 1975 edition of The Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace [FIP]. The original manuscript was revealed during the discovery phase of the copyright litigation. Once the copyright was overturned, and the document found to be in the public domain, CIMS was permitted to publish it. It does not contain the PREFACE since the PREFACE was added in the 1975 FIP edition. It does contain a FORWARD written by CIMS.
The Course in Miracles is the result of the collaboration between two Columbia University psychologists: Dr. William T. Thetford and his colleague, Dr. Helen Schucman. In 1965, Helen experienced what she described as a Voice which spoke clearly in her mind, saying “This is a course in miracles. Please take notes.” Helen took down over a period of seven years some 1,500 type written pages which became A Course in Miracles.
The ‘original edition’ is the unabridged volume of the Course as it was completed by Schucman and Thetford in 1972. The TEXT was initially published as “Jesus’ Course in Miracles” in 2000. Marianne Williamson was a recipient of one of the first books printed. Once the litigation was final, all three volumes [TEXT, WORKBOOK, and MANUAL for TEACHERS] were published by CIMS in 2006. There are also two appendices: Glossary of Course Terms and The Early Editions and Editing by Robert Perry.
What is wonderful is that there are EDITIONS of the Course in Miracles the suit different learning modes. Some people like the personal approach of the ‘original edition’ which mentions Freud and Jung and some people prefer the FIP edition which is the edited manuscript for more public readability.
It’s a blessing that KINDLE has now been created to allow those who prefer the electronic version to now have access.
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