Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk about Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness
What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple appeared from out of nowhere-and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrets of existence and teach you the miraculous powers of advanced forgiveness?
When two such teachers appeared before Gary Renard in 1992, he chose to listen to them (a...more
This is, by far, the best book I've read in ten years. It may be reflect on the Course in Miracles, but it is more approachable. The Course's Biblical wording and cadence put me off. However, Disappearance was a grounded, visceral exploration of the whys and hows of a spiritual journey through life. Gary's grounded irreverence mirrored my own and spirit's understanding of that very human response made this book an astounding read.
Thirty years ago, ...more
Wonder what the infamous "Course in Miracles" is all about? What I tell people is that this is sort of the Cliff Notes version, in a very conversational tone.
Even so, I found that even though I tend to tear through books, this one I had to take in half hour doses at a time (I would read it on the elliptical), because I would often need a few days to digest some of the stuff in here... very palatable, but HUGE in concept.
Totally wor ...more
If anyone has no prior knowledge of a course in miracles, this is probably the best place to start. As I said before, I have never heard of ACIM, I have heard sayings that "you are a part of God and he is a part of ...more
"Under the Holy Spirit's thought system, the proper response to any situation is always love. When you think with the Holy Spirit, you're consistent in your attitude, which is love," (p.213).
"...you can experience the peace of God now" (p.254).
But I eventually picked it up and finished it and it really twists your mind around with regards to perception and how you look at this world and plane of being. Definitely worth looking at if you have ever wondered if this ...more
I must say, however, that regardless of one's personal or religious beliefs, world view, knowledge & understanding, or spiritua ...more
Summary: Neither you nor I nor the world nor the universe even exists. God did not create any of it. In fact, it is all but a dream from which awakening IS God (or Love or Happiness Itself or whatever you choose to call nonseparate Bliss ...more
Thomas and Thaddeus sound like two personalities that he made up to explain some stuff like he didn't want to explain himself. So to me, it sounds like he made up two people to explain, in a big conspiracy, about forgiveness of sins in the head.
He blamed stuff, through the two personalities, about forgiveness and blamed it on A Course in Miracles for giving ideas.
In A Course in Miracles, the whole concept is ...more