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The Disappearance of the Universe

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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 Would you call the cops Call a psychiatrist Call out for pizza When two such teachers ap ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Hay House (first published 2002)
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Jan 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality, acim
This book reads like a whodunit, but almost surreptitiously it is a profoundly accurate introduction to A Course in Miracles. It accomplishes the impossible in this respect, and it has proven to be helpful both as an introduction for newcomers to the Course, as well as a refresher for long time students, not to mention it has helped many people who've become stuck in their work with the Course through an avalanche of commentaries which distort the Course, and introduce contradictions into its cr ...more
Jan 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-age
this book introduced me to A Course In Miracles that I now live by - it is a wonderful read for those following ACIM or for those interested in finding meaning to all that is
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
If this book was supposed to bring me peace- it didn't. I do agree that we should not identify with the ego, but we should try to lovingly watch it as our higher self and say 'even though I am not this illusion I love this illusion', thus gently detaching through acceptance, but still seeing the beauty of our journey. I have contacted my spirit guide and read many books about ascended masters. I felt that the guides, Arten and Pursah, spoke too harshly for me. They seemed to be pushing people to ...more
Dupsie Oriyomi
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow wow wow, It is amazing, I have never read any spiritual book like this before. It wasn't until this book that I heard of a course in miracles. I have read alot of spirituality books and buddhist version of enlightment and all sorts but nothing rang more true for me than this book.

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
July Wolfe
May 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
I'm so grateful that someone recommended this book to me five years ago. It's a great explanation of the basics of "A Course in Miracles," a self-study course on the reliquishment of a thought-system based on fear, and the acceptance of a thought-system based on love. I had picked up the Course several times in my life but couldn't get into it. Half way through "Dissappearance," I went out and bought the Course and have been studying it since. Gary Renard breaks down the language and the concept ...more
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book (as it happens so often) based on the cool title. And its references to A Course In Miracles was another draw for me, since I love ACIM. And it didn't hurt that the book has 4-5 star reviews on GoodReads.

So it was a huge disappointment to me that I couldn't relate to the book - I couldn't relate to the tone of the dialogues between the author and the ascended masters who appear to him on his living room couch, I couldn't get past the amateur language, and I couldn't bear t
Susan Sampson
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard
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.

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Barbara Klaser
This book unlocked A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for me. I'd been reading ACIM for a while, very slowly. I sort of got it, sort of didn't, and it just went very slowly. I'd just started to gain a more intense interest in it when I came across materials from three authors: Kenneth Wapnick, Robert Perry, and this author, Gary Renard. I kept seeing this book recommended very strongly by some and dismissed as a fraud by others. So I decided to see what all the fuss was about and added a sample of it t ...more
Angela Coulter
This is an awesome read... but only if you're ready for it! :-)

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
This book was a recomendation by a dear friend. I began reading it late yesterday. The first chapter was interesting and I felt there was truth to it. As I continued reading, I marked several passages, and additional reading recommendations. However, the further I got into the book, the more I thought I was reading a script for an infomercial for ACIM. Forgiveness and love are universal messages. This may be the right teaching for some, but I prefer Tolle.

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