20 May Reading the ACIM Urtext There is considerable debate in the ACIM community about which version of the text and workbook students. 13 Jan The Urtext Manuscripts predate all other editions of the . a “definitive edition” of A Course in Miracles with a dedication to accuracy being a. Later in that same year, an even earlier version, called the Urtext, also became available on the Internet. Both versions showed that the Course as we knew it.
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I think it was not so much about what she was taking down, although that caim made her uncomfortable, but rather it was about the very process of all of this coming from Jesus. Then there was material on mental illness and mental retardation, which was Helen’s field.
A number of these things Jesus would later correct.
When we finally did the editing, when I saw it, I think there were fifty-three principles. Anyway, I just thought you and your readers might find that interesting.
In fact, when anyone in the utext days would want to see the Course — and she would show the Course to very, very, very few people and she wouldn’t show them the whole Course — she would just show the really beautiful, rhapsodic, ecstatic passages.
In fact there were not fifty right in a row, the way they appear now. Helen then retyped the manuscript of the text twice. The material that was really meant only for Helen and Bill — about Cayce and Freud, for example — was taken out, because it did not belong there.
The Introduction as we now have it was not part of the original dictation.
ACIM Urtext – Sean Reagan
Reasonable people can certainly ask why the ACIM urtext was edited. So there is still a kind of a treasure field here for us to mine, but Helen would just like me to apologize to everyone if the writing is not up to what is found later. There would be a statement of a miracle principle, and then a discussion. I was thus viewed as an upstart who came along with acimm own ideas about what the Course said and convinced Helen to make changes; a belief hard to rutext because nothing was changed in terms of meaning and, as I have indicated, almost all changes occurred at the beginning of the text.
She had not used her scribal ability for a long, long time. What is the urteext cannot be different, and what is one cannot have separate parts.
Organizations sprung up with their own thoughts and ideas about the text.
The Course’s Use of Language. Thank you so much for your attention here — your long acum thoughtful and erudite comments are a real blessing on this blog an I am thankful for that.
I would also say that her hearing during these early weeks was not very good. Yet for all of that, it does have its benefits. While I am grateful to have found the FIP version and have a couple of copies of it along with the entire combined volume on my iPod, compared to the HLC version, the FIP version feels over edited and cold and clinical in comparison.
The other issue that one has to consider when reading the Urtext is the degree to which Jesus needs any editing. Why did Wapnick step in and edit it? Much of the Urtext was edited out of the standard, published edition by Ken Wapnick and Helen under Jesus’ instructions, and with good reason. Hi Tony, Thanks for all your hard work — and your persistence! This is not meant as a judgment but as a clarification of the facts.
I hope you will join me in continuing the collective undoing of the ego, and I wish you God’s speed on your journey, a “journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. I am not denying the differences — nor denying that some of them feel significant and can be quite helpful.
Moreover, Bill was very much involved with Edgar Cayce, having begun to read him when Helen started to have all of her experiences in the spring of This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
That is the truth, and any misinformation, judgments or attacks to the contrary are factually incorrect. A Course in Miracles is a unique and uurtext non-dualistic thought system. Ackm invite you to join with me in continuing to use it in order to save an incredible amount of time on your journey home. The wording in it makes it easier for him to try to advance his wish to turn A Course in Urtexy into a religion, which it is not.
Hi Sean, As you can see from the website address, this is personal to me. However, it was clear that this case was very small potatoes to them.
She then dictated what she had written down to Bill Thetford, who typed it out. And indeed, reading it does give one the sense that you are peeking into a very private, very personal meeting between Jesus, Helen and Bill. And because a rather confused judge – who ignorantly described the Course as “sophomoric” – later invalidated its copyright and put it in the public domain, today people are free to sell the earlier drafts and make money off of stolen material.
So what we now have in the published version has all the personal material taken out. Not far afield from what was helpful to Helen, but certainly far afield from the teaching.