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The Eight Most Important Chapters in The Infinite Way Writings

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In Chapter 10 of The Contemplative Life, Joel named eight specific chapters for serious study saying, “In order to build a consciousness of truth, all Infinite Way students should know the following passages as well as they know their own names.”  Later he said that these chapters are of paramount importance to the serious student because they contain the answers to almost every individual problem that can be brought to us, including family relations, illness, and supply. “If you work with those specific writings;” Joel said, “apply them to the problems of life that come to you in your own experience or that of your family or your patients; if you work with them over and over, they will develop fourth dimensional consciousness.”

The Goldsmith Global Online Tape Group began a study of these chapters on March 17, 2018.  As we proceed through the chapters, we will post on this page the recordings we heard for each chapter as well as any additional study material.

Introduction to the Study Program

The Recording We Heard as an Introduction

To begin our study, we heard Recording #453, Side 1, from the 1962 Mission Inn Closed Class, “Special Reference for Study and Practice,” in which Joel talks about the value of each of the eight chapters.  To view, print or download a summary of this class, click here.

1.  “The New Horizon,” from The Infinite Way

The Recording for This Chapter 

Joel said that he gave the lesson embodied in “The New Horizon” infrequently.  We chose recording #113, Side 2, from the 1955 Kailua Study Group, “The Secret of the Healing Principle” because in the class, Joel himself says that this class IS the message of “The New Horizon.”   We have obtained permission to post this recording for your continued study, and it will be available through September 30, 2018.

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       (Note:  The recording is also available for listening by telephone.  Call 1-641-715-3900 and enter extension 244047#.)
To purchase this recording, click here.
To purchase the transcript for this recording, click here. 

Additional Reference Material 

Because “The New Horizon” is such an important chapter, we prepared some additional reference material with quotes from Joel about its meaning and significance.  This document includes:

*  A collection of quotations from Joel about the chapter “The New Horizon”—how it came to him, and the value he sees in it.
A listing prepared by Lorraine Sinkler of the recordings in which Joel addresses some aspect of the lesson in “The New Horizon,”
at least in some part of the class.

To view, print, or download this document, click here.

2.  Chapter 4, “God Is One,” in Living the Infinite Way

The Recording for This Chapter 

This chapter is based on one class that Joel gave during the 1953 New Hawaiian Series of classes.  It is recording #23, Side 2:  “God Is, continued.”

To hear this recording, click here.
       
(Note:  The recording is also available for listening by telephone.  Call 1-641-715-3900 and enter extension 336252#.)
To purchase this recording, click here.
To purchase the transcript for this recording, click here. 

Additional Reference Material 

In the “Wisdoms of The Infinite Way,” which are included in the book The Infinite Way, there are several Wisdoms that focus on “IS.”  These beautifully complement our study of the chapter “God Is One,” and any one of them can be helpful as a focus for a contemplative meditation.

To view, print, or download a list of these “IS” Wisdoms, click here.

3.  “Protection,” the March 1955 Letter in The Heart of Mysticism

The Recording for This Chapter

No source recording for this chapter is listed in The Compendium.  However, the recording we have chosen to use is an excellent fit for the chapter.  It is recording #314, Side 2, from the 1960 Denver Closed Class, titled “Foundation of Our Day,”  and is one of several classes used as the basis for Chapter 10, “Dominion through Daily Realization,” in Awakening Mystical Consciousness.  

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To purchase the transcript for this recording, click here.

Additional Reference Material 

1.   As we work to fully grasp some aspect of Joel’s teaching, it can be very helpful to consider many different quotations about that particular subject in order to discern the essence of the message on that topic.  In that spirit, we have prepared a collection of several quotations from Joel on the subject of protective work, should you wish to make use of it.  To view, print, or download this document, click here. 

2.  The chapter “Protection” is also available as a pamphlet from Amazon or DeVorss.

4.  “Break the Fetters that Bind You,” the October 1958 Letter in The Heart of  Mysticism  

The Recording for This Chapter

The recording that is the basis for this chapter is #241, Side 1, from the 1958 Maui Open Class, titled “The Practice that Makes You Free.”  

This recording will be posted on May 26, 2018 for listening at any time.
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To purchase the transcript for this recording, click here.

Additional Reference Material 

The chapter “Break the Fetters that Bind You” includes four contemplative meditations, which are designated in the chapter text by asterisks (*).  We have prepared a card with all four of these meditations that can be a helpful reminder to recall the essence of this chapter throughout the day.  To view, print, or download the card, click here.