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Recordings Played in 2019

November 16, 2019

Recording #463B: 1962 Los Angeles Closed Class
“I Revealed”

While the 1962 Los Angeles Closed Class was devoted to the nature of prayer, in this particular session Joel takes up the nature of creation and brings us back to the touchstone principle of the nature of individual being and true identity, including the nature of true body.  In the course of this engaging and enjoyable class, Joel addresses:

*  The nature of original, true, spiritual identity and the original spirit body
*  How to re-discover the truth of your own being and live from that
*  How your realization of true identity affects your life.

This class was one of two sources for Chapter 11, “Individuality Revealed through Prayer,” in The Altitude of Prayer. 

November 2 and 9, 2019

Recording #551A:  1963 Instructions for Teaching the Infinite Way
“The Simplicity of the Healing Truth”

Joel gets right to the very heart of Infinite Way healing work, emphasizing once again that it is based on just two principles: the nature of God and the nature of error.  Along the way, he addresses more issues about the body, disease, and healing, including:

*  The cause of every discord, including disease
*  What it means in healing to “lay the axe at the root”
*  How to get rid of hypnotism

This class is the basis for Chapter 9, “The Simplicity of the Healing Truth” in A Message for the Ages.  

October 19 and 26, 2019

Recording 498A: 1962 Stockholm Closed Class
“Infinite Way Healing Principles (Specific)”

In this class, Joel addresses issues about the body and healing, such as:

*  How do the Infinite Way healing principles differ from other healing methods?
*  Is there some evil or error in me that can cause disease?
*  What is “impersonalization” in Infinite Way healing?
*  What is “nothingization” in Infinite Way healing?
*  Is there a law of disease?
*  Does mortal mind cause disease?
*  What does it mean to say that mind and body are one, and that what I accept in mind manifests in my body?

This class was the basis for Chapter 5, “God-Endowed Dominion,” in Living Now. 

October 5 and 12, 2019

Recording 17B:  1952 Honolulu Closed Class
“Spiritual Healing, Part 2”

In this class, Joel talks about issues related to healing and the body, such as:

*  What are some of the reasons that not all cases are healed spiritually?
*  Why is it said that death is the last enemy to be overcome?
*  If I knew what enables a practitioner to bring out healing, I might apply it to healing myself. What enables a practitioner to bring out healing?
*  What is the difference between healing in the Infinite Way and healing in other traditions, such as New Thought, Unity, and Christian Science?

This class was used as source material for Chapter 5, “Love Thy Neighbor,” in Practicing the Presence.  

September 21 and 28, 2019

Recording 17A: 1952 Honolulu Closed Class
“Spiritual Healing”

With this class, we are moving into the part of the “About Body” study program that deals with spiritual healing.  Many of us have at one time or another sought spiritual healing help for a physical claim.  This class and others that will follow it in our study program, will help us learn more about how to handle physical claims for ourselves or others.

In this class, Joel provides answers to questions about the body.   Some are questions directly asked by students, and others are just questions that we might have that are answered in the course of the class:

*  Can the mind produce disease in the body?
*  Please clarify the use of the words “real” and “unreal” with respect to healing work.  What does it mean to say that disease is not real?
*  Why are there not more ministers, rabbis, and priests doing healing work?
*  In The Infinite Way, why do we call a disease a “claim” or an “appearance” or a “belief”?
*  How does a practitioner heal, and what are the principles I must know about healing?

This class was used as source material for several chapters in the writings:

*  Chapter 4, “The Language of Spiritual Healing,” in The Art of Spiritual Healing
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Chapter 9, “The Mystic and Healing,” in Awakening Mystical Consciousness
Chapter 5, “Love Thy Neighbor,” in Practicing the Presence.

September 7 and 14, 2019

Recording 213A:  1958 Second Chicago Closed Class
“Questions and Answers on the Mystical Life and Healing” (Repeat)

In the course of this class, Joel provides answers to questions about the body.   Some are questions directly asked by students, and others are just questions we might have that are answered in the course of the class:

*  What is soul?
*  What does “illusion” mean with regard to the body and health?
*  Why doesn’t a normally functioning body assure me of good health?
*  What does it mean to say that there is no such thing as death?
*  Spiritually, what is the best way to care for the body?

This class was used as source material for Chapter 4, “Transition,” in Our Spiritual Resources.  

August 31, 2019 (two sessions)

Tape 11: 1952 Honolulu Class Series One
Side 2: “Developing Spiritual Consciousness”    

This class was not used as source material for any of the books.  

August 17 and 24, 2019

Tape 605:  1951 Second Portland Series
Side 2:  “Self-Government of Organs, Functions, Food”

In the course of this class, Joel provides answers to questions about the body.   These are not questions that are directly asked by students, but questions that we might have as we consider the topic of body:

*  The Infinite Way teaches that the issues of life are in consciousness.  What does this mean?  How does it apply to food?  How does it apply to the functioning of the physical organs?
*  How can I train myself to realize and to experience that the issues of life are in consciousness?

This class is one of four used as source material for Chapter 9, “The Issues of Life Are in Consciousness” in Consciousness Is What I Am.  

August 3 and 10, 2019

Tape 513:  1963 Princess Kaiulani Sunday Series
Side 2:  “Attaining Dominion through I”

In the course of this class, Joel provides answers to questions about the body.   These are not questions that are directly asked by students in the class, but questions that we might have as we consider the topic of body:

Once again, and in more detail: How can I experience myself as I truly am, and not as this physical body? (The Body Exercise – extended version)
*  What does it mean to say “You are not the body; you are INFINITE consciousness and your body is within your consciousness”?  Why don’t I experience this?
*  What does it mean to say that the body does not control life?  It seems that it does.
*  If it is true that I have dominion over the physical body, why do some bodily functions seem to operate on their own without my direction; for example, digestion, heartbeat, the production of enzymes, the growth of hair and nails, etc.?

This class is one of two used as source material for Chapter 8, “Attaining Dominion through ‘I'” in Awakening Mystical Consciousness.   

July 20 and 27, 2019

Tape 102:  1954 Seattle Practitioner Class
Side 2:  “Flesh and Flesh”

In the course of this class, Joel provides answers to questions about the body.   These are not questions that are directly asked by students, but questions that we might have as we consider the topic of body:

*  Please explain further the “spiritual body” and “concept body.”
*  Where does the body fit into the spiritual scheme?
*  How do we interpret the word “flesh” and how does it fit in?
*  How does consciousness of truth affect the physical, or “concept” body?

This class is one of four used as source material for Chapter 9, “The Issues of Life Are in Consciousness” in Consciousness Is What I Am.  

Note:  We used this recording instead of #113A, titled “Understanding the Body,” and a note of explanation is in order.  It would seem that a recording with the title “Understanding the Body” would be a natural for a series on the body.  However, if you are familiar with that class, you may recall that for a good portion of the class, Joel is reading—and reading so quickly that it is difficult to follow him.  With a bit of research, we discovered that he was reading from notes or a transcript of recording #102B.   We chose to use recording #102B instead of #113A so that we can hear the content as Joel originally gave it in his usual spontaneous manner.    

July 6 and 13, 2019

On this date, we began our study program “About Body.”

Tape 59: 1954 Chicago Practitioner Class
Side 1:  “My Identity—Body—Communion”

This class is one of five sources that provided material for Chapter 12, “For He Is Thy Life,” in The Art of Meditation. 

June 15 and 22, 2019

Tape 524:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “Summarizing the New Message”

This is one of two classes from the 1963 Kailua Private Class used as the basis for Chapter 12, “God Revealing Himself as Christ on Earth,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.
This session concluded our study of the 1963 Kailua Private Class and the book Beyond Words and Thoughts, which is based on that class.

June 1 and June 8, 2019

Tape 524:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “The Prayer of Mysticism”

This class was not used as source material for any chapter in the writings.

May 18 and May 25, 2019

Tape 523:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “Transcendental Consciousness”

This class is one of three classes used as source material for Chapter 11, “His Rain Falls,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.

May 4 and 11, 2019

Tape 523:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “God Revealing Himself as Christ on Earth”

This class is one of two from the 1963 Kailua Private Class used as source material for Chapter 12, “God Revealing Himself as Christ on Earth,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.

April 20 and 27, 2019

Tape 522:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “Above and Beyond the Pairs of Opposites, continued”

This class is the basis for Chapter 9, “Beyond the Pairs of Opposites to Being,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.

April 6 and 13, 2019

Tape 522:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “Above and Beyond the Pairs of Opposites” (repeat)

This class is one of two used as source material for Chapter 8, “The Way of Grace,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.

March 30, 2019 (Fifth Saturday; two sessions)

Tape 530:  1963 London Work
Side 1:  “The Unveiling”

This class is the basis for Chapter 2, “The Unveiling,” in The Mystical I.  

March 16 and 23, 2019

Tape 521:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “Incorporeal God, Man, and Universe”

This class is the basis for Chapter 10, “Incorporeality: God, Man, and Universe,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.  The chapter is virtually a transcript of the class.

March 2 and 9, 2019

Tape 521:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “Rising to Mystical Consciousness in Prayer and Treatment”

This is one of three recordings from the 1963 Kailua Private Class used as source material for Chapter 5, “Rising to Mystical Consciousness in Prayer and Treatment,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.

February 16 and 23, 2019

Tape 520:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “The New Teaching, continued”

Like the first side of this recording, this wonderful class was not used as source material for the book Beyond Words and Thoughts.   However, together with #520, Side 1,  it provided the basis for Chapter 10, “Educating the Human Mind Out of Itself,” in A Message for the Ages.    That chapter, together with five other chapters from A Message for the Ages, comprise a section of the book that focuses on teaching The Infinite Way message.

February 2 and 9, 2019

Tape 520:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “The New Teaching”

This is a marvelous class directed to very advanced students, and was not used as source material for the book Beyond Words and Thoughts.   However, both sides 1 and 2 of recording #520 are the basis for Chapter 10, “Educating the Human Mind Out of Itself,” in A Message for the Ages.    That chapter, together with five other chapters from A Message for the Ages, comprise a section of the book that focuses on teaching The Infinite Way message.

January 19 and 26, 2019

Tape 519:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 2:  “From the Metaphysical to the Mystical”

This class provided source material for Chapter 4, “Truth Unveiled,” and Chapter 5, “Rising to Mystical Consciousness in Prayer and Treatment,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.  

January 5 and 12, 2019

Tape 519:  1963 Kailua Private Class
Side 1:  “Prayer as We Must Understand It”

This class is one of three classes used as source material for Chapter 5, “Rising to Mystical Consciousness in Prayer and Treatment,” in Beyond Words and Thoughts.  


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