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Date:  May 18, 2019
Time:  8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time 

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.

Date:  May 25, 2019
Time:  6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time 

We will hear the same class that we heard on May 18.

Date:  June 1, 2019
Time:  8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time 

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.

Date:  June 8, 2019
Time:  6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time 

We will hear the same class that we heard on June 1.

Our Current Study Program

On October 6, 2018, we began our study of the 1963 Kailua Private Class, which is the basis for the book Beyond Words and Thoughts. 

In the “Across the Desk” segment of the January 1964 Infinite Way Letter,[1] Joel writes about his experience in 1963 that led up to the 1963 Kailua Private Class:

“This comes to you from London as the year 1963 draws to a close—the most momentous year of my work since receiving my initiation and instructions in The Infinite Way in 1946. This year, 1963, the word came to me to take our students from metaphysics to mysticism.

“My personal life has had many difficult periods since my first spiritual experience in 1929 because that experience lifted me into the fourth-dimensional consciousness, and yet I had to live in two worlds in order to carry on first a healing ministry, and then both healing and teaching. Except when done in absolute silence, spiritual healing and teaching are conducted out from the ordinary consciousness, and yet the inspiration is always from above. To live in two worlds has always been difficult for me, but it has been necessary as there must be the metaphysical consciousness on earth before the mystical can be attained.

“In 1959, I was instructed to give a full year of classes on the basic principles of The Infinite Way and then begin raising up the son of God in man. Finally, this year [1963] the word came to lift our students out of the metaphysical into the mystical, and this mission was immediately undertaken.

“First, I gave instructions to ministers and Infinite Way teachers, instructions which are contained in five teaching tapes[2] which have now become available to all students. These give the principles which for all time will establish students on a firm foundation for healing and teaching The Infinite Way. Regardless of whether anyone ever heals or teaches others, this is his foundation for spiritual unfoldment.

“Then, with students coming to Hawaii from near and far, I began the transition in consciousness for our students from the metaphysical to the mystical. This work is embodied in the three 1963 Princess Kaiulani Sunday Series tape recordings and the nine 1963 Kailua Private Class tapes.

The 1963 Kailua Private Class was given to a small group of between fifteen and twenty advanced students, who met in Joel’s home in Kailua during the last few months of 1963.

This is a class supremely worthy of serious study.  Our approach will be to hear the class sessions in the order they were given, and for each class we will reference the related chapters in Beyond Words and Thoughts for study and contemplation.  In this way, we will preserve the integrity of the class as Joel gave it, even as we undertake study of the book that is rooted in that class.  Joel says:

“What measure of Grace these bring to anyone is wholly dependent on the measure of dedication he brings to the study, and especially to the meditation and practice. You may accept this as a major spiritual principle: you receive only in proportion to what you bring or give. There is no such thing as getting spiritually. What you bring or give to any spiritual life is reflected back to you.”

If you do not have the book Beyond Words and Thoughts, you can purchase it in either print or e-book format by using the links on the Acropolis Books website.

It is a joy to take this journey with you through this landmark class.

[1] This Letter is Chapter 1, “Pure Being” in the book Realization of Oneness.
[2] Tapes 508 through 512 from the 1963 Instructions for Teaching The Infinite Way

General Schedule Information

The Online Tape Group meets on the first four Saturdays of every month. We meet at different times on alternate Saturdays in order to serve the various time zones around the world. Participants can join the meetings by using a computer, a telephone, or a mobile device.

On the first and third Saturdays of each month, the group meets at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time. This provides access at convenient times from North America eastward across South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the group meets at 6:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time. This provides access to the tape group at convenient times from North America westward across the Pacific to Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

We will play the same tape for two consecutive weeks so that both time zone groups can hear it. In other words, the tape that we play on the first Saturday at 8:00 a.m. will be played again on the second Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The tape that we play on the third Saturday at 8:00 a.m. will be repeated on the fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

When a month has five Saturdays, we do not proceed with our regular study program on the fifth Saturday, but may schedule special sessions and hear recordings relating to a current holiday or to another timely topic. If we hold sessions on the fifth Saturday, we hold them at both 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., so that participants in all time zones can hear the recording.  We post the schedule for these special sessions well in advance.