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What’s New – September 2018

Posted on September 22, 2018

Our Next Study Program

Beginning on October 6, we will take up the 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.

We look forward with joy to taking 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

Posted on September 15, 2018

  • We have posted a new question and answer from Joel.  The questioner asks, “What should the proper attitude be for an Infinite Way student when faced with economic hardships or pressing bills?”
  • We have posted a summary for the fourth and final class in our series on practice, which is Tape 242, Side 1, from the 1958 Maui Open Class:  “The Temple.”  To view, download or print a summary of this class, click here.

Posted on September 1, 2018

  • We have posted a new world work recording, which is available for listening at any time.
  • We have posted a new question and answer from Joel.  The questioner says that he/she understands that we are not to take a problem into prayer, but asks whether that means that we are not to ever sit quietly and seek a solution to the problem on the human level as well.
  • We have posted a summary for the third class in our series on practice, which is Tape 92:  1954 Northwest Series – Portland, Side 1:  “The Practice of Truth.”  To view, download or print a summary of this class, click here.

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