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World Work Recordings

Joel gave several beautiful classes on world work and topics related to world work.  Since Joel’s recordings are still under copy protection, we have obtained permission to post some of these recordings in their entirety for your online or telephone listening.  Each recording will be available for one month from the time of posting for listening at any time.  There is a list of previously posted recordings at the bottom of this page.  

To hear the recording by telephone, call 1-641-715-3900, and enter the extension number 828754, followed by the pound sign (#).  After you enter the extension number, the introduction to the recording will begin, followed by the recording itself.  The telephone number and the extension number will always be the same, even as we change the recording each month.  Depending on your telephone calling plan, the call may or may not incur a charge, so it is a good idea to check whether your plan covers calls to the 641 area code.  Even if you usually participate in the tape group by computer, the telephone option is convenient when you would like to listen to the recording but for some reason do not have access to your computer.


Current Recording (Posted May 1, 2019)

The current recording is #356, Side 2, from the 196o England Open Class, titled “Putting Up the Sword Is the Secret.” 

In this class, Joel reiterates that there is no human solution to the major problems of this world.  But is there a spiritual power that can dissolve the evil forces that seem to be operating in the world and bring freedom, abundance, harmony, health, and peace on earth?  We know how problems can be met at an individual level, Joel says, and so we know now how the problems of the world can be solved.  The secret of harmony is this: Evil, regardless of its name or nature, does not have an inherent power.  If God didn’t ordain it, it isn’t ordained.  If God didn’t empower it, it isn’t empowered.

Joel tells us that if we are even being concerned with the problems of the world, we are doing nothing to help ourselves or the world to come out of the mesmerism that grips the world.  But if we can prove in some measure in our own experience that evil isn’t a power, we will be ready to help the world.

He points out that there have always been tyrants and dictators whom we could blame for the problems of the world, but even though these people have come and gone, new ones appear.  Why?  Because the axe has never been laid at the root of the tree.  We have lopped off branches and left the life of the tree—the belief that evil has power.  Now we must lay the axe at the root, and stop fighting evil conditions.  We must face them with the realization that because of omnipotence, these evils have no power.  The harder we fight them, the more power we give them.

We can relax in the realization that there is only Omnipotence, the power of God, and anything that is not of God is not power.  Then we will be contributing to the safety and the security of the entire world.  Eventually we will have the confidence to say, “Ten righteous men in a city can save the city, and I am one of those ten who can say, ‘Thou couldst have no power.’”

This recording is approximately one hour long.  It was not used as source material any book.

  • The recording will be available for listening through May 31, 2019.
  • To hear the recording by telephone, call 1-641-715-3900 and enter extension number 828754#.
  • To purchase the transcript of this class, click here.  To purchase the recording, click here. 

If you prefer to listen to this recording from the Sanctuary page, which is a visually serene environment, click here. 



Suggested Wisdom to Contemplate with This Recording

(For information about the Wisdoms and how we suggest using them in world work, click here.)

IS alone overcomes the world.” (Wisdom 21) 

To download a bookmark with this Wisdom that can be printed on card stock or heavy paper, click here.


Previously Posted Recordings (2019)

April 1-30, 2019

Tape 526: 1963 London Work, Side 2
“The New Message, continued”
This class was used as source material for several chapters in the writings:

1) Chapter 12, “Christ-Consciousness as a Universal Experience,” in A Message for the Ages
2) Chapter 12, “Christ As the Consciousness of Mankind,” in Consciousness Is What I Am
3) Chapter 10, “The New Dispensation,” in I Stand on Holy Ground.  

March 1-31, 2019

Tape 228: 1958 London Open Class, Side 2
“Nature of Spiritual Power”
This class is one of three used for Chapter 16, “IS,” in The Art of Spiritual Healing and one of three used for Chapter 10, “The Government Is on His Shoulders,” in Our Spiritual Resources

February 1-28, 2019

Tape 400: 1961 San Diego Special Class, Side 2
“The Essence of The Infinite Way, continued”
To the best of our knowledge, this class was not used as source material for any book.

January 1-31, 2019 

Tape 118: 1955 Kailua Study Group, Side 2
“The Christ on Earth”
This class is the basis for the December 1955 Letter, “Christmas, 1955,” in The Heart of Mysticism: Volume II – 1955 Letters.  

To view recordings posted in 2018, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2017, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2016, click here.