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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 January 1, 2020)

The recording for this month is #427, from the 1961 New York Special Class, titled “World Affairs Spiritually Handled.” 

In this class, Joel says that everyone who has embarked on a spiritual way of life has to consider something far greater than the demonstration of their own harmony, and that is the demonstration of harmony for the entire world.  He says that we are called to make time every day for at least one period of prayer or treatment in connection with national and international affairs, and that the very force of our consecration, dedication, and stick-to-itiveness will break down the underlying source of these discords on earth.

Coaching us about how to approach this daily period of prayer, Joel suggests that we think of ourselves as a practitioner giving a “treatment” to the world, which has come to us as a patient suffering from an incurable disease.  We do not try to change the picture or to overcome the disease.  We recognize the nothingness of the appearance, and we know that in the presence of God, there is fullness of life, the spirit of love, the spirit of Truth, the spirit of Life, perfection.  We do not try to use or direct God, but simply realize God as Omnipresence, Omnipotence, and Omniscience.

“Above all things,” Joel says, “I am convinced that it is the metaphysicians, the spiritual students of this age, who are going to establish peace on earth.  I am convinced beyond all question or doubt that the work that is being done by metaphysicians and by spiritual students is the solution to the world’s problems.”

  • This recording is approximately one hour long.  This class is one of two used as source material for Chapter 12, “Infinite Way Principles and World Affairs,” in Realization of Oneness.
  • The recording will be available for listening through January 31, 2020. 
  • To purchase the recording from the Infinite Way Office, click here.  (Remember that all Goldsmith classes are available for purchase on iTunes as well.  If you use iTunes, this may be a more convenient ordering option for you.)

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.)

“To pray is to become aware of the harmony without a mental effort on your part.” (Wisdom 10)

 To download a bookmark with this Wisdom that can be printed, click here.


Previously Posted Recordings (2019)

December 1-31, 2019

Recording 298 (no side number), 1960 Santa Barbara Open Class
“Individual Consciousness”

November 1-30, 2019

Recording 395B, 1961 Los Angeles Closed Class
“The Temple or Sanctuary, continued”

October 1-31, 2019

Recording 55B, 1953 Second New York Practitioner Class
“Isaiah’s Nature and Fulfillment of Christ”

This class was not used as source material for a book.

September 1-30, 2019

Recording 35A, 1953 Second Seattle Class
“Fishers of Men”

This class is the basis for Chapter 11, “Awake Thou that Sleepest,” in Leave Your Nets. 

August 1-31, 2019

Recording 368B: 1960 Maui Work
“The Tree of Life”

This class is the basis for Chapter 28, “The Tree of Life,” in  A Parenthesis in Eternity.

July 1-31, 2019

Recording 549B: 1964 Oahu / Maui Series
“Between Two WorldsMystical Power”

This class was used as source material for Chapter 11, “Spiritual Supply,” and Chapter 12, “The Power and Dominion,” in Living Between Two Worlds.

June 1-30, 2019

Tape 414: 1961 London Open Class, Side 2
“Fruitage of Spiritual Communion, Part 2”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

May 1-31, 2019

Tape 356:  1960 England Open Class, Side 2
“Putting Up the Sword Is the Secret”
This class was not used as the basis for any book chapter.

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.