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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 September 1, 2019)

The current recording is #35, Side 1, from the 1953 Second Seattle Class, titled “Fishers of Men.” 

In this class, Joel reminds us that this three-dimensional world, the material world, is a false concept of the only universe that exists—the spiritual, real world of God’s creating.  He emphasizes that this appearance world is not to be destroyed, but to be seen through.  Only spiritual consciousness, or the Christ, can see through the false concept, and we gain this spiritual consciousness by awakening to it.

So, when we look at the world of appearances, we do not wonder how to improve them.  “You” will not improve them, but illumination will dissolve them!  If we are to be the light of the world, we cannot be fascinated or hypnotized by the world of appearances.  Our responsibility is always to look out from the standpoint of God, and that is the secret to waking out of the illusion.  Once you know God as the infinite power of good, the infinite substance and law of the universe, you see through appearances to a world that is God-governed, God-maintained, and God-sustained.  You behold men as the sons of God and realize that man does not need to be saved or rescued.  Man has to be awakened.  The moment one individual begins to look at life from the standpoint of God, starting every thought with God, the rest of the world begins to respond to that light.

There is no human solution to the human scene.  There is a spiritual solution, and it is to wake up to the realization that “man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” is not a reality.  The only reality is the Christ as individual being.  Joel encourages us to remember that something in our consciousness has prepared us to wake up and be the light of the world.  Even if we have glimpsed just a tiny measure of the light, it will pour forth into the world in ever-growing measure, lighting the way for those still in darkness.  But, he says, success or failure does not depend on our personal effort.  We are but the instruments through which the Christ is finding entrance into human consciousness to spread Its light.

  • This recording is approximately 1 hour long.  This class is the basis for Chapter 11, “Awake Thou that Sleepest,” in Leave Your Nets. 
  • The recording will be available for listening through September 30, 2019. 
  • Back in 2016, we heard this tape as part of our study of the book Leave Your Nets.   At that time, we provided a summary of the class.  Should you wish to view, download or print this summary, click here.
  • 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.)

“When thought dwells on person, place, or thing, you are functioning in the dream.” (Wisdom 122) 

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


Previously Posted Recordings (2019)

August 1-31, 2019

Tape 368: 1960 Maui Work, Side 2
“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

Tape 549: 1964 Oahu / Maui Series, Side 2
“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.