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World Work Recordings

Joel gave several beautiful classes on world work and on 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 listening at any time for one month after it is posted.  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, 2022)

The recording for this month is 449A, from the 1962 Maui Advanced Work, titled “Lift Yourself to a Spiritual Altitude and Attitude.”

Joel begins this class by saying that every thinking person on the face of the globe is seeking a way out of human difficulties and limitations, not only for themselves, but for all the world.  People are trying to meet the needs of the world with money, treaties, inventions, science, and discovery—everything in the material realm.  Some are turning to a concept of God and not faring any better than those resorting to material means.

Joel says that to solve individual or collective problems, the first thing one must do is to discover what God really is and how to approach God.  Before we can avail ourselves of God’s blessings, grace, presence, and power for ourselves or for the world, we must know God aright, not just have some concept or belief about God.  God cannot be reached through the mind, so God must be reached through the Spirit, by spiritual means, not of the mind, of words, or of thoughts.

How do we do this?  Joel answers that question in this class. Along the way, he explains the meaning of “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.”  He explains why prayer must be absolutely universal; why our prayer must be that God’s grace reach the consciousness of every individual—saint or sinner.  He speaks about the true nature of individual being as one with God, and about the real meaning of the prodigal’s journey back to the father’s house.  This class is “vintage Joel,” as he takes us a few steps further along the path to the ultimate experience of “I live, yet not I; Christ lives my life.”

  • This recording is approximately one hour long.  It is the basis for Chapter 1, “Lift Yourself to a Spiritual Altitude,” in Showing Forth the Presence of God.  Please note that this chapter is very nearly a complete transcript of this recording and can be used easily for reference while you listen.
  • The recording will be available for listening through January 31, 2022. 
  • To purchase the recording or the transcript 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.)
  • To listen to this recording by telephone, call 1-641-715-3900 and enter 828754#.  

You can listen to this recording from the Sanctuary page, which is a visually serene environment.
To listen by telephone, call 
1-641-715-3900 and enter 828754#.


Previously Posted Recordings

December 1 – 31, 2021

Recording 344A: 1960 Lausanne Class
“Giving, Sharing, Forgiving Is a Form of Prayer”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

November 1 – 30, 2021

Recording 468B: 1962 Chicago Closed Class
“Preparation for Prayer”
This class was used as source material for Chapter 22,  in A Parenthesis in Eternity, Chapters 3, 4, and 10 in The Altitude of Prayer, and Chapter 10 in The Easter Letters.

October 1 – 31, 2021

Recording 351B: 1960 Second London Closed Class
“Self-Completeness in God”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

September 1 – 30, 2021

Recording 155A: 1956 Barbizon Plaza Private Class for “25”
“Three Daily Meditations – Realized Consciousness”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

August 1 – 31, 2021

Recording 495A: 1962 London Special Class
“Nature of Spiritual Power”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

July 1 – 31, 2021

Recording 562B: 1964 London Studio Class
“World Work 1964 – We May Not Pass on the Other Side”
This class is one of two used as source material for Chapter 12, “Do Not ‘Pass by on the Other Side’,” in The Mystical I.

June 1 – 30, 2021

Recording 494B:  1962 London Special Class
“Nature of Spiritual Power, continued.”
This class was one of two classes used as source material for Chapter 2, “Releasing Spiritual Power,” in Awakening Mystical Consciousness.

May 1 – 31, 2021

Recording 442A: 1961 Hawaiian Village Open Class
“The Secret of the Word Made Flesh.”
This class was used as source material for Chapter 16, “The Secret of the Word Made Flesh,” and Chapter 32, “Address the World Silently with Peace,” in A Parenthesis in Eternity.

April 1 – 30, 2021

Tape 234A:  1958 London Open Class
“Grace”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

March 1 – 31, 2021

Tape 417B:  1961 London Open Class
“The Widening Circle of Prayer”
This class was used as source material for Chapter 10, “The Widening Circle of Prayer” in The Altitude of Prayer.

February 1 – 28, 2021

Tape 526B:  1963 London Work
“The New Message, continued”
This class was used as source material for several chapters in the writings:
*  Chapter 12, “Christ-Consciousness as a Universal Experience,” in A Message for the Ages
*  Chapter 12, “Christ As the Consciousness of Mankind,” in Consciousness Is What I Am
*  Chapter 10, “The New Dispensation,” in I Stand on Holy Ground.  

January 1 – 31, 2021

Tape 507B:  1962-63 Princess Kaiulani Open Class
“1963 New Year’s Message”
This class is the basis for Chapter 1, “A Message for the New Year,” in The Only Freedom

To view recordings posted in 2020, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2019, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2018, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2017, click here.
To view recordings posted in 2016, click here.