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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 August 1, 2020)

The recording for this month is 421B, from the 1961 London Closed Class, titled “Second Steps in Spiritual Healing.” 

Joel teaches that God is not in this visible universe, except where God is realized. In this class, he says that we must be the ones who realize God: “We are approaching an era in which the spiritual might of a few will eventually change the history of the world.”  We start with a demonstration of God in our individual lives.  Then this consciousness spreads out to small and large groups all over the world, until their influence is felt.

Joel says that as spiritual students, we have a great responsibility to maintain truth in our consciousness so that we are a blessing to anyone who comes in range of our consciousness and to the world at large.  In this class, he gives a beautiful lesson on how to do that.  First, he focuses on why we see things materially, and then moves to the nature of error and how to handle error: If God is infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient Spirit, then anything that we behold that is not of that divine nature must exist only as an illusory sense.  Joel challenges us to ask, “Can I accept this when the appearances of evil are filling the news?  Can I take a firm stand and say, “I must sit back and rejoice. God, Spirit, is Omnipresence, and there is nothing out here to be changed, removed, healed, or reformed”?

  • This recording is just under one hour long.  It was  source material for Chapter 27, “Living Above the Pairs of Opposites,” in A Parenthesis in Eternity.
  • The recording will be available for listening through August 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.)

You can listen to this recording from the Sanctuary page, which is a visually serene environment.


Suggested Wisdom to Contemplate with This Recording

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

“The sense-worldhuman experience—takes place in time and space, and this in itself precludes its being spiritual in nature.” (Wisdom 130)

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


Previously Posted Recordings

July 1 – 31, 2020

Recording 499B: 1962 Holland Closed Class
“The Spiritual Kingdom Made Tangible”

June 1-30, 2020

Recording 428A: 1961 October Los Angeles Special Class
“Laying the Axe at the Root”

May 1-31, 2020

Recording 128B: 1955 Kailua Study Group
“Bear Witness to the Universal Nature of Illusory Error”

April 1-30, 2020

Recording 50B: 1953 First New York Closed Class
“A Meditation”
This recording was not used as the basis for any book chapter.

March 1 – 31, 2020

Recording 323A: 1960 Chicago Open Class
“The Way”
This class was one of three used as source material for Chapter 10, “The Widening Circle of Prayer,” in The Altitude of Prayer.

February 1 – 29, 2020

Recording 137B: 1956 Melbourne Closed Class
“The Principles of ‘As’ and ‘Is,’ continued”
This class was not used as source material for any book.

January 1 – 31, 2020

Tape 427A:  1961 New York Special Class (repeat)
“World Affairs Spiritually Handled”
This class is one of two used for Chapter 12, “Infinite Way Principles and World Affairs,” in Realization of Oneness. 

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.