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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 March 1, 2019)

The current recording is #228, Side 2, from the 1958 London Open Class, titled “Nature of Spiritual Power.” 

In this class, Joel asks whether there is a spiritual teaching that will change the history of the world, and he answers with a resounding “Yes.”  But, he says,  it must be a teaching like The Infinite Way that reveals as a universal truth the infinite nature of individual being for every man, woman, and child—with NO exceptions.  As we manifest this truth in our lives, we release every  individual from condemnation, realizing that any discord is the product of ignorance of truth, universal belief, and the universal sense of separation from God.  With that, we are able to give a measure of freedom to the world.

Joel maintains that only spiritual power will help the world, but that we must understand spiritual power.  It is not praying to God for peace.  It is not a power that destroys evil.  It cannot be used to achieve human ends.  Joel emphasizes that what you can do is LET spiritual power use you, govern you.  You do this by being still, relaxing, and giving up mental efforts to fight fire with fire.  All forms of error in world affairs are universal belief, nothingness, and when we rest in that word, we can LET spiritual power dissolve the errors and bring forth solutions. All affairs of the world can be settled in this way.  But first, we must learn to settle our individual affairs in this way and thereby demonstrate that we have discovered the nature of spiritual power.  Then we are in the Christ ministry.

This recording is approximately one hour long.  It is one of three classes used as source material 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.   

  • The recording will be available for listening through March 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 tape from the Sanctuary page, 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.)

“Daniel’s vision revealed the four temporal kingdoms destroyed by a stone ‘cut out of the mountain without hands.’  As you ‘see’ this stone being cut out of the mountains ‘without hands,’ you will observe that this stone is the Word.  Consciousness, awareness of IS, is the stone which overcomes without might or power, but by the grace of IS.  Be at peace. (Wisdom 20)

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


Previously Posted Recordings (2019)

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.