This Combined Volume, Third Edition of A Course in Miracles, is the only edition that contains in one place all of the writings that Dr. Helen Schucman, its Scribe, authorised to be printed. It is published by The Foundation for Inner Peace, the not-for-profit organisation chosen by Dr. Schucman for this purpose.
The Combined Volume also includes the Supplements to A Course in Miracles, ‘Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice’ and ‘The Song of Prayer.’ These sections are extensions of the Course principles, which were dictated to Dr. Schucman shortly after she completed A Course in Miracles.
A Course in Miracles is..
As its title implies, the Course, a self-study program, is arranged throughout as a teaching device. It consists of three books: 3-volume book comprising Text, 365 day Workbook and Manual. The order in which students choose to use the books and the ways in which they study them, depend on their particular needs and preferences.
The curriculum of the Course emphasises application rather than theory, and experience rather than theology. It specifically states that “a universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary.” (Manual, p. 77) Although Christian in statement, the Course deals with universal spiritual themes. It also emphasises that it is but one version of the ‘universal curriculum’.