Foundation Study: Text Reading Program
We are very pleased to be able to offer you another chance to join us in our Foundation Study Program! The response from students who have taken the class has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope you will take a moment to read some of their comments about their experience this year.
The Text is the foundation of A Course in Miracles. Doing the Course is simply a process of learning and internalizing its thought system, and the Text is where that thought system is laid out. It is an unparalleled spiritual tour de force. Careful study of it will change your outlook in ways that perhaps nothing else can.
Many students, however, find the Text to be very hard going. Many do not finish it, and even those who make it through, perhaps repeatedly, wish they had a deeper grasp of what they were reading.
The Text Reading Program is designed to guide you, in detail, through the Text in one year, so that you can finally get a deep grasp on this spiritual masterpiece. Your year can begin at any time—whenever you choose to sign up. The Text has been divided up into a daily reading schedule for weekdays only (there are no reading assignments on the weekends).
Note: Those who purchase the program between November 15 and December 29 will start January 1 of the following year. If you want to start sooner, call us at 928-282-0790.
Once you sign up, here is what you will receive:
1. The readings
The night before each weekday you will receive, via e-mail, your reading material for that weekday. This reading will usually be a single section from the Text, accompanied by commentary after each paragraph, written by Robert Perry or Greg Mackie. The commentary for each section will also include several exercises for practical application of the material.
2. Urtext material
In the early chapters of the Text, Robert and Greg have filled out the sections with material from the Course's original typescript, the Urtext, as this often adds clarity, enrichment, and specificity to the material in the familiar blue book. Later in the Text, they have indicated the words that were originally emphasized in the Urtext. This too often adds clarity and meaning.
3. Class recordings
On Wednesday of each week of reading, you will receive via e-mail a link to a one-hour class recording, in which you can hear Robert and Greg review the major themes of that week's readings and field questions. (Click here to hear an excerpt from a class recording.)
5. Related readings
Additionally, you will also receive a number of extra, optional readings to fill out your understanding of particular Text sections.
6. Archive of the Text Commentaries and Class Recordings
You will be given a page on our website which contains an archive of all the commentaries that have been sent to you, the related readings, and all the class recordings. Once you have completed the class, this page will be your permanent archive of the class materials.
7. Pause feature
Finally, you will have the ability to “pause” the e-mails coming to you. This means that you won't fall behind if you go away for a few days—you simply pause the program, and restart it when you return!
As you can see, there is a huge amount of material for the year's program. Based on the experience of those who have gone through it, we guarantee that it will keep you immersed in your study for the whole year! Also, please know that this material is not currently available anywhere else. This material is only available to students of our one year Foundation Study program.
We first offered this program in 2006 (which is when the commentaries were written and the classes recorded). The feedback we received from those who participated was extremely positive, and we have come to believe that this is one of the most valuable services we have ever offered. (Click here to read the testimonials from participants.)
Sign up now for a program that will profoundly change your understanding of and relationship with A Course in Miracles. We hope you will join us on this adventure of the mind!
$300 for the full year if you pay up front. The page you are reading now is for our monthly payment plan, in which you can pay 12 payments of $27 per month. You can also choose to purchase the commentaries(You must start with the first quarter and get the quarters consecutively.)
We believe this is incredible value for a program that will fill your year with in-depth study of the Course. However, if you are unable to afford this amount, please let us know. We will not turn anyone away for lack of ability to pay, and we just ask that you pay what you can. We also ask that, for those of you who can easily afford the program, you consider giving an amount above the figure we ask, so that others with less ability to pay are supported in being able to do this program.
Please Note: These Text commentaries are a paid subscription service. If you would like to use them in a study group, or have interested friends or family members, we ask that these individuals sign up for the program directly, rather than copies being distributed to them free of charge. We do offer a group discount of 30% off for three or more people. Interested parties can contact us for details. We try to be very generous with our materials, but our livelihood does depend on sales of materials like the Text commentaries. Thank you for your consideration.
Ten day trial period
During the first ten days of reading (two weeks worth) you may cancel your subscription at any time. This is to give you every opportunity to fully sample the program before making a final commitment to the program. If, during the first 10 days, you wish to cancel your subscription, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying you wish to do so, and you will be given a full refund.
For more information
For more information, e-mail us at email@example.com, or call us at the number above. We hope that you will join us for this truly enlightening program.
What is the difference between Allen Watson's Text commentaries and the Circle's Text Reading Program?
While both contain commentary on each paragraph in the Text, along with the Text paragraphs themselves, Allen's Text commentaries are longer and more in-depth. They are obtained by ordering a chapter at a time, and then downloading it from our website.
The commentaries in the Text Reading Program, written by Robert Perry and Greg Mackie, are shorter than Allen's. Their commentary on a paragraph is usually about 1 1/2 times the length of the paragraph itself. They are kept short because of another difference: The Text Reading Program is designed to get you through the Text in one year. This includes e-mails sent to your inbox each weekday, containing both the Text section itself and commentary on it. The Text Reading Program also includes weekly recorded teleclasses summarizing that week's sections. And it contains optional reading to fill out one's appreciation of particular Text sections.