8/20/08

New cover design for the Course



On at least three different occasions, Helen Schucman reported seeing dreams and visions of a black book. In one vision there was a gold cross on the cover. In another, a string of pearls was draped across the book.

When Carmen Cameron asked her guidance for a cover design for the CIMS editions of the Course, she was reminded of Helen's visions. This is how it is explained on the back of the CIMS complete Original Edition hard back dustcover:

"In the months just preceding the beginning of the dictation of A Course In Miracles, Dr. Helen Schucman experienced a series of vivid waking and sleeping dreams. In three of those dreams, she was presented with a book. It was thick and black and had large gold letters on the cover. In one of those dreams, she saw it draped in a strand of pearls. And that image had such an impact on her that it was recreated for the official documentary about the history of the Course.

"The dust jacket of this volume is in tribute to that image. And it is an homage to a deep and growing appreciation of Dr. Schucman’s perseverance and dedication to the completion of the Course.

"And, too, there is a very ancient and universal symbolism to pearls. From the earliest of times, pearls have been considered miraculous. Unique in all the world of nature, their beauty comes from the most mundane of substances and yet it is somehow transformed by a living organism into one of the most beautiful objects known to man. Pearls have become an archetypal image of what can happen to the human mind that dedicates itself to perfection, utilizing the hard knocks of daily living as a stimulus to growth.

The Pearl of Great Price”. . .
that which is of such momentous value that you would sell all that you own to possess it.

Pearls of Wisdom”. . .
thoughts which illuminate and simplify one’s thinking, bringing peace and clarity of mind.

A String of Pearls”. . .
a veritable chain of wisdom and insights, spreading out and then interweaving as a string of brilliant flashes that lighten up the very dark world we see around us.

A string of pearls is thus a perfect symbol for A Course In Miracles.

Graphic design and pre-press by
Carmen Cameron & Tom Fox
Louisville, Kentucky

8/14/08

I Digg the Course

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Digg.com is one of the Internet's primer social bookmarking sites. It provides a means to share and comment upon favorite web pages, and to vote for pages that others have shared. To vote for a web page is to "Digg It!"

Millions of people scan the links on Digg.com every day. They are mostly young and technically savvy Internet users, and most could not care less about A Course in Miracles. But a few . . . a precious few, who might stumble across just the right idea at just the right time for them, could add another beacon of light to a troubled world.

Digging the Course on Digg.com is a way to extend the love, and you can add your blessing to the project quickly, easily, and without any cost to you. Setting up the Digg.com bookmarks in the first place is the hard part. That's the part we take care of. Joining Digg.com and voting for the pages is the easy quick part.

What can you do?

First, create an account on Digg.com. All that is needed is for you to provide a user name, an email address, a password, and a few other details. You will not receive any annoying solicitations from Digg.com, although you do receive email notices of membership activity. The annoying part of Digg.com is the slow-loading advertising on the pages.

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Second, once your account is created and you are logged-in (be sure to write down your user name and password), you can click on the ACIM bookmark links below and then click the "Digg" button on the Digg.com web page for that ACIM page:

Workbook Lesson 1
Workbook Lesson 2
Workbook Lesson 3
Workbook Lesson 4
Workbook Lesson 5
Workbook Lesson 6
Workbook Lesson 7
Workbook Lesson 8
Workbook Lesson 9
Workbook Lesson 10
Workbook Lesson 333

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And, you may also add you own comments about the ACIM pages. Digg.com is open to anyone, so you might encounter some who are actively hostile to A Course in Miracles and its message, but that is to be expected.

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August 14, 2008
Louisville, Kentucky