Commentary on T-18.VI (second half), "Beyond the Body" has been posted to a new website!.

.Thursday, July 23, 2015, 05:26 PM

I have posted my comments on Part 2 of T-18.VI, "Beyond the Body", but to a new website. From this point on all new commentaries will go to that new website, although the old site will continue to exist for as long as it takes me to transfer all the previous commentaries to the new one. I expect that may take weeks or even months.

We will be studying this section after our meetings resume in September. At this time, it looks as though we will resume on September 8, 2015.

The new website's address is http://allen-watson.weebly.com. The old site (this one) is at http://allen-watson.com. Please note that, on the new site, if you desire to print out a commentary in full color, you will need to download the PDF version (Downloads link). .

Commentary on T-18.VI (first half), "Beyond the Body" has been posted.

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 03:55 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section VI, Paragraphs 1–7, “Beyond the Body”. [Typos corrected 7/15/15.] We will be studying this section after our meetings resume in September. At this time, it looks as though we will resume on September 8, 2015.

Revised version of the Commentary on T-18.V, "The Happy Dream" has been posted.

Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:33 AM.

I have re-posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section V, “The Happy Dream”. If you have previously downloaded a copy since last Wednesday, please download this revised version. It reflects a crucial single-letter change that completely changes the meaning of the first sentence in the section.

Commentary on T-18.V, "The Happy Dream" has been posted.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 04:58 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section V, “The Happy Dream”. We will probably not begin study these notes until our first meeting in September. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, May 19, we will finish our study of 18.III, covering paragraph 4 to 8, and possibly we'll begin study of 18.IV.

Commentary on T-18.IV, "The Little Willingness" has been posted.

Friday, May 8, 2015 07:38 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section IV, “The Little Willingness”. We will probably begin study these notes on May 19. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, May 12, we will finish our study of 18.II, covering paragraph 5 to 8, and very likely begin study of 18.III.

Commentary on T-18.III, "Light in the Dream" has been posted.

Monday, May 4, 2015 04:47 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section III, “Light in the Dream”. We will probably begin study these notes on May 12 or 19. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, May 5, we will finish the final paragraphs of 18.I, and likely at least begin study of 18.II.

Commentary on T-18.II, "The Basis of the Dream" has been posted.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 04:56 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section II, “The Basis of the Dream”. We will probably begin study these notes on May 5. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, May 5, we will finish the final paragraphs of 18.I, and likely begin study of 18.II.

Commentary on T-18.I, "The Substitute Reality" has been posted.

Monday, April 20, 2015, 05:03 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 18, Section I, “The Substitute Reality”. We will study these notes on April 28. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, April 21, we will finish the final paragraphs of 17.VII, and study 17.VIII.

Commentary on T-17.VIII, "The Conditions of Peace" has been posted.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 03:46 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section VIII, “The Conditions of Peace”. We will study these notes on April 21 or 28, depending on whether or not we finish Section VII in one week. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, April 14, we will be covering 17.VII.

Option to Donate via Paypal added.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:55 PM.

In the left column, below the blue buttons, I have added a "Pay Now" button that connects to Paypal, allowing me to accept donations. This is intended mainly for people who do not attend the Portland study group and donate in person. If you have been helped by the commentaries, and would like me to continue producing them and to finish the Text, please consider making a small donation.

Summer Break Information.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 06:31 PM.

Duke asked today if I had decided when the break for summer would come for our ACIM study group at Unity. If at all possible, I like that to coincide with the end of a chapter in the Text, but it does not look as if that will be possible this year. We will be starting Chapter 18 early in May, and there is no way we can complete its nine chapters in one month, or even in two months, as several of the later sections are fairly long.

Therefore, I will simply set the date for "summer break" as starting in June, and running through July and August. The final meeting before the break, then, will be on May 26th, and we will (tentatively) resume on September 8.

I have a few cassette tape sets of workshops by Kenneth Wapnick that the group is welcome to use if you want to continue meeting over the summer, as we've done in the past. I will bring them in soon so you can look them over.

Commentary on T-17.VII, "The Call for Faith," has been uploaded.

Monday, April 6, 2015, 04:15 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section VII, “the Call for Faith”. We will study these notes on April 14 (and possibly the week after; it is a difficult section and may require a lot of discussion). Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, April 7, we will be covering 17.VI.

Commentary on T-17.VI, "Setting the Goal," has been uploaded.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 4:42 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section VI, “Setting the Goal”. We will study these notes on April 7. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, March 31, we will be covering the second half of 17.V.

Commentary on T-17.V.8–15, "The Healed Relationship,", Part 2, has been uploaded.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 03:30 PM.

I have posted commentary notes for the second half of Chapter 17, Section V.8–15, “The Healed Relationship”. We will study these notes on March 31. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, March 17, we will be covering the first half of 17.V.

I will be away in late March for most of a week, March 22 to March 27. Therefore I will not be able to facilitate the group on March 24. See Lee Smith about an alternative study plan for that date. I believe Debbie Brandes will be facilitating a study of prayer in ACIM.

I have added a new link to the left sidebar of the home page and all the main pages of the site: "Urtext Online". It is 2nd from the bottom. This switches to the Miracles in Action Press website, and their very useful web version of the Urtext with a linked Table of Contents.

Commentary on T-17.V.1–7, "The Healed Relationship,", Part 1, has been uploaded.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 02:26 PM

I have posted commentary notes for the first half of Chapter 17, Section V.1–7, “The Healed Relationship”. We will study these notes on March 17. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, March 10, we will pick up where we left off last time, with the second half of 17.IV.

I will be away in late March for most of a week, March 22 to March 27. Therefore I will not be able to facilitate the group on March 24. See Lee Smith about an alternative study plan for that date.

I have added a new link to the left sidebar on all the main pages of the site: "Urtext Online". It is 2nd from the bottom. This switches to the Miracles in Action Press website, and their very useful web version of the Urtext with a linked Table of Contents.

Commentary on T-17.IV.10–16, "The Two Pictures," has been uploaded.

Friday, February 27, 2015, 01:49 PM

I have posted commentary notes for the second half of Chapter 17, Section IV.10–16, “The Two Pictures”. We will study these notes on March 10. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, March 3, we will study the first half of 17.IV.

I will be away in late March for most of a week, March 22 to March 27. Therefore I will not be able to facilitate the group on March 24. You may wish to plan an alternative for that date.

Commentary on T-17.IV.1–9, "The Two Pictures," has been uploaded.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 01:58 PM

I have posted commentary notes for the first half of Chapter 17, Section IV.1–9, “The Two Pictures”. We will study these notes later in February. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, February 17, we will pick up where we left off last time.

I will be away in late March for most of a week, March 22 to March 27. Therefore I will not be able to facilitate the group on March 24. You may wish to plan an alternative for that date.

Commentary on T-17.III, "Shadows of the Past," has been uploaded. Feb 3 is movie day!

Monday, January 26, 2015, 04:54 PM

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section III, “Shadows of the Past”. We will study these notes later in February. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, January 27, we will study the previous section, T-17.II, "The Forgiven World."

On the first Tuesday in February, the 3rd, we will not be studying the Text. Instead, we will watch the DVD, "The Forgotten Song" The Story of A Course in Miracles, Part One." Featuring Dr. William Thetford, who typed the original typescript of the Course, it spans a 70-year period in the life of Dr. Helen Schucman, “scribe” of the Course, and tells the inspiring story of how the Course came to be. We will have time for discussions and questions after the viewing. Most likely, we will watch the second hour of the movie the following week. Watch the trailer…The Forgotten Song

Commentary on T-17.II, "The Forgiven World," has been uploaded. Feb 3 is movie day!

Monday, January 19, 2015, 02:20 PM

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section II, “The Forgiven World”. We will study these notes on Tuesday, January 27. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, January 20, we will study the previous section, T-17.I, "Bringing Fantasy to Truth."

On the first Tuesday in February, the 3rd, we will not be studying the Text. Instead, we will watch the DVD, "The Forgotten Song" The Story of A Course in Miracles, Part One." Featuring Dr. William Thetford, who typed the original typescript of the Course, it spans a 70-year period in the life of Dr. Helen Schucman, “scribe” of the Course, and tells the inspiring story of how the Course came to be. Watch the trailer…The Forgotten Song

Commentary on T-17.I, "Bringing Fantasy to Truth," has been uploaded.

Monday, January 12, 2015, 03:28 PM

I have posted commentary notes for Chapter 17, Section I, “Bringing Fantasy to Truth”. We will study these notes on Tuesday, January 20 or 27. Please print your own copies from our website if you can. This coming Tuesday, January 13, we will study the previous section, T-16.VII, "The End of Illusions."