My mom did that course in miracles thing, she still has the books. What would be a case of something unreal then?
What would be a case of something unreal?
Rather than reading the "A Course in Miracles" ("ACIM") text, I'm listening to the audio version. According to what I've heard, thus far, anything that changes is unreal. Also, anything that's based in hate, fear, judgement, etc. It states that knowledge is real and perception is unreal.
The Text is over 600 pages and there's also a Workbook for Students, a Manual for Teachers, and a Clarification of Terms. So, in total, among all those resources, there must be over 1,000 pages. Thus, it would be difficult to accurately and succinctly summarize the essence of the course -- especially a novice like me.
Without getting into the details of my background and perspective, I'll just say this is one of the few "spiritual" texts that have made any difference or sense to me. I've heard it stated that ACIM is really simple -- but that it takes the hundreds upon hundreds of pages to support the introductory concept that:
"Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God."
The idea being, I guess, that we over-complicate things and need to be taught things in excruciating detail for us to, eventually, realize just how simple it really was. That's my interpretation, anyway.