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JON MUNDY SPEAKS ON A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Grand Junction, CO -- Reverend Jon Mundy
Ph.D., noted author, popular international lecturer and publisher of
Miracles Magazine speaks on “A Course in Miracles” on Thursday,
April 21, 2005, 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 1425 N 5th, Grand
Junction, CO. Tickets sold for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
in Miracles is a
practical self-study spiritual curriculum designed to lead us out of a
thought system based on fear and guilt in favor of one based on love and
truth thus leading to peace and happiness. Jon discusses the
"Psychology and Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles", why it works
and how it differs from traditional Christianity.
Dr. Mundy is
Professor of Philosophy at Marist College in New York and author of several
popular books based on A Course in Miracles. He is a sought after
speaker and has given over 1,500 lectures on this topic. His talks are
filled with humor, inspiration and profound insight and wisdom. A highlight
of his presentation is the insane madness of Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, as
standup philosopher / comedian.
Here is some of what he shared:
We are ultimately driven to a mystical experience by one of 4 ways:
1) Meditation & Prayer.
- This enables us to literally stop the mind,
the process of constant projection which is what creates the external
experience. (using the word "create" carefully since what we do is not
creation but making). In Prayer & Meditation we literally shut
out the world. Prayer has a magical word, a four letter word that
sometimes will foster a closeness with Being that is an immediate
response to an immediate need: HELP!
2) Working it.
- Literally doing "the work," something like
the ACIM Workbook or The Work are methods by which we purposely undo the
illusory nature of the mind and learn to undo the process of constant
projection of a non-mystical reality.
3) Crash & Burn.
- This one is not very desirable but seems to
be a favorite of many. Many enlightened people got there this way.. People
who were in so much pain, depression and anxiety the mind suddenly just
quits due to the tremendous conflict in trying to reconcile a completely
nonsensical and painful reality, and delivers to itself the answer that will
finally solve the conflict: A sublime experience of total Peace and Oneness
with all that surrounds.
4) Just happens.
- Also known as spontaneous mystical
experience. This is pretty unusual but includes OBE's and the likes of
the case of Susan Siegel where she was stepping off the bus and all of a
sudden her body was separated from her, and she could see her body. When she
returned she had lost her ego (personality)..
What are the triggers to all of the above? In percentages, the highest
number of experiences came from these trigger in order of appearance by
#1- Despair and Depression
#2- Prayer and Meditation
#3- Natural Beauty
#4- Participation in worship
#5- Literature, Drama, Film
#8- Crises in personal relations
#9- Death of a loved one
#10- Sacred Places
#11- Visual Arts
#12- Creative Work
#13- The prospect of death
#14- Silence, Solitude
#15- Anesthetic drugs
#16- Physical activity
#20- Psychedelic drugs
#21- Sexual relations
A few very simple 3-word phrases that are key to work towards a
1- DO NOT JUDGE. Notice how much of the time you judge. Just notice.
How many times you use "they" which is a continual projection effort.
To stop projection you need to put the breaks on judging. STOP-LOOK-
LISTEN rather than judging immediately. Ego jumps first. Use the breaks.
Can't project and listen at the same time.
2- DO NOT ATTACK. Anger is never justified. Anger however will come.
When it comes realize it is not justified ever. One of the few times
Jesus uses NEVER in the course. It is not "sometimes" but never. When
anger comes, simply recognize that something has gone wrong in your
thinking and do not judge (see above) yourself either. Do not attack
physically, verbally, or otherwise. Let him/her be who or what they
are. Pluck out the angry thought, simply pluck it out. Refuse to go with
3- DO NOT DEFEND. Now this is an attitudinal do not defend. It is not about
the body, so do not think you should not kick somebody in the `nads if
you're a woman and someone is attacking your body… the thing here is: you
still think you're a body. So forgive him and then kick his … Ok seriously,
this is not about the body. However, you still think you are a body, and you
still think you are a body that can be hurt, otherwise you wouldn't be
seeing evidence to this effect, so it's ok to defend your body. Do defend
your body by all means. However, do not defend your EGO. The reason Jesus
kept silent when Pilate asked Him "Don't you have something to say for
yourself?" is because Pilate had just stated the Truth: that He was the Son
of God. And the Truth needs no defense, so there is nothing that He could've
said in defense of a Truth that already IS. However, in the body we are not
being asked for sacrifice and crucifixion, so defenselessness is about not
defending the ego.
4- DO NOT HIDE. There are no private thoughts. Really. Above all, it's about
not hiding things from yourself. Lying to yourself just fulfills the lies
you tell yourself about others..
This is a Course about undoing guilt through forgiveness.
The Psychology and Metaphysics of A Course in Miracles
Jon was introduced to A Course in Miracles by its
scribe, Dr. Helen Schucman in 1975. Jon is happy to share with
you his personal experience in his relationship with Helen as his mentor
and as a student in A Course in Miracles.
What A Course in Miracles Says, Why it
Works and How It Differs from Traditional Christianity.
Course in Miracles makes some unusual
statements -- such as:
is no world -There is no time -You are not a body -There is no death;
is no hell and no devil - You cannot be
betrayed, persecuted or crucified;
is no "they"- No one is special - Anger is never justified -There is
nothing to forgive.
lecture will explain each of these ideas. - There will be
time for questions and discussion.
The Crazy Wisdom
and Divine Madness of
Dr. Baba Jon Mundane
Mundy is a popular
international speaker and standup philosopher. He is the co-founder and
Senior Minister Emeritus of Interfaith Fellowship in New York City. He is
the publisher of Miracles Magazine and the author of Awaken To
Your Own Call, Listening To Your Inner Guide, and The Ten Laws of
Happiness. An Ordained Methodist clergyman and Professor of Philosophy
at Marist College, he has given more than 1,500 talks on
A Course in Miracles.
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