A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Magic"
T1B14 "Without conviction, they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless, and therefore destructive, or rather, the uncreative use of Mind."
T1B36I "You had misinterpreted human encounters as opportunities for magic rather than for miracles and so you tried to PROTECT THE NAME."
T1B41AZ "Penetration DOES NOT involve magic, nor DOES ANY form of sexual behavior."
T1B41AZ "It IS a magic belief to engage in ANY form of body image activity at all."
T1C12 "This is essentially magic, and tends more toward anxiety-proneness."
T1C14 "The term "spirit" is profoundly debased in this context, but it DOES entail a recognition that the body is not enough, and investing it with magic will not work."
T1C16 "Witchcraft is thus particularly apt to be associated with 3), because of the much greater investment in magic."
T2C6 "All physical illness represents a belief in magic."
T2C6 "The whole distortion which created magic rested on the belief that there is a creative ability in matter, which can control the mind."
T2C9 "All material means which man accepts as remedies for bodily ills are simply restatements of magic principles."
T2C13 "We said before that magic is essentially mindless, or the destructive (miscreated) use of mind."
T2E42 "This, too, was inevitable, because Freud could not divorce miracles from magic."
T2E44 "He is apt to forget this when he becomes egocentric, and this places him in a position where belief in magic is virtually inevitable."
T2E57 "He is apt to forget this when he becomes egocentric, and this places him in a position where belief in magic is virtually inevitable."
T4C21 "Myths and magic are closely associated, in that myths are usually related to the ego origins, and magic to the powers which the ego ascribes to itself."
T4C21 "Every mythological system includes an account of "the creation," and associates this with its particular perception of magic."
T5G9 "We said before that illness is a form of magic."
T6F3 "You do not inform them that the nightmares which frightened them so badly were not real, because children BELIEVE in magic."
T7E6 "You do not PUT the Spirit in them by inspiring them, because that would be "magic," and therefore would not be real healing."
T7E7 "Like inspiration, it can be misunderstood as magic, and WILL be whenever it is undertaken as SEPARATE from what already is, and perceived as a means for ESTABLISHING it."
T7F3 "This fact, too, can be used either for healing or for magic, but you must realize that magic is ALWAYS the belief that healing is HARMFUL."
T7F4 "Magic always tries to weaken."
T7F4 "Magic ALWAYS sees something special in the healer, which he believes he can offer as a gift to someone who does NOT have it."
T9D8 "A "miserable sinner" cannot be healed without magic, nor can an "unimportant mind" esteem itself without magic."
T9J1 "All magic is a form of reconciling the irreconcilable."
T23C12 "This is the "magic" that will cure all of your pain; the missing factor in your madness THAT MAKES IT SANE."
T25H1 "The magic of the world can SEEM to hide the pain of sin from sinners, and deceive with glitter and with guile."
W76L6 "Your magic has no meaning."
W76L7 "Magic imprisons, but the laws of God set free."
W98L3 "They do not appeal to magic, nor invent escapes from fancied threats without reality."
W136L3 "They are secret magic wands you wave when truth appears to threaten what you would believe."
W140L2 "He merely had a dream that he was sick, and in the dream he found a magic formula to make him well."
W140L6 "This is no magic."
W140L10 "So do we lay aside our amulets, our charms and medicines, our chants and bits of magic in whatever form they took."
W158L4 "Time is a trick; a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic."
M17A8 "Forget not this is magic, and that magic is a sorry substitute for true assistance."
M17A9 "The avoidance of magic is the avoidance of temptation."
M17A9 "When all magic is recognized as merely nothing, the teacher of God has reached the most advanced state."
M17A9 "For magic of any kind, in all its forms, simply does nothing."
M17A10 "Yet each temptation to accept magic as true must be abandoned through his recognition not that it is fearful, not that it is sinful, not that it is dangerous, but merely that it is meaningless."
M17A11 "No risk is possible throughout the day except to put your trust in magic, for it is only this that leads to pain."
M17A11 "His teachers know that this is so, and have learned that everything but this is magic."
M17A11 "All belief in magic is maintained by just one simple-minded illusion; - that it works."
M17A11 "All through his training, every day and hour, and even every minute and second, must God's teachers learn to recognize the forms of magic and perceive their meaninglessness."
M18A1 "This strengthens fear and makes the magic seem quite real to both of them."
M18A1 "How to deal with magic thus becomes a major lesson for the teacher of God to master."
M18A1 "If a magic thought arouses anger in any form, God's teacher can be sure that he is strengthening his own belief in sin and has condemned himself."
M18A2 "There is, however, a temptation to respond to magic in a way that reinforces it."
M18A5 "Anger in response to perceived magic thoughts is a basic cause of fear."
M18A5 "A magic thought, by its mere presence, acknowledges a separation from God."
M18A6 "Magic again must help."
M18A7 "But what will now be your reaction to all magic thoughts?"
M18A8 "Magic thoughts need not lead to condemnation, for they do not really have the power to give rise to guilt."
M18A9 "Like the magic which becomes its servant, it neither attacks nor protects."
M19A1 "If he argues with his pupil about a magic thought, attacks it, tries to establish its error or demonstrate its falsity, he is but witnessing to its reality."
M19A1 "Magic thoughts are but illusions."
M19A2 "God's teachers' major lesson is to learn how to react to magic thoughts wholly without anger."
M24A1 "Is this merely an appeal to magic?"
M26A1 "There are, of course, no "unnatural" powers, and it is obviously merely an appeal to magic to make up a power that does not exist."
M26A2 "He is doing nothing special, and there is no magic in his accomplishments."
M26A3 "Only by tricks of magic are special powers "demonstrated.""
M26A4 "What is used for magic is useless to Him, but what He uses cannot be used for magic."
M28A6 "The inconsistencies, the compromises and the rituals the world fosters in its vain attempts to cling to death and yet to think love real are mindless magic, ineffectual and meaningless."
P3A2 "And because to the sane mind it is so clearly impossible, what they seek is magic."
P3E4 "At worst, they but make the body real in their own minds, and having done so, seek for magic by which to heal the ills with which their minds endow it."
P3E7 "Yet that is magic's purpose; to make illusions true through false perception."
S1A9 "Trust cannot lie in idols, for that is merely faith in magic."
S3D3 "Someone knows better; this the magic phrase by which the body seems to be the aim of healing as the world conceives of it."
Quotes on "Magical"
T3A34 "This time, you were FORCED to call him "Jonathan" because you were ATTACKING him when you took the notes in front of him, and are now falling back on the magical device of "protecting his name.""
T3C29 "However, you will remember that it is this one which is particularly vulnerable to magical associations."
T3C32 "Being unable to apply his religion wholeheartedly to himself, he was forced to accept certain magical beliefs which were alien to his own Christianity."
T5G9 "It might be better to say it is a form of magical SOLUTION."
T7F5 "However misguided the "magical healer" may be, and however much he may be trying to strengthen his ego, HE IS ALSO TRYING TO HELP."
W50L1 "Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, "protective" clothing, "influence," "prestige," being liked, knowing the "right" people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness which you endow with magical powers."
W76L10 "Dismiss all foolish magical beliefs today, and hold your mind in silent readiness to hear the Voice that speaks the truth to you."
W77L2 "It does not depend on any magical powers you have ascribed to yourself, nor on any of the rituals you have devised."
W92L1 "These are among the many magical beliefs that come from the conviction you are a body, and the body's eyes can see."
W135L26 "What little plans or magical beliefs can still have value, when you have received your function from the Voice of God Himself?"
P3A3 "He hopes, in fact, to stabilize it sufficiently to include within it the magical powers he seeks in psychotherapy."
P3A4 "At the beginning, it is inevitable that patients and therapists alike accept unrealistic goals not completely free of magical overtones."
P3E6 "Therefore, the defenses sought for must be magical."
Quotes on "Magically"
W138L8 "It must be saved from salvation, threatened to be safe, and magically armored against truth."
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