The Book That Created The New Age Movement—And That You Can’t Live Without

Quite literally resembling the bible, A Course In Miracles is the touchstone of new age spirituality. The thousand-page-long workbook has essentially one premise: everything in life is miraculous, and the only thing that needs to be changed is our perception. It opens with the famous passage: “This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.” It’s no light Sunday beach read, but has inspired some of the greatest new thought leaders of our time. Whether it’s something you store on the shelf for a revelation here and again, or something you buy to commit to a more conscious way of life, it’s followers and practitioners make for quite the example of what’s possible once it’s in your hands.