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     MEETINGS:(First Sunday*) THE INN OF CHICAGO         
                       162 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611 11:00 AM/12:15 PM/ 12:45 PM
                       (Mezzanine Level) (Join Us On-line or Phone-in)

                       (Second Tuesday*) ON-LINE MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)                                          

                       (Third Sunday*) 259 SKYLINE DRIVE, CARPENTERSVILLE, IL, 60110
                       (Join Us On-line or Phone-in) 11:00 AM (Info. in Study Guide) Pls. R.S.V.P.

                       (Fourth Tuesday*) ON-LINE MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)

                       (Every Thursday**) ON-LINE BOOK STUDY MEETING
                       (Or Phone-in) 7:30 PM CST (Info. in Study Guide)

                       Conducted by Bob Harper  

                       (* Of the Month) (**Book Study Registration For 2017 Now Closed.)

      Meditation Starts 15 min. Before Meeting Time  
      Conducted by Bob Harper

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"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept."
                                                                                                                            - 1 Co 15:20

    April, 2017   

    Dear Friends,

        Happy Easter and Passover! ... In many languages the words for 'Easter' and 'Passover'
    are the same or very similar. Esoterically speaking, both holidays point to the same thing:
    freedom. Whether it is liberation from the "slavery" which comes from identification with
    the false sense of "self", or our being set free from the "tomb of material sense," both
    holidays represent our every-moment ability to shed "person" and reveal Presence.

         "Therefore, when we have come to an end of words, we discover that there is something that is not a
    word, but is our Self, and that word is “I.” I is not a word. I is me, my Self. I am not a word. Now that
       must be clear: I am not a word. I am being. Therefore, when Moses attained the revelation that I Am, he
    attained the experience that went beyond words, because I isn’t a word. I is me. I is my own Self. I is the
    being that I am.
          And therefore, with that word “I,” God is revealed because there is no word behind I, nor in front of it.
     I is I. I am I. And therefore, I am not projecting an image of thought when I say, “I.” I am announcing my
    Self. If I say life, I am saying life. If I say mind, I am saying mind. If I say God, I am saying God, and
   therefore, I am uttering words. But I isn’t a word, I is the individual uttering the words!"

                                                                                                                            - Joel, From Recording 0515A, "'I' As Consciousness"

         For our First Sunday, we are meeting at THE INN OF CHICAGO on April 2nd, and
    will begin the day with a recording that was the basis for Chapter 4, "Consciousness,"
    from Joel's CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHAT I AM. This will mark the beginning of an
    exploration of a theme that has developed for this month, "the true nature of the
    I as Consciousness." In my opinion, The 1963 Princess Kaiulani Sunday Series, MP3, Side
    1 (#0515A) is an outstanding class session on this important principle.
      Then, following my short talk, we will hear a message "hot off the presses," as we begin
    a brand new class by John Stephenson, his 2017 Kailua Private Class, which he gave a
    few weeks ago. We will begin by hearing Session 1, "Accessing the Infinite."
          For the Second Tuesday meeting on April 11th, we will hear Virginia Stephenson's
    1994 Asilomar Class, Session #3, "The Divinity Within," which was the basis for both her
    April Monthly Lesson of 2011. Those of you who subscribed to that publication back then
    may still have copies to re-visit. Alohamystics.com has recent years of the Lessons
    available as a free download, and John has indicated that he was planning on making
    more years available. (The recordings of the 1994 Asilomar are still available for purchase
           For our Third Sunday broadcast on April 16th, we will be hearing a recording
    which was the basis for Chapter 4 in Joel's THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S
    HOUSE, MP3, Side 1 of the 1962 Holland Closed Class, "The Temple" (#0500A).
           The Fourth Tuesday meeting of April 25th will continue for our end of the month
    meetings the series of class sessions which Joel referred to as the "New Horizon Series."  
    This collection of deep and mostly 3rd Degree teachings, that Joel said were "a lesson
    seldom given," will continue with "The Nature of Error," a recording, which corresponds
    to Chapter 11 in THE ART OF MEDITATION, and which is from Joel's 1954 Chicago  
    Practitioner Class, MP3, Side 1 (#0515A).
           And available for listening at your leisure is Luella's 1991 Green Bay Easter Class,
    Session 6, "Christmas To Easter, Part Two."
    Note: I am happy to announce that in addition to the audio file,  a transcript is now available .
    (Special thanks to Lori B. and Linda F!)

    Luella's workbooks, DEVELOPING SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS Vols. I and II, continue to be
    popular with students as clear, concise explorations of the principles of spiritual living
    and healing. Along with the recently published new paper edition of both
    volumes, brand new eBook versions (for all eReaders) of both Volumes, as well as
    Luella's TREASURE HUNT, are now available for purchase on Amazon.com.  Please click
    on this link for a preview or to purchase:
    Our Weekly Book Study Meetings for 2017, on Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM CST, will
    be continuing on April 6th. We will be working with Chapter 4 from our book, Joel's
    THE JOURNEY BACK to the FATHER'S HOUSE, which was originally published as
    THE INFINITE WAY LETTERS OF 1979. Registration for participation in this meeting is
    now closed. To register for next year's meetings, please contact me at:
    bob_harper@sbcglobal.net, or (847) 428-4759. Also, if you are thinking of registering for next
    year, please read: Weekly Book Study Meetings Purpose and Guidelines 2017. This will give you an idea of the
    format for this study group.

      Aloha and Blessings!                         




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