Dear Members and Friends of RMMC:
The Rocky Mountain Miracle Center is dedicated to fostering the teaching, learning, application and practice of A Course in Miracles. The Center evolved from the Divine Science Church of Truth which met at 1939 S. Monroe Street, Denver, Colorado, for many years.
The late Rev. David Morrissey introduced A Course in Miracles in the early 1990s and began teaching classes on the Course. By 1999, a number of other teachers and Course students from around the area had joined with David and Liisa Morrissey to convert the Church into the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center. A great deal of diversity in approaches to teaching and learning the Course came together at that time, as well as many different views on how the Center should develop. Speaking for myself, developing the Center provided many opportunities to learn and practice the full spectrum of forgiveness the Course teaches. As the Course says, joining together in a worthwhile purpose helps us to realize how we are joined eternally with one another and with our Creator. I believe the harmony many now feel around the Center reflects that joining in purpose.
A Course in Miracles is practical, experiential spiritual discipline using the conceptual framework of modern psychology, and has proven helpful to several millions world-wide. Its lessons are amazing stress reducers and do wonders for everyday relationships. It requires a sincere commitment, yet carefully studied, understood and practiced over time, it relieves the mind of its exclusive ego-body identification and increasingly awakens one to a higher state.
The Course has inspired hundreds of books as helpers for the learning process and as testimonials to its effectiveness. “The Miracle of Real Forgiveness” by Tom Carpenter, who has been with us at the Center several times, makes for a good “short course” in miracles, as do Dr. Gerald Jampolsky’s “Love is Letting Go of Fear” and “A Mini Course for Life.” For the Course itself, I recommend the Combined Volume published by the Foundation for Inner Peace, which contains Helen’s Preface, Text, Workbook, Manual for Teachers, Clarification of Terms, Psychotherapy PPP and the Song of Prayer. The Center has it available.
A good glossary is important since many terms used have definitions unique to the Course. The one by Robert Perry, “Glossary of Terms from A Course in Miracles,” can be read from cover-to-cover in a couple evenings as well as used for reference. The “Glossary-Index for A Course in Miracles” from Ken Wapnick’s Foundation for A Course in Miracles, is a bit more formal. Ken’s first book, “Forgiveness and Jesus,” revised edition, is especially helpful, as are Ken’s other books and videos. I love the videos and the Center has many of them available to check out. Ken often recommended doing the Workbook lessons first to get familiar with the experience of practicing true forgiveness and miracles, and to then work through the Text, Manual, Psychotherapy and Song of Prayer a little at a time.
For additional reading, I like the works of the late Dr. David R. Hawkins, especially “Power vs. Force,” “Eye of the I,” and “I, Reality and Subjectivity.” Dr. Hawkins was trained in psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, where the Course was written, and had met its “scribe.” Dr. Helen Schucman. In 1976 he obtained one of the first copies of ACIM and retired to northern Arizona to study the Course, teach and write, which he continued until his passing in 2012.
The Center, as a tax-exempt religious organization, conducts its activities in its own building at 1939 S. Monroe St, Denver 80210. Tax-deductible contributions are always welcome and are much appreciated. Visit the Center’s website, www.rockymountainmiraclecenter.org for current information, class schedules and upcoming events at the Center.
Here’s an easy way to help the Center financially: King Soopers will donate 5% of all re-loaded amounts on its Reloadable Gift Cards keyed to RMMC’s account. I use mine all the time to purchase groceries, gas and other merchandise at King Soopers and at Loaf ‘n Jug convenience stores. The last time I reloaded it I just handed the gift card to the checkout person along with my MasterCard and said, “Please put another $300 on my gift card.” In less than ten seconds, both cards were back in my pocket, and at that point, $15 was credited to RMMC’s account. Contact me at 303-697-6088, firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a card.
My personal thanks and appreciation to all who who have helped with the Center. We are blessed!