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The Voice: A Historical Moment
Helen Schucman talks about "The Voice"
That Conveyed A Course in Miracles to Her
In a rare recording featured here, Dr. Helen Schucman describes how she scribed A Course in Miracles and "The Voice" that conveyed it to her. The audio selection below is a one minute excerpt from a private interview she gave in 1976, the only one in existence today.
There's nothing that I would call ordinary audition about this at all. It doesn't really...It's a curious thing that will be very difficult to explain.
Somebody asked me, "Was it as though your hand was moving?"
No. I wrote perfectly voluntarily in response to...I call it a voice, but "a voice" has sounds, or sounds as though it has something to do with hearing. And I didn't hear anything.
I think it's the sort of hearing that you can't really describe. It doesn't have anything to do with ears, or waves hitting a drum or anything on that order. I don't really know, I think maybe I'm using the wrong word when I say "hear." I sort of recognized it, it was very rapid, I could even....if I didn't catch a phrase, I could sort of say, "Would you mind doing that again?"
This was strictly mental. Otherwise I would consider it hallucinatory activity. I don't feel it was that.
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