Kindred Spirits: Finding the Unity in Urantia and A Course in Miracles is an upcoming film from AVAIYA that reveals the trans formative power of each of these philosophies and several supportive similarities.
Many Urantia Book & A Course In Miracles students read both books and find that the two books compliment each other. The Urantia Book focuses more on “how come” human relationships need to be healed and The Course focuses more on “how to” heal human relationships. Another way to think of the differences is to think of the Course as being a primer on the actual mechanics of being a son of God; The Urantia Book is a vast source of information on the mechanics of the whole of creation, including information about humanity’s legacy from Jesus on the fact of it’s son-ship with God…
The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that originated in Chicago sometime between 1924 and 1955. The authorship remains a matter of speculation.
The authors introduce the word “Urantia” as the name of the planet Earth and state that their intent is to “present enlarged concepts and advanced truth.”The book aims to unite religion, science and philosophy, and its enormous amount of material about science is unique among literature claimed to be presented by celestial beings. Among other topics, the book discusses the origin and meaning of life, mankind’s place in the universe, the relationship between God and people, and the life of Jesus.
It has been described as “a rich and complex moral narrative, equal parts Tolkien and St. Paul.”
A Course in Miracles (also referred to as ACIM or the Course) is a self-study curriculum which aims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation. According to the introduction to the Workbook section of the book, the Text section was required since “A theoretical foundation such as the Text is necessary as a background to make these exercises meaningful”, whereas the Workbook itself is to “train the mind to think along the lines which the course sets forth and to a different perception of everything in the world”. ACIM tells us it aims to “remove the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your inheritance”. The book has been described by some as a non-dualistic philosophy, and by others as the Third Testament, with many students accepting neither characterization. The introduction to the book contains the following summary: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”