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History and Philosophy of The InnerCircle University

 

History of the InnerCircle University (ICU)

founded in 1981 by Rev. Clara L. Bujol and Nathan L. Crawford, Jr.

 

The InnerCircle University was formed out of a quest for and a love of education and spirituality. In the foundation of this institution was poured the commitment to honor both African spirituality and Woman’s spirituality as an essential element on the path of Self Knowledge.

 

The Founder, Rev. Crystal Clarity Bujol, is the daughter of Leslie Joseph Bujol, Sr and Rev. Dr. Ruth Bujol, both now deceased. Dr. Ruth Bujol served as Director of Women’s work for People’s Independent Church of Christ for twenty-two years and was the president and senior teacher of the Metaphysical Bible Institute of America for over fifteen years, until her death.  Her dream, to be fulfilled in the evolution of InnerCircle University, was to create an institution where she could teach people to:

 

Read it for yourself, be it for yourself, know it for yourself . . . Recognize that the “it” is you and the you is the “I Am” of the everything of God.

 

In 1980, then known as Clara Leslie Bujol, she was a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner at The Guidance Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles, and a member of the International Board of Trustees for the United Church of Religious Science. 

 

With the encouragement and assistance of her husband, Nathan L. Crawford, Jr., she was inspired to write the first full companion workbook for the Science of Mind Textbook, written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, Dean and Founder of Religious Science. The name of her 3-volume set is The Science of YOUR Mind: A 30-Week Course of Enlightenment. Little did anyone realize that she and Nathan were becoming co-founders of a new educational institution and a new spiritual movement, soon to become a denomination which would encompass Christianity and other religions and be known as Graduate Christianity.

 

Eight students were attracted to her first class which used her newly published workbook. Beginning in October, 1980, the class met upstairs at the Elegant Manor, Monday evenings. Thus the seeds for InnerCircle University (ICU) were planted.

 

On April 13, 1981, the Board of Trustees of the InnerCircle Church was formed and met at the home of Clara's cousin, William Rucker and Marion Rucker (student).

Other members of that first Board were Leslie Bujol, Jr. (Brother),

Jeryl S. Thompson (son),

Mel Brown (student), and husband,

Nathan L. Crawford, Jr.  

The first order of business was to call Clara Bujol to the ministry of this newly incorporated institution. The second order of business was to name the educational institution “The InnerCircle University of Graduate Christianity.”

 

The following Sunday, April 19, Easter 1981, InnerCircle Church held its first official Sunday morning service at the Elegant Manor, giving birth to a new religious dance: Graduate Christianity. The following June, the first graduation exercise for InnerCircle University was held. The guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Marjorie Hebert, wife of Rev. Dr. Archille (Uncle Bubba) Hebert. All eight students completed the course and received certificate of completion.

 

The basic philosophy of Graduate Christianity is based on African Spiritual teachings; The Aquarian Spiritual Teachings of Black Gnostics (as preserved and developed by Dr. Alfred Ligon);  The Science of Mind; and the teachings of  Rev. Dr. Ruth Bujol. That philosophy is: “It’s up to you to find a way to be at one with all life.” Graduate Christianity promotes Self Knowledge as being The Way, The Truth, and The Light in preparation for the Aquarian Age. 

           

In this institution, Graduate Christians are defined as those who write their own bible, design their own religion, sign their name to it and practice what they preach.

 

Some Historic Dates:

Our first ministerial Graduate was Rev. Marilyn Knipp, 1982.  Our first MA in Graduate Christianity was awarded to Rev. Kujichagulia, 1982.  Our youngest student to complete The Science of Your Mind course is Frederick Johnson in 1983 when he was 11 years old. Our first AA degree was awarded to Gene Brown, 1986.

 

Through the years, InnerCircle University has continued to recognize our students and deserving members of the community. At all our graduations, we present certificates of recognition, completion, earned degrees and special awards for service to the community. At the original suggestion of one of our first students, Alma (Robinson) Sanshagrin, we have continued to diligently search out the most honorable servants of humanity to recognize and honor for their outstanding legacies by conferring the InnerCircle University Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities. In our twenty-year history, we have conferred these Honorary Degrees the following individuals who are also pictured to the right:

 

               1981 - Dr. Majorie Herbert

               1982 - Dr. Juanita Dunn

               1983 - Dr. Beverly Coleman

               1984 - Dr. A. Hasani Perry

               1985 - Dr. Hilda S. Spragin

               1986 - Dr. Elaine Armour Word

               1987 - Dr. Yolanda Thompson

               1988 - Dr. Crystal Clarity Bujol

               1989 - Dr. Ahman

               1990 - Dr. Patricia Pratt

               1991 - Dr. Bernice Ligon

                2001 - Dr. Rainbow Johnson

               2001 - The First Earned PhD awarded to Rev. Dr. Crystal Bujol, PhD in Spiritual Psychology

In our twenty-year history,

we are proud to report that we have continued to live up to our mission statement, which follows:

The InnerCircle University of Graduate Christians

Mission Statement

---- Know Yourself; There’s No Other Way

 

InnerCircle University is an educational organization dedicated to spiritual growth and personal development, as a means of advancing on the path of authentic self-determination while contributing to the collective power and wisdom of the community.

 

We utilize Universal and African spiritual principles that honor the Sacred Feminine and masculine Essence of God, to invoke a fuller and more joyful expression of the Divine Presence in each person.

 

We are committed to nourishing and empowering the individual within the context of community, in order to promote and inspire a higher spiritual evolution of human consciousness.

 

We offer this profound formula from the African Mystics as an essential key to higher spiritual evolution of all human consciousness.

 

Know Yourself, There’s No Other Way.

 

Facts and Intentions of the Corporation:

 

The InnerCircle University is a non-profit educational and spiritual organization dedicated to building bridges between the individual and God that transcend social, religious and cultural barriers, connecting us to a new reality - a now reality - of Oneness of Being.

 

We offer explorations in personal and spiritual development, workshops and retreats promoting physical, financial, and emotional health and well being, and special seasonal festivals, celebrating the planetary cycles of nature, and acknowledging the sacredness of all life, while honoring the Divine Masculine and Feminine Essence of God.

 

We invite our students to experience genuine personal transformation that takes them beyond the limitations of traditional thinking in order to advance on the path of authentic self-determination within the context of community.

 

We encourage our students to forge a deep understanding of and working relationship with their own Divine Inner Authority, supporting spiritual growth, and nurturing personal development leading to individual contributions to the collective power and wisdom of the community.

 

We envision the creation of a more joyful and harmonious world, dedicated to peace, security, and justice for all, guided by the African spiritual principles of truth, justice, harmony, balance, righteousness, reciprocity, and beauty — all sustained by a benevolent love and compassion for everyone and everything.

 

We intend all of this as a twentieth-century cultural endowment from the creativity and self-determination of African American society to the global spectrum of religions in the spiritual community and the universal curriculums in the educational community.

 

Long live InnerCircle University:

Long may you Know Yourself!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ICU DEGREE PROGRAMS

Founded 1980 by Rev. Dr.  Crystal Bujol,

MA,  PhD Spiritual Sciences, Mistress of Spiritual Psychology

October, 2019 Catalog, Curriculum, Tuition Structure and Degrees Offered
Online University - Department of the InnerCircle Church of Graduate Christianity
 
Mission StatementICU's mission is to assist students apply the principles of Christianity (or their religious preference) by (1) Embodying the principles of  the Science of YOUR Mind, (2) Writing their own Bible, (3) Designing their own religion, (4) Signing their name to it, (5)  Practicing what they preach, and (6) Knowing who is "I Am that I Am."   
  
The ICU GoalWhen you enroll in ICU programs, we know you know.  We don't know you know that you know.  Completing our classes, successfully, is one way you can convince us that you know and know that you know! Life Experiences might substitute for all requirements except for the completion of the Science of YOUR Mind Workbooks.   When we are convinced, when the classes are completed, When YOUR Bible is written, when your tuition is paid,  the earned degree is conferred.  
 

AA Degree in Spiritual Sciences 

(2 years)

BA Degree in Spiritual Psychology or BS Degree in Spiritual Sciences

(2 years)

Master's Degree in Spiritual Sciences or Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology

(2 years)

PhD in Spiritual Sciences of PhD in Spiritual Psychology 

(2 years)

Mistress Degree - Mistress of Spiritual Psychology 

(4 years)

Based on these minimum number of hours required

SOYM:  32 classes @ $25 = $800. 

10 hours to evaluate credits @ $50 = 500.00. 

Mentor Consultation 2 hours @ $150 = $300.00. 

Evaluate Your Bible:  2 hours @ $200.00

SOYM:  32 classes @ $25 = $800. 

15 hours to evaluate credits @ $50 = 750.00. 

Mentor Consultation hours - 3 @ 150 = $450.00. 

Evaluate Your Bible:  2 hours @ $200.00

SOYM:  32 classes @ $25 = $800. 

20 hours to evaluate credits @ $50 = 1,000.00. 

Mentor Consultation hours - 10 @ $150 = $1,500. 

Evaluate Your Bible:  2 hours @ $200.00.

SOYM:  32 classes @ $25 = $800. 

35 hours to evaluate credits @ $50 = 1,750.00.

Mentor Consultation hours 10 @ $150.00 = $1,500.00. 

Evaluate Your Bible:  2 hours @ $200.00.

SOYM:  32 classes @ $25 = $800. 

45 hours to evaluate credits @ $50 = $2,250

Mentor Consultation hours 13 @ $150.00 = $1,950.00. 

Evaluate Your Bible:  2 hours @ $200.00

SOYMIf you have taken the SOYM Class in the last 5 years, you do not have to repeat it.  Otherwise a repeat is required.
General Tuition$1,750$2,200$3,200$4,200$5,200
Sliding Scale Tuition Monthly donation of $125.00.  End of course donation of $200.00.  Cost of books from InnerCircle University, $100.00 for workbooks.  All other books you purchase.  Instructors and individual mentor consultations will be invoiced on an hourly basis.
Agreement:

I am enrolling in the _____________________ program on  (date) _____________ under the _____________________Tuition Plan.     

Signed: ____________________________________________ 

Send this agreement with your $100 registration fee to the Inner Circle University Administrator and prepare to start you classes as shown below.

A Reason to Be:  Write your findings and research in your bible.  You need 14 books in your bible by the end of this degree.Reason 101 -  To have a greater understanding of the gift given to you at birth, Write a paper on the meaning of your name.  This is your:  "In the Beginning Chapter."  The first chapter in your Bible.  If you have changed your name since birth, include that information in this Genesis of YOUR BibleReason 201 - To gain deeper insight into the music and poetry in the soul of the Divine Woman Within - Write a paragraph on your understanding of Barbara Walker's Comments on her essay on the word: name. Reason 301 - To gain deeper insight into the testimonies in the soul of the Divine Woman Within,   Reason 401 - To gain deeper insight into the law and order in the soul of the Divine Woman Within,  Reason 501: To serve with a deeper insight from The Divine Woman Within and gain a deeper understanding of the InnerCircle Institution's Reasons to Be:  
      
 .Reason 102 - The second step of your initiation, create or acquire something with at least three black eye peas that can be worn or looked at throughout your initiation to the degree of Mistress.  Write a paragraph on your thoughts about the basic Graduate Christian Black Eye Peas.Reason 202 -Define BibleReason 302 - Define Testament and TestimoniesReason 402 - Define SoulReason 502 -- Serve one year as Secretary or Treasurer to: The Board of Trustees for InnerCircle Church, or . . .serve on a Board with similar mission statements, goals and services.
      
 Write YOUR own Bible!  (1)  Write your Genesis and Chronicles (Family History), (2)  Design your religion:  Give it a name, (3)  Sign your name to it.(1)  Write your Proverbs and Psalms, (2) Update your Genesis and Chronicles, (3) Write your Lord's prayer, (4) Sign your name to it.(1)  Write your New Testament, (2) Update your Genesis, Chronicles, Psalms and Proverbs, (3) Write your hymn, (4) Sign your name to it.(1) Write your Revelations, (2) Update your Genesis, Chronicles, Proverbs, Psalms, and New Testament.Reason 502 -   OR for The Board of Regents for ICU or another Spiritual University,
      
 Reason 103 - African Spirituality or Woman's Spirituality (as assigned)Reason 203 - African Spirituality or Woman's Spirituality (as assigned) Reason 303 - African Spirituality or Woman's Spirituality (as assigned)Reason 403 - To gain insight into the use and development of "bylaws: write your "bylaws" and sign your name to them.Reason 503 - The Advisory Council for a Woman's Church /Circle. 
      
 Reason 104 - To Gain Deeper insight into the story of ICU's Reason to Be - Study Graduate Christian Her/story (GC History I)Reason 204 - To Gain Deeper insight into the story of ICU's Reason to Be - Study Graduate Christian Her/story (GC History II)Reason 304 - To Gain Deeper insight into the story of ICU's Reason to Be - Document Graduate Christian Her/story (GC History III)(4)   Reason 404 - For deeper insight into the story of ICU's Reason to Be - Teach Graduate Christian Her/story (GC History IV) Reason 504 - Visually document Graduate Christian Her/story (GC History V) 
      
 Reason 105 - To Gain Deeper insight into the purpose of Graduate Christianity -- Organize the 66 chapters of your bible.  Create your preface based on the four principles of Graduate Christianity.Reason 205 - To Gain Deeper insight into the purpose of Graduate Christianity -- Create an index for the names of the Your Bible's 66 chapters using as a template, either those from either your Religion's Bible or those in the Christian Bible.  Reason 305 - To Gain Deeper insight into the purpose of Graduate Christianity -- Organize the 66 chapters of your bible.  Have at least one chapter in each of the 66 Books of Your BibleReason 405 - To Gain Deeper insight into the purpose of Graduate Christianity -- Organize the 66 chapters of your bible.  Have at least three chapter in each the 66 Books of your BibleReason 505 - To Gain Deeper insight into the purpose of Graduate Christianity -- Organize the 66 chapters of your bible.  Have at least 10 Chapters in each of the 66 books of Your Bible
ConsistencyConsistency 200: To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman within politics, write the following letters:Consistency 300:  To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman within public programming, write the following letters:Consistency 400: To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman within Women-helping- Women and Men- helping-Men, write the following letters:Consistency 500: To serve from a deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman Within, write:
      
Write your  epistles and add to your Bible.Consistency 101:  Write 6 letters of appreciation to your self as your BEST friend.Consistency 201:  Write 12 letters to the government of yourself.Consistency 301:  Write 12 letters of appreciation to the child within for the things you did as a girl or boy.  She is the one who set-up your personal programming.Consistency 401:  Write 6 letters of appreciation to yourself as your BEST friend!Consistency 501:  Write seven Kwanzaa letters to yourself, one for each principle.
      
You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of each degree.Consistency 102:  Write 6 letters of appreciation to family.Consistency 202:  Write 12 letters of appreciation to Government/ Military/ Police/ Judicial/ Political representativesConsistency 302:  Write 12 letters of appreciation to media stations or people (i.e. TV, Radio, Hollywood, etc.),Consistency 402:  Write 6 letters of appreciation to Woman's Groups, Consistency 502:  Write seven KwanzAA Degree letters (one for each principle) utilizing the Graduate Christian KwanzAA Degree colors tithe Founder of Kwanzaa or his organization,
      
 Consistency 103:  Write 6 letters to friendsConsistency 203:  Write 6 letters to one or more of your teachersConsistency 303:  Write 12 letters to people who did you harm or committed an injistice -- and don't mail them.Consistency 403:  Write 6 letters to people to whom you committed some wrong doing or harmed -- and don't mail them and 6 letters of appreciation to Men's Groups.Consistency 503:  Write 12 letters to organizations dedicated to raising Social Consciousness,
      
 Consistency 103:Consistency 203Consistency 303Consistency 403Consistency 503
 6 letters to someone working on or in the Climate Improvement Family12 letters to a government official working on Climate Improvement12 letters to a company working on or in the Climate Improvement industry.6 letters to a church, woman's group, man's group advocating Climate ImprovementWrite about 12 things you have taken to improve climate improvement
 Consistency 104:Consistency 204Consistency 304Consistency 404 Consistency 504
 For ICU History credits write 12 of the Group Suds LettersFor ICU History credits write 12 of the Group Suds Letters For ICU History credits write 12 of the Group Suds Letters For ICU History credits write 12 of the Group Suds LettersChildren/  Youth in your community,
Health & WealthHealth & Wealth 100:Health & Wealth 200:Health & Wealth 300:Health & Wealth 400:Health & Wealth 500:
Journal these activities, add them to your Bible and call them what you want.  You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of this degreeTo gain deeper insight into the soul of the Woman of Physical Fitness, for 12 weeks do something that expresses your current physical health: To gain deeper insight into the soul of the woman of wealth, have an experience with the Earth as symbolic of your physical wealth.Gain deeper insight into the soul of the Woman in the water, have a 12 week experience with water.  To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Woman in the Earth, Have another 12 week experience with Earth. To see more of the insight crystallized from the soul of the Woman Within, Have a 12 week experience with Air.
      
 Health & Wealth 101:Health & Wealth 201:Health & Wealth 301:Health & Wealth 401:Health & Wealth 501:
 Get involved in a special diet, volleyball, African dance, karate, tai chi, bike riding, kite flying, jogging, tennis, etc. Any activity that improves your physical healthDo twelve things  expressing your physical wealth, from the fruits of your labors in 'budget discipline,' for example:  take a luxury trip, or buy something lavish, plush, or luxurious for yourself.Learn to or do the following:  swim, dive, float, or some other activity with or in the water, etc.  Do an Earth Work:  plant garden, dig a well, build a house or sand castle with your own hands, work with clay, sand paint, etc.Jump out of an Airplane, fly an airplane (pilot or passenger), sail in a hot air balloon, fly a kite, build a plane, study aerodynamics, etc.
      
 Health & Wealth 102:Health & Wealth 202Health & Wealth 302Health & Wealth 402Health & Wealth 502
 Listen to Set 3 of ICU's tapes on spiritual Therapy, or write your opinions on the book, Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Queen Afua.  What is it about the feminine body that requires special healing and/or attention.Read:  The Zodiac and Cell Salts by Carey.  Consider the information about the zodiac anatomy.  Write your opinion about this information.Read:  Eat Right for Your Blood Type.  Consider the information about the evolution of blood types.  Consider the information about foods for health for your blood type.  Write your opinion about this information.Read:  Beverly Coleman's The Safe Use of Herbs.  Go online and take the Wellness Test at https://www.beverlycoleman.com/ (or some other wellness test).  Write your report on the results of your wellness test.Continuing with your findings on The Yoga of Nutrition by  Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (Spirituality 401). Experience some type of change in your diet.  If you eat meat, refrain for 12 weeks, if you smoke cigarettes, refrain for 12 weeks, is you drink alcohol, refrain for 12 weeks, etc.  (Can be in two 6 week modules.  Report on your experience.
 Health and Wealth 103: Health & Wealth 203Health and Wealth 303Health & Wealth 403Health & Wealth 503
 Read:  The Power of Breath Chapters 1-3.  Devote at least the length of time it takes you to read these chapters to consciously meditating on the breath/Read:  The Power of Breath chapters 4-6.  Devote at least a month to consciously meditating on the breath.  Write about your experience.Read:  The Power of Breath Chapters 7-9.  Devote at least three months consciously meditating on the breath.  Write  about your experience.Read:  The Power of Breath Chapters 10 - the end.  Devote at least six months consciously meditating on the breath.  Write  about your experience.Teach a class or facilitate a workshop on The Power of Breath.
Love and HappinessLove and Happiness 100:  To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman in Love, personalize your definitions for love and happiness:Love and Happiness 300: To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman in Death, personalize your definitions for life and death:Love and Happiness 300:  To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman, personalize your definitions for words associated with reincarnation:Love and Happiness 400:  To gain deeper insight into the soul of the Divine Woman of Comfort, personalize your definitions for words associated with death of a loved one:Love and Happiness 500:  To serve from your center of insight from the soul of the Divine Woman Within, add published works to the Woman's Literature Library:  Submit 24 of your works published by North Star or The Crystal Foundation.
      
Add these entries to your Bible, call them by whatever name you choose.  You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of each degree. Love and Happiness 101:  Describe Love,  Love and Happiness 201:   Define life,Love and Happiness 301:   Define Karma, Love and Happiness 401:  Define the feelings that you think accompany the death of a loved one;Love and Happiness 501:  Participate in 4 retreats on Live and Death or Love and Happiness
      
 Love and Happiness 102:   Describe Happiness,Love and Happiness 202:  Define death.Love and Happiness 302:  Define Dharma.Love and happiness 402:   Define what it takes for you to neutralize or reduce the distress connected with the: loss of a loved one, the birth of a loved one, your own death, your own birth.Love and Happiness 502:  Participate in 4 intensives or workshops on Love and Happiness or Life and Death
      
 Love and Happiness 103 - Define what it takes for you to feel loved,Love and Happiness 203:  Define what it takes for you to feel loved and be happy in either stateLove and Happiness 303:  Define birth, life after death, etc.;Love and Happiness 403:   Define how you think your love and happiness can comfort others during their grief.Love and Happiness 503:  Facilitate 4 retreats or intensives.
      
 Love and Happiness 104 -   Define what it takes for you to be happy.Love and Happiness 204 -  Define how you think YOUR love can heal the planet.Love and Happiness 304 -Define what it takes for you to be happy and feel love in each of these experiences. Love and Happiness 404 - Explain why you think you should be happy if other inhabitants of this world are unhappy?Love and Happiness 504 -  Design, organize and promote 4 retreats or intensives. 
      
 Love and Happiness 105 - Show some love to a family member and write about your feelings or thoughtsLove and Happiness 205 - Show some love to a neighbor member and write about your feelings or thoughtsLove and Happiness 305 - Show some love to a stranger and write about your feelings or thoughtsLove and Happiness 405 - Show some love to a housebound or institutionalized person and write about your feelings or thoughtsLove and Happiness 505 - Create a short term (or long term) visitation ministry to an institution/ nursing home and show some love.
Golden OpportunitiesGolden 101 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within the computer, learn how to use a word processing program. Golden 201 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within the Computer, learn to use the Internet, e-mail, e-groups, etc.Golden 301 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within, learn to use an accounting program or how to do online banking. Golden 401 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within the computer, learn to use a spreadsheet program.Golden 501 - To serve with the deeper insight from the Divine Woman Within, volunteer 1 year to work in/as chairperson or as assistant to chairperson for: (1) Church Travel Committee
      
You've got them all around you.  Put your catalogs in your Bible and name this chapter.  You need 14 chapters in your bible by the end of each degreeGolden 102 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within your books, catalog 25 of your books.Golden 202 - Catalog 25 more of your books.Golden 302 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within your library of tapes, catalog 25 of your tapes and 25 more of your books.Golden 402 - To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within your collection of photographs, catalog: 25 of your photos, 25 more of your tapes, and 25 more books.Golden 502:  Catalog 25 of the church's tape library and  25 of the church's document's/ reading library.
      
 Golden 103 - From your catalog, list at least three books relating to African Spirituality and three books relating to Woman's Spirituality.  Golden 203 - From your catalog, list at least three more books relating to African Spirituality and three more books relating to Woman's Spirituality.Golden 303 - From your catalog, list at least three tapes relating to African Spirituality and three tapes relating to Woman's Spirituality.Golden 403 - Catalog 25 photos relating to African Spirituality. These should be photos from various events that you take yourself or that you are in.Golden 504:  Catalog Church or ICU Artifacts/ Photo/News clipping/Manuscript Library
 Note:  If you don't have these books, visit nearest 2nd hand book store.  
    Golden 404 - Catalog 25 photos relating to Woman's Spirituality. These should be photos from various events that you take yourself or that you are in.Golden 504:  Participate in an ICU Awards Ceremonies, or organize or create one for ICU, or teach for ICU for 4 terms.
My Perfect MateTo gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within YOUR PERFECT MATE,To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within YOUR PERFECT MATE, To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within YOUR PERFECT MATE, To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within YOUR PERFECT MATE, To serve with the deeper insight gained from the should of the Divine Woman Within, 
      
Journal your entries, add them to your Bible and give your name to this book in your Bible.  Perfect Mate 101 - describe your perfect mate.  Perfect Mate 201 - describe your perfect mate.Perfect Mate 301 -describe your perfect mate.Perfect Mate 401 -describe your perfect mate. Perfect Mate 501 - facilitate or participate in 48 Prayer Communion Circles or Wum (Women United in Meditation) Services, or a combination of both.
      
 Perfect Mate 102 - Attend, design or facilitate one class or workshop you think your perfect mate should attend and explain why.Perfect Mate 202 - Describe something you think your perfect mate  should do and explain why. Then DO IT YOURSELF!Perfect Mate 302 - Describe somewhere you think your perfect mate should go and explain why. Then GO THERE YOURSELF!Perfect Mate 402 - Describe something you think your perfect mate something should experience and explain why. Then EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELF!Perfect Mate 502 - Have a partnership experience with you in the position of authority  - and the lesson you learned from it, or the sense of achievement realized.  
      
 Perfect Mate 103 - Describe a partnership  experience you have or had with a partner or mate, i.e. business, marriage, team work, committee chairperson, etc.-- and the lesson you learned from it, or the sense of achievement realized.  Perfect Mate 203 - Have an experience with a partner of the opposite gender - and the lesson you learned from it, or the sense of achievement realized.  Perfect Mate 303 - Have a partnership experience with a partner of the same gender - and the lesson you learned from it, or the sense of achievement realized.Perfect Mate 403 - Have a partnership experience with a person of authority  - and the lesson you learned from it, or the sense of achievement realized.  Perfect Mate 504 - "Behold, my beloved ..." Report on the Desired relationship in Perfect Mate 404.  What changes need to be made to achieve, sustain, or maintain this relationship. What are you doing about these changes or desires? 
      
 Perfect Mate 104 - "Behold, my beloved ..."  Describe the kind of "beloved" relationship (in any capacity) you wish to have with another.Perfect Mate 204 - "Behold, my beloved ..." Report on the Desired relationship in Perfect Mate 104.  What changes need to be made to achieve, sustain, or maintain this relationship. What are you doing about these changes or desires? Perfect Mate 304 - "Behold, my beloved ..." Report on the Desired relationship in Perfect Mate 204.  What changes need to be made to achieve, sustain, or maintain this relationship. What are you doing about these changes or desires? Perfect Mate 404 - "Behold, my beloved ..." Report on the Desired relationship in Perfect Mate 304.  What changes need to be made to achieve, sustain, or maintain this relationship. What are you doing about these changes or desires? Perfect Mate 504 -- Design this class for yourself
 Perfect Mate 105 - Investigate the EnneagramPerfect Mate 205 - Look at a video about the EnneagramPerfect Mate 305 - Read a fun book on the Enneagram, i.e. The Enneagram Made Easy by Wagle, or The Illustrated Enneagram by John Richards (if you can find it!)Perfect Mate 405 - Take the test, or otherwise determine your Enneagram type.  Write a paper on what you learned about yourself through this type that you agree with or disagree about.Perfect Mate 505 - How do you use the Enneagram in your life?  In your Ministry?
Self Realization:  Include your findings, research, and documentation in your bible.  You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of each degree. Self 101 - Be, do, or experience 12 things of The Motherland:  Africa The Beautiful, and write a brief -- 1 paragraph -- report. For example: read a book, watch a movie or tv or radio special, museum exhibit, go to an African Fair, Play/ musical/ dance production, attend African seasonal celebrations, take a class or workshop on something African, i.e. dance, drum, art, crafts, personal development etc., Self 201 - Be, do, or experience 12 more things of The Motherland:  Africa The Beautiful, and write a brief - 1 paragraph - report.Self 301 - Be, do, or experience 12 more things African of yourself, and write a brief - 1 paragraph - report.  Self 401 - Prepare an African meal.Self 501 -- To gain deeper understanding of the insight from the soul of the Divine Woman Within,  make at least one trip to Africa or to one of the Pan African countries, or make a documentary about one of the African or Pan African countries.
      
Catalog and journal your Dark Mother experiences, photos, and writings and add them to your Bible, call this book your "Exodus"Self 102 - Be do or experience something of your Mother or Father's land.Self 202 - Be do or experience something of your Mother or Father's land (other than Africa)Self 302 - Study 6 of the Black Gnostics Lessons.Self 402 - Study 12 of the Black Gnostics Lessons (6 an be substituted by studying 6 issues of The Aquarian Spiritual Center magazine Uraeus) Self 502 -  Record the miracles in your life/answered prayer treatments; add this to your Bible and call it your Book of Miracles.  
      
To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within a deeper self of your realization, Self 103 -   Attend  seminar(s) or workshop(s) in Personal Development (12 weeks), i.e., Melanin Conference, Psycho Analysis, Anonymous Groups, Weight Watchers, Kwanzaa Cozy, etc.Self 203 -  Attend  seminar(s) or workshop(s) in Personal Development (12 weeks).Self 303 -  Design, promote, and facilitate seminar(s) or workshop(s) in Personal Development totaling 6 weeksSelf 403 -  Design, promote, and facilitate seminar(s) or workshop(s) in Personal Development totaling 12 weeksSelf 503 - Be able to teach and explain Rev.Crystal's X Chromosome theory of Hello My African Sister.'
      
 Self 104 -- Take the test and decide what is your Enneagram Type.  Write a paragraph about what this means to you.Self 204 - Write a paragraph on each of the levels of your Variance Stack.Self 304 - Take an Enneagram Class - For Self and Spiritual Therapy.  Write a paragraph on your basic desire.Self 404 - Take a second Enneagram Class for Self and Spiritual Therapy.  Write a paragraph on your basic fear.Self 504 -  Take a 3rd Enneagram Class for Self and Spiritual Therapy.  Write a paragraph on how you activate the other two points in your triangle.
      
 Self 105 - Attend a workshop or class on racism.Self 205 - Attend a class or workshop on Project 1619Self 305 - Attend a 2nd class or workshop on Project 1619Self 405 - Write a paragraph on what you think is the ICU Enneagram Type.Self 505 - Write a paragraph on what you think is the Woman's Church Enneagram Type.
Financial SecurityTo gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within  "A Sweeter Attitude Towards and About Money", Read these books and papersTo gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within "A Sweeter Attitude Towards and About Money", for 1 year, focus on raising your consciousness about tithing:To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within "A Sweeter Attitude Towards and About the Rhythm of: Money, Security, and other Things Feminine,To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman Within "A Sweeter Attitude Towards and About Money",To serve with the gained insight from the Divine Woman Within:
      
Include your course outline & discoveries in your Bible, as well as your paper on tithing.  Name this book in you Bible.Security 101 - Read Dr. Bujol's book on Money Honey.Security 201 - Write your media release article on Bujol's Money Honey BookSecurity 301 -   Create and apply your 100% Tithe Budget.  Write your paper on what you learned by creating your 100% Tithe Budget.  Write your paper on tithing to self first.Security 401 - Tithe to your church and write a paper on the benefits of tithing to your church.Security 501 - Write your paper on the 100% Tithe Budget discussing the feminine aspect of money
      
 Security 102 -- Read Dr. Bujol's book on the 100% TitheSecurity 202 - Write your media release article on Bujol's 100% Tithe BookSecurity 302 - Write a paper on what you learned by creating your 100% Tithe Budget plan for the neighbor's accountSecurity 402 - Tithe to a department of the InnerCircle Institution.  Write a paper on the benefits of tithing to a department of the InnerCircle Institutions.Security 502 - Continue tithing practices and prove or disprove your paper.
      
 Security 103 - Read the Jessie Mae Chris{t} papers on Financial SecuritySecurity 203 - Compile a list of 25 quotes that inspire you to appreciate money.  Quotes can come from any source or author.Security 303 - Write a paper on what you learned by creating your 100% Tithe Budget plan for the family accountSecurity 403 - Write a paper on what it means to have a Surplus account vs a Savings accountSecurity 503 - Write your book about Money.
      
 Security 104 -  Study Money Honey Principles with someone else, or participate in Bujol's MONEY HONEY WorkshopSecurity 204 -   Facilitate a MONEY HONEY Study Group.Security 304 --(2)  Facilitate a Workshop in The 100% Tithe Budget.Security 404 - Based on the prior assignments from 104 - 304 and your personal experiences:   Write a paper on tithing, it's benefits or disadvantages to giver & the receiver; how church should receive and/or acknowledge gifts; whether church should tithe and to whom.Security 504 -- Based on the prior assignments from Security 104 - 404 and your personal experiences:  Write your paper on the 100% Tithe Budget discussing ways to sweeten one's attitude toward and about Money with Money Honey.
      
 Security 105 - Open a savings account and stuff it!Security 205 - In addition to Security 105,  Open a SURPLUS account and stuff it!Security 305 -  In addition to Security 105 and 205, Open a travel account and stuff it!Security 405:  In addition to Security 105 - 305 -- Open a Dream come true account and stuff it!  Security 505:  In addition to Security 105 - 405:  Based on Money Honey Principles, GIVE EVERYTHING YOU EARN AND HAVE SAVED AND STUFF IT!
  
SpiritualitySpirituality role they play in the whole picture of their life.  This combination of processes is called Spiritual Therapy.  In this portion of your training, you are asked to integrate the charts from these classes with other charts you have developed from your independent research.  Prepare to teach these classes for ICU.  These courses are to help you To gain deeper insight into the Divine soul of the Woman WithinTo serve with deeper insight from the Divine Woman Within,
      
 Spirituality 101 - Spiritual Therapy I - or listen Set 1 of ICU's tapes on Spiritual TherapySpirituality 201: Spiritual Therapy II.  Listen to Set 2 of ICU's tapes on spiritual Therapy -- or listen to/read the book, Why People Don't Heal by Caroline Myss.  Report your opinions on the mind,body,spirit connection she writes about.Spirituality 301: Spiritual Therapy III -- Listen to Set 3 of ICU's tapes on spiritual Therapy, or write your opinions on the book, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christine Northrup.  Report your opinions on the mind, body, spirit connection she writes about.Spirituality 401 --Complete Spirituality 201m 202, and read The Yoga of Nutrition by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov.  For 30 days, practice the principles when you eat, i.e. blessing your food, keeping your mind on the subject of enjoying your food.  Make book report and report on experience.Spirituality 501 - complete all the prior Spirituality assignments for this line and connect the dots:  All of them.  Discuss with your Advisor.
      
Spirituality 102, 202, 302, 402, and 502:  Be, do, or experience 12 things from the angle of women's spirituality and make a report on each activity.  i.e. read a book see a movie, look at a TV show, listen to a radio special, visit a museum exhibit, go to a woman's Fair, attend a play or music, or dance production, participate in a Women's seasonal celebration; take a class or workshop on something about women's spirituality, attend a women's retreat, camp, conference or ceremony; attend a woman's Church service or ritual.  For men, only 6 of these credits required.
      
 Spirituality 103 - Man's Spirituality:  To gain deeper insight into the Divinity of Men - Have 12   experiences with Man's Spirituality. (If female, only 6 credits required) Spirituality 203: Spiritual Therapy IV.  Write your opinions on one of Dr. Bujol's papers on Spiritual Therapy.  One of your paragraphs on each of her paragraphs.Spirituality 303: Spiritual Therapy IV.  Write your opinions on one of Dr. Bujol's papers on Spiritual Therapy.  One of your paragraphs on each of her paragraphs.Spirituality 403: Spiritual Therapy IV.  Write your opinions on Dr. Bujol's papers on Spiritual Therapy.  One of your paragraphs on each of her paragraphs.Spirituality 503:  Write your book on Spirituality.
 TO EMPHASIZE THE MIND/BODY RELATIONSHIP, READ AND REPORT ON THE FOLLOWING BOOKS: 
 Spirituality 104:  Who's the Matter With Me by Alice Steadman.  Write about whatever you are inspired to change in your thinking, speaking, or affirmations.Spirituality 204:  Christian Victory by Frederick Keeler.  Write your opinion about the section on Cause and Effect.Spirituality 304: The Book of Mirdad, by Mikha'il Na'ima.  Chapter 21 - Why Things Happen As They Do. Spirituality 404 - Complete the prior Spirituality assignments and read The Prophet by Kalihil Gibran.  Write about two topics.  One of your choice and the other explaining your relationship to children in your own words.Spirituality 504 - High Mysticism and Resume by Emma Curtis Hopkins.  Write about what it is that she suggests every living thing is moving toward, looking for, responding to.
      
 Spirituality 105:  Define Spirituality in your own words.Spirituality 205: Present a one or two hour workshop on Spiritual TherapySpirituality 305: Present a two-part  workshop on Spiritual TherapySpirituality 405: Present a week end workshop on Spiritual TherapySpirituality 505: Teach a course in Spiritual Therapy
 Refer to Bujol's book on Color Therapy or document why you choose to use other material on color therapy for the colors you choose for the Jessie Mae Coloring Book.  Explain the meaning of the colors you choose.
 
 Spirituality 106 - Complete 1 Jessie Mae Chris(t) Coloring Book.Spirituality 206 - Complete a second Jessie Mae Chris(t) Coloring BookSpirituality 306 - Complete a third jessie Mae Chris(t) Coloring BookSpirituality 406 - Paint a series of Jessie Mae pictures or complete your 4th Jessie Mae Chris(t) Coloring BookSpirituality 506: Sew, knit crochet, or needle point, something to gain insight into the soul of the woman within the world of cloth and threads.
      
 Spirituality 107 - Have an experience with Spiritual Sciences: Write a paper on the numerology of your name.Spirituality 107 - Have an experience with Spiritual Sciences: Ask a question of the I Ching and read the answer.  Interpret and write your paper on the results.Spirituality 107 - Have an experience with Spiritual Sciences:  Ask a question of the Motherpeace Tarot and read your answer from 1-3 cards (or until you pull a major arcana).  Interpret and write your paper on the results.Spirituality 107 - Complete the prior classes on this line and hHave an experience with Spiritual Sciences: Regarding a person who is either a loved one or a challenging personality, ask your question of the numerology and their name.  Interpret the answer and write your paper on the results.Spirituality 107 - Have all of the prior experiences with Spiritual Sciences and  write your paper on how you see them as spiritual experiences and the value of these spiritual experiences.
  
Family UnityThe findings from these classes and exercises should be included in your Bible under the heading "Numbers" or something better!  These revelations should reinforce one's reflective nature of the inner family and the outer family and hopefully, find both unified.To serve with a deeper insight from the Divine Woman Within,
      
 Family 101 C Attend or study Heart Talks and make report on how you see it helping you in your relationships with family, friends, or co-workers.Family 201.  Initiate 12 heart talks with family, friends, or coworkers and make report.Family 301.  Create/attend workshop/class in parenting or communication, i.e. hear-talks.Family 401.  Create/ attend workshop/class in parenting or communication, i.e. Heart-TalksFamily 501.  Create/ attend workshop/class in parenting or communication, i.e. Heartalks with Rev. Hasani Perry.
      
Include your research, documentation, findings, and research in your bible.  You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of each degree.Family 102 - Spiritual Geography and  Geometry I: Using Goodwin's book on Numerology (or a substitute) Create/ acquire personal numerology chart and write an affirmation for each of the 5 major numbers in your chart, even if you are known by several names: (1) Life path - traits you carry through life, what you value most in life; (2) Motivation/ Dharma/ soul urge/ heart's desire; (3) Impression/ Kharma/ personality; (4)  Destiny/ Self Expression, Life's purpose, spiritual mission, field of opporotunity; (5) Birthday. Family 202.  Spiritual Geography & Geometry II:  Using your personal astrological chart, create 24 affirmations and 12 colorful mandalas for at least 24 of the elements from Dane Rudhyer's Astrological Mandala.Family 302.  Spiritual Geography & Geometry III:  Using the numbers from your Astrological Chart, connect at least 12 of those numbers with MotherPeace Tarot (or a similar Tarot Deck) and interpret the meaning of these connections.Family 402.   Spiritual Geography & Geometry IV:  Using the numerology and astrology charts for The InnerCircle Church, or InnerCircle University, connect at least 12 numbers with MotherPeace Tarot (or similar Tarot Deck), and interpret the meaning of these connections.Family 502. Spiritual Geography & Geometry V:  Using the numerology and astrology charts for The First Woman's Church in the City of the Angels, connect at least 12 of those numbers with MotherPeace Tarot, and interpret the meaning of these connections.
   1.  write a paragraph on Personal Revelations for each Card and (1) write a paragraph on Personal Revelations for each Card and (1) write a paragraph on Personal Revelations for each Card and 
   2.  write a prayer treatment for yourself for each revelation.(2) write a Treatment for the Ainstitution@  for each revelation.(2)  write a Treatment for the Church for each revelation.
      
 Family 103 - Make a chart of 10 significant events in your life from birth to current date.  Family 203:  Add to your chart in Family-103, five significant events that involve family. Family 303:  Add to your chart in Family-203, five significant events that involve neighbors, friends, or work or school relationships. Family 403:  Add to your chart in Family-303, five significant events that involve church family, spiritual family connections, or forgotten family from your childhood.  Family 503:  Review your chart from Family-403 and write a paper on how these "Family Members" made significant contributions to who you are today and what you have adoopted as your mission and purpose.
      
 Family 104 - In Service to Family: Provide a service to a family member (not your child or spouse), i.e. cook, clean, wash, mop.Family 204 - In Service to Family:  Provide a service to a place where you receive spiritual food, i.e. cook, clean, wash windows, mop the bathroom, clean the parking lot. Family 304 - In Service to Family:  Provide a service to a group from whom you receive nothing, i.e. cook, clean, wash windows, mop the bathroom, clean the parking lot, dust, sweep.Family 404 - In Service to Family:  Provide a personal service to a shelter or nursing home, or Hospice, i.e. cook, clean, wash, windows, mop the bathroom, clean the parking lot, wash towels, etc.Family 504 - In Service to Family:  Provide a service to one of your students:  i.e. cook, clean, wash windows, mop the bathroom, clean their yard, wash towels or diapers, etc.
  
Oneness with All LifeThis is it!  ICU's main REASON TO BE.  Discover your oneness with all life and record your findings in your Bible in the chapter named "The Study of MY Oneness", or something better.
      
 Another CultureAnother CultureAnother CultureAnother Culture Your Culture:  
Include your writings in your bible.  You need 14 Book in your books  by the end of each degree.Oneness 101 - Experience another culture.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 201 Experience another culture.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 301. Experience another culture.   Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 401 Experience Another gathering: women's groups or men's groups (whatever is the opposite for you).501, 502, 503, 504 -- Sequentially read the Bible you have written seven times from cover to cover without missing one single word.  Wherever you leave off, pick up at that same place.
      
 Oneness 102 - Study another language.  Write a paper on what you discover to support the oneness with all life.Oneness 202.  Study another language.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 302.  Study another language.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 402.  Experience people incarcerated, mentally, physically, or emotionally challenged.  
      
 Oneness 103 - Worship with another religious/ spiritual order.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 203.  Worship with another religious/ spiritual order.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 303.  Worship with another religious/ spiritual order.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life.Oneness 403.  Spend time comforting those who have been wounded.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life. 
      
 Oneness 104 - Research and document the basic principles of five religions, other than Christianity.  Include your comments on the oneness of these five religions and how they do (or do not) support the principles of Christianity.Oneness 204.  Research and document the current attitudes five religions have toward women in their practice and in their scriptures.  Include your comments on how they do (or do not) support the principles of Christianity.Oneness 304.  Experience wearing another's skin to church, school, or work by wearing clothes of another culture (12 weeks)Oneness 404.  Commune with or feed their hunger.  Write a paper on what you discovered that supports the oneness of all life. 
      
Higher Consciousness Complete the Course in The Science of YOUR Mind (no substitutes)Complete the Course in The Science of YOUR Mind (no substitutes)Complete the Course in The Science of YOUR Mind (no substitutes)Complete the Course in The Science of YOUR Mind (no substitutes)Complete the Course in The Science of YOUR Mind (no substitutes)
      
Continue adding your writings and your discoveries to your bible.  You need 14 Books in your bibles for each degree. Consciousness 101 - Document experiences with the virginity cycle:  appreciation of monthly renewal, personal power (that place touched and owned by no one other than self), and purity/ innocence.  Consciousness 201 - Document 12 years of experience with the Divine Woman's Menses cycle: giving up that which no longer serves a useful purpose, education, awareness, monthly withdrawal/ personal meditation and/or menstruation.Consciousness 301 -- Write about 12 years of experience with the Divine Woman's fertile cycle: Giving birth or being intimately involved with children; 12 years Teaching or raising children.  Consciousness 401  Complete the prior assignments on this line and document your experience with Menopause.Consciousness 501 - Memorize, personalize, document and facilitate Woman's Church Rituals: home and in group, understand and light personalized Woman's Church candles.
      
 Cons 102, 202, 302, 402, 502:  Write a paragraph on these topics from Barbara Walker's Encyclopedia of Women's Myths and Secrets
 Consciousness 102 - MoneyConsciousness 202 - Menstrual BloodConsciousness 302 - The BibleConsciousness 402:  MotherhoodConsciousness 502 - Juno
      
 Consciousness 103 --Learn to play the drums or some other percussion instrument to gain deeper insight into the soul of the woman within the heartbeat.Consciousness 203 - Sequentially read The Judeo-Christian Bible from cover to cover two times (one reading may be substituted by reading The Bible of your religion from cover to cover)  The other reading will be the assignment for Consciousness 402.  Write your arguments, agreements, questions, revelations, etc.  Put them in your Personal Bible and call them "Old Testament".Consciousness 303 -- Play the drums or some other percussion instrument with someone else, or with a circle of people, or in your church -- to gain deeper insight into the soul of the woman within the heartbeat.Consciousness 403 - Sequentially read The Judeo-Christian Bible from cover to cover the second time.  ( Depending on what you read for Consciousness 201 -- this second reading may be substituted by reading The Bible of your religion from cover to cover)  Write your arguments, agreements, questions, revelations, etc.  Put them in your Personal Bible and call them "Old Testament".Consciousness 503 - Create or acquire your IDTA "charm" or "statue"; wear or look at it as you Mistress Life and others
      
 Consciousness 104 - Turn in your 14 Bible Chapters for a grade of pass or failConsciousness 204 - Turn in your 28 Bible Chapters for a grade of pass or failConsciousness 304 - Turn in your 56 Bible Chapters for a grade of pass or failConsciousness 404 - Turn in your Completed 66 Bible Chapters for a grade of pass or failConsciousness 504 - Turn in your Completed Bible Chapters for a grade of pass or fail
      
 Consciousness 105 - Create and produce the drama of your AA Degree Celebration/ Graduation and participate in it.Consciousness 205 - Create and produce the drama of your BA Degree Celebration/ Graduation and participate in it.Consciousness 305 - Create and produce the drama of your Master's Degree Celebration/ Graduation and participate in it.Consciousness 405 Create and produce the drama of your Doctorate's Ordination; participate in your ordination.Consciousness 505 "Pastor" your own "church".
      
     Consciousness 506 - Create and produce the drama of your Mistress Ordination; participate in it.
      
Books you should know about or their alternativesThere are some books (listed below) you should know about for your future education and research.  You don't have to read the whole book, just write a paragraph on what the book is about and submit it for review and add it to your bible.
 Occult Philosophy, by Marc Edmond Jones The Labors of Hercules, by Alice BaileyThe Gnostic Gospels, by Elaine PagelsBook of the Dead (Or Coming Forth by Day and by Night)The Woman's Bible, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
 Women Who Love Too Much, by Robin NorwoodWhen I Say NO, I Feel Guilty, by Manuel SmithThe Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ, by LeviStolen Legacy, by George G. M. JamesThe Isis Papers:  The Keys to the Colors, by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
 Brother Lawrence, by Nicolas HermanThe Game of Life, by Florence Scovel ShinnDynamic Laws of Prosperity, by Catherine PonderThe Twelve Steps and Twelve TraditionsStone Power by Dorothee Mella or the stone power writings from Emma Curtis Hopkins
 Dr. Seuss' book:  The Cat in the  HatDr. Seuss' book:  Green Eggs and Ham.Dr. Seuss' book:   Good Night Moon.The Book of TaoNecessary Losses, by Judith Viorst
      
    The Graduate Christian Definition of Mistress is:  Motherhood.  The one who serves life in the highest consciousness. The Highest Priestess. The Shaman. The Nurturer of the Highest Order. The Epitome of Spiritual Guidance.   This definition is still unfolding, but this will give you a deeper understanding of what the "Mistress Degree" is all about.                                                                                                           Rev. Crystal
      

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HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREES CONFIRRED by ICU

WHO, WHAT AND WHY

Their Honorary Degree is equivalent to an ICU earned PhD.  These degrees can not be purchased, or applied for.  They are supremely unique in nature, services to humanity, and adding to the "Shoulders of Giants" that support the future. 

Their life experiences are equivalent to all ICU requirements and they were part of the teaching staff of InnerCircle University in its infancy, nominated by and voted on by past PhD recipients, ICU Board of Regents, and the Founders.

RECIPIENTS 1981 - 2001

1981 – Dr. Majorie Hebert

1982 - Dr. Juanita Dunn

1983 - Dr. Beverly Coleman

1984 - Dr. A. Hasani Perry

1985 - Dr. Hilda S. Spragin

1986 - Dr. Elaine Armour Word

1987 - Dr. Yolanda Thompson

1988 - Dr. Crystal Clarity Bujol

1989 - Dr. Ahman

1992 - Dr. Patricia Pratt

1999 - Dr. Bernice ligon

2001 – Dr. Rainbow Johnson

Dr. Majorie Hebert: Supreme Youth Guidance Counselor - 1981

Dr. Juanita Dunn - Supreme Religious Science Practitioner 1982

Dr. Beverly Coleman  Supreme Wellness Care - 1983

Dr. A. Hasani Perry - Supreme Spiritual Communicator - 1984

Dr. Hilda Spragin: Supreme Religious Science Children's Education Institution - 1985

Dr. Elaine Word: Sureme Educator -  1986

Dr. Yolanda Thompson:       Supreme     Community Entrepreneur - 1987

Dr. Crystal Clarity Bujol: ICU Founder - 1988

Dr. Ahman Ahman: Supreme Inspirations Ministry - 1989

Dr. Bernice Ligon: Surpreme Mistress Aquarian Spiritual Center Bookstore - 1999

Dr. Patricia Pratt: Supreme Medical Professor - 1992

 

Dr. Rainbow Johnson: Supreme Supreme Meditation Composer - 2001

InnerCircle University History of Award Presentations

InnerCircle University Awards Archive

All the inhabitants of this heaven known as earth are eligible to be nominated for these awards in accordance with the criteria stated below, except those who by way of accepting the ICU honorary doctorate or having been recognized as the Graduate Christian of the year, have reached the status of Graduate Christian Persona Emeritus.  Past recipients form the future selection committee for each award area, except for the Founder’s Award and Board awards.

Additionally, the Kwanzaa award nomination is voted on by ballots taken from the InnerCircle Church, First Woman’s Church, and Board of Trustees, and The Crystal Foundation.

The “first” award - The Graduate Christian Black Eye Peas Award,

Awarded annually to a member or student of the InnerCircle Institutions for the obvious diligent and consistent of the four basic Graduate Christian Black Peas: Personalize, Plan, Practice and Produce.

 

Past recipients/year:

1982    Jan Freeman

1983    Kujichagulia

1984    Gene Brown

1985    Rev. Edmund Cleaver

1986    Nawili Ayo

1987    Nubi

1990    Rev. Victoria Lee

1991 Denise Cunningham Reed

1992 Rev. Betty Robinson

 

 

The Performing Artist of the Year Award 

Awarded annually to a member of the InnerCircle Institutions for artistically expressing the higher consciousness of Graduate Christianity through any of the various mediums and art forms.

 

1982    Pat Hodges, music

1983    Leslie Bujol, recording engineer/productions

1984    Nathalie Forrest, music

1985    Kujichagulia, art (painting)

1986    Gene Brown, textiles/fashion design

1987    Don Level, music

1990    Glory Dean Scott, music

1991    Corneila McDonald Playwright/performance

1992    Rev. Victoria Lee-Owens, poet

 

The Graduate Christian Gift of the Year Award

Awarded every year for the obvious increased expression of the Graduate Christian gift for the year as expressed through service to the InnerCircle Institutions, application of the principle in one’s personal life and enrichment of the community.  The Theme for this award changes every year in celebration of the gift of the year.

 

1982    Alma Robinson - Consistency

1983    William Rucker - Health and Wealth

1984    Nicole Piggee — Love and Happiness

1985    Susie Porter — Golden Opportunities

1986    Gregory and Dr. Helen Mendes Love - My Perfect Mate

1987    Joyce Downs — Self Realization

1990    Linda Hicks — Family Unity

1991    Mae Lynn Lee — Oneness With All Life

1992    Nirankar Kaur Khalsa - Higher Consciousness

 

 

 

The Kwanzaa Award

Presented annually in appreciation for and in recognition of this first African American Holiday, to that person who brigs from their inner plane, to ICU and the community, those qualities, resources, talents and expression of spiritual development representing the Kwanzaa for that seven year cycle and whose work contributes to the members and community a greater refinement of all Kwanzaa blessings. 

Past recipients are:

1985 Rev. Kujichagulia

1986    Rone’ Ellis

1987    Zandra Daniels

1990    El Rita Neusome

1991 Rev. Covese Silken

1992 Rev. Yvonne Stuckey

 

 

GRADUATE CHRISTIAN OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to that person who, in the opinion of the selection committee, (1) reflects a higher consciousness of the twelve Graduate Christian gifts, as demonstrated by their increased consciousness, enriched living, service to the InnerCircle Institutions, the world movement of Graduate Christianity and the community in which we are based; (2) designed and signed one name to one’s own religion, actively and obviously practices what they preach. (3) promotes InnerCircle Institutions and Graduate Christianity to the beloved community of the world.

Past recipients are:

1982    Arlillian Moody - Elegant Manor

1983    Nathan L. Crawford co-founder InnerCircle Institutions

1984    Rev. Kujichagulia

1985    Gene Brown

1986    Dr. Vera Epps Riley

1987    Nawili Ayo

1990   Rev. Dr. Archille Hebert II

1991 Rev. Susie Porter

1992 Rev. Denise Cunningham-Reed

 

OUTSTANDING MAN OF THE YEAR: Founder’s Award

Awarded annually in memory of the co-founder, Nathan L. Crawford’s father and in honor of all fathers, who, in the opinion of the remaining co-founder, will upon nomination from the Board, has demonstrated outstanding development in the three elemental areas of life: intellectual, physical and spiritual, as well as demonstrating an outstanding ability to use creative awareness to enrich the lives of himself and others.

Past recipients are:

1985    Frank Granderson

1986    Aaron Piggee

1987    Carl Totten

1990    Dr. Alfred A. Ligon

1991      Dadisi Sanyika

1992     Robert “Bobby” Lorenzo Adams, Jr.

 

FINER WOMANHOOD AWARD:  Founder’s Award

Awarded annually, to a woman who, in the opinion of the co-founder, Rev. Dr. Crystal C. Bujol, most exemplifies those qualities of her mother, the late Rev. Dr. Ruth Elenora Bujol, that were most admired by Clara: courage, integrity, service, Aquarian vision, sisterhood, womanship, adventure, unique individualism, poise, glamour, charisma, spirituality, reverence, and Family Unity. “The I Dare You” aspect of this award illuminates a challenge to all would take up the cross and not follow, but carve out a path of their own!

Past recipients are:

1982    Marilyn Knipp

1983    Helen Key

1984    Rainbow Johnson

1985    Butterfly

1986    Vinnie Liddell

1987    Ahneva Ahneva

1990    Rubyline Douglas

1991    Heshima Sanyika

1992    Barbara J. Piggee

 

 

INNERCIRCLE UNIVERSITY BOARD AWARDS:

Vision Award — presented to the one who holds a vision until it crystallizes, then uses that reality in service to “the beloved community”

Past recipients are:

1990 - Dr. Peggy Best

1991 - Rev. Betty Robinson

1992 - Dr. Linda M. Bridges, OMD

 

MAGNIFICENT WOMAN OF THE YEAR:  FOUNDER'S AWARD

Awarded on rare occasions for unusual and noteworthy excellence of service, primarily to the community in which we are based and have long term, far reaching physical and metaphysical effects on seeding and growing “the beloved community” of the world.

Past recipients are:

Aileen Crenshaw - 1985

The Honorable Maxine Waters - 1990

Cecile McCormick - 1991

Barbara O - 1992

FOUNDING ICU BOARD MEMBERS

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JERYL S. THOMPSON

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You Can Write Your Own Bible, Too: A Guide to Help You Do Just That!

 (66 PERSONAL BOOKS REQUIRED BY ALL DOCTORAL STUDENTS)

 

I WROTE MY OWN BIBLE AND YOU CAN TOO!

Created by Crystal Bujol (c) 1975

 

Yes, I wrote my own bible! 

Once I got started, I keep finding more reasons to do so.

And, I keep adding pages to it.  I have so much fun with the freedom to do this writing that I think others may want to do it as well.  If so, here is my story.

I started writing this book to tell others how to write their own bible.  But my own message kept puling my writings back to myself rather than as an aide to helping others break free and write their own. 

So, I changed horses in the middle of the stream and decided to instead share what is my experience, my joy, and my reward with anyone interested in writing their own bible. I think this stream of consciousness is more in line with the integrity if making it personal; making it fit the feet of the writer, than if I try to continue telling you how to do that.  Thus, this book:  How and Why I write My Own Bible.  The main topics that drew me to correcting the thoughts that the bible given to me by my mother, my Sunday School, and my community are the ideas and scriptures about:

 

  1. The Chosen people
  2. The Beloved son
  3. Continued Denigration of women
  4. Evils of being black and/or Egyptian/African
  5. This is the way you should act -- Says who?
  6. The men who wrote the bible were inspired by God-- as if I am not inspired by God.
  7. What About MY Genealogy
  8. I know more about Jewish genealogy and begats than I do about my own
  9. Covenants others made -- Did I promise to do that!
  10. In whose beginning?
  11. The non existent Mother of God
  12. That’s your story – mine is just as important, if not more so to me and my future generations

 

I have divided this book into four parts:

  1.   My understanding about the history of the bible
  2.   My descriptions of the 66 books in the bible
  3.   The arguments with myself as I continuously freed myself to write my own bible, and
  4. Suggestions for how you can begin to write your own bible

     The work of writing your own Bible is Graduate Christian work.  One might say it is to Christianity as geometry is to 1st grade math.  You have to know God and then know that you know and apply what you know.  When you do, you are free to graduate from math to geometry; from grade to grade; from what other writers said to knowing that what you have to say is just as much God’s word as was wha whomever wrote whenever they wrote in the Bible.  Their writings fit them same as your writings will fit you. 

 

     "I am that I am" is greater than all the pieces.  

 

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Genesis the origin or coming into being of something.  In this case, the first book of the Jewish Bible, which includes their stories of the creation of the world, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, and the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

 

Assignment:  So, here is your first assignment in writing your own Bible. Think about your beginnings and your version of the beginning of the heavens, earth, plant, animal, human life and also of human institutions and relationships. Then write a paragraph or two about your family history. Of course, if you are woman, the paragraph will be your family “her” story.

 

Write about your Mother and Father, or the mother/ father figure who raised you; Grandparents; Godparents; or if you have none, make up a story.  Where you were born, when, why, how, and other information about your beginnings. This is not the family tree section. That will go into Chronicles when you get to that chapter. To help you get started, you may want to finish this sentence:

 

In my beginning . . .

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Exodus records “going out" or redemption from bondage. 

 

The Assignment: Write a paragraph about how you left your home; when you left, where you went, what you did.

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Leviticus:  The book about how to be redeemed (rehabilitated, rescued, reformed, transformed), how to worship, and how to serve.

 

The Assignment:  Write four paragraphs: (1) What do you do or how do you "redeem" yourself from errors or mistakes?  (2)  What is (are) the most important elements in your form of worship?  (3)  How do you serve humankind and the Goddess/God of your understanding now that you are redeemed? (4) Describe the Divine (The Goddess, The God, The Infinite, etc., of your understanding. You may want to finish the sentence: “God is . . .” using whatever name you use to describe the Divine.)

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Numbers:  The book of enumerations and order

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph about the numbers in your life and or family.  i.e. Birth date, address, number of children, number in family, dates of marriages and deaths, other numerological information.  Write this information in your Book of Numbers, titled, for example:

 

MY  NUMBERS AND MY  HOLY NAME

Another Chapter in My Holy Bible

First, calculate the numbers in your birth date, address, number of children, number of people in your family, social security number, telephone number and any other numbers you think to be important. XXXX

 

Then:  Write three paragraphs: 

(1)   How do you interpret your birth date number?

(2) How do you interpret the number that is vibrating in your holy name?

(3)  Pick a third number and write about how you interpret that number to be operative in your life.

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Deuteronomy -- The book of "Thou Shalts"

 

The Assignment: Write a paragraph on one or some of the "I Shalts" that you plan to practice in your life.

 

Write a paragraph on one or some of the “I Dids” that you may want to graduate.

 

Write a paragraph of forgiveness for the “I Dids” you are leaving in the past.

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Joshua -- The book about conflict and victory; a time of blessing through divine power.

 

The Assignment: Write a paragraph about your first 7 years - what you learned, what were your obstacles ... what battles you fought and how you were victorious.

 

Write a paragraph about your most significant experience during this period.

 

Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

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In Judges (19:20-end) you will find one of the Bible stories on rape.  There are many of them, but nothing to help the victim recover.  Rape comes in many forms of violation – all of which require some sort of intervention to affect a more meaningful healing as soon as possible

 

The Assignment for Judges:   Identify 13 people or institutions that came to your aid or into your life during your cycle of "8-14 years of age." 

 

Write a paragraph or two about the people or institutions that entered your life during this period.  What did they teach you, what did you learn, what were your values as you remember them?  What were your dreams?  What organizations did you join?  Why did you join?

 

Write a paragraph about your most significant experience during this period.

 

Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

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Ruth -- The book of friendship.  Because of this story, the name Ruth has been given the definition of friendship.  Her life and these scriptures have come to be synonymous with friendship.  Every name has a story.  Every name has a definition.  By thinking on the story, or message contained within a name, the power of that name is revealed, unleashed, and available to serve the one who wears that name.  What is the definition of your name?

 

The Assignment: 1. Write a paragraph or two about the definition of your name.

 

Contemplate the meaning of your name.  Ponder the meaning of your name.  And, if you can't find one, make up a meaning for your name.  That definition is something you should not leave home without.  Put the American Express card in the drawer and take the definition of your name where ever you go.  Within it you will find the answers to all the questions you will ever have in your life.

 

2(a)    Write a paragraph or two about your friends and relationships during the 15-21 years of your life. 

 

To whom are you most dedicated, devoted, connected and why.  What are the qualities that you most admire in them and in yourself?  (If you have not reached this stage in your age, write your paragraphs as if they are a prediction of what you see happening in your life or what you want to happen in your life when you reach this age.)

 

 

2(b)    Write a paragraph about your most significant experience during this period.

 

2(c)     Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

 

3.        Think about the meaning of Ruth's name(friendship) and the story of Ruth and Naomi (Ruth wouldn't leave Naomi's side for anything!).  Write about how it is that you are your best friend, not willing to leave your own side for anything in the world. 

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I Samuel – In this prophetic book, Samuel, like Moses, speaks on behalf of God.  Prophetic means the foretelling of events, usually by divine inspiration. The book of 1 Samuel is a record of triumph and tragedy. Its three main characters, Samuel the prophet, Saul, and David are among the most powerful people in the Bible, yet their lives were scarred by far-reaching mistakes, none of which reduce the power with which they rule.

 

The Assignment: (1) Write a paragraph or two about the hopes, dreams, and wishes you remember from the past, particularly from the period when you were between the age of 22 and 28.  What were you religious and or spiritual connections, values, beliefs, and activities.  What activities were you involved in to change yourself, i.e. personal growth and development, education, reading, etc.  What organizations did you join?  Why?

(2)  Write a paragraph about your most significant experience during this period.

(3)  Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

 

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11 Samuel - The 2nd book of Samuel is a political book about kingship over Israel.

 

The Assignment:  (1)  Write a paragraph or two about your political history, particularly from the period when you were 29 - 35.  (Remember what to do if you are not yet in this age group?)  What was your political party and or political connections, values, beliefs, and activities?  What part did you play in changing society?  To what did you contribute time and money that made a difference?  What organizations did you join?  Why?

(2)  Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

(3)  Write a paragraph about your most significant experience during this period.

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1 Kings – The building of the temple.

 

The Assignment:   Write a paragraph or two about your state of health and well-being, particularly from the period when you were 36 - 42.  (By now, you certainly know what to do even if you are not yet between the ages of 36-1.  Write, anyway!)  During this age, what are your physical, mental, and/or emotional challenges?  How do you handle them?  What do you do to either restore your health or cope with your conditions?  Talk about your therapists, doctors, dentists, holistic practitioners, spiritual practitioners, and self-healing techniques.  How do you earn your money?  How does money come to you?  What is your favorite occupation/job/business development or adventure during this age?  Do you do well?  For what activity, project or service will you give yourself a gold star (or some other type acknowledgment) for effort and/or one for accomplishment?   What organizations do you belong to?  Why?

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II Kings - Maintaining the Temple. 

 

The Assignment:

 

(1) Write a paragraph or two about your state of health and well-being, particularly from the period when you were 43 - 49 (Or write about how you want it to be when you become 43-49).   During this period, what are your physical, mental, and/or emotional challenges?  How do you handle them?  What do you do to either restore your health or cope with your conditions?  Talk about your therapists, doctors, dentists, holistic practitioners, spiritual practitioners, and self-healing techniques.  How do you earn your money?  How does money come to you?  Of all you have done, what is your favorite occupation/job/business development or adventure?  Are you doing well?  For what activity or project will you give yourself a gold star (or some other type acknowledgment) for effort and/or one for accomplishment?  

(2)  During this age, what organizations do you belong to?  Why?

(3)  Write a paragraph on what, if anything, you would do differently if given the opportunity?

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I Chronicles: The book of genealogies and historical information

 

The Assignment: (1)  Design and fill in the blanks of your family tree for your immediate family, i.e. grand and great grandparents, parents, sisters, brothers, children and grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc., or names of extended family, or make up one. 

(2)  Write a paragraph or two about your family tree.  Who has a copy of it?  How do you obtain the information?  If your family tree is "mythological," tell what inspires your story. 

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II Chronicles:  A second book of historical information

 

The Assignment:  (1) Design and fill in the blanks of the family tree of your friends, husbands, and others important to you.

(2)  Write a paragraph or two about the groups of people you include in this chapter.

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Ezra, the book of decrees and dedications

 

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph or two about your decrees and dedications.  Include at least those decrees you choose to have govern your life.  Include people, places, and things to which you are dedicated and give a brief description and explanation to satisfy your own questioning as to why.

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Nehemiah, the book of legal order restored and acts of individual faith

 

The name means "Jehovah consoles; Jehovah comforts; compassion of Jah."

 

The Assignment:  (1)   Write a paragraph or two about some of your acts of faith and the principles involved in those acts.

 

The Old Testament Bible Chapter of Nehemiah is a Book of legal order and restored and acts of individual faith.  (2)  Write a paragraph or two about some of your acts of faith and the principles involved in those acts.  Your "writ" will make more "right" and "righteous" how this book can be interpreted in life under today's conditions. 

 

Nehemiah has eight divisions:  The journey to Jerusalem, The building of the wall, the census, the revival, the census of the priests and Levites, dedication of the wall, restoration of the temple worship and the legal order restored.  (3)  What do you have to say about these things, today, in your life, as you wish it to be?  Write it!  Right it!  Write about your journey to a place of peace.  Write about how you built walls around yourself for protection or isolation.  Write about the census during this time:  where do you live, where are other family members living, what are the occupations, what's happening in your life and in their life.  Write about a family reunion experience - the revival.  Write about what occurred in your family communication and gatherings after a "matriarch" passed on (or whoever was the communication center).  What changed in the family reunions or unity?  How was it restored, or has it been restored?

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The book of Esther -- A story about the courage of Queen Esther.

 

The Assignment:  (1) Write a short story about a time in your life when you exemplified courage and the God of your understanding or "Life" helped you out in a mysterious or magical way.  This is a story with a happy ending and it can be real or imagined.

 

(2) Write a short story about a time in your life when you exemplified courage and the God of your understanding or "Life" helped you out in a mysterious or magical way.  Talk about the happy ending to that story.  Your Bible needs happy endings.  

(3)  Write a paragraph or two about some revelation that came to you during an "Imprisonment."

5 BOOKS OF POETRY AND DRAMA FOLLOW

BE POETIC, BE DRAMATIC, BE ARTISTIC

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Job:  A story of cause and effect and an undying belief in God

Job is considered one of the Wisdom Books. Wisdom does not just “come” with age, wisdom comes with experiences. If you learn from the experiences help you live your future life with greater ease. You will be able to give yourself advice. You will have greater foresight. You will be better able to use discretion. You will recognize wise counsel. You will develop your common sense. You will expand your genius for living. And with this wisdom, you will love and enjoy life so much more. 

 

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph or two, or a short story about yourself and a times or times when:

(1)       you were able to trace the cause of the effects occurring, i.e. what conditions have you expressed or do you now experience for which you can trace a mental or emotional cause or a belief pattern which brought it about.  Also, write about what the results were - OR what you want the results to be, or,

(2)       when you were able to trace the cause of the effects occurring, i.e. what conditions have you expressed or do you now experience for which you can trace a mental or emotional cause or a belief pattern which brought it about, or,

(3)       when you had an experience and you learned from it.  Include what it is that you learned that will help you live your life with greater ease, or,

 

(4)       when you kept the faith through chaos, finger pointing, family and friends telling you to abandon ship, and you stuck it out. Be sure to include what the “reward” was for hanging in there!

 

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Psalms -- The book of praises, prayers, and songs.

 

 The best-known and probably the most often used book among the writings is Psalms (from the Greek word for "song"). It is a collection of hymns and songs dating from various periods in the history of Israel. The collection was assembled so that it could be conveniently used at worship services. The book is often called "Psalms of David," referring to the king of Israel in about 1000 BC  It is now generally accepted by Biblical scholars that, while David may have written some of them, the authorship of most of them is unknown.

 

The Assignment:  Write as many songs, prayers, and praises as you want - either original or copied from material which has been or is now inspirational to you.  Include the author/composer/lyric's name and date written whether yours or someone else's material.  Include family songs, prayers, and stories about times when you sang, repeated, or learned them.

 

Author’s notes from 1994 when she was teaching Bible writing to her congregation:  “This month, April, 1994, we are using the old testament example found in Psalms - A book of praises, prayers, and songs.  David is given credit for writing all the Psalms, but bible students know he was not the composer of all of them.  Most of them were copied from the walls of the temples of Egypt, written by ancestors who looked like African Americans.  The same thing happens today in the music industry - most of the music has been written by people other than those given credit for it.  However, if you write your own songs (psalms) and put them in your own Bible, no one can steal them from you or your family for generations to come.  So, today, right now, write a song of praise, or love, or adoration, of thanksgiving, or about confidence, victories, hopes, dreams and wishes.  If you can't get started with your own words and music, quote someone else's song, giving credit to the original composer and lyric's name.  You can change the words to fit your occasion.  In your personal Bible, you will probably want to include any other song of inspiration, family songs, prayers, and stories about times when you sang, repeated, or learned them.  This is how the Biblical Psalms came to be!”

 

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Proverbs -- A collection of timely saying and divine wisdom.

 

The Assignment:  (1) Write as many sayings as you remember from your family and your up-bringing and wisdom statements from any other source which has or is serving as a guide for you.  Remember to include names and dates of composers.

 

Author’s Notes, again from teaching Bible writing in 1994:  “For this exercise, we use as an outline, the Christian Bible.  This month, May, 1994, we are using the old testament example found in  - Proverbs - A collection of saying and divine wisdom.

 

“A book of wise sayings, admonitions, proverbs, and other instructional ditties.  Old folks have used many terms to describe their wise sayings. Sometimes they refer to them as "proverbs."  Sometimes called "fables," i.e. Aesop's Fables, sometimes called "fairy tales", i.e. Red Riding Hood, sometimes called "sayings," sometimes called "nursery rhymes," as in Humpty Dumpty. 

 

“And, like Psalms, bible students know Solomon was not the composer of all the proverbs, if any at all.  Most of them were copied from the walls of the temples of Egypt, written by their African ancestors.  However, if you write your own wise sayings and those of the wise women and wise men in your family (proverbs) and put them in your own Bible, no one can steal them from you or your family for generations to come.  So, today, right now, write a wise saying you want to insure gets passed on to your future generations.  If you can't get started with your own "proverb," quote someone else's wisdom, giving credit to the original author or the person from whom you heard the saying.   In your personal Bible, you will probably want to include any other wisdom that inspires you.  This is how the Biblical Proverbs came to be!”

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Ecclesiastes - 'The Preacher' - A collection of reasonings about and other things, "under the sun.'

 

For this exercise, we use as an outline, the Christian Bible.  This month, June, 1994, we are using the old testament example found in

Ecclesiastes - the book of "The Preacher"

 

This book is a collection of reasonings about life and other things, "under the sun.'  In this assortment of topics, we find the conclusions one can arrive at after contemplating, meditation, and reasonings.  So, for this month's bible writing exercise, you are asked to write your own reasonings, conclusions, and perceptions about life.  Include date and time you compose these ideas and add to them as often as you are so moved.

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Song of Solomon -- the love of husbands, wives, and lovers

 

The Assignment:  In poetic or dramatical form, write a paragraph or two about: (1)       your most beautiful and loving relationship(s) or make up one, or,

(2)       Your most beautiful and loving feelings about the Goddess/God of Your Understanding, or make up some.

THE BOOKS OF THE PROPHETS

According to Scofield’s Bible, “Prophets are men raised up of God, primarily revivalists and patriots, speaking on behalf of God to the heart and conscience of the nation.  The prophetic messages have a twofold character:  first, that which was local and for the prophet’s time; secondly, that which was predictive of the divine purpose in the future.”

 

Usually, the predictions would spring up from the current local circumstance, and that is one of the reasons you are encouraged to write your own Bible.  If you continue to perpetrate predictions based on the past local circumstances, which occurred in the last eon, or the last century, or the last year, or even yesterday – yu are just perpetuating what has already been – instead of envisioning something newer, more exciting, and more pleasing to the eye and comforting to the heart. 

 

Abraham Lincoln once said, "A people without vision soon perish."  If the Christian nation, or the American Nation, or even the "nation of your family" does not envision something else brighter, we will continue down the dark path that has been predicted by ancient prophets.  Writing your own bible gives you another opportunity to predict what you would have the future bring.  Therefore, we proceed with the books of prophecy:

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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah was written under the LAWS needed for Israel and gives us a clear view of "grace". 

 

'Grace' is a most powerful concept, pleasing to the eye, heart, and senses.  It is such a powerful word that just reading the definitions attributed to this word is a healing experience in and of itself.  For that reason, an extensive list of definitions and thoughts are included for your contemplation. 

 

The word 'grace' carries the meaning of : 

 

1.        gratis, meaning free.  "I will perform a service for you, gratis."  There is no charge for this service.  I give it to you.  That's grace.

2.        pleasant.  "

3.        grateful,

4.        gratitude,

5.        agree. 

 

Grace has as its root - chairo, meaning

6.        to rejoice,

7.        love,

8.        yearn. 

 

Webster defines it as

9.        elegance or dignity of form, movement or expression;

10.      attractive, ease, smoothness of movement.

11.      beauty, charm, or

12.      any pleasing attribute;

13.      favor,

14.      good will, or

14.      kindness;

15.      a sense of decency or propriety;

16.      a special dispensation or privilege;

17.      mercy, clemency or pardon

18.      a temporary reprieve.   

 

Under 'LAW' grace is a period of time following the due date of a debt during which the debtor is allowed to make payment without penalty; also, there are days of grace. 

 

In Theology, the unmerited love and favor of God is Grace; the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.

 

Also, the divine influence renewing and morally strengthening humankind; a state of reconciliation with God; a virtue or excellence of divine origin; the influence or spirit of God operating in humans.

 

Grace is also a short prayer before or after meals giving thanks or, asking a blessing. 

 

In music, a grace note is one that is played according to feeling and embellishes whatever notes precede or follow it. 

 

The condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.

 

Grace is also a title used in addressing a duke, duchess, or bishop, usually preceded by 'your,' 'her,' or 'his' grace. 

 

When one is found to be in the good grace of another, it means they are in the favor of another person. 

 

To grace something is to lend or add honor, to dignify, to adorn, to enhance.  In other words, 'Grace' is a most powerful concept, pleasing to the eye, heart, and senses. 

 

<Graces> the ancient Greek and Roman Goddesses of beauty and kindness, usually. represented as three in number.

 

To lend or add grace to; adorn: Many paintings graced the walls.

 

<with bad grace> reluctantly; grudgingly.

<with good grace> willingly; ungrudgingly.

 

[1125-75; ME < OF < L gratia favor, kindness, esteem, der. of gratus pleasing]

 

The Assignment:  Therefore, let the words of your pen and the meditations of your heart be filled with grace as you write your book of Isaiah.  Write a paragraph or two about a time in your life when you were in deep trouble and the future looked bleak; maybe you were wishing you had taken a different road. Then write a paragraph about how this bleakness was redeemed, gracefully and what seemed to be a "lemon" was somehow turned into "lemonade." 

 

Or, if the situation never turned into “lemonade,” make up an ending as you wished it had been.

 

Or, if you do not have such a story to tell, make up one, or record one that you have heard, especially if you have one about another family member.

 

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Jeremiah -- a book of prophecy and visions. 

 

Parts of the books of Hebrews, Revelations, Thessalonians, and Galatians are some of the New Testimonies that evolved out of Jeremiah's visions.   In other words, Jeremiah gave the prophecy and later, writers proved his prophecies to be true. Even today, some people are still finding proof in their life and time to prove Jeremiah’s prophecies true. For example, one of Jeremiah’s prophecies (42:15) tells the Jewish people that if they go to Egypt, where they see no war, and see no hunger, they shall be overtaken by famine and death. Some historians report that this very thing happened to the Jewish children who went to Egypt. That was then and it should be over and done with! But, Jeremiah sent this prophecy into the future. In the year this book is being published, more than 2000 years later, there are people in Israel and Egypt warring with each other over this prophecy!

 

This prophecy continues to hamper the peace keeping negotiations that men of peace are trying to set in motion. That’s how powerful a prophecy can be. So, unless you want to continue the prophecies based on the local conditions of these ancient times, or based on people’s prejudices from the past, or their ignorance of the future, you need you to write a new prophecy. 

 

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph or two about the prophecy you want to send into the future for yourself and your future generations.  Some suggestions of topics are: 

  • How will our future be blessed by our children?  How will the future be blessed by our Senior Citizens?
  • How will the Government of the United States of America be a blessing to the world? 
  • How will the issues of garbage, pollution, toxic waste, and vanishing rain-forests be resolved and therefore be blessings for the 21st and other centuries? 
  • How will families and human relationships be mended?
  • How will gays and lesbians gain their full citizenship and be blessed?
  • What is in your story for people of color?
  • What is in your story for Caucasian people?
  • What's in store for musicians, artists, poets, and athletes?

 

And so forth. You get the picture!

 

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Lamentations -- Contains stories about the love and sorrow for the people.  As the name implies, Lamentations is a book of lamenting. To lament means to express mourning or grief for or about the death of a leader, to be very sorry for or regret, to mourn deeply and vocalize expressions of mourning about a loved one.  This book is the “time and place for everything (all those things that make you cry, complain, whine, feel despair, make you want to curse) else under the sun.” 

 

The Assignment: (1) Write those things that you regret, mourn, and for which you feel grief.  Write your amends and other ideas of how you would do it differently or how you wish it had been.  (2)  Or just write about your anguish with an ending and let it stand as is for you and others to contemplate the way it was.  Everything does not have to have a happy ending.  Sometimes it is just as beautiful to understand the dark night of the soul as it is to understand the awakening of Spirit.

 

This is the book, the time, and the place to express your lamentations.

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The book of Ezekiel – A book of symbols and visions.

 

If you have heard the Negro Spiritual, “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Way Up in the Middle of the Sky,” you understand that this is a vision, a symbol. (If you have not heard the song, check out You-Tube)

 

Ezekiel is written as if it is the voice of God, as indicated by the formula, "And the word of the Lord came unto me..."  Every time you pick up a pen to write, or sit at your computer to write, "the words of the Lord always come upon you."  (Author’s note: "Not only do the words of the Lord (Law) come upon you ... but if you let your heart be open, the words of the 'Lady" will come upon you, as well!")

 

Ezekiel's purpose was to keep the children of Israel reminded of their sins so they wouldn't repeat them. That was important then.  But you are not one of those children who needs to be reminded of your sins, repeatedly.  This is a new day, a new era, a new dispensation.  You have graduated!

 

Now you need to realize you have been forgiven of your sins and not carry the fear of reprimand around as if it were part of your skin. You now know so much about the working of the mind and how it manifests that which it dwells on. Therefore, whatever you keep on your mind is magnified and repeated.  If it is your sins that get your focus, the greater the chance of repeating them either consciously or unconsciously.  If you keep your hopes, dreams, wishes, successes, good deeds, self-esteem, beauty, spirituality, prosperity, good health on your mind – that is what your body manifests in your life.

 

When writing your book of Ezekiel, if you should record any of your so-called sins, that’s OK – but the more important part of that recording is "what would you do instead?" 

 

The rest of the words for that Negro spiritual about Ezekiel, are:

"Ezekiel saw the wheel, way up in the middle of the sky, Ezekiel say the wheel, way in the middle of the sky.  The big wheel run by faith and the little wheel run by the grace of God, a wheel in a wheel, way in the middle of the sky."

 

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it is to write a paragraph or two about your these two 'wheels' and what you would do instead:

(1) With faith, instead I would   ... 

(2)  By grace, instead, the result would be ...

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Daniel -- The Book of Dreams.  One of the things that Daniel did, and recorded, which put him in good graces with the King Nebuchadnezzar, was to interpret the king's dream.

 

The Assignment: (1) This is a perfect place to write your dreams and your interpretations and the interpretations of others, as well.    Thinking about your most recent or your most vivid dream, record it here and write your interpretation.  (2) Also, write what you think you need to do as a result of receiving this dream and what the final outdone might be of your actions.  At some time in the future, you will probably look back on this dream and be able to record facts from your future that correspond to the dream you write today.  (3) If you are part of a community of artists, you may also want to join or initiate a dream workshop where you and others can participate in interpreting them and using the information gained from them, just as King Nebuchadnezzar did with Daniel, and the Egyptian Pharaoh did with Joseph’s interpretations.

 

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The book of Hosea — a book of prophecy: An opportunity to restore the Divine Feminine and restore humanity to a consciousness of oneness — family — community!  This book reveals some deep wounds created by the prophecies and metaphors in its writings.  Wounds you can help heal by writing new ideas in your Bible.

 

Hosea means "deliverance, safety, salvation, and help," the very ideas needed to deliver, make safe, save, and help the Divine Feminine.

 

In this book, Israel is considered to be God's adulterous wife, needing to be purified and restored.  They were called “Loammi,” which means, “not my people.”  In this book, humankind is divided into two distinct groups:  Loammi, which means "not my people," and Ammi, which means "my people." This means that a whole race of people was considered to be feminine and adulterous. This also means that humanity, according to this law of God, is divided into two groups: God’s people and those who are not chosen as God’s people.

 

No wonder humanity is faced with so many dilemmas.  It’s terrible that some folks feel left out of the Divine plan. And it’s hard to be identified as the chosen ones when others think you did the choosing. This kind of thinking breeds contempt, disrespect, anger, even rage.

 

Likewise, psychologically, it is not healthy to think of yourself as an adulterous wife from the cradle to the grave! There is no hope of redemption in feeling this way, thinking this way, being viewed in this way, or reading it over and over and over that this is who you are!

 

That was then — we need a new idea and you can write it. 

 

And what about women feeling as though they are “God’s adulterous wife!?” Can you imagine how defensive this makes a person feel or act? How contentious a personality would be having been exposed to this kind of negative affirmation all their life, for generations? If these are the feelings that live in the hearts of mothers such as yours and mine, no wonder the planet is experiencing so much trouble in male - female relationships! This has got to stop! It’s got to be healed!

 

In your Hosea writings, you have the power in your pen to restore all people to the status of being “God's people" — good people! You have the power to lift the divine feminine from adultery to divinity! 

 

The adultery being committed is that this 'wife' held allegiance to more than one 'aspect' of God - the Father of God and the Mother of God (The Divine Feminine - The Holy Spirit).  For this she was branded, rejected, and found unworthy.  Hosea also spoke as if he were God, by saying in his first verse:  "The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, ... etc."  Then in his second verse, he says, "The beginning of the word of the Lord of Hosea.  And the Lord said to Hosea, go take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms . . "

 

The Assignment:  (1) Write your book of Hosea with power and boldness.  Change the prophecy from what is written in the Judeo-Christian Bible and restore the value and sacredness of the Divine Feminine.  

 

(2)  Likewise, you can write the words you hear:  In the beginning of the words of the God of ______ (put your name here),

 

And God said to _____, .... (continue with what the God of your understanding has to say about The Mother of God and the chosen people, remember -- the words God reveals to you are as potent and important as the words God gave to Hosea!"

(3)  In your book of Hosea, write a few paragraphs of a conversation you have with 'the God of your understanding' about your feelings regarding the 'masculine/male' and the 'feminine/female' aspects of the wholeness of God.  Write your words and thoughts, as well as those which the God of your understanding gives to you in response!

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Joel – A telegram to the future.  Joel starts his book in a similar fashion as Hosea.  He says, "The word of the Lord that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel.  Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land.  Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation!”

 

The Assignment:  (1) When writing your book of Joel,  assume a "Joel Consciousness" and start your book with the same words, putting your name and gender in the appropriate places.  (2) Now, what is it you want to tell your children?  Your grandchildren?  All your future generations of children?  Write it here in Joel, whose name means "Jehovah God; Jah is his God; worshiper of God; he who desires; he who wills; he who fulfills every desire.”  Joel bespeaks the I AM in dominion in the individual.  In this consciousness all things are possible.  All things are possible!!!!

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Amos - Another book of prophesy.  The metaphysical definition of Amos is “Conscience.” Ethics moral principle standard.

 

The Assignment:  It is important to know what drive your conscience; to know when your conscience may jump up and point a finger at you. Hopefully you have morals, standards and principles, and this is the place to write yours. What do you think you “ought” to do and “ought not” do?  What are your principles about life, interactions with others, relationship to other planetary beings? It doesn’t have to be deeply profound and highly spiritual. Your writings can be as simple as:

  • your commitment to recycling
  • who you think ought to have equal rights as citizens
  • who you think ought not have equal rights and why
  • how often you think people ought to be forgiven
  • whether or not you should pour malathon down the drain

So, write your Amos paragraph. Keep it simple!

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Obadiai – Another prophet whose name means “The Day of the Lord.”   

He is "the first to use the formula - the day of the Lord."  He writes about Edom.  The Edomites are descendants of Esau - "cousins" to the children of Israel and described as "dwellers of caves and caverns."  For some reason they are reported to "always be at war with the relatives, the children of Israel.  This prophecy speaks to these Edomites, describing their humiliation, their great sin, what can be expected for them in "the day of the Lord," and that they shall be included in the "kingdom."

 

The Assignment:  In families where there are cousins, no matter how distant, there sometimes arises little incidents of jealousy, envy, frustration, annoyances between the seeming haves and the seeming have-nots — or for other legitimate and illegitimate reasons. These kinds of situations can cause one to wish evil on the other. If you’ve ever wished ill to befall any of your relatives, you can leave your wish as it stands, or you can re-write your thoughts and feelings in your personal book of Obadiah.

 

If you don’t have cousins or any family that fit this category, maybe you can write about a friend, or an employer or co-worker who has touched you in such a way that you cursed them, or wished them to be punished — but now you no longer hold that grudge. If you don’t have anyone who fits this category, examine your race relations with others, or gender relations, or physically challenged relations. Surely, there is someone in your life you previously condemned, cursed, secretly wished they would get their “karma” returned so you could see it with your own eyes! If you can find that person, this is the one to target in your Obadiah Book. This is the one for whom a new wish from you would heal some of the dis-ease you have or do experience. Maybe you just want to write a new prophecy for yourself.   The beauty of this kind of writing is that you don’t have to tell them (whoever they are) why you are writing this new wish — all you have to do is write it!

 

And, if none of these fit, perhaps there was a time in your life when you were humiliated, embarrassed, or ashamed but later discovered that even though this situation occurred, you were still among the blessed. If so, write about that.

 

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The Book of Jonah:   This is an early resurrection story.      This story is an early version of the Jesus Christ story about being laid in a tomb and later resurrected.  Jonah was instructed by God to do something he didn't want to do.  In his efforts to "go the other way," he fell out of the boat, was swallowed by a whale and after 3 days, was spit out on the land where he was originally told to go.  This story is about two ideas:  (1) the consequences of the act of disobedience to the instructions of one's own God and (2) the resurrection from death.

 

If Jesus was a reincarnation of Jonah, he learned his lesson about traveling a different path than the one instructed by His Indwelling God, he almost got it!  At the last minute on the cross, it is written that he said something like, "If you can just see your way clear to remove this cup ... lighten up ... this is so hard ... but, nevertheless, not my will but yours...".  That's a long way up the road of learning the lesson from where he was when he was Jonah saying, "I'm not going, I don't care what you do," and thereby caused all the ruckus in the boat and ending up in the belly of a whale! 

The Assignment:  Check yourself and think about a time when you decided to go against your own highest self - your indwelling God - your indwelling Grace from The Goddess of Life. 

 

Write a paragraph or two about:  (1)  a time when you intuitively knew you should or shouldn't have done something but acted in just the opposite manner.  What were the undesirable consequences?  How did it all turn out right in the end? - or write about (2) a time when you were "on the death bed," and found yourself "resurrected."  What were your new thoughts, new actions, new convictions? - or write about (3) a time when you were in tune with and followed the voice of your inner wisdom - your highest conscious-ness - and discovered how absolutely perfect it was to be "obedient!"

 

 

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The Book of Micah, reminding us we are in the image and likeness of God. The name Micah appears in Judges 17 and 18 which refers to a time when "there was no king in Israel," but "every man did that which was right in his own eyes."  Amazing.  Does this mean the people did not need a king to them do right?  Does this mean that there is a possibility that without a King, without a Priest, without a Pope, with a President, without a Chieftain, without someone wielding control over them -- that people might be able to "do the right thing?"  Amazing.  If this is so, that would explain why Micah was bent and determine to spread the Gospel contained within his name:  "Who is like unto Jehovah?  Who can assimilate Jah?"

 

The metaphysical interpretation of his names means, "The individual's awakening to the truth of his real being...(This includes the individual awakening)  to the fact that in his (and her) real true self they are spiritually endowed with all the possibilities that can be attained through the use of one’s spiritual powers:  life, love, wisdom, intelligence, faith, strength, power, substance, all that is contained in the son, the Christ, Jehovah, (and particularly in the) I Am.  This makes the individual both a prophet of God and a priest of God." 

 

Micah is a representative of the Genesis scripture that reminds us we are made in the image and likeness of God.  He reminds that we possess all the spiritual powers that are contained in the Son, the Christ, the I AM - life, love wisdom, intelligence, faith, strength, etc.  Micah is a prophet of God and a priest - so are you!  You have the power to spread a word as well as declare a word.

 

Micah spreads words such as: “The kingdom is to be universal; the kingdom is to be peaceful, the kingdom is to secure universal prosperity, the Lords' past and present controversy with Israel, and the voice of the remnant in the last days.”

 

The Assignment:  In the "Micah" paragraph you will write in your bible, write about the spiritual powers you possess and the words you have and are spreading and declaring.

 

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The Book of Nahum provides a special place for injustice and requires special attention for maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy heart.

 

Although many people prefer that Life always be a “bed of roses,” that is not the case in humanity’s perception unless the individual has decided to see only the “good” in everything.  However, in order to be that disciplined -- and only see good -- is the result of a process; strong mental muscles, a powerful habit of forgiveness. The process takes time.  Strengthening one’s spiritual muscles to see “only good” is essential to overcome injustice and go forth in a peaceful state of being. 

 

How can one strengthen these muscles in the midst of looking at so much “un-good?” 

 

One helpful tool is to acknowledge when the so-called “un-good” is observed and dump it in a receptacle designed to hold such thoughts.  This is what the prophet Nahum did.  He saw the city of Nineveh as so evil that all he could think about it was that it would be destroyed by “God!” According to Bible mythology, this is the city that Jonah was supposed to go to, but didn’t want to do it.  God was sending him to tell the people that the city was going to be destroyed.  150 years later after Jonah, Nahum made his prophesy.  One hundred years after that, the city was destroyed exactly as Nahum prophesied it would be. 

 

Nahum spoke his word about this city that was a “problem” to him and wrote 3 short chapters of condemnation.  Then, he was through with it. 

 

The Assignment:  (1)  Sometimes we may be treated so shabbily in a relationship that we, too, want to prophesy the other person’s doomsday.  Should this ever occur, write the insult and the punishment you would mete out upon them in your personal book of Nahum.  Write all the insults you want to hurl at them, describe how you want to get back at them.  Pull those condemning thoughts out of your mind -- and be through with them – as soon as possible.  Internalizing them and keeping them going and growing in your mind is detrimental to your health!

 

At first, you may not be able to “cast them into your sea of forgetfulness,” but you can certainly “take your burdens to your book of “Nahum” and leave them there.” 

 

(2)  Then, from time to time, when you want to peak at what you’ve prophesied, take a look and see if you can forgive any of your doomsday trivia.  Using a red pen, see what you can “red line” from your Nahum as a result of working the principles of forgiveness.  Eventually you can “white it out” and think of it no more!

 

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Habakkuk -- according to the Metaphysical Bible dictionary, this name describes embracing -- with the hands or arms -- a favorite; a lover; a wrestler; a struggler; even an idler.   Metaphysically, this name points to the clarity of vision in us that helps us see the results of our thoughts and holds tightly to (embracing) that which is good and true, even in the midst of wrestling or struggling with thoughts we want to purge from our consciousness.      

 

The Assignment:  Write your version of “Habakkuk by describing a time when in the face of (a) great temptation, (b) or a desire to turn back, (c) or a magnetic attraction to return evil for evil -- you triumphed and stayed in alignment with your integrity to live as an expression of the God of your understanding; the Good of your understanding.

 

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Zephaniah, a prophet whose main message was concerning the how the "Day of the Lord" would come upon those who had forsaken Him (God).  He preached that this day would be a day of destruction, a terrible day, a day in which very few will escape. Zephaniah was continuing the effort to keep the Children of Israel focused on the God of Zephaniah’s understanding – the God of all the Old Testament’s understanding.    

 

The Assignment:  In order to personalize Zephaniah’s message and write about your own “Day of the Lord,” it will be helpful to understand a metaphysical interpretation of the word “Lord.” The easiest way to explain it is that “Lord” is synonymous with the word “law.”  Consider this:  Everyone has a set of personal beliefs.  These beliefs comprise the laws by which they judge themselves and even others.  Personal laws can be described as, “The Lord of Your Understanding.”   Think about a time when, as Zephaniah prophesized, you strayed from that which you believed and contrary to your belief of what was best for you, you followed someone else’s “Lord.”  (Their belief)  How did that work for you?  Were you empowered by following someone else’s way of beingly?  Did you have a successful outcome?  Or was it a terrible day?  Did you wish you had followed the indwelling spirit that gave you a different path?

 

If not -- Maybe you had a “Day of the Lord” that, as Zephaniah said, very few will escape.  Maybe you were lucky on that occasion.

 

But, if that experience didn’t work in your favor, that’s the message of Zephaniah on a personal level:  “Stay with your Lord, your laws, until you and convinced to write new laws, have new beliefs, then follow them with all your heart, all your mind, and your entire being.  In doing so, you will increase your joy and your greater good for Life.” 

 

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Haggai, as written might leave you with the impression that God becomes angry with people for not moving fast enough, for procrastinating, for forgetting their negotiate covenant with God and building His temple, and then He (God) promises, at the end, to kill all the enemies of the Children of Israel – the Gentiles! 

 

Why would a prophet tell such a horror story?  Because Haggai believes that there are two kind of people in his world:  The Children of Israel (Jews) and Gentiles (everyone else).  He believes that in order for the Jews to be contented, happy, recognize goodness in their lives -- everyone else’s way of being and even everyone else has to die.  

 

This is a sad, sad commentary Haggi puts on the Jews, suggesting that they can’t be themselves in the midst of other people being themselves.  It is even a difficult pill for the Gentiles to think that God is going to kill them because of something the Jews did or did not do!  Perhaps it is prophesies such as this that perpetuate the wars and wounds in the Mid East.  Let’s help reverse these prophesies in your Bible by reviewing the metaphysical meaning of the name, Haggi.

 

Haggai, a Hebrew name meaning festive, festal, feast, festival, joyous, and rejoicing.  Metaphysically it means a realization of good as taking the place of seeming evil.    Being freed from oppression.  An abundance of the rich substance and life for mind and body, and foresees the foretells the working out of good.

 

Well!  That is a different story!  This idea sounds like the old folks saying, “Man meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.”

 

The Assignment:  In this chapter of your Bible, write about a situation that looked like it was going to be a “bad” thing in your life, but in the end it turned out to be a blessing - and in the end - you rejoiced and had a festive experience.

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Zechariah - symbolic visions in the light of hope.  As the OLD Testaments come to a close, with only one more book remaining, the prophets come forth with glowing prophecies and predictions that set in motion ideas, visual aids, thoughts and scripts that develop into the future, present and eventually the past.  Same as the book of Revelations describes, which ends the New Testament, Zechariah brings into play many symbols and metaphors which eventually become pass-words in life.  Visions of candlesticks, olive trees, horns, the rider on the red horse, and myrtle trees, and the last days have been poured into the fabric of our being and now stick with the bonding nature of epoxy glue. 

If you think the world and its inhabitants are on a collision course to destruction, you can either accept it as a fact or you can do something about it.  If you choose to take action, you must become a new prophet and give forth a new prophesy. 

 

In Zechariah we find prophesies that Jerusalem will exist under adverse possession while the “Gentile” nations are at rest - at peace.  This sounds like South Central L.A. existing under adverse possessions while the suburbs are at rest about it.  Similar to Gifford existing under adverse possession while Vero Beach is at rest and enjoying long paychecks, the beach, mid-day golfing, and lunch at the Ocen Grill!  Not that anything is wrong with people resting and enjoying life, but if it is so because the poor keep believing that they are supposed to be poor – THAT is a vision that needs to be changed.

 

As long as this condition is held in mind, as long as we continue to repeat the prophesy it will continue to be a self-fulfilling prophesy.  If you would change the course of the future, this is your –

 

Assignment: (1) Write a paragraph or story about South Central L.A., or your community, your family and yourself and your country that has a happy ending.  (2)  Write a story or paragraph with a successful ending. (3)  Write a paragraph or story with a joyful ending.  Write paragraphs about harmonious relationships and eternal health and abundant wealth.  Write paragraphs about the way you want the world and its inhabitants to be and then ... watch the 11:00 television news or cut out stories from the newspaper/magazine that reflect the results for your prophesies (stories) and claim them as responses to your prophesies.

 

Write a paragraph or two about your prophecies for the future.

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Malachi - the last of the major prophets in the old testament.  However, that for which he is best known to modern day religious teachers can be found in his third chapter verses 7-10 regarding the threats of what will happen if you do not tithe.  Malachi points the finger at people accusing them of robbing God by not bringing their

tithes and offerings to the storehouse of God.  But, he also gives a blessing for those who do, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”  3:10.

 

This book is the foundation of my books titled (1) , Money Honey,  and (2) The 100% Tithe Budget.   In my books I emphasize the extreme good that comes from tithing to the storehouse of God.  For this

 

Assignment:  Decide what amount you are willing to budget and commit to continuing to donate/contribute to the ongoing of your spiritual house, spiritual gathering, spiritual circle, or wherever it is from where you receive your spiritual connections.  Whatever is that amount, also agree to give it to yourself, where the main storehouse of God is.  And that tithe is your #1 tithe – not for paying bills, or repairing the car, or giving to the barber or manicurist – it is for whatever you want to use it for that brings you happiness, smiles, a sense of reward for working all week, a feeling of having enough.  Make the “storehouse of God” happy – and create a happy ending to the Old Testament of Your Bible!

WE are now in the New Testament Books with stories about Jesus, the anointed one, the light, the Christ.  Writing stories in your Bible will be easier if you consider the metaphysical teaching that “Jesus” is a code word for your name. 

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Matthew is the book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham, connecting him with the lineage of kings.   Matthew records (1) Jesus’ genealogy, his birth, the ministry of his forerunner and (2) predicts his second coming in power and great glory.

 

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph about (1) your genealogy and trace it as far as you can along the matrilineal side of your family, recording the specific attributes of the women who give you and your feminine side your "Queenship."  What promises did these women make to you?   Secondly, write a prediction about your next coming in "power and great glory.  When you are "born again," how do you want to be?  What do you want to do?  What do you want your ministry or purpose to be?

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Mark is confusing in that sometimes he is called John.  His mother is also one of the women named Mary, and the nephew of Barnabas.  His writings are exceptional because he refers to Jesus as the Mighty Worker, rather than as the unique Teacher.  Mark gives examples of Jesus’ good deeds rather than his words.

 

The Assignment:  In your personal Bible, write your Gospel of Deeds.  Write a paragraph or two about:  (1)  Your Mighty Deeds, (2)  The 'Mighty Deeds' of your family and friends, (3)  The kinds of 'Mighty Deeds' you hope, dream, and wish to perform.

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Luke speaks of Jesus as the "Son of man" and depicts him as human rather than as God.  He writes about Jesus' mother, his infancy and boyhood.

 

The Assignment:  1.           Write a paragraph or two about yourself as a "son of man" and a "daughter of woman."  (Don't be confused if you are a man or a woman and question which to choose - all the readers of this material have an "X" chromosome which came from their mother - write about this part of yourself as the daughter of woman. 

2.  Write about the “man” side of yourself as the son of man.  (All the readers of this material have either an "x" or a "y" chromosome which either came FROM their father or from their father's mother THROUGH their father).

 

This can be a fascinating exercise because it opens yourself to the masculine energy and the feminine energy you possess -- the left brain and the right brain -- the self which was created according to Genesis 1:27 (...male and female created S(he) them.)

 

In these writings, talk about your mother, your infancy, and your childhood in a way that you can see the similarity between yourself as a divine child of God-parents and Jesus as a divine child of God-parents -- in the flesh.  3.  Write a paragraph or two about the "12" you chose to be your friendship circle in life -- your support network -- your band of angels.  (4)  Write a few beatitudes.  Complete this statement:  BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ..........  FOR THEY SHALL ......

5.  Write a few parables, either out of your creativity or those passed on to you from your elders and the wisdom of your friends and associates.  (6)    Foretell your death.  How do you want it to be?  What do you want to happen at your funeral services?  What is your last will and testament?  (Write this will and put it in a safe place!)  (7)  Write your "Lord's Prayer" and your "Lady's Prayer."  (8)  Write your plan for resurrection - new life:  what do you want it to be like?  Where do you want to be?  What do you want to be, do, have?

 

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This apostle, John, writes a book that has caused many people to say that it really should be the first book in the Bible because it starts with:  "In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."  The action word in this verse is "WORD."

 

John 3:16 is the best memorized verses in the Bible:  "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, and whosoever believeth on him shall have everlasting life."  Author’s Note: It is this very verse that helped me pick up the pen and write my own Bible! 

 

John focuses on the “Word” becoming flesh in Jesus the Christ; that God has put himself into this form which we know as Jesus the Christ, the anointed one, the enlightened one, the chosen one.  John explains that this "one" is the WORD of God in the flesh.  (John 1:1-14).

 

The Assignment:  (1)   Write a paragraph or two about yourself as an anointed one, an enlightened one, a chosen one.  How is it that you exemplify a "WORD of God" in the flesh?  If you can't write about yourself, write about an elder or ancestor of your family in this manner.

 

John further emphasis that he is a witness of this incarnation of God  (John 1:15-34) 

(2)  Write a paragraph or two either about (a) The witnesses of your birth, your baptismal, christening, or  early birthday celebrations, or write about -- (b)  How it is that you know you, too, are a "word" of God in the flesh. 

(3)  The public ministry of Christ (1:35 - 12:50):  Write a paragraph or two about your public ministry.  How have you served your family?  Your community?  Your country?  Your world?  Yourself?  to whom have you given assistance when they were hungry, tired, ill, hurting, distraught?  Who have you "fed?"  "Healed?" "Taught?" "Raised from the dead?" 

(4)  The private ministry of Christ to his own (13:1-17 - 26.)  Write a paragraph or two about your private ministry to "your own."  those things which you only say and do in your private circles.  Rituals.  Foretelling pending betrayal.  Speaking about your reincarnation.  The comforting nature of your spirit - The comforter.

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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES is written by Luke and is a continuation of the Book of Luke.  In his first "book", Luke talks about Jesus' teaching, in this "book", Luke writes about what Jesus did after being filled with the Holy Spirit; the beginning of the Christian church; and the conversion and ministry of Paul – how the Holy Spirit fills the scene. In writing this book for your Bible, it, too, should be filled with what you have done, are doing, and will do with your self-filled Holy Spirit.   

 

The Assignment: (1) Define the Holy spirit in your own words.  For example, for some the Holy Spirit is symbolic of the Goddess, The Mother of God, The Divine Feminine - for others it represents the one's spirit after is being "born again," for others it represents the period after conscious awakening, for others it is the spirit of the "highest and best good that dwells with", etc.  

(2) Then write a paragraph or two about your definition of The Holy Spirit.  What did you do differently after becoming "filled" with this Holy Spirit? 

(3) Record your actions after you became filled with an awareness of the Indwelling Holy Spirit, whatever that means to you, and

(4) Take a look at your beliefs about re-incarnation.  Whether you return to this earth plane in another body or whether your spirit dwells elsewhere, is not the topic of discussion in this exercise, but, that your soul and spirit are eternal IS essential.  Here you have an opportunity to design your future the way you would have it be.  Pour into concrete your hopes, dreams, and wishes. 

(5) Acts records Saul's experience on the Road to Damascus and how his name was changed from Saul to Paul. Describe your transformation experience(s), as does Luke describe Paul's experience on the road to Damascus.  If, after you became a "changed" person, you also changed your name, write a paragraph or two about your old name and your new name.

(6)  Acts makes several references to "The First Church."  In your "Acts", write a paragraph or two about your church, either real or imagined.  Describe it the way it is, or describe it the way you would want it to be.

 

(7) Write a paragraph or two about what you hope to accomplish while living in your present body, during this lifetime.

(8) 7. Write a paragraph or two about what you wish your life to be like after your death to this world.

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Romans:  In this letter from Paul to the people of Rome, he preaches that the Gentiles are redeemed. Paul says God has "no respect of persons" and is not "the God of the Jews only," but "of the Gentiles also" (2:11, 3:29), and that "all things work together for good..." (8:28), and then gives the promise of transformation by "the renewing of your mind...", (12:2).

 

In your own life, are there any people, places, or things for which you have no respect (or little respect)?  As time goes on, these people, places and things may have changed, or will change and you will find a way to "redeem" them to a place of respect in your consciousness.  Take an assessment right now and make sure everything you hold in "contempt" deserves to be dis-respected. 

 

The Assignment:  If you find anything has changed, write a paragraph about its "redemption."  What caused the shift in consciousness?   What, in your mind, was transformed and renewed?  Did that thing or person finally prove to have "worked together for good" in your life?  In what way?

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1 Corinthians, the first letter from Paul to the people of Corinth by the Holy Spirit.  He tells about his "Holy Indignation" caused by the Corinthians continued offering of meat to idols, acts of incest, "childish delight" in tongues and the sign gifts, rather than to sober instruction.  Paul also censures "The abomination of human leadership in the things of God." 

 

In Chapter 1, verse 18 - 25, Paul shows the progression of "the word" from the Jews, whom he said "required a sign" (22), and the Greeks, whom he said "required wisdom.  Then he says, "But we preach Christ crucified unto the Jews a stumbling block and unto the Greeks foolishness.  Etc. 

 

If you are writing your own Bible, you have graduated from the need for the sign of the "Jews," the wisdom of the "Greeks," and the Christ Crucified of the "followers of Paul's teachings", commonly known as under-graduate Christians.  You are now above Paul's "abomination of human leadership in the things of God."  You, as a Graduate have a direct relationship to God, and as a human with this same direct relationship to God as had Paul, you can write your own letter to yourself or your ascendant.

 

The Assignment: 

IF

 

(1) IF you believe that you are already "saved;" and that God is no respecter of persons, religions, or man-made fellowship organizations, and that you know that you, too, are the son/daughter of God,

 

THEN

 

THEN, Write of your own position in "grace."  (Chap 1, verse 1-9). 

 

IF

(2)       IF you believe that (1) you are now above Paul's "abomination of human leadership in the things of God," and that (2) you have a direct relationship to God, and (3)  you have as direct a relationship to God as had Paul --

 

THEN,

THEN you have the authority to determine who should be your "leader" - your own revelation from God or the revelation of another, etc.  Therefore, you are empowered to write about this authority.  Write about this leadership.  Even though Paul did not use wisdom, do not let that stop you from using your "God-given-wisdom" in writing this chapter. 

 

Paul was writing to people whom he felt did not possess "God-given-wisdom" and deemed it necessary to make decisions for them.  You are not under the aspect of "grace," you are no longer a "natural man,' as described in chapter 2, verse 14, you live, move, and have your being in the spirit of the INDWELLING GOD, the same as Paul believed was his authority. 

 

IF

3.        IF you know and understand principles of living at a level of "higher consciousness,”

THEN,

THEN you can write about what YOU deem to be moral and immoral.  Your beliefs may or may not coincide with Paul's, but, they will nevertheless, be as spiritually correct as his, even more so, because these judgements will come to and through you from the God of your understanding -- for YOU!

 

4.        Write about your revelations on the sanctity of the body and marriage.  Either copy Paul's revelations or write that which is revealed to you through prayerful meditation.  Know that what you write is the truth for you. 

 

This is your Bible.

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II Corinthians - In this second book of Corinthians, Paul writes about (1) the principles he has taught being put to action, (2) a collection for the poor saints at Jerusalem, and (3) His defense of his apostolic authority.

 

According to the Scofield researchers, "Paul was writing to the people of Corinth to protect them against the "law-teachers" and anguish of heart over the distrust felt toward him by Jews and Jewish Christians."  These motives are much like some of the explanations for the nexus of my book, “I Wrote My Own Bible” and this Summary on How You Can Do It, Too.  In both cases, Paul’s and this book, the intention is to help the reader graduate from the "law-teachers."   In the case of this Summary and my book, the intention is also to assist me in "overcoming the anguish of heart" that might arise from any doubt that you and I have the authority to undertake this divine writing. 

 

As stated before, the freedoms separate a "Graduate" from an "undergraduate" are that a Graduate is:  One who knows they are free to design their own religion, write their own Bible, sign their name to it, and practice what they preach!  In order to practice what you preach, you must "preach" something - stand for something. 

 

The Assignment:  In this Chapter of your personalized version of 2nd Corinthians, write a paragraph about: 

1.        Your principles of action,

2.        Your principles for interacting with the poor and homeless, and

3.        Your statement of authority to write your own Bible.

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Galatians.  In Paul’s letter to the people of Galatians he preaches that the gift of the Spirit is by faith, not by law-works.  He says that law and grace, cannot co-exist.

 

The Assignment:  It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with Paul about law and grace, your assignment is to write a paragraph or two:  (1) about the "laws"  (rules for the sake of rules) from which you wish to graduate and (2) about the gifts of the Spirit you desire to show forth by the grace of your being.

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Ephesus:  This letter from Paul to the people of Ephesus is about the “body of Christ.”

 

The Assignment:  For your Bible, write a paragraph or two about the "body of Christ" as being your holy temple, the original "church," the gift of grace you express as in it you live, move, and have your being.  Speak of what it means to see your body as a holy, divine, temple of the "Most High!"

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Philippians. This letter from Paul to the people of Philippa is thought to be a letter he wrote while in prison or imprisoned, a time when he contemplated beauty, truth, and the loveliness of life!

 

To think of one being imprisoned can conjure up images of people being in a state or government prison.  But for some people it can also be a safe space.  A place where they are quarantined, a place where you don't have to do anything, or think about the day to day activities that distract the mind from the joy of contemplation.  Even a state institution of imprisonment can offer time for the mind to go deeper within then at other times when daily life is the priority.  When one is imprisoned in a jail, in a hospital, in a monastery, under punishment in your bedroom, or any other kind of containment, the mind might bring to the surface some concentrated spiritual food which can be sustainable for long periods of time after the imprisonment concludes.  Actually, that is the original hope one has for people who are sent to prison, or sent to their room. 

 

The Assignment:  (1) Think about a time when you were "imprisoned" in some form or fashion.  What profound thoughts came up for you?  What unusual understanding about life did you uncover?  What answers surfaced?  What did you commit to "never do again?"  What did you commit to "do always?"   What did you "make peace with?"   What was the deepest "prayer of your heart?"  Write a paragraph or two for your Bible’s Philippians. 

 

(2)  When Paul was incarcerated at this time, he wrote a beautiful passage which can be found in Philippians Chapter 4, verse 8:  "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  "

 

Write a paragraph or two about some revelation that came to you during "Imprisonment" that you would record as something that is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and/or of good report.  Talk about how you would praise them . . . and think on these things!

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Colossians is the letter from Paul to the people of Colossians.  In this letter, he (1) gives his apostle’s prayer (creed), (2) his best thoughts to encourage the people to put all of their faith and only trust in Jesus, and to (3) avoid worshiping angels and other mystical teachings because, as he saw it, the perils may serve to keep one separated from the indwelling light. 

 

The Assignment:  Write (1) Your creed; (2) a paragraph encouraging yourself to believe in yourself, and (3) a paragraph on your thoughts about worshiping anything or any person outside of your indwelling light. 

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Thessalonians:  In this first letter from Paul to the Thessalonians, he gives instructions to young disciples and encourages them to keep up his work – the work he started when he established his church in that city.

 

The Assignment:  Continue in the Graduate consciousness.  Write your own Bible, design your own religion, sign your name to it and practice what you preach.  Your assignment for this book in your Bible is to further design your own religion.  Using 1st Thessalonians as a model, (1) describe the model church.  (2)  describe the model "worker" or "servant" in this church.  (3)  describe the model relationship of one member to another.  (4)  describe the message of hope your church would deliver.  (5)  describe the "God" of your church and the conscious relationship you want the members to have with this God.

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II Thessalonians:  Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians is encouragement to the disciples of his church to inspire them not to give up, but to expect “the day of Christ,” where he says "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand."   "The day of Christ is upon you." 

 

In this chapter of your Bible, you are asked to remember that the word "Christ" carries the meaning, “light.”  You, too, are a light.  In your world, you are THE light.  The day of your light is upon you.  Beloved, give thanks always to the indwelling God for yourself.  Give thanks for the indwelling light of God that is always upon you.  Give thanks for the knowledge that you, too, are the Christ, the light, the way and the truth to the God of Your Understanding!

 

The Assignment:  Write those things that have come out into your light, and are now a light unto your path and a lamp unto your feet.  Write about those things which you are bound to give thanks for, always.  Give thanks and let your light so shine.  Be the Christ for the person in the mirror!

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1st Timothy:  Paul, still imprisoned, now writes to individuals.  He mentors them giving instructions on how they should proport themselves.  The first letter to Timothy talks about "order in the church" and wrote in 1 timothy 3;15  "... that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God ..."  Paul also covered such issues as in Chapter 1 - legalism and unsound teachings rebuked.  Chapter 2 - the order of the sexes.  Chapter 3 - The qualifications of elders and deacons.  Chapter 4 & 5 - the walk and work of a "good minister of Jesus Christ." 

 

Remember, Paul is writing letters to the Children of Israel of his day.  He was trying to convert them to the teachings he believed in.  As a Graduate, you are free to think about how you want it to be in YOUR house?  What do you insist on that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in YOUR house of God ... in YOUR home?  What are your rules about wearing shoes in your house? Smoking in your house? Drinking alcoholic beverages in your house? Eating pork, meat, or vegetables in your house?  What are your rules about your altar(s), putting coasters under wet glasses, how your telephone is answered, how your home is blessed when you leave or return? What is the order of the sexes, the work of a good minister of your principles, and the qualifications needed to keep order in your church.

 

The Assignment:  In your personal Bible, use 1st Timothy as an example of how to "keep order in your church" - your main church called your home and write a paragraph or two about your teachings on the topics you choose. 

Reading the next book, 2nd Timothy, at an undergraduate consciousness will leave you at the same level of consciousness.  But, at the level of a graduate, it can be one of the most revolutionary assignments and awakenings you might experience as a result of writing your own Bible. 

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2nd Timothy:  Paul writes things that the Holy Spirit said to him to instruct Timothy.  Paul listens to God, then transmits it to Timothy because, for some reason, Paul and Timothy believe Timothy can't hear it for himself. 

 

As a Graduate, you are authorized to hear God for yourself.  You are authorized to hear the Holy Spirit for yourself.  You are authorized to have discussions with the Divine directly.  For those who can not accept this authority, Paul will listen for you and transmit to you, as he did to Timothy.  Otherwise:

 

The Assignment: (1) Write about your reason to be.  (2) Write about your conversations with the Holy Spirit.  (3) Write about your messages from the God of Your Understanding.

 

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Titus – In this letter from Paul to the apostle Titus, he writes about his thoughts regarding the qualifications and tests by which true elders and deacons of the church should be known. 

 

The Assignment:  If you have ever complained about the deacons, elders, or ministers of your church, this is your time to say what you think the true qualifications should be.  It is a way to pass on to your future what you think they should look for in a spiritual guide, or a spiritual leader.  Write a paragraph or two about your spiritual leader or guide and what you like (or dislike) about that person.  Then, write a paragraph about how it is that you, too, measure up in the same way.  You find an interesting comparison of the two paragraphs!

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Philemon – a book of love.  Even the name is described in the Metaphysical bible Dictionary as meaning “love,” and that is what Paul is writing about.  Many teachers say, in this letter, Paul gives the “LAW” of love. 

 

The Assignment:  Write a letter of love.  Write a letter to someone least expecting it.  Tell them of your love and appreciation for them, their work and their wellbeing.  You will be surprised how good it will make you feel, regardless of how the letter is received.  Write the letter with love, mail it with love and release it with love (or don’t mail it).  Love notes are always a pleasant surprise when least expected.

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Hebrews – According to the Encyclopedia in my childhood home, Christianity was started in the year 4 by Coptic People.  I didn’t know than that the word ‘Coptic’ means Egyptian.  I know that now, and I also know that the Children of Israel became the Jews, but first they were Egyptians.  Later, some of them became Christians, but first they were Coptic.  Therefore, Christianity did not start with Paul’s teachings, or those of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.  Further, these letters from Paul were not written to Christians, they were written to Jews.  They were written in the same way that Moses was trying to “Un-Egyptianize” the Children of Egypt and create a new religious order, based on his understanding of God.  Like Moses, like Paul! 

 

All of this being said, this book of Hebrews is written with the intention to confirm Jewish Christians “ by showing that Judaism had come to an end, through fulfilment by Christ.  That the whole purpose of the law was to keep them away from their Egyptian roots and to remind them of the danger of lapsing back into Judaism, which is what they believed in since being “rescued” by Moses.  But now that they were being freed by Jesus, Paul didn’t want them to pause short of true faith in Jesus Christ.”  It is a series of contrasts between the good things of Judaism and the better things of Christ. 

 

This book of the Bible is the foundation of Graduate Christianity particularly as it talks about the milk and strong meat and the ability to discern both good and evil - Hebrews 5:11 - 6:12.  In these verses the writer talks about the difference between a mere professor of a doctrine and one who believes, uses, applies and embodies the doctrine being taught.  Paul talks about “leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ and going into the perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,” but rather be “persuaded to better things,” to live in your labor of love, to minister, and to enjoy life! 

 

When you write this book in your Bible, you are really crossing the bridge from needing someone else’s testimony to be your rod and your staff, to being able to depend on yourself, trust yourself, listen to your self and write your own testimonies, testaments, and scriptures!  This is big!

 

The Assignment:  When you write your own “Hebrews,” (1) Write about those things from which you are ready and willing to graduate as a “mere professor” and graduate into as a practitioner, practicing, loving, living, being and doing.  (2) Write about the “better” life you are willing to take hold of and graduate from the spirit of milk to the spirit of strong food, being able to discern both good and evil and still keeping your balance in integrity and love and happiness.

 

You only have seven more books to write before you complete the first layer of your own Bible.

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James:  James presided over the “first” council of Christians who were Christian Jews, not historic Jews.  The distinction is that the religion of the people was changing. Judaism we no longer the only national religion.  When the “twelve tribes” were scattered abroad, they were not the so-called Jews in “Jews vs Gentiles,” but they were the Jews who had taken up Christianity as a way of life.  The scattering was the moving about and away from the central point of the origin of Christianity, which was in Egypt before it was in Jerusalem.  Life was moving the forces of love out from its nucleus in Africa into the rest of the world.  First from Egypt, then from Jerusalem.  James did not leave Jerusalem.  He became a pastor for the “scattered sheep” who stayed behind.  His letter, the epistle of James writes to these “scattering sheep” to remind them of the foundation of their religion, the ancestors upon whose shoulders they stand, the wisdom books of the Old Testament. 

 

The Assignment:  When you write your “letter of James”, whose name means “just”, write two paragraphs.  (1)  Imagine you are going to create an institution to leave as a legacy for your future, or think about one such that you have created.  Write about it and what you hope it will provide for the well-being of people now and then.  (2)  The second paragraph is a little more complex.  Pretending that someone else has created a legacy or institution and you inherit the responsibility to care for it.  Write a paragraph or two about how you would take care of it and maintain it to assure it’s longevity.  What would you do to see to it that it flourished?

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1st Peter This 1st letter from Peter has a special emphasis on atonement – at-one-ment.  Peter talks to the Jews, who are now Christians, about being in a place that is not their home; encouraging those who are suffering for their belief in Christ, and telling them the grace of God and how good life can be by becoming Christians.

 

The same is true for Graduate Christians.  You may suffer for your belief in graduating Christianity, you may find yourself living in a land that is not yours, and some people may tell you that you are living outside the circle of God’s love because you feel you are equal to Jesus, that you believe you, too, are an anointed one; that you too are a light, a Christ. 

 

The Assignment:  Write a paragraph or two describing an experience which you would call “An Adventure With Atonement.”  Talk about your thoughts regarding the “Circle of God’s Love.”  Talk about being an anointed one – a Christ.  Write a paragraph of encouragement to yourself about having the courage and valor to graduate from the your understanding of Christianity and apply it as an alumna.   

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2nd Peter.  In this letter from Peter, whose name is interpreted to mean faith, he warns Christians who are being tempted to choose a different religion.  He is extremely concerned that some of the followers of the Christian Church are “going astray” and following what he calls, “false teachers.”   

 

This is as it should be.  If Peter believes what he believes and thinks he is appointed to “herd the sheep,” he should write ferociously about his beliefs trying to convince all the sheep to stay in the herd. 

 

Same with you, every time you take on a new belief, you should believe it with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul -- or you shouldn’t believe it at all. 

 

The Assignment:  Every time you take on a new belief, write it down, date it, and trace your spiritual unfoldment.  Give thanks that you have not become stagnant, stuck, or senile - unable to grow.  There will never be a time when you can say, “I have all the truth and there is none other,” ... because every time a door of truth opens, it presents a whole room to be explored.  The Infinite is infinite and not corralled by one religion or one spiritual path or one book. 

 

When you write your 2nd Peter, let it be the story (his-story or her-story) of your spiritual unfoldment.

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1st John:  According to Scofield’s interpretation of the next three letters from John, “First John is a family letter from the Father to His “little children” who are in the world ... the sin of a believer is treated as a child’s offense against his Father, and is dealt with as a family matter.  (John 1:9 and 2:1)” 

 

Just think about that idea for a moment.  Much of the old testament is about an avenging God, a vindictive God, a God of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”  Then we come nearly to the end of the Bible and find a God who thinks of his people as “His little children.”  As if family is restored.  As if the tenderness of love is regained or released and dispensed.  From the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, we find that the name “John” caries the following interpretations: Jehovah bestows mercifully; Jah is gracious; grace and mercy of the Lord; dove like; meekness; compassion; fertility; fruitfulness and love.

 

The Assignment:  When you think about family, if your family experience is a loving memory for you, record it in your personal John.  If you family experience was not a loving memory, you can re-write it with the consciousness that the book of John carries with it the energy of a God who bestows mercifully - a God who is gracious - a God which dispenses grace and mercy; a God that is dove like - a God that exemplifies the qualities of meekness - a God of compassion.  Use the qualities of fertility and fruitfulness of this name “John” and write about your family life describing it in the way you wish it had been. 

 

Write about the love, the kindness, the consideration, the adoration, the respect, the pleasure, the security, and any and everything else you wish had been a part of your family life. 

 

This is not lying, fabricating, denying, or fleeing from any truth others may want you to wallow in ... this is just a story you are writing about love - the way you want it to be, or desired.  And, remember - the name John has been metaphysically interpreted to mean, among other things - “divine love.”  Write with love about your family.

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2nd John:  In this second chapter of the “beloved” John, the writer gives the essentials of the personal walk of the believer.

 

The Assignment:  Write the revelations of truth that come to you on the many subjects of life.  For example, write your revelation of truth on the subject of life after death, an eye for an eye, forgive and forget, and any other challenges that come up for you, particularly after you have contemplated the paradoxical realm of living we are in as you prepare to write your Habakkuk.

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3rd John:  There is only one chapter of this, the smallest book in the Bible.  It has 14 verses.  Yet, it has a significant place in Christian history.  According to Scofield Reference Bible, this letter from John marks the beginning of the time when the primitive church order disappeared.  It is in this letter that John wishes for those to whom he is writing that they “above all ... prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  III John 2.  John further goes on to say that he has “no greater joy than to hear that my children walk I truth.”  He speaks as an elder of the Christian Church and establishes that the way of the Christian church is the only way of truth.  I verse 7 he acknowledges that the children of “truth” go forth having taken nothing of the Gentiles - those who believe differently than the Christians.  In Verse 9 he announces that the man, Diotrephes, rejected the apostolic letters and authority, choosing to keep to the ways of old.  In verse 11 John denounces the ways of old as evil and not of God.

 

The Assignment:  In your holy Bible, your precious word of God, given directly to you, you are asked to write a letter to someone and establish your thoughts about the ways of old.  If you have outgrown them and they no longer serve a useful purpose, will you denounce them as evil?  Will you pronounce that only the new found ways you have graduated into are the ways of “truth.”  Or, will you find a way to see God in everything, everyone, and in every path?  Write a paragraph on this subject that you want to leave to your future generations.

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Jude - the brother of James.  Thank goodness people in the past have studied these books and names to help those of us in the present understand the maze and a-mazing intricacies of the Bible.  This book of Jude and his name are one of the examples of amazement.  In reading this scripture, one of the shortest books in the Christian Bible, we find many words to describe a simple idea.  Even the definition of the name is shrouded in “secrecy.” 

 

In Charles Fillmore’s The Twelve Powers of Man, Jude is the disciple that represents the power of elimination, but the chapter about this power is, instead, called “Renunciation.” It’s all a lot of words to describe the letter and the power to give up that which no longer serves a useful purpose.  For example:  I used to be THAT, and now I Am THIS; I used to be addicted to that, and now I am addicted to getting enough rest; I used to eat that and now I eat more salads; I used to make excuses and now I confidently tell the truth about what I believe.  In other words, accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. 

 

The Assignment:  For this chapter you have three assignments: (1) write a paragraph or two about (a) ways in which you plan to “give up that which no longer serves a useful purpose” and (b)  what you plan to do in its place and (c) what you expect to be the result of your new attitude.  Simple!  Then - (2) Read it every day for 30 days!!!  (3)  Make a few notes in your Bible about the revelations of self-discovery that come to you along the way.

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The Book of Revelations is about time: that which is, that which is to become, and this which was. Revelation is about the world before us, the world behind us and the world below us. From an Orthodox Christian point of view, this book is about Jesus Christ. From a Graduate Christian point of view, this book is about You!  One of the revelations of truth that comes clear is that Jesus the Christ is a way shower to show us the way home.  He is like a place holder — holding the place for us until we figure out that we, too, are the sons and daughters of the Most High Mother, Father, Everything Goddess, God, Creator of all Life. 

 

The name Jesus is a code name, holding the place for your name. 

 

When we get that revelation clear

in our minds, bodies and spirits,

we also understand the title, Christ. 

 

Christ is a code word for light.

 

When this revelation is crystal clear, the light shines through and the title is bestowed.  The power of Christ is the same as the power of light —   the way is made clear, obstacles no longer hide in the shadows, tripping us along the way

 

Confidence is expanded

Knowledge is comprehended

Awareness becomes keener

Thought becomes more focused

Breathing becomes easier

Emotions and passion become more directed

Health abides

Wealth is surpassed by a blessed assurance

One thinks a thought and it nearly immediately becomes a thing

All this comes as the light within is revealed to the entire being

So, when this occurs, you are ready to write the last book of the Bible - Revelations!

 

 

 

Since you have traversed through writing your Bible at least once, you are invited to write your revelations of time: that which is, that which was and that which is to come.  This is the last book of prophecy in the Christian Bible. It uses many symbols, signs and metaphors to transmit this prophecy.  You are invited to do the same.  You are invited to create a NEW book of prophecies with your revelations of truths.