Friday, December 21, 2007
A COURSE IN MIRACLES WAS A CIA PLOT
According to Victoria Hardy at OSB News the thing was cooked up with the help of Dr. William Thetford who was working for the CIA at the time dedicated to a project on mind control. Interesting passage from the article:
Although Father Groeschel felt that A Course in Miracles undermined authentic Christianity, he and Dr. Schucman maintained a friendship until her death. Most disturbing to him was the “black hole of rage and depression that Schucman fell into during the last two years of her life.” According to Groeschel, who sat with Schucman while she was dying, “she cursed, in the coarsest barroom language you could imagine, `that book, that goddamn book.’ She said it was the worst thing that ever happened to her. I mean, she raised the hair on the back of my neck. It was truly terrible to witness.”
I'm inclined to say it rings true because this story is so bizarre you can't make it up. But then I reflect that we are talking about A COURSE IN MIRACLES which itself is goofy enough to testify to the creative ability of its inventers. I don't have time to dig into the details 4 days before Christmas, so you'll have to be the judge.