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In this Issue:

> What’s New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: December 2005
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - In Appreciation
> 2006 Schedule and Updates
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Cellophane Prophecy
> Public Email Lists

What’s New?

> Over 1.7 million webpages served!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 1,755,000 webpages to more than 100,000 visitors in over 120 countries! We also had over 23,000 visits last month. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback.

> Updated Elias forum Contact List

Myrna recently updated her list and sent it along. If you wish to update your info or add it, please contact Myrna directly.

> New Transcribers Needed

If you would like to help with the transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at

> In Memoriam -- Daryl Horton

Daryl Horton passed away in December. Many will remember her from email lists, as a transcriber, and from various group sessions over the years. We will miss her, and wish her well on her continued adventures in consciousness. We will provide more info next month, as we are still awaiting details, but wanted to acknowledge her contributions to the Elias forum.

> Volunteers Needed!

Many of you remember the wonderful Elias index that Bobbi Houle began 7-8 years ago. She had to stop that work when she assumed lead transcriber duties after Vicki Pendley passed in 2001. Bobbi’s index cover sessions 2-500 (session 1 was not recorded). Luana Ring came along, and continued Bobbi’s work and did sessions 501-682. So it’s time to ask for someone who would like to contribute to the Elias forum to step up and continue this important work. These overviews become a valuable resource in the Library, and also are used in each Transcript as keywords of local and Internet search engines.

If you are interested in contributing to the Elias forum legacy projects, please contact Paul H. at

> New Spanish Section in Progress

Thanks to the hard work of Olga Zuvic, Crizi Poust, George DeMello, and Gerhard Fuchs we’re working on adding a Spanish section to the Elias forum website. As most know, Spanish is spoken by more folks than English, so this work will make Elias available to hundreds of millions of potential new readers.

Olga and George are doing most of the translation work, and Gerhard generously sent us some HTML versions of George’s work from his website, making the workload a bit easier. So many thanks to all of you!

> Archive Project Updates

The DVD Archive is one of those “behind the scenes” projects whose goal is to ensure that the legacy of the Elias forum continues long after we’re gone. At last count, Mary had recorded over 1,800 sessions on videotape! Since DVDs take up less space, we began to transfer the ’95 sessions from Ron and Cathy Churchman’s video archive. We’ve finished through session 464. Michael Friedman recently volunteered to continue the DVD process, so Ron will be sending him tapes. Thanks Michael!

The 1995 transcripts are one third done, as we have finished through session 21. That means only 42 more to go!

> Support Our Work

We’d like to express our heart-felt appreciation to those of you who continue support our work and help defray expenses on the website. Thank you!

If you’d like to make a contribution to help support our projects and the website, click here.

> Kosmic Books & Music

Listen to Mindscapes. Mindscapes Music CD by Paul Helfrich.

A conscious creation music CD with over an hour of music on 22 tracks. Now available on Apple iTunes,, and Best Buy.

Click here to order. New & Updated! Forgotten Self
by William Marshall.

Check out book details

Click to order. The Shift: A Time of Change compiled by David Tate.

New & Updated! Now available through Barnes & Noble and Prisms of Reality.

This 365 page second edition of Elias excerpts features a beautiful new cover design, and an extra 70 pages of new information. A must-have for any collector and enthusiast.

Read The Cellophane Prophecy. The Cellophane Prophecy by J. K. Greenfield (aka Jo Helfrich).

A hilarious spoof on the New Age classic The Celestine Prophecy.

> Reminders

Some of you have changed email addresses or have spam filters that block your reception of the newsletter and transcripts via email. If you haven’t received either in a while, you can always update your info on the registration page (there’s a link on the bottom of the home page), or just send a private email to Paul & Jo (newsletter) or Bobbi Houle (transcripts).

If you use this newsletter and website, please take a minute to let us know what you think. Your feedback helps us to make them easier to use.

Best Wishes,

Paul & Jo Helfrich
Castaic, California, USA

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Gem of the Month

The Gem of the Month is a regular feature that provides an excerpt from a recent transcript that captures a snapshot of essential Elias.

This month’s gem is taken from Hea’s private session:

HEA: “This problem that I have with my parents, it also extends to other parts of my life, like work.”

ELIAS: “I am quite aware.”

HEA: “It’s parallel.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

“Now; let us perhaps explore other actions that you may engage that may be helpful in altering your perception and allowing you to express more trust of yourself and therefore express more of your freedom and not concern yourself with the absolute of disengaging the environment with your parents. But perhaps for a temporary time framework you may be engaging exercises that shall allow you to move your attention and become more flexible and also to become more familiar with you.

“Now; in this, perhaps you may engage the action of noticing each time you begin to project your attention to your mother and are not paying attention to you.

“Now; this occurs in time frameworks in which you are not actually even physically engaging this individual but you may be projecting your attention in thought concerning this individual.

“Now; each time that you notice that you are projecting your attention away from yourself, acknowledge yourself, for you are noticing.

“Now; once you are noticing, allow yourself to stop and move your attention to some aspect of you in the present now. Allow yourself to choose one expression of yourself that you appreciate within yourself, and acknowledge that. The point of this exercise is to interrupt your automatic familiar patterns, which allows you to move your attention.

“You have become very familiar with holding your attention in certain directions and continuing to reinforce expressions within yourself of blame and judgment. The point is to interrupt those patterns and those automatic responses. Recognize that if you are experiencing discomfort in association with your parents, this is being generating from within you, not from them.

“Now; let me also offer to you another exercise for the moments in which you are physically engaging these individuals and you are experiencing frustration or discomfort or anxiety. In those moments, as you begin to feel those feelings, those expressions surfacing within yourself, allow yourself to notice, stop and visualize yourself to be alone. In a manner of speaking, pretend that the other individual disappears. For a moment, allow yourself to magically generate the disappearance of the other individual, regardless of what they are expressing. In the moment that you generate that individual to be invisible and to not exist within your physical presence, examine what are you doing that is creating the feeling that you are experiencing – not what is the other individual doing, for they are now disappeared and no longer exist within your room. In this, examine what YOU are doing that generates these signals, these feelings.

“Your feelings are signals. Beyond the signal is a message; that is a communication. Emotions are communications, and they are highly efficient for they also incorporate signals to gain your attention. The signal is the feeling. But the feeling does not offer you the communication; it does not offer you information. Once you identify the feeling and attach a term to it, such as disappointment, you may move your attention to the communication of that signal, what you are communicating to yourself. The manner in which you discover what that communication is is to pay attention to what you are actually doing in that moment.

“Now; this may appear in this conversation to be quite simple or a simplistic exercise, but in actuality, I may express to you, I am quite aware of the challenge and the difficulty that is expressed in this action initially. As you practice it shall become easier, but initially it may be quite challenging.

“For the automatic association as you ask yourself ‘what am I doing in this now,’ is to move your attention once again automatically outside of yourself and express to yourself, ‘I am doing nothing! I am listening and the other individual is generating this action which is causing me discomfort.’ No. That is the snare. Therefore, you may recognize the challenge in actually paying attention to what you are doing. Perhaps it appears to you that what you are doing is nothing but listening, but in actuality you have generated the scenario, so...”

HEA: “Why did I generate the scenario?”

ELIAS: “To engage this process.”

HEA: “To awaken, you mean?”

ELIAS: “In your terms, yes, to become familiar with you.”

HEA: “To become stronger, is that it?”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

HEA: “That’s what I thought also – do I dare to make me stronger? Is that the ultimate challenge for me?”

ELIAS: “In a manner of speaking.”

HEA: “So through this way, I will gain my re-remembrance.”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

HEA: “So I’m almost there! Yes, Elias? Am I?”

ELIAS: (Laughs) “You are moving. It is not a race which incorporates a finish line, my friend.”

HEA: “I know, but I so much want to be there! You don’t understand. (Elias laughs) ‘What do I have to do to be there?’ I keep asking myself. I meditate, I read, I examine myself, and I just am not seeing any result of this.”

ELIAS: “You may read and read and read, and you may think and think and think, and this is not necessarily what shall generate your freedom. What shall generate your freedom is to familiarize yourself with you and to genuinely pay attention to what you do.”

HEA: “Yes. I keep creating hard times for myself, with work, with my parents. I want to stop it but I keep creating it!”

ELIAS: “Pay attention to what motivates you, which may be quite enlightening.” [session 1307, March 28, 2003]

Digests: find out more about appreciation.

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Resources for Newcomers

New to the information? Want to share it with someone else? Here are some great pages to read and/or print out to share with friends and family:

> Updated Elias forum Contact List.

> Introduction & Overview

> A Glossary of Elias’ Terms

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> NIRAA - A Summary of Accepting Self

> choices/agreements

> you create your reality

> About Elias

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New & Updated!

The website is a work in progress! New transcripts come out almost every week that further expand the information offered to date by Elias. New excerpts are added to various Digests every month, and new Exercises, too, when new material is offered.

New & Updated! Exercises

> appreciation

New & Updated! Digests

> appreciation

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> choices/agreements

> disengage ("death")

> fragmentation

> impressions

> impulses

> noticing self

> remembrance

> trauma of the shift

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Recently Published Transcripts: December 2005

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, and Donna Friedman, new transcripts are published weekly. If you or someone you know wants to get ON or OFF the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.

> Session 1297, Wednesday, March 19, 2003
“Talking on the Phone”
“Fragmentation and Mergence”

> Session 1298, Friday, March 21, 2003*

> Session 1299, Friday, March 21, 2003
“The Perception of Betrayal”

> Session 1300, Sunday, March 23, 2003
“Rescuing and Personal Responsibility”
“The Difference between Impulses and Impressions”

> Session 1301, Sunday, March 23, 2003
“Allowing Vulnerability and Trust”
“‘Controlling’ the Mood of the Day

> Session 1302, Sunday, March 23, 2003*

> Session 1303, Monday, March 24, 2003*

> Session 1304, Tuesday, March 25, 2003
“The War in Iraq”
“Other Dimensional Focuses”
“Probable Selves”
“The Difference Between Cooperation and Compromise”

> Session 1305, Tuesday, March 25, 2003
“The Value and Worth in Uncomfortable or Painful Experiences”
“Forcing Energy”

> Session 1306, Thursday, March 27, 2003
“Ending a Relationship”

> Session 1307, Friday, March 28, 2003
“How Do I Go About Awakening Myself?”
“Resentment of and Obligation to Parents”

> Session 1308, Friday, March 28, 2003*

> Session 1309, Saturday, March 29, 2003*

> Session 1310, Sunday, March 30, 2003
“Intense Expressions of Imagery in Young People”
“Beliefs Concerning Alteration of the Physical Body”

> Session 1311, Monday, March 31, 2003
“Productivity and Forcing Energy”

> Session 1312, Tuesday, April 01, 2003*

> Session 1313, Wednesday, April 02, 2003
“Wants and Desires”
“A Physical Body Manifestation as a Gauge”
“Clearly Expressing Thought in a More Efficient Manner”

> Session 1314, Friday, April 04, 2003*

> Session 1315, Friday, April 04, 2003
“This Is the Point – Acknowledge Yourself”

> Session 1316, Friday, April 09, 2003*

> Session 1317, Wednesday, April 09, 2003
“Judgment is Part of my Job”
“Unusual Experiences”

> Session 1318, Wednesday, April 09, 2003*

> Session 1319, Monday, April 14, 2003*

> Session 1320, Date Unknown*

> Session 1321, Thursday, April 24, 2003
“What Is Language?”
“Is Form a Belief?”

> Session 1322, Saturday, April 24, 2003*

> Session 1323, Sunday, April 25, 2003*

> Session 1324, Sunday, April 25, 2003*

> Session 1325, Saturday, April 26, 2003
“Clarifying ‘You Get What You Concentrate Upon’”
“A Game of Noticing Discounting”
“Look to Future Focuses in Interacting with Small Ones”

> Session 1326, Sunday, April 27, 2003*

> Session 1327, Monday, April 28, 2003
“Fears, Preferences, and Beliefs”

> Session 1328, Tuesday, April 29, 2003
“Control/Not Control”

> Session 1329, Wednesday, April 30, 2003
“Focus Impressions”

*unpublished by request.

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Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...

Another special thank you to those of you who continue to send us reports of typos, broken links, or suspected errors. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping to keep this HUGE online encyclopedia free of mistakes (even though “Elias says” there aren’t any :-) It is an ongoing effort and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know when you find something odd.

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Monthly Musings - In Appreciation

First, we'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and abundant 2006! Last month we explored the belief system of the senses. This month we are going to take a break from our series on the ten belief systems, and take time to appreciate the simple gifts we all are blessed with every day, wherever we find ourselves. We'll return to our exploration of the ten belief systems next month with religion/spirituality.

I wanted to share a recent email of appreciation from Luana Alika/Ring, whose smiling countenance many of you know from the Fresno group sessions, and her Session Overviews and Glossary in the Library. She expresses what a lot of us feel about the folks behind the scenes who do the hard work, year in and year out, of transcribing and emailing the sessions, as well as those participants who courageously share their private sessions so others can benefit.

Bobbi Houle forwarded Luana's email, and it shows how Daryl Horton's contributions to the Elias forum continue to ripple outward in time, even though she no longer with us physically. In broader terms, this applies to everyone who contributes in any way to the forum.

Thu, 29 Dec 2005

Hi Bobbi;

I just wanted to pass on that this session with Daryl Horton/Ashrah hit another nail on the head, so to speak. It's so interesting getting your (and other's) transcriptions at just the right time to answer questions I'm having about X. At times, like tonight, it is hidden and it doesn't come forth until I cut out a certain passage that attracts my attention and paste it in my "Inspirations/Quotes" file, and than, bam, it all falls into place.

Sometimes I fall behind on reading the emails you send out, they stack up in my inbox sometimes for a couple weeks, and when I finally get to it, bam, it still happens appropriately to what I am dealing with at the time. Like a delayed synchronicity.

I guess I'm writing you, too, because it struck me in this session with Daryl that appreciation for her (and your) work at transcribing maybe isn't expressed enough. Yes, even if Elias might say self-generating validation for herself (in relation to Daryl's breathing problem) was hers to generate, I still sense expressing appreciation for all the value we receive from her work (and yours) would add a little icing to the self-appreciation cake. I wasn't even aware of her contribution, for I just have your name in the "sent by" box.

Anyhoooooo, Daryl's session I read tonight gave me a big aha! More often than not most every session brings me information to give me more and more freedom. Recently a whole new vibrant life has opened for me due to all the work you and others do. Perhaps you can pass this on to them my deep gratitude for their work. I am so grateful for Elias, Mary, you and all the participants.

Just recently I thought I had the thought, "how brave so many people are for allowing their most intimate and sensitive personal lives be made public." Their contributions are so important to me and I'm sure many others. That's another appreciation.

So this is a thank you to you and all the others behind the scene who I don't know in person.

In gratitude,


And thank your Luana for putting into words the deep appreciation that so many of us feel to the folks who make the Elias forum possible!

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2006 Schedule and Updates

Elias Get-Together, Fresno, California

The Forum get-together in Fresno, California scheduled for the weekend of January 13-16, 2006 has been cancelled.

There will be an informal memorial for Daryl Horton/Ashrah that same weekend in Berkeley, California. For more information on that event, please contact Sheri Lobello at or (559)435-5637.

Apologies for any inconvenience the cancellation may have caused.

No Group Session Scheduled Yet

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Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private Session

Mary Ennis holds private sessions. Rates are:

Private: approx. one hour phone or in person = $250 (includes audio tape)

Note: can now use your credit card through PayPal.

To schedule contact Mary Ennis:

Phone: 802-258-6574

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Order Video and Audio Tapes

Group sessions are available to everyone, and individual private sessions are available to the participant, or with the participant’s expressed permission. The proceeds go toward converting the existing videotape archive into a more stable DVD format, and other forum-related projects.

Now available from Ron Churchman:

$25 per session/video or DVD

$10 per session/audio

$25 current transcripts on CD-R. Available in MS-Word or text formats.


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New & Updated! Order The Shift: A Time of Change
compiled by David Tate

Click here to enlarge. Publication date 25 October 2004
Mind, Body, Spirit; Philosophy
365pp; paperback
UK publication date 25 October 2004
Published by Contact Publishing Ltd.

For more information, please contact

Click here to order.

At this time in our world we are all asking questions of ourselves and others such as, “What is my purpose?” and “What is truth?” and “What is death?” We are questioning the validity of our governments and our religious institutions. The Shift: A Time of Change offers the answer to these questions.

First time author David Tate has waded through the voluminous information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis to compile a GEM of the Elias material and has shaped The Shift: A Time of Change into a definitive reference guide of the most popular topics of the Elias material.

All of the readers of the popular Seth/Jane Roberts books will identify with the information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis in that it is channelled material. Like Seth, Elias is an essence who brings forth explanations of our world, ourselves and that we create our reality. The mantra, “You create your own reality,” was originated by Seth. Seth further explained that our beliefs create our reality. However, Elias clarifies that in order to change our realities we must accept our beliefs.

In The Shift, Elias delves deep into the fundamental questions we all have concerning truth, karma, beliefs systems and God.

“You are moving to the creation of a new expression of your physical reality as you know it. In this, not only your technology shall advance and be created differently, but all of your reality shall be altered and shall be different.”


The Shift: A Time of Change is a compilation of transcripts that have been delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis since 1995. The phenomenon of Elias began in 1995 and, through Mary Ennis, Elias has given private and group readings to people around the globe. This book encompasses the gems of that information that addresses everyone on the planet.

This is the first book within a series.


    The Shift
    Elias in his own words
Chapter 1     Your Purpose Is Experience
Chapter 2     The Shift
Chapter 3     A Shifty Question
Chapter 4     Why Are We Here?
Chapter 5     Who Am I and What Is Essence?
Chapter 6     What About God?
Chapter 7     What Is Truth?
Chapter 8     A Divine Plan
Chapter 9     Intent – Desire
Chapter 10   If It Isn’t Fun, Don’t Do It!
Chapter 11   You Shall Not Betray You
Chapter 12   Birth–Death–Transition
Chapter 13   Regional Areas of Consciousness
Chapter 14   Reincarnation
Chapter 15   Karma
Chapter 16   Belief Systems
Chapter 17   Duplicity
Chapter 18   Mass Belief Systems
Chapter 19   New Horizons
Appendix 1   The Sapling Story
Appendix 2   Glossary of Terms

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New & Updated! Order Mindscapes Music CD

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a mindscape is worth a thousand pictures.”

Mindscapes Music CD

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the sacred to the profane, Mindscapes explore the boundless world of dreams and imagination. Now available from Paul Helfrich.

> Listen to all 22 tracks:

> Read an interview:

> Order online or by regular mail:

New & Updated! Order Mindscapes from iTunes for Mac and Windows!

Download individual tracks in mp3 format for 99¢ USD, or the entire CD, all 22 tracks, for $9.99 USD.

Check out the requirements at:


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New & Updated! Order The Cellophane Prophecy

The Cellophane Prophecy

Wickedly funny sendup of new age mega-seller, The Celestine Prophecy, a novel about a man who goes to Peru to find manuscripts that contain the secrets of life. His intentions are good – he wishes to share the manuscripts with the world – but his efforts are impeded by power-hungry factions, extremists, and high-ranking church officials.

In J.K. Greenfield’s parody, The Cellophane Prophecy, our hero’s intentions are not so good! Set up by an ex-girlfriend promising sexual favors, he goes to Italy to uncover manuscripts said to contain the secrets of life-secrets, he finds, like “If you stare at something long enough, it will glow.”

The book is a must for people who read The Celestine Prophecy and found themselves in need of a laugh, or even a subplot! Treat yourself and your loved ones to The Cellophane Prophecy.

> Order online at


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Public Email Lists

Check out the Elias List on Yahoo! Groups, moderated by Gerhard Fuchs <>

Check out the NewWorldView Discussion Forums, moderated by Paul Helfrich <> Ellen Gilbert <> and Serge Grandbois/Mark Bukator <>

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