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In this Issue:

> January - Over 2,300 Visitors!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: January 2004
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - Keepin’ it Simple
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2004 Schedule and Updates
> Public Email Lists

January - Over 2,300 Visitors!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 604,000 webpages to more than 40,200 visitors in over 70 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

Jo and I had a great time seeing new and old friends, and Mary’s new canine companion, Polly, at the January Castaic session!

See below for details on:

> Group E-fest in Brattleboro, Vermont in March 2004.

> Group E-fest in Vienna, Austria in June 2004.

> Mindscapes - Paul’s conscious creation music CD, over an hour of music on 22 tracks.

> The Shift: A Time of Change - David Tate’s book, a 295 page compilation of Elias excerpts.

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

P.S. Newsletters since March 2002 are available online in the Library, under the letter “N” at:

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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 the recent group session in Castaic, California.

PAT: “Does essence have its truth, or only as focuses do we have truths?”

ELIAS: “Essence is consciousness, and there are some expressions of consciousness that would be considered truths; but those are truths that are not associated with beliefs. A truth that is not associated with beliefs may be translatable in some manner in every area of consciousness, regardless of whether it is physical or non-physical, but they are not associated with what you term to be concepts or ideas.”

JON: “So let’s say I believe that my thoughts create my reality and [my partner] Erin doesn’t believe that, she believes she creates her reality by directing her attention and that type of thing. Would you say that either of us is more correct than the other?” (Pause)

ELIAS: “In your identification, yes; in your action, no. In your accuracy of how you assess how you are creating, your assessment is less accurate; in what you do – for thought does not create your reality – therefore in what you do, automatically, regardless of what you think, you are generating the same action as the other individual. How you view what you are doing, how you understand objectively what you are doing, is less accurate.”

PAUL H: “Does that also apply to the [previously mentioned example of the] flat earth versus the spherical earth assessment, so those individuals who think they live on a flat planet do and those individuals who think they live on a spherical planet do? But you said a yes/no to Jon’s question, so would that apply...?”

ELIAS: “Not necessarily. There is a distinction, for this is an assessment of how you are creating your reality, an objective understanding of how you are creating your reality and a questioning of how you are creating your reality. This is not an assessment of how the reality is being created; it is merely being generated and not questioned. Therefore, as I have expressed with you (looking at Jon), yes and no, for you are generating your reality in similar manner, but your assessment of it, your understanding of it, is less accurate.

“The actions are the same in your scenario (looking at Paul H). The individuals that are creating the flatness of your planet are generating that reality of the flatness of it. The individuals that are generating the spherical aspect of your planet are creating that.

(Turning back to Jon) “You are both creating your reality similarly, but your understanding of how you are creating it may be more or less accurate in how it is actually being created.

(To Paul H) “Their realities are being created similarly, and their ideas or their understanding of how they are creating it is also similar.” [session 1496, January 17, 2004]

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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:

> Introduction & Overview

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> About Elias

> A Glossary of Elias’ Terms

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview (Updated!)

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New & Updated Digests/Exercises

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! Updated Digests

> blueprints
> choices/agreements
> Creating Universal One And Whole/all of consciousness
> dream mission
> Dream Walkers; an overview
> energy centers
> aspects of essence; primary (directing)/secondary (observing)
> essence tones
> expression of essence
> karma
> objective/subjective awareness
> perception
> Regional Areas; an overview
> science
> shift in consciousness
> sexuality; gender, orientation, preference

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Recently Published Transcripts: January 2004

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, Fran Wing, 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 1004, Sunday, February 10, 2002
“Fear in Association with Past Experiences”

> Session 1005, Monday, February 11, 2002*

> Session 1006, Tuesday, February 12, 2002
“Noticing Automatic Responses”

> Session 1007, Wednesday, February 13, 2002
“The Emotion of Grief”

> Session 1008, Friday, February 15, 2002
“New Focus Manifestations: Essence Agreements; Twins”
“No Separation”

> Session 1496, Saturday, January 17, 2004
“Distortion, Absolutes, and the Truth Wave in Consciousness”
“Acceptance, Opinion and Preference”
“The Reality You Generate IS the Official Reality”
“Thinking and Creating; Thinking and Attention”

*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 - Keepin’ it Simple

Last month we celebrated the publication of the 1000th Elias transcript! This month we’re going to keep things simple, since sometimes we make this information way too complicated. Even though Elias is long-winded at times, and deals with subtle metaphysical concepts, he repeatedly offers concise gems that serve as great reminders for the core elements of his information. They make great affirmations, mantras, and focal points for contemplation:

“As always.”

“It matters not.”

“You are wondrous creatures.”

“If it is not fun, then don’t do it.”

“Experience is your best teacher.”

“Your purpose is to experience.”

“There are no secrets within essence!”

“You shall not betray you.”

“You create what you concentrate upon.”

“You create your reality.”

“There are no absolutes!”

“This be your choice.”

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Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session

Mary Ennis holds private and group sessions. Rates are:

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

Group: (20 or more people) = $1,500 plus travel expenses

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 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:


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


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 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 New Horizons
  • Appendix 1 The Sapling Story
  • Appendix 2 Glossary of Terms


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March 2004 St. Patty’s Day Elias Group Session - Brattleboro, Vermont

Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $75.00 US.

Quality Inn Hotel and Suites
Brattleboro, Vermont
Hosted by Lynda Symans

Click here for full details.

June 2004 Elias Group Session - Vienna, Austria

Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 1:00 PM. Cost is between $60-$90 US.

Hosted by Lisbeth and Gerhard Fuchs

Please contact us that we can give you more information about getting here, and let's make some plans together what we do when you are here.

Click here for full details.

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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 <> and Ellen Gilbert <>

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