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In this Issue:

> June Was Another Busy Month!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> Recent Digests & Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: June 2002
> Please Send Us Any Mistakes!
> Power Users Tip of the Month - Exploring the Digests
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2002 Schedule and Updates
> Exploring the Seth Connection
> Public Email Lists
> Explore the Elias forum webring

June Was Another Busy Month!

All of the Newsletters since March 2002 are now available online in the Library, under the letter "N" at:

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 99,000 webpages to more than 7,500 users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

There was another wonderful group session held last month in Connecticut, USA at Carole Johnson’s place. Over 50 people attended, one of the best turn-outs to date. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come and play! Check out session 1105, June 08, 2002 for the skinny.

Reminder: On Saturday, July 27th listen to Mary Ennis’ Internet radio interview on the “Lights on with Nancy Lee” show. Check out for details! Times: 10:05 AM Pacific Time, 11:05 AM Mountain, 12:05 PM Central, 1:05 PM Eastern.

Last but not least, if you enjoy 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 comes from a serious moment during a rather hilarious group session (“it’s all about jewelry girls!”) by Ben House, Edward Spalding, and Frank Maglio. It deals with the themes of accepting belief systems and self (including ALL of our focus personalities):

ELIAS: “Let me express to you, if you are interactive with another individual in this present now and the other individual creates a choice or a manifestation, an action, that you view to be wrong, you create an automatic immediate association. There is an automatic immediate judgment. This is a limitation and it is a blocking of your own expression, for the judgment is not merely expressed in relation to the other individual, it is also directly expressed in relation to yourself. This eliminates many of your choices.

“You hold many choices. If you engage merely the automatic response, you eliminate all other choices, and you focus your attention merely on one choice which is automatic, and you limit your perception.

“Let me express to you, another individual may create a choice, an action, and you may be interactive with that individual, and in relation to your beliefs, you assess that the action of the other individual is wrong.

“Now; that is an automatic response. Without recognizing that as an automatic response, you narrow your perception. You allow for no other choice.

“In that same interaction with another individual, NOT discounting the reality of your beliefs, NOT changing or eliminating your beliefs, you may view the choice of the other individual. You may initially express the automatic judgment, but if you are allowing yourself an openness and an acceptance of that belief, you shall allow yourself to stop, to recognize that the other individual is merely creating a choice, that you may be in disagreement with that choice but that does not necessarily express a judgment in relation to the other individual’s choice.

“You do not need be in agreement with another individual’s expression; you may incorporate differences in preference, difference in opinion; you may be expressing disagreement concerning certain choices — this is not an absolute expression of judgment. And in recognition of your own beliefs and the influence of those beliefs, you may allow yourself to turn your perception and express to yourself, “It matters not. I choose this expression. This expression, this choice, is my preference. This individual chooses another expression, a difference in choice. It matters not. My choice is not right; the other individual’s choice is not right. The other individual’s choice is not wrong, and neither is my choice. They are merely different.” And once you allow yourself to view the difference, you may move into another layer of exploration in which you allow yourself to view the similarity of the differences.

“THIS is what I am expressing to you, not to be creating judgment upon other focuses [i.e. not even the ‘bad’ ones, like war criminals] and their expressions, not to be creating judgment upon THIS focus and your expressions, or to be creating judgment upon your beliefs. This is futile. This is not the point of this shift in consciousness.

“I have expressed many times, you shall continue to be engaging belief systems in this physical dimension. Even within the incorporation of this shift in consciousness, belief systems are a base element, an intricate expression of the blueprint of this particular physical focus, this physical dimension. Without these beliefs, you may eliminate this particular dimension, for you have created this dimension with the incorporation of these beliefs for that particular type of experience. There are myriads of physical dimensions. This is merely one. This one incorporates this type of belief systems. They shall continue. What shall be altered is your interaction with them, your acceptance of them, your recognition within yourselves that you DO incorporate beliefs, but you are not subject to them.

“To this point within your reality and your linear time framework — your history — throughout your history you have allowed yourselves the expression of being subject to your beliefs, in a manner of speaking as though they themselves are entities dictating to you how you shall create your reality, what you shall create within your reality, how you shall allow your own expressions or not, what you shall offer yourselves permission to be creating, what you shall vastly NOT offer yourself permission to be creating. The belief systems themselves have become so vast in their strength, which you all collectively have expressed, that they become almost entities in themselves and you their pawns.

“But they are expressions of your reality; they are expressions of you. YOU hold the power of energy, NOT the beliefs. The beliefs may remain, it matters not. But in acceptance of them, the mere recognition of their existence and not allowing the automatic expression of them, not allowing the automatic dictation of them, you offer to yourself vast freedom, for you allow yourself to incorporate trust.” [session 819, April 08, 2001]

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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 Digests Table of Contents (contains cross-referenced links to all of the MAIN ideas in the information):

> “the secret of life”

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Recent Digests & Exercises

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

New Digests:

> avenues of communication

New Exercises:

> visualization: holding attention upon self (the mountain is you!)

> visualization: relax your energy

> noticing your energy field (the camouflage of tension)

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Recently Published Transcripts: June 2002

The transcribing folks were quite busy last month! Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, and Margot Reed, new transcripts are still published weekly. If you or someone you know wants to get on the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.

> Session 817, Sunday, April 08, 2001
“Oh, And Something Else...”

> Session 818, Sunday, April 08, 2001
“The Adventure of a Walk”
“Relax Your Energy: An Exercise”

> Session 819, Sunday, April 08, 2001
“Focuses: Themes, Beliefs, and Judgments”
“Differences Between Intermediate and Soft Orientation”

> Session 820, Thursday, April 12, 2001
“Vibrational Quality of Time and the Shift”

> Session 821, Thursday, April 12, 2001
“No Levels Within Consciousness”

> Session 822, Sunday, April 15, 2001
“Tension, the Camouflage of Humor, and an Exercise”

> Session 823, Thursday, April 15, 2001
“Themes and Preferences of Essence”

> Session 826, Sunday, April 22, 2001
“Dropping the Shield”

> Session 1105, Saturday, June 08, 2002

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Please Send Us Any Mistakes!

Another special thank you to those of you who continue to send us reports of typos or suspected errors. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping to keep this HUGE online encyclopedia free of mistakes! 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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Power Users Tip of the Month - Exploring the Digests

Last month we took a look at how to get the most out of the PRINT function. This month we’re going to learn how to get the most out of a Digest. There are presently 162 Digests containing over 4,000 pages of Essential Elias – various terms, concepts, metaphors, analogies, allegories, and aphorisms he has introduced and consistently refers to.

The purpose of the Digests is to introduce these terms, etc., in a “reader’s digest” format that provides a greater depth of the information not available in any single transcript.

The Digests are also in a linear order that reveals the development and consistency of Elias’ ideas as they unfold in time. Each excerpt is presented with a link to its original transcript so that a reader can easily access its wider context, except for the 1995 sessions which are in need of revision and aren’t yet available.

Clicking on the blue or purple session date inside the brackets at the end of each excerpt will take you to the exact place within the original Transcripts where the excerpt begins.

Clicking on the blue or purple session date inside the brackets at the end of each excerpt will take you to the exact place within the original Transcripts where the excerpt begins.

For example: [session 217, September 14, 1997]

All excerpts from the Elias sessions have been selected from the original Transcripts, which have been transcribed, edited, and proof-read by Mary Jane Gilcrease, Bobbi Houle, Vicki Pendley, Margot Reed, and Paul Tews.

Why are there Elias “gems” at the top of each page?

Elias “gems”

Each Digest begins with a series of excerpts or “gems” that provide an overview and important orienting concepts – enclosed by the gem icons. These are also available in “random” fashion by clicking on the word Gems on the gold, left-hand margin.

There are now over 500 quotes in our database. Some people find this a useful way to enter the site and begin reading transcripts. Just pick a quote and then click on the link to the original transcript.

Elias “gems”

Why do some Digests use quotes in their titles?

There are quotes around certain “New Age” concepts that Elias attempts to clarify. This is not an attempt to invalidate anyone’s experience in these areas, but an attempt to clarify the language Elias uses in his intent to deliver helpful information with the least distortion possible. Some examples:

“akashic records” world views | energy deposits
“chakras” energy centers
“channeling” energy exchanges
“reincarnation” cycle of manifestation | manifestation
“walk-ins” alternate selves | focus of essence; an overview

Why are there Digest links at the bottom of each page?

As you read the Digests you’ll notice that certain concepts are used repeatedly to present core ideas. Learning them helps build an understanding of Elias’ worldview. To facilitate that, related Digests are referenced at the bottom of each page so you can look them up with the click of a mouse.

This is very useful when you read online and come across a term or phrase that you don’t understand. Click the Digest links at the bottom for an instant primer and then click your back button to return.

You will also notice additional links to the Introduction, Transcripts, Exercises, and Library where appropriate.

Next month, we’ll look at getting the most from the Exercises.

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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 - $140 (includes audio tape)
Group: approx. two hours - $1,000 plus travel expenses

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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Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2002 Schedule and Updates

Internet Radio Interview, July 27th
10:05 AM Pacific Time, 11:05 AM Mountain Time, 12:05 PM Central, 1:05 PM Eastern
Mary Ennis will be interviewed by Nancy Lee on her RADIO PROGRAM “Lights on with Nancy Lee.” You can listen to the interview live over the internet through Nancy Lee’s website. Check out Nancy Lee’s website for additional information: or

Paris, France, August 31st - September 2nd
Private Sessions
Contact Mary to schedule in-person private sessions: or call her at (802) 258-6574.

Dusseldorf, Germany, September 7th
Elias Group Session
Contact Axel for information at:

Dusseldorf, Germany, September 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th
Private Sessions
Hamburg Area
Private Sessions, September 10th and 11th only.
Contact Mary to schedule in-person private sessions: or call her at (802) 258-6574.

Fresno, California, October 26th
Elias Group Session
Contact Sheri for information at:
Contact Mary to schedule in-person private sessions - Sunday, October 27th and Monday, October 28th: or call her at (802) 258-6574.
Click here for full details.

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Exploring the Seth Connection

WHAT IF? What if the Seth material was a foundation to be expanded later by another channeled source? Can any perennial source ever be considered complete AND infallible? Seth readers will want to check out:

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview:

> Digest: Seth, Jane Roberts

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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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Explore the Elias forum webring

Are you interested in other websites that incorporate the teachings of Elias? There is a link at the bottom of our homepage, or just go to:

Do you have a webpage that explores the information offered by Elias? If so, then you may wish to join the webring to help promote it. To join, go to:

Send any questions to the ringmeister at:

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