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In this Issue:

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

July Was Another Busy Month!

Every Newsletter since March 2002 is now available online in the Library, under the letter "N" at:

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 118,000 webpages to more than 8,600 users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

Unfortunately, Mary Ennis had to cancel her radio interview and several weeks of sessions due to a serious illness this past month. Please join us in sending healing energy her way. Drop her a note at or send your get well wishes to:

Mary Ennis
PO Box 1525
Brattleboro, VT 05302

Also, special thanks goes out to Paul Tews who came up with a great suggestion to make the Transcript archive easier to navigate by adding a“forward” and “back” button to the top of each Transcript page. Not only that, but he wrote a computer program that magically transformed all 800+ transcripts in the blink of an eye.

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 an exchange during a private phone session with Axel Schoenberger. It deals with the belief system of perception (one of the ten foundational belief systems):

AXEL: “We have still a little more than ten minutes even left, and I was wishing to offer you, if you will, to talk again freely upon any subject of your choice.”

ELIAS: “Very well. We shall continue our discussion concerning perception, for I am recognizing that this subject is quite confusing to many individuals.

“You confuse your beliefs with your perception, and you view that your perception is created merely by the expressions of your beliefs, and this is incorrect. Your beliefs are an aspect that may be expressed as an influence upon your perception. Your beliefs also are influencing your assessment of yourself and how you view yourself; but there are many factors, so to speak, which contribute information to this mechanism that we identify as the perception.

“It is not merely your beliefs that are creating your perception. Your beliefs do not create your perception. They INFLUENCE your perception. Your perception is a projecting mechanism of your awareness, and this is the mechanism which incorporates an input of information that you hold in association with your beliefs, in association with your direction of attention, your assessment of different expressions of yourself, different aspects of yourself that you may be engaging in any particular moment. There are influences of your families and your association with those families of consciousness. There are inputs of information in relation to the avenues of communication that you offer to yourself through physical expressions which are created within your body consciousness, through emotional communications, through sense communication, through impressional communications.

“All of these factors, so to speak, interplay in an input of information which is received by the perception, and is moved and molded by this mechanism into an actual creation which is projected outwardly as an actual physical reality. This mechanism that you do not see, that you cannot touch, that is not physical in design, designs all of your physical.”

AXEL: “This is very interesting, Elias. I believe many people on our discussion list will appreciate this input very much, because as you are probably aware, perception is THE topic, sort of.”

ELIAS: “Many individuals are allowing themselves to be paying attention to their perception in this time framework, for many of you are choosing to be creating an intimate relationship with yourselves, and in creating an intimacy with yourselves, you also incorporate movement into a familiarity with your own perception and a curiosity now in the workings of your perception, and experimentation with how you may be intentionally objectively manipulating your own perception, which offers you a tremendous validation as to your actual ability to be creating every aspect of your reality, and you reinforce to yourselves that you are in actuality creating your reality in every moment, even the expressions of other individuals.”

“Initially this may be confusing conceptually to you, but I assure you that as you continue experimenting with this mechanism of perception, and you continue to be allowing yourself the discovery of your own abilities, you shall offer yourself, in a manner of speaking, objectively a tremendous empowerment in the expression of your own validations to yourselves, that you in actuality hold the ability to create ANY expression of your desire.”

AXEL: “Brilliant! This was excellent, what you just said. It is now for the first time I seem to be able to grasp this term of ‘perception’ and this term that you often use ‘avenues of communication.’ It seems much, much clearer now to me. I will post this to the list tomorrow, and I believe a lot of people will appreciate this very much.” [session 834, May 10, 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 straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview:

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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 Exercises:

> Ferris Wheel: noticing how and when we hold attention outside of self

> noticing your energy field (the camouflage of tension)

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Recently Published Transcripts: July 2002

Please join us in welcoming Daryl Horton and Fran Wing to the transcribing group!

The transcribing folks were quite busy last month. Thanks also to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, and Margot Reed, new transcripts are still published weekly. Also, 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 827, Tuesday, April 24, 2001

> Session 828, Wednesday, April 25, 2001
“The Milumet”

> Session 829, Sunday, April 29, 2001
“Bees, Mosquitoes, and Rocks!”

> Session 830, Thursday, May 03, 2001
“Paying Attention to YOU in the Now”

> Session 832, Sunday, May 06, 2001
“Figuring Out Focuses”
“Interacting with Creatures”

> Session 834, Thursday, May 10, 2001
“More on Perception”

> Session 835, Thursday, May 10, 2001
“Interaction in Physical Reality”

> Session 836, Friday, May 11, 2001
“Creature Creations”
“The Definition of Love”

> Session 837, Saturday, May 12, 2001
“Children of the Shift”
“Sense of Conceptualization”
“Monetary Exchange After the Shift”

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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 Exercises

Last month we took a look at how to get the most out of the Digests. This month we’re going to learn how to get the most out of the Exercises. There are presently 41 Exercises! They are available from any page on the website by clicking on the word "Exercises" in the left-hand navigation column.

Elias offers these exercises to enhance our physical senses, in conjunction with, what he calls, inner senses. The inner senses are like a set of “sixth” senses or deep intuition. They are the tools that allow anyone to perceive reality beyond the “limits” of their five physical senses.

Elias has not prescribed any order or best way to approach these exercises. Each is given in response to peoples’ needs in the moment as they interact with him.

“What I offer to you in exercises or in affirmations or in any offering of methods that you may employ, these are all suggestions. They are not absolutes, and they are not the only direction that you may offer to yourself that may be effective. They are suggestions that may be helpful to you in time periods in which you are not allowing yourself to offer your own suggestions to you.” [session 620, May 25, 2000]

For me, the exercises fall into three related groups:

I. Noticing self
II. Noticing your waking/dreaming state
III. Noticing your senses

Each grouping follows the order by date in which each exercise is given. So there is no right or wrong way to do them! Some are short, some are more involved. You might try whatever exercise that feels like it may be beneficial to you.

As Elias often says, the results you obtain will be based solely upon your intent, desire, and motivation. Understanding those may be a good place to begin. Learning about your inner senses may also provide a framework for further exploration. This exercise listing is NOT prescriptive but serves more as a point of departure and further advice to refine our own personal practices.

“These exercises are offered to you not as time consumers. They are offered to you to allow you the opportunity to be clear within your manifestation within physical focus, and be appreciating of your creative power.” [session 149, January 19, 1997]

“I have expressed to you previously that you understand and incorporate and assimilate information by experience. I may talk and talk and talk to you, and it shall mean little if you are not incorporating the experience. This shall create the reality to you, as you allow yourselves to experience all of these elements of which we speak. Therefore, this being why these exercises hold importance. They allow you the experience, and therefore allow you to realize the reality.” [session 162, April 06, 1997]

“I may sit before you all for the next twenty years and expound upon the subjects of how you create your reality and offer you exercises and offer you information, and you shall NOT be accomplishing objectively until YOU are noticing and YOU are offering yourself objectively your own information; for although you believe yourselves to pay close attention to these words, you pay closer attention to your own selves. You pay closer attention to your own experiences and the information that you offer yourself, for this within yourselves is MORE REAL than my offering to you.” [session 259, January 17, 1998]

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

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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

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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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

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Send any questions to the ringmeister at:

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