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In this Issue:

> What’s New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: July 2004
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - Back to Basics: Noticing Conflict
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2004 Schedule and Updates
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Pre-order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Cellophane Prophecy
> Public Email Lists

What’s New?

> July - Over 2,880 Visitors!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 821,800 webpages to more than 53,400 visitors in over 100 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

> Home Page Graphic Updated!

Some of you wrote us this month wondering if your computers were acting up, or if something had changed on the home page. The latter is the case, as Jo added two more lovely graphics to complement the classic sapling image. They load “randomly,” so you never know what you’re going to see. Tip: press the Ctrl+R keys to refresh the page, and test them out.

> ’95 Transcripts Update

Paul continues going through the original videos, editing the transcripts, and adding endnotes to fill in points of interest and back story. There are sixty-two sessions in all, and Paul is currently on session 23.

> DVD Archive Project Update

This 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 1,600 sessions on videotape! Since DVDs take up less space, we purchased a DVD recorder last March, and began to transfer the ’95 sessions from Ron and Cathy Churchman’s video archive. We’re up to session 173.

Also, see below for details on:

> Group Session in Columbus, Indiana in October 2004.

> The Shift: A Time of Change - David Tate’s book, a 325 page compilation of Elias excerpts, has been picked up by Contact Publishing in London. A second, updated edition will be released on September 15, 2004!

> Mindscapes - Paul’s conscious creation music CD, over an hour of music on 22 tracks. Now available on Apple iTunes for Mac and Windows!

> The Cellophane Prophecy - Joanne’s hilarious spoof on the New Age classic The Celestine Prophecy.

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 Frank’s private session:

FRANK: “... One of the things I’ve wondered about for a long time is in concert with this idea of it matters not, no one is a victim, nothing happens that somebody doesn’t create for themselves.

“As you know, generally speaking most individuals in our society believe in certain moral concepts, and so we teach our children, for example, don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t hurt other people, physical violence is not good. But yet if we have this concept of it doesn’t matter, then is it irrelevant to talk about these things or try to instill these concepts in children or in other people? How does all that fit together?”

ELIAS: “Quite literally, my friend, it genuinely does matter not.

“For as you recognize, your reality is generated through your perception, and each individual incorporates their own unique perception. In this, in concentrating your attention upon self and not concerning yourself with the expressions of other individuals, you do not lend energy to the perpetuation of expressions that you do not prefer.

“For the most part within your physical reality, individuals generally choose expressions in association with their preferences. You may express within your family unit what you associate as guidelines for behavior with the children within your family and with your partner. But if you allow yourself to genuinely examine this information and these concepts, you may also allow yourself the recognition of what is meant by there are no absolutes.

“You express certain guidelines of morality, what you perceive to be honesty, truthfulness, right conduct, appropriate behavior, ethics, but another individual may perceive those expressions that you view as correct or valuable as inconsequential. You may express your beliefs that you should not incorporate the action of stealing, and you may define what you associate as stealing; another individual may define it quite differently. You may express that right behavior is to be expressing honestly and your definition of honesty may be specifically defined, and another individual may perceive it quite differently.

“In expressing rigidity in morality and in expressing rules of behaviors, you are also reinforcing the belief in absolutes. You may express preferences and opinions within your reality, but also recognize that those are relative to you and your perception and also create an acceptance in which you do not generate judgment concerning tremendous differences in association with other individuals’ perceptions and choices.

“This is not quite entirely familiar yet, for you continue to grapple with the concept that you do generate every aspect, every moment, every manifestation of your reality – even other individuals – through your perception individually, and that you actually do create every aspect of your reality and that you choose it. These are not entirely accepted concepts yet and therefore are not entirely generated as your reality yet. They SHALL be, but within this present now they are not yet. But you also may offer yourself conceptually the recognition of how conflict is created in the lack of acceptance and in the continued association with absolutes, that there are absolute rights and absolute wrongs, and that an individual does not create every aspect of their reality, which you justify with the absolute rights and wrongs.”

FRANK: “So, really what you’re saying here is that again if you really, really accept this idea that we create it all, none of it matters what anybody else’s morality or actions or ways of living are.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

FRANK: “Well, that’s a tough one for me at least, and I think for a lot of other people, too.”

ELIAS: “You are correct.” [session 1088, May 23, 2002]

Digests – see also: | absolutes | perception

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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 (Updated!)

> 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! Exercises

> Recognize How Often You Discount Yourself; Move Your Attention to the Now

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> About Elias
> absolutes
> duplicity
> manifestation
> the nine children of Rose
> perception
> Seth/Jane Roberts
> soulmates

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Recently Published Transcripts: July 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 1077, Thursday, May 09, 2002
“Generating Financial and Emotional Rewards in a Job”
“The Trauma of the Shift IS Being Expressed”

> Session 1078, Friday, May 10, 2002
“Use of Inner Senses”
“Imagination Is Quite Real”

> Session 1079, Monday, May 13, 2002*

> Session 1080, Monday, May 13, 2002
“Puzzle Pieces”
“Expressions of Separation”

> Session 1081, Tuesday, May 14, 2002*

> Session 1082, Tuesday, May 14, 2002
“Relax and Allow”

> Session 1083, Thursday, May 16, 2002
“What’s Love Got to Do with It?”
“The Emotional Signal of Jealousy”

> Session 1084, Thursday, May 16, 2002
“Passion and Milumet Alignment”
“The Intensity of Energy of Passion”
“You MAY Incorporate Your Cake and Eat It Too!”

> Session 1085, Friday, May 17, 2002
“What Holds Significance Is What Is”
“Death is a Choice”

> Session 1087, Tuesday, May 21, 2002
“Dimensions within Dimensions”

> Session 1088, Thursday, May 23, 2002
“Generating Associations with Absolutes”
“The Concept of Goals”
“Morality, Ethics”

> Session 1089, Thursday, May 23, 2002
“Dire Financial Circumstances”
“The First Step in Offering Yourself Freedom”
“Exercises: Recognizing How Often You Discount Yourself; Move Your Attention to the Now”

> Session 1090, Friday, May 24, 2002
“Sumafi Repetition, a Natural Expression”
“Extremes in Association with Worth, Extremes in Physical Body Manifestations”

> Session 1091, Saturday, May 25, 2002
“Intimacy as an Expression of Interconnectedness”
“Relationships: Paying Attention to Preference”

> Session 1092, Monday, May 27, 2002*

> Session 1093, Tuesday, May 28, 2002
“Accessing Elias Outside of a Session”

*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 - Back to Basics: Noticing Conflict

Last month we explored the clarity exercise to hone our attention to each physical sense. It helps to ground our attention in the now, in our body, which in turn, allows us to shift our attention elsewhere. This month we’re going to revisit the very first exercise Elias presented to the small group in Castaic, California in 1995.

Elias introduced the simple idea of “noticing” during these early sessions, which is very similar to practices like vipassana, zazen, and mindfulness meditation. The basic idea is to simply notice your attention, and what enters its focus in any moment. Then, we can apply that focus of attention to various aspects of everyday life.

Elias says,

“There is a reason for my expressing this noticing. In shifting in your consciousness and widening your awareness, you must notice. Once you notice, you must acknowledge. It is not enough only to notice, for you notice things around you and within you continuously. What is more important, presently, is for you to be connecting with your essence, and for you to be noticing, and experiencing, and acknowledging of your own voice.” [session 21, July 16, 1995]

“I shall offer to you initially to be NOTICING. This one word is very important. Notice not only what you create yourself, but what you draw yourself to, and notice the qualities of other individuals.” [session 275, April 23, 1998]

“... This, in actuality, is a tremendous challenge in relation to many individuals, and I am recognizing the challenge that you are presenting to yourself, for projecting your attention is quite familiar. I have expressed to you all, this is the reason that I am interactive with you each, for this movement in acceptance and in holding your attention within the now is quite unfamiliar to you all, and therefore it is easily expressed in projecting your attention outside of yourselves and outside of the now.

“You have, in actuality, designed your societies in this manner, in which much of your actions are concerning either past or future, and little significance is placed upon holding your attention within the now; and as you are aware, it has become quite automatic to not be paying attention to the now.

“But I may also express to you, I have been expressing to individuals from the onset of this forum, the greatest term in your language may be viewed as ‘noticing.’ This is actually your greatest tool, and you are incorporating this tool to be offering yourself more information and opportunities to practice. How shall you practice if you are not noticing? And you ARE noticing, my friend.” [session 947, November 01, 2001]

Noticing self is thus another foundational practice in which to build upon, like the clarity exercise. So we can now turn our attention to conflict – a rich subject for our noticing. In this early exercise, Elias points out how noticing our emotions, impulses, and thoughts helps us begin to recognize and identify sources of conflict.

ELIAS: “As I have stated, your beliefs are incorporated into everything that you do. Before you can shift your focus in any matter you must deal with your beliefs. Each time you create a shift or – better terminology – allow a shift of your focus you affect an existing belief. In many of you – correction – in all of you, you have incorporated beliefs over many developmental focuses.

“You did not only acquire all of your beliefs in this particular present focus. When you feel you have a blockage in some area you look to your influences as a child. This is only very partially correct. As I have told you, your lifetime spans many developmental focuses. You develop an affinity with certain belief systems throughout many developments. You reinforce them through these many developments.

“An example, which should be easy for you to assimilate into your present focus would be that in the area of religious beliefs. You repeat Christian beliefs over several developmental focuses. Even when you attempt to move away from these concepts and beliefs they are incorporated into your physical focus so deeply that they do not just remove themselves from you. It takes much work. It takes much noticing of these beliefs. This is sometimes difficult when you are not even aware of how deeply you have incorporated these beliefs.

“Religious beliefs, while being easy to identify with, are not your only belief systems. Your beliefs in how you interact with each other in relationships is another obvious belief system. There are many beliefs that you incorporate into your physical focus. These are only a few.

“The first element is to recognize when a belief is creating conflict between thought and feeling. You will understand when this conflict occurs. The way you will understand is that you will have to choose between a thought or a feeling. When you are in harmony and your beliefs are not creating conflict you will not have to choose between thoughts and feelings. This occurs every day of your focus.

“You may consider an exercise this week, in your terms. Each time you experience an impulse or an emotion, no matter how small, notice your thought patterns. Notice if they are in harmony. If they are not you will experience a pull. This pull will show itself in a manner of excusing, or invalidating, or rationalization. Sometimes you will not experience what you feel to be an emotion. You will only experience an impulse. Do not discount these impulses any more than you would an actual feeling. Is this clearer?”

VICKI: “Yes, I think it is clearer. A question: then these impulses are basically the same as the emotional feeling?”

ELIAS: “No. I am apologizing for misunderstanding. They are not always the same. You may experience impulses without a feeling. When you have an impulse to do something you do not necessarily feel something about it. Nonetheless an impulse is an urging of your essence. Sometimes you will experience a physical impulse. This would not be equated with an emotion. This does not mean it should not be recognized.

“When your body experiences natural impulses of natural physical functions you automatically listen. (Smiling) If you are thirsty you will drink. You will have no conflict with this because you will recognize then you will act automatically without thought on this impulse. This is the division – when you allow conflict between thought and natural impulse or emotion. This is when you experience confusion and discomfort. Is this clear?”

VICKI: “Yes, that helps a lot.” [session 08, May 21, 1995 ]

Digests – see also: | impulses | noticing self |

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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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October 2004 Elias Group Session - Columbus, Indiana

Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 1:00 PM. Cost is between $80 US.

Hosted by Cathy, Marcy, and KC.

We need you to reserve as soon as possible, because Mary will not do the conference if we don’t get 50 confirmed reservations by September 9th. Also, the earlier you make your plans, the better your odds of getting a reasonably priced hotel room.

Click here for full details.

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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! Pre-order The Shift: A Time of Change
compiled by David Tate

Click here to enlarge. Publication date 15 September 2004
Mind, Body, Spirit; Philosophy
325pp; paperback
UK publication date 15 September 2004
Published by Contact Publishing Ltd.

For more information or to pre-order, please contact

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.

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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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