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In this Issue:

> August Was Another Busy Month!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> Recent Digests & Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: August 2002
> Please Send Us Any Mistakes!
> Power Users Tip of the Month - Exploring the Library
> 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

August 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 144,000 webpages to more than 10,100 users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

Mary Ennis is recovering from her recent throat surgery. 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

Check the home page for regularly posted updates.

Special thanks goes out, again, to Paul Tews who created another custom program to help clean up some minor format bugaboos in over one hundred of the Digests in the blink of an eye. This update has helped us create version 4.0 of the website. Thanks Paul!

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 the 2001 Connecticut group session:

ELIAS: “My exercise for you all is to engage conflict. (Laughter, and murmurings from the group) Create an enormous brawl with each other. (Loud laughter, and Elias sits back in his chair and grins) Argue and cackle, insult one another, and allow yourselves to be disappointed! Allow yourselves to be hurt. And allow yourselves to recognize what you have created in that experience, and how acute your awareness is, and how intensely it is focused within yourself and outside of yourself.

The question that you engage within yourselves is, ‘How may I hold my attention upon myself and also pay attention to other individuals or to my reality? How may I continue to hold my attention upon myself and concentrate upon any interaction? How may I concentrate upon what another individual is communicating to me?’” [session 848, June 09, 2001]

For the complete excerpt, go to:

engage conflict: holding attention upon self

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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 & Updated Digests

> stop-points [ 90kb ]

> the nine children of Rose [ 144kb ]

New Exercises:

> fear: relaxation (energy centers)
mergence: relax your thoughts, feelings, and emotions

> engage conflict: holding attention upon self

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Recently Published Transcripts: August 2002

The transcribing folks were quite busy last month. Thanks also to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, and Fran Wing 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 838, Tuesday, May 15, 2001
“Trust/Reappearing X-Files/Snoring: Every Individual Creates Their Own Reality”

> Session 839, Thursday, May 17, 2001
“Altering a Physical Expression”

> Session 841, Sunday, May 20, 2001
“Steering Your Own Ship”
“Opinion, Advice, and Acceptance”

> Session 842, Monday, May 21, 2001
“Identifying What You Actually Want”

> Session 843, Tuesday, May 22, 2001
“Dream Recall and Common Orientation”
“Creating a Relationship”

> Session 844, Saturday, May 26, 2001
“Validating Impressions”
“Personal Responsibility Issues”

> Session 845, Tuesday, May 29, 2001
“Paying Attention to Impressions”
“Relaxing Your Energy”
“More on Perception”

> Session 847, Saturday, June 09, 2001
“Simultaneous Time and Focuses”
“Thought Focus and Communications of Emotion”
“Playfulness and Conflict”

> Session 848, Saturday, June 09, 2001
“Enlightenment Through Conflict”

> Session 849, Sunday, June 10, 2001

> Session 850, Sunday, June 10, 2001
“A Playful Energy”
“Love as a Truth”

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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 Library

Last month we took a look at how to get the most out of the Exercises. This month we’re going to turn our attention to the Library. It presently contains 13 compilations plus the newsletters. They are available from any page on the website by clicking on the word “Library” in the left-hand navigation column.

New submissions are encouraged. Just send an email to Paul Helfrich at

Bobbi Houle has created a series of great resources that are useful for new and old readers alike. Be sure to check out her index, too. All of Bobbi’s resources are complete through session 500 (she chose this as a stopping point so she could transcribe full time. She plans on continuing her research one of these days.):

> Acceptance 101 – “The Remedial Edition” (A classic on accepting self.)

> Acceptance 102 – “In Nine Easy Steps” (A classic on accepting others.)

> Energy Centers Appendix (A nice summary of the energy centers info.)

> Essence Fragmentation Summary (Who’s zooming who within essence?)

> Essence Names Summary (as given by Elias and Patel) (A rose by any other name....)

> Essence Names Used in the Game (The game was played a lot in the early sessions in Castaic 1995-1998.)

> Intent Names Summary (A classic Elias exercise.)

> Sessions Overview 1—Elias 02–500 | Paul (Patel) 01–50P (A good way to explore the transcripts.)

> Sessions Index—Elias 02–500 | Paul (Patel) 01–50P (A great way to look things up if you don’t have an Internet connection.)

Ron Churchman has created a set of beautiful tile renderings, from the game:

> The Tiles

Luana Alika is continuing the session overviews, beginning at session 501:

> Sessions Overview 2—Elias 501–583

Paul Helfrich has created two compilations that explore the depths of the information:

> Lucid Dreaming Overview (’nuff said.)

> The Menu of Life: “Who Am I?” (A pithy and succinct "cheat sheet" of key ideas in the information.)

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

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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

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

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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