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In this Issue:

> October - Over 4,700 Visitors!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: October 2003
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Power Users Tip of the Month - Taking a Break
> 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
> Explore the Elias forum webring

October - Over 4,700 Visitors!

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

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 513,000 webpages to more than 43,800 visitors in over 70 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

See below for details on:

> Group E-fest in Castaic, California in January 2004.

> Group E-fest in Brattleboro, Vermont in March 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

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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 Kentucky.

LORRAINE: “I have a question about being in the now, in the moment. Where is thought in that? Do you have to try to stop thinking?”

ELIAS: “Not necessarily. The role of thought is significant, but what is important to be generating is a balance, a balance between allowing your attention the flexibility to move to communications, action, and thought. The pitfall with thought is that your attention moves to thought to the exclusion of other information, to the exclusion of what you are actually doing and to the exclusion of your communications, and you rely upon thought in manners it is not designed for.

“You rely upon thought to create your reality, and this is not its function and therefore you disappoint yourselves for it does not create your reality. You rely upon thought to be offering you accurate information, and your association is that it is a communication, which it is not. It is a translating mechanism. It translates what you do and what you believe and what your communications are.

“But if your attention is not moving to the actual avenues of communication, thought does not accurately translate, and this becomes confusing for you think one expression and you are doing another, or you are thinking in one direction and you are feeling another, for you are not offering the thought process accurate information. You are concentrating your attention upon that as the main operator of your being, as the control point, as the steering wheel, and it is not.

“Your choices, what you actually do, are your indicators of what you are expressing. This is the reason that is it very important to pay attention to what you are actually DOING, paying attention to yourself, and this is challenging for it is unfamiliar. You are familiar with projecting your attention outside of yourself and holding it upon any and every expression that you encounter outside of yourself, and you are quite familiar with placing your attention upon each other rather than yourselves. This is not to say that you place your attention upon self to the exclusion of other individuals, but that you are aware of what you are expressing in association with your interactions with other individuals.” [session 1447, September 27, 2003]

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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

> absolutes
> altered states/projections of consciousness
> attention
> avenues of communication
> relationships
> sexuality; gender, orientation, preference
> truth

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Recently Published Transcripts: October 2003

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 983, Friday, January 18, 2002
“Withdrawal in the Common and Soft Orientations”
“The Key: Pay Attention to What You Are Actually Choosing”

> Session 984, Friday, January 18, 2002*

> Session 985, Friday, January 18, 2002
“Listening to, Recognizing, and Interpreting Your Communications”
“The Emotion of Jealousy”

> Session 986, Saturday, January 19, 2002
“Where Is Your Attention?”

> Session 987, Sunday, January 20, 2002
“Fear in Relation to Other Individuals”
“The Belief System of ‘Power Is Bad and Dangerous’”

> Session 988, Sunday, January 20, 2002
“Checking Out Impressions”
“Are You Paying Attention?”

> Session 989, Monday, January 21, 2002
“Exploring the Inner Senses”
“Fear of Projecting Too Far”

> Session 1447, Saturday, September 27, 2003
“Questions about the Truth Wave in Consciousness”
“What Are You Expressing in Energy?”

*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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Power Users Tip of the Month - Taking a Break

Last month we explored A Glossary of Elias’ Terms compiled by Luana Alika. This month we’re going to take a break. Things have been busy!

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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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January 2004 Elias Group Session - Castaic, California

Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 1:00 PM.

Hosted by Pat Betzhold,

There are just two more openings for private sessions during that weekend, both on Friday, January 16, in the early afternoon. To reserve one of those appointments, contact Mary Ennis at or by phone at (802)258-6574. The cost for a one hour private Elias session is $250.

Further details about the group session -- exact session location, time, cost, accommodations, etc. -- will be released "futurely," to borrow one of Elias' words. :)

Click here for full details.

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.

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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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