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<  the Elias forum Newsletter, November, 2004  >

In this Issue:

> What’s New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: October 2004
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - NIRAA and the Ten Belief Systems - Step 2b. Recognizing
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2005 Schedule and Updates
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Cellophane Prophecy
> Public Email Lists

What’s New?

> October - Over 4,190 Visitors!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 998,800 webpages to more than 62,100 visitors in over 100 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

> 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 290.

> Website Update

You may have noticed that we recently added Google ads to our webpages. The idea is simple, every time someone clicks through an ad, we get a few pennies that go to covering our expenses. If you wish to support the website, you might click on any ad you find interesting. You don't have to buy anything, and you earn us a few pennies every time you click through. So please spread the word and help support all those who make this free website possible. If the ads bother you, simply turn OFF javascript in your browser settings and poof! they go away.

Also, see below for details on:

> Group E-fest in Castaic, California in January 2005.

> Group E-fest in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2005.

> The Shift: A Time of Change - David Tate’s book, a 365 page compilation second edition of Elias excerpts was released on October 25, 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 Jim’s private session:

JIM: “... A dream that I had a while back where I asked to go to the Gates of Horn, that was a very cool dream. I was offered three gifts. One was the Excalibur sword, one was bloodstone, and one was three pounds of flax. (Elias smiles) I thought about this a lot, the symbolism of the Excalibur with Camelot and so forth, the bloodstone with its qualities, and the three pounds of flax being one of the descriptions that one of the Buddhists offered as an explanation for Buddha: ‘What is Buddha?’

“I was wondering about some insights into that dream, perhaps, perhaps just a brief ... and again, they were very tall people that offered me, and I felt a presence of you as well there, if I recall.”

ELIAS: “Correct. I shall express to you, the sword is symbolic of strength. The stone is symbolic of wisdom and appreciation. The flax is symbolic of understanding, therefore compassion. And these are the most significant expressions of self.”

JIM: “Okay! Very cool. Thank you!”

ELIAS: (Laughs) “You are quite welcome.”

JIM: “Well, yeah, thanks to all our friends. I went out and bought an Excalibur sword off of EBay and three pounds of flax and I’ve had a bloodstone for years, that I got from our previous session. (Elias laughs) Okay, that just gives me more trust in my path. I knew that dream was very lucid. I woke up right away and I had to write down my gifts. It was very cool.”

ELIAS: “These are the gifts of yourself, my friend, that which is the makeup of yourself, so to speak, the most significant expressions of an individual: the strength of their individual power of energy and how that allows you all of your abilities in whatever direction you may choose; the knowing that you incorporate this tremendous power and the appreciation, which is the expression of love, and in that the wisdom of the appreciation; and the quality of compassion, which is understanding. If you generate these three expressions in harmony with each other, you express acceptance and you generate fullness, and there is no expression that you cannot create.”

JIM: “I’m finding that out. I’m learning that, gaining more trust in that all the time.”

ELIAS: (Chuckles) “You are quite welcome. I am acknowledging of you, for you have exhibited quite a difference in your energy in the expression of trust now, in difference to previous expressions.”

JIM: “You know, I’ve felt that a lot over these last months, year. Particularly I’d say within the last six months I’ve felt a real difference. So that’s where it’s aligned to.”

ELIAS: “And you are generating quite differently objectively also, accomplishing much more easily than you have previously.”

JIM: “Yes, and the way things seem to be falling into place and allowing that, it’s all good!” (Both laugh) [session 1144, October 04, 2004]

Digests – see also: | focal points |

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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

> objectively view how you alter your perception

> express your natural flow

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> About Elias
> aspects of essence; an overview
> attention (doing and choosing)
> belief systems; an overview
> camouflage
> energy centers (body)
> essence families intents
> essence names
> forum
> imagery
> relationships
> fear
> trauma of the shift in consciousness

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Recently Published Transcripts: October 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 1124, Friday, July 05, 2002
“Not Enough Time”
“Expectations, Outward Productivity, and Value”

> Session 1125, Sunday, July 07, 2002
“Self Validations”
“Spelling Fluctuations in Essence Names”

> Session 1126, Tuesday, July 09, 2002*

> Session 1127, Tuesday, July 09, 2002
“Children: Making the ‘Right’ Choices for Them”
“Altering Perception of Time”

> Session 1128, Wednesday, July 10, 2002*

> Session 1129, Wednesday, July 10, 2002
“Validations of Exploration in Intimacy with Self”

> Session 1130, Friday, July 12, 2002
“Altering the Primary Aspect”
“Exercise: Allow Yourself to Express Your Natural Flow of Energy”

> Session 1131, Friday, July 12, 2002
“Creating in Waking State as in Dream State”

> Session 1132, Saturday, July 13, 2002
“Openness and Vulnerability, and Being Taken Advantage Of”
“Exercise: Expressing Freely”

> Session 1133, Tuesday, July 16, 2002
“An Allowance of Playfulness”

> Session 1134, Wednesday, July 17, 2002*

> Session 1135, Thursday, July 18, 2002
“Worrying About the Future”

> Session 1136, Monday, July 29, 2002
“Not Generating Expectations in Interactions”
“What Is an Intimate Relationship in This Shift?”

Note: Mary had surgery to remove several growths from her vocal cords and spent this time recuperating.

> Session 1137, Monday, September 23, 2002*

> Session 1138, Tuesday, September 24, 2002*

> Session 1139, Wednesday, September 25, 2002*

> Session 1140, Thursday, September 26, 2002
“Trusting Impressions”

> Session 1141, Tuesday, October 01, 2002
“Defining Counterpart Actions”
“Favorite Colors”
“If You View Yourself To Be Owed Any Expression, This Is Victim”
“Pooling Energies”

> Session 1142, Wednesday, October 02, 2002
“The Value of Ignored Impressions”
“Accepting Expressions and Aspects of Self”
“A Description of Trust of Self”

> Session 1143, Thursday, October 03, 2002
“More on Observing Essences”
“Interpreting Physical Symptoms”
“Attention and Physical Affectingnesses”

> Session 1144, Friday, October 04, 2002
“Brain Wave Frequencies and Energy Centers”
“Three Gifts”

> Session 1146, Saturday, October 05, 2002
“Trapped in a Marriage”

*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 - NIRAA and the Ten Belief Systems - Step 2b. Recognizing

Last month we revisited the NIRAA (pronounced nigh-rah) method of accepting self, and added the ten basic belief systems. The idea was to begin to use our noticing practice to help learn the ten basic belief systems. Our entire worldview, all our beliefs, fall into these ten basic systems. So if we learn this basic map, then we can begin to see more clearly how these ten belief systems constantly affect everything we choose and do. They are just a map, and the map is never the territory itself. It’s only as useful as we make it. At some point we may discard it, but in the meantime, when exploring the territory of Self, it helps to have a good map to begin with, and Elias provides a useful one.

I don’t know about you, but last month I found myself going great guns for the first 5-6 days. Then I began to slack off a bit, but once I noticed that, I regained my momentum and did the exercise for a few minutes each day. Once I felt comfortable with all ten, and found examples of each one, I began to slack off again. In the second week, I began to notice how I connected with two or three related belief systems. For example, at first when I got dressed in the morning, I identified that with the belief system of sexuality, the way I looked and presented my self to Joanne and my neighbors. But during the second week, when I got dressed I also noticed my emotional state, and even noticed my noticing, identifying those with the belief systems of emotions and perception. Which then led to additional noticing. By the third week, since I had slacked off a bit, it took a couple of days to regain my focus. The reason I mention this, is to share one example. There’s no absolutely right or wrong way to learn or do NIRAA.

This month we’re going to build on our noticing from the last two months. Though the idea last month was simply to notice, then identify specific belief systems, some of you probably began to move onto the next part of step 2, recognizing, because you can’t really notice and identify something without recognizing it the next time we bring it into our attention. The reason I’m stretching the second step into two parts, is that this step can last for years, as marked by continued chronic issues and conflict that still aren’t being addressed to, much less accepted.

So by recognizing, as part of the second step, we become more objectively aware of what we’re actually choosing and doing in each moment. As Elias points out over and over, this is something that we’re not used to noticing. We’ve learned to notice what others are doing and choosing, and that often doesn’t meet with our approval. Belief system of duplicity alert! Hopefully some of you noticed your own duplicity over and over again. I noticed it particularly in the political debates and campaigns here in the USA.

Elias also points out that extremes more often get our immediate attention than more middle-of-the-road creations. However, you don’t have to be in the midst of serious trauma to do this practice. In fact, if that’s the case it may be better to back off for a while and deal with the immediate situation. But for those of us ready to deepen this practice, then we simply notice, identify and now recognize our automatic responses, those knee-jerk reactions to whatever issues we’re working on. It could be our diet and nutrition, relationships, workouts and exercise, meditation practices, political activities, jobs, issues with food, drugs, smoking, and so on.

What ever it is, simply spend 5-10 minutes a day, every day, noticing, identifying, and recognizing which of the ten belief systems is being drawn into objective awareness. This is a crucial step in the practice, and may be the most stressful. Again, we need to be sensitive to our own situations, there’s no need to be overly obsessed with any practice, but to keep it short, focused, and consistent. Daily practice is important. Remember, we get what we concentrate upon, right? And if we’re really interested in making those invisible beliefs visible, and shedding the light of objective noticing on subconscious shadows, then this can be a stressful period of the practice. The good news is that this also means NIRAA is working!

There may be a natural tendency to back off if things get too intense. It all depends on what issues we draw to our noticing. But here’s where trusting self, that you shall never betray you, becomes paramount. This stage eventually leads into the addressing to, or third stage. But don’t concentrate on that for now, don’t engage a thought process in which you ask yourself, "am I addressing to this?" Even if it’s painful, notice just that, and simply be present with just that. Explore your feelings, recognize that this is the belief system of emotions, one of the most powerful of all, and a baseline along with the belief system of sexuality. Also, relationships, perception, and duplicity are wrapped up in the mix. Then, just let it go.

Simply notice, identify, and then recognize for this month. Hopefully, with persistence, you may discover that anxiety, physical discomfort, even mild depression will dissipate naturally on its own. The addressing to stage often happens this way, it doesn’t always require a thought process. We’re getting ahead of ourselves, but I point this out in advance only to assure those of you who really get into this part of the practice and dig up some unpleasant shadows know that help in on the way. You shall not betray you! Give it time, and as always, be persistent with the practice.

Our goal, down the road, is accepting and neutralizing those shadows and even the light. That’s the reason we’re doing this, but it takes time. And at some point there may be some rain on our parades. Elias has said many times, that his methods don’t promote quick-fixes or instant gratification. These are long term practices that once normalized help us deal with the complexities of every day life. If you need to, back off for a while. If you need someone to talk to you can always check out the NewWorldView discussion forums. There are a lot of Elias readers who hang out there these days who can provide additional support.

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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: (50 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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2005 Schedule and Updates

January 2005 Elias Group Session - Castaic, California
(@40 miles north of Los Angeles)

Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $85.

Hosted by Pat Betzhold, or (818) 999-2465.

Follow this link for more info.

April 2005 Elias Group Session - New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $85.

Hosted by Lynda Symans, or (802) 257-9443.

Follow this link for more info.

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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 The Shift: A Time of Change
compiled by David Tate

Click here to enlarge. Publication date 25 October 2004
Mind, Body, Spirit; Philosophy
365pp; paperback
UK publication date 25 October 2004
Published by Contact Publishing Ltd.

For more information, please contact

Click here to order.

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.


    The Shift
    Elias in his own words
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   Mass Belief Systems
Chapter 19   New Horizons
Appendix 1   The Sapling Story
Appendix 2   Glossary of Terms

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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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