THE HUGH LYNN CAYCE VERSION OF
THE ACIM TEXT
The early draft of the Text, which is being called the "Hugh Lynn Cayce Text" (or the "HLC") is an unpublished draft manuscript of the Text for A Course in Miracles, prepared by Dr. Helen Schucman. Dr. Helen Schucman provided the unpublished manuscript to Mr. Hugh Lynn Cayce in confidence and as a gift for his having provided advice and comment about the work. When Hugh Lynn Cayce died, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE) held the HLC manuscript as an historical document in its archives. It was never offered for public distribution as a document to be taken out of the library. ARE has advised that it did not permit anyone to copy the work. Because the display of an unpublished work in a library does not constitute publication, the storage of plaintiffs' draft manuscript in the A.R.E. archive library in no way placed the HLC in the "public domain." Thus, in addition to the unlawful copying of the material in violation of copyright law, if the material was obtained from the ARE's archives, it was done so illegally. However this manuscript was obtained, it has been copied without the permission of the owner in violation of law.
On April 7, 2000 The Foundation for A Course in Miracles and the Foundation for Inner Peace obtained a restraining order against the Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) that prevents the CIMS from disseminating (in any form or media) copies of A Course in Miracles or any draft or portion thereof. This includes the copying, dissemination and/or publication of the draft manuscript that sometimes has been referred to as the "Hugh Lynn Cayce Version" or the "HLC" or "Jesus' Course in Miracles" or "JCIM."
This Order is published under Rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Notice of the terms of this Order is directed and provided to any and all individuals or entities that have participated with, or acted for, or who plan to participate with or act for, the CIMS. If past, present or intended future actions have included or would include cooperating with the CIMS to: copy, disseminate, or publish (in any form or media) copies of A Course in Miracles or any draft or portion thereof, including, without limitation, copying, disseminating and/or publishing the draft manuscript that has been referred to as the "Hugh Lynn Cayce Version" or the "HLC" or "Jesus' Course in Miracles" or "JCIM;" those activities are also restrained by this Order and engaging in them will violate the Orders' terms.
It is now known that in early January, 2000 Mr. Doug Thompson of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada was involved in the email distribution of large numbers of electronic copies of the HLC. These early text files contained in the statistics section under document properties an indication that Jubi Oneyama of the Endeavor Academy had typed the document, or portions of it, into the computer and had been assisted by Rosemarie Merrett who is a member of the Endeavor Academy and has served as their Webmaster. The first Web site to offer the HLC for download without authorization was located in England where the illegal copy of the urtext is purported to have come from according to the cover story put out by Endeavor and their collaborators. (Mr. Thompson was first to announce this HLC Web site on the talk.religion.course-miracle newsgroup in early January.)
Prior to the distribution of the HLC, Mr. Thompson had, in public statements on the newsgroup, intimated his knowledge about how it had been obtained, even indirectly suggesting that he himself might have obtained a copy from the ARE library. The facts of Mr. Thompson's own public statements indicate that he has been deeply involved and committed to distributing the HLC, JCIM and urtext. He is a former member of CIMS who resigned early on, apparently when he was unable to gain support from CIMS members for conducting negotiations with FACIM, or to have CIMS permit him to act as an official representative in contacting FACIM attorneys.
A story about how the HLC was taken from the ARE library was reported by an Australian citizen, Mr. Ian Hamilton, in a message to the talk.religion.course-miracle newsgroup dated March 22, 2000. Mr. Hamilton resides in Byron Bay, Australia. He is a former member, and now severe critic, of the Endeavor Academy. He and his wife at the time (April) helped to establish the Endeavor Academy in Australia at a Byron Bay location. Interviews with him can be read at the Web site of cult expert Rick Ross. Following is a copy of Ian's newsgroup message from March, 2000. The name of Mr. Hamilton's informant has been deleted.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Blair Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 6:46 PM
There's no big secret. xxxxxxxxx, one of the many people who are exiting
the EA cult these days gave me the full story.
Three women, - Jubi, the one who attempted suicide when she temporarily
left the cult, Katie Perrone, the one who got her son into the cult,
and another lady called Flo (the name MT gave her) - drove to ARE one
rainy day, went into the library, and while 2 off them pretended to be
reading the HLC, Katie Perrone (you can see her in the 48 Hours video,
up front with pink hair, clapping her hands in glee at MT) sneaked it
out under her raincoat.
Of course in usual EA fashion, they missed a page and had to do the
whole thing again.
What i find amusing about the whole thing is how the MT always told us
that "THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND IF BELIEVED IN ITS
ENTIRETY WILL GET YOU OUT OF THE WORLD!"
I wonder if these days he says "THIS TOO IS THE WORD OF GOD..."
or does he say, "THAT WAS AND ISN'T AND NOW THIS IS UNTIL
ANOTHER VERSION IS FOUND..."
Frankly, if he held up a telephone book Katie would just say yes.
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