Helen Schucman


1909 (July 14): Birth

1921 (Summer): Experience at Lourdes, France

1922: Baptism as a Baptist

1931-1935: New York University (B.A.)


1932 (Fall): Meets Louis Schucman

1933 (May 26): Marries Louis Schucman

1938 ca.: Subway experience

1952-1957: New York University (Ph.D.)

1958 (Early): Meets William Thetford

1965 (June): "There must be another way" speech

1965 (June - October): Pre-Course visions and experiences

1965-1972: Scribing of A Course in Miracles
    text: October 21, 1965 - October 10, 1968
    workbook: May 26,1969 - February 18,1971
    manual: April 12,1972 - September 71, 1972

1969,1971 (December 25, 1969, March 12, 1971 - November 11, 1971): Early poems

1972 (October), 1977 (April): "Notes on

1972 (November 25): Meets Kenneth Wapnick

1973 (January), 1975 (January, March): Psychotherapy Pamphlet

1973 (December 24)-1978 (March 20): Later poems

Ken Wapnick, Bill Thetford, Helen Schucman, Judy Skutch1973 (late) - 1975 (early): Final editing of A Course in Miracles 1975 (May 29): Meets Judith Skutch

1975 (Summer, Fall): Distribution of 300 photo-offset copies of A Course in Miracles

1975 (September - December): "Clarification of Terms"


1976 (June): Publication of
    A Course in Miracles

1977 (September - November):
    "The Song of Prayer"

1978 (February 8 - April 11):
    "The Gifts of God"

1981 (February 9): Death

Now cracks a noble heart.  Good night, sweet mother;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! (Hamlet V, ii)

1988 (July 4): Bill's death

. . . Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more . . . (Macbeth V, v)

1This is the last date given in the urtext, but it almost certainly was not the final date 
of the dictation, which probably came a week or so later.
Links to some of Helen's Poems from The Gifts of God
A Jesus Prayer
Awake In Stillness
Arise With Me
The Resurrection and the Life

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