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The Power, the Glory, the Reaction : OR FALSE PROPHET?

March 01, 1992|"T he Power, the Glory, the Glitz," the Feb. 16 profile of Marianne Williamson by Times staff writer Terry Pristin, has produced a large response from readers, about equally divided between praise and criticism of the controversial lecturer. A sampling:

I found it interesting that you titled your article on Marianne Williamson "The Power, the Glory, the Glitz," because every true spiritual path, including "A Course in Miracles," teaches you to turn your focus away from those things, which are meaningless and go inside yourself.

That is where the focus should remain, because it is only there you will find happiness. The things of the world will eventually only bring you pain. But in describing Marianne Williamson, a more appropriate title couldn't have been picked. I attended her lectures weekly for several years, and I stopped because of this.

When focusing her lecture on the "Course," Marianne is powerful and inspiring. But she could never stick to it for too long. She was always drifting from one topic to another, putting in her own opinion and advice.

If one wants to change an unfulfilling life, "A Course in Miracles" is the most beautiful and profound way to do it. And you don't need to go to any lectures, or even leave your house. You just have to buy the book. There is a lesson to do every day, and if you do that lesson fully, after some time you will attain the most priceless gift of all--peace of mind.

B. PRESSER

Santa Monica

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