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Summer 2008 volume 22, issue 1 USA $3.95

THE GOAL of the three-section course is to guide you in an exploration of your own belief system and to equip you with the tools to modify those things that you wish to change. THE AVATAR COURSE opens a window to the inner workings of your own consciousness. THE COURSE teaches world lessons (experiential) rather than word lessons (intellectual). For this reason it requires a trained AVATAR MASTER to guide you into the actual lessons already contained in your own consciousness.

THE AVATAR COURSE is a powerful and speedily effective course based on the simple truth that your beliefs will cause you to create or attract situations and events that you experience as your life.

Available in 20 Languages

Delivered in 71 Countries

SECTION I of the course (contained in the books LIVING DELIBERATELY and RESURFACING) invites connection with a more expanded awareness of how your beliefs affect your life. It is offered in a two-day workshop. SECTION II of the course leads you to reconnect with an experiential awareness of your own existence and to recover the effortless ability to create personal reality.

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Mission StatementThe mission of Avatar in the world is to catalyze the integration of belief systems. When we perceive that the only difference between us is our beliefs and that beliefs can be created or discreated with ease, the right and wrong game will wind down, a co-create game will unfold, and world peace will ensue.

In This Issue2 What To Expect From A Spiritual Path by Harry Palmer 8 Avatar In Mongolia by Ilu Kim 10 Make It A Big Deal by Linda Waters 12 31 Reasons Why People Do The Avatar Course by Joanie Kirk 13 Ex.23: Transparent Beliefs from ReSurfacing 14 Success Stories 16 The Avatar Course Dates 18 Avatar Course Information 20 Sharing A Dream by Nicola Karesh 22 Master Q & A 24 Is There Life After Avatar? by Richard Brenckman 30 Directory

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, , , Avatar ReSurfacing Thoughtstorm Love , Precious Humanity Enlightened Planetary Civilization , and Stars Edge International are registered service marks of Stars Edge Inc. EPC, EJP, and CHP are service marks licensed to Stars Edge Inc. All rights reserved. 2008 Stars Edge International, 237 North Westmonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714SM SM SM

Publisher: Stars Edge International, Harry Palmer, President, Sr. Editor: Miken Chappell, Editor: Jim Becker, Editorial Assistance: Pamela Ziemann, Graphic Design: Jim Becker & Jim Ivy

Advertising Office: Stars Edge International, 237 N. Westmonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714 Tel: (407) 788-3090, E-mail: avatar@avatarhq.com Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed in the Avatar Journal do not necessarily express the opinions of Stars Edge International.

The Avatar Course is a series of experiential exercises that enables you to rediscover your self and align your consciousness with what you want to achieve. You will experience your own unique insights and revelations.

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Thanks to the Avatar network and to all the people who make this magazine a reality.

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by Harry PalmerThe Avatar materials are designed and intended to be an effective means for inspiring the realizations and changes that will move you toward a stable spiritual awakening. They should be considered as means (tools), rather than doctrines. How do you achieve enlightenment? Siddhartha Gautama lived in the forest, and then he moved to the city, lived there for a while, and then he moved to a mountain, lived there for a while, and then he moved to a river and lived beside the river for a while. Finally, under a banyan tree, he achieved a state of perfect enlightenment, and was henceforth called the Buddha. So it seems to me that the path is pretty simple. First you live in the forest, then move to the city, then go live on a mountain, then live along a river, and then look for a banyan tree. No? Then I guess it wasnt where Buddha was living that was important. What was important was that certain realizations and transformations were happening to him that culminated in his enlightenment. How does a spiritual path bring about these realizations and transformations leading to enlightenment? Most spiritual paths employ various instructions, teaching techniques, rituals, and individual practices. Together these constitute the tools of a spiritual path. Some paths are more effective than others, and some paths are more personally suited to some mindsets than others. If a tool is used properly, it either produces the expected results or it doesnt. Of course, tools have other qualifying factors: ease of use, speed of result, effort involved, cost involved, and in some cases, avoidance of collateral damage. everyone is operating according to someone elses rules rather than their own intuitive principles. People live in what was, and they selectively perceive only enough of the present to excite their conclusions about things. The major aspiration is to be right rather than to be aware. In this compulsive commerce of approval, most interactions are consciously or unconsciously manipulative. Most are governed by praise (pleasure) or criticism (pain). What people do and say to each other creates reactions. If the

Some paths are more effective than others, and some paths are more personally suited to some mindsets than others.The Avatar tools rate favorably in all categories and are remarkably effective considering the general mental condition of the people to which they are being introduced. If you examine the current state of the world, you will find that most people are reacting according to deeply indoctrinated beliefs. Some will argue that they are not reacting and are making free will choices, but the truth is that past conclusions and old fears make most of their decisions. Nearly experience of the reaction is considered pleasurable, attachment develops. If the experience of the reactions is considered painful, resistance develops. The same experience may affect different people differently. Peoples considerations of what is painful and what is pleasurable follow patterns created by their beliefs and memories of past experiences. If you traced the considerations of pain and pleasure all the way back to their roots, you would most likely find them associated

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Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar materials, greeting students at the close of an Avatar Wizard Course. they follow a winding path of necessarily unique experiences that sometimes nurture the ego self, sometimes a compassionate self, and slowly or suddenly, arrive at an experience of spiritual self. It may sound like a linear process, but it seldom is. Yes, word lessons can be presented as a straight path to understanding enlightenment, chapter following chapter, but world lessons wander; life stops to explore. It loses it place. It falls down, runs into walls, sheds tears, and then has a good laugh as it gets up and brushes itself off. If only perfect people could experience enlightenment, very few would arrive. Progress does not always mean that you are moving in the direction of being more compassionate, righteous, or spiritual. The unique experience you need might be painful or destructive. Sometimes the next lesson is negative, or ego strengthening, or overwhelming. Unless you are able to live a cloister life, your spiritual tools need to work on practical matters as well as metaphysical matters. As an aside, religions tend to stall out around the high points of a spiritual path. These hesitations can be obstructions to moving

with survival concerns: food, shelter, and reproduction. At the present time, most of human consciousness operates like a roll of exposed film. It seldom pictures the world moment to moment as it is, but carries around pictures of what the world was like. Individuals wrestle with the fears and sufferings of the pastobstructions that rightly should be assigned to history and left there.

So this is how we begin. The sections of Avatar are designed to encourage the realizations and changes that a person must go through to move from a life of indoctrinated responses into a life of living deliberately. The necessary realizations and changes are not the same for everyone. Also the realizations and changes are not a straight line or an exact series of steps. Instead,

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continued forward. Sometimes a parishioner has to fall into sin and be excommunicated before he or she can move on. The last step before personal freedom may be to commit an unpardonable sin in