About Mari, ACOL’s First Receiver

A Course of Love was received by Mari Perron over three years (1998-2001) in the same manner as A Course in Miracles was received. In it, Jesus referred to Mari as the “first receiver.” He then said:

You are, as you read these words, as much a “receiver” of this Dialogue as she who first hears these words and transfers them to paper. Is a piece of music not received by you even when you may be one of thousands or millions who hear it? Does it matter who is first to hear the music? This is, in truth, a dialogue between me and you. Wish not that the “way” of the transcriber of these words were the way for everyone, and think not that to hear “ directly” from the Source is different than what you do here.” (Dialogues:1.19–20)