It is promulgated in a few thousand study-circles around the USA and many parts of the world as a spiritual psychotherapy self-study course. 20 languages with further translations underway. Unity School of Christianity, Church of Religious Science, Miracles of nature essay of Divine Science, et al.
ACIM itself is not organized centrally into a religion or a church but functions more like a movement. ACIM material, for reasons that will become clear in this essay. ACIM teaching that we are all the Christ, the Son of God. But this “Son of God” status is distinct from the status of God the Father-Mother. Sankara, Utpaladeva and the Kashmir Saivas, Jnaneshvar and the Marathi Varkaris, et al. John Scottus Eriugena, Meister Eckhart, St. Moshe Cordovero, Schneur Zalman and Menachem Mendel Schneersohn.
Again, see my webpages on several of these figures. But these personal consciousnesses or souls do not have their own independent existence. Divine Self of all selves, the Pure Awareness or Absolute Reality in which all phenomenal beings “live, move and have their being. I not really this simple, open, Pure Awareness? This is the Hosting capacity for all “guests,” all phenomenal objects, including the notional mental object of a separate “God. This Absolute Identity or God-Self or Buddha-nature is ONE ALONE.
ONE Awareness as phenomenal manifestations of the non-phenomenal Unmanifest, but they are not fundamentally self-existing entities “other than” This Absolute. The Absolute has “no second,” no “rival” entity or entities. Which is why the Absolute is considered “nondual” and truly Divine. Meister Eckhart, John of the Cross and others.
Even the non-mystical tradition of Catholic theology always rejected the horrid idea of the inferior kind of Gnosticism of ancient times which supposed that the world was a mistake, an evil realm created by a fallen spirit. India and elsewhere all point in unison, from the Upanishadic sages and the Buddha onwards. God, the One Spirit or Pure Awareness. And profuse apologies for sounding so humorlessly pompous in making this statement! Many other great sacred texts display a palpable “enlightened lightness,” a sweet spirituality that delights in God, in the beauties and wonders of nature, and in the dear poignancy of persons. Zen masters, Bistami, Sanai, Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and other true sages mentioned earlier. By contrast, much of the ACIM Text just seems like it’s just so ponderously full of itself, even though it gives lip-service to the idea that our ultimate state is love, light and laughter.