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Judith Skutch Whitson is Founder and President of the Foundation for Inner Peace, which publishes "A Course in Miracles." Early childhood mystical experiences triggered a lifetime search for reality. This led to years of study and an academic position at New York University, where she taught courses in "Experimental Parapsychology" and "New Dimensions in Healing." In 1971 she began the nonprofit Foundation for ParaSensory Investigation to help raise money for the newly emerging science of consciousness. It was in this capacity that Judith met Edgar Mitchell in 1972 and joined the board of IONS, where she served for twenty years. Likewise, through her friendship with John E. Fetzer, she was a founding board member of the Fetzer Institute for more than ten years.

In 1975 she met the "scribes" of "A Course in Miracles" and was entrusted to publish that metaphysical, spiritual psychotherapy under her renamed foundation. Judy has been featured on numerous television and radio programs and is profiled in two films, The Forgotten Song and a segment of The Visionaries for PBS. She is the co-author with her daughter, Tamara, of the book Double Vision.

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