" The Thoughtstorm Manual: An Evolution In Human Thinking " ... " Living Deliberately: The Discovery and Development of Avatar " ... " Resurfacing: Techniques for Exploring Consciousness " ... " The Avatar Master's Handbook " ... " Love Precious Humanity: The Collected Wisdom Of Harry Palmer " ... " Inside Avatar The Book: Achieving Enlightenment " ... " The Avatar Path 2: Private Lessons " ... " The Avatar Path: The Way We Came " ... " Seven Pillars of Enlightenment " ... " Creativism: The Art of Living Deliberately "
Harry Palmer created The Avatar® Course over twenty years ago with the intention of teaching people how to live more deliberately. When the mental abilities are employed deliberately in exact sequences and combinations, they unlock the mysteries of experience. Students are able to make self-determined changes - near instantaneous in some cases - in their emotional and mental states. After those first students experienced the power of the exercises, they told their friends, and the news of Avatar rippled around the world. As a result, the company that manages the Avatar Materials grew from three people working out of his living room to more than 12,000 people who deliver the course in 21 languages in 72 different countries.
THE AVATAR PATH: THE WAY WE CAME is the story behind the awakening of a worldwide movement. The Avatar Course, often simply called Avatar, is a series of LGAT self-development courses founded in 1986 by Harry Palmer and run by his privately held company, Star's Edge, Inc., which trains and licenses Avatar Masters (teachers) to deliver the Avatar Course worldwide. The first version of The Avatar Course was released on 15 October 1986. As of 2008 the course had five sections: licensed Avatar "Masters" teach the first three (this is sometimes promoted as a business opportunity); Star's Edge, Inc. teaches the two advanced sections.
The Avatar course in essence claims to identify and remove limiting beliefs ("belief management") so that students can become more effective in life. In 1975 the Elmira Mission incorporated under the name the Elmira Mission of the Church of Scientology and about this time Palmer produced the first of the Avatar-related materials, including the Thoughtstorm Manual.
The original Avatar materials made extensive use of Scientology terminology. Harry Palmer sold them to other Scientologists, claiming that they achieved "end of case" and "cover[ed]” the entire Scientology Bridge, the Buddhic path and beyond." At the first Wizards Course in 1991, Harry Palmer introduced the story about the history of consciousness in the Milky Way galaxy. At the success of the Avatar, Harry Palmer says, “This is more than MY success story, much more. It is a new chapter for the world.” Palmer and his life-partner, Avra-Honey Smith, ran the Elmira Church of Scientology officially for over 10 years, until 1984.