"Salvation" is for the sleeping mind. God would not give us the means of Awakening without the assurance that the plan would succeed. And we don't have to save the whales, or the forests, or the planet. No rituals or holy relics are needed; we are not into spiritualizing matter. In 1160, the Cathars were a Gnostic group who actually knew all these things. They taught the same principles that ACIM teaches. These symbols of transcendence keep repeating down through the corridors of time until we finally awaken to Truth . . .