Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dr. Joseph Murphy, Prolific Prosperity Author

Below is a biography of Dr. Joseph Murphy and a listing of his works. He is the author of the pink book, "How to Attract Money," we have been reading in our Prosperity Project. You may remember his discussion about the neutrality of universal law, that it is our use of it that results in "good" or "bad." I'm sure you'll not forget his example of the possibility of using water to bathe a baby or to drown it. Startling, but he made his point.

Joseph Murphy, Prolific Prosperity Author

DR. JOSEPH MURPHY wrote, taught, counseled, and lectured to thousands all over the world for nearly fifty years. Born in 1898, he was educated in Ireland and England. Years of research studying the world’s major religions convinced him that some great Power lay behind them all and that power is in each and every person.

Dr. Murphy was Minister-Director of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles for 28 years, where his lectures were attended by 1300 to 1500 people every Sunday. His daily radio program during all that time was immensely popular. He moved to Laguna Hills, California in 1976, where he continued to speak every Sunday until he made his transition in 1981.

Murphy refused requests for profiles and biographies, saying that his life was to be found in his books of which he authored forty.

Murphy was influenced by Ernest Holmes, founder of Science of Mind and the Church of Religious Science, and Emmet Fox, both well known writers on New Thought principles. His academic background, however, was in Eastern religion. He spent many years in India, and was an Andhra Research Fellow at the University of India.

Dr Murphy spent a good part of his life studying Eastern religions, and was a scholar of the I-Ching. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D., was a world-renowned authority on mysticism and mind dynamics.

Dr. Murphy taught the simple, scientifically proven techniques and facts about how the subconscious powers of the mind can perform healing, including documented cases of lung cancer and optic nerve damage healing. Today, his books continue to show how to use the Law of Attraction to increase your prosperity and how to use your subconscious mind to make and improve relationships and to gain peace of mind. They show how your dreams can help you solve problems and make difficult decisions -- or warn you of potential disaster.

Murphy’s best-selling book, “The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind,” shows the reader how to attain more prosperity, happiness and perfect health by answering the following questions:

Why is one person sad and another happy? Why is one person joyous and prosperous and another poor and miserable? Why is one person fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence? Why does one person have a luxurious home while another lives a meager existence in a slum? Why is one person a great success and another an abject failure? Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular? Why is one person a genius at work while the other toils away without accomplishing anything worthwhile? Why is one person healed of a so-called incurable disease and another isn’t? Why is it so many good, kind religious people suffer the tortures of the damned in their mind and body? Why is it many immoral and irreligious people succeed and prosper and enjoy radiant health? Why is one woman happily married and her sister very unhappy and frustrated?

The answer to these questions is in the workings of the conscious and subconscious aspects of mind.

Murphy saw the subconscious mind as a darkroom in which we develop the images that are to be lived out in real life. While the conscious mind sees an event, takes a picture of it and remembers it, the subconscious mind works backwards, ‘seeing’ something before it happens. It is why intuition is infallible.

He taught how the subconscious responds to habit and habitual thinking. Being totally neutral in a moral sense, it is happy to adopt any habit as ‘normal’ - good or bad. We blithely let negative thoughts drop into the subconscious every minute of our lives, then are surprised when they find expression in day to day experiences and relationships. While there are some things that will happen to us that we had no role in creating, these are in fact rare. Mostly, the “bad” that happens is in us already, waiting for the light of day.

Understanding your subconscious mind as a photographic mechanism removes the emotion and struggle from changing your life, because if it is simply a matter of replacing existing mental images with new ones, you begin to see the ease with which you may change.

‘The law of your mind is the law of belief itself,’ Murphy says. What we believe makes us who we are. William James observed that whatever people expect to be true, will be so, irrespective of whether the object of their belief exists in fact. In the West we have made ‘the truth’ our highest value; this motivation, while important, is weak next to the actual power of belief in shaping our lives. Whatever you give your subconscious – false or true – it will register as fact. Be careful not to joke about misfortune, as the subconscious has no sense of humour.

Murphy quotations:
“You were born to be rich. You grow rich by the use of your God-given faculties, by tuning in with the Infinite, and as your mind becomes productive and full of good ideas, your labor will become more productive and will bring you all kinds of material riches."

“There is no virtue whatsoever in poverty, which in actual fact is a mental disease, and it should be abolished from the face of the earth. You are here to find your true place in life, and to give of your talents to the world. You are here to expand and unfold in a wonderful way, according to a God-given potential, and to bring forth spiritual, mental, and material riches, which will bless humanity in countless ways. Learn how to surround yourself always with beauty, and luxury, and realize your inalienable right to live, liberty, freedom and peace of mind.

‘If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth’ (Mark 9:23). In all the old rituals of ancient times, with their weird mixtures and incantations, it was the power of suggestion and acceptance in the subconscious mind that healed. Even today, doctors report the power of placebos to produce miraculous recoveries if accompanied by doubt-free instructions that ‘this will do the trick’. Miracles of healing, Murphy says, are simply the body’s obeying of the subconscious mind’s knowledge of ‘perfect health’ when the questioning nature of the human conscious mind is silenced.

Books and Audios by Joseph Murphy:
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Audio-Book
3 Steps to Success, Audio-Lecture
Love is Freedom Believe in Yourself
The Magic of Faith
How to Attract Money
Wheels of Truth
Getting Results From Prayer
The Miracles of Your Mind
Riches Are Your Right
Step This Way For Healing
Great Truths That Set Us Free
How To Use Your Healing Power
Peace Within Yourself: St. John Speaks
The Real Meaning of Reincarnation and Rebirth
THIS IS IT: The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power
The Cosmic Power Within You
How to Attract Money
How to Use the Laws of the Mind
How to Use Your Healing Power
The Miracle of Mind Dynamics
Miracle Power for Infinite Riches
Peace Within Yourself
Prayer is the Answer
Psychic Perception: The Magic of Extra-sensory Power
Secrets of The I Ching
Telepsychics: Tapping Your Hidden Subconscious Powers
Within You is the Power
Your Infinite Power to be Rich
Think Yourself Rich
Special Meditations for Health, Wealth and Love
Collected Essays of Joseph Murphy (Mentors of New Thought)
The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe
Infinite Power of Richer Living
Quiet Moments with God
The Subconscious Mind: A Source of Unlimited Power
Write A New Name in the Book of Life
Think Yourself to Health, Wealth & Happiness: The Best of Joseph Murphy's Cosmic Wisdom

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  1. Hello. could you please Upload or send Joseph Murphy's Books?