Joseph Murphy (1898 - 1981) was a minister of the Church of Divine Science and one of the most prolific and famous writers of the New Thought Movement during the 20th century. Joseph Murphy spent many years of his life in India, where he was a researcher at Andhra Research University.
Joseph Murphy's Books
He wrote more than 30 self-help books, many of which were best sellers around the world; his writings deal with the goodness of God and the power of the subconscious mind.
One of the books best known of the Dr. Murphy en "The power of the subconscious mind", in which he argues that the subconscious mind, upon accepting an idea, immediately begins to put it into practice.
Therefore, all that is necessary is to get the subconscious mind to accept such an idea; it is this law that governs the subconscious and that can provide health, peace of mind or the position one wishes to achieve in life.
But it is necessary to take into account that the subconscious mind accepts everything that is imprinted on it, even if it is a false notion, trying to provoke results in accordance with what the person consciously accepted, whether it is an idea of success or failure.
Dr. Murphy suggests, to those who wish to use autosuggestion, to apply it in the moments before falling asleep, since this is the time when the conscious mind is passive, presenting no resistance to the desired idea. print to the subconscious mind.
The Dr. Joseph Murphy wrote more than 30 books; however, very few titles are available in Spanish.
The Life of Joseph Murphy
The Dr. Murphy was born in Ireland in 1898 into a Catholic family. He was initially educated in Ireland and England. In 1922 he emigrated to the United States, where he studied philosophy and religion, obtaining a doctorate.
Joseph Murphy studied in Ireland at a Jesuit seminary. He then emigrated to the United States where, in addition to obtaining his doctorate degree, he worked in a pharmacy and later bought it.
He served in World War II in the U.S. Army as a pharmacist.
On the return from the war, Murphy regained his interest in religions and traveled giving lessons on spirituality, religion and philosophy.
For many years, he devoted himself to the study of the main religions existing in the world. He also developed university academic activity, specializing in the study of oriental religions.
In fact, Joseph Murphy spent many years of his life in India, where he was a researcher at Andhra Research University.
Murphy was ordained Minister of the Divine Science Church. For 28 years, he served as Director of this church in Los Angeles.
His Sunday sermons were attended by more than fifteen hundred people. He also had a radio program that was very popular in his time.
Joseph Murphy was influenced by two other famous New Thought writerswho, like him, were also ordained as Ministers by the Church of Divine Science: Ernest Holmes and Emmet Fox.
Early life and education of Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy was born in Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland, on May 20, 1898. His parents were devout Catholics.
He was educated by the Christian Brothers in a local elementary school and then attended high school in Cork City.
In 1913, at the age of 15, he emigrated to the United States, where he studied pharmacy at Columbia University in New York.
After graduation, he worked as a pharmacist in New York for several years.
Joseph Murphy's professional career
Murphy began his career as a minister of Divine Science in 1922, when he was ordained by Emma Curtis Hopkinsconsidered the "teacher of teachers" of the New Thought movement.
He later studied at the Colegio de Metaphysics Divina, founded by Annie Rix Militz, and was ordained in Religious Science in 1928.
Murphy was pastor of churches in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California, from 1930 to 1932. In 1933, he began working as a radio preacher, first for station KHJ in Los Angeles and then for KFSG, owned by the First Church of Religious Science.
He also wrote a regular column, "The secret of life," for the weekly magazine Unity.
The best known book of Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, was published in 1963. In it, he explains how the subconscious mind can be used for healing, success and personal transformation.
The book became a bestseller and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Murphy died on December 16, 1981, at the age of 83.
Legacy of Joseph Murphy
The work of Joseph Murphy is still popular, and his books are still in print.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has sold millions of copies and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Other books by Joseph Murphy are The Miracle of Mindfulness (1965), The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mental Power (1973) and The Secrets of the I Ching (1977).
In addition to its books, Joseph Murphy also produced audio and video recordings, such as The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (audio, 1967) and Cosmic Ordering: The secret of success (video, 2006).