Dr. Joseph Murphy





Dr. Joseph Murphy was a new thought teacher, writer, and thinker ahead of his time.  Like his friend Emmet Fox, Joseph Murphy was not a seeker of fame or a man with an ego.  His unwavering philosophy for over forty years was the power of God is within.


Joseph Murphy was born into the strict Catholic family of highly educated parents, in the south of Ireland.  His father was an educator and linguist.  He was raised in a world of books.  He was the fourth of five Murphy children.  Like Emmet Fox, Joseph Murphy entered into a seminary to study for the priesthood, at the encouragement of his parents.  Although he preferred studying religious philosophy and the mystics, he remained in the seminary not to disappoint his parents.  Joseph Murphy completed his studies and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.  During the same time, he studied science and Chemistry and earned a diploma as a pharmacist.  His life as a Catholic priest was short lived, stating that his quest for spiritual truth was stifled in the priesthood.  When he left the priesthood, he boarded a ship to New York.  He worked as a pharmacist.  It was at this time that he met Abdullah, the well- known Ethiopian rabbi, and professor.  This was his introduction into New Thought, this was his mentor, this is where he learned about the power of the sub-conscious mind, the kabbalah, the hidden meanings of the Bible, and the power of God within.  Eventually Dr. Murphy embarked on a spiritual search that took him to holy cities around the world.  When Joseph Murphy began to study Science of Mind and was ordained into Religious Science.  He held services for s brief period of time in Rochester, New York.  During this time, he healed himself of a life threatening skin cancer.  Through his friendship with Ernest Holmes, he met Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein.


He was greatly influenced by his friend Emmet Fox.  In 1950, Joseph Murphy moved to Los Angeles. He had been studying the teachings of Dr. Nona Brooks of Divine Science.   He earned a degree in the Divine Science movement and became the west coast director of Divine Science.  His ministry grew.  Thousands of people would crowd into the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles to hear his message.  His favorite motto was “Truth never changes.”  He penned thirty-six books.  His well known "Power of the Subconscious Mind" made its way around the world and continues to be among the most important of New Thought writings. Its message is perfect health, happiness and prosperity can be yours if you use the Power of Your Subconscious Mind.  One of his dearest friends was the well know New Thought speaker and teacher Dr. Jack Holland.


Joseph Murphy traveled and lectured many times around the world.  He lived a full and rich life. 

On December 15, 1981, after completing another trip around the world, and in good health, Dr. Murphy told his wife Jean and those near to him that it was time for him to leave this earth plane.  He lay down, and passed over in a state of peace.  He left a continuing legacy in the hearts and minds of the people around the world who were touched by his Truth teachings.   




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A Meditation by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Let's close our eyes and dwell upon these simple truths - Be still and know that I am God. Still the wheels of your mind and know that God is God, in All, over All, through All, and All in All. Stillness is not just being quiet, being the causes within itself by which the Life is rendered discordant have been brought into a state of Peace now. Into a state of quietude because you are thinking of the Infinite which is stretched in smiling repose. Then God's river of Peace flows through you. For there is a river, the streams whereof make glad the City of my God. And the City of God is your own mind and the people who are dwelling there are God's thoughts this morning. There God's thoughts and God's power are with your thoughts of good. So, knowing God indwells you, causes you to live in a world that is ever peaceful. Everyday of our lives we should meditate on the beauty and the glory and the profundity of the Eternal One. Meditating on the Peace and the Harmony and the Joy of the One who Forever Is, we resurrect these qualities and attributes in our Soul. And we begin to taste the Lord and find him Good. By moving inward this morning we find the Real and as we begin to meditate on I AM or OM as in India and dwelling upon the boundless Love and the Infinite Intelligence which is the meaning of I AM - pure Being, Life awareness, the Ever Living One within you, Thee, who inhabited Eternity, whose name is Perfect. Then, this thing called the body seems to be full of simply waves of Light - And the earth in which you are seated simply becomes a series of vibrations, a dancing light and the external world becomes a dream and your internal Life awakens. And you move further and further inward, finally you merge, you touch the One who Forever Is, and you begin to experience that moment that lasts forever. Suddenly, the meditating self perceives that the whole world by going inward, you have found the Universe. As all the mystics of all time realize that the whole world is within you, as you touch it. And you realize that planets are thoughts, sun and moon are thoughts and your own consciousness is the realization which sustains them all and that temporarily in space are moving the dreams of the dreamer. And the sun, the moon, the stars are the thoughts of the thinker - he is meditating on the mysteries of himself. It is the One alone who lives in the hearts of all men appearing as the many. The mystic through meditation finds the Peace, the Strength, and the Power for further steps. The practice of meditation bestows Beauty, Love, and Grace, and Dignity, and every Attribute, every Impulse and every Act. Of all existence, I AM the Source. I AM the decay, I AM the germ, I AM the growth, all things and creatures I support, I support them while they yet stand without, and when the dream of separation ends, I cause their return unto myself. I AM the Life, I AM the wheel of the Law, I Am the Way that leadeth beyond and there is none else. And I AM the Lord that healeth thee. I am thy God. I will come and heal Thee, who healeth all thy diseases, who satisfies thy mouth with goodness. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. I Am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. Thou shalt have no other God's before me. I am the Lord that is my name. My glory you shall not give to another, neither shall you give my praise. God in the midst of us now is guiding us. And just do a very simple thing and realize God's healing Love is flowing through you now saturating your whole being. And God's Love dissolves everything unlike itself. It has neither height nor depth, neither length nor breadth, neither comes nor goes. It fills all space and ancients called it Love and he that dwells in Love, dwells in God and God in him. So, God's Love is saturating your whole Soul. He restoreth my Soul.


This meditation by Dr. Joseph Murphy was given at the end of his INTA talk called 'Your Invisible Power


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