The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy
Dr. Joseph Murphy - The power of your subconscious mind
Divine Science minister and author Dr. Joseph Murphy was born on May 20, 1898 in Ireland.
He was one of the pioneers in subconscious mind training.
Joseph was raised as a Roman Catholic, educated in Ireland and England and entered the priesthood, eventually becoming one of the Jesuits.
In his twenties, he had an experience with healing prayer that made him rethink his spiritual views and leave the Jesuits.
He them moved to New York and became a pharmacist.
In New York, he attended the Church of the Healing Christ, the same church that New Thought spiritual leader Emmet Fox had become minister in, in 1931.
Also while in New York, Joseph studied under the Esoteric Christian, Abdullah, the same man that taught Metaphysics teacher Neville Goddard.
He said of Neville, "Neville may eventually be recognized as one of the world’s great mystics," so I'm assuming they knew each other pretty well.
(What I wouldn't give to be able to travel back in time and sit in on some of those lessons. Abdullah, Neville Goddard and Joseph Murphy....wow)
In the 1940s, Joseph moved to Los Angeles (Neville also moved to LA in the 1950s) and there he met Religious Science founder, writer and spiritual teacher Ernest Holmes.
In 1946, he was ordained into Religious Science and began to teach at the Institute of Religious Science.
There he met Divine Science Association president Erwin Gregg, and Joseph was soon re-ordained into Divine Science.
He became the minister of the Los Angeles Divine Science Church in 1949, and taught there for 28 years, building one of the largest New Thought congregations in the country.
In the 1950s, he earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Southern California and began to write.
Dr. Murphy wrote over thirty books, the most famous being The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, published in 1962.
Dr Murphy spent a large part of his life studying Eastern religions, and spent many years in India, where I have read that he was an Andhra Research Fellow at the University of India.
(I did some follow up on this, and couldn't find a "University of India " listed anywhere. Andhra Pradesh has several Universities, and perhaps at one time there was a University of India there. The only two Universities I could find that matched the time line were the Osmania University and the Sri Venkateswara University)
In reading The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, it seems to me that where Neville is more spiritual, Joseph is more scientific in his approach.
But with sales of the book in the millions, you can't criticize his style.
Dr. Joseph Murphy Quotes
Here are some selected quotes by Joseph Murphy
"Remember that the subconscious mind has determined the success and wonderful achievements of all great scientific workers."
"By giving your conscious attention and devotion to the solution of a perplexing problem, your subconscious mind gathers all the necessary information and presents it full blown to the conscious mind."
"If you are worried that you will not wake up on time, suggest to your subconscious mind prior to sleep the exact time you wish to arise, and it will awaken you. It needs no clock. Do the same thing with all problems. There is nothing too hard for your subconscious."
"Your subconscious never sleeps. It is always on the job. It controls all your vital functions. Forgive yourself and everyone else before you go to sleep, and healing will take place much more rapidly."
"There is tremendous power within you. Happiness will come to you when you acquire a sublime confidence in this power. Then, you will make your dreams come true."
"Your subconscious mind is a recording machine which reproduces your habitual thinking. Think good of the other, and you are actually thinking good about yourself."
"God, or Life, never sends disease, sickness, accident, or suffering. We bring these things on ourselves by our own negative destructive thinking based upon the law "as we sow, so shall we reap."
"The solutions lies within the problem. The answer is in every question. Infinite intelligence responds to you as you call upon it with faith and confidence."
"Habit is the function of your subconscious mind. There is no greater evidence of the marvelous power of your subconscious than the force and sway habit holds in your life. You are a creature of habit."
"You are a son of Infinite Life which knows no end. You are a child of Eternity. You are wonderful!"
"Fear is a negative thought in your mind. Supplant it with a constructive thought. Fear has killed millions. Confidence is greater than fear. Nothing is more powerful than faith in God and the good."
"Patience, kindness, love good will, joy, happiness, wisdom, and understanding are qualities which never grow old. Cultivate them and express them, and remain young in mind and body."
"Some research physicians say that the neurotic fear of the effects of time may well be the cause of premature aging."
"The great secret possessed by the great men of all ages was their ability to contact and release the powers of their subconscious mind. You can do the same."
"Your Subconscious has the answer to all problems. If you suggest to your subconscious prior to sleep, "I want to get up at 6 A.M.," it will awaken you at that exact time. "
"Your subconscious mind is the builder of your body and can heal you. Lull yourself to sleep every night with the idea of perfect health, and your subconscious, being your faithful servant, will obey you."
"Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect."
"Whether the object of your faith is real or false, you will get results. Your subconscious mind responds to the thought in your mind. Look upon faith as a thought in your mind and that will suffice."
Joseph Murphy Books
The Miracles of Your Mind (1953)
Peace Within Yourself (1956)
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1962)
The Miracle of Mind Dynamics (1964)
Prayer Is the Answer (1965)
The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power (1965)
Your Infinite Power to Be Rich (1966)
The Cosmic Power Within You (1968)
Secrets of the I Ching (1970)
Psychic Perception: The Magic of Extrasensory Perception (1971)
The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe (1974)
These Truths Can Change Your Life" (1979)
How to Use the Laws of Mind (1980)
Songs of God (1982)