Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D.

Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D., (1898-1981) was a native of Ireland who resettled in America, and he became a prolific and widely admired New Thought minister and writer, best known for his metaphysical classic, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, an international bestseller since it first appeared on the self-help scene in 1963. A popular speaker, Murphy lectured on both American coasts and in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Murphy is considered one of the pioneering voices of affirmative-thinking philosophy. Mitch Horowitz abridged this piece from The Miracle Power of Your Mind: The Joseph Murphy Treasury with the permission of TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House.