Unique Self Institute

Marc Gafni and Michael Murphy
in Dialogue

Unique Self is a key topic in this rare dialogue between Dr. Marc Gafni and Michael Murphy, one of the great pioneers of the human potential movement and an important precursor to the emergence of World Spirituality.

In this conversation, Dr. Marc Gafni and Michael Murphy examine the lessons hard-won over four decades in the human potential movement, and they articulate the critical tenets and practices that constitute a World Spirituality.

About Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is the co-founder and chairman of Esalen Institute and the author of both fiction and non-fiction books that explore evidence for extraordinary human capacities. During his forty-year involvement in the human potential movement, he and his work have been profiled in The New Yorker and featured in many magazines and journals worldwide. After graduating from Stanford University, he did graduate work there in philosophy, practiced meditation at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in South India in 1956 and 1957, and co-founded Esalen in 1962. Murphy is author of The Future of the Body, The Life We Are Given (with George Leonard), In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (with Rhea White), The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation (with Steven Donovan), and other books.