دکتر ژوزف مورفی (۱۸۹۸-۱۹۸۱) روانشناس ونویسنده.
او بیماری سرطان پوست خود را با نیروی فکر و تلقین درمان کرد و هزاران هزار نفر را کمک کرد تا زندگی خوب و بهتری داشته باشند. مدتی کشیش بود بعد به آمریکا مهاجرت کرد و داروسازی خود را ادامه داد. با پروفسوری به نام عبدالله از اتیوپی آشنا شد که پیر باطنی او بود و زندگی او را متحول کرد و او را متوجه خدای درون و ضمیر باطن و قدرت ذهن و فکر کرد. با ادیسون و انیشتین ملاقات داشت. از زمان مرگش آگاه بود و به نزدیکان خود گفته بود. به خانمش گفت اکنون وقت رفتن از این سیاره است دراز کشید و رفت.
دکتر ژوزف مورفی در ۱۸۹۸ در ایرلند متولد شد به مدت پنجاه سال نویسندگی و تدریس و مشاوره، و سخنرانی برای هزاران نفر در سراسر جهان، کرد، وتحصیلات عالی خود را در زادگاهش ایرلند و انگلستان به پایان رساند ودکترای علوم مختلف از قبیل الهیات وشیمی وفیزیک وغیره دریافت کرد. بعد از سالها پژوهش وتحقیق و مطالعه ادیان بزرگ جهان به این نتیجه رسید که انرژی و قدرت لایتناهی وجود دارد که میتواند زندگی انسانها را متحول سازد.
دکتر مورفی به مدت نیم قرن مردم دنیا را به آرامش ومهربانی وصلح وصفا فرا خواند وحاصل تجربیات وآموختههای خود را به شکل کتاب وسخنرانی در دسترس عموم مردم قرار داد از جانب مردم ودوستداران روانشناسی وموفقیت استقبال بی نظیری شد در کلیسای علوم الهی در لس آنجلس به مدت ۲۸ سال به سخنرانی پرداخت، حدود ۱۳۰۰ الی ۱۵۰۰ نفر در سخنرانیهایش هر یکشنبه حضور مییافتند. او روزانه به سخنرانی در برنامههای رادیویی پرداخت ومحبوبیت فراوانی کسب کرد. او در سال ۱۹۷۶ به لاگونا هیلز کالیفرنیا نقل مکان کرد،، در آنجا به سخنرانیهایش در هر روز
یکشنبه او ادامه داد تا اخر عمر ۱۹۸۱م ادامه داد
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.