Gary Zukav

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 Birthdate: October 17, 1942

Gary Zukav is an American author and spiritual teacher. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former Green Beret with U.S. Army Special Forces.

He has had his share of life's valley experiences including a struggle with sexual addiction, time as a "biker," drug addiction and anger issues. His discovery of Quantum Psychics led to the writing of his first book, Dancing Wu Li Masters.

He also spent a time as a recluse in a cabin on Mount Shasta, surrounded by nature.

He is best known for his second book, The Seat of the Soul.

Together, he and his wife Linda Francis founded the Seat of the Soul Institute in Ashland, Oregon.


Organizations and Projects

 

Seat of the Soul Institute website

Gary and Linda's website covers books interviews and events and has interesting things like excerpts from his books, a Blog, videos, free spiritual tools and an online course in Authentic Power.

 

Gary's Facebook Page

His facebook page contains a daily quote from he and Linda's books, and his events including interviews and Seat of the Soul Institute programs.



Videos

 

Gary Zukav Interview, Pt. 1  & Pt. 2  You Tube Videos

Interview with authormagazine.org.


Gary Zukav: The Seat of the Soul (excerpt from Thinking Allowed DVD with Jeffrey Mishlove) You Tube Video

 

Gary Zukav on Authentic Power

Gary interviewed by Oprah on Super Soul Sunday.


Books

 

Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics - Gary Zukav 2001

Amazon Synopsis: With its unique combination of depth, clarity, and humor that has enchanted millions, this beloved classic by bestselling author Gary Zukav opens the fascinating world of quantum physics to readers with no mathematical or technical background. "Wu Li" is the Chinese phrase for physics. 

It means "patterns of organic energy," but it also means "nonsense," "my way," "I clutch my ideas," and "enlightenment." These captivating ideas frame Zukav's evocative exploration of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Delightfully easy to read, The Dancing Wu Li Masters illuminates the compelling powers at the core of all we know.


The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness - Gary Zukav and Linda Francis 2002

Amazon Synopsis: "THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU WILL MAKE IN YOUR LIFE IS FROM YOUR HEAD TO YOUR HEART."

With the rare combination of profound psychological insight and deep spirituality that has already drawn millions of readers to his two great national bestsellers, The Seat of the Soul and Soul Stories, prizewinning author Gary Zukav now joins with his spiritual partner Linda Francis to help us develop a new emotional awareness that is central to our spiritual development.

In The Seat of the Soul, Zukav brilliantly set forth his fundamental concepts, explaining how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power as the alignment of the personality with the soul -- "authentic power." In Soul Stories, he showed how such concepts as harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life express themselves in other people's lives. Now, in The Heart of the Soul, he and Francis take the next major step forward in showing us the importance of emotional awareness in applying these concepts to our own daily lives.

 

The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice - Gary Zukav and Linda Francis 2004

Amazon Synopsis: People make hundreds of choices every day, yet most of them feel they have little control over their lives. Here, Gary Zukav, author of the monumental bestseller The Seat of the Soul, joins his spiritual partner, Linda Francis, in a revolutionary look at the power of choice to change lives from the inside out.

The Mind of the Soul describes with easy-to-read text and practical exercises how each moment in life presents a choice: whether to persist in old, limited patterns or to experiment with the unbounded, liberating potential ahead. Whether your choices are large -- concerning work, marriage, parenting, divorce -- or appear small, such as whether to show annoyance when angry, they carry consequences for which you must assume responsibility. The Mind of the Soul shows you how, in every situation, one choice among the many that present themselves is the optimal choice -- to create harmony, cooperation, or reverence for life. This special book offers the freedom to experiment with your life, to see what does or doesn't work for you, to change yourself instead of blaming others -- in short, to open your heart and develop authentic power.

With the same sensitivity that made The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness so meaningful, Zukav and Francis guide you, step by step, in developing the ability to break free of the unconscious choices that hold you back and limit your fulfillment in life.

 

Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav 1990

Amazon Synopsis: With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukay, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered.

With lucidity and elegance, Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses -- external power -- into a species that pursues authentic power -- power that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit. He shows how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution, generated conflict between lovers, communities, and superpowers, and brought us to the edge of destruction.

Using his scientist's eye and philosopher's heart, Zukav shows how infusing the activities of life with reverence, compassion, and trust makes them come alive with meaning and purpose. He illustrates how the emerging values of the spirit are changing marriages into spiritual partnerships, psychology into spiritual psychology, and transforming our everyday lives. The Seat of the Soul describes the remarkable journey to the spirit that each of us is on.

 

Self-Empowerment Journal: A Companion to The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice - Gary Zukav and Linda Francis 2003

Amazon Synopsis: The journal that transforms a reading book into a life-changing personal experience.

The Self-Empowerment Journal is the perfect companion to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis's The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice, a groundbreaking new book that explains how to take responsibility for the choices you make in life and to liberate yourself from the illusion that you are victim to your own circumstances. The journal contains empowering new material specifically developed to help you to actively apply the authors' suggested exercises and discover for yourself new ways of being that will bring satisfaction and wholeness into your life.

There is a special magic to journal writing. It is not enough to merely read about ways to improve your life. Working through the practical exercises and recording them in your journal becomes a genuine process of self-examination and self-discovery, a way of asking yourself meaningful questions and keeping track of your progress in spiritual growth.

By looking deeply into yourself, you can determine what works best for you. You will discover countless new opportunities and develop the freedom to experiment, decisively taking charge of your actions. You will also find ways to overcome the problems that hold you back, and practice new ways of achieving authentic power and spiritual growth. The journal is a crucial tool that will keep you focused on your journey, helping to make wise and empowering choices in life.

 

Soul Stories - Gary Zukav 2000

Amazon Synopsis: True Stories That Transform Lives.

Writing with profound psychological and spiritual insight, prize-winning author Gary Zukav has had a major impact on the consciousness of millions. In his New York Times number-one bestseller, The Seat of the Soul, he explained how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power -- the alignment of the personality with the soul -- which in turn leads to an awareness of our extraordinary creative abilities. Now, in one of the most important and useful books you will ever read, Soul Stories, Zukav shows how this new understanding of power -- authentic power -- transforms lives in countless ways.

Soul Stories is filled with marvelous stories that show how concepts such as intuition, harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for life actually express themselves in people's lives. Best of all, the stories lead to practical advice on how you can discover your own Soul Stories and the truths they reveal about the deepest sources of your being. Wonderfully readable, Soul Stories is a wise and inspirational book.

 

Soul to Soul: Communications from the Heart - Gary Zukav 2008

Amazon Synopsis: In Soul to Soul, Gary Zukav, author of the monumental bestseller The Seat of the Soul, addresses some of the most significant questions about the human experience -- from "Why is life so difficult?" to "How can I learn to trust?" -- with profound answers that are of truly universal value.

With the publication of his revolutionary work The Seat of the Soul, Zukav emerged as an important leader in the world of spiritual development, and it became one of the all-time successful books of its kind. Each of Zukav's subsequent books, all of them bestsellers in their own right, has explored different aspects of that seminal work, offering detailed explanations and practical applications of his original vision.

Soul to Soul represents a giant step forward in the expression of his work, providing penetrating insights that illuminate our lives. It is divided into two sections. Part One, "Soul Subjects," consists of fifty brief, perceptive, and compelling chapters that encourage us to examine our own experiences in new and perhaps life-changing ways. Part Two, "Soul Questions," is different from anything Zukav has written before. Combining profound spiritual and psychological insights, Zukav answers nearly one hundred important questions about life. Each chapter ends with a challenge to readers to experiment with the insight that has been given and make it their own. "Soul Questions," which spans the full range of Zukav's vision, asks:

  • Do we have a destiny?
  • Can you prove that life exists after death?
  • What is the meaning of dreams?
  • How can I love without fear?
  • What is the role of soul in my life?
  • How does a person know what he was put on Earth to do?
  • How can I forgive someone who betrays me again and again?
  • How can I really change?
  • Does the Universe care about us?

Soul to Soul is profoundly simple, wise, and poetic, a book to treasure and return to again and again for guidance and inspiration.


Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power - Gary Zukav 2011

Amazon Synopsis: In his first major book since the legendary bestseller The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav reveals a revolutionary new path for spiritual growth. What began with an introduction to a major paradigm shift in The Dancing Wu Li Masters turned into a discussion of aligning our personalities with our soul in The Seat of the Soul; finally, in Spiritual Partnership, Zukav guides the reader on this practical path to authentic power.

 

Thoughts from the Heart of the Soul: Meditations on Emotional Awareness - Gary Zukav and Linda Francis 2002

Amazon Synopsis: Find encouragement and wisdom in this collection of passages carefully chosen by Gary Zukav, bestselling author of The Seat of the Soul.

 

 

CD

 

Authentic Power CD - Gary Zukav with Michael Toms 2005

Amazon Description: In this thought-provoking dialogue, author Gary Zukav and New Dimensions Radio host Michael Toms probe the possibilities that open when Spirit becomes a real and ever-present force in our lives.

Zukav explains how we create the events in our lives through our thoughts and intentions, and he puts us in touch with our ability to transform ourselves and our planet by accepting our own inherent, authentic power. As you listen to this CD program, Zukav’s vision will open your mind to the fascinating complexities of human experience!

 

 

DVD

 

The Heart of the Soul - Emotional Awareness with Gary Zukav 2002

Linda Francis (Actor), Gary Zukav (Actor) | Rated: NR (Not Rated)  

Director: Bill Einreinhofer

Documentary. A PBS Taped workshop on authentic power and the other concepts from the book Heart of the Soul. Partners are led through exercises about love and fear. 90 minutes.



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