JOSEPH MURPHY ADDRESSING A CROWD IN UDAIPUR, INDIA – 2009
Joseph Murphy was born in Ireland, and raised a Roman Catholic. He studied for the priesthood and joined the Jesuits. In his twenties, an experience with healing prayer led him to leave the Jesuits and move to the United States.
He became the minister of the Church of Divine Science in Los Angeles, which he built into one of the largest New Thought congregations in the country. His lectures were attended by 1300 to 1500 people every Sunday.
He refused requests for profiles and biographies, saying that his life was to be found in his books. He wrote over 30, including The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind, Secrets of the I-Ching, The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, The Cosmic Power Within You and Your Infinite Power to Be Rich.