Your Unique Self

by Marc Gafni

Book Cover: Your Unique Self
Reviews:Deepak Chopra - author of Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges wrote:

Marc is a deeply inspiring and talented transformational teacher.

Michael Murphy - founder of Esalen Institute. Author of Golf in the Kingdom wrote:

It is very rare that one comes across a teacher or a book that is ‘changing the game.’ My friend, Dr. Marc Gafni, is such a teacher. He is a rare combination of brilliance, depth, and heart. Marc’s teaching on the Unique Self in an evolutionary context is ‘changing the game.

Andrew Harvey - author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism wrote:

Your Unique Self is one of the most brilliant, provocative, and original books of the new century. Dr. Marc Gafni has fused together the deepest insights of the Eastern and Western mystery traditions to provide an evolutionary road map for the Great Birth that is arising in and through our contemporary world crisis. This is indispensable reading. The vision of the Unique Self is absolutely essential for the next step of evolution and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Ken Wilber - Author of A Brief History of Everything wrote:

Dr. Marc Gafni’s Integral Unique Self teaching is seminal. What you hold in your hands is a radically exciting and ground-breaking book that will change forever not only how you think about enlightenment, but how you understand from a postmetaphysical perspective, the very nature of human life itself. The Unique Self work is magnificent, and it belongs among the ‘great books.’ It offers what may arguably be one of the most significant contemporary evolutions of enlightenment teaching. Unique Self brings together East and West in a higher integral embrace of stunning implications. Unique Self is a pivotal step toward an authentic Enlightenment. First laid out by Marc in his academic articles on ‘The Evolutionary Emergent of Unique Self, A New Chapter in Integral theory,’ it appears here for broader public, for the first time in full-developed form, in this volume.

John Mackey - CEO of Whole Foods and Chair of Center for World Spirituality wrote:

Dr. Marc Gafni has written a brilliant book, Your Unique Self, which I believe is essential reading. Your Unique Self articulates a bold evolutionary, spiritual, philosophy that calls every individual to realize their Unique Self and give their Unique Gifts in an evolutionary context. Gafni, together with his colleague Ken Wilber, is a bold visionary and a catalytic voice for the newly emergent World Spirituality movement, which combines the best of premodern, modern, and postmodern insight. I highly recommend this book.

Michael Bernard Beckwith - author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential wrote:

With exceptional brilliance and an awakened heart, Dr. Marc Gafni speaks to all of us who are interested in the evolution of consciousness. His teachings on the Unique Self enlightenment are essential for the next stage in our evolution. They have emerged from his direct experience and I highly recommend them.

Coleman Barks - author of Rumi: The Big Red Book wrote:

Marc, a fellow drinker at the holy taverns has written a fine, fine book. Kabbalists say a Day of Tikkun (evolution, soul-repair) is coming. There are great stories here from the Hasidic masters and from Marc’s own life, honoring the unique soulmaking that has brought you to this moment. This beautiful book will deepen that astonishing mystery and awaken you to the individual beauty of your path.

About the Author

Dr. Marc Gafni is a philosopher, public intellectual and wisdom teacher. He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, rabbinic certification from the chief rabbinate in Israel, as well private rabbinic ordination. He is also ordained and holds a doctorate in religious science. He is the initiating thought leader, together with Ken Wilber, of World Spirituality based on Integral principles, as well as the leading theorist and teacher of Unique Self Enlightenment. He is the director of Center for World Spirituality, a think tank he co-founded in 2010 with Mariana Caplan which is creating a body of work to evolve the source code of human existence.

A rabbinic lineage holder in Bible, Talmud, and Kabbalah, Gafni self-describes as a “dual citizen” of both Integral World Spirituality and classical Hebrew practice. He is a guest editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice on issues of Integral spirituality, has been a faculty member of J.F.K. University, and is the author of eight books including the national bestseller Soul Prints, and The Mystery of Love, an exploration of the relationship between the erotic and the sacred. His most recent books are Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment which received a 2012 USA Best Book Award, and the two-volume Radical Kabbalah.

An iconoclastic artist and provocative visionary, Dr. Gafni has led spiritual movements and learning communities as well as created and hosted for several seasons a highly popular national Israeli television program on culture, meaning, and spirit. He is the father of four children (the youngest being two years old), is in committed relationship, and lives in Northern California.

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