Golf In The Kingdom

Paperback | October 1, 1997

byMichael Murphy

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Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf—a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is transformed. Paired with a mysterious teacher named Shivas Irons, he is led through a round of phenomenal golf, swept into a world where extraordinary powers are unleashed in a a backswing governed by true gravity. A night of adventure and revelation follow, and lead to a glimpse of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts a ravine off Burningbush's thirteenth fairway—one they call Lucifer's Rug.Murphy's account reveals the possibilities for transcendence that resides in the human soul, and through mystic-philosopher Shivas Irons, the reader, like Murphy, becomes drawn into new worlds by this ancient and haunting game.

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If you don't play golf, then chances are you aren't going to immediately understand the spirituality involved in the game. You will by the time you finish reading Golf in the Kingdom. Through the vibrant and eclectic characters that Michael Murphy brings to life in this novel you'll begin to unravel the meaning of life and how that rel...

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Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf—a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is transfo...

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When a young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club, his life is transformed. Paired with a mysterious teacher named Shivas Irons, he is led through a round of phenomenal golf, swept into a world where extraordinary powers are unleashed in a backswing governed by "true gravity". A night o...

Michael Murphy began his quest into the nature of human potential in the late 1950s while a psychology major at Stanford University. After a year of graduate school, he spent 18 months in India, at the ashram of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. Aurobindo started him thinking about the relationship between the evolution of consciousness an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140195491

ISBN - 13:9780140195491

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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If you don't play golf, then chances are you aren't going to immediately understand the spirituality involved in the game. You will by the time you finish reading Golf in the Kingdom. Through the vibrant and eclectic characters that Michael Murphy brings to life in this novel you'll begin to unravel the meaning of life and how that relates to golf. In your mind's eye you'll find yourself in Scotland, standing on a green and contemplating the way in which one's swing reflects one's soul. Get ready for some deep, surprising insight.