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Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav’s gentle presence, humor, and insightful wisdom have inspired millions to realize their soul’s greatest potential. A master teacher and the eloquent author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Gary is dedicated to the current extraordinary transformation in human consciousness—an unprecedented threshold in the human experience. This transformation is no less than a Revolution of the Soul, one that touches the heart of all humanity and is based on spiritual growth, conscious choices, and a deep celebration and reverence for Life.

In 1979, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics plumbed the depths of quantum physics and relativity, winning the American Book Award for Science. In 1989, The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions. It became the #1 New York Times bestseller 31 times and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for three years.

In 2000, Gary wrote Soul Stories, another New York Times Bestseller, and then co-authored two more bestsellers with his spiritual partner Linda Francis. These co-creations The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness and The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice were published in 2002 and 2003. In 2007 he wrote Soul To Soul: Communications from the Heart.

Now, Gary Zukav reveals a revolutionary new path for spiritual growth in his book Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power. He outlines the steps to developing this profound new relationship dynamic which enables and empowers us to reach our full potential and create authentic power—and the fulfilling and joyful life that is calling to us all.

His insight, thoughtful presence, and contagious enthusiasm have endeared Gary Zukav to millions of viewers through his 34 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Six million copies of his books are in print and translations have been published in 32 languages.

Gary Zukav grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Harvard, and became a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service before writing his first book.

Entries by Gary Zukav

Intentions and Effects

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 9:06 AM

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do in your life? Have you ever considered that the creation of your experiences, like the creation of everything else, is governed by the law of cause and effect? In this case, the nonphysical law of cause and effect. The...

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We Can Do Better Than Attack Syria

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 8:13 PM

The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is no longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually -- to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul -- harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. A...

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On Happiness: The Surprising Secret To Living A Happier Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 10:32 AM

By Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, explains the one quality we all need to develop that will let us live more happily.

The characteristics of an authentically...

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Why Painful Things Happen to Good People

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 3:31 PM

A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for. For example, you may usually shout when you become angry. Shouting in anger pushes people away, they are intimidated by you, they are cautious about sharing with you, and you become isolated. The...

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Solstice Greeting

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 5:34 PM

Dear Spiritual Partners,

May you and your families and friends have a deep and meaningful Solstice!

May your relationships with them become spiritual partnerships.

Friday was the day that the long count Mayan calendar comes to an end, and some people...

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Twin Miracles

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 5:57 PM


There are two solstices each year. These are astronomical moments when the light is greatest and the dark is least (Summer Solstice) and when the light is least and darkness is greatest (Winter Solstice). Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At...

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Gary Zukav On Spiritual Spring Cleaning

(3) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 2:41 PM

Windows are open wide in the spring, carpets hang outside on the line, and the breeze is gentle and warm. It is the best time to rid yourself of unwanted accumulations, vacuum the dust, take down cobwebs and challenge your fears. Anytime new insight replaces an old assumption or a...

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Love and Gravity

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 5:22 PM

Buckminster Fuller said, "Love is metaphysical gravity." I agree. What else could it be? Without gravity you would float like an astronaut in a spacecraft. Up and down would mean nothing to you. Your slightest motion would send you tumbling head over feet or rolling uncontrollably. If you pushed hard...

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Super Soul Sunday: The Real Deal

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 10:02 AM

This week Oprah invites best-selling author Gary Zukav for an all-new "Under the Oaks" interview in the serenity of an oak grove at her California home to discuss authentic power and how to find more meaning and purpose in our lives. Gary believes that what you put out into the...

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Looking Back on Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 11:32 AM

Valentine's Day -- the day of roses, heart-shaped boxes, and cupids with arrows -- is passing, which is symbolic because the age of equating love with roses, heart-shaped boxes, and cupids is passing. In this age that is passing, we often mistook need for love. How could this be? Doesn't...

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Spiritual Partnerships

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Is a spiritual partnership the same as a marriage? It could be, but usually it is not. First things first: A marriage is between two people who promise each other to stay together no matter WHAT happens. This can be a very comforting thing, and it can also be a...

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Occupy Your Heart

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 12:23 PM

The Occupy movement continues to spread around the world despite beatings, arrests, evictions, and the loss of so much personal property, frequently by people who have little personal property. The energy in general, as far as I can see, is not defiant in a superior way or angry in a...

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Occupy Wall Street -- A Thousand Thanks

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 1:00 PM

A thousand thanks to the people in Liberty Plaza and places like it who are giving voice to much that is destructive and painful about our social structures and what lies beyond them. Your presence and courage and commitment are water to the great tree of awareness and freedom that...

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Solstice Joy

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 3:45 PM

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected...

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The Way You Sing It

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 11:59 AM

A friend took a trip to New Orleans after Katrina. He is a jazz musician and singer. He has been most of his life, and he feels that jazz is the greatest thing that has happened in America. Playing in a club with local musicians, he was invited to join...

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Compassion and Congress

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 3:26 PM

As anger at the taxpayer-funded salvage of America's largest banks and most inefficient industries exploded into rage over enormous reductions in care to the most vulnerable people in America -- the young, poor, ill, and frail -- the focus of rage and ridicule has become Congress. In a simpler time,...

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Gratitude for Oprah

(3) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 7:36 PM

Oprah first called me a few years after The Seat of the Soul was published. I lived in a small mountain town, I didn't have a TV, and the town cable didn't offer ABC anyway, so I didn't recognize her name when she called. We talked another time or two...

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The IMF, Sex, and Authentic Power

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 3:53 PM

The worlds of politics and gossip are fixated on the arrest and indictment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for multiple first-degree felony counts, including allegedly committing a criminal sex act, attempted rape and sexual abuse -- all against a maid in a $3,000.00 a night...

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Signal and Noise

(2) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 8:36 PM

The signal-to-noise ratio tells us how clearly we receive information. Little noise and mostly signal is good. Satellite, cell phone, and TV reception are clear. Static, cross-talk, and other signals are bad. The signal is blocked.

Anger, jealousy, superiority, entitlement, inferiority, need to please, obsessive thoughts (e.g., "She's so...

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Now and Forever the Deepest Cause

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 6:16 PM

Blaming right wing politicians and commentators for the Arizona massacre, even those that are righteously brutal, cruel, and inciting to violence, deflects attention from its real cause. Blaming anyone always deflects attention from the real cause. Like our dysfunctioning economy, schools, health care, and businesses, the killing and maiming in...

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