- Paperback: 558 pages
- Publisher: Integral Publishers (July 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1467522775
- ISBN-13: 978-1467522779
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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.'" -- Michael Murphy, co-founder of Esalen Institute
“Your Unique Self is one of the most brilliant, provocative, and original books of the new century. Dr. Marc Gafni…provides an evolutionary road map for the great birth. The Unique Self vision is absolutely essential for the next step of evolution. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
--Andrew Harvey, Author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
“MARC GAFNI’S INTEGRAL UNIQUE SELF TEACHING IS SEMINAL - this groundbreaking book will change forever not only how you think about enlightenment, but how you understand the very nature of human life itself. The Unique Self work offers one of the most significant contemporary evolutions of enlightenment teaching.”
--Ken Wilber, Integral Philosopher
“Marc, a fellow drinker at the holy taverns has written a fine, fine book. Kabbalists say a Day of Fixing 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. Awaken to the individual beauty of your path.”
--Coleman Barks, Rumi translator
“Dr. Marc Gafni’s teaching on the Unique Self radically evolves the way we understanding and realize enlightenment. He is a great teacher of both heart and mind. His depth, practicality, and heartfelt charisma will change your life.”
--John Gray, Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“With exceptional brilliance and an awakened heart, Dr. Marc Gafni speaks for the evolution of consciousness. Unique Self enlightenment is essential for the next stage in our evolution. They have emerged from his direct experience. I highly recommend them.”
--Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
“Marc Gafni is a brilliant teacher and heart master. This book contains the essence of his teaching on what it means to live an enlightened life from a ground of one’s own personal uniqueness. A truly ground-shifting book… it can change your life. A book that deserves to become a classic.”
--Sally Kempton, Author of Meditation for the Love of It
“Marc Gafni has written a brilliant book. He articulates a bold philosophy that calls every individual to realize their Unique Self and give their Unique Gifts. Gafni and Ken Wilber are catalytic voices for the newly emergent World Spirituality movement. I highly recommend this book.”
--John Mackey, CEO Whole Foods, Chair Center for World Spirituality
“A great read. Dr. Marc Gafni not only understands the material, but has lived it. The book is both thorough and fun, and will provoke deep thoughts. I meant to scan it on vacation and ended up reading it cover to cover in one sitting. It’s a book that is worth many readings. It will both fascinate you in its insights and annoy you that you haven’t read this book until now.”
--Dave Logan Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Tribal Leadership, former Associate Dean of USC Marshall School of Business
“This is an amazing book from an amazing mind. Using the concept of the “Unique Self,” the author succeeds in…redefining, extending, and integrating the core meanings of healing, wholeness and the self will expand the consciousness of all readers. I compliment the author’s intellectual and spiritual achievement and recommend it to all travelers on the journey to enlightenment.”
--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
From the Author
We once believed that to be enlightened was a process of evolving beyond your experience of being a skin encapsulated ego, your separate self, in order to realize your essence as indivisible from the seamless coat of the universe. This is actually the first stage of a much greater journey. What unfolds next is the realization of your true uniqueness as the highest expression of enlightenment. Your Unique Self offers a paradigm-shifting investigation into the nature of spiritual awakening and the underlying purpose of human existence. This book speaks dangerous words -- dangerous to your sense that you are small -- to your feeling that you are invisible or alone. Your Unique Self dares you to listen dangerously -- to embrace your greatness and open to the infinite love intelligence that yearns to enter the world as you.
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That is part of the book, which reads as very in depth academic yet humanist and heartfelt living teaching that is long overdue.
The book several hundred pages which excellent content, all "unique" and useful rather, the end of the book has extensive notations which are useful for those wishing to find similar material or look up references.
Marc Gafni is friends with Ken Wilbur and this book also integrates ideas from the Integral movement, but builds on those ideas with his own.
A truly innovative and one of a kind book. Look up Marc Gafni on youtube, there are some excellent free videos that may help you decide if these teachings are your style.
After reading Your Unique Self, I can truly understand why Gafni is known as a trail-blazing visionary. He is that rare blend of depth, brilliance and heart. Your Unique Self (like his other brilliant books) reveals depths of Jewish mystical and Kabbala teachings which even a Frum Jew can appreciate.
I have found Your Unique Self life changing and deeply moving as Gafni himself. I recommend the book strongly for all seeking more depths, and more spirituality. Torah Stories, Hasidic Stories, have new meaning after Marc's "unpacking".
Reading the book has been a very extraordinary experience. What simply blew me away was the simplicity with which those depths of spiritual quests are revealed. Today, I find both my mind and heart much more open and welcoming. I have a total new appreciation for MY "Unique Self" - and oy am I Unique... Like the Purple Barney sings in his "you are special" song.
The discussions in the book go beyond the ego and removes much of the confusion in our minds about relation between the personal and absolute love of GOD.
Sink in the depth of Marc Gafni's teachings and take a glimpse in this spiritual world. You will feel like a free bird, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. This is certainly one of the most provocative and brilliant books I have learned.