The Surprising Next Step in Evolution: This Time, Enlightenment Gets Personal
Join one of today’s most innovative and inspirational teachers as he explores the revolutionary idea reshaping the way people around the world are understanding their self, their world, and just about everything.
“It is very rare that one comes across a teacher or a book that is ‘changing the game.’ Marc Gafni’s teaching on the Unique Self is ‘changing the game.'”
— Michael Murphy, founder, Esalen Institute
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Scholar, spiritual teacher and provocateur Dr. Marc Gafni is shaking the landscape with this inspired call for the Democratization of Enlightenment as the critical next step in the Evolution of Consciousness necessary to the chart the next step in history. Gafni uplevels our understanding of the self, introducing for the first time in history a vision of enlightenment that can go mainstream and change something essential in the source code of consciousness.
With a mixture of deep insight, audacity, and infectious exuberance for all of existence, Marc Gafni’s new vision of enlightenment does the impossible: he liberates enlightenment from the esoteric discourse of spiritual elites and makes it a genuine option and compelling path in the very heart of mainstream culture. Moreover he evolves enlightenment in such a way that is both faithful to the deepest wells of the great traditions even as it is passionately modern and post modern and contemporary.
In Your Unique Self, you will learn about:
- The essential distinction between Separateness vs. Uniqueness which lets us how to move beyond the illusion of being merely a separate self while awakening into Unique Self
- The eight stations on the journey to awakening your Unique Self
- How this emergent spirituality powerfully integrates the classical enlightenment traditions from the East and Westand unlocks the deepest potency of each
- How to identify your Unique Gift to the world, which is the obligation that wells up from your evolutionary realization of Unique Self
- The five great awakenings and why it’s so important to make the critical distinctions between the different types of awakenings.
What They’re Saying
Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism:
“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 indispensible reading for all lovers of Integral Spirituality and universal mysticism. The vision of the Unique Self is absolutely essential for the next step of evolution, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Sally Kempton, Author of Meditation for the Love of It:
“Your Unique Self could only have been written by someone who passionately lives his own uniqueness. Marc Gafni is a brilliant teacher and heart master with a rare capacity for empathy and a gift for creating community. This book contains the essence of his teaching on what it means to live from an enlightened life from a ground of one’s own personal uniqueness. A truly ground-shifting book, it offers a perspective on personal transformation that integrates insights of traditional and post-modern wisdom. Reading it can change your understanding not only of your own path, but of what it means to live a life of inner contemplation and transformative service in the world. This is a book that deserves to become a classic.”
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and Chair of Center for World Spirituality:
“Dr. Marc Gafni has written an 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 evolutinary 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 pre-modern, modern, and post-modern insight. I highly recommend this book.”
Coleman Barks, author of Rumi: The Big Red Book:
“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 book will deepen that astonishing mystery and awaken you to the individual beauty of your path.”
Lori Galperin, accomplished leader and author in fields of marital and sexual dysfunction:
“The malady that afflicts us as a species is both prevalent and insidious. Mutating to avoid detection, it masquerades as friend. It comes bearing gifts, seducing with offers to ‘help us be all we can.’ Giving with one hand, it takes with the other. Inevitably, we are emptied out. Shame exists where once dwelled joy. Objectification replaces sacred seeing. Celebration becomes constriction, and embodiment, estrangement. The good news is: there has always been a cure to this anti-love, anti-life malignancy. It is the delivery system that has been inadequate. At last – a safe, precise and potent infusion – Unique Self! Not so much a book, as an antidote, Unique Self stands with spiritual teacher, scholar and master, Marc Gafni’s Soul Prints and Mystery of Love as a trilogy of love and healing for humanity. Read and be restored.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Spiritual Liberation ~ Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential:
“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.”
Ken Wilber, Author of A Brief History of Everything:
“DR. MARC GAFNI’S INTEGRAL UNIQUE SELF TEACHING IS SEMINAL. What you hold in your hands is a radically exciting and groundbreaking book that will change forever not only how you think about enlightenment, but how you understand, from a post-metaphysical 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.”
John Gray, Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus:
“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.”
Harville Hendrix, Ph. D., Author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples:
“This is a coherent, comprehensive and amazing book from an amazing mind on a challenging topic. Using the concept of the “Unique Self” as the essential reality behind all forms of the self, the author succeeds in integrating not only the historical East-West polarities regarding the nature of the self, the variables of spiritual practice and the meaning of enlightenment but also the antinomies between psychotherapy and the spiritual traditions. His redefinition, extension and integration of 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.”
The praise doesn’t end there. There are many more endorsements…
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About the Author
Dr. Marc Gafni is a public intellectual and spiritual artist. 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 non-profit organization committed to evolving 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 has also been called a master of the heart and a trail-blazing visionary in opening up new possibilities for love, eros and relationship. He is a guest editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice on issues of integral spirituality, has been a faculty member of JFK 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.
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 Israel’s leading network. The program focused on culture, meaning, and spirit.
He is the father of four children (the youngest being two years old), in committed relationship, and lives in Northern California.