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by Michael Murphy

  • Author: Michael Murphy
  • ISBN: 0914178954
  • ISBN13: 978-0914178958
  • ePub: 1404 kb | FB2: 1523 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Golf Digest; 1st edition (June 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 202
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 371
  • Format: rtf lrf mobi txt
Golf in the Kingdom ePub download

Golf in the Kingdom is a 1971 novel by Michael Murphy.

Golf in the Kingdom is a 1971 novel by Michael Murphy. Golf in the Kingdom tells the story of Michael Murphy, a young traveler who accidentally stumbles on a mystical golfing expert while in Scotland. Murphy was inspired to write the book after his time at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Hell, from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Shivas Irons claimed that Bosch played an early form of golf called kolven. This painting, he said, depicts the agonies the painter saw on those early golf courses. For my parents, John and Marie Murphy. Part one: shivas irons. A Footnote Regarding His Name. Singing the praises of golf. Seamus macduff’s baffing spoon.

Michael Murphy penned Golf in the Kingdom, what many consider to be the definitive book on golf. Norman Mailer said every writer gets one book that is a gift from God, says Michael Murphy with a twinkle, and Golf in the Kingdom was mine

Michael Murphy penned Golf in the Kingdom, what many consider to be the definitive book on golf. It still inspires, as does its author. Norman Mailer said every writer gets one book that is a gift from God, says Michael Murphy with a twinkle, and Golf in the Kingdom was mine. But which deity bestowed the gift? Was it Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and redemption, whose name is evoked by Shivas Irons, the mysterious Scottish teaching pro at the core of the novel? Is it the Episcopalian god the young Murphy served in the 1940s as an altar boy in his hometown of Salinas, Calif.

Michael Murphy began his quest into the nature of human potential in the late 1950s while a psychology major at Stanford University.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. 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.

I’m honored once again to feature this conversation for the next two episodes talking with Michael about the book, the failed attempts to translate it into a movie, and his approach to golf.

Instantly hailed as a classic, Golf in the Kingdom is an altogether unique confluence of fiction, philosophy, myth, mysticism, enchantment, and golf instruction.

Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom is one of the bestselling golf books of all time and has been hailed as "a golf classic if any exists in our day" (John Updike) and "a masterpiece on the mysticism of golf" (San Francisco Chronicle)

Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom is one of the bestselling golf books of all time and has been hailed as "a golf classic if any exists in our day" (John Updike) and "a masterpiece on the mysticism of golf" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Golf in the Kingdom book. a story told so well you can taste and smell the setting, a good read with or without analysis of its deeper implications.

Golf in the Kingdom Michael Murphy (1971). A young traveler is paired with a mysterious teacher, Shivas Irons, while playing golf in Scotland and unlocks the deeper mysteries of the game. The book is gospel to those who believe golf has a deeper, spiritual purpose. Golf My Way Jack Nicklaus, with Ken Bowden (1974).

While on his way to India, Michael Murphy, founder of the Esalen Institute, stopped in Scotland to play a round of golf at the famous Burningbush course. There he met Shivas Irons, golf pro and mystic, and in a single day and night he had his life -- and his game -- transformed. In the two decades since it was first published, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic on the deeper mysteries of golf, a gospel for those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime.
Bludsong
I enjoyed this book a lot. I was trying to figure out if it was a good book for non golfers, and that is harder to evaluate. But if you like golf, I think you'll like this book a lot. If you like golf and eastern philosophy, I think you'll love it. There is so much to relate to about the game and so many eye and mind opening lines of thought. I can see why forty five years after its publication it is still popular.
Enditaling
A timeless book every serious golfer should read. Part one is the meat of the book. Part 2 is a bit outside the box but still good.
We should all have a bit of Shivas Irons in us.
Virn
OK, so I'm an avid golfer who had never heard of this book. It popped up somewhere and the reviews looked interesting so I bought it expecting some exciting reading about golf and basic philosophy. I really got neither golf nor philosophy.
I gave it three stars because it's just that - OK. The first half of the book is good reading with the discovery of the spirit of McDuff living in a cave on an anonymous golf course in Scotland by the author and a Scottish golfing legend named Shivas Irons. Murphy writes in the first person and at times it's easy to lapse into seeing the story as an actual experience, not a novel. Shivas takes Murphy through a hard learning experience during a round of golf the two play (with a third member)that starts off with Murphy being penalized for a shot that in reality, he shouldn't have been. By making Murphy play the round by the strictest of adherence to the rules of golf, he opens his mind to reality. The new revelation takes hold so fast that Murphy plays the back nine under par. Then they spend much time together in the small village and the interaction at dinner with a local family is entertaining, if not enlightening.
The second half of the book had me speed-reading through philosophical clap-trap that was laborious and confusing. Aligning philosophy and golf is a stretch that Murphy doesn't quite pull off and for me, was disjointed and in many cases left me wondering what he was trying to communicate. I must say though that I have since tried to develop a relationship with my golf ball as in the book. Unfortunately, the ball often severs the relationship by divorcing me with a trip into a water hazard or stand of trees. So, it wasn't great for me but it was OK. I won't be buying the book he wrote about Shivas because this was plenty and my golf scores haven't dropped.
Mautaxe
Very interesting, though often difficult read. I really gained some good thoughts about golf but the numerous metaphysical, religious, philosophical references I simply didn’t know, made it difficult, as I didn’t look each up as I read, as I think you must do to understand this completely. But quite interesting and reflective nonetheless.
HappyLove
Golf and metaphysics. Rereading after 20 years
FailCrew
This book is the essence of the game of golf. It is a must read for all golf afficianados. It proclaims the zen of the game, the honor of the rules, the character of all who play, and an intrspection to self and honor. It is the bible behind the game and Shivas Irons is the holy ghost of the links. Bagger Vance learned from reading Golf in the Kingdom.
Xig
I LOVE this book! It's inspired, fantastical, goes way beyond the norm in such an unusual, entertaining way. It's not really about golf, it's about living life in a powerful, remarkable way. This book inspired me so much I am now learning how to play golf AND it's improved my game so much my teacher doesn't believe I've never played golf before.
A great little book about golf and life!
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