Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golfa 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 fairwayone 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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About Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy, who cofounded The Esalen Institute in 1962, is the author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the Body. He is the coauthor of In the Zone and The Life We Are Given. Murphy lives in San Rafael,… More about Michael Murphy
Published by Penguin Books Oct 01, 1997| 240 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780140195491