Author makes 35th appearance on Oprah
Gary Zukav has seen it all, Harvard on a scholarship, Vietnam as a Green Beret, quantum physics as a bestselling author. But now he says we can all evolve together.
For several years, he lived in a cabin on the side of Mount Shasta, California, as a self-described “secular monk.”
In 1993 he met Linda Francis, who he describes as his "spiritual partner." They co-founded the Seat of the Soul Institute in 1998.
He also has an on-line course on spiritual partnerships, which he says “gives you the keys to access your own creativity and joy in life. This course provides you with the tools you need to transform your life’s challenging experiences into blissful opportunities. Through a step-by-step process, each lesson in the course engages you in building the skills you need to become the joyful creator of your own life. Learn how to reclaim your intuition so that you can create authentic power and begin to thrive.”
But what exactly is a “spiritual partnership?”
“When two people in an intimate-couple relationship look at their interactions as opportunities to learn about themselves instead of change each other, they are infusing their relationship with the energy of spiritual partnership,” he writes. “If they are married, they infuse their marriage with the energy of spiritual partnership, and eventually it will become a spiritual partnership.
“A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Spiritual partners use their delightful experiences together as well as their power struggles to learn about themselves and change themselves.
“This is a new way to live. A new way to create together. A new way to evolve together.”
In 1989, his The Seat of the Soul “led the way to seeing the alignmentof the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions,” according to his website. It rose to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list 31 times and remained on the bestseller list for three years.
In 2000 he wrote Soul Stories, another bestseller, and then co-authored two more bestsellers Francis, The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness and The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice.