Joseph Pierce Farrell

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Joseph Pierce Farrell is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of human consciousness. He is the Director of the Global Health Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing the integration of healthcare, and is the recipient of the nation’s first endowed Chair in Consciousness Studies. He is an advisor to the United Nations NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns. 

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Manifesting Michelangelo


MANIFESTING MICHELANGELO - the story of a modern-day miracle....

The true story of an ordinary man who accidentally discovered the capacity to do miracles.

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Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. In my opinion, perfect happiness is looking deep within oneself, discovering your true purpose, drawing on the transformative force available to all of us, and then acting each day to make it manifest in the world. This is a truth that was discovered 2000 years ago in the desert, and it is a truth that is equally as valid today.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Courage, fairness and integrity, even when it’s not convenient.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Michelangelo, the artist who knew that the connection to the divine can be so powerful that it can transform nature. Also, Galileo, who made a discovery that was initially received as heresy and shortly became what everyone knew to be the truth. And probably most profoundly, the person who took this sacred practice into action, Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, “Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Q. What do you regret most?

A. What I regret most is that education is bereft of perhaps the most important lesson that can be taught: that we as humans have a profound sacred potential to manifest change. To paraphrase the Dali Lama, education without moral ideals is worthless. And Plato was of the same opinion when he said, “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”

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