Mitch in New York City, 2020. Photo by Gabriel Dean Roberts.

You Are As Your Mind Is

The metaphysics of Joseph Murphy could change everything for you

Mitch Horowitz
5 min readMar 20, 2020

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Many of us grew up with the notion — almost wholly untested — that our moods are, more or the less, the result of our circumstances. That our moods are symptoms.

Metaphysical writer and minister Joseph Murphy (1898–1981) upended that point of view. Murphy perceived and documented a…

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China