16 Facts About Gary Zukav


Gary Zukav was born on October 17,1942 and is an American spiritual teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers.


Gary Zukav was born in Port Arthur, Texas, the elder of two children of Morris Luis "Morey" and Lorene Zukav.


Gary Zukav's father owned a jewelry store in Pittsburg, Kansas, and his mother was a housewife who raised him and his younger sister.


Gary Zukav's family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1952, while he was in fourth grade.


In 1959, Gary Zukav received a scholarship to Harvard and matriculated high school in 1960.


Gary Zukav volunteered for the US Army Special Forces, completed parachute training, and US Army Special Warfare School, then served as a detachment executive officer in Okinawa and Vietnam, participating in top secret operations in Vietnam and Laos.


Gary Zukav left Vietnam after the Tet Offensive of January 1968 and was discharged from the army in 1968 as a first lieutenant.


Gary Zukav returned to the US in 1970 and moved to San Francisco, California.


Gary Zukav began writing his first book, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, written with extensive help from Jack Sarfatti and other physicists he met through Sarfatti, as described in David Kaiser's book How the Hippies Saved Physics.


Gary Zukav later described this book as his "first gift to Life".


Gary Zukav's next book, The Seat of the Soul, published in 1989, was a No 1 New York Times Best Seller for 31 weeks and remained on the list for three years.


Gary Zukav introduces the concept of the alignment of personality with soul as the creation of "authentic power".


Gary Zukav asserts that a transformation of humanity is underway from a species that is limited to the perceptions of the five senses, evolves by surviving, and survives by pursuing "external power", which he defines as the ability to manipulate and control, into a species that is not limited to the perceptions of the five senses, evolves by growing spiritually, and grows spiritually by creating authentic power.


Gary Zukav further asserts that this transformation brings with it the new potential of authentic power and that the pursuit of external power is henceforth counter-productive to our evolution and produces only violence and destruction.


Gary Zukav asserts that each individual can create authentic power only for himself or herself.


Gary Zukav calls this relationship "spiritual partnership" and defines it as "partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth".