His gentle presence, humor, and insightful wisdom have inspired millions to realize their soul’s greatest potential. A master teacher and eloquent author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Gary is dedicated to the current extraordinary transformation in human consciousness – an unprecedented threshold in the human experience. This transformation is no less than a Revolution of the Soul, one that touches the heart of all humanity and is based on spiritual growth, conscious choices, and a celebration and reverence for Life.
In 1979, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics plumbed the depths of quantum physics and relativity, winning the American Book Award for Science. In 1989, The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions. It became the #1 New York Times bestseller 31 times and remained on the New York Times bestseller list three years.
In 2000, Gary wrote Soul Stories, another New York Times Bestseller, and then co-authored two more Bestsellers with his spiritual partner Linda Francis. These co-creations The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness and The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice were published in 2002 and 2003. In 2007 he wrote Soul To Soul: Communications from the Heart. In 2010 his revolutionary book Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power revealed a new path for spiritual growth, outlining the steps to a profoundly new relationship dynamic that allows us to reach our full potential, create authentic power, and bring into being the fulfilling and joyful life that is calling to us.
His insight, thoughtful presence, and contagious enthusiasm have endeared Gary Zukav to millions of viewers through his 36 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Over six million copies of his books are in print and translations have been published in 32 languages.
Gary is a co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute with Linda Francis and Harvard graduate with a degree in International Relations. He has been a World Business Academy Fellow, Elder on the Council of Elders, Native American Earth Ambassadors, and on the Advisory Board of the Human Kindness Foundation. He is a former member of the Club of Budapest; chair of the Government and Politics Strategy Group, Campaign for the Earth; and member of the Advisory Boards of EarthSave, Intuition Network, Humanity Federation, LearnScience, and the Editorial Board of the Evolutionary Leaders, and a recipient of the World Business Academy Pathfinder Award for his Contribution to the Ongoing Evolution of Knowledge and Consciousness within the Global Business Community and the Einstein Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his Contributions to the Psychosocial Growth of Humanity.
Gary grew up in Kansas and was a U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service before writing his first book.